sketchboard changelog

Blog

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.

April 2022

2022-04-12 Sketchboard Trackpad and Mouse Usage Changed

Sketchboard usage has been updated. Trackpad scrolling now moves board around and zooming can be achieved by pincing on trackpad or pressing Cmd key while scrolling.

Sketchboard's mouse and trackpad usage

When you are using mouse you will need to press right mouse key when moving board around.

You can still change the default behaviour to legacy usage from the menu.

Menu > Settings > Mouse and Trackpad Usage

Troubleshooting

In case horizontal scrolling initiates browser’s back navigation guesture. Please restart the browser or close all Sketchboard related tabs.

March 2022

2022-03-18 Programming language syntax highlighting

Sketchboard added support for syntax highlighting. Check more details on our virtual whiteboard code block syntax highlighting post.

2022-03-04 New Sketchboard Version

A new version of Sketchboard has been deployed. All text related functionality needed to be reimplement due to performance problems introduced in Chrome 97 on Windows 10 for SVG text transforms. Unfortunately the chromium team decided not to roll back their changes that introcuded this regression.

All though the work was massive it will bring new nice things for Sketchboard users. We are able to introduce more advanced content that users' can have on boards.

Read more on our blog.

January 2022

2022-01-22 Find In Board

Good news for users having large boards, and have been strugling to find a specific shape position quickly. Now Sketchboard provides a possibility find text inside your virtual whiteboard.

Press Cmd + F or Ctrl + F to activate board internal search or use board menu to activate search. Search result are highlighted while you type below.

Navigate search result using up or down arrow keys, enter key centers the shape that contains the text.

Find text in online whiteboard

In case want to cover search for your all boards, just open your dashboard and type the search term on the search field and go.

October 2021

2021-10-27 Sketchboard Online Whiteboard Integration for Webex

Happy to tell that Sketchboard is available on Webex as an embedded application integration. Sketchboard can be used in side Webex Meetings and Messaging Spaces. See more details how to use the integration from online whiteboard for Webex page.

September 2021

2021-09-27 Responsive Mobile app layout support

Now Sketchboard can be used on small screen through a web browser. You can also install Sketchboard on your home screen when using iOS.

August 2021

2021-08-27 Support for custom templates

Now users can save reusable templates on based on their own virtual whiteboard content.

Learn more about online whiteboard templates.

July 2021

2021-07-30 Performance problems FIXED when using Chrome version 92

We have updated Sketchboard and implemented a workaround that causes performance problems on Chrome v92 with SVG.

Now you can open your large boards on Chrome as well.

2021-07-29 Performance problems detected when using Chrome version 92

Big boards are slow to open due to a performance bug on Chrome version 92. We are looking in to the problem.

As a workaround, use Safari or Firefox to open your big boards.

2021-07-10 Sketchboard added support for system templates

Now it is easier to get create new boards with a premade content.

Create a board based on system templates

June 2021

2021-06-05 Support rotate on uploaded photos

Added support to rotate uploaded images.

2021-06-05 Update how connections attach to shape

Now when connecting shape on edge of a shape, it will use fixed connections.

Now it needs to be dragged to the center of the shape to use automatically routed connections.

May 2021

2021-05-18 Rotate Shape Feature

Now it is possible to rotate shapes on board. Rotate can be applied to a shape by first clicking the shape to show the rotate handle. Shape starts to rotate when dragging the rotate handle. When rotating it shows the angle and snaps every 90 degrees.

Rotate shape on Sketchboard

2021-05-18 Shape Library Categories

Now Sketchboard shows library categories for shapes on the right hand side of a board.

Select library categories

March 2021

2021-03-2 New pricing category

Enterprise plan provides more flexibility. Some examples of customization. Set a fixed number of users that the plan supports. Pricing is tiered. Set up SAML SSO. Possibility to pay first time with an invoice.

2021-03-31 Electronic Symbol Shapes

Sketchboard added some electronic symbol shapes to the service.

Double click the empty board to open the context menu, then type e.g. elec on the search bar and Sketchboard shows all electronic shapes available on Sketchboard.

Search electronic symbols in Sketchboard Electronic symbols in Sketchboard

February 2021

2021-02-16 Sign in with SSO

Sign in with SSO

Sketchboard has added an option to setup sign in with SSO for the Organization subscribers. At first, Okta IDP is supported officially. Let us know if there are other providers that you would like to get officially supported.

SSO configuration guide will be available soon.

2021-02-16 Change how you sign in on Sketchboard

Change how you sign in on Sketchboard

Now you can change how you sign in on Sketchboard.

In case, you have signed in using “Sign in with Google”, you can now change the sign in type to password login.

In case you are part of an Organization that uses “Sign in with SSO”, you need to explicitely switch to SSO sign in, before you can use SSO on Sketchboard.

2021-02-16 Log out directly from Dashboard menu

Dashboard Security Menu with Log out

Added on option to log out from the dashboard.

December 2020

2020-12-12 Sketchboard whiteboard for Slack integration updated with granular permissions.

Existing integations need to be reinstalled. How to reinstall: remove and install integration again.

2020-12-09 AWS group shapes added on Sketchboard.

Search AWS group shapes on Sketchboad

2020-12-07 Four new generic container shapes. Search container shapes with container keyword.

Search Sketchboard's container shapes

Container shapes are always one layer below the other shapes. In case you have container shapes on top of each other you need to order the containers using move to background or top functions. Those can be found on shape context menu.

Search Sketchboard's container shapes

Example diagram with next generation AWS icons.

Sketchboard container example
2020-12-07

Add a possibility to attach text to uploaded image shapes.