In July 2019 we released a new version of the Templafy Desktop UI. With the Templafy Desktop Client version 184.108.40.2060 you can see this new UI introduced.
The new Templafy Desktop UI
The only interface to the old version of the Templafy Desktop UI was a tray icon with three functionalities: Check for updates, About and Hide. To achieve a better user experience and to have the possibility to add new features to the product, Templafy Desktop now includes an improved user interface with many more functionalities. Take a further look at the new UI down below.
Running Templafy Desktop
You need to launch the new Templafy Desktop UI window by searching for Templafy Desktop in the Start menu.
Please note, that Templafy Desktop still runs automatically when you start Windows and closing the Templafy Desktop UI by clicking the 'X' icon will only close the UI window. Templafy Desktop will still always run in background.
The new UI window is organised into four different tabs: Overview, Modules, Troubleshooting and About. Each tab is covered below and holds different features
In the General section you will see when the last update was performed and whether it was successful or not. If the update ran successfully the status is displayed with a green checkmark, like the image above.
The button Check for updates will give the user the opportunity to manually check for updates.
Lastly, an option toggling for notifications has been added, which will, when enabled, show notifications for all updates that are manually triggered. The Show notifications is disabled by default.
The Login details section shows the email address of the current user, the URL and the authentication method configured (optional).
Now there is also an option to log the user out, which will clear any authentication information currently stored. It is not possible to log out while an update is in progress. The log out feature will also allow the user to log in manually afterwards. This button will not perform a hidden log in, so a log in screen will always be shown.
All the installed modules are listed in this area. The name of the package, the version and an option to open the log files folder are available here.
In this version of the settings UI, only the Templafy Add-ins and SlideProof packages are supported.
This area provides options to show the Templafy Desktop log files folder, a link to the Templafy Knowledge Base page and a button to quit Templafy Desktop. Quitting Templafy Desktop will immediately exit the process which is an action you would use to perform from the Task Manager in Windows.
This tab displays the installed version of Templafy Desktop Host and Client, a link to the Templafy.com website, and information about copyright.