Summer is winding down and August is over, though there are quite a few new changes in new.space! After you read through the list, we’d love to hear how you are using new.space and if there is anything not listed here that you would like to see in the future. Let us know in the comments!
With that, here is a list:
New: We added a “Select all” button that appears when you start selection. With this addition, we also added some keyboard shortcuts (try ctrl + a in a space!)
Fixed: Tall images are now correctly rendered as square when using the moodboard layout. ⏹️
Fixed: Some cards were not rendering rounded corners correctly.
New: We created functionality for ‘Read-only’ Spaces. This is a feature which lets the creator of a space ‘lock’ it so that no new items can be added or deleted. We are slowly rolling this feature out to users, let us know in the comments if you want to try it!
New: Added a small transition animation when tabbing through or hovering over buttons. Really makes the experience feel great!
Improved: We changed how items show up in the grid. This change should be largely unnoticeable, but removes the possibility of empty cards showing up when sync is slow. Let us know if you experience any strange behavior.
Fixed: Fixed emoji rendering in the detail view. It will no longer break the layout if an item has many reactions
Improved: We made some changes to individual cards in the detail view. Link cards now have an ‘i’ button which will open the detail, and meta-data about the item is now correctly rendered on the card.
New: Added an animation when you download a file from the detail view. It looks, so good.
New: The emoji button is animated. 😁
Improved: You can now use new.space by going to new.space, no need for the ‘alpha.’ anymore. (You will still need your access code, let us know if you still need one and we’ll get you set up).
Improved: We greatly reduced the file size of the animated spaceship in new “Create a new space” button.
New: We updated the favicon. It looks so great!
We are really excited by the upcoming Testflight beta of the iOS app. We’ll be releasing some info about it quite soon, so stay tuned. As always, we’d love to hear about the ways you are using new.space, let us know in the comments here! Till next time, happy sharing 👋
I'll actually kick off this round this month! I recently attended a wedding party and afterwards used new.space to share some photos I took with some old (and new) friends. It was great here, because all the images were shared at full resolution, and it was super easy to share with folks using the QR code.
It made me realize however, that we definitely need a 'download all' function somewhere, because it felt a bit clunky to follow the select all -> download flow. I also noticed that in that space, folks didn't really use reactions a lot. It might have been simply because we were all outside & chatting and people weren't investigating the UI very much. Nevertheless, the main task of sharing the photos worked perfectly!
Something I've used new.space for a lot recently is to quickly get photos and documents off my phone and onto my desktop. I had to provide some bank statements for an application form I was filling out on my PC, and needed to get the statements from the banking app on my phone. I went to new.space on my desktop and scanned the space's QR code with my phone to quickly open it, then I dropped the bank statements in there and downloaded them on my PC. I felt safe doing that, because new.space is end-to-end encrypted :) No more emailing sensitive files to myself!