What's new in Superthread
New updates and improvements shipped in Superthread 🚀
Sep 22, 2023
You can now set card priority from the 3 dot menu on a card.
We’ve simplified the design of the comment field to make it fit better on mobile and when creating inline comments in pages.
When viewing a space homepage, if that space contains no boards, or no pages, we now show an empty state prompting you to create one.
You can now see cards created more than one month ago in the ‘Created by me’ tab of the ‘My work’ page.
Fixed a small text truncation issue when hovering over a notification in the Inbox.
Fixed an issue with the mention dropdown where clicking in the dropdown would prevent keyboard navigation in the dropdown from working.
Dragging cards when a sort order is applied is now smoother.
The empty state for space homepage no longer has a big gap at the top of it.
Tweaked the border radius of the quick card modal.
Sep 15, 2023
Card priority improvements – the field is now easier to view, set, and edit.
Priority is now visible (when set) on a small card in a board.
Changes to priority are now visible the card activity feed.
Priority field now defaults to ‘No priority’ instead of being unset.
Space homepage now remembers if you chose a 2 column layout.
The floating text formatting toolbar has been restyled to better fit the look of the app.
Tags are now sorted alphabetically so that they are easy to find.
Tooltips in the app that display a space name, now also display the space icon.
Tooltips in the card activity feed that include a list name. now also display the list status icon.
Opening a page that doesn’t contain any content should now feel instant.
Modals and popups throughout the app now all look and feel more consistent.
The button to copy the link to a card now works when viewing the card in the Inbox.
Code blocks, horizontal page divider, and block quote options have been re-enabled in the floating toolbar.
Fixed a bug where creating a new page, then navigating to a different page through search would result in the page contents failing to update.
Fixed a bug where modifying the tags on a card using keyboard shortcuts would create a new tag at the same time as applying an existing one.
Superthread now works on Safari versions older than 15.1
In the quick card modal, changing the parent card no longer closes the modal.
We removed the background colour from the workspace logo to prevent it appearing on transparent PNGs.
When dragging a card into a different space, the target space homepage no longer jerks.
Sep 8, 2023
Delete Spaces – you can now tidy up your workspace by deleting unused spaces. Deleting a space is a destructive action that will delete any boards, cards, and pages contained in it. Deletion is permanent and cannot be undone. Only workspace Admins or the team member who originally created a space can perform this action. You’ll find the delete option in the 3 dot menu for each space and in the Manage spaces page.
Filter by priority in a board – you can now filter cards in a board based on their priority value.
View two boards side by side – selecting the ‘2 column’ layout in a space homepage will now display each board preview as a vertically scrollable list of cards. This makes moving cards from your ‘Backlog’ board to your ‘Active’ board much easier.
When hovering over a group of avatars, moving your cursor across each avatar in the group will now display each user’s profile immediately.
We’ve added a confirmation modal when deleting a View.
We’ve disabled some text formatting options inside of tables to prevent them getting into a broken state. These include horizontal rules (page divider) and code blocks.
Cards that contain lots of child cards should now load slightly faster due to optimising the way we pre-fetch the status of the cards.
Cards that contain lots of comments and activity should now load faster.
Dragging cards in a board should feel slightly smoother.
We added a padlock icon to the ‘Private’ option on the ‘Create new space’ screen.
When editing a View, we changed the ‘Cancel’ button to ‘Discard’.
After adding an inline comment, pasting an image into a page no longer fails to upload.
It’s now easier to hover over a mentioned user and mouse towards their profile.
After selecting a type of filter to apply to a board, the search input in the filter dropdown will reset.
Fixed anchor links to page headings not scrolling to the correct position in the page.
Fixed an issue in brand new workspaces where a page could sometimes take ~1s to load.
Replying to a comment now also clears any local drafts you had of that comment.
Links with text styles applied to them are now clickable.
In a page, clicking on a link that also has an inline comment attached to it will now display the comment on first click, and then open the link on second click.
Creating a brand new page should now feel slightly faster.
Sep 1, 2023
Tables (beta) – you can now add simple tables to pages and card descriptions. Just type
/tableto add a table from the slash menu.
Priority field – you can now give cards an explicit priority (Urgent, High, Medium, Low, None) and sort cards in a board by their priority.
Drafts for comment threads – unfinished replies will now be saved as a draft on your device.
Whilst creating a brand new inline comment in a page, clicking outside of the ‘new comment’ field will prompt you to confirm before discarding the unfinished comment.
Creating a comment, editing a comment, and replying to a comment now all have the same UI for composing text.
The ‘Owner’ of a workspace can now transfer ownership to another team member in Settings > Workspace > Members. By default, the owner is person who originally created the workspace.
Guest members are now labelled as guests throughout the app. For example in assignee dropdowns, card activity, and comments.
Tweaked the style of attachments in cards.
When moving a card to a different board, the search now shows you suggested boards from the spaces you are a member of.
Cards should load slightly faster because we’ve optimised pre-loading card content and reduced the number of http requests.
We removed the quick start tutorial from the signup flow to make getting in to the app faster.
The scroll position of a card no longer jumps around when creating new comments.
Improved URL detection when pasting links into comments.
Fixed some console errors when dragging things into favourites.
Fixed an issue where changing the sort order in a board would not update until creating a new card.
Guest members can no longer add/remove people to a space.
Guest members are no longer added to the default space.
After moving a card into a space that you are a not a member of, then clicking ‘Open’ on the toast notification, that space will now correctly display in the ‘Exploring’ section of the sidebar.
Navigating to a page from the Inbox will no longer open the page with comments sidebar popped open.
The quick card creation modal will now remember your last viewed board as the location for the new card (assuming you have not set a default board yourself).
When setting a parent card, the search input field will now be focussed automatically.
Escwhen setting a parent card will now only close the search box, not the entire quick card modal.
The card title field is now automatically focussed when creating multiple child cards in a row.
Fixed an issue with image attachments not being saved correctly when creating a brand new page.
Whilst creating a child card, you can no longer highlight text and select the ‘create card’ option in the floating toolbar.
Using your mouse to select an option in the mentions dropdown, emoji picker, or slash menu, will no longer close the quick card creation modal.
Aug 25, 2023
Space homepage redesign – we’ve refreshed the way boards and pages are displayed in the space homepage:
View boards or pages side by side with the new ‘2 column’ layout option.
Boards previews are now more compact so that you can see more cards at once.
View the number of cards in each board.
Pages now display their custom icon and any subpages (if present).
Favourite or copy a link to a board or page directly from the space homepage.
Comment threads – click the reply button on a comment to create a thread. Threads let you discuss a topic in more detail without cluttering a card or generating excessive notifications. Only people participating in the thread will be notified of replies to it. This includes the person that posted the original comment, people who replied to it, and anybody @mentioned in it.
Sort cards in a Board – you can now sort the cards in a board by due date, created date, or last updated timestamps.
Move cards – you can now move cards to another board by selecting the ‘Move to board’ option from the 3 dot menu on a card (don’t worry, drag and drop still works too).
Set parent card – you can now set a parent card from the 3 dot menu of a card.
Replying to a comment from a Slack notification will now post the reply in a thread.
In the desktop app, quick cards and pages that are created through the ‘New card/page’ button will now be included in the list of recently viewed items.
You can now duplicate a card from within a View.
On mobile, the text in comments is no longer indented.
You can now open the members dropdown in the ‘Manage spaces’ screen.
On the ‘Manages spaces’ screen, we now hide tooltips when you scroll the page.
Fixed many small issues with the redesign of the child card creation flow.
We added hover states and tweaked the button style when viewing the list of team members in the Members settings page.
Fixed the create card option in the slash menu.
Searching Unsplash for cover images now works again.
The buttons for previous/next card in the list now work as expected in the ‘My work’ page.
Opening the top result in search is now faster.
Fixed an issue with renaming a card in a view, after performing an archive.
Aug 18, 2023
Parent and child Cards redesign – creating child cards, and setting parent cards has been completely redesigned. When creating cards you can now:
Select a board – child cards can now be created in any space/board/list that you choose.
Add a description whilst creating child cards.
Add tags whilst creating a card.
Set a parent card (this is already set for you when creating a card directly as a child)
View a card’s parent in the board – if a card has a parent set, the parent will now be displayed above the title of the card.
Guest members – you can now invite guest members which have limited access to your workspace. Guests will only be able to access the specific spaces that they’ve been added to.
Go to the next/previous card in a list – when viewing a card, you can now jump to the next/previous card even faster. Just click the next/previous arrows in the header, or use the keyboard shortcuts
Work with (pending) invited users immediately – when you invite a team member, you can start assigning them to cards and spaces immediately. You don’t need to wait for them to accept the invite. After they accept, they’ll already know what they need to work on and pay attention to.
Attach any type of file to Cards – we’ve added support for many more document, image, and file types including PDF, CSV, DOCX, JSON, HEIC, SVG, AVIF.
The text in the slash menu dropdown is now visible again.
When clicking on an inline comment, we will now ensure that the latest replies are always loaded.
When viewing card attachments we have disabled the keyboard shortcuts for moving to the next card in a list.
Removed an unused divider in the 3 dot menu for spaces.
When selecting text with your cursor, if the highlighted text included a link, clicking anywhere in your selection would open the link.
Fixed a rare issue where some html elements would not be removed when navigating between a page and a board.
Fixed some cases where clicking the ‘Update to latest version’ notification would not disappear after updating.
You can now paste images directly into inline comments in pages.
In the desktop app, cards and pages that you create through the New card/New page buttons will now show in the ‘Recently viewed’ list.
In the desktop app, you can now drag the app window around when viewing a page.
Aug 11, 2023
Slash menu – we now have a slash menu in our text editor. Just type
/to bring up a list of commands for quickly formatting text and inserting content.
Team member profiles – hovering over a user’s avatar will now display their profile. Clicking the ‘View work’ button will show you all the cards they are currently working on.
Summary sidebar for Spaces and Boards – view high level information about the current Space or Board by clicking on sidebar button in the top right of the header.
The Space management page is now sorted to show Spaces you are member of at the top of the list.
You can now expand inline images in comments and browse them in the media viewer.
We’ve tweaked the design of the image upload modal.
Throughout the app, the spacing between icons and text is now consistent when using either emoji or regular icons.
In the desktop app, pages with emoji icons will now display correctly in the list of recently viewed items.
We now remove the attachment ID query parameter from the URL after closing an attachment.
Fixed the width of the Join/Leave buttons in the space management page.
Fixed filtering for related cards in a board.
Fixed a rare issue where the real time collaboration in card descriptions would take 30secs to reconnect.
Links to pages in comments and checklist items will now display the page’s icon.
Screenshots that are pasted directly from your clipboard into a comment are now visible to other team members.
In Safari, fixed an issue with emoji icons appearing too big.
Aug 4, 2023
Edit pages within Inbox – if you receive a notification about a page, you can now edit that page directly within the Inbox.
Mentions search now includes ‘Done’ and ‘Cancelled’ cards.
Creating new cards when a filter is applied to a board should now be less confusing. We’ve changed the background colour behind the applied filters to make them stand out more, and we also show a feedback message to indicate that your new card may be hidden by the filter.
When viewing a notification in the Inbox, clicking on the page name or card-ID in the breadcrumb will now navigate you directly to that page.
Changing a page icon is now easier. Clicking on the page icon will now open the icon picker immediately, instead of showing the old dropdown menu for Edit and Remove options.
Space icons that have been set to an emoji will now display correctly in a card’s activity log.
Cards in the ‘Not started’ status will now display the correct status icon in beautified links.
In the child card dropdown on a parent card, the status icons of the children will now show the correct custom colours (if set).
Fixed the tooltip for ‘untitled’ pages in the favourites section in the sidebar.
Added a space between the timestamp and the word ‘edited’ on a comment.
Tweaked the text on the Shortcut importer.
We no longer show a delete button in the icon picker for Spaces.
Fixed an issue where the ‘invite team member’ modal would not work in very old Spaces that did not have a Space icon set.
Using keyboard arrows to select a notification in the Inbox no longer changes your scroll position at the same time.
Jul 28, 2023
Custom page icons (including emoji) – page icons are now more customisable and are displayed in more places throughout the app. Choose an icon from our own set, an emoji, or any image that you upload. The icon will be visible in the sidebar, breadcrumb, search results, beautified links, and pages that you share to the web.
Precise date/time stamps – hovering over the ‘2 days ago’ style timestamps in card activity and comments will now show you the precise date and time when the activity happened.
When sharing a page to the web, the colours, fonts, and styling of the shared page have all had a slight facelift to better match the look of the Superthread app.
You can now quickly set the ‘start date’ by clicking on the 3 dot menu on a card in a board.
You no longer have to adjust the volume every time you watch a video attachment. If you adjust the volume, we will now remember it for your device.
Fixed an issue where you could not delete a checklist item immediately after editing it.
The card description is no longer displayed on top of the search box when creating a relationship from an archived card.
In Safari, when playing a video attachment, the volume control button is now positioned correctly.
Editing a page title from within the Inbox no longer navigates you to the page.
Dropdown menus within an open card will now be closed when you close the card.
The members dropdown in a space homepage will now close when you remove yourself as a member of the space.
Resizing the notification list in Inbox will no longer cause the real time collaboration avatars to move.
Fixed an issue where you could not move your cursor out of text styled as inline code.
Jul 21, 2023
My work – we’ve created a new My work section in the sidebar dedicated to making it easy to find tasks that you’re currently working on. It has two tabs:
Assigned to me – this shows you all the tasks you’ve been assigned to, and are not in a ‘Done’ or ‘Cancelled’ status.
Created by me – this shows you all the tasks that you created in the last 30 days, and are not in a ‘Done’ or ‘Cancelled’ status.
Emoji icons for Spaces – you can now set an emoji as the icon for a space. Just click on the icon in the sidebar and choose your favourite emoji from the new ‘Emojis’ tab in the icon picker.
Emoji shortcodes – it’s now much easier to add emojis in cards, pages, and comments. Just start typing a colon
:to bring up a list of emojis that you can search through and autocomplete by pressing
Workspace logo – you can now upload a logo for your workspace. This will be displayed at the top of the sidebar next to your workspace name. You can upload a logo here.
Drag and drop into Favourites – you can now easily move cards into a favourited board using drag and drop. You can also drag a page onto a favourited page to make it a subpage of the favourite.
We’ve added buttons to quickly create a new card or page at the top of the sidebar.
Card descriptions and page bodies will now load faster.
Fixed an issue where uploading attachments to a card did not work in the Inbox.
Fixed an issue where you could not edit a the URL for a link in a card description or page.
Inline images pasted into comments are now visible to other people in the thread.
Fixed a bug where you could not delete a duplicated View.
Searching for a page that you are currently viewing, then opening it, will no longer cause the page contents to disappear.
Notifications of inline comments will now scroll to the correct position of a page when viewing them in the Inbox.
In the desktop app, notifications about inline comments will now scroll to the correct position in the page.
Fixed an issue where sharing a page to the web would make the page contents disappear.
Fixed an issue where changing the assignees on a card would now work in the Inbox.
Using keyboard arrows to move your cursor within the card description now works in Inbox.
Jul 14, 2023
🍏 Superthread desktop app – use Superthread natively on your desktop. Open links in the app instead of the browser, receive notifications on your desktop, and get back to work quickly without having to search through browser tabs. Now available to download for:
Create cards from highlighted text – when highlighting some text, you will now see a ‘Add card’ button in the floating toolbar. This will open the card creation modal with the title pre-filled with your selected text. Saving the card will replace the highlighted text with a link to card.
Drag cards into favourited boards – you can now drag cards directly from an open board, into a favourited board in your sidebar.
The calendar icon for due dates will now change back to grey when a card is moved to a ‘done’ status. This means ‘done’ cards will no longer show as overdue.
Improved cursor behaviour when multiple people are collaborating in a page.
Renaming a page will now also update the page name in the favourites section of the sidebar.
When viewing the Timeline layout, cards will no longer show as overdue if they are in a ‘Done’ status.
Jul 7, 2023
Browse and manage spaces – you’ll see a new ‘Manage spaces’ button at the bottom of the spaces section in the sidebar. This new spaces browser makes it much easier to browse, join, and leave spaces.
When viewing cards on a timeline, we’ll now display a warning if the card’s due date is before its start date.
The timeline layout will now default to the ‘Quarter’ zoom level instead of ‘year’.
We refined the design of notifications in your Inbox to make them easier to scan and read.
When tweaking the start/due date of a card in a Timeline view, you can now see the precise date as a tooltip.
Added a new overview video to the help popup at the bottom of the sidebar.
Our quick start onboarding tutorial now supports dark mode.
When viewing a page on mobile, we reduced the margins to make more room for your content.
Importing team members will now send those users invite emails.
Keyboard navigation in search is now working again.
The keyboard shortcut
Cmd + Cto copy text now works more reliably instead of opening the quick card creation popup.
Dragging a card across another card in a board no longer triggers the hover state of the card below.
Fixed an issue where bullet lists were not displaying correctly in public pages.
Fixed the ‘Join Slack Community’ link in the help popup.
Fixed an issue in Timeline view where newly created cards without a due date would incorrectly be displayed as being due today.
The blue bell ‘subscribed’ icon will now consistently show the correct state when viewing a card in the Inbox.
We fixed an issue where sometimes clicking on a beautified link would not open the link.