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  • Welcome to a new series on the Quip Blog called Dispatches From a Power User. In each edition, we'll show you how Quip employees get their jobs done using Quip. For this post, we're welcoming Ryan Anderson, a product marketing manager here at Quip.  If I had to describe my role in one word, it would be “collaborative.” Every day I work with other members of the marketing team, design, sales, prod...

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  • Back in March, we announced our third annual Quip Diversity Scholarship. Today, we are very excited and proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Quip Diversity Scholarship! After opening up the scholarship to applicants, we received hundreds of applications from absolutely amazing individuals. We were touched after reading about the challenging obstacles students overcame, and inspired by th...

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  • Welcome to our quarterly feature roundup post! To see what we've done in the past, check out the first, second, and third posts in our BTW, this launched series. This post is packed with fun stuff that the Quip team has been building for you. So let's jump right in. Improved document history We updated the Document History function to give you a more organized, granular look at what’s going on i...

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  • Since starting Quip, my priority has been to bring a great collaboration experience to every person at every company in the world. When talking to our customers, I've heard repeatedly that Quip helps their teams become more engaged, leave silos behind, and move their business faster. But over the past few years, as I've traveled and talked to IT executives and CIOs around the world, I've also le...

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  • In our spring feature roundup post, we noted that we'd removed all references to gender throughout our product. To quote that post: “We briefly considered a simple switch from gendered to gender-neutral pronouns, which would have worked fine for people who are using Quip in languages that have gender-neutral pronouns, but we wanted to be inclusive for all users. After analyzing the problem from...

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  • This is Part 2 of a two-part post. Read Part 1 first. Let’s dive back in. Last week, we talked about why we built the Live Apps platform, how we made it easy for developers to get started, and the inner workings of the configuration data and app code (plus some iframe tidbits along the way). First, a quick refresher on the three challenges we set out to cover in these two posts: “Make it easy f...

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  • This two-part post covers how we enabled third-party developers to embed apps inside of Quip documents via the Quip Live Apps platform. In 2016, we hatched a vision at Quip: make it possible to embed anything into a Quip document, and allow developers around the world to extend our document canvas. We knew it would be incredibly challenging. On the technical side, we anticipated issues around ma...

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  • In the first post of this two-part series, we discussed the pressure CIOs are under to get their businesses moving faster. Business leaders are starting to see how the old way of doing things leads to slowdowns at the exact time they need to be speeding up. Today we'll talk about why that's easier said than done—because employees are already wading through a pool of cobbled-together tools and so...

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  • Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Taylor Dolbin, product marketing manager at Lucidchart. At Dreamforce '17, Quip launched Live Apps: interactive, live-updating apps you can add directly to your Quip documents. Live Apps take Quip documents above and beyond your typical cloud doc by letting you add dynamic calendars, kanban boards, polls, and more right into your work. But here’s where i...

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  • At last year’s Dreamforce, we announced Live Apps for Quip, as well as the beta launch of our Quip Collaboration Platform. To illustrate the power of Live Apps, we developed and released a set of native apps that included calendars, polls, and Kanban boards. Since then we’ve been working with partners to build innovative new Live Apps for Quip, and today we’re making those apps available to Quip...

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  • For CIOs, the challenge is this: Build the car while driving it at full speed. Disruption isn't exactly a new concept, but the current rate of change is accelerating exponentially. CIOs think about staying ahead of market shifts, and building a business that's faster, more agile, and more decision-driven than the competition. It's clear that best way to not just keep up, but thrive, is to invest...

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  • Editor's note: This is a guest post from Erik Osterman—Founder at Cloud Posse, and creator of this awesome WordPress plugin for Quip. A few weeks ago, a long-overdue plugin popped up in the WordPress Plugin Directory. It enables authors to embed Quip documents into any WordPress page, or post using a WordPress shortcode. Now you can use Quip as a CMS for WordPress. The plugin was built with a sp...

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  • Welcome to the third installment of BTW, this launched. Posts that keep you, our wonderful customers, up to date on the latest Quip features that didn't get a lot of fanfare when they launched. If you’ve got some free time, you can also check out the first and second posts in this series. Otherwise, read on for the latest features. More Slack! Your Quip site can now be integrated with more than ...

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  • Here at Quip we approach the critical issue of diversity in tech from multiple directions. We prioritize it in our hiring, weave it into our culture, and stay engaged with the community. In 2016, we decided we wanted to do more. So we launched the Quip Diversity Scholarship, designed to assist students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds who aspire to careers in STEM. Today we’re excit...

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  • Over here at Quip, we're really passionate about the thing we're building—and a big part of that is because we see how happy it makes our customers. We hear from people every day about things they love (as well as things they don't love so much). We get feature requests, bug reports, brilliant ideas, and stories that are thought provoking, hilarious, and meaningful. And it all makes us better. W...

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  • Perhaps you’ve heard us say before that Quip is “documents, spreadsheets, chat, and tasks in the same place,” that lets you “get more done without email.” Sounds good, right? We certainly think so. But there’s an unavoidable reality that comes along with combining several products into one: a healthy stream of notifications. Just like with email, people have devised a handful of strategies and w...

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  • Quip's web site is client-side rendered using React. We normally load data over HTTP using our syncer architecture, but to avoid the extra roundtrip for the first screen that's displayed, we embed it into the initial HTML response. Once the server has loaded the data that the client will need¹, it outputs it using a simple  tag of the form: app.desktop.main([JSON data]); This is a very commo...

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  • Fine, we’ll admit it: Sometimes collaboration can get a little messy. When you have 15 people jamming in a document, it’s hard to tell who’s seen the latest version, or whether Jane’s message was directed towards you or Bob. Quip docs give you clarity and transparency with things like read receipts and @mentions. And now we're adding another way for to you see what's going on at a glance: a quic...

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  • We all know there are dozens of feature-packed project management solutions out there. But for all their power and complexity, these tools often neglect the things that really make a project run: collaboration, conversation, and discoverability. You can patch those holes with meetings and emails, but you’ll soon realize your tidy project has become scattered across inboxes, chat windows, and mee...

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  • Where do you stand on new year's resolutions? Perhaps you find them to be a useful way to set time-bound goals with a spirit of inspiring rejuvenation. Or maybe you think it's all hooey because time is a social construct and people are just fooling themselves. Wherever you fall on this spectrum, there's one thing that's hard to deny: Growth is a good thing. So here are five career-oriented resol...

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  • Quip isn't just another cloud-based document tool — it's an entirely new way of working that inspires cultural change within organizations. With Quip, your team can communicate better, be more collaborative and transparent, and do real work from their mobile devices. Once this all starts happening, you'll see major changes in your team's productivity, engagement, morale, and more. Ready to find ...

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  • As much as we sometimes wish it were the case, great products don’t just appear out of thin air. First, there’s an idea. Then requirements and specs get compiled, resources allocated and divided, and designers and coders get to work. Finally, it’s launch day — hooray! But then the feedback starts rolling in that needs to be analyzed, and it’s suddenly time to iterate. And iterate again… then ite...

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  • Often times for marketing teams, the biggest challenge is simply staying on the same page. With all the tools teams are using to come up with their next big ideas together — then execute on those ideas, and track the results — it's inevitable that the ball gets dropped from time to time. Or is it? With new Live Apps in Quip, that doesn't have to be your team's story, because now you can truly ru...

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  • Sales teams have unique challenges that require innovative solutions. Sure, your primary tool is a great CRM — but what about all the other work teams need to do around planning, research, and communication? The days are gone where sales teams need to rely on plain documents that bring nothing but words to the table. Quip documents now have Live Apps — a powerful set of tools that truly lets sa...

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  • Quip has long enjoyed successful collaborations with some of technology's most innovative companies. Through these collaborations, we make Quip even better for our customers by integrating our product with our partners' products and services. Today at Dreamforce, we’re announcing the launch of the Quip Collaboration Platform — new technology that makes integration easier and more valuable to our...

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  • Getting work done can be a complicated endeavor. For most of us, a typical workday includes a handful of disconnected applications where we do fragments of our work. Then we devise little schemes to fuse our workstreams together — which usually includes a lot of email and meetings. With Quip's new superpowers, your team can escape from the email-based workflows that are holding them back. Introd...

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  • We have a great Quip keynote planned for you, packed with giveaways, celebs, and most importantly, an easy way to help people in need. Seats are already filling up and we only have so many — so click here to register for the Quip Keynote on the Dreamforce website. Here are three reasons you can't miss it: 1. Help us donate $50k to victims of the North Bay fires, and Quip's co-founder will match ...