A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated our 6th birthday. Today, we’re celebrating the birth of Netvibes Premium – our new product for professionals!
Over the years, we’ve had many users ask us for professional “intelligence” features – including analytics, alerts and team collaboration. Netvibes Premium is an instant add-on for individual professionals who need intelligence features for business use.
Both Netvibes and Netvibes Premium users enjoy the same dashboard features – but Premium adds a layer of intelligence features to their dashboard. In other words:
- Netvibes = free dashboards
- Netvibes Premium = free dashboards + paid intelligence features
Watch a trailer of Netvibes Premium in action:
What does this mean for free users? Will you limit our free dashboards?
Netvibes is and will continue to be 100% free. From the very beginning in 2005, we have never served a single display ad or coerced a single user to upgrade for more space. In a sense, we were freemium, before freemium was called freemium.
Unlike other freemium models, we are not going impose any limitations on our free product and no dashboard features will be restricted. Our paid product simply adds an optional, new layer of “intelligence” features on top of our free dashboard features for professionals who need it.
Are you going to stop developing your free dashboard product?
Of course not! We are fully committed to building the world’s best dashboard platform and will continue to evolve our dashboard product for all users. Netvibes Premium gives professional users the features they need for their brand or business, while also ensuring the long term development of our free dashboard product, since the same dashboard platform is shared by both premium and free users.
What is this new green button?
You may have noticed that there is a new, green Analyze button at the top of your page. There are many users who have hundreds of feeds to process or who want to see detailed analytics about their brand reputation, sentiment, etc. – hence the new intelligence features in Netvibes Premium. The new Analyze button lets premium users access these new features, while allowing free users to demo and learn more about these new features. As an existing user, since you’ve already selected all your relevant sources of information, Netvibes Premium can be of immediate benefit to you. Just click the Analyze button to learn more.
We do not put any ads (or even logos!) on our dashboards and we believe this is a simple and unobtrusive way for our users to learn more about our analytics features. We will continue to give users unlimited dashboards, unlimited feeds and apps, and unlimited usage for free – while offering optional intelligence features for those who need it.
I noticed the homepage changed. How do I create a new dashboard?
We updated our homepage since we now have different products for both personal and professional use. It’s still easy to create instant dashboards for free:
1. From your personal dashboard, go to the Dashboard menu and select “Create new dashboard”. This will bring up the 1-click dashboard wizard.
2. Or, from our new homepage, click Get Started, then click “Try it now” on the left. This will also bring you to the 1-click dashboard wizard.