Roundup

August 2016 Roundup

Sep 01, 2016

August proved to be an incredibly productive month for us, including a complete overhaul of Cushion’s navigation and new features, like currency conversion and invoice localization.

We also interviewed a Brooklyn designer/dev and a SF design studio for Talking Shop. On the Ask a Freelancer podcast, we discussed how to be professional and show the work you want to get. Take a look at everything we were able to accomplish!

New: Automatic Currency Conversion

Through sheer magic and wizardry, Cushion now automatically converts other currencies to your native currency in the budget graph. Your days of manually converting amounts are over! Read more about it here.

New: Restructured Navigation

We also restructured Cushion’s navigation to improve usability and make room for new features. Cushion’s navigation is now based on what you’re doing instead of what you’re managing. I'm especially excited about this new navigation because it opens up the door to dozens of new features, like comparing income and expenses in a single view.

Beta: Invoice Localization

As part of the invoicing beta, we added localization support to invoices. You can now localize your invoices per client in over a dozen languages. If we’re missing your native language and you’re interested in contributing, we’d love if you’d submit a translation here.

Ask a Freelancer Podcast

Listen to the latest episode of our Ask a Freelancer podcast, hosted by freelance illustrator Andy J. Miller. This month, we actually had two episodes. The most recent episode covers how to handle less-than-professional clients and diplomatically firing the bad ones.

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The other episode includes advice on selling your partner on freelancing and balancing creative fulfillment with paying the bills.

Talking Shop Interviews

Read the latest interview in our Talking Shop series. This month, we also had two interviews. In the more recent interview, we spoke with Brian Feeney, a designer/developer from Brooklyn. He discussed his love for prototyping and following his gut.

We also spoke with Math Times Joy, a design duo from San Francisco. They talked about their shared studio practice and building lasting relationships.

Spread The Word

Lastly, we’d love to see Cushion in the hands of more freelancers and small studios, so if you want to help, spread the word! Any mention of Cushion goes a long way and puts a big smile on our faces. :)

That’s all for August. In September, we’ll finally launch invoicing and start on the Moonlighter and Studio plans. Stay tuned!

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  1. Time-Tracking Beta
    Feature
  2. Endless Scrolling & Zooming
    Feature
  3. Sending Invoices
    Feature
  4. Stripe Beta
    Announcement
  5. Invoice Logos
    Feature
  6. Streamlined Workflows
    Feature
  7. Monthly Income Goals
    Feature
  8. Moonlighter Plan
    Announcement
  9. October 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  10. Auto-Incrementing Invoices
    Feature
  11. Invoicing
    Feature
  12. September 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  13. August 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  14. Automatic Currency Conversion
    Feature
  15. Projected Paydays
    Feature
  16. July 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  17. Retainers
    Feature
  18. Inline Notes
    Feature
  19. Ask a Freelancer podcast
    Announcement
  20. Expenses
    Feature
  21. Availability Badge
    Feature
  22. Availability
    Feature
  23. Overbooking
    Feature
  24. Xero Integration
    Feature
  25. Vacations
    Feature
  26. Weekly Summaries
    Feature
  27. Monthly Income
    Feature
  28. Small Tweaks, Big Improvements
    Feature
  29. Client Ranking & Average Ranges
    Feature
  30. Stickers!
    Announcement

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