Release Notes

Fresh features and fixes, updated with each release. Includes upcoming release information.



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July 6th, 2020


UI Updates

 
 

 

Webapp

Highlights

An updated integrations page, with all of our integrations in one easy location, and some bug fixes.

UI
  • The integrations page now lists all of our integrations including our newly launched Slack integrations, for one easy location to install them from
  • Mouse on hovering over a Spek row highlights its clickable now
  • Login page now indicates clearly that a username is required if the user starts entering email instead

 

Bug fixes

Embeds
  • We fixed an issue with embedding LucidChart in Speks
  • We fixed an issue with embedding Draw.io diagrams in Speks
Filters
  • Max date filter now applies correctly for the wiki
Teams
  • We fixed a rare issue where users were not able to grant permission to impersonate them
UI
  • Error when attaching files larger than supported now displays correctly

June 30th, 2020


Introducing: Spekit for Slack

 

Slack

Highlights

Introducing Spekit for Slack, our newest Integration. Spekit for Slack is designed to help you continue working without missing a beat from the Slack app. Get the information you need and share it with your team without ever leaving slack.

Watch our introductory video for a short primer! The Spekit and Slack Integration

To install, head over to the The Spekit for Slack Integration page.

If you need help, please see our FAQs

Slack

All Spekit commands in slack start with /spekit. These are then followed by the command that needs to be run, along with the information for that command.

Here’s what you can do

Search: /spekit. This is the default for search. To search for any Spek on Spekit, simply type /spekit with your search terms after it, e.g., /spekit keyword. 

You can search for everything that has been defined with a Spek and labelled. Up to 3 results are shown at a time, with the option to roll over for more.

View each spek, within Slack, by clicking “View Spek in Slack”, or share your Spek of choice to the channel with “Post to this Channel”.

View image, GIF and video embeds in each Spek directly in Slack, or open Spek in browser for more.

Anyone can also search Spekit directly from a message, by clicking the ellipses menu on the message, and choosing “Search Spekit”

Create: /spekit create. This command is used to create a new Spek from within Slack. You can assign a label, text definition and topics to this Spek. Only Spekit admins and experts can use this command.

Spekit admins and experts can create Speks directly from a message, by clicking the ellipses menu on each message, and choosing “Create a Spek”. We’ll pre-fill with the message text.

Connect: /spekit connect. This command only needs to be run once. This command is used to connect Spekit to Slack for the first time. A Slack user will use this command to connect to their Spekit instance.

NOTE: For your convenience, this will connect all Slack users with a matching email address in that Organization and enable Spekit for Slack for all.

Info: /spekit info. This command is used to show who you are logged in as and to which organization.

Help: /spekit help. This shows our list of commands available and how to use them within Slack.

Logout: /spekit logout. This logs the user out of their Spekit integration in slack.

Disconnect: /spekit disconnect.

WARNING: This is a permanent command that disconnects all Spekit users from that Slack account. This is only to be used when migrating from one Spekit account to another. Only account admins can use this command.

June 18th, 2020


First Time User Experience + New Filters UI: Chrome

Highlights

Introducing our new filters for Chrome, as well as quality of life improvements, our Chrome Extension 5.2 is designed to give a better user experience overall.

New First Time User Experience and Filters UI
  • After first installation, Chrome Extension now pulses in the Chrome extensions home bar to guide users where to look and locate their shiny newly installed Spekit extension.
  • After sign up, our web app guides users to install Chrome Extension
  • After installation, Spekit guides users on how to get started with their Chrome extension using an easy tutorial
  • Now you can easily use multiple new filters to find what you’re looking for in just a few short clicks with the following filters:
    • Topics 
    • Spek Type: Custom, Fields, Objects, Picklist values
    • Documented or Undocumented (only for admins and experts)
    • Exact match or Partial match
  • Filters will “stick” until you change them for the following two filters
    • Spek Type
    • Documented or Undocumented
Wiki
  • Video embedding now supports the following platforms
    • OneDrive / SharePoint
    • Google Drive / G-Suite
    • Dropbox
    • Vimeo
    • Wistia
    • Vidyard

Bug Fixes

Search
  • Pressing enter in Sidebar search no longer makes the results go blank
Wiki
  • Copying and pasting a Spek URL into a new Spek no longer causes Chrome to crash
  • Increase and decrease indent buttons now work as expected

June 8th, 2020


First Time User Experience + New Filters UI: App

Highlights

We have introduced enhancements to our first-time user experience, and a new filters experience for everyone.

Now browse Spekit with all the filters you need at your fingertips from our filters menu.
Sort by documented or undocumented, fields, topics, experts, date modified, and more to find exactly what you need as smoothly as you need.

This update also brings a new user experience for our first time customers, to help bring them up to speed fast, along with a few informative changes for those looking to upgrade.

 

App

New First Time User Experience and Filters UI
  • Spek Mode is now simply a Filter. You can now see both documented and undocumented via our Filters bar.
  • Filters settings will stick for your ease until you change them or log out for:
    • Spek Type
    • Documented or Undocumented
  • First time users are now directed to install Chrome extension when signing up or accepting an invite
  • The first time tutorial now detects if the user is using Spekit for the first time with or without the Chrome extension and guides them accordingly
Teams
  • Users invited to Spekit are now resent invites multiple times until they accept
  • Spekit Account Admins can now see if their users have installed Chrome extension or not in the Manage Users section
  • Spekit Account Admins can now filter by “Installed Chrome” extension
  • Spekit Account Admins can now generate a report of users who have or have not activated or installed Chrome Extension – via the excel sheet
Wiki
  • Speks are now coloured according to their type (Field, Object, etc) in Wiki view for clarity
  • We now support embedding for multiple video platforms
    • OneDrive/SharePoint
    • Google Drive/G-Suite
    • Dropbox
    • Vimeo
    • Wistia
    • Vidyard
  • Print to PDF view no longer shows numbering and assigned expert for a cleaner page
  • Spekit Managers can now re-rank content for higher customer visibility
  • Creating a Spek assigns the creator as the expert by default
UX
  • Dashboard – New users are taken to how to create Speks from Dashboard
  • Dashboard – New admins are shown how to invite their teams to Spekit from Dashboard
  • This Dashboard is static and is replaced as soon as the user creates a Spek
Miscellaneous
  • Spekit now remembers your device and does not ask for a verification PIN if you have logged in on it previously

Bugfixes

Notifications
  • Users can no longer see notifications for Speks only visible to Admins
Teams
  • Last Name column now correctly appears in Manage Users page
Wiki
  • Indents in Spek now increase or decrease properly

Known Issues

  • Search does not return results for certain search terms such as “AE Freddy”
  • Speks are not sorted alphabetically when browsing by Topics in Chrome-Beta
  • Filtering by date does not show the proper range results

May 14, 2020


Search updates: App, Chrome and Canvas Component

Highlights

We have recently upgraded our search to perform better and faster than ever. Now get more accurate search results faster across Spekit.

Our new search implementation brings the following improvements: 

  1. An upgraded search engine featuring more accuracy and efficiency
  2. Resolution of multiple search related issues
  3. Resolution of multiple search optimization cases
  4. Resolution of various search bugs

 

App and Chrome

Search
  • Search engine has been upgraded to latest and greatest
  • Search ranking has been further optimized

Bugs

Search
  • Cases of search failures on special characters, non-alphanumerical characters have been improved
  • Cases of search not matching the top ranked result have been improved
Wiki
  • You can now create topics with names of previously deleted topics again

May 11, 2020


App Bugfixes

Bugs

Custom Icons
  • Images copy over from sidebar correctly now
Knowledgebase
  • Knowledge base users can see Dictionary layout again
Wiki
  • Hyperlink no longer disappears from Spek when clicked on
  • Copy pasting Spek URL into a new Spek no longer causes tab to crash
  • Viewer can no longer create a Spek in an empty topic
  • Edit button in Wiki appears properly now
UI
  • Case of distorted Spek layout has been resolved
  • Custom icons are working again on web app
  • Edit topic button now appears properly for experts
  • Loader now shows proper error when trying to login without password
  • Multiple screens no longer break expanded view

May 5, 2020


Hotfix for App

Bugs Fixed

Salesforce

A rare issue where custom salesforce objects would not import has been fixed

Support

Chat widget for support now works on all pages

UI

First time guide was not starting properly for some users

April 24, 2020


Chrome v. 5.1.1

Bugs Fixed
  • Share externally via a direct link now does not disappear in app or chrome
  • Custom icons for topics now reflect properly in Chrome Browse Topics view
  • Random whitespace appearing at Spek bottom in Chrome has been resolved
Miscellaneous Enhancements
  • Improved Spekit performance in Lightning Report Builder in Salesforce
    UI. Due to underlying SF lightning builder slowness, we have removed support for Spekit on these views. 

April 14, 2020


App & Chrome

Highlights

  1. The Spekit Lightning Component is here!
  2. Improved Chrome post-install guidance for your invited users

 

App

What’s new

  • Better FTUX: We optimized user sign ups and first time flows for a smoother experience
  • Smoother Chrome installation flow: We optimized the tutorial shown to invited Spekit users post-chrome install to make the instructions more effective – please send us your feedback at support@spekit.co

Bugs Fixed

  • Free user connecting to SF isn’t routed to dictionary with Spek Mode ON
  • Clicking Manage Users on Edit Team Details screen now properly redirects to team user list
  • Adding users to team did not work in certain cases, now resolved

Miscellaneous Enhancements

  • The Topic view sort menu now shows correctly which sort order is selected
  • Editing a topic containing custom icons now saves the topic properly in app (Chrome pending our beta released to prod) 
  • Exported file shows every user twice in the list
  • Last edited still selected in sort menu even though the Topic view is sorted alpabetically

Known Issues

Users are unable to assign an expert and save only while creating a Spek

 

Salesforce Lightning Component

What’s new

  • You can now install the Spekit lightning component in any Salesforce instance 
  • You can add it to the utility bar in lightning or embed it in any page
  • You can also add it to the Salesforce One mobile app 

For more instructions please read here

Known issues

  • Canvas app currently does not display properly for users with unaccepted invites – we have a fix upcoming for this. 
  • Some rendering issues in Safari browsers that are being resolved. 

January 11, 2020


App & Chrome

Highlights: Expand view, Spek Mode, Questions and Page Layouts

  1. Pop out and expand Spekit, and use our new Back and Next Buttons to navigate through a set of Speks
  2. Undefined Speks and Fields will only show up in Spek Mode
  3. Fields are excluded from search by default 
  4. Use Questions to route queries to your internal support email

Chrome-only:

  • Expand and pop out Spekit
    • Our new “Expand” mode lets you pop out the Spekit Chrome extension into it’s own window. Use this to follow a set of step by step instructions in this super helpful “side-by-side” mode. 
    • Use the new Back and Next to easily go through a Topic or Search Results
      • Simply click into a Spek from a topic or search results and use the right and left arrows

  • Questions routing:
    • We have a new Questions button in the Chrome extension for users to ask questions about your Speks
    • Users will also be asked to provide feedback in Chrome if they react with “Confused” or “Not helpful” on a Spek
    • Questions routing: If asked from “generic” Questions button, will be sent to:
      • Your internal support email (Email us to configure this) 
      • If you haven’t set an internal support email up, it will route to your connecting admin’s email
    • Questions routing: If asked from a specific Spek, will be sent to:
      • The Expert (if one exists) 
      • Otherwise it will be sent to your internal support email (Email us to configure this) 
      • If you haven’t set an internal support email up, it will route to your connecting admin’s email

  • Added a reminder banner if the user is not logged into Chrome and visits Salesforce
    • To encourage users to login to Spekit, if a user has the Spekit chrome extension installed but is not logged into Spekit, they will get a banner prompting them to login when they are in Salesforce
    • If they dismiss the banner it will not show up for the next 3 days, and then come back to remind them again. 

App & Chrome

  • Spek Mode to make searching a breeze: 
    • By default, search will now exclude Salesforce Field Speks, and all undefined Speks. Users can toggle these into search results on-demand using the toggle upon search
    • Admins and Experts: How do I document Field Speks then?
      • Use our new “Spek mode” to search for, find and document all Speks.
      • This view includes ALL SPEK TYPES, including Field Speks and undocumented Speks. 
      • Use this when documenting fields from the Chrome extension / Salesforce views, or after importing a new object

  • Page Layouts to organize your documentation process
    • Resync your Spekit org and go into Filters to find standard Page Layouts.
    • You can use this to find a specific Page Layout to start documenting with
    • You can also use the “Not on any Page Layout” filter to find and hide fields that are not relevant for you to document on an object.

  • Enhancements:
    • Hide mode is now easier to find – it’s visible on wiki and dictionary views so that users can easily access and view their hidden Speks.
    • Related Speks to a Salesforce Object will now by default be sorted by Last Edited in order to show the most recently created or edited content up top.
    • By default the wiki is now sorted by Last Edited in Spekit date
    • In-app/in-chrome notification messages will now include the creator’s message so that people know WHAT has changed.
  • Fixes:
    • Right click to enable Spekit is now pulling up the chrome extension
    • If you create a topic with special characters in the label and add Speks to it, the Speks now appear in the topics page
    • Chrome sidebar navigation items: Reduced size to increase reading space
    • Chrome: Numbered lists are now rendering in popups
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December 15, 2019


Chrome

Highlights: Visualforce Support and Spek-to-Spek link

  • Spek-to-Spek: Links to Spek will now open in the Chrome Extension
    To reduce context switching for users, any private Spekit share links you add to a Spek will now open right there for you users in the Chrome extension. For example, if you email or paste a Spekit share link, and the user has Spekit installed, the link will open up in the Spekit sidebar for them. 
    • Send a notification and the related Spek will open up for them when they click the link to read in the email.
    • Use for creating table of contents
    • Use to reference and link one Spek to another
    • Use for linking together connected process Speks
  • Visualforce support: 
    • Spekit now supports Salesforce Visualforce pages out of the box! So if you document Salesforce fields and Speks on Visualforce pages, the Spekit icons will show up in your favorite apps. Note: This is a beta functionality and we do not support object-level filtering of results for Visualforce pages.
      Other updates in Chrome v. 4.0.21

Other updates in Chrome v. 4.0.21

  • ​Enhancements: 
    • Chrome: Videos and embedded content can now be maximized and expanded from the sidebar
  • Fixes:
    • Fixed bug where for certain users that use multiple screens, Chrome was getting hung temporarily or crashing 
    • “Extension reloaded itself too many times” error message has been resolved

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October 27, 2019


Chrome

Highlight: Reactions now live in Spekit for Chrome.

Chrome support now live.

Our new reactions feature is built to help gather feedback on your training content!

  1. Each user can react once per Spek
  2. Users can change their reaction 
  3. The expert is notified via Spekit when they receive reactions on their Spek 
  4. The dashboard for all users shows recent reaction activity and a set of “Most Reacted” Speks  
  5. In the dictionary view, all users can sort by most reacted Speks
  6. Admins can also view deeper “per Spek” reaction number by opening the Spek and clicking into the “Analytics” section (this section now combines Views + Feedback)

Other updates in Chrome v. 4.0.17

  • Topics
    • Speks within a topic are now sorted alphabetically by default (already on app!) 
    • Improved Topics View UI/UX to make “on hover” functionality better and improve long label wrapping
  • New features for content creators
    • Ability to clone a Spek (already live on app!) 
    • Text-editor improvements: Added indents, nested bullets and increasing default media (image, video, embed) width. Improved hyperlink UX.  (already live on app!) 
    • Edit and create popup layout updated to collapse business process field unless explicitly needed or filled out 
  • Fixes: 
    • Improved “Back” navigation UX in Chrome to retain the correct “search results” path the user navigated from
    • Improved “on hover” interactions and long labels wrap

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October 20, 2019


App & Chrome

Highlight: Get a feedback loop going with reactions! 

(Live on the Spekit app, Chrome support coming soon!)

Our new reactions feature is built to help gather feedback on your training content!

  1. Each user can react once per Spek
  2. Users can change their reaction 
  3. The expert is notified via Spekit when they receive reactions on their Spek 
  4. The dashboard for all users shows recent reaction activity and a set of “Most Reacted” Speks  
  5. In the dictionary view, all users can sort by most reacted Speks
  6. Admins can also view deeper “per Spek” reaction number by opening the Spek and clicking into the “Analytics” section (this section now combines Views + Feedback) 

Web App & Chrome

  • Search enhancement: Undefined Speks do not show up for Viewers in any search

Web App 

  • Rich-text: 
  • Fixes: 
    • Topics: Topic filters no longer will breaking if the topic name contains a comma
    • Uninvited Salesforce users no longer show up in the “Manage Users” list search results
    • Users table UI updated so that key actions (Edit, Remove) are easily accessible

September 22, 2019


App-only release

  • An improved login flow and shared link login flow, designed to guide users to the correct login option. See full details.
  • Expanded view layout updated to be more concise and highlight key actions in the sidebar
  • Topics
    • Speks within a topic are now sorted alphabetically by default
    • Added global wiki search bar and “Create Spek”” button to Topics and Dashboard screens
    • Improved Topics View UI/UX to make “on hover” functionality better and improve long label wrapping (coming to Chrome soon!)
  • New features for content creators
    • Ability to bulk delete Speks (Note: You can still only delete Custom Speks – you cannot delete any Speks linked to Salesforce – such as object, filed or picklist Speks).
    • Ability to clone a Spek (coming to Chrome soon!)
    • Text-editor improvements: Added indents, nested bullets and increasing default media (image, video, embed) width. Improved hyperlink UX. 

June 18, 2019


  • App & Chrome v. 3.1.2
    • Beta Feature: Enable Spekit icon on hyperlink elements for your org (contact us support@spekit.co to try this feature)
    • Minor fixes and enhancements

June 2, 2019


  • App & Chrome v. 3.1.0
    • Deliver contextual notifications to users on Spek update and create. Read more here. 
    • Improvements on Salesforce Lightning icon load time 
    • Minor enhancements

May 16, 2019


  • App & Chrome v. 3.0.22
    • Copying over from word docs maintains formatting and spacing
    • Minor enhancements

May 14, 2019


  • Chrome v. 3.0.21
    • Read correct object context on create popups in Salesforce Lightning
    • UI upgrades to make key actions (Create Spek, Starred Speks, Settings) more visible
    • Added “x” to make it obvious for users how to close
    • Further performance enhancements for Salesforce Classic to enable instant editing for power users.
    • Blacklisted MapAnything and GeoPointe URLs in classic to remove load
    • Enhancements for classic console rendering and speed

May 12, 2019


  • Chrome v. 3.0.18
    • UI upgrades to make key actions (Create Spek, Starred Speks, Settings) more visible
    • Added “x” to make it obvious for users how to close
    • Further performance enhancements for Salesforce Classic to enable instant editing for power users.
    • Blacklisted MapAnything and GeoPointe URLs in classic to remove load
    • Enhancements for classic console rendering and speed

May 2, 2019


  • Spekit App
    • Misc. minor enhancements
  • Chrome v. 3.0.17
    • Performance enhancements for Salesforce Classic to enable instant editing for power users.

May 1, 2019


 

April 25, 2019


  • Chrome v. 3.0.16
    • Support for filtering icon results by object in Lightning list views that are embedded on non-object pages
    • Fixed: Sporadic issue with Salesforce classic layouts
    • Misc. minor fixes

 

April 24, 2019


  • Spekit App and Chrome v. 3.0.15
    • Ability to create publicly shareable links 
    • Bulk actions > Delete tag support
    • Username added as login mechanism for all users who login with Spekit. Does not impact users who login with Salesforce.
    • Delete custom columns support
    • Analytics: Who has viewed Speks, total # of views per Spek and ability to sort wiki and dictionary by views
    • Viewers can no longer see the Metadata section of Salesforce object, field and picklist Speks
    • Misc. minor fixes

If you have any questions, contact us at any time.