It's easier than ever to know who is viewing your folders, boards, and databases. Just like in docs, your teammates' avatars now appear in the top right of a folder they are actively viewing.
To make it crystal clear how a document reached its current state, we've made it easier to follow the paper trail of changes in Layers. Merged edits from Layers, including comments, now appear as an event in the Activity Feed.
To make it even faster to dynamically write in Almanac, our most frequently used elements are now just a tap away. Press the "+" on the left side of any new line to add tables, images, embeds, links, or access more options.
Removing distractions as you write is critical for getting into flow. We've enhanced Almanac's Focus Mode by adding an additional entry point at the bottom right of the screen, a faster way to ESC it, and hid even more of our interface so you can center your attention on what matters most.
The new Almanac desktop experience provides you with a distraction-free home for your work within Almanac.
The app supports all the core functionality that you know and love about Almanac, including document editing, Reviews, and Databases.
We also know many of you rely on in-app tabs for your other critical desktop apps, so we also introduced tabs to keep all your work in one place.
The Almanac App is available on Windows and MacOS and can be installed from any Chromium browser. To try it out today:
We're excited to bring you a wave of big product enhancements designed to simplify and speed up your team's collaboration. Note: these updates are currently available for existing customers. They will be rolling out to existing customers over the next week.
With automated Workflows and dynamic databases, you can structure your team’s process and create radical transparency on its progress—all within a single tool. Say goodbye to external spreadsheets and task trackers!
This latest suite of updates includes:
We're thrilled to answer our most common feature request from customers: databases in Almanac! Starting today, every Almanac folder can be pivoted into a customizable database, allowing you to easily sort, filter, and add custom values to your files.
There are three new layouts for folders:
In every layout, you can sort, filter, and group by properties to find what you need, when you need it.
Databases and kanban boards were brought to you with 🤍 by Fabien Loup, Gabriel Perácio, Kevin Aleman, Luke Tower, Martin Mochetti, Ninnette Fernandez, and Steven Ko.
Almanac's Workflows are designed to help your team move with speed, structure, and transparency.
When you create a folder, database, or kanban board in Almanac, you can set up statuses to reflect the process your team uses to move the docs inside of it forward.
You can also attach automations to each of those statuses to speed up the overhead work that consumers your team today. Our automations include:
For instance, Product teams can configure a Workflow to request review feedback from their peers, followed by sending it for official Approval from leadership.
You can also customize each Automation so that the same people receive it every time, with the same message, and the same amount of time to complete.
Workflows were brought to you with 🤍 by Diego Gawenda, Fabian Rydel, Gregorio Setti, Ivan Manolov, Martin Denyer, and Natanael Guerra.
The Almanac doc editor has a fresh new look, designed to enhance your productivity and streamline your editing.
Our latest updates bring a focused view of your document's status, a cleaner formatting experience, a nifty update to versions, and elegant new layers.
You can now access all your document formatting options from the right sidebar of your documents. The Format tab provides dynamic style controls you need next to your doc. You can also close the sidebar to stay focused when reading or reviewing a document.
We've also made improvements to Versions feature, making it easier than ever to stay organized across linked versions. Now, you'll see the version number next to your document name ("v2") when there are any linked versions. Clicking on the version number will show any associated versions, and allowing easy access to copy or merge them.
Finally, we've updated our much-loved Layers feature with an all-new design. Layers have become essential to many of our users' workflows, and the elegant new look simplifies the experience of creating and navigating multiple layers. Layers are always only one click away via the Layers icon next to your doc's name.
The new editing experience was brought to you with 🤍 by Cem Kocagil, Jonathan Whittington and Russel Quadros.
Finally, we've simplified our left sidebar, highlighting access to shared docs and folders in the "Folder" section and all your files from the "Recent" tab.
All Almanac docs now live in folders. When you create a new doc, its default location is a private folder named Your Name's Documents. Individual docs shared with you can now be found in the Recent → Shared with me section.
These changes make it easier than ever to find your docs in Almanac and understand who has access to what.
Default folder and recents was brought to you with 🤍 by Andreza Feu, Jasmine Feldmann, Ninnette Fernandez, Payam Rajabi, and Vladimir Glusac Rill
Reviewing and collaborating on documents often involves multiple experts working on specific sections of the doc. We're excited to bring the ability to assign tasks during a Review to superpower your collaborative workflows.
With the new Assign Tasks mode, you can easily assign specific items for collaborators to fill in during the drafting process, or fine-tune the doc areas you would like reviewed by whom.
You can customize the due date for these tasks to provide transparency and structure to the collaboration process, in addition to the Review due date you know and love.
Try it out when creating a Review on your document today!