August 31, 2017
Summer tone-up is here. To be honest, the summer has been filled with rapid workouts. With September approachings, it’s time to review our results.
The Select tool has been doing hundreds of pull-ups this summer. Result? Brand new selection resize tool! Resize any items on your boards and drag to resize. Dragging from corners scales the item. Dragging from sides will just resize. Oh, we dare you to try group resizes, too.
Staring at The Select Tool doing pull-ups, rotate has been doing push-ups, pull-ups, pull-downs and who knows what. What we wanted to say really is you can now also rotate all items on boards in any direction and however many times you need.
Item editors are showing fully new toned up body too – just select what you want to edit on the board and editor will open up in a lovely pop-over menu for you. For shortcuts, we also added locking, unlocking and all kinds of options for you there.
If you didn’t know that shapes from the library could change color, then now you know – they can. Drag it on canvas and choose your favorite color. Or the least favorite. Or some other one.
You can now also change note colors right from the new pop-over editor.
We have a confession to make. While fixing more than a hundred bugs and testing, we completely lost track. So let’s just put it this way: we fixed many bugs. They are all butterflies now. And hopefully, your app experience is more bug-free than ever before. If you feel different, please do reach out in our chat and elaborate.
For all of you going back to school – we’re absolutely not sad nor sorry. School and learning new things is awesome. The one things that’s even greater is learning by teaching, though. But to help you prepare for the classes easier, we’ve added a collection of new templates and shapes. Study smarter not harder.
Happy creative September!
June 27, 2017
Summer tunes with a completely new design:
Board settings and details in app moved to the top. Invite members, add boards, copy, edit, delete – all nicely together.
Tools packed their belongings and moved to left with simple settings and previews. Did you already notice the new joiners? No? Say hi to erase tool.
New fonts in app for all your typographic needs – headline fonts, body text fonts and much more. We also swapped the default font in app, in case you haven’t tried it yet.
Note editor received a summer tone up – easier editor and you can also change your note colors – yellow, green, blue etc. Summer vibes.
New preview options for embedded cards. When you add content from web URL, you can choose preview image on top, left, right, image only or text only.
Literally hundreds of new shapes in our library at your fingertips. Select and drag it on canvas – that’s how simple content creation can be.
Lots of love, winky smiles and digital heart-shaped chocolates.
May 4, 2017
New shapes in the library waiting to popup on your board. How can you brainstorm without adding these on your canvas?
The Embed tool has 5 different modes now.
The board link share was not working as it should. Now you can share your content better than ever!
Our webpage has been updated – it’s now shinier and more user-friendly.
Invite actions have been fixed.
Image upload - You wouldn’t have noticed any bugs here, but we did and we got it fixed.
The payment flow was improved and some bugs were squashed.
The image embed feature works again.
As always there were a gazillion performance improvements and fixes. You’ll notice the board grid loading faster, boards opening quicker and more.
March 1, 2017
We’ve added a ‘mailto’ feature for disabled tools so if you’re not an admin with the ability to upgrade your team, you can email an admin and get their butts to upgrade for you!
No one likes to feel squashed, so we have added padding for in-app release notes so you don’t have to hug the narrower modal sides anymore.
Our pricing page has been updated – it’s now shinier and more user friendly than ever.
If ya don’t use it, ya lose it. Well, more like if you don’t pay for it you lose it (but that doesn’t rhyme). Team members are automatically downgraded if your Premium subscription runs out and you don’t pay for it. Admins are given priority, so they stay in the team first. Following this the first full members to sign up have priority with the most recent being removed. Removals keep happening automatically until the team is down to the 4 users allowed in the Free plan. We wish we could give everything away for free. But we’ve gotta eat you know 😄
No more guessing games – board popovers have been updated so now they tell you if your board limit has been reached.
The board exports and template imports were not working as they should, so our engineers fixed them. Now you can export to your hearts content.
Invites are just better (you won’t notice and that’s a good thing, trust us).
The try as a guest feature has been fixed. Be our guest.
Payment and billing flows fixed – we like them because they mean we get paid but we hate them because they’re fiddly to work with. Now the payment and billing flows work exactly as they should. Go team!
Ever invited others to Deekit and had no luck? You probably hit the limit for your team. Now we tell you when you’ve hit the invite max limit. Easy peasy.
We send a couple invite reminders to your team as a friendly reminder. If after third reminder they don’t accept – they are ignoring you.
We’re keeping up the tradition to always fit in a few performance fixes. We’re just mentioning it here so you know, too.
February 14, 2017
Love, friends and a whole big long list of things released is in the air. Here’s what’s happened:
You can now start a free trial for Deekit premium without a credit card at hand. Just click the “Start Free trial” button anywhere in Deekit (or here on the pricing page). Then sit back and enjoy your free month of premium.
Free users are limited to 4 boards. We promised there would be always part of Deekit available for free and we are sticking to that. Free teams in Deekit are tailored for smaller teams/groups or personal use. These Free teams now allow up to 4 boards and 4 full members per team. You can still invite unlimited restricted members to boards too. If 4 boards or team members are not enough, we’ve got you covered -> go ahead and try out premium. It comes with a free trial and it’s awesome. We promise. Get it.
All subscriptions are now shown in USD.
We’ve switched our payment provider to provide a whole list of things to you. We can now give you the option of a free trial with no credit card. Lovely codes for goodies to redeem are now easier for us to generate. We’ve got lots planned too, so expect more in the near future. We just wanted to mention this as it’s pretty unnoticeable but it definitely makes Deekit better. So now you know.
Joy of joys – board names are now visible in the url. So those who often feel lost, shall be lost no more.
Never seen the billing section in Admin page before? It’s often hidden. Billing was visible to admins only. But we figured anyone should be able to see the section.
Change your plans in Admin page. From Free to Paid, from Paid to Free, from Monthly to Annual. From Annual to Monthly. What would happen if we added few more choices, interested? 🙂
People you invited haven’t joined yet? – we’ve added them a little email reminder to join in.
Fonts too big, notes to small, post-it’s somewhat ok – something obviously was not right. Size matters. Thus we’ve changed the default sizes around.
Billing history now has expandable billing statements.
Billing overview next charge estimates now include full member invites.
Sent a full member invite to a restricted member and it failed miserably? After many beeps and toots, lots of head banging and just one cup of coffee – devs fixed the bug. You can now send an invite or just change the user role in Admin page.
While fixing bugs in the invite flow, we’ve terminated several more. Invites. Should. Just. Work.
The ghostly blank board grid after logging in is filled with content now. No need to run for an eye check just yet.
A perfectly reasonable attempt to open pop-over menu with right click now actually opens the pop-over.
Tools settings, such as size and opacity for example, did not respect the numbers you entered. Now they do.
Creating boards under a particular folder in board grid did not agree with your folder selection. You are the boss and whichever folder you create boards in is your call.
You can now actually delete pending invites. We’ll say no more.
Who would have thought that math is useful, when done correctly. We’ve told you before that Free teams can have 4 full members and unlimited restricted members on your boards. Now this is really the case.
Performance improvements and fixes in login, board grid and user invite flows. Faster is better, right?
Panning around on humongous (or even just large) boards is fast. Now moving a huge number of things on these boards is super fast too.
Lots of love, winky smiles and digital heart-shaped chocolates.
January 19, 2017
New year, new resolutions. How are yours coming along? We have a long list of resolutions, we call it a backlog. And it contains a whole lot of things you have asked for. And some, which you never did. First on the list is a handy url share feature and adding ways to create account for those who don’t use / cannot use social media (ooh, burn!).
Why there are no social media page templates in Deekit” – you asked. Well… we couldn’t find a better answer than just to add them. Facebook page and Twitter profile templates are here so you can practice and plan how your pages should look.
Change your plan, edit payment methods, edit billing address – zoom into your billing details in admin to modify any of it. Oh, and if you’re still not on the Deekit Premium yet, grab a free trial now and take it for a spin.
Deekit developed horrible habit of not panning upon right-click drag after recent Chrome changes. So this is something we have tamed as part of our New Year resolutions. Right-click, drag and pan away. Any direction. Tip: if you pan too far and get lost, the “Pan home” tool comes to the rescue.”
A whole mountain of performance improvements through your panning experience. Specially on the large boards. Panning is now faster and smoother than ever before. Super fast panning. SO much smoother. TLDR: Super smooth panning.
For the benefit of all those who have sent full member invites via email to a restricted member instead of simply changing their role in Admin page, we now do the trick for you through the email invite flow. No more conflicting invite accept results.
Editing forms and details on the Admin page no longer fails silently. Nice, isn’t it?
November 17, 2016
Are you ready to level up with Deekit? After numerous cups of coffee and countless late nights, we are excited to announce the arrival of Deekit Premium. An opportunity for you to help and invest in Deekit and getting new features and changes you ask for, faster.
Read more about the Standard plan on our blog and check out pricing page.
Be bold, be strong, be happy, and most of all, be upgrading.
For the card lovers, link collectors, completists and dashboard lovers – you can now add any content to your boards from the web as cards. Play videos and view slides directly in Deekit. Add website pins, spreadsheets, image cards, cards with additional notes on the side – the choice is yours. Here’s where you’ll find the new tool. You’re welcome.
When you last visited your boards and looked onto the menu for Shapes, it was ok. Just ok. But when you reload, it will be much better. Advanced shape library for any taste are here – design and wireframe, sketch architecture diagrams, work with maps. Or just have fun. Let us know what you think check out the library details.
Change shape color from the shape library, when choosing a shape. Yes, you can change the color once a shape is on your boards, from the very same place.
Create and organize your boards into folders. Give yourself some bright colours and set a custom colour for each folder while you’re at it.
Some of you invited, and others tried to accept invites. They tried and they tried. We squished the bug out of invite accept (with vim, sublime and hammers) and invite accept is working again. Those who got the messy emails with misbehaving links – we will be resending new ones. Very soon.
Team Administrators could not use templates when they disabled members from creating boards under settings. We believe in fairness, so administrators can now use templates even when they disable the feature for everyone else.
Our engineers coded some further clever tricks into Deekit over past couple weeks that makes working with your boards faster. Faster is always better, isn’t it?
The new and improved way to create teams. Literally bigger, less text and way better.
November 1, 2016
Our template importer in the gallery wore a book worm costume (it was both creepy and spooky) and came back with a humongous bag full of candy. Treat, no tricks.
New support and help site with many pro tips. Check it out, what do you think?
Edit your Deekit profile is available in Admin page. Completing your Deekit profile helps your team members learn more about you. You can add details about yourself, add a profile image and social profile links.
New sign up and team set up. While you can use Deekit just on your own, the center of Deekit is about the people and your team. We have re-designed the team creation to make it easier to invite team members and collaborate. Set up your team.
New user roles. We have introduced new user roles in Deekit for easier sharing. Each member you invite into your team becomes a full team member. Each time you share boards (invite someone to a board), these users become restricted members. Differently from previous access rules, restricted members have access to specific boards now. And, of course, you can promote full members to administrators. Read more about roles.
New invite flow is available in Admin page. You can invite members directly from the admin page and immediately choose their role and access levels.
Deekit application is focused on one team at a time. You can switch between teams in app and Admin page by simply clicking on the “Switch team”.
Create and manage folders. Managing folders is available for premium users in couple weeks. You can manage your current folders and access levels from the Admin page.
Manage team permissions. Administrators can manage who can invite new members, manage folders and manage board access details.
Template import from web gallery was misbehaving recently. We have taught it some manners and you can import templates from the web again. While at it, we also added easier way to select teams to use the templates in. Import templates.
Logging in with Trello and Twitter were having bad-hair days. After some brushing and washing, they are back and well.
’ mark creating excitement in board names and description fields. Ever noticed that the ‘ mark just kept duplicating itself in board names and description fields after saving? It was simply trying to grab your attention, a lot. What we wanted to say is that it’s no longer doing it.
Gazillion performance improvements and fixes. You’ll notice board grid loading faster, boards opening quicker and more. Just like in the Fast and Furious movie. Superfast.
September 6, 2016
It has been an eventful summer here at Deekit with many projects and products underway. But before moving forward, here’s a look back at the things we released during the summer.
Chat with us, right from the app. Instead of sending emails to support, chat with our team both from our website and from the app, too. Ask about features, share your feedback.
We have been busy getting ready for a big launch. As the first step, we released a new login and many updates to settings and team setup will follow soon.
Facebook login was misbehaving recently. We have taught it some manners and you can use Facebook to log in again.
Board filtering was not returning correct results. Whilst it’s sometimes good to find things you were not looking for, we felt this is not the place.
Rectangle rotating was not really rotating as it should. With bugs fixed – give it a try now!
Ever noticed that moving or deleting hundreds of items on your boards was a bit slow? We’ll, it’s lightning fast now. Really. And while at it, we also made drawing and board export faster, too.
Some of you noticed that zoom slider wasn’t working well on all browsers and all devices. Issues are now coded away and you the zoom slider works again.