We were hearing from people that sometimes they wanted to search for a book, movie or tv show before deciding which list it should be in. In hindsight this seems obvious, but also easy to miss. Well, now it’s here.
Before, if you wanted to add something to a list, you had to first navigate to that list. While this works, there are a few situations where it becomes a barrier. Let me give you an example.
Let’s say you’re at lunch with co-workers and someone starts talking about a tv show they love. The show sounds interesting and you want to add it to Sofa. Speed is important so you can get back to the conversation. In the previous version of Sofa you would have to first choose which list to add it to, then add the show. In Sofa 2.3 you can now start by searching for the show and then add it to a list. This is a subtle, but significant change in the process of capturing inspiration quickly.
Staying on the speed train, we’ve also implemented 3D Touch Quick Actions. This is purely to speed up the process of adding new books, movies and tv shows. If you have an iPhone that supports 3D Touch (iPhone 6s and beyond), then this feature works for you. Combined with the new way to add items, this dramatically speeds up the process of capturing things for later.
Again, for the lucky iPhone users who have 3D Touch, we’ve also implemented Peek and Pop. This allows you to get a little preview of information without actually navigating to it. This can be really helpful when you want to see some info quickly. This works for lists and item details.
We are really excited for people to start enjoying this version of Sofa. Update or download it from the App Store.