Release notes

Features and improvements we've recently shipped.

January 26, 2020

Feature request board

Feature
Dylan Feltus

We've just launched our public feedback board which allows you to display public requests that are not on your roadmap yet. The board is very customizable with the options to allow users to vote for a feature (new and/or existing) and display the ranking of requests.

The feature board includes 2 template options:

Board view

List view

If you have voting enabled you will also get this form included on existing features and a form for completely new requests:

January 17, 2020

Public pages for individual items

Feature
Dylan Feltus

Now each roadmap or changelog item has their own individual page. You can use this to share a direct link to a specific item on your public pages.

You can also share public items that are not on your roadmap or changelog.

Click here to see the page for this changelog item as an example!

Google Analytics and Fathom integrations

Feature
Dylan Feltus

Add your Google Analytics or Fathom tracking code to track visitors to your public pages.

Customize meta tags and social sharing image

Feature
Dylan Feltus

Now you can further customize your public pages by changing the meta page description and add a social sharing image for when your roadmap or changelog is shared around the web.

January 15, 2020

Changelog timeline template

Feature
Dylan Feltus

Now you can choose from 2 templates for your changelog: The original list view and a timeline view which groups release items by day:

Roadmap board template

Feature
Dylan Feltus

Now you can choose from 2 templates for your roadmap: The original list view and a board view:

With this change we've also added the ability for you to display your roadmap stages for both templates.

January 12, 2020

Custom CSS on public pages

Feature
Dylan Feltus

Now you can add custom CSS to your public pages to better match your own branding.

Improved UI on public pages

Improvement
Dylan Feltus

We've just released a redesign for our public roadmap and changelog pages. Enjoy an updated design and several performance improvements to help with page speed.

January 03, 2020

Create a feature request via email

Feature
Dylan Feltus

Now you can create a Request in Next Please by sending or forwarding an email to your account.

Send any email to new [at] nextplease.io from your account email address and we will automatically process that into a Request.

December 30, 2019

List view for Requests

Feature
Dylan Feltus

Now you can choose between the card or list view when viewing Requests. List view loads 50 items per page and makes it easier to scan through items quickly.

December 28, 2019

Condense attachments

Improvement
Dylan Feltus

We've improved the UI for request attachments. Now if you have more than 8 attachments you will see a "View all" option. This helps with keeping requests less cluttered.

Within this option you are also able to search by attachment name.

Along with this change we fixed a few UX bugs and added the option to edit attachments.

December 25, 2019

SSL for custom domains

Feature
Dylan Feltus

Custom Domains now include free SSL certificates powered by Let's Encrypt! Enjoy https on your public domains automatically.

October 21, 2019

View attachment images within the same window

Improvement
Dylan Feltus

When you click an image attachment inside of a Request, it will now open inline instead of opening a new browser window.

September 09, 2019

Released status for Requests

Improvement
Dylan Feltus

We changed the way you add items to the changelog. Now you can simply change the status of a request to "Released" and it will appear on the changelog.

August 17, 2019

Search within the content of Requests and Comments

Improvement
Dylan Feltus

When you search for Requests in the app it will now show you relevant results based on the content of the request and any of the comments it has. This is a big improvement for the search as it was only using the title of the request before.

July 17, 2019

Sort by comments

Improvement
Dylan Feltus

Sort Requests by the number of comments they have to see popular discussions:

June 14, 2019

Data importers: Trello, Productboard, Headway

Feature
Dylan Feltus

Easily import requests and changelog items from Trello, Productboard, and Headway using our new migration tools.

May 04, 2019

Group people with companies

Feature
Dylan Feltus

Now you can track the companies who are making feature requests, alongside people. This is an optional feature when adding a person to a request:

April 23, 2019

Add images to Requests and public content

Improvement
Dylan Feltus

Now you can add images to your request content and quickly format your roadmap/changelog announcements.

April 16, 2019

Subdomains & custom domains

Feature
Dylan Feltus

Now every account includes a subdomain for their roadmap and changelog.

You can also set up your own domain to host your roadmap and changelog, instead of our nextplease.io domain. Custom domains available for all Business tier accounts.

March 10, 2019

V1.0

Feature
Dylan Feltus
We've release a huge update with a ton of UX improvements along with an entirely new UI design!
February 20, 2019

Add status to requests

Improvement
Dylan Feltus
Now you can set status' like Open, In Review, Planned, and more to requests to keep your team in the loop.
December 09, 2018

Better UX for widgets

Improvement
Dylan Feltus
We've added a Widgets page of it's own to manage all settings related to your hosted and embedded roadmap. We'll be adding more embed widgets in the future, which will live here.
September 10, 2018

Support emojis on public content

Improvement
Dylan Feltus
Now you can add emojis to your public content! smiley fire shipit thumbs-up
August 29, 2018

Smart backlog

Feature
Dylan Feltus
We've built an algorithm to find the best requests in your account. Think of this as a "best bang for your buck calculator". We evaluate the number of customers, votes, and amount of engineering effort required on every request to make you a prioritized list of requests.
August 12, 2018

Official API

Feature
Dylan Feltus
We've released a version 1 of an official API. [Learn more about it here.](http://api.nextplease.io)
August 11, 2018

ConvertKit Integration

Feature
Dylan Feltus
Automatically sync your changelog subscribers with your ConvertKit account.
August 10, 2018

Zapier integration

Feature
Dylan Feltus
Connect your Next Please account to Zapier and use any integration for triggers and actions like: - Trigger: Request is created - Trigger: Project is created - Action: Create request - Action: Create project
August 08, 2018

Helpscout integration

Feature
Dylan Feltus
Connect your account with Helpscout to view and create requests from within a ticket.
August 07, 2018

Add attachments to Requests

Feature
Dylan Feltus

Now you can attach any kind of file or a link on any request.

Use this to keep track of related designs, documentation, and notes for a request.

August 06, 2018

Add the option to change shipped date on changelog items

Improvement
Dylan Feltus
Edit your changelog items to change what the shipped date is for that item. This will help you control the order of items on your changelog and also schedule items to show up.
August 05, 2018

Make the app responsive (mobile friendly)

Improvement
Dylan Feltus
The app is now completely mobile friendly. We went through every part of the app and made it responsive.

Improve stages UX

Improvement
Dylan Feltus
We've improved the management of stages. Now you don't need to wait for a page refresh to create, move, or delete a stage.
August 03, 2018

Public changelog and widget

Feature
Dylan Feltus
Now you can share items on your changelog along with your roadmap. This includes a JS embed and some improvements to the design of the public roadmap.
August 01, 2018

Filter requests by roadmap or vote status

Improvement
Dylan Feltus

Filter requests based on if:

- The request is on the roadmap or not

- You have voted for the request or not

Faster notifications

Improvement
Dylan Feltus
We've made some improvements with the way we process notifications. This will improve the speed it takes to leave comments and to receive notifications.
July 31, 2018

Public roadmap widget

Feature
Dylan Feltus
Embed your public roadmap directly on your site with a JS snippet.

Add comments to people

Improvement
Dylan Feltus
Leave comments or notes on a persons profile.
July 30, 2018

Comment threads

Feature
Dylan Feltus
Reply to comments directly within a comment thread.

Request and comment likes

Feature
Dylan Feltus
No you can add a like to requests and comments. This is a simple way to show that you've seen something without having to respond.
July 29, 2018

Account insights

Feature
Dylan Feltus
See stats on your account like: - Number of requests created, added to the roadmap, and shipped - Requests by category - Top customers - Most requested - Number of requests created per team member
July 28, 2018

Board view for Roadmap

Feature
Dylan Feltus
View your roadmap as a board instead of a list.
July 27, 2018

Emoji support

Feature
Dylan Feltus
Use emojis anywhere in the app by typing :emoji-name:
July 25, 2018

Public roadmap

Feature
Dylan Feltus
Share your roadmap with anyone! You can enable this in your account settings. Requests that you make public will show up on the roadmap. To make a request that's on your roadmap public just edit it.
July 24, 2018

Roadmap and changelog notifications

Improvement
Dylan Feltus
Get notified when requests you created or follow get added to the roadmap or changelog.
March 28, 2018

Merge requests

Feature
Dylan Feltus
Now you can merge requests together. This will merge comments, votes, and preserve the merged details but delete one of the requests.
March 25, 2018

Archive requests

Feature
Dylan Feltus
With this change you can archive requests instead of deleting them completely.
March 24, 2018

Move requests directly to changelog

Improvement
Dylan Feltus
Now you can move a request directly to the changelog without adding to the roadmap.
January 23, 2018

Sections on roadmap

Improvement
Dylan Feltus
Add sections to your roadmap to stay organized.
December 11, 2017

User mentions

Feature
Dylan Feltus
Now you can mention users in your account and they will get notified.
December 09, 2017

Support markdown

Feature
Dylan Feltus
Support markdown when editing Requests and Comments.
December 08, 2017

Make requests followable

Feature
Dylan Feltus
This adds the option to follow a request and get notified on updates.
December 07, 2017

Notifications

Feature
Dylan Feltus
Now you will get email notifications when someone comments on a request you've created.
November 05, 2017

Make categories editable

Improvement
Dylan Feltus
Now you can change your account categories and add more.
October 25, 2017

Rank requests

Feature
Dylan Feltus
Vote for priority on requests by ranking them from 1 to 5. You can also estimate the amount of engineering effort is involved from Hours to Years.
October 22, 2017

Slack log in

Feature
Dylan Feltus
Log in to your account with Slack and allow anyone on your Slack team to join your account.