Introducing openBoM Folders

One of my favorite books about (UX) User eXperience and UI (User Interface) is “Don’t make it me think” by Steve Krug. Since first discovering the book many years ago, I’ve recommend it to everyone. When it comes to product design, the phrase “Don’t make me think” is the one perspective product managers need to keep in mind all the time.

As a cloud service, we’re always seeking ways to make things easier for openBOM users. We’ve introduced, in the latest product update, a Folder paradigm designed to give users the ability to organize their BOMs. You can, for example, consider folders as virtual vessels for projects (if you happen to think functionally). Or you can think of them as ‘tags’ or ‘labels’ assigned to a particular group of BOMs. Or you can just think of them as, well, folders.

As mentioned, the most recent openBoM update introduces folders to help organize your BOMs. They’re available now to all openBoM users. The following video gives you an idea of openBoM BOM folders.

Conclusion. Simplicity is the greatest of sophistication and our first priority. So, by implementing folders we didn’t want to re-invent the wheel. We just wanted to implement something both simple and useful. We hope we’ve achieved that. Try openBoM folders and let me know what you think. If you’re not using openBoM, give it try today.

Best, Oleg @ openbom.com

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