Digital magazine publishing is new enough to benefit dramatically from the introduction of new technology and methods. Now that publishers, like you, are challenged by competition to improve the quality and speed of delivering content, magplus is proud to announce the launch of mag+Now as a vital tool to help address your present and future challenges. mag+Now offers intuitively-designed features that make use of the latest technology. For example, using mag+Now makes it possible to publishing content in portrait and landscape orientations with a single-click without needing to recreate the same content.
Check out how easy it is to publish fully responsive content through mag+Now:
Magplus Now: Visibility Feature
mag+Now is designed to create a simple, intuitive, and seamless experience across all your branded mobile apps and microsites. This enables you to tailor content for your end-users in relatively advanced ways. It also ensures your end-users can explore relevant content hassle-free, quickly, and easily. This new digital publishing platform features many advanced tools, some of which were built based on your feedback!
Brand Assets at your convenience
#1 Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Media Assets
If you manage a large editorial team, then you know as a manager how powerful it’s to have a central and freely accessible asset system for your team members.
mag+Now integrates a Digital Asset Management (DAM) system that offers you a secure digital library. Using this DAM system, you can upload brand-level digital assets for different team members to freely access without permission. The DAM is now linked to the authoring platform, providing a way to transfer items at the right time during content creation.
If your content creators want to access content and media, they can easily access it in the DAM, and then drag and drop it using the HTML5 editor to devise interactive content. The same applies to other stakeholders.
Your Brand Your Choice
#2 Font Manager
Now that you’ve access to assets on our DAM system, you can start preparing content for your end-users. This process often starts with writing content, using brand-specific fonts.
With the inclusion of new features to the Font Manager, you can display content in your original, custom fonts using OTF/TTF/WOFF formats. These formats are basically extensions that help you use your own fonts when preparing content to be published online or on an app.
#3 Google Fonts
To ensure a multitude of options, we’ve also integrated Google Fonts. This allows you to access all fonts that Google currently provides.
Built-in creative tools
#4 Image Sequence
People today want digestible and engaging data. Now you may create more engaging digital magazines, e-books, and catalogs with interactive elements such as 360° image sequence for mobiles, tablets, or windows.
Magplus Now: 360 Image Sequence Feature
#5 Image Enhancement, #6 Crop Image
When designing or working on content, your designers will have the ability to add media, videos, and slideshows from the DAM to the Authoring Platform. Media also becomes editable: creators may crop images as well as enrich the image quality with technical adjustments to settings such as exposure and contrast.
More Media Flexibility
#7 Remote Video Access
Not only creators can add images, they may also embed remote videos from YouTube, Vimeo, or BrightCove in addition to HTML5. This allows users to upload mp4 files directly from their DAM.
Let’s say you want to embed a YouTube video to make an appealing digital magazine. It can be done in just a minute! All you have to do is visit the Widget section to add the Video widget. Then, you choose YouTube. This will open your digital video gallery and allow you to choose a relevant video. The video already has metadata, though this may be edited as necessary.
Magplus Now: Video Feature
Optimized metadata helps improve the Google ranking of search results! This means you’ve more controls to make the most of the features to attract different kinds of customers, even onlookers, too!
In case you are wondering if the video will take your customers to YouTube, let us assure you that it will not. The embedded video will play on your app/microsite only and not offer an outbound service.
Add and Attract
#8 Embed Document or Link
You can also add more value to your content by adding links (web URLs) or sharing documents as files.
All of these features are automatically displayed in front of you so you save time as you enhance your brand.
#9 Download Project
Another key benefit of mag+Now is that it enables you to download the entire project (HTML dataset) from the platform. The content in this file will have the same appearance as it appears on the platform.
Based on our talks, we are trying to integrate hypotheses, annotating, and other plug-ins to the system, which will allow end-users to highlight and make notes when reading the content.
Time to Make it Yours
#10 Custom Domain Management
While you are allowed to host the content on sub-domains (that are microsites) based to our main domain (i.e., magplus), mag+Now enables you to host the content through your own domain.
For custom publishing, all you have to do is host your content with us and then use the shareable URL to push it through your domain.
Wait, There is More!
We know how important privacy is for everyone, especially brands like yours. Do you want to ensure you share project files only with your stakeholders? Are you concerned about data breaching? We’ve added additional security features to protect your content.
#11 Shareable URL
You can now generate an encrypted link and protect your data in just a step. You may select an option that allows only users with a password to access the content. You may generate a password-protected shareable link to the content you are preparing that you can share with your stakeholders.
#12 Global Search
To make it more convenient for you to locate desired keywords in the content, you can use a new authoring tool feature called global search. You can search for keywords on a shareable URL as well as offline content.
#13 Clone Projects
Now your creators can spend more time brainstorming new ideas as we offer a Clone to work on your behalf. This feature enables you to clone the entire project and prevents starting a project from scratch.
#14 Save Blocks and Rename
Not only can you reuse your project in the future, but you may also reuse particular pages, so-called blocks. This enables you to save blocks and rename them for reuse purposes; this way you don’t need to spend time recreating the same element.
Magplus Now: Saving Blocks Feature
#15 Search Blocks
Searching for blocks is a hassle-free task now. All your saved blocks will appear in the left section of the authoring tool. You don’t have to scroll through all the blocks when searching for a specific block since mag+Now comes with a search option to search blocks.
Overall, this means that you can now reuse previous blocks, as well as the entire project, and channel your time and energy into other publishing processes.
#16 Change Page Name
The extensive range of new authoring tools gives you more control as you can now change page names instead of using the system-generated standard name while creating multiple pages.
#17 Trial Users
Naturally you want to enhance the quality of your product before making it public. Quality appeals to all kinds of customers. You can now make your brand more attractive by better understanding all kinds of users. Our new platform offers you a new feature called trial user.
This allows you to share your creation with stakeholders for a certain period of time. Through trial user accounts, the stakeholders can explore within the project and share feedback with you before release.
Taking into account your feedback, we built mag+Now, the advanced version of mag+Designd, with these new features. Simultaneously, we are also working to implement other feedback received from you to make mag+Now even better.
We’re excited about these new feature updates, and we’d love to show them to you. We can’t wait for our new partners and existing ones to dive in and get productive using the new and advanced mag+Now platform.
Contact us to schedule a demo.