What's New

New updates and improvements to Make the Dot.
Spread Out

Spread Out and New Pricing Plan

  • New spread out function which gives you one-click layout organization when you select multiple cards. Read more on the different card actions you can do.
  • We have also just released a new free plan without any time limit and a new paid tier. Read more details here.
Multiplayer Canvas

Make the Dot 2.0 - Multiplayer Canvas

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:

  • Multiplayer - invited users who have been added to the board can edit simultaneously and see each other's presence
  • Zooming in and out of the canvas via trackpad, mouse, keyboard shortcut and button option
  • Panning and scrolling the canvas
  • Resizing card
  • Undo and redo previous actions
  • Selection and multi-selection with a corresponding contextual menu for additional functionalities
  • Copy and pasting cards via keyboard shortcut and contextual menu
  • Change the order of the card - bring to front, bring forward, send to back and send backward
  • Improved text editing with more font options
Home Dashboard Improvement

Home Dashboard Improvement

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.

Home dashboard improvement on make the dot

Public Board Image Zoom

In addition to the home page improvements, we have also just enabled zooming capability for images on public boards.


Export Your Board

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.

Sharing and exporting your fashion moodboard on make the dot
You can access the Share panel on both the Home Dashboard and the board editor directly

Bug Fixes

We have also squashed a few bugs:

  • When images are not saved properly, it will no longer affect viewing and editing your whole board
  • The iPad version of the image preview is now displayed correctly
  • After resetting password, you should now be redirected back to the app


Public Shared Link

Public Shared Link

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.

Create public share link on board
Public share link
Image Preview and Download

Image Preview

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.

Image preview on make the dot
Image preview
Zoomed in detail of the fabric
Zoomed in detail


Image Download

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.

Single image preview
Single image preview
Multiple image download
Multiple image download
Browser Extension Improvements

Browser Extension Improvements

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:

  • You can directly create boards from the browser extension
  • During days when you're not actively researching, you can optionally hide the "save" button from webpages
  • The source url link for the images will now redirect you to the original webpage where you saved the image
  • Resolved login issues
  • Real-time time for comments


New settings page to optionally hide the "save" button

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.

A way to hide the save button on moodboard
No more save button getting in the way of things

Source URL link for images

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

Easy to reference the source
Now it's easier to reference the source


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.


Bug Fixes🐞πŸͺ“

  • We heard about some login issues with the extension requiring you to login but wouldn't bring you to the login panel. That has now been resolved.
  • When you land on the extension installation success page, the login panel should now stay open for you to login
  • Previously changes to the Pantone color name would not get saved, now this is working normally.
  • After using the Eyedropper to detect colors, you can now resize your cards normally
  • We also fixed some display issues with loooong comments.


Also, learn how to incorporate this feature in your moodboard with our guide on how to create fashion moodboard.

Save to Make the Dot

Save to Make the Dot - Browser Extension

Save to Make the Dot is a browser extension that you can download for the Chrome browser. It helps speed up your research when you're looking for inspirations and references on the internet.

Save to make the dot chrome extension
Chrome extension, Save to Make the Dot

Learn moreΒ about all the different ways you can easily save your inspirations.

Copy / Move to Board

New options are now available in the action header when you select images - "Copy to Board" and "Move to Board" options allow you to organize your content across different boards.

Moving content between boards
Moving content between boards

Improvements on the side panel

We have added the time stamp for every card in the side panel as well as the source URL link if you saved the image via the browser extension. Clicking on the image will give you a full-screen view of the image from the original website.

Auto-saving text

We know how much you value your time so the fewer clicks the better! We're gradually changing to autosave by default, starting with texts!

New side panel
New side pannel

Save a text card by clicking outside of the text editing area

Make the Dot- Online Fashion Moodboard
Auto save function

Save your board name by hitting "Enter" on your keyboard or clicking outside of the editing area

Make the Dot- Online Fashion Moodboard
Easy saving

Save the card description by hitting "Enter" on your keyboard or clicking outside of the editing area.

Make the Dot- Online Fashion Moodboard
Saving the card description


Also, learn how to incorporate this feature in your moodboard with our guide on how to create fashion moodboard.


Eyedropper to detect colors from images

Turn on the eyedropper from the toolbar and start picking colors from any of the images on your board. When you're done building your palette, just press ESC (escape) on your keyboard to switch it off.

Eyedropper colour detection function
Eyedropper to detect colour from images

Auto apply text styling

As we noticed many of you tried to apply the font style without highlighting the text, we have now auto-applied the font style to the whole set of text. Keyboard shortcuts for bold (command + b), italic (command + i) and underline (command + u) would work the same way.

Make the Dot- Online Fashion Moodboard
Auto styling

Dynamically sized cards

Now as you resize your browser or switch between different monitors or devices, the cards within your board would be automatically scaled to fit the browser, while retaining the overall layout.

Other small improvements...

  • Improved speed performance of loading Pantone library
  • Improved performance of bulk image upload
  • Checkboxes should now appear on the cards when "Select Mode" is switched on, making it clearer for you to distinguish between the different modes
  • Fixed a series of small bugs such that your reviewers would now correctly see your board after you've resized the images, text, or colors


Also, learn how to incorporate this feature in your moodboard with our guide on how to create fashion moodboard.

Color Translation from HEX to Pantone

Highlight your key concept by resizing your image/color/text

This week we have introduced the ability to resize any image, text or color on your board - helping you emphasize your key concept easily. On top of that, we are now helping you translate hex / RGB colors to the closest Pantone colors and you can edit any of your colors with ease.


Resizable cards to highlight key themes
Resizable cards to highlight key themes

Color translation between HEX and Pantone

Only have an HEX or RGB code on hand but need to communicate using the Pantone code? Now we automatically help you translate it to the closest Pantone hues for you to choose from.

Make the Dot- Online Fashion Moodboard
Colour translation

Edit color with ease

Clicking on the pencil icon on the color card now allows you to adjust your color hues.

Edit colour hues easily
Edit your colour hues easily

Take a peek into what's on your board πŸ‘€

When you go to your Home Dashboard, you can now see a small preview of what's been added on each board. When you hover on it, you can also see details about which owner it belongs to and the last update date and time, making it easier to manage multiple boards.

Our new homepage, with hover preview of dates and timestamps
Sneak peak

Other small improvements...

  • Improvements in performance and image upload speed
  • Cards wouldn't overlap as you adjust the browser size


Also, learn how to incorporate this feature in your moodboard with our guide on how to create fashion moodboard.

Multiple Board Creation

Create unlimited fashion moodboards

This week we have introduced the ability to create as many boards as you'd like in Make the Dot! πŸŽ‰ Β (and obviously to remove them in case you no longer want them in your home dashboard). On top of that, we have also improved the way your collaborators can discover your comments.


Create a new fashion moodboard from homescreen
Unlimited fashion moodboard alert

Made a mistake? No problem, just delete the moodboard

Easy to delete boards
Easy to delete

Auto turn on Show Comments when you leave your first comment

As soon as you leave your first comment, we'll turn on Show Comments to let you know which cards have comments at a glance - this way when you invite a Reviewer to your board to collaborate, there's less of a learning curve for them to leave you feedback!

Other small improvements...

  • At any time, when you complete the tutorial from the demo board, we will bring you either to a new board (if you've never created one) or to the latest board that you were working on #LearnAtYourOwnTime
  • Long comments are no longer overlapping with the comment thread behind
  • You can now completely remove all the descriptions on your images - just a small fix so that you can get rid of the "Screen Shot 2021-10-27 at 2.14.18 PM.png" as a description