Company and Product News


Here we regularly publish news about new features in Leanr and relevant developments at the company level. We are grateful for feedback and criticism!

New Feature

September 29th, 2022

Introduction tour 

An introductory tour has now been implemented in Leanr, which guides the first-timer user through relevant features and helps him to get started quickly. The tour can be restarted at any time via the settings.

New Feature

September 20th, 2022

Multiple actions in the presentation editor 

Multiple actions are now also available in the presentation editor. So you can delete all selected slides, download them to PPTX and PDF, or block them. In the future we will add the possibility to copy slides to the slide library or to link them via the multi select feature (if they are in a sequence). This way, frequently performed actions on a slide level can be done much faster in the editor.

New Feature

September 7th, 2022

Versioning of customized presentations 

A very central feature has been completed - anything but trivial in development: we now also have a versioning concept for customized presentations: this allows review feedback to be incorporated and a new version to be created; the presentation template manager's specifications (usable file format, etc.) are of course retained.

Improvement

September 7th, 2022

Improved one-click update of slides 

Now, when updating slides in the slide library, you can not only explicitly select which presentation should be updated at the same time, but also which presentation with the updated slide should be published directly in the latest version for users.

Improvement

September 7th, 2022

Improvement of the drag & drop feature 

The "drag and drop" of slides and presentations into folders, which is possible in the libraries in Leanr, but also the moving of slides into chapters within the presentation editor has been visually improved so that one can directly assign the target folder or chapter. Sub-chapters and folders can also be created and dissolved quickly using drag and drop.

Improvement

September 7th, 2022

Embedded presentations: Filter options 

As with uploading slides, it is now possible to use not only simple filters but also labels and the folder structures when embedding presentations into other presentations. This way, presentations can be found for embedding in no time.

Improvement

September 7th, 2022

Improved workflow for reviews 

A small but nice improvement: when stopping a review, the option to incorporate the review feedback into a new presentation draft is now opened directly - the split screen mode is activated directly and the review is juxtaposed with a new draft. To incorporate the feedback, use the Open in PowerPoint functionality in Leanr.

Improvement

September 7th, 2022

Extended filter options for slide uploads 

Within the presentation editor we have now made it possible that when uploading slides from the slide library, not only simple filters can be used, but also labels and the folder structures. This way, slides can be found more quickly here as well.

Improvement

August 17th, 2022

New tab "History & Statistics" 

In the presentation editor there is a new tab in the sidebar "History & Statistics". There we have gathered all the information (change history, version release history, presentation usage statistics) that was previously distributed in the editor - this makes the editor even clearer.

Improvement

August 17th, 2022

Thumbnail size slider improved 

Thumbnails can now be resized better than before in the libraries (slide and presentation library): above a certain size, certain icons and texts disappear when resizing, so that the images can be set to almost any size.

Improvement

August 17th, 2022

Simplified presentation concept 

Up to now there were templates, standard presentations and instances. From now on, there are only presentations (=former templates) and individualized presentations created from them (=former instances). In addition, when creating individualized presentations you can now select whether they should be saved only in the library, downloaded only, or both saved and downloaded.

Improvement

August 17th, 2022

Editor for individualized presentations 

As of today, the editor for individualized presentations has been improved: not only has it been made more intuitive, it is now also possible to explicitly select which slides or chapters should be included and which should not. Previously, it was possible to remove slides and chapters, but then not add them again, so you had to start from scratch.

Company News

August 7th, 2022

Leanr continues growth path with additional employees

Leanr is expanding its Business Development division under the leadership of Alexander Trimborn. Trimborn brings 20 years of expertise and responsibility in the areas of sales, IT consulting and digitization - with a focus on the banking and insurance sectors, among others. Most recently, he was responsible for the portal solutions division at IKOR GmbH. In addition, since August 1, 2022, Mr. Carlo Werner is providing support in the areas of sales and business development, thus ensuring the manpower needed to continue the recent growth path of Leanr.

In addition, Leanr's internal development department, headed by Alexander Aalykke, has been joined by Elena Petukhova. This means that the development requests, which are largely the result of customer feedback and which were incorporated into the development roadmap by the Leanr management after validation, can be implemented and rolled out even more quickly. Following the consistently very positive feedback on the core functions of Leanr, selected additional functions are now being added, which will further increase the efficiency gains through Leanr.

New Feature

29th of July, 2022

Presentation linking 

A feature requested by several of our customers has now been completed. From now on, Leanr offers the possibility to embed existing presentations into other presentations, making it even easier to create and easily update your own presentation building blocks. 

Improvement

29th of July, 2022

Slide update improvement 

In the slide library we have now made it possible to select specifically those presentations that should be updated when updating slides in the slide library.

Improvement

July 17th, 2022

Improved user guidance in the editor 

After creating a new presentation, a new modal now appears in the editor where you can directly assign access rights and create chapters. The general settings for users can now be made directly when publishing a presentation version.

Improvement

July 17th, 2022

Global search: granular filtering options 

As of today, it is possible to select specific result types (presentations, slides, comments, versions, etc.) in the global search. A click on the result leads directly to the place found.

New Feature

July 17th, 2022

Introduction of split screens 

We are pleased to announce our latest feature: the introduction of a split screen in the presentation editor. This allows managers to incorporate comments from reviews into a new presentation draft in a more streamlined way. In addition, different presentation versions can be compared. 

Improvement

July 17th, 2022

Slide update improvement

In the slide library, we have now made it possible to upload an entire presentation when updating a slide (uploading a new version) and then select a single slide from it. This allows that you do not have to select only one slide when uploading. 

New Feature

June 7, 2022

Management of email notifications 

Via the settings, each user can now make settings regarding the email notifications. In this way, it is possible to flexibly control for which events one would like to be notified in Leanr. Especially when creating presentations together, but also when reviewing them, notifications are essential for seamless collaboration.

Improvement

June 7, 2022

Improvement of filtering options in the editor

In the Presentation Editor, we have improved the filtering options for editors during joint presentation creation. Editors can now be clearly displayed in a column and filtered by the placeholders and slides assigned to them. This makes it even easier to create presentations together in real time.

New Feature

June 7, 2022

Introduction of private and public folders

This weekend we released a central new feature: private and public folder structures. This allows presentations and slides to be stored in a centrally maintained folder structure but also in user-specific folders. At the same time the standard views (tables and tile view) are still possible - maximum flexibility!

New Feature

June 7, 2022

Download slides from the presentation editor

Slides can now be downloaded directly from the presentation editor to the slide library. Access rights and labels can be assigned directly. This improves the seamless interaction between the slide library and the presentation library - integrating slides from the slide library into the presentation editor was already possible before; now this works in both directions.

New Feature

20th of May, 2022

Multiple actions in the libraries

Multiple actions can now be performed in the presentation and slide libraries. In this way, for example, labels or access rights can be assigned to several selected slides at once or they can be archived.

New Feature

20th of May, 2022

Introduction of usage statistics

Usage statistics can now be accessed in the presentation settings. The time period and file format can be selected and it can be displayed how often a presentation was accessed over time. We will further enrich the statistics in Leanr in the future.

New Feature

20th of May, 2022

Integration of additional languages

Leanr is now also available in Spanish and French. We hope to offer added value not only to our existing customers, who also work together on an international level, but also to gain customers directly in France and Spain. We are also considering Portuguese as a possible additional language.

New Feature

20th of May, 2022

Automatically generated tables of contents

For presentations, a table of contents can now be created as a separate slide at the push of a button, which is generated from the chapters created in Leanr. It is possible to determine in which chapter the slide should be integrated. The direct link to PowerPoint then allows a quick layout adjustment, if desired.

Company News

18th of May, 2022

Inclusion of Leanr in the INVEST program of the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control

We are pleased to announce that we have been accepted into the INVEST program of the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control as an innovative company. This will significantly facilitate a possible next round of financing, if we deem it appropriate, even in the currently very difficult fundraising environment. Thank you bafa!

New Feature

10th of May, 2022

Introduction of email notifications

As of today, we are introducing email notifications for relevant events in Leanr. This way you will be informed automatically when something relevant has happened in Leanr (e.g. first time access to a new presentation, invitation to a review etc.). The notifications will be configurable individually in the settings in the future.

New Feature

10th of May, 2022

Introduction of slide annotations

In Leanr, slides can now be commented not only in review processes, but also during joint presentation creation. This facilitates collaboration in the team and enables the direct storage of slide-specific comments, detached from the general chat per presentation. The comment view can be hidden at any time.

Improvement

10th of May, 2022

Improvement of the storage/versioning concept

Until now, a new draft was created automatically as soon as you saved a presentation version. From now on, a new draft must be created actively. This brings decisive advantages when creating presentations together. The versioning concept integrated in Leanr within a presentation is of course retained.

Improvement

10th of May, 2022

More meaningful review status overview

The status overview within a review process now contains information on how many optional and mandatory comments have been left on the presentation by whom, and how many comments the manager of the review process has already marked as "done". The overview of who is already finished and who is not, including the final comment, is of course retained.

Improvement

10th of May, 2022

Simplification of editor and review process

Even though the implementation didn't take weeks, we did rack our brains a bit over the conception - and we hope our customers will thank us for it. The editor is now much less complex and feedback from reviews can be incorporated on a screen in parallel with the ongoing review process.

New Feature

10th of May, 2022

Slide upload in the presentation editor

In the editor of a presentation, the slides that are to be integrated can now be selected directly when uploading an existing presentation from the computer. This simplifies the workflow in cases where you only want to integrate individual slides from another presentation. Soon we will also provide multiple options that will further improve the workflow.

New Feature

19th of April, 2022

Introduction of chats in presentations

We are pleased to announce today that Leanr now offers an optional chat per presentation. This makes it possible to work together much more efficiently, for example, when creating a joint presentation. The chat will be gradually developed further based on the requirements of our customers.

New Feature

20th of April 2022

MS Teams integration

Leanr can now be accessed directly from MS Teams. In this way, seamless collaboration on presentations can also be ensured from MS Teams. Since Leanr already has MS PowerPoint linking, it can now be seamlessly collaborated with relevant parts of the MS Product Suite.

Improvement

5h of April 2022

Improvement of the upload in the slide library

In the slide library, all slides can now be renamed uniformly when uploading slides and labels can be assigned directly for all of them. Name and label can then be customized individually for each slide and access rights can be assigned directly for all uploaded slides.

Improvement

12th of April 2022

Expansion of filtering options

More advanced filtering options are now available in the presentation and slide libraries. The filters can also be combined with labels for even more granular filtering. We are also working on further practical features to address the topic of knowledge management and organization via Leanr even better - stay tuned ;)

New Feature

21st of March 2022

Drag and drop slides and chapters

In the presentation editor, slides and chapters can now be moved as desired without requiring access to MS PowerPoint. This allows changes to presentations regarding the order of slides and chapters to be made directly in Leanr.

New Feature

26th of March 2022

Archiving of presentations and slides

As of today, slides and presentations can be moved to the archive so that they can no longer be found in the libraries. One consequence of this is that new instances can no longer be generated from them. The archive can be accessed via the overview pages of the presentation and slide libraries.