The latest from FeedBear

Check this page for updates on new features and other product changes.
Improved

Feedback, comments and upvotes without accounts

We've improved the feedback form, as well as the login and registration processes, allowing users to leave their feedback without having to register for an account. You can now also login using a link sent to your email instead of providing a password.

Users can now upvote ideas and feedback without registering for an account.

These changes have the objective of making it easier for users to share their ideas and feedback

We added a "Not Now" status

This is useful for ideas you're not likely to implement anytime soon. Posts with this status won't show in the "Not Done" default filter for the board.

SSL for custom domains

We now provision and update SSL certificates automatically if you're using a custom domain.

UX and performance update

We updated FeedBear's design and overall experience to improve the productivity and happiness of those who use it – our valuable customers and their valuable users.

As FeedBear's features grew with our customers' needs, the navigation and other action elements became scattered through the workspace. To name a few problems – the search button was appearing only on certain pages, navbar items changed based on the current page. On the engineering side, there were many unnecessary or lazily used libraries that contributed to slow page loads.

Summary of the changes

  • Navigation: Persistent search bar
  • Navigation: All items in one row, until they fit
  • Navigation: Items are the same on every page (duh!)
  • Navigation: Added breadcrumbs to pages on depth level 2 and more
  • Navigation: Separated project switch from the user menu
  • Roadmap: Added feedback boards on the project homepage. This eliminates the previous "Where does your feedback fit the best?" page. Users can now jump directly to their board of interest.
  • Boards: Improved filter/sort bar, moved tags filter next to the others
  • Posts: URLs now contain a simplified version of the title. When the title changes, the URL also changes, but the old URLs keep working (redirecting to the current one). Old URLs with the ID still work.
  • Posts: Attachments can now be added by drag&drop or pasted from the clipboard
  • Posts: Attachments can now be added to the comments
  • Posts: Attachments show as a preview instead of the file name
  • Settings: Added email notification preferences to Personal settings
  • Changelog: Improved scheduling/saving as draft/publishing workflow
  • Changelog: Added default label color swatches in addition to the custom picker
  • Overall visual cleanup: Unified spacing, font sizes, colors, buttons, etc.
If you have any issues or ideas, as always, let me know at pietro@feedbear.com or press the chat button in the bottom right corner. There are a few more updates coming this year, so stay tuned!