Reaching 1000 stars was an early goal of the Helpy open source project, and today we hit that milestone, completing the journey in just over a year!
Today Helpy reached an important milestone, having received 1000 stars on GitHub!!  Hundreds (maybe thousands) of companies around the globe are using Helpy to deliver better support to their customers, in 19+ foreign languages.  I want to thank the 45+ people who have made contributions and suggestions, bug reports, etc. that have helped to make this possible!

In the last year we have been featured on ProductHunt twice, made hundreds of commits, delivered on a large part of our roadmap and accepted contributions from over 45 people.  We have also embarked on a commercial version of Helpy that extends the open source version with advanced features for larger businesses.  This commercial effort will allow us to continue to develop and lead the open source version perpetually!

To help celebrate the achievement, today we are releasing version 1.2 of our open source platform, and relaunching the Helpy blog with lots of great new content.  You will find posts on both Helpy and best practices for providing great customer support!

Scott Miller


GDPR! New Terms, Privacy Policy and Features

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As I wrote a couple weeks ago, we have been busy preparing for May 25th, and here are the latest sound bytes so you know what we've done:Updated Terms and Privacy Policy:  We have released updated Terms of Service and a new Privacy policy to provide increased transparency into how we are using your personal data, cookies, how we share with third parties, and all that good stuff.  You don't have... Continue

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GDPR is coming… Here is what Helpy is doing to be compliant.

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You have almost certainly heard of the new privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  This breakthrough new set of laws and rules will alter the way any business with EU customers treats data.  That probably includes you, and definitely includes Helpy! We have planned a number of new features to ensure that you have the tools you need to be in compliance by May 25th. ... Continue

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February Product Updates

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February was a busy month for us, and we have some great new features to show for it!  All hosted customers can now begin using the following new features:Importing and Exporting Importing and Exporting data have always been possible in Helpy using our open API.  New in February is the ability to import and export tickets, users and knowledge base documentation using CSV files.  This gives non ... Continue

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The Future of Support has Arrived... Meet Carin.

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Today I am excited to tell you about something (or someone) we are very passionate about here at Helpy and have been working on for many months.We are on Product Hunt this morning if you want to just jump to the good stuff: http://producthunt.comHer name is Carin, and she is an AI chatbot that you can start using TODAY to drive your customer care costs radically lower. Carin can autonomously an... Continue

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Helpy 1.1 brings a load of new ticket features

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Today we are announcing our 1.1 release, which builds on the Awesome Helpdesk features announced in 1.0 with some really powerful new ticketing and discussion management capabilities. Here is what is new:Uploadable logo: You can now upload a logo for your help system using the settings interface. Note- this only works with the new native file storage, not with CloudinaryCapture raw email: If yo... Continue

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Helpy is 1.0!

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We are super excited to announce that Helpy 1.0 was released today! This release is packed with new features that will help you provide better support to your customers. Helpy is also featured on Product Hunt today, so if you like what we are doing, please head over to and vote for us!Here is a quick overview of what you will find when you log in, or sign up for a tri... Continue

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