In the last two weeks, MuckRock’s tech team has been hard at work enhancing the DocumentCloud platform. Notable updates include an improved method for changing the access level of documents in DocumentCloud, a range of new and upgraded Add-Ons and revamped functional tests for DocumentCloud’s frontend.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve rolled out a new donation page, just in time for NewsMatch. We’ve also worked to revamp the DocumentCloud homepage with more information, along with adding the ability to pin your favorite DocumentCloud features more easily.
A side-by-side comparison of five OCR tools using multiple kinds of documents from DocumentCloud.
Release Notes: A new way to upload documents from your MuckRock requests to DocumentCloud, new OCR tools and Python wrapper improvements
The DocumentCloud team is pleased to introduce a new way to upload responsive documents from your MuckRock requests directly to DocumentCloud, three powerful new OCR tools and several enhancements to our Python wrapper for the DocumentCloud API. These updates will help you upload documents more efficiently and provide better error tracking.
The DocumentCloud team has released a new UI for Add-Ons, making it easier to activate, pin, schedule, or edit future runs of your favorite DocumentCloud Add-Ons. This redesign allows users to start running an Add-On with fewer clicks, adds Add-Ons to the sidebar for easier access, provides dedicated views for Add-Ons you have used in the past, and a clearer drop-down menus for ones you have scheduled, a view for your past and future Add-On runs and clearer edit buttons for scheduled Add-On runs.