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Re-show The Quick Tour

The very first time each user logs into their MIDAS system, they’re offered a “Quick Tour” of the user interface.

Quick Tour of the User Interface shown the very first time each user logs in
Quick Tour of the User Interface shown the very first time each user logs in

First introduced in v4.16, the Quick Tour, received positive feedback from users as it provided a quick way for them to become familiar with the main screen. However, the tour would only be offered upon the user’s very first login. Whether they completed the tour or not, it would never be shown to that user again.

We’re changing that for v4.25. Now the Quick Tour will be offered to users each time they login, until they select the “Don’t show this again” box.

Quick Tour of the User Interface now shows upon every login, unless otherwise selected
Quick Tour of the User Interface now shows upon every login, unless “Don’t show this again” is selected

Once the “Don’t show this again” box has been selected, the Quick Tour will not be shown again to that user.

We’re also giving administrators the option to reinstate the Quick Tour to any user account at any time. On the Manage Users & Permissions screen, there’s now a “Show Quick Tour upon user’s next login?” option:

Admin setting to show Quick Tour option to a user upon their next login
Admin setting to show Quick Tour option to a user upon their next login

If selected, the Quick Tour will be shown again to the user on their next login. The user can then of course suppress the Quick Tour by selecting the “Don’t show this again” box.


These are just a few of the new and improved features for MIDAS v4.25. Please see this post for details of other new features you’ll find in v4.25.

Reddit You can also ask questions and discuss the new features of v4.25 over on Reddit.

Over the past weekend, we’ve published nearly 80 brand new, concise, and easy to follow video tutorials… and best of all, they’re all FREE!

The original dozen or so tutorial videos we produced a number of years ago now regularly receive great praise from our customers, so we thought it was about time to overhaul and update these great resources for MIDAS users! (Along of course with complete help documentation that’s available both online and offline, an extensive Knowledge Base, and responsive support!)

These short new “How To” videos guide you step-by-step through all areas of MIDAS, and because they’re on-demand, you can watch them again and again to learn your way around MIDAS at your own pace.

We’ve broken these exciting new tutorials down into key topic areas, covering Getting Started; Bookings; Clients; Users; Venues; Printing; Email; Invoicing; Resources; Searching; Messages, Notifications, Watches, and Reminders; Public Features; Settings; Import/Export; and Security.

You’ll find a complete list of all these video tutorials and be able to watch them online at https://mid.as/tutorials

If you’re brand new to MIDAS, here’s just one of our new “How To” tutorial videos on finding your way around the user interface:

How to find your way around MIDAS

…and speaking of finding your way around the MIDAS interface, there’s a built-in “Quick Tour” coming with our next update to MIDAS too! Read More…

In the meantime, we hope that you’ll find our new “How To” video tutorials really useful!

As well as finding our video tutorials on our main website, you’ll also find them on YouTube and DailyMotion too!

One of the things we’re really proud of is the extensive sources of self-help that we make available to our customers.

This includes complete online help documentation, downlodable/printable manuals (in PDF format), a host of easy to follow, step-by-step video tutorials, and an extensive Knowledgebase containing answers to common questions our customers have.

In the addition to this wealth of self-help resources, for the forthcoming release of MIDAS v4.16, we’re also adding an optional “Quick Tour” of the user interface within MIDAS itself:

Optional Quick Tour upon first login

Upon the very first login by a user to MIDAS, they’ll be presented with an option to take a quick tour.

Quick Tour of the Booking Information Panel

The Quick Tour will outline all the key elements to their MIDAS screen, which they can step through at their own pace.

Quick Tour of the Manage MIDAS settings

The tour will also describe the function of each toolbar icon that’s available to the user.

Additional Sources of Help

The Quick Tour can be closed at any point, and won’t be shown again the next time the user logs in.

Initially, the Quick Tour will only be available to new users running MIDAS under one of the English language variations, and will only be shown on Tablet, Laptop, or Desktop devices (it won’t be shown on very small mobile device screens).

8 New Video Tutorials Now Available

We know you love our easy to follow, step-by-step video tutorials for MIDAS… so we’ve just uploaded a whole bunch of new ones, updating for the very latest release of MIDAS, version 4!

With nearly an hour of new tutorials, broken down into 8 new individual tutorials, the following topics are covered:

  • Setting Up Your Venues
  • Setting Up & Allocating Resources
  • Add, Modify, and Delete Bookings
  • Add, Modify, Delete, and Email Clients
  • Invoicing
  • Accept Booking Requests Online
  • Control and Customize Booking Fields
  • Messages, Notifications, Reminders, and Watches

If you’re an existing user of MIDAS, you’re sure to find these tutorials useful as you start exploring MIDAS v4. If you’re not a MIDAS user just yet, these tutorials will show you just how easy our software is to use, and provide an insight into some of the incredibly powerful and versatile features you can expect from MIDAS.

You can find this video tutorials at https://mid.as/tutorials as well as on our YouTube channel.