BlackBerry Workspaces app for Mac brings improvements to the onboarding process and more

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BlackBerry have released an updated version of BlackBerry Workspaces app for Mac bringing significant improvements to the onboarding process and email flow for new users.

Image files are now protected by default and open in the protected viewer with full options, where applicable. Opening images in 3rd party applications is now controlled by the organizational policy of supported formats and permissions.

In addition, read acknowledgents bring the ability where Received that are pending read acknowledgement can now be acknowledged via the viewer and you can now now share your own annotations from the Workspaces Viewer. You can also now share your own annotations from the Workspaces Viewer

Improvements have also been made to enhance performance and usability sync mechanisms and Column selection is now supported for all files when opened via Workspaces viewers.

It should also be pointed out that this version of BlackBerry Workspaces app for Mac ends support for Mac OS 10.10.

BlackBerry Workspaces app for Mac enables you to easily and intuitively sync and share your folders and files to collaborate with other users directly from your Mac. Installing BlackBerry Workspaces app for Mac creates a workspaces folder on your Mac from where you can manage your files in workspaces and subfolders, just as with any folder on your computer. The Workspaces folder is automatically synced with the BlackBerry Workspaces server and can be accessed from the BlackBerry Workspaces Web Application and on any other devices where you have BlackBerry Workspaces installed.

The Workspaces folder contains workspaces which are folders that you create or that are shared with you by other users. According to the company policy assigned to you, you are also assigned a personal workspace when you first sync with the BlackBerry Workspaces Web Application. When using the Copy to My Workspace command, files are automatically placed in your personal folder called My Workspace.

Use BlackBerry Workspaces app for Mac to open protected Microsoft Office files with Office for Mac 2011 and 2016, and open protected PDFs files in the BlackBerry Workspaces app for Mac viewer.

What’s New Summary:

  • Acknowledge and Share: The latest version for Workspaces for Mac enables you to acknowledge files with pending read acknowledgement and to share your files more easily with others and share your annotations.
  • Image files: Image files are now protected by default and open in the protected viewer with full options, where applicable.
  • What’s new: You can now access a list of what’s new in each release via the tray menu.
  • End of support for Mac OS 10.10: This version of BlackBerry Workspaces app for Mac ends support for Mac OS 10.10.

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