Almanac is built on a powerful infrastructure of Git-like version control where you can create temporary, linked versions of documents called branches.
We've seen users like you use branches for all kinds of editing and collaboration:
This week we released a powerful new workflow that makes it much easier to branch, compare, and merge docs.
1. Click the relocated "New Workflow" button at the top of the screen to see all the workflow options on a doc – "Create a Branch" has been added as a workflow and is listed first.
2. Once you've made edits (using track changes) on your branch, click the prominent "Merge Branch" button to compare your changes against the original doc.
3. Before merging, add a "commit note" to give everyone else context about what changed; the note will appear in the main doc's Activity Feed for posterity.
This new workflow makes branching, comparing, and merging radically easier in Almanac. We think you're going to love it.
We formally launched tasks this week! Now, you can use Almanac to assign and complete tasks, right next to the work itself.
We hear all the time that tasks get drowned out in Google Docs notifications; as one user said, "it's impossible to parse through comments to find tasks and know what you have to do."
Notion users also told us they had to use ill-suited comments or an external task management tool like Asana to assign work on docs.
In Almanac, we make it simple by having dedicated spaces for your to-dos (Tasks) and conversations (Comments) on a doc.
You can create a task in three ways:
Unlike in Google Docs—where tasks are just assigned comments—tasks in Almanac are fully-featured, like the best task managers:
Coming soon, we'll have a dedicated task management tab for tracking tasks across all documents in your workspace —and even creating to-dos not connecting to any doc! 👀