Product update: Latest UI improvements to the Raygun App Switcher

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Note: This article was last updated 06/08/2017 to include the “Favorites ” feature, which allows you to add a star to your favorite applications and dashboards. 

Raygun is happy to release the latest UI to the internal Raygun App Switcher. The latest improvements to the App Switcher UI make it easy to toggle between your applications inside Raygun.

If you have created multiple Dashboards using our latest Dashboard feature, you will also be able to navigate between them using the new App Switcher.

Previously, when toggling between your software applications inside Raygun’s App Switcher, you would see this view:

The previous UI for the Raygun app switcher

If you only have a few applications, this wasn’t too much of a problem. However, some of our customers have Raygun monitoring over 100 applications and need an easier way of navigating them. 

Toggle between your applications

Locating the new App Switcher is easy. Head to the top left of your main Raygun window:

Locatingthe new Raygun app switcher is easy - simply head to the top left of your app

From here, you can choose to rearrange your applications alphabetically or by the date created, making multiple applications much easier to work with: 

Select the drop down menu for the applications gallery view

Your applications will then be presented in a list view by default:

The application list view makes it easy to see your apps in the new app switcher

A gallery view is also available:

The gallery view inside the app switcher is easy to find to the top right of the app

“Favorites” feature

*Note: this feature was added 06/08/2017

You can sort your favorite applications and dashboards by clicking on the star, which is displayed to the right of each application. This will duplicate starred items into the “Favorites” section at the top of the list view.

This handy feature allows you to focus on your most valuable dashboards and applications. For example, you may want to star applications that deal with production data, which are more important than development environments. Here’s how it looks in the “Applications” window:

Raygun app switcher: the latest update is the favorite feature

Multiple Dashboards

If you have created multiple dashboards, this is the easiest way of toggling between them. The screenshot below shows the search bar function:

When creating multiple dashboards, the new Raygun app switcher is the easiest way of toggling between them

Keyboard controls

The keyboard shortcuts that allow you to navigate around your applications inside the App Switcher are still available. As a reminder:

  • The “tilde” key (~) allows you to open and close the switcher
  • The “tab” key allows you to navigate around
  • We would love to hear your suggestions as to other sorting methods you’d like to see in the App Switcher. Feel free to suggest them in the feature forum here.

    The mobile view is also included in this update.

    Do you have any questions around the new UI for the internal Raygun App Switcher? Get in contact with a friendly team member here.