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Inside Harvest

A behind-the-scenes look at our product and company.

Lending a Hand to New Zealand Earthquake Relief

On February 22nd, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 hit Christchurch, New Zealand. Yesterday, Christchurch resident and Harvest customer Stephen McCarthy sent us a note: Hi Guys. Just wanted to say thanks for your product. I live in...

New & Improved Reporting Coming Next Tuesday

Five years ago, we created Harvest with two goals: to take the pain (and ugly) out of time tracking, and to create a powerful report that’s easy to read by normal people like you and me. What we came up with was a deceptively simple and visual...

How We Handle Feature Requests

Harvest is nearly 5 years old and serving thousands of customers from over 100 countries. It’s great to be in this position, but with a large user base comes the responsibility of receiving many feature requests. Requests flow in via email, support...

Easy Rails Asset Handling with HTML5 & S3

While working on the new Harvest Help Center, our team had a chance to look at some common web-app issues with fresh eyes. Asset upload is almost certainly a requirement of any modern document-based web site, usually for images or general...

Help Center: Is It Helpful?

Two weeks ago, we launched the new Harvest Help Center. The goal for the redesign was to provide comprehensive and well-organized content, so you could get what you need and move on with your day. We thought the design was effective, but how do we...

A New Rails 3 Positioning Library: RankedModel

When we started work on the new Harvest Help Center, it was with the fresh perspective of our recent Rails 3 upgrades. We looked for a simple row sorting solution, but the traditional plugin ActsAsList is showing it’s age with old ActiveRecord...

Delta Force: The Secret to Legendary Customer Support

The pride of Harvest is our customer support. We believe the success of Harvest begins and ends with you, our customers. We’re very excited about our new Harvest Support site, and we have an outstanding frontline support team that talks to 100’s of...

Upcoming Webinar: How Harvest Can Help You During Tax Season

As we head into the new year, we recognize that tax season can be very difficult for businesses large and small. Face this tax season confidently by attending a live webinar and Q&A on how to use integrated finance apps that you can find on the...

Harvest Upgrades to Rails 3

Harvest is on Rails 3! This is exciting news from the Harvest technical team. I’ll detail how the upgrade process went, but first a little history. The initial commit to Harvest was made on November 23rd, 2005 – five years ago. Back then, we ran...

Harvest HD: A Wider, Roomier Harvest

Hi there! I’m Matthew, Harvest’s new visual designer, having joined the team here in October. So far I’ve been responsible for the new look of this main website and blog, recent ad campaigns, and now I’m onto updating the look and feel of Harvest....
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