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Subscriber Lists

We’re excited to announce Subscriber Lists is out of beta! A powerful new feature that will give you even more control over your email notifications. You can now organize your subscribers into lists, making it easier than ever to target the exact audience you want to alert.


Open Graph (OG) Images

Get ready to stand out on social media! We’re thrilled to announce that we are now dynamically generating Open Graph (OG) images for all release notes and roadmap items, making them more eye-catching in social media feeds.


Plain Email Template

And finally, we’re introducing our new Plain Email Template. This slim, minimalist design is focused solely on the content of your release notes, ensuring that your subscribers can focus on what’s important without any unnecessary distractions.

Added

Ability to update the release change item type.

Added

Subscriber Lists is out of beta. 👏

Added

Added horizontal line support.

Fixed

Fixed the label filter bug.

Fixed

Fixed the invalid file type upload error handler.

Fixed

Fixed the roadmap deletion bug.

Fixed

Fixed the editor menu dropdown focus bug.

Fixed

Fixed the shared release project.

Fixed

Fixed the roadmap upvote count.

Removed

Removed the dark mode image contrast filter.

March 2023
Advanced Page Protection

Introducing the latest additions to Onset's suite of features, JWT Single Sign-on and Protected Page Scopes. Our goal with these features is to enhance the overall user experience by streamlining the login process while providing maximum flexibility and control.

JWT Single Sign-on

JWT SSO allows you to authenticate users in your systems, tell Onset that the user has been authenticated, and grant your visitors access to your page.

Protected Page Scopes

Page Scopes allow you to publicize Release Notes and Roadmap items with specific projects or labels while maintaining secure, authorized access to the rest of the content.

JWT SSO and Page Scopes are ready for public beta and available for testing. You can enable them from the Onset Labs page.

Added

Added /robots.txt to public pages.

Added

Added new “Preferences” page to manage all page related settings.

Changed

Moved settings options from the Privacy page to the new Preferences page.

Fixed

Fixed the pagination bug related to release and roadmap list page.

Fixed

Excluded unsubscribed emails from the “All Subscribers” list.

Fixed

Fixed the page content reload on project and label updates.

January 2023
Schedule It for Later

Schedule It for Later

Happy New Year! 🥳

We are kicking off this year with exciting news. Scheduled Releases is now in public beta and ready for you to try. This new feature allows you to create and schedule release notes to be published up to one month ahead.

When creating a new release, select a future release date and time to publish, set up your notification settings, and we will take care of the rest. You can continue making edits to your release note while it’s in the scheduled state.

In order to use this feature, you must enable Scheduled Release Notes via Onset Labs.

Added

Added an option to disable Roadmap upvotes and hide upvote count from your public page.

Added

New Alerts settings page allows you to customize email alert sender address and name.

Added

New Unsubscribed page to view recently unsubscribed recipients.

Added

Added new webhook events:

  • release:scheduled - occurs whenever a release is scheduled.
  • release:reverted - occurs whenever a release is reverted.
  • roadmap:unarchived - occurs whenever a roadmap is unarchived.
Changed

Using youtube-nocookie.com URL for the YouTube video embed to reduce third-party cookies.

Changed

Appending ?dnt=1 to embedded Vimeo video URLS to reduce third-party cookies.

Changed

Hiding noisy buttons from the embedded Loom video player.

Fixed

Improved the light/dark application theme.

Fixed

Password reset token.

Fixed

Fixed the release and roadmap slug field bug.

Fixed

Fixed the changeset type for publicly shared releases via link.

November 2022
All About the Attachments

We are excited to announce that the long waited attachments feature has finally landed! Now you can link external resources to roadmap items and release notes.

In addition to external resources, attachments allow you to associate release notes with roadmap items and vice versa.

Currently, we support three types of attachments:

  • Links
  • File (10MB limit)
  • Roadmap ←→ Release relations
October 2022

Application v4.1.0

We have been working hard and have exciting new features to share!

Application Dark Mode

Our journey to the dark side is complete. You can set your preferred appearance permanently in the User Settings or have it switch based on your system preference.

Emoji Support 👋

Typing : will bring up a list of suggested emojis. The list will filter as you type, so once you find the emoji you're looking for, select it from the list and press Enter to complete the highlighted result.

We are working on automatically converting common emoticons into emojis next.

Customize Release Changeset Status

The default release change types can now be customized to suit your workflow better. This feature is frequently requested, and we are happy to deliver it 🙂. Add, edit or change the color of release changeset types in Settings → Workflow.

Page Visibility Settings

We’ve added new visibility options to give finer control over who can see your page. Previously, to make your page visible publicly, you had to have at least one public release note or a roadmap item, and your page would automatically be available to the public. Going forward, you are required to toggle page visibility manually. All pages are defaulted to hidden, and you choose when you want to share it with the world.

Available Options:

  • Hidden: page is hidden from the public.
  • Public: page is visible to everyone.
  • Password Protected: page is visible only to ones with a password.

Custom Page CSS

We have fully revamped our public page and made it extensible. Business tier users can now insert custom CSS stylesheets under Settings → Appearance and have better control over the look and feel of the page.

Added

Share-links are now out of beta.

Added

Password-protected pages are now out of beta.

Added

New Workflow settings that allows you to customize release changeset options.

Added

New user Preference settings added to control interface theme option.

Added

Showing release reaction count on hover.

Changed

Centralized all import functionality under one roof. Migrated Subscriber CSV and Mailchimp import settings into Settings → Import.

Changed

Sorting application roadmap items by hotness 🔥 rank (coming soon for the Widget and Page).

Changed

Updated the sample data for new organizations.

Fixed

Fixed the privacy settings bug.

Fixed

Fixed the changeset CMD/CTRL+RETURN keyboard shortcut.

Security

Page visibility now controlled via toggle in Settings → Privacy.

Security

Increased member privilege. Organization members now can create, edit, and delete projects.

September 2022
Share Your Releases Privately

Share Your Releases Privately

  • September 19, 2022
  • Pages
  • v3.2.0

Another exciting release, friends!

Occasionally you want to share a draft version of your release notes before publishing them to the world. We are testing a new “Public Share Link” feature that allows you to generate a unique link for your releases and share them with anyone outside your organization. The release can be in any state, private, or draft.

We generated a share link for one of our private draft releases as a demo. Click here to check it out.

You can enable this feature via Settings → Labs.

P.S. It’s also great for previewing your release notes before making them publicly available.

August 2022
Onset v4 - Roadmap

Onset v4 - Roadmap

Major release alert! Over the past few months, we’ve been working on Onset 4.0, a significant update with great new features. We are excited to announce that our new Roadmap feature is now in public beta and ready to go.

Use the new Roadmap feature to give your customers insight into awesome new features you have in plan. The upvote functionality allows you to learn about features your users are most excited about and prioritize accordingly.

The Roadmap is still under beta, and organization admins can enable it via Settings → Labs.

P.S. Check out our roadmap. 😊

Added

Advanced Filters allows you to apply several filter criteria simultaneously.

Added

The new sidebar allows you to manage projects and labels from a single place.

Changed

Projects are optional. We understand that not all releases fit into a single project, so we removed the project requirement. You can now create broader general release notes.

Changed

Releases are “grouped” by month and year.

Changed

Increased the External Header link title character limit to 30.

Changed

Public page performance improvements.

Removed

Removed the projects page in favor of the new sidebar.

Removed

Removed the labels page in favor of the new sidebar.

Fixed

Fixed the RSS atom feeds.

Fixed

Fixed the release author avatar image.

Fixed

Fixed the release pin.

July 2022
Introducing Hero Images

Make your first impression count with the help of a hero image! Or is it gyro 🥙? Don’t matter! With this new feature, you can add a large, flashy image to your release note showing off your cool new feature.

Added

Added release hero(🥙) image!

Added

Displaying release activity log.

Changed

New snazzy icon set.

Fixed

Fixed the release change drag and remove actions.

Fixed

Fixed Google Analytics cookie domain.

June 2022

Hola! Bonjour! Guten tag! Olá! Hallo!

We are excited to share that you can now change the default language of your public page. This highly anticipated feature is currently in public beta and only available to our 👬 Team and 👔 Business members.

Languages we are currently supporting:

  • English
  • Español
  • Português
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Nederlands

You can enable this feature via Settings → Labs. Once turned on, you should see a “Page Language” dropdown in the Settings → Appearance section of your page settings.

Also, don’t be worried. The selected language will also apply to the release notifications.

If you require translation to another language, no problem, reach out to us!

Introducing Dark Mode

We’ve got a special gift for you today - Onset dark mode. It’s finally here! Page light and dark themes are automatically toggled based on your computer’s system settings. Of course, you can override the system settings by manually toggling the switch in the header.

P.S. Don’t forget to upload a dark mode-friendly version of your logo in the Settings → Appearance.

May 2022

We cooked up another new feature, Labels! Create labels to help organize and filter releases across projects.

Added

From Address - send release notification from a custom email address.

Added

Option to create organizations without a sample data.

Changed

Changed the public release indicator to something little fancier.

Fixed

Fixed the various integration settings page bugs.