Available for download on November 11th, version 2.0 update of the Accent app introduces new communication features, an updated user experience, and integrates a variety of productivity tools including Gmail and Office365.
We are thrilled to unveil the latest advancement in Accent’s communication tools – Accent 2.0 for both Windows and MacOS users! This significant update is more than just a fresh coat of paint; it’s a comprehensive overhaul designed to elevate your daily communication to new heights of efficiency and simplicity. This post will dive into the exciting enhancements that version 2.0 brings to users.
Refreshed User Interface
Accent 2.0 introduces a completely updated user interface, crafted not only for its modern look but also for its intuitive navigation. The sleek design aligns with the latest user experience trends, providing a more enjoyable and straightforward way to manage your communications. With this enhanced interface, every click and command feels more responsive, allowing you to work faster and smarter without any unnecessary complexity slowing you down.
The Home Screen: Your Hub to Start the Day
QUICKLY FIND THE INFO YOU NEED TO GET WORKING
The new Home page is a game-changer. It consolidates your communication information, meetings for the day, and available quick features into a single view, acting as a personal dashboard for your communications. No more switching between tabs and windows; now you have immediate access to your upcoming meetings, unread messages, video meeting inites, and more, streamlining your day and keeping you focused.
The new Home page includes:
- Integrated calendar for quick access to today’s events
- One-click “Start My Meeting” button
- Quick meeting schedule feature
- Video calling/video meeing invite button
- Unread messages notification
- View of all public meeting rooms
Real-time Video Meeting Invites & Video Calls
QUICKLY LAUNCH A VIDEO CALL OR START A VIDEO MEETING
Embrace the power of face-to-face conversation with the new video calling and video invites feature. Whether it’s a quick catch-up with a colleague or an impromptu team meeting, the Accent desktop app makes it happen with ease. Send out real-time video meeting invites and start ad-hoc meetings and video calls with just a click. This immediacy transforms the way you connect and collaborate, allowing for more dynamic and engaging communication.
Launching a video meeting invite is easy and can be done right from the Home page, the Meetings, or a direct chat with someone. Simply click the video icon button or the “Invite Contacts” anywhere you see them within the app to invite a colleague to a video call.
START A CHANNEL VIDEO CALL
Take channel conversation to the next level with the new quick and easy way to launch a channel video call. Simply click the video icon in the top right corner of the channel and the app will launch the meeting invite pop-up allowing you to invite the channel members to a video meeting. You can even add a note to your invite letting the invitees know what you want to discuss.
ANSWER A VIDEO CALL INVITE
Answering a video meeting invite is quick and easy. When you’re invited to video meeting, the invitiation will pop-p over the screen and a ringtone will play. You may accept or decline the invitiation from the pop-up, you can even add a reply message back to the sender if you prefer.
Gmail & Outlook 365 Integrated
YOUR GOOGLE AND MICROSOFT SERVICES DIRECTLY WITHIN THE APP
Your email, calendar, and cloud storage experience just got a significant upgrade. With direct integration of Google and Microsoft cloud service into the Accent Desktop App, managing your email, calendar, and cloud storage is now incredibly convenient. This integration allows you to read, reply, and organize your emails, schedule new meetings/appointments, and manage your cloud files without ever leaving the Accent app. It’s a unified communication experience that ensures your productivity appare as integrated into your workday as your calls and meetings.
The supported integrated services include:
- Google Calendar
- Google Drive
- Outlook 365
- Microsoft OneDrive
- Microsoft Teams
Integrated Web Apps
ACCESS ALL YOUR WEB APPS, SITES, AND TOOLS IN ONE PLACE
Accent 2.0 seamlessly integrates your essential web apps and websites directly into the app environment. Add virtually any website or web app to the Accent app for improved workflows, quicker access to critical data, fewer distractions, and less time spent switching between different apps and browser tabs. With everything in one place, your work becomes more efficient and productivity skyrockets as a result.
Simply add your favorite web apps and sites to the Accent app and you’ll have one-click access to them. CRM’s, cloud storage, notes, productivity apps, news sites, social media, all together in one place and available anytime via Accent.
Add your favorite work apps such as Salesforce, ChatGPT, Dropbox, Slack and many more. Any website or web app can be added to the Accent app.
Additional Features & Improvements
- Updated Settings page adding a variety of customizable interface options.
- Light/Dark mode support.
- Added Notifications Tray to display and store app-based notifications.
- Reload/refresh icon added to enable refresh of any web app or web content within the app.
- Forward and Back navigation buttons added to assist with the navigation of web apps and web content.
- My Files page renamed to Downloads.
- Communication page renamed to Connect.
- Improved visual functions and responsive design elements.
- Performance enhancements and bug fixes.
The Accent app for Windows and MacOS can be downloaded here.
For more information about Accent’s business communication services and solutions please contact our sales team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (800) 589-7379. You can also follow us on social media on LinkedIn, on Twitter @AccentVoice, and visit our YouTube channel.