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  • MyPakage Underwear

    I would be interested in this as well. I would you use it for our investors only.

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  • Birgit Seitz

    Hi,

    we have put it on our idea wall, thank you for your feedback!

    Best regards,

    Birgit

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  • Felipe Fontoura

    That's definitely a good idea. I was looking for that, but now i realized it does not exist. =/  

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  • PaymentsLoyalty

    Hi Paper.li Team

    Any updates on the private functionality? I am also quite interested in having a premium account.

    Thanks

    Carlos

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  • Kieron Mayers

    Hi,

     

    I'd also be interested in this. I'm looking for something that I can only share with colleagues.

     

    Any update on whether this will happen?

     

    Thanks,

    Kieron

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  • Pearson

    We are interested in having private papers also. This would be fantastic for informing our internal stakeholders on key issues in our business areas.

    Thanks.

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  • Chris Langenskiöld

    Hi,

    We are also interested in the private papers feature.

    Keep up the good work,

    Chris

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  • Lauren Horn

    Hello,

     

    I am jumping to conclusion that this hasn't been implemented? Perhaps a private paper that you can approve who else has access to view it would be nice.

     

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  • WY Playhouse

    Our Chief Exec is also interested in this, and its a shame its not a feature on the 'pro'. That way we could use paper.li for an internal staff bulletin (which might contain confidential info). Or at least get our paper.li just how we want it before we go public with it. 

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  • Birgit Seitz

    Hi all,

    thank you for your requests and your interest in the private paper feature. As marked, this feature is planned. Unfortunately there is no concrete timeline yet for it we could tell you, I am sorry. 

    Please follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our blog for any updates.

    Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding - we really appreciate it!

    Best regards,

    Birgit 

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  • Clyde & Co MENA

    Hi,

    We would be interested in this feature as well (eg perhaps by either being able to restrict access to a named domain/range, or by being able to make the selected edition non-accesssible to search engines / only accessible via specific [randomly generated?] link). We would use this for keeping up with and internal circulation of items relating to key clients/sectors/etc. We would likely purchase a number of additional subscriptions if this feature was enabled.

    Regards

    Clinton

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  • Stephane Croisier

    +1 for this feature. Ability to moderate access to a given newspaper is a must-have for our internal newspaper. Else Impossible to curate information from competitors if you promote them at the same time! Not including confidential comments...

    Stéphane

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  • Marco Wickrath

    Hey Birgit,

    any news reagarding that paper.li private feature?

    Regards, Marco

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  • Julia Yaziji

    I don't want to spill the beans but stay tuned because it is ready to be launched VERY soon!

    Kind regards, Julia

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  • Julia Yaziji

    Dear Community,

    Using Paper.li for market, industry or trend monitoring and don't necessarily want anyone else to view your paper?

    For those of you who have been asking for the ability to create a private paper, I am pleased to announce we've just launched this new feature for Pro Publishers.

    When you create a private paper or take an existing paper and make it private, the paper will only be seen by you and any  collaborators you have invited.  It will not be listed on your public profile, nor will it be searchable on the newsstand.

    Take a look at our " how to" article and tweet us @smallrivers to let us know what you think!

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  • Marco Wickrath

    Hey Julia,

    good to hear that you take your user´s ideas and thoughts serious and try to integrate them into you product ...finally it´s there, fantastic. Unfortuantely, but not surprisingly, you integrated this as a pro feature. Taking your user´s ideas and wishes and making money of it, sounds to me ....not ...ideal .......and I think that wasn´t what your users wanted ...of course it´s not easy, everone´s asking everywhere for free features and in the end you have a product and need to earn money, I understand that. 

    So, finally the feature is here and everyone who desperately wanted that feature and is not using a pro account can now decide whether to spent the money or choose someone else´s product ...or go on without that feature

    anyways, thanks for making that feature come true, but as a free-to-use feature I would have liked it more ;-)

    best regards, Marco

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  • Julia Yaziji

    Hi Marco,

    Thanks for taking the time to write in.  You're describing one of the biggest challenges for us as well as many other internet companies  today using the "freemium" business model, where a service is given away for free but advanced features and functionality are provided at a cost.  (Skype, Spotify, LinkedIn, Evernote, Dropbox are just a few examples of services who have a premium version of a free service but I am sure you can think of many others....)

    The challenge for companies like us is deciding how much to give away for free but at the same time how to provide value that users will want to pay for.

    After all, although we are happy to offer a free version of paper.li, we still aren't exempt from the oldest rule of business: we have to make more money than we spend in order to survive.  ;)

    Our goal is to continue to develop features for both the free and the paying publishers but in order to continue, we will need to continually be looking for ways to add value for our Pro publishers as well.

    Best, Julia

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Matt Laffey

    I get that there are 'freemium' issues at companies like this, but being able to - for whatever reason - keep your paper private is a very basic level feature. In my case, I would like to spend some time using/adjusting/etc the basic paper I just setup before getting email announcements that I published stories on Pro Wrestling, tea, Xmas lights, a not memorable 80s noise rock band, and a super long review of a war video game that reads like a soldier of fortune blog. My focus was going to be the documentation of a specific electronic music sub-subculture scene that existed in the 1990s. But now I can't spend the time carefully configuring everything to be exactly what I want (ie. no articles about the most influential 80s WWF wrestlers). This also seems like a feature that users have wanted for five (5) years. For me, Paper might be fantastic or might not fit my needs, but I'll never get the chance to find out or even consider Pro because I have to just delete the account today and move on. Though I have a new start up idea where by I make a very sleek and useable Word processor type program that is free but in order to avoid auto-emailing whatever doc you're currently working to, eg. your editor, at said moment, you need to immediately purchase 'Pro'. My users will probably be thrilled to pay immediately so as not to have their 'in draft' docs published before they have the chance to edit and review. OR they might spend 5 minutes using it and then realize they have no control over something that basic and leave my awesome new site for ever; happily returning to anything that allows one to properly draft/configure their work/blog/whatever before making it public.

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