What is SparkleFlow-GO?

First and foremost, SparkleFlow-GO is designed as a central hub to streamline the organization of applications and packages, along with their associated information, eliminating the need for Excel spreadsheets and disjointed folders. Additionally, it serves as a workflow framework, allowing for the tracking of each package’s status in the process and the assignment of tasks. In this free version, the structure is preset, leveraging over two decades of expertise to establish a generic process and data model suited to accommodate a broad spectrum of requirements. For those seeking further customization and automation capabilities, the paid version of SparkleFlow offers extensive adaptability and automation in every aspect.

Moreover, SparkleFlow-GO enhances your daily operations through various tools and integrations. For example, it seamlessly integrates with the Winget repository, enabling users to search for and select installers directly from the repository. These installers are then automatically downloaded into the organized SparkleFlow folder structure. Each application or package is allocated its own comprehensive folder structure within SparkleFlow, where all related materials-such as documents, communications, status updates, source files, project files, and distribution files-are methodically stored. Additional features include an installation manual generator, a Silent Switch Finder, a PSAppDeploy Toolkit wrapper generator, an Intunewin package generator, among others. Future updates will introduce even more integrations and tools, primarily free ones, but the platform is designed to accommodate virtually any addition.

SparkleFlow-GO

Perhaps the most noteworthy feature of SparkleFlow-GO is its integration with AppDeployNews, a website dedicated to sharing crucial technical details about installer packages with a global user base. While still in its early stages, this feature is expected to evolve into the world’s most extensive repository of valuable installation package information. Importantly, SparkleFlow-GO establishes a unified folder structure for each application or package, facilitating the hassle-free exchange of application/package folders with every file, document, and piece of information, all while maintaining data integrity. In essence, sharing is a fundamental aspect of the SparkleFlow-GO experience.

First use

Upon your initial use of SparkleFlow-GO, you’ll notice the absence of a data set, prompting you to create a new package. This process is facilitated through a window where you have the option to either select an installer from the Winget repository-by choosing and selecting values from all dropdown menus-or to construct your own entry from the ground up by inputting data into each field. Upon completion, SparkleFlow-GO automatically generates a structured folder system and relocates all necessary files into their appropriate subfolders. This organization can be verified through the [Open Folders…] button located on the left side of the main screen.

A Quick Reference Sheet is provided to aid in navigating SparkleFlow-GO, and we are evaluating its sufficiency as the primary manual. Should you find the need for more detailed documentation, your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Known issues

As highlighted earlier, SparkleFlow-GO extensively leverages linking to files within the folder structures it creates. However, due to Windows path length limitations, it’s essential to avoid excessively long paths. While SparkleFlow-GO itself functions correctly, the management of files and documents could lead to errors. A temporary solution is available through the use of the Subst command, and a more integrated workaround is in development for future updates. For the present, attention should be paid to managing folder depth carefully.

When you download large files from the Winget repository it may take a while depending on your internet connection speed. SparkleFlow will wait until it’s finished and when it takes too long you’ll get an option to cancel.

Should you encounter any bugs, issues, or if you have comments or suggestions, we encourage you to submit a ticket via the [Support] button within SparkleFlow-GO, or reach out to us via email at support@sparkleflow.com.

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Roadmap

15
May
2024

SparkleFlow-GO Closed Beta

12
Jun
2024

1st Release of SparkleFlow-GO

Includes Package Manager, WinGet, PSADT, IntuneWin, ADN Silent Switch Finder, AutoManual en AppAttach.
01
Aug
2024

Updated Silent Switch Finder can read MSIX

01
Sep
2024

Add Automated Update

01
Oct
2024

Add Upload to Intune

01
Dec
2024

Add App-V to MSIX conversion