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What's new - AFFiNE- 20230518

Jackie Peng

1.What's new

Greetings to all AFFiNE users whether you use it individually, with friends and family, or as part of a team.

Today, we are excited to introduce the AFFiNE beta version with a set of significant changes that we have been working on quietly for the past few weeks.

1) New features

Experience a transformational upgrade with AFFiNE's latest changes - seamless self-updates, enhanced local workspace import logic, a powerful database, and an intuitive new sidebar.

2) Improvements

Experience a seamless and visually stunning user interface with our UI update, clarity in functionality with the removal of the Pinboard feature, and limitless creative possibilities through our powerful Edgeless mode—unlocking a whole new level of ideation and inspiration for users.

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


  • To embark on an exciting journey with our latest enhancements, we invite you to download the beta version first. 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

  • Self-update

    • Effortlessly update AFFiNE to the latest version with just a few clicks. Say goodbye to the hassle of manually downloading and installing updates, and enjoy the latest features and improvements without any interruption to your workflow.

    • Link:

    • Windows is not supported currently, since we are working on gaining certificate-related stuff. It will be supported soon.


  • Local Workspace storage logic

    • The beta version provides the option for our users to customize the storage path of their data. Now our users can get full control over where and how they are able to store their own data in the workspace setting.

    • Link:

    • We applogize again that Windows is not supported currently since there's a string of bugs left to be revised. We care our windows users, and we believe this will be fixed soon in the stable version.

    • In addition, using the export single db and throwing it to the network disk for automatic sync is not recommended, it might cause some unexpected results.




2) Improvements

  • Powerful Edgeless mode

    • Visualize and connect your ideas smoothly with better cartoon-style shape, slick pen, and connectors. No constraints. Limited only by your imagination. Ohhh, by the way, images now are supported to upload!! We just make everything easy for you, now you may enjoy your drawing time!

    • Link:



  • Pinboard has been removed

    • We know the Pinboard has caused some confusion, so say goodbye to it! In our upcoming beta version, we just erased the pinboard, so no more second-guessing or mixed-up moments.

      • Page trees will be incorporated into the favourites in the days to come. Keep your eye on it! It is coming soon!!
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  • New Default avatar components

    • Okay, we know the obsolete one looks a little bit ugly, so we decided to change the default avatar with a gradient effect, showing a better animation on hover. See if it's becoming more attractive~

    • Link:


3) Bug fixed

  • Fixed: The sidebar becomes smaller as the AFFiNE window becomes smaller

  • Fixed: Unable to delete whiteboard content by pressing Delete

  • Fixed: Data loss after dragging the database

    • Details: Dragging the sheet of the database will cause the loss of data. Now the issue has been solved. You may freely adjust the format of the database, and edit, organize, and track your data as the way you expected.

    • Link:

  • Fixed: There is an extra blank space at the top of the text component

  • Fixed: Cursor moves to the wrong position when pressing up/down with minimized Canvas

  • Fixed: Content missing when cancelling input at line start using Chinese IME

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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