Changelog

A look at the latest updates and improvements to Workflow.

Apr 14, 2024

Predictive Command Bar

Apr 14, 2024

We're excited to announce the latest improvement to the Workflow command bar. You can now change the status or priority of a task with just a few keystrokes:

  • Press Cmd + K (Ctrl + K on Windows) to open the command bar
  • Type the desired state you want to apply to the task
  • Hit enter, and voila! Your task is updated instantly
Designed for Speed

Changing task statuses and priorities are among the most frequent actions in Workflow – we want to make sure you can do these at lightning speed. No more clicking through menus or hunting for the right button.

Try out the new command bar enhancements and let us know what you think!

Happy creating!

The Workflow Team

Apr 11, 2024

Hide the Side Panel to Focus on Your Asset

Apr 11, 2024

When you're deep in the creative process, you often want to minimize distractions and focus on your work. 

That's why we're introducing the ability to hide the side panel on tasks with creative assets, allowing you to immerse yourself in your videos, Figma designs, or live websites, or other assets without interruption. It's also a great way to present your work, without distracting your audience with additional information.

Declutter Your View in One Click

Hiding the side panel is quick and easy. You can do it in 3 different ways:

  • Click the "Hide Side Panel" button located in the sidebar
  • Use the keyboard shortcut: Cmd + . (or Ctrl + . on Windows)
  • Access the option through the sidebar menu

Once hidden, you'll have a clean, unobstructed view of your creative asset. To reveal the side panel again, just use any of the methods mentioned above.

Try this out and let us know how it improves your workflow (pun intended).

Happy creating!

The Workflow Team

Apr 8, 2024

Introducing Task Priorities for Better Organization

Apr 8, 2024

You can now assign a priority level to each task, ensuring that your most important work stays top of mind.

Assign Priorities to Your Tasks

With this update, you can assign one of four priority levels to any task:

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Urgent

Just click on a task and select the priority from the dropdown. The priority will be reflected in the task’s details, as well as on the board.

Assigning priorities to your tasks helps you and your team focus on what matters most, ensuring that critical work gets done first. Priority levels also improve organization, making it easier to manage your workload effectively.

Filter Tasks by Priority

You can now also filter your tasks by priority level. Just click on the "Filter" button and select the desired priority level to view only the tasks with that priority.

We hope that the new task priority feature helps you and your team stay organized, focused, and productive. As always, we'd love to hear your feedback on this update and how we can continue to improve Workflow to meet your needs.

Happy prioritizing!

The Workflow Team

Mar 27, 2024

Instant Interactions

Mar 27, 2024

At Workflow, we believe that the tools you use should empower you to do your best work, not slow you down. That's why we're thrilled to announce a major overhaul of the Workflow app, designed to make most interactions instantaneous with local-first architecture.

Our goal is to make every interaction take less than 50ms, so you can stay focused on creating.

No More Frustrating Delays

The updated Workflow platform now lets you enjoy:

  • Instant loading of projects, tasks, and assets
  • Real-time updates and synchronization across your team
  • Smooth, lag-free navigation between different sections of the app
  • Instant task filtering 
  • Offline support 
Under the Hood: Local-First Interactions

To achieve these incredible speed improvements, we've implemented a cutting-edge local-first architecture with a powerful sync engine. In essence, this means that most of your interactions with Workflow now happen directly on your device, without waiting for data to be sent back and forth to our servers.

When you make a change, like updating a task or leaving a comment, those changes are applied instantly on your local device. In the background, our sync engine efficiently communicates with our servers to ensure that your team members' devices are updated with the latest changes in real-time.

Enjoy full functionality even with spotty internet connection, so you can keep creating anytime, anywhere.

Speed as a Core Value

At Workflow, we believe that creatives should love the tools they use, and a big part of that is ensuring that they never slow you down. We've designed this speed improvement to feel so natural that you might not even notice it – and that's the point. Our goal is to get out of your way and let you focus on what you do best: creating amazing work.

We're committed to continually improving and optimizing Workflow to provide the best possible experience for our users. Stay tuned for more updates as we work to make Workflow the ultimate platform for creative collaboration.

Happy creating!

The Workflow Team

Mar 11, 2024

Introducing Project Pages

Mar 11, 2024

We're excited to announce a major update to how you work with projects in Workflow. Workflow now has dedicated project sections, designed to help you focus on one project at a time without being distracted by others.

Your Projects, Front and Center

All your projects are now easily accessible in the sidebar, putting them just a click away. Each project now has its own dedicated space, with a board containing all the tasks for that project. 

Dedicated project sections let you immerse yourself in a single project without the distraction of tasks from other projects. Of course, you can still access the "global" board view to see tasks from all projects when needed.

When a project is complete, simply mark it as "complete" to hide it from the sidebar, keeping your workspace clean and clutter-free.

Secure Collaboration

Only guests and teammates who are invited to a project have access to it, ensuring that sensitive information stays private. Inviting teammates and guests to a project is simple. Just invite them by email from the settings, or share the project’s share link with them.

Seamless transition

We've made the transition to dedicated project sections smooth and easy. Your existing projects will be automatically migrated, and you can start customizing and setting up your project sections right away.

We can't wait to see how dedicated project sections help you and your team work more efficiently and effectively. Give them a try and let us know what you think! Share your feedback with us, so we can continue to improve Workflow and make it the best tool for your team's needs.

Happy collaborating,

The Workflow Team

Feb 27, 2024

Introducing Filters

Feb 27, 2024

You can now filter tasks in your board view, to instantly find the tasks you need. 

To start filtering your tasks, click the filter icon in the top right corner of the board or press "F" on your keyboard.

  • Filter by assignee: View tasks assigned to yourself, specific team members, or tasks with no assignee. This makes it easy to see who's working on what and identify unassigned tasks that need attention.
  • Filter by creator: Need to review tasks created by a particular teammate? Now you can, with the ability to filter tasks by their creator.
  • Filter by project: Isolate tasks belonging to specific projects, allowing you to focus on one project at a time without distractions from other initiatives.
More filtering options coming soon

We're just getting started with filters. In the coming weeks, look out for even more powerful filtering options.

Try out the new filters and let us know what you think! Your feedback is invaluable in shaping the future of Workflow.

Stay tuned for more updates,

The Workflow Team

Feb 13, 2024

Quality-of-Life Updates

Feb 13, 2024

We're excited to announce a set of new features designed to make navigating Workflow and focusing on your most important tasks easier than ever.

Declutter Your Workspace
  • Hide Resolved Comments: Filter out resolved comments by clicking on the “eye” icon in the comment section. This allows you to focus on active discussions and quickly identify open issues.
  • Toggle comment bubbles on creative assets: Enjoy a distraction-free view of your creative work by temporarily hiding comment bubbles on images and videos. Simply press 'Shift + C' on your keyboard or use the dedicated button in the comment section to toggle them on or off.
Faster, More Efficient Navigation

We've made it easier to navigate Workflow, so you can spend more time creating and less time clicking.

  • Keyboard shortcuts for speed: Jump to your Board (G + B), Inbox (G + I), and Projects (G + P) with simple keyboard shortcuts.
  • Enhanced command bar: Use the command bar (Cmd + K on Mac, or Ctrl + K on Windows) and type "Go to XX" to quickly access any section of the app.
Improved Inbox Clarity

Your Inbox now displays the associated project for each task, giving you an immediate understanding of the work's context and helping you prioritize effectively.

We're committed to making Workflow the most intuitive and efficient platform for creative collaboration. These improvements are just the beginning – stay tuned for more exciting updates in the near future!

Happy creating,

The Workflow Team

Jan 29, 2024

Multiplayer Cursors

Jan 29, 2024

When you and another person are looking at the same piece of creative work, you can now see their cursor on the canvas.

This helps you discussing work in real-time over a conference call.

Point as you talk

Use gestures to point to changes, or point to where you want a new idea implemented.

Ultra-smooth 120 frames per second

Your colleague's cursors move at a smooth 120 frames per second, making it feel like you're in the same room.

Discussing creative work in real time is easier than ever.

Enjoy!

The Workflow Team

Jan 18, 2024

Add Comments To Videos

Jan 18, 2024

Easily add comments to your videos to provide clear feedback.

Simply click on any part of the video to pause the video and start commenting. Leave a note, tag specific team members to notify them, and resolve comments when they're addressed.

Time-stamped Feedback

Comments are attached to specific timestamps, making it clear when in the video your comment refers to.

Tag To Notify Specific People

Use @name to tag your team members. They will receive a notification and the tasks will rise to the top of their Workflow inbox.

When you're done, hit resolve to hide the comment.

Let us know if you have any ideas for new features.

The Workflow Team

Jan 14, 2024

Introducing the Command Bar

Jan 14, 2024

The new Command Bar gives you a context-sensitive search and list of frequently used actions.

To pull it up, on Mac press the 'Cmd + K', or on Windows press 'Ctrl + kK.

Jump to any task

Access different sections, features, or settings with simple keyboard shortcuts or a few clicks.

Frequency-based suggestions

Quick access to frequently used functions, speeding you up and increasing productivity. Find documents, set project statuses, and assign tasks effortlessly.

We'll be adding to the command bar over the coming weeks - keep an eye out for new additions.

All the best from our team to yours.

The Workflow Team

Jan 8, 2024

Add Comments To Websites

Jan 8, 2024

Comments are often the best way to start a discussion about a part of your work.

Any site, any page

Add any site that you're working on to a Workflow task (or a competitor's that you want to discuss). You can browse around the site and click any links or interactive elements

Click anywhere to add a comment

Your comment will remain attached to the item. This means that even if the element moves when the screen is resized, the comment will stay in place.

Tag people to get their feedback

Anyone you tag by typing @name will receive a notification, and the comment will appear in their inbox of comments to review.

When done, click 'Resolve' to finish

This will hide the comment from the page. You can come back to it later by clicking on the comment in the list in the right-hand panel.

Enjoy!

We hope you have a great start to the year with this feature.

The Workflow Team

Dec 27, 2023

Introducing The Inbox

Dec 27, 2023

The Inbox is a fast way to review new work.

Click a task to view the work and give feedback. When you're done, hit 'E' (or click the "Mark done" button) to dismiss it and automatically view the next item.

Mark done (E)

When you've completed your feedback, simply hit 'Mark Done'.

Read later (Esc)

Leaving feedback and need to step away? Hit escape – your work will be waiting in your Inbox.

Merry Christmas to our community of creatives.

The Workflow Team

Dec 18, 2023

Figma Plugin v3

Dec 18, 2023

Install the new plugin. Watch the demo:

When we watched the best Figma designers at work, we saw them heavily use keyboard shortcuts and efficient workflows they had designed for themselves. With this in mind, we've redesigned our Figma plugin to prioritise speed and ease of use from the keyboard. The new plugin lets you push work to Workflow in seconds.

Video walkthroughs

Hit "record" in the plugin to record a video walkthrough of your work. Your walkthrough will be highlighted to anyone viewing the work.

Prototypes and embedded canvases

In Workflow, create a task (or add a new version to a task) and select "add link". Paste Figma's sharable link here. Your users will be able to see the prototype or live canvas that you shared, and give feedback.

Divide your canvas into manageable tasks

Many designers find that managing feedback gets difficult when their Figma canvas gets big. This is where Workflow can help. You select a portion of the canvas and add it to a task in the Workflow app. This means each task can be discussed and managed separately, giving you - and your team - clarity.

Isolate the work for review

Sharing the entire canvas may lead to confusion and navigational issues for reviewers. It also requires designers to tidy up beforehand. Pushing only the relevant section to Workflow simplifies navigation and eliminates the need for pre-sharing cleanup.

Keyboard shortcuts

Move through the Figma plugin with keyboard shortcuts. Push work for review in seconds.

Two-way links

Above each frame you push from Figma to Workflow, you get a button that takes you to the task in Workflow. In Workflow, the task has a link that takes you back to the frame in Figma.

We hope this speeds up your team - and helps you create great work together.

Stay tuned for more updates.

The Workflow Team

Nov 29, 2023

Introducing Text Documents

Nov 29, 2023

For many of us, writing is the start of our creative process. Writing is thinking, not just a way to communicate.

So we're excited to announce the launch of text documents in Workflow.

Ideal for project briefings

Starting a new project or new task? Describe who it's for and the main use cases. This prevents missing important ideas or realising you and your collaborators had different expectations down the road.

Write copy or trade notes

Copy (such as the text for a website or advert) can be added and shared.

Give video feedback

The quickest and easiest way to give feedback is over video. In Workflow, you can record a video of yourself giving feedback on a text document, and it will be sent to the author.

To use this feature, create a new task in workflow, click 'add asset', and select 'Doc'.

Stay tuned for more updates

The Workflow Team

Nov 28, 2023

Say Hello To Our Free Starter Plan

Nov 28, 2023

Workflow is for every creative, and so we're making Workflow free for your first project.

This gives small teams and startups the chance to use Workflow before you've landed their first client, while you're still in the messy, creative stage. We hope this will help you get started on your creative journey.

What's in the free plan?

Every feature including email sign-off of creative work and video-recorded feedback. You're limited to 1 project and up to 5 versions of any file, and 10 GB storage.

How much is the premium plan?

The premium plan is now just £19/month, paid annually, or £29/month monthly. Extra users are £7/month and extra storage is £5/month for 100 GB.

We hope this helps a number of you creatives break out into designing your own creative work.

Stay tuned for more updates

The Workflow Team

Nov 15, 2023

Bring Your Own Branding To Workflow

Nov 15, 2023

Client experience is everything. Yet so often, we force clients to use a patchwork of apps. Each app has a different style, different functions to learn, different notifications to monitor, even different log ins - it's a disorienting, confusing mess.

With Workflow, you can create a single unified collaboration space - a place that feels yours. With our latest update, it's now easy to customise your Workflow space to match your brand's look and feel.

Your space, not ours

Your website feels like you. Your pitch decks feel like you. Your office feels like you. Finally, your collaboration space can feel like it's a cohesive part of your brand too. Add your logo, choose your brand colours, and customise your URL to match your company name. We want your collaboration space will feel like an artist's studio - the ideal space for discussing work and inspiring creativity. Not just another generic tech platform.

Emails that come from your company, not some startup

When you send work for review, invite someone to your space, or send any other email, it will appear to come from your company email address and the email is branded to your team's colours.

Clean defaults

Don't want to brand the space? The default colour scheme is bright and clean with abundant whitespace. It fits in with any brand and makes your work the center piece. We don't think bright buttons and pop-ups should interrupt the user, or distract from your work.

Create a unique URL for each client

Give clients a unique url to access their space through, such as big-bus-tours.com. This makes it easy for them to remember and access your space, and it's a great way to reinforce your brand.

We've seen how much pride creatives take in their digital presence. Hours are spent on websites, social media profiles, and porfilios. We want your Workflow space to be an extension of that, and we hope these new features help you achieve that.

Stay tuned for more updates

The Workflow Team

Oct 23, 2023

A Beautiful New Desktop App

Oct 23, 2023

We're thrilled to unveil the new Workflow desktop app.

This makes it easier to access your conversations and messages in just one click. Click here to download: https://workflow.design/download

Minimalist design

Clean, bright and distraction-free: our goal is that Workflow is easy for new people to pick up without any training. One of the user profiles we think a lot about are the non-tech-savvy users out there, which many clients are. Minimalist design also makes Workflow a beautiful canvas for your work, feeling less like software and more like a gallery

Desktop notifications

If you want to be more responsive to your team, the app can give you a notification when people message you or provide feedback on your work

Real-time everything

All data in the app is updated in real time, ensuring that your team are always in sync

Your feedback has always been our North Star, guiding us to create a Workflow experience that aligns with your goals. This revamped feedback system is a testament to our dedication to your success. Thank you for being a vital part of our journey. Here's to boosting productivity, streamlining processes, and achieving new heights with Workflow!

Stay tuned for more updates

The Workflow Team