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What’s new — AFFiNE- 20230615

Jackie Peng
06/15/2023

The beta version is the right version if you are looking to test and provide feedback on some of our upcoming features and help us check for bugs. It incorporates improvements from the Canary Version.

Note that the subdoc blocks the upgrade of blocksuite, so the new features related to the editor can not be delivered in this beta.

1.What’s new

Hello to all AFFiNE users, whether you use it individually, with friends and family, or as part of a team.We are thrilled to announce the introduction of the new AFFiNE beta version, incorporating a range of significant changes that we have been diligently working on behind the scenes for the past two weeks.

1) New features

Exciting updates in AFFiNE: PDF export, improved image preview, and more stable Notion import support. Enhance your workflow with seamless sharing, enhanced visuals, and easy migration from Notion. Experience the power of AFFiNE today!

2) Improvements

Our latest improvement to AFFiNE brings a series of iterations and optimizations in terms of the date picker and some tiny UI stuff.

3) Bug fixed

A series of bugs have been fixed, which allow more slick and intuitive use of AFFiNE for our users.

2.To get started, download the latest beta version

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  • We invite you to download the beta version first to embark on an exciting journey with our latest enhancements. This will allow you to be among the first to experience the positive benefits we have in store for our valued users.
  • Want to learn how to get even more out of AFFiNE? Join the conversation in our growing AFFiNE community and get inspired by others, give feedback, or ask any questions you may have.

3.Detailed iteration

1) New Features

  • Notion/html/markdown/.db import-supported
    • Effortlessly import Notion, HTML, or Markdown content into AFFiNE with just a few simple clicks, preserving formatting, and structure, and saving time, enhancing user experience. Say goodbye to the complicated process of manually converting and adjusting content.
    • Link: https://github.com/toeverything/AFFiNE/pull/2533
    • Note that importing from notion is still experimental (particularly the database import is invalid), and now only supports page-by-page import, which may cause some inconvenience. We welcome any feedback from our users.

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  • PDF, HTML and Markdown export-supported
    • In addition to the existing HTML and markdown export capabilities, we're excited to introduce the new PDF form export feature, With the PDF form export, you can now easily convert your AFFiNE documents into professional-looking PDF files.
    • Link: https://github.com/toeverything/AFFiNE/pull/2604

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  • Image preview support
    • Currently, AFFiNE has introduced an exciting new feature: image preview support. When uploading images to AFFiNE, you can conveniently preview the details and ensure that your visuals are perfectly aligned with your content. This feature provides a seamless and streamlined workflow, saving your time and effort.
    • Link: https://github.com/toeverything/AFFiNE/pull/2604

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2) Improvements

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  • New preloading content within the edgeless mode to showcase the possibility of using AFFiNE
    • The new preloading content within edgeless mode has been uploaded. It embodies the potential and possibilities our users can unleash with the use of AFFiNE. Here, everything you see is achievable.
    • Link: https://github.com/toeverything/blocksuite/pull/2575
    • Please note that you are encouraged to create a new workspace to trigger this new content in edgeless mode considering there may exist issues that cause the disappearance of it in the original one.

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3) Bug fixed

  • Fixed: toolbar does not trigger in Edgeless mode in some cases

  • Fixed: the top padding should be draggable

    • Details: We have fixed an issue where the top padding was not draggable in AFFiNE. Now, you can easily drag the top padding to your desired location, allowing for better customization and layout options.
    • Link: https://github.com/toeverything/AFFiNE/pull/2688
  • Fixed: use react-resizable-panels

    • Details: This new library enhances the panel resizing functionality, providing a smoother and more intuitive user experience. Now, you can effortlessly resize panels within AFFiNE, adjusting their size and layout according to your preference.
    • Link: https://github.com/toeverything/AFFiNE/pull/2679
  • Fixed: incorrect row selection when changing row order

    • Details: We have addressed the issue of incorrect row selection when changing the order, ensuring accurate and hassle-free rearrangement of your rows. You may Enjoy the convenience of effortlessly organizing your content.
    • Link: https://github.com/toeverything/blocksuite/pull/2959
  • Fixed: import workspace may only show the default preload page

    • Details: We have fixed an issue in AFFiNE where importing a workspace database file would sometimes result in only the default "preload" page being shown. This problem has now been resolved, ensuring that all contents of the imported workspace are properly loaded.
    • Link: https://github.com/toeverything/AFFiNE/pull/2685
  • Fixed: database multi-select tab close icon invisible

    • Details: We have resolved the issue where the close icon for multi-select tabs in the database was not visible, ensuring effortless navigation and efficient data handling.
    • Link: https://github.com/toeverything/blocksuite/pull/2888 We highly value your feedback and ideas, as you are of utmost importance to us. We would be absolutely thrilled to hear what aspects of our work you find most useful and which areas you feel require improvement. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us through any of our social media channels to share your valuable insights. We are eagerly looking forward to hearing from you!!
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