Introducing the new look HowNow 5.2

HowNow 5.2 

To introduce cloud storage functionality HowNow has had a major overhaul. This means that we have been able to introduce some great new features.

Watch this video to familiarise yourself with the most noticeable changes in HowNow, or read on.

What's changed in the new look?  

Grids and forms have been redesigned or refreshed to provide a more modern, cleaner and simpler experience without losing the HowNow familiarity.

This initial release has updates to Record Locations, navigation tools and row definition, with more updates planned over the next few months. Here's a sneak peek.

Search Items found are still numbered on the bottom of the grid, however the system only loads a page of documents at a time. This improves search ability and cleans up the process.

When Adding a new File a pop-up confirmation notification will appear in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.

Information and details are more meaningful. Here you can see the Records Preview is not enabled on the system, and therefore you cannot enable it for the Employee.

Grouping details into categories has cleaned up the forms making for a better user experience.

Tabs in forms have been discarded or merged to make navigation easier. For example the profile picture is now included as part of the Profile tab.

Accessing and entering information is more streamlined. The 'Birthday' field has been modernised. Leave the year at 1900 if you do not wish to enter your year of birth.

Export to Excel is now available on all tabs. This button saves the data from the current search into an editable excel file. 

Scroll bars look much smarter and are only visible when the grid is activated.

Knowledge & Records Import and Export have been simplified to remove redundant features.

Ribbons on each tab may appear untouched. That's because the updates on each ribbon have mainly been completed behind the scenes. You may notice slight changes to the functionality. These changes have been made to keep search functionality robust and improve performance.

The Contact Select drop down wont be active until an Area is selected. 

Record Locations has had a complete overhaul. You will notice they work a little differently. This [video] shows a brief explanation of the changes in functionality.

Knowledge Document Filters will likely receive the same update in due course.


Administrator tools are becoming more feature rich making your job easier. As an administrator you'll appreciate the changes to the Employee Select area.

Watch this video for a quick run-down of the new features.

Contact Details scrolls down now making it more user friendly with cleaner lines. The scroll bar will be activated when the form is activated.


Feature Removal 

You might notice the removal of some redundant functionality. In future versions, particularly the cloud version, the Home tab will be removed and other areas such as Tasks, Jobs, Alerts will be restructured.

The Organisation tab is much cleaner now the In/Out Board has been removed.

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