v0.44.0

New Features

  • The slash menu now has the option to create a link
  • You can now make collections easier to discover and pick out in the sidebar by setting an icon and color.

Fixes

  • Various mistakes in API documentation have been addressed
  • Editor placeholder is now hidden when uploading an image
  • Document meta data, references, and editor UI are no longer visible when printing a document
  • Italics and blockquotes are now displayed correctly when printing in Google Chrome
  • Email signin users are now marked as active when they first accept an invite

v0.43.3

Enhancements

  • It's now possible to create documents directly from the link editor, or hit CMD+K and type a document title
  • Improved loading state for the sidebar
  • Improved readability of some UI in dark mode
  • Documents will now update in realtime when reading and another user edits

Fixes

  • It's no longer possible to trigger the keyboard shortcut help by typing "?" when editing a document
  • Admins can now downgrade a suspended admin to a user
  • User profile now reads 'invited' instead of 'joined' when team member has yet to sign-in
  • Backslash in search queries is now correctly escaped
  • Suspended users no longer show as options when adding team members to groups and collections

v0.43.2

Enhancements

  • Exported markdown files are now cleaner than ever before

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause checkbox list items with escaped characters in the text to show the escape characters after reload
  • Fixed an error when adding Github Gist embeds
  • Fixed an error when attempting to load a group where a user has had their account removed
  • Invalid regex error on Safari when filtering users with some characters
  • We now auto focus the search input when adding users to a collection
  • Imported documents now get a best-guess title based on the content and file name
  • It's no longer possible to get checkbox state out of sync with view by clicking rapidly
  • Placeholder or "Type / to insert text" can no longer can appear behind images
  • Fixed an error when pasting markdown into the document
  • Fixed an error when attempting to make a selection that surrounds an embed
  • Pressing "Escape" key in link editor now restores editor focus

v0.43.1

Fixes

  • Code blocks imported from other sources with unsupported languages no longer crash the editor
  • Overlay background when zooming into images now respects the theme

v0.43.0

This is the biggest release of Outline since we first published the source code. The editor is entirely rebuilt from the ground up for extensibility and speed, allowing us to move faster than ever before and is the culmination of more than 4 months of planning and work.

The improvements and fixes are almost too numerous to count, but the most important are listed below:

Enhancements

  • Document rendering performance increased by leaps and bounds, some of our extreme test documents went from 30seconds -> 300ms to render
  • A new menu for inserting blocks is much more intuitive than before, type "/" at the beginning of a line or hit the "+" button to trigger

Outline block menu

  • Updating a document's title now also updates any links to the document in other docs automatically
  • "Highlight" now appears as an option in the formatting menu
  • It's now possible to type a url in markdown formatting
  • Quotes are converted to smart quotes as you type
  • Support for paragraph breaks in list items
  • It's now possible to choose the "system" theme and have Outline follow your system's dark mode preference – this is especially useful on macOS when dark mode is set to "auto" to go dark in the evenings.

Outline appearance preference

Fixes

  • Support for alternative input methods, this finally brings the fix for typing in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and all other languages that use a soft keyboard for input.
  • Restored the ability to disable embeds on a single doc in the context menu
  • Fixed some extra scrollbars that appear depending on your input device
  • It's now possible to save a document with only a title
  • Long titles now wrap onto multiple lines again
  • Document headings are centered correctly again when scrolled
  • Adding a new row to a table now respects column alignment
  • Improved key handling in link editor
  • Issues with markdown shortcuts surrounded in whitespace not applying

v0.42.2

Enhancements

  • Buttons now stand out better in dark mode
  • If the editor fails to load because a deploy happened the app will now auto-recover

Fixes

  • Fixed a regression in the styling of document titles in dark mode
  • Improved the usability of the image cropping tool in dark mode
  • Escape characters no longer incorrectly appear in the table of contents

v0.42.1

Fixes

  • Crash on share links introduced in previous release
  • Crash on editing documents with image/embed as first node

v0.42.0

Enhancements

  • The table of contents moved from being hidden on the edge of the screen to optionally toggleable inline with the document content. It follows your scroll position, highlights the active section and is just generally much more usable now. Toggle on the new contents with the icon at the end of the breadcrumb in the document header.

  • Titles also gained a metadata line underneath which shows the last team member to edit the document and the total number of times it's been viewed – we plan to keep increasing the utility of this area.

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Fixes

  • Timestamps now update while you're viewing a screen without needing to navigate or refresh.
  • The document history sidebar now scrolls independently of the document content
  • The document history sidebar now loads correctly if you navigate straight to a history link
  • Document updated notification emails now take into account your teams subdomain
  • All collaborators on a document will now receive notification emails, rather than just the document creator (If they have chosen to do so in settings).
  • < Back buttons in modals can no longer scroll off-screen
  • Long document titles are now better handled in the navigation sidebar

v0.41.0

New Features

Groups! It's now possible to organize your team into groups and assign groups with read or write permissions to collections. You can use this to give part of your team read-only access and retain write access for others.

You can manage groups from Settings -> Groups or directly from any Collection -> Permissions…

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Enhancements

  • Embeds are now supported for Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets

Fixes

  • Fixed a link in the welcome documents to point to the public site.

v0.40.2

Fixes

  • Newly created documents should auto focus
  • Clicking in whitespace at end of document should focus on the last line
  • Alignment of document loading placeholder

v0.40.1

Enhancements

  • The people management screens now include pagination to support larger teams
  • When a modal opens from a modal it now visually "stacks" to provide a navigational clue

Fixes

  • Rich embeds are now enabled on publicly shared documents
  • Fixed an issue where newly created private collections would be missing some available actions until the app is reloaded
  • The "New nested document" option no longer appears for drafts (previously it errored)
  • Attempt to edit a document while viewing it's history no longer errors

v0.40.0

We're continuing to make great headway with two big features in February; rewriting the editor to be more stable and performant (think 10x faster!) and bringing group permissions to the app. In the meantime, some important fixes have also been made in the last few weeks…

Fixes

  • It's now possible to access documents with _ or ~ characters in the title, previously links would break
  • Also, it was possible for navigation to get 'stuck' when moving between documents with similar titles, this no longer happens
  • Slack notifications are now working correctly again
  • The app will no longer break if a deploy happens between loading the app and loading a document (quite the edge case!)

v0.39.0

Enhancements

  • Other team members presence is now shown on documents – you can see when others are viewing or editing!
  • We added easily accessible search inputs at the top of the "Home" page and collection screens
  • Your own drafts are now visible in collections instead of having to go specifically to the "Drafts" section

Fixes

  • Documents returned in search results no longer have an empty context menu
  • Invited users no longer appear as an option in "Filter by author"
  • Search filter dropdowns no longer have unnecessary scrollbars
  • The sidebar in dark mode on mobile is no longer partially transparent
  • Creating and revoking API keys now produces events in the audit trail
  • Drafts no longer appear as options to insert as links into documents

v0.38.1

Enhancements

  • Documents with nested sub-documents now display an index view more prominently
  • Clicking into a document will preload it's nested documents for faster navigation
  • In the API parentDocumentId is now available as a filter for listing documents

Fixes

  • The "Invite people" view did not work when accessed from "Collection members", it now works as expected
  • Emails are now stored and processed only in lowercase
  • Sidebar did not display correctly on mobile when editing a document

v0.38.0

New Features

  • It's now possible to invite guests to your wiki that can sign-in with their email address.
  • We added the "Trash" menu item in the sidebar which shows recently deleted documents and gives you an opportunity to restore them for 30 days.

Enhancements

  • Added a new keyboard shortcut (CMD+SHIFT+P) to publish the current document
  • Added support for InVision live image links

Fixes

  • Selecting "Document history" when the history sidebar is already open now closes the sidebar
  • Toggling "Starred" in the document menu now keeps the menu open so that feedback is visible
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent moving a document inside another within a private collection
  • "Import document" in collection menu now works when triggered from the sidebar
  • Fixed an issue that caused regex-like search queries to error
  • Fixed unable to embolden hashtags in editor
  • Fixed an extra space character in the editor when typing markdown shortcuts
  • Fixed a display issues with collaborator avatars not overlapping

v0.37.0

New Features

  • It is now possible to set a collection membership to be read-only, this is currently only an option in private collections but will soon be extended to all collections.
  • "Child documents" are now automatically listed at the bottom of a document

Enhancements

  • The people list now shows the time the person was last active instead of when they joined the team.
  • Added a button to create a new document when no search results are returned for a query
  • Drafts now have a clear badge and show which collection the draft is published in
  • Improved the behavior of sidebar collapsing and nesting

Fixes

  • Attempting to sign-in to a suspended account now shows a useful message
  • It's now possible to use the Slack integration in conjunction with Google sign-in
  • Popover menus can no longer open off-screen
  • The first auto-save of a document no longer causes the text cursor to become unfocused
  • Fixed an issue where the audit log would fail to log if any of the event actors had been deleted
  • Importing documents using drag-n-drop no longer causes it to potentially appear under multiple sub-documents
  • Attempting to export an empty collection no longer fails
  • Removed an orphaned header when there are no archived documents
  • Duplicating a draft no longer automatically publishes the duplicate
  • Document no longer appears blank if you create a link back to itself

v0.36.1

Fixes

  • Document title size

v0.36.0

Enhancements

  • Documents in private collections now show a little padlock next to the collection name in feeds such as Home, Starred, and Drafts.
  • The color picker for collections got an upgrade it's now a little less in your face when creating a new collection
  • Tooltips now show applicable keyboard shortcuts to make it easier to learn!

Fixes

  • Improved accessibility of buttons, added new focus states
  • Visiting a doc without permission will now display a "Not found" screen rather than forever loading
  • Added missing display of audit log events for user promotion / demotion and suspension
  • Fixed some heading alignments
  • Improved client side security by adding extensive CSP rules to all html responses
  • Slack notifications are now sent on the publish event again
  • Infinite loading document lists no longer jump back to the top while scrolling
  • Restored selected state for images and horizontal rules
  • Headings in the editor now start at level 2 to take into account level 1 title

v0.35.0

Enhancements

  • Added Open Search support
  • The document menu now includes an "Edit" option
  • Added a new way to access the keyboard shortcut reference from the bottom right corner of documents
  • The API now allows exporting your knowledge base as a zip file directly (reference)
  • Links added in the editor now have a protocol added automatically if missing

Fixes

  • Minor button alignment and padding issues
  • Toolbar no longer shows unavailable options when selecting text in a heading
  • Attempting to create a link in a heading no longer causes text to disappear
  • Empty headings are no longer misformatted on reload
  • Speed of rendering tables was greatly improved
  • Loading more data than necessary on first open
  • Embeds did not show highlight outline when selected

v0.34.0

New Features

  • Audit log. Actions taken by team members in your wiki are now recorded in an audit log accessible to admins.

Enhancements

  • Exporting a collection now downloads a zip file instantly, rather than emailing
  • Added support for additional Mindmeister link formats
  • Updated branding of RealtimeBoard to Miro
  • Visiting a route / document while signed out will now attempt to redirect back after signing in

Fixes

  • Duplicate document menu option works again
  • API requests to unknown endpoints no longer echo back request
  • No longer possible to double wrap links
  • The link toolbar now always saves edits on blur / exit

v0.33.0

New Features

This release includes references (or backlinks) – these are automated links that are shown at the bottom of a document telling you which other documents it was linked from. Backlinks have been a feature of wiki software for many years and it's great to have first class support in Outline.

Backlinks in Outline

To create a reference you only need to link to another document in your knowledgebase.

Hint: Select some text and hit the CMD+K shortcut to quickly create a link.

Enhancements

  • The "..." document menu is now available from the sidebar
  • It's now possible to create public share links to your drafts
  • Clearer buttons and "New doc" actions
  • Improved the first-run onboarding documents to be more helpful and descriptive
  • Improved color accessibility
  • Tightened up list and link styling

Fixes

  • Fixed a UI performance regression introduced by tooltips
  • Fixed an issue that would cause Save/Publish buttons to show as disabled for an extended amount of time when creating a new document

v0.32.0

New Features

  • We've added the ability to send team members invites directly from within the app

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Enhancements

  • Notification settings now displays your account email address
  • Updating your email address in Slack/Google will now update in Outline automatically on next sign-in
  • The Slack slash command now responds to /outline help with some useful instructions
  • Deeply nested documents now display a vertical breadcrumb in the header
  • Improved accessibility of content in modals
  • Editor buttons now have descriptive tooltips

Fixes

  • The Slack slash command no longer errors if you provide no search term
  • Deleting a collection locally or remotely now does a better job of cleaning up data
  • It's now possible to use markdown shortcuts inside table cells
  • Collapsing headings now respects the heading level correctly

v0.31.0

Enhancements

  • It's now possible to disable highlighting in code blocks to just display plain, pre-formatted text

Fixes

  • Users in search filters are now correctly ordered
  • Self hosted installations now support AWS S3 signature version 4

v0.30.0

New Features

This release brings support for creating and editing simple Tables in all your documents.

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Enhancements

  • Added optional append flag to documents.update API endpoint to allow appending content to the end of a document

Fixes

  • Block Insert no longer appears on top of formatting toolbar
  • Blockquote can now be toggled from the formatting toolbar

v0.29.0

Enhancements

Fixes

  • Fixed editor scroll jumping when focusing the bottom of large documents
  • Fixed stars and underscores disappearing in code blocks on save
  • Updated the loom integration to work with their fancy new loom.com domain name
  • Dropdown filters on the search page now close on click
  • Fixed some more potential edge-case errors in the editor

v0.28.0

New Features

  • Outline now utilizes websockets to keep everything in sync without refreshing the tab
  • New filtering options when searching. Refine results by collection, author, or date to get to the information you're looking for faster!

Outline wiki search filters

Enhancements

  • This changelog now has an RSS feed if that's your kind of thing

Fixes

  • The M key is correctly mapped to "Move document" again
  • The ESC key no longer reverts to editing mode after exiting it
  • Creating a horizontal divider after a paragraph without a space would be interpreted as a heading after reload
  • Restored missing divider on document header

v0.27.0

Enhancements

  • The full path to nested documents is now shown in search results
  • It's now possible to move documents between collections and to any level of nesting
  • Added the ability to optionally include archived documents in search results
  • Improved editor performance and memory usage

Fixes

  • Fixed Tab key should allow nesting of lists
  • Fixed a crash in the editor when deleting links
  • Fixed able to open the move document dialog from a draft
  • Fixed sub heading beginning with same emoji as title becomes incorrectly inset

v0.26.0

New Features

  • Document archive, you can now choose to store documents outside of a collection without deleting them.
  • A little thing called night mode! Toggle in the settings menu whether you prefer Outline to be daylight white 🌞 or midnight black 🌚.

night mode

Enhancements

  • CMD+Enter will now publish the current document if it's a draft
  • The Esc key now exits editing a document
  • The N key is now a shortcut to start a new document in the current collection
  • Improved the empty state for user profiles

Fixes

  • Fixed list editing functionality in editor
  • Fixed a bug that could result in a corrupted session cookie when signing out of one account while signed in to multiple accounts
  • Updated to Slack's fancy new icon
  • When sharing a link to a heading the page will now scroll to the heading correctly once the document loads
  • Fixed adding Outline as a PWA now works correctly
  • Fixed keyboard shortcuts now display correctly to non-mac users

v0.25.0

Enhancements

  • Added support for Mindmeister embeds
  • When searching from Slack a "Post to Channel" option is now available so you can share the best search results with your team directly

Fixes

  • Lines inside code blocks are no longer individually scrollable
  • It's now possible to link to places on the same subdomain that aren't in the wiki
  • Insertion marks (++) no longer disappear on save
  • Suspended users now see the correct error message when attempting to sign in
  • The collections sidebar no longer scrolls to the top when changing documents

v0.24.0

New Features

  • Headings can now be collapsed

Enhancements

  • Updated Slack branding
  • Keyboard behavior when editing block quotes has been improved

Fixes

  • Lines in code blocks can now be easily deleted
  • Code block horizontal scroll behavior has been fixed
  • Image captions now wrap to multiple lines
  • Multiline block quotes no longer collapse onto a single line on save
  • Fixed link in welcome email did not include team subdomain
  • Tables in imported documents are no longer removed on save