Windows Legacy and Windows Desktop apps
Up until September 2022, Showpad had two Windows apps. The Legacy Windows app was developed with specific mobile Windows devices in mind, while the Windows Desktop app is more desktop-focused. It brings Showpad’s Web app to the desktop and offers more features, including offline functionality.
Moving forward, we sunsetted the Windows Legacy app and will continue expanding the Windows Desktop app with new and exciting features.
Moving forward with just one app
There are differences between the Windows Legacy and the Desktop app. Coming from the Windows Legacy app, you can find the main differences below.
New features you can use on the Windows Desktop app
|Showpad Coach functionality||Link Sharing|
|Shared Spaces||Office, Google Drive Editing|
|Sharing Templates||Asset Details and commenting|
|Home Screen and Spotlight messages||MeetingIQ|
|Account Page||Download collections as a single PDF|
Features that are not available
|Kiosk Mode - You can create a collection as a workaround|
|Creating a Slideshow|
|Open content in another app|
|Passcode lock functionality|
|Salesforce Meetings (already has been sunset)|
|Support for offline Showpad Coach features, MeetingIQ, Shared Spaces|
Note: The Windows Desktop App runs on Windows 10 (April 2018 update) and Windows 11.
Windows 8.1 is not supported.
- Inform your users about the change and share the differences between the apps. Our Help Center is a great resource to see how to work with the Windows Desktop app. Your Showpad CSM can assist you with this transition.
- Understand that the Windows Desktop app is available on Windows 10 (April 2018 update) and Windows 11. Evaluate your current IT environment and whether it supports the app.
- Migrating from the Showpad Windows Legacy app to the new Windows Desktop app impacts analytics. The new Windows Desktop app is browser-based and this results in fewer tablet, but increased browser views.
- You can find download and installation instructions for the Windows Desktop app in the following Help Center article.