sketchboard changelog 3


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. NOTE: List not updated since 2023-02.

May 2020

2020-05-09 Improve whiteboard search. Reindex search database using a Bolt Scorch. A huge performance improvement!

2020-05-20 Fix new Safari browser notifies same tab localstorage events. Now Sketchboard implements a workaround to fix this.

2020-05-22 Select search result shape on a board when navigation to a shape.

2020-05-25 Fix revert a version.

April 2020

2020-04 Performance improvements needed due to traffic increase.

March 2020

2020-03-06 Add a feature to create a secure link to change credit card information anonymously on the Organization plan.

2020-03-01 Fix join team email notification.

Join email notification was not sent if team name contained unicode.

February 2020

2020-02-25 More flexibility for premium plans

Update for the Team Plan. Sketchboard charges based on the number of users you have in your team. You can add or remove users as you go. Pay annually or monthly.

Update for the Organization Plan. Add annually payment option to the Organization Plan.

More details about the new plans can be found on the Pricing Page

2020-02-08 Improved comment email notification

Comment email notification with a shape link

Comment email notification contains a link to go directly to a commented shape. In case you have selected multiple shapes and added comment on those, link will center the board to all of those shapes.

January 2020

2020-01-09 New search functionality.

More details can be found from search inside your online whiteboard.

December 2019

2019-12-20 Public boards show preview thumbnail. Thumbnail is generated after the public board has been changed.

Public boards show preview thumbnail

2019-12-20 Change Recent tab behaviour on boards page. Now Recent filter shows also public boards.

2019-12-14 Fix “Send snapshot to Slack” from the share menu.

2019-12-05-b Support MacOS two finger touch pad zoom.

2019-12-05-a Improve shape dialog mode. When shape is not visible on a screen show a properly centered dialog with a shape context menu positioned on top of it.

Prevent accidental shape double click to click shape context menu, such as delete.

November 2019

2019-11-20 Now Sketchboard opens internal links in the same tab. On a desktop computer, you can still open Sketchboard internal links on a separate tab by using a Ctrl+Click or Cmd+Click (MacOS).

Sketchboard opens external links on a separate tab as earlier.

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