This week, we have just released a new Sleep Mode on the browser extension for you to control the display of the Save Button that appears on top of images. This would be handy when you're not actively doing research.
When the Save Button is hidden, the extension will still be installed and you can still save images by right-clicking on an image to add it to the panel or use the Save in Bulk option.
We have also improved the extension installation experience.
This week we're releasing a range of improvements across the chrome extension as well as performance upgrade and bug fixes.
Other than feedback survey, you can also suggest or vote on new features by clicking Help > Chat with support > Suggest or vote for a feature directly within the app
This week we released a new Zoom to Fit feature to allow you to easily find the content on your board.
Whenever you refresh your board, by default, we will also display this "zoom to fit" view.
We have upgraded the previous canvas with this new infinite canvas to allow for more whitespace to ideate. It also comes with the following capabilities:
We have just introduced an improvement to the home page to allow sharing and renaming your boards. As we saw that more of you are now navigating between multiple boards, this will hopefully make that easier. Additionally you can now export your boards into PDFs or PNGs.
In addition to the home page improvements, we have also just enabled zooming capability for images on public boards.
Export your board into PDFs or PNGs when you prefer to save the board as a static file. If you have any GIFs on your board, we recommend sharing as a public link instead.
We have also squashed a few bugs:
We have just introduced a new way of sharing your board via a public link. This means that the person receiving the link can view your board without needing to sign up for a Make the Dot account.
This week we have introduced a new way to preview and download images on Make the Dot - offering more flexibility when you're doing your research. In additional to that, there are new ways to download images - be it a single image or multiple images.
Now when you open up any of the images on your board, in additional to having the side panel that provides description, source link as well as comments, you will also find an image preview where you see the large version of the image that you've selected. You can easily zoom into the image to get a full-page view to see all the details or scroll through the thumbnails preview below to navigate to other images on the board.
When you invite a collaborator to the board, perhaps they're part of the photography team or marketing intern in charge of your social media, they might need to download the images from the board to create other assets. In this scenario, they can either download a single image directly from the image preview panel or select multiple images from the board and download all of them at once.
We've just introduced a range of improvements to the Chrome extension based on the initial feedback that we got from some of you.
New things that you'll see in the latest version:
During days when you're not actively researching, you can choose to hide the "save" button on webpages. If you see an image you like, you can still right-click on the image to save it.
Other than that, you can easily navigate to your home dashboard from the settings tab, provide feedback or read user articles from our help center.
The source url link that you find in the image side panel is now bringing you to the specific webpage where you saved the image
When you're saving images from our browser extension, all the images would now show up in automatically in all the browser tabs that are open without needing to refresh them.
Also, learn how to incorporate this feature in your moodboard with our guide on how to create fashion moodboard.