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v8.3 May 9th 2019

Desktop app (in beta) for users that use Chrome

We have made it possible to add a MAGIC desktop app to your computer. The first time reload after getting this new update, you will get a question if you want to download an app to your computer.
It is still in trial phase, an early beta, so it will improve over the next month. You can always use the normal browser version together with it. The login, workflow, saving content and collaborating is the same you are used to. The only difference is that you will have easier access, and can work in a different window, so it is easier to move between iMAGICapp and your browser. It only works in Chrome, and you will only be asked one time if you want to download it, if you choose not to download it, you will no more messages about it, and cannot download it until we improve it so that there is a download-button in the browser you can click.

Set status of comments in recommendations and see total number of unresolved comments

Authors can now better control the process of handling comments made in Recommendations, by setting status and seeing how many comments are unresolved. 

The default for new comments is 'Unresolved', and authors can change this to 'In progress' or 'Resolved' when processing the comments. 

On the feedback tab of each recommendation authors see a total of the comments in that recommendation, with a visual marker (green flag) when there are unresolved comments present. On the top of the guideline, authors see the total number of unresolved comments in the whole guideline. 

Admins of a guideline, and the user that created the comment, gets an automatic email when a comment is made. 
The authors of a comment, and the author that changes the status, gets an automatic email when there is a status change.

About comments: Comments can be internal, from internal/external review or public review. They show under the feedback tab in recommendations. Users must be logged in to make comments, so that the authors and admins can know their name, and we can send them automatic email updates. 
Admins can turn off the possibility of users to add comments in the guideline settings.
Admins can delete and edit all comments, other users can delete and edit their own comments.

Fig 1: Set Comment status ▼

Fig 2: Seeing the count of unresolved comments  

Reply to comments

You can now reply to comments in the recommendation feedback tab. 
Authors of a reply, and the author of the original comment, gets an automatic email when a reply is made.

Fig 1: Reply to comment

New overview for publishing and version history of a guideline 

We have improved the publishing workflow. The list is now cleaner and it is easier to see which versions are public. Admins can edit version comments and dates after the publishing, in case something was missed. 
Readers see only the public versions in the list.

Fig 1: New overview for publishing and version history of a guideline

Admins can turn of getting notifications when PICOs are uploaded or comments are made or replied to 

Not all admins in a guideline need to get all alerts, all the time. We added a control admins can use to turn on and off getting alerts for individual admins.

Set an alternative name for Population, Intervention and Comparator for the Decision aids 

Currently you can set alternate names for the Outcomes in the Decision aids, to make them more user friendly. We now added the possibility to also create alternative names for Population, Intervention and Comparator.   

Fig 1: Set alternative names in Decision aid outcome editor

The Guideline setting menus have been merged so there is only one menu 

Up until now, authors and admins have had two top level menu items: a settings menu (with general settings, permissions, view -mode and reference bulk edit mode) and a listings menu (with Milestones, checklist, publishing, Word and PDF creation). These two menu lists have now been merged to make it easier to find what you are looking for.

Fig 1: Merged guideline menus

An overview of recommendation version history, with possibility to add comments to what was updated for each version

Now you not only have a guideline version history, but we implemented a feature that allows you to see the version history of individual recommendations. Authors and Admins can add comments on what was updated for a given version, and add a 'New' or 'Updated' label to it, also retrospectively. Readers can only access comments of public versions.

Fig 1: Access version history of a recommendation from the options menu

Fig 2: The version history overview of a recommendation ▼

Guidelines open in Recommendation window, not the Evidence window (for authors)

We have gotten feedback that our strategy of routing authors first to the Evidence window can be irritating, especially for authors who mainly are concerned with the Recommendation text editing, which are most of authors. Routing authors first to the Evidence window seemed to scare first-time authors with its complexity. All this have made us change the default window authors access, to the recommendation window. We welcome feedback if this have negative effect for your work. 

Fig 1: Authors see the Recommendation window first ▼

Other updates and additions

  • Adding Graphical SoF view also in PICOs for authors and PICO widgets.
  • Adjusted some of the help-tip in the outcomes input forms
  • Absolute difference is more prominent in the Summary of Findings table (SoF)
  • Key information label pulldown-chooser is separated from its guidance, making the pulldown choices cleaner
  • If your evidence base for your outcome only includes one study, it now says '1 study', not '1 studies'
  • Smaller layout and language fixes

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