In the last buil, 1.1.7 from a couple days ago, we’ve released a feature that we couldn’t wait to share with you as we’ve been asked for it since day one: the possibility to add comments to files (or folders).
And not this allows you to write and edit a single comment per file: you can actually write and edit multiple comments on each file – each comment will shows when it was written or modified. If you’re working in a multi-user environment, you can see who wrote what and when, making it look pretty much look like a chat. A bit like slack or Google Wave.
It works fine on local disks, shared drives and Dropbox(-alike) folders. How does it work? you right click on a file and click on “Comments”. You can later also click on the preview of the comment to edit it or to see the whole story (we’ll improve this).
Brave souls are warned: this time it’s a real beta, or actually more a “working prototype”. Several things are missing:
- We need to make some cosmetic work: the preview of the comment and the “Edit” and “Delete” in comment window are clickable (they should highlight at mouse-over but we haven’t got there yet).
- You can only preview the comments in the File view > Normal mode, we’ll also fix this.
- Confidential lacks a refresh or notification systems, for when comments are added/edited, we’ll figure something out there.
- We’ll soon release a version with a preview pane (that will be docked to the right side of the main window), then comments will appear there. For now, they’re in a pesky pop-up window.
- At the moment you can write only plain text – we’re considering making it rich text or something similar (but no promises here).