sketchboard changelog


We improve Sketchboard all the time by releasing bug fixes, improvements, new features, and updated documentation. We wanted to have a place where Sketchboard users can see the progress of Sketchboard. Thank you for reporting bugs!

This page contains most notable changes and is Sketchboard's #changelog since Autumn 2018.

October 2019

2019-10-30 Get more screen real-estate in iPadOS Safari for Sketchboard. Use iPadOS “Hide Toolbar” functionality to hide bookmarks and other tabs on Safari. You can also use Sketchboard as a fullscreen PWA app on the iPad to further improve usability.

iPadOS Hide Toolbar

iPadOS Toolbar Hidden

2019-10-27 Make iPadOS Safari SVG links usable. It is not possible to recognize iPadOS from MacOS Catalina Safari using a user agent. Now link popup is shown on all browsers when clicking a link inside of a note or just text shape.

2019-10-27 Fix subscription. It was not possible to subscribe for one day.

2019-10-27 Fix change credit card.

2019-10-13 Fix Google login. We applied a configuration that disabled Google login for few hours. Now Google login works again.

2019-10-10 Fix subscription for EU customers when using a VAT number.

September 2019

2019-09-13 Sketchboard supports Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) that is required for European credit card payments. SCA is a new European regulation to reduce fraud and make online payments more secure.

Sketchboard customers that use European credit cards might need to authenticate subscription payment on first time payment. Your bank might request you to confirm subscription payments made later as well. In this case, Stripe sends an email that contains a link to confirm the payment for Sketchboard.

You can read more, what is strong customer authentication.

August 2019

2019-08-09 Increase the time when premium content gets deleted (180 days) after the subscription expires — concerns: uploaded photos, board versions, and published board images.

2019-08-09 Edit shape text in a modal if shape doesn’t fit on the screen.

July 2019

2019-07-24 Fix Slack command to add users by using the /slack command.

June 2019

2019-06-21 Fix board list view doesn’t load all boards when boards doesn’t fill the height of the screen.

2019-06-15 Increase comment limit on free plan to 500 comments.

2019-06-06 Add support for public board comments. Now it is possible to show comments on public boards for anonymous users.

Select comment icon on the bottom left, and tap gear icon to change setting to show comments on public boards. Note that setting applies only for public boards.

Comment icon > Gear icon > Check/uncheck option

Setting for Public Comments

April 2019

2019-04-26 Update SVG icons to use inline SVG. Fixes broken icons on Windows 10. More about how to use inline SVG icons.

2019-04-10 Get your invoice PDF as an invoice email attachment. This helps especially businesses to process invoices by the accounting department or you need it for an expense report. Invoice email includes also instructions how to update billing details,

2019-04-02 Update sign up and join team transactional notification’s email provider.

March 2019

2019-03-30 Change focus behaviour when starting to edit a shape when zoomed out. Improve synchronization on iPad Pro PWA app.

2019-03-27 Improve iPad Pro PWA experience on iOS 12.2 using Google Login. Add landing page for

2019-03-20 Your Information Page added. List of your Sketchboard information that you can access at any time. Go to your profile and select Your Information.

Menu > Settings > My Account

2019-03-16 Fix export adds extra space in some cases.

2019-03-15 Improve shape text editor usability on iPad Pro. Fix markdown line separator color.

2019-03-08 Improve realtime collaboration on a shape text update. Same text on a new shape was not saved.

2019-03-07 Add support for pointer events. Sketchboard works now e.g. with Surface Book touch screen and with its pen.

Improve iPad Pro overall user experience and usage with iPad Pro pen.

February 2019

2019-02-10 Fix PNG export with colored shapes.

January 2019

2019-01-30 Performance improvements on adding, deleting and moving shapes on big boards. Huge boards got gradually slower on insert, delete and move.

December 2018

2018-12-27 Fix hpart and vpart corporate style elements.

2018-12-14 Fix Package corporate style element. Add functionality to export public board as PDF on a paid plan.

November 2018

2018-11-30 Kill user sessions when changing a user password.

2018-11-22 Fix regression bug when moving relationship text.

2018-11-22 Fix forever loop when attaching relationship to its own label text.

2018-11-21 Add initial support for a Dark mode. The legacy black background is changed to full Dark mode.

2018-11-21 Add functionality to regenerate Organization invoices.

2018-11-04 Fix relationship crash on delete. When deleting a connection from a handle helper, Sketchboard crashed.

October 2018

2018-10-29 Fix orphan relationship related to shape. Caused to trying to save shapes with ghost relationships.

2018-10-28 Fix move shape to bottom crash.

2018-10-18 Fix presentation regression bug. The text is not shown in presentation mode.

2018-10-07 Fix Kubernetes environment board export when board contains images. Sometimes production environment loads images so fast that img onload event is not always fired.

2018-10-05 Add Kubernetes cluster to export a board using a Chrome headless. Improved board export quality and support links inside PDF export. Horizontally scalable and more fault tolerant (heals itself) board export.