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May 14, 2021
New Feature
Save time with Snippets

This week we shipped a feature that makes writing in Almanac even faster: snippets. Snippets enable you to save content (or whole docs) and easily reinsert them into a doc.

Snippets can be as simple as privacy disclaimers or boilerplate copy you add to public docs, or entire templates for repetitive meeting agendas, marketing briefs, or product specs.

Any selection of content can be created into a snippet, which adds it into your Snippet Library. Then, you can add snippets into a doc by typing " / " and selecting "Snippet" from the element menu.

We've seen snippets help users work twice as fast in Almanac than Notion, Google Docs, and Microsoft Word—we can't hear how much quicker they make your work!

Insert interactive content with Embeds

We now support 13 new types of content that can be embedded in Almanac docs so you can make your docs even more interactive.

Embed content from:

  • Loom
  • Airtable
  • Figma
  • Github
  • Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, & Maps
  • Miro
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Vimeo
  • Web URLs

Simply type  " / " to open the element menu, select "Embed", and paste in the URL.

Comments you'll love

Our enhanced comments make giving feedback in Almanac even better:

  • You can now name comment threads.
  • You can pin comments you want others to read later at the top of the doc.
  • You can filter comments to see those you're mentioned in, active, and new.
  • The doc now smoothly scrolls to a selected comment for you.
  • Overall cleaner styling that makes new comments pop out clearly.
  • Coming soon: reactions to comments 👍💡🏄‍♂️

Other improvements & fixes

  • A clearer icon for the "Create new doc" in the top-right of the header bar.
  • Branches are now visually indented in the Version Selector to better show their hierarchy.
  • Favorited docs now have a gold star ⭐️  next to the doc title instead of a gray one.