MURAL Product Changes

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  • πŸ™Œ New Features
  • πŸ’ͺ Enhancements
  • πŸ› Bugs

August 8, 2018

Pinch to zoom in Safari, shortcuts, copy and paste in place, and templates in homepage

Web Release

πŸ™Œ Safari user? Great news: you can now pinch to zoom just like in Chrome and Firefox.

πŸ™Œ Work faster when copy and pasting. The pasted elements now appear where your cursor is, instead of somewhere over the screen.

πŸ™Œ Keyboard shortcuts for accessibility are here! You can now add different elements to a mural without needing a mouse or trackpad (as per Target's contract). Check out this thread to learn how to use them.

πŸ™Œ Start from a template. New users will be able to try mural without signing up. Once they are comfortable with the tool, they can sign up and save the mural in their workspace.

πŸ™Œ 14 day expiration policy is now optional! Enabled by default, but can now be disabled from workspace’s settings.

πŸ’ͺ Workspace Title Disclaimer - When you create a workspace, that name goes directly to the URL, which later cannot be changed. We added a fair notification of it at workspace creation, to avoid/reduce this kind of issues.

πŸ’ͺ Workspace Member List will now have an info box with active members, inactive members and - if membership quota exceeded - will let you know by how many members.

πŸ’ͺ Titles and textboxes now auto-save while you edit them, so if you have a really bad internet connection and - need to refresh, your latest changes will be there.

πŸ’ͺ We love we are international, and we want to assure everyone can use MURAL equally. Hebrew and - russian text will now appear in exports.

πŸ’ͺ Members List end of table - We added a cute spacing with pagination to the bottom part of the table. It should improve the experience while using the list with large numbers of users.

πŸ’ͺ The mural's right click menu now has a beautiful animation.

πŸ› We fixed several IE/Edge issues when editing a sticky note.

πŸ› Sometimes grouping elements would mess up z index.

πŸ› Some arrows would remain on top of elements that were sent to front specifically.

πŸ› We found out why sometimes the browser zoom was off when entering a mural, it shouldn't happen anymore.

πŸ› When you enter a mural will 1000 elements, you will see a warning. It used to block the topbar and disable the sidebar.

πŸ› The file sometimes look broken and wasn’t showing the preview.

πŸ› If you were editing a text element and needed to open the mural’s context menu, the browser menu would show up instead.

πŸ› The activity feed used to turn all black when trying to show a huge drawing.

πŸ› Loading a mural would glitch, and it didn't look nice.

July 17, 2018

Deactivation, Multi-workspace onboarding release 1, and zoom to elements

Web Release

πŸ™Œ Member / Guest deactivation

πŸ™Œ Multi-workspace Release 1

πŸ™Œ Want to zoom into a specific element or selection? Use the new selection toolbar option to directly focus on them with no manual zooming.

πŸ’ͺ Anyone invited to a workspace or a room will see the educational onboarding callouts in the dashboard (previously we didn’t give them any kind of welcome)

πŸ’ͺ The navigation callout will be the first callout new users see when they enter a mural for the first time, even if there are multiple areas (like we do for visitors).

πŸ’ͺ Enjoy the performance boost when zoomed into a sector of a huge mural (only for murally-org team, let us know what you think)

πŸ’ͺ Are you confortable using keyboard shortcuts? If so, learn all about how to zoom out, zoom in and go to 100% directly in the navigation control buttons tooltip.

πŸ’ͺ Check out the Zoom setting menu to see if your browser has some unsupported functionality that is preventing you to have an optimal navigation experience.

πŸ’ͺ The default navigation for anyone who creates an account with SSO in Mac is now trackpad. We also recommend trackpad mode to all Mac users that are using the mouse zoom configuration.

πŸ’ͺ We are continually working on making the interface look as polished as possible. We included a sidebar transition when going out of draw mode (and removed an ugly glitch), we polish up the widgets toolbar, as well as the navigation callouts.

πŸ› Fixed multiple issues around exports, like file preview and shapes border not showing up.

πŸ› When trying to duplicate a sticky with text selected in Chrome using shortcuts it used to create a Bookmark. Now it duplicates as expected (and no more unwanted bookmarks will be created).

πŸ› Entering drawing mode using D shortcut didn’t close any right menu tab.

πŸ› Fitting to content using a shortcut inside drawing mode didn’t work as expected.

πŸ› Pasting a text with Japanese characters broke the mural (Sumimasen!)

πŸ› August 2018 calendar in Frameworks section had some day numbers missing.

πŸ› Using some F keys, like F15, would write it as a text in some elements.

πŸ› Shapes borders used to change depending on the zoom, now it always respect it’s size. (edited)

July 17, 2018

Windows v1.357

Windows Release

πŸ’ͺ There is nothing like a performant and fast app, so we keep beating our own records: the loadtime of the murals is up to 3x faster, moving elements around is up to 1.25x faster, the app is using 1.25x less memory, and duplicating a ton of sticky notes is up to 30x faster too. You should also experience better performance overall when having MURAL open for several hours.

πŸ’ͺ Sometimes you can't completely relay on your internet connection, we get it. We will always let you keep working regardless and try our best to save all you changes as soon as the Surface Hub or Studio get back online. If we encounter any issue, we will let you know and provide a way to refresh your mural so you stay at sync with all other devices at all times.

June 21, 2018

Facilitator superpowers enabled for everyone and smooth Zooming

Web Release

πŸ™Œ Facilitator Superpowers are enabled for everyone!

πŸ™Œ we also are running an AB test in production where we ask workspace creators which category best reflects their work, and show them the corresponding templates when they sign up.

πŸ™Œ Want to work at an optimal scale? Go back to 100% level faster by hitting the diamond hint at the center of the slider.

πŸ™Œ Faster zoom, without compromising in precision, for both mouse and trackpad.

πŸ’ͺ Manual timer input has a muuuuch better interaction now!

πŸ’ͺ Zooming in and out with ⌘+ ⌘- now works on Firefox!

πŸ’ͺ New and redesigned url editor for images and links toolbar.

πŸ’ͺ We have a much nicer animation for the top-bar when entering and exiting drawing mode.

πŸ’ͺ You will see a visual feedback of the current selected element's attributes on its toolbar sub-menus.

πŸ’ͺ Arrows are back in the mini-map.

πŸ› Grouping groups could mess up the order in which the elements where original set to.

πŸ› Some sticky notes didn't have the correct text color when exported.

πŸ› The mural would hung up forever when trying to paste some files from one mural to another.

πŸ› Dark sticky notes shouldn't have white border, and it has been fixed.

πŸ› Hitting D over a selected text element used to open drawing mode.

πŸ› Double click to create a sticky on top of a locked element wasn't working.

πŸ› Already existing textboxes were showing a wrong bounding box size.

πŸ› Text was being cut off when typing across the app in Internet Explorer.

πŸ› You were getting disconnected when updating a mural after being idle from some minutes.

πŸ› There was no pencil cursor while drawing on Edge.

πŸ› We killed some other tiny bugs.

May 31, 2018

Zooming improvements, drawing released for Microsoft Teams, and removed intro video

Web Release

πŸ™Œ Is everything tiny or am I too far away? Never doubt about your zoom level again. Check it out at any moment in the navigation panel, go back to the default scale, and forget about enlarging all the element to fit your current viewport.

πŸ™Œ Enter draw mode released for Microsoft teams murals.

πŸ’ͺ Enjoy the extra precision and smoothness when zooming. The canvas won't "jump" anymore between zoom levels when you are trying to see the whole picture.

πŸ’ͺ Changing title's font color is way easier than before. You can change it with just one click, since it is not nested in the Formatting menu anymore.

πŸ’ͺ Participants will see feedback to let them know the time has ended

πŸ’ͺ Better, cleaner spacing between icons in the topbar for people who have the timer

πŸ’ͺ Workspace avatar used to require Save changes button confirmation. Now it auto saves.

πŸ’ͺ Disabled avatar upload for Single Sign On users. Some clients which had no avatar on their SSO system, could not have a custom avatar because it was being overridden with empty every time they logged in.

πŸ’ͺ Removed the "download data" option from user's profile. Now it will have to be a mail request.

πŸ’ͺ Partial Members should not see "Room Members" icon. We removed it.

πŸ› Leaving a workspace and entering again duplicated a personal room.

πŸ› Grayed value on weeks active in last 3 months. When there's a value, it shouldn’t be gray.

πŸ› File preview weren't rendering to collaborators after the mural was duplicated.

πŸ› Some icons where showing with different colors on exports.

πŸ› Pasting a link from InVision to a mural ended up changing the link.

πŸ› Viewport used to breaks after being automatically moved by a text box when typing.

πŸ› Sometimes pasting an image from one mural to another didn't work.

πŸ› Double clicking on a locked image wasn't creating a new sticky note.

πŸ› Killed some other tiny bugs.

πŸ› Using the toggles to add or remove minutes after manual input works as expected

πŸ’» We keep improving mural-image stability and performance.

βš— Removed the intro video for workspace creators and replaced it with a callout that suggests starting with a template (Results: we're sticking with the no-video version!)

May 18, 2018

Drawing for Everyone, facilitation tweaks, usage stats, and Noun Project icons full collection

Web Release

πŸ™Œ You can now draw on the web! Use this feature to quickly annotate your murals. Use D as a shortcut to annotate faster.

πŸ™Œ Find the perfect icon for your mural ✨. When searching for icons by keyword in the sidebar, scroll to the bottom of the results list to load even more.

πŸ™Œ Usage activity in workspace members page (weeks active in last 3 months)

πŸ’ͺ You can manually input a time for the timer (no more clicking + to get to 30 mins!)

πŸ’ͺ Anyone who creates a mural will be marked as a facilitator by default

πŸ’ͺ Made some improvements to the way the timer calculates timeink to this Widget”

πŸ’ͺ Creating wireframes is now way easier! You can make icons, shapes and titles smaller to fit your current layout without having to resize your diagram's scale.

πŸ’ͺ Performance used to reduce drastically when selecting and moving multiple elements in a mural. It shouldn't lag so much anymore.

πŸ’ͺ All sidebar tabs look nicer and more polished.

πŸ’ͺ It was really hard to add a link to an image. Now the default link is selected once opened so it is easier to paste a new one.

πŸ’ͺ Added compression to drawing paths. This should reduce mural sizes considerably. Please alert if you see something unexpected when working with inking or drawing stickies (like loosing previous drawings, etc).

πŸ’ͺ Searching icons by keyword shows our default icons along with the Noun Project library results.

πŸ’ͺ Arrange By Type also takes into account sticky's shape (circle, 3x3, 3x5)

πŸ› On Mural member’s list, the bulk delete option tooltip said β€œremove from workspace”... which was a bit misleading. Modified that to β€œremove selected”.

πŸ› When an alert appeared in the dashboard, some titles were being overlapped.

April 26, 2018

Drawing internal release + invite links are back in murals

Web Release

πŸ™Œ New invitation link inside murals.

πŸ™Œ Internal release - Added drawing to the web!

πŸ’ͺ Add time to the timer while it’s running (+1 minute and +5 minutes)

πŸ’ͺ Added an overlay that appears when you mark yourself or someone else marks you as a facilitator

πŸ’ͺ Changed the way we calculate time so that people can leave/ enter in the middle of time running

πŸ’ͺ Added more beautiful/ consistent messages for errors or no search results for the Frameworks, Icons and Images tabs

πŸ’ͺ Right clicking on a drawing will show β€œLink to this Drawing” instead of β€œLink to this Widget”

πŸ’ͺ Default navigation for anyone who enters in Mac will be trackpad mode

πŸ’ͺ Loading tips are now responsive

πŸ’ͺ Locked links can be opened with double click

πŸ’ͺ GH/JIRA educational callout

πŸ’ͺ Removed create free trial link when you come from anonymous screen

πŸ’ͺ Added loading/initial state for our left bar on dashboard

πŸ’ͺ Moved mural and move room refactor and integration tests

πŸ’ͺ After a long period of inactivity, murals will β€œdisconnect” until the user comes back so we have more accurate usage metrics + a lighter load on the server

πŸ› Images shouldn’t jump when they’re dragged anymore

πŸ› When I invited someone trough a room link, it wouldnΒ΄t add all the defaults permissions

πŸ› Checkboxes column are not well aligned in rooms and murals members lists

πŸ› Grouping and ungrouping shapes no longer creates phantom elements

πŸ› When you switch types of element, you won’t lose your cursor so you won’t have to re-enter edit mode

πŸ› β€œAll changes saved” feedback doesn’t appear on top of the Done Voting button in small screens

πŸ› You can duplicate empty areas again

πŸ› Arrows connected to elements in areas will also be duplicated when the area is duplicated

πŸ› Typing with a group selected will no longer add a β€œghost title”

πŸ› The arrows to scroll through collaborators in a mural are working as expected (used to show an area when there were no more avatars to show)

πŸ› Double clicking on a file or image during a voting session doesn’t open it in a new tab, it adds votes as expected

April 9, 2018

iOS v1.37

iOS Release

πŸ™Œ Start collaborating right away! You can now join a Surface Hub mural faster by QR or code.

πŸ’ͺ Dashboard looks prettier on iPhone X.

πŸ’ͺ Areas and frameworks are now streaming title updates in real time.

πŸ› As usual, we killed some bugs.

April 9, 2018

Facilitator, timer and brand new error messages

Web Release

πŸ™Œ ⭐ Mark yourself as a facilitator in a mural (just for selected users)

πŸ™Œ ⭐ Basic timer (just for selected users)

πŸ™Œ ⭐ Summon participants (just for selected users)

πŸ’ͺ Improved feedback for the new Resize feature for sticky notes

πŸ’ͺ Widget menu dropdowns like the color palette will appear in front of the mini map instead of behind it

πŸ’ͺ Tweaked how we handle zooming in murals with 1000+ elements so it’s not as jumpy

πŸ’ͺ Re-organized how we load information to reduce loading time

πŸ’ͺ We shouldn’t count inactive guests in the number of total guests for existing limits

πŸ’ͺ Member CSV export doesn’t include β€œinvited by” if someone generates a share link

πŸ’ͺ Teach workspace/rooms edu callouts

πŸ’ͺ Lot of tests for all our 11.000 invitation flows undefined

πŸ’ͺ Brand new error messages

πŸ› Pressing function keys (Win) no longer replace text in selected text elements

πŸ› When I move a mural from my personal room to another, I lose authorship of it.

πŸ› Delete workspace button should be disabled when reason is empty

πŸ› Search mural modal issues (close and murals in rooms)

April 9, 2018

Windows v1.32

Windows Release

πŸ™Œ Find a join code in the Share menu to access the mural faster from any device. (Surface Hub)

πŸ™Œ Start collaborating right away! You can now join a Surface Hub mural by code. (Windows 10 Desktop)

March 21, 2018

Resize multiple sticky notes and Noun Project integration

Web Release

πŸ™Œ Noun Project icons appear when searching in the icons section

πŸ™Œ You’re now able to make a selection of multiple sticky notes the same size

πŸ™Œ JIRA custom fields support

πŸ™Œ Add new sales flow to pay with CC with new plans and Accenture & Autodesk

πŸ™Œ If a company has a SSO, be able to setup optional default workspace

πŸ’ͺ Exports with Asian characters (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) will now appear in .png exports

πŸ’ͺ Made improvements to our zoom algorithm so that zooming works more smoothly in murals with lots of elements (1000+)

πŸ’ͺ The new user tutorial will auto-play when it opens

πŸ’ͺ Removed @mural.co from billing counting

πŸ’ͺ Improve guest flow - go to your workspace

πŸ› Added a minimum size to groups so you couldn’t break them when you resize them

πŸ› Improved sticky note code to resolve basic typing errors in FF

πŸ› Improved comment code to fix issues with @mentions for once and for all

πŸ› Fixed an old following minimum that didn’t consider 3X murals that were zoomed out all the way

πŸ› Shapes with differently colored borders in the same selection show the correct icon in the toolbar

πŸ› Pasting a group that contains a comment no longer breaks the mural

πŸ› Links that have been made smaller will no longer show spirals when a border is

πŸ› Wrong alert message position in Billing

πŸ› Fix delete account flow

March 21, 2018

Windows v1.31

Windows Release

πŸ™Œ The mural supports all icons from the Noun Project library!

πŸ’ͺ The inking on a mural doesn't flicker anymore when you are done drawing it.

πŸ› Widget toolbar wasn't responding to first touch.

πŸ› The app doesn't freeze anymore when erasing inking with lots of strokes.

πŸ› Arrange and align wasn't saving the final positions in the mural.

πŸ› Killed some other tiny bugs.

March 21, 2018

iOS v1.36

iOS Release

πŸ™Œ The mural supports all icons from the Noun Project library! Use the web app to add them.

πŸ’ͺ Importing from Post-it Plus now show a loader so you don't miss any sticky while exporting a board.

πŸ› Transparency wasn't rendering correctly on images and links.

πŸ› We killed other bugs.

February 27, 2018

iOS v1.34

iOS Release

πŸ™Œ Check out some tips while the mural loads, so you can use the app like a pro!

πŸ™Œ You can now arrange and align elements that are inside free form areas.

πŸ’ͺ Waiting for the dashboard to load is now painless thanks to a brand new animation.

πŸ’ͺ The sign in screens look more polished than ever.

πŸ’ͺ You will be prompted with a warning in the future if you forget to update the app and are using a deprecated version.

πŸ› Pasting some elements was making the app close.

πŸ› Killed some other bugs.

πŸ’» Added security to the mural sockets.

February 23, 2018

Open Rooms and Responsiveness

Web Release

πŸ™Œ Rename Workspace rooms as Open rooms

πŸ’ͺ Pressing ctrl+s no longer applies the strikethrough for selected elements (people were applying it accidentally thinking they were saving)

πŸ’ͺ You can undo β€œswitch to grid” in areas and the area will regain it’s freeform layout and dimensions

πŸ’ͺ Switch type is disabled for groups of elements

πŸ’ͺ Removed the antique β€œthis mural has been migrated” callout

πŸ’ͺ Made the mural topbar is responsive

πŸ’ͺ Dropdown menus from the widget toolbar will adjust to they're always inside the viewport

πŸ’ͺ I no longer lose the order of sticky notes in a row when I switch to from a freeform to a grid area

πŸ’ͺ Bring back the mural owner in the search results

πŸ’ͺ Move room backend refactor (fixes)

πŸ’ͺ Reset password UI is not responsive

πŸ’ͺ Add ellipsis for long names in share room

πŸ’ͺ New confirm account email

πŸ’ͺ Create password should lead to dashboard

πŸ› Formatting (bold, underlined, italic) is always respected when switching from a text box to a sticky note

πŸ› Pasting links with @ in the url works as expected, no longer pastes sticky notes

πŸ› Fixed an embed.ly error - pasting in all links should now work as expected (i.e. https://www.ibm.com/design/)

πŸ› Gifs are properly downloaded as .gif files instead of as .pngs

πŸ› Any mural member can edit the title of a mural they belong to vs. just from Mural Settings

πŸ› Deleted shapes feedback shows up properly in the Activity Feed

πŸ› Synchronize room member count

πŸ› Share dropdown misalignment

πŸ› Fix delete account flow

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