Release Notes

The newest Spekit features and fixes, updated with each release including upcoming release information.

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August 10, 2021

Web App and Chrome v6.24.0

Improvements

New template images in Spotlights & Flows for faster creation!

We added template images in Spotlights and Flows to make them faster to create and to help your content really pop! When you create a new Spotlight or Flow, simply go to the Spekit Library to select any of these images.


New feature to reposition Flow tool tips for a better user experience!

When you create a Flow step or preview a Flow, you can move the tooltip position. Want to learn more? Check out this spek.

We summarized Flows analytics so they’re easier to understand!

You can clearly see how many viewers have snoozed, completed, or not completed Flows. Learn more about the analytics changes in this spek.

New domain-specific and general settings in your Chrome Extension

In the new Google Chrome 6.24 extension, we’ve made it easier to manage both your domain-level settings and general settings for Spekit.

Pro tip: your Settings are located at the bottom-right of the Chrome extension:

Domain-specific settings are located at the top and help you enable or disable both the icons and dock visibility on a given application.

  • If ‘Show help text icons‘ are enabled, the Spekit icons icons will appear in that application as long as:
    • The title of the Spek matches the keyword on the domain page AND
    • the Spek is saved in a Topic that is linked to that domain
  • If the ‘Show sidebar dock‘ es enablement on that domain, you will now see the Spekit dock on that application the next time you refresh that page.

General settings for the sidebar dock are located below and allow you to set your global preferences for the Spekit Chrome Extension across all of your applications.

  1. If the Show Help Text on Hover setting is enabled, the Spek related to the icon will pop up when the user either clicks on it or hovers over the icon. If you disable this setting, it will only pop up on click.
  2. The Edit Sidebar Dock Position setting allows you to reposition where (physically) on the page the Spekit Dock is located. You can move it up or down but this is a global-setting.
  3. Sidebar Dock Size setting allows you to choose the size of the dock.

Other Enhancements and Fixes

  • Spotlights – users who engage in a topic via Spotlights now see those topics in alphabetical order
  • Spotlights – Corrected the issue where if there are multiple Spotlights on a page, the View Topic button on a topic Spotlight opens sidebar but does not direct it to the topic
  • Flows – Updated the timing for the first step of a flow so that it anchors on the page, giving you a more seamless experience without lags
  • Flows – Analytics by user now loads
  • Topics – the dialog box now closes after an alert message
  • Bulk Action – Add to topics/Remove from topics dropdown is a required action

To learn more about Spekit or to see what else is new, check out our FAQ page.

June 28, 2021

Web App and Chrome v6.21.0

Improvements

Wiki Knowledge Base

Finding and sorting topics is easier than ever. The wiki knowledge base now sorts topics alphabetically.


Flows and Spotlights

Republishing Flows & Spotlights:

When you republish a spotlight or flow, only viewers who have not seen the original content will see it.

Spotlights URL Targeting:

The targeting path for Spotlights will accept URLs with or without a slash ‘/’ at the end.

The Controls and Utility bar for Flows have been made more accessible and intuitive.

  • The Utility bar does not appear for Viewers (View mode) now.
  • The Controls now start in hidden mode on Flows when the Flow launcher first appears.
  • The control bar now sports a new animation when the Flow is started and the first Flow step appears.

Chrome Extension

Improvements and Fixes

We’ve added height to the “Create a Spek” modal in chrome.

When cloning a spek from Chrome, it now copies the topic tags.

Other Enhancements and Fixes

  • Deleting a step now deletes the step properly when previewing a Flow.
  • Flows now work even after a previous Flow fails to launch properly.
  • If an embedded video is clicked on during a Flow preview or view, it opens the video in a separate tab.
  • Utility bar remains visible in an info step on Preview and View mode sometimes on nCino.
  • Flow steps remain intact in preview when capturing from drop down lists.
  • Dock remains visible if a Flow is left idle.
  • Redoing a Flow capture now correctly shows success notification when capturing an info step and does not get stuck on “Ok continue”.
  • “Ok continue” no longer moves with cursor when recording Info step.
  • Flows disappear after they’ve been engaged with once.
  • “Add video” button on a Spotlight creation modal no longer overlaps in case of large embed codes.

May 27, 2021

Chrome v 6.20.0 and Web App

Highlights

Flows Optimization:

We’ve optimized Flows to make them faster and more responsive. It is now easier to trigger and dismiss Flows, and they anchor to the elements on the page.

Improvements

Topic Subdomain Targeting

You can now have granular targeting so that Spekit icons and Related Topics in Sidebar show up only on specific subdomains

Salesforce Sync

We no longer import help text into the field’s definition by default. Instead, when you sync new or existing fields into Spekit, our sync imports help text from Salesforce fields as a read-only metadata.

Bug Fixes

Chrome Extension
  • Chrome Extension Settings has been improved
  • Chrome extension even if they are logged in. This no longer happens
  • You are able to take a single click of the back button regardless if icons are enabled or not

Dock

  • The default setting of the Dock has been changed to minimized
  • When your page is left untouched, the Dock will still be visible
  • You can minimize/maximize the dock from the settings icon without it disappearing after

Flows

  • You can click the Pen icon to edit a step while previewing a Flow
  • Preview steps are shown accurately and don’t get stuck when previewing a Flow
  • Buttons on recording Flows are clear and visible
  • Once you reach your “Finished” step the page will not reload
  • When you draft a published Flow then apply Last published date (Newest) sort should apply according to the current status

Spotlights

  • Spotlights View topic now opens correctly when creating a Spotlight from the Chrome extension
  • Spotlights appear and load smoothly
  • Spotlight changes are saved when switching from “path is” to “path contains”
  • Spotlights will not fire in SFDC Setup
  • You can now “Select a team” without it blocking other texts

Teams

You will now be able to invite users with capital letters in their username

Wiki

  • You can now assign an expert to a field Spek without an error message
  • When creating/editing a lengthy Spek the sticky toolbar for rich text will remain persistent

September 27th, 2020

Chrome and Web App

Highlights

Introducing Spotlights – a new way to make announcements to users and highlight the things you want!

Spotlights are pop-up notifications that appear to inform your users of anything you wish to bring to their attention. They can be targeted to specific users on specific triggers, and can include URLs, text messages, video and image embeds.

Web App

Spotlights
  • You can now create a Spotlight in Webapp via the create button
  • You can preview a Spotlight as you’re creating or editing it
  • Spotlights can also be edited once they’re created via the dedicated Spotlights section
  • Spotlights have their own dedicated section where you can create, edit, view, and otherwise manage Spotlights and draft Spotlights
  • Spotlights can be targeted via multiple methods
    • Teams
    • URL
  • Spotlights can be used to open multiple pieces of content. You can have a Spotlight show the following
    • Spek
    • Topic
    • External URL
  • You can create custom text for the “Acknowledge and close” button, labeled as “Got it” as default
  • Spotlights can have Featured Media, that is displayed when the Spotlight is shown
  • Spotlight Featured Media can have multiple types of content
    • Spekit Images (default library provided by Spekit)
    • Custom images (JPG, PNG, GIF)
    • Video Embeds (from all the platforms supported by Spekit)
  • You can search for Spotlights via the search functionality
  • You can now choose to begin creating a Spotlight when you’re creating or editing a Spek, via a checkbox in the Create/Edit Spek modal
  • You can save Spotlights as Drafts until you’re ready to finalize them
  • You can unpublish a Spotlight to Draft if you no longer want it to trigger
  • Spotlights can be dismissed by Acknowledging them or by viewing the content they contain
  • Spotlights can be temporarily snoozed for 24 hours by clicking “Show me later”
  • You can filter Spotlights in the Manage Spotlights section by multiple filters, including
    • Content Filters
      • Content Type, with OR multi-select for external URL, Spek, Topic
      • Status (Published or Draft)
      • Creator, as a multi-select username list
      • Last Published on, as a date range
    • Target Filters
      • Teams Targeted, as a multi-select
      • URL Targeted, as a multi-select
  • Spotlights now come with their own analytics, viewable from the Spotlights section, that allow you to see the following statistics about your created Spotlights
    • Unique viewers, that have seen your Spotlight
    • Pending viewers, that are targeted but have not yet seen your Spotlight
    • Engaged, viewers that have seen and acknowledged your Spotlight
    • Dismissed, number of times that your Spotlight has been snoozed
  • You can export these analytic figures to a CSV file for your internal analytics
Notifications
  • You can now choose which teams to notify when creating or editing a Spek
Wiki
  • Create button has been updated, so you can now create a Spek, a Topic, or a Spotlight, from the same button

Chrome

Spotlights
  • You can now create a Spotlight in Chrome via the create button
  • You can preview a Spotlight as you’re creating or editing it
  • Spotlights can be targeted via multiple methods
    • Teams
    • URL
  • Spotlights can be used to open multiple pieces of content. You can have a Spotlight show the following
    • Spek
    • Topic
    • External URL
  • You can create custom text for the “Acknowledge and close” button, labeled as “Got it” as default
  • Spotlights can have Featured Media, that is displayed when the Spotlight is shown
  • Spotlight Featured Media can have multiple types of content
    • Spekit Images (default library provided by Spekit)
    • Custom images (JPG, PNG, GIF)
    • Video Embeds (from all the platforms supported by Spekit)
  • You can search for Spotlights via the search functionality
  • You can now choose to begin creating a Spotlight when you’re creating or editing a Spek, via a checkbox in the Create/Edit Spek modal
  • You can save Spotlights as Drafts until you’re ready to finalize them
  • Spotlights can be dismissed by Acknowledging them or by viewing the content they contain
  • Spotlights can be temporarily snoozed for 24 hours by clicking “Show me later”

August 17, 2020

Chrome and Dock Performance

Chrome

Highlights

We are introducing the Spekit Dock – a new way to navigate with the Spekit extension at your disposal right at the edge of your screen.

Performance
  • We made performance optimizations to Spekit within Salesforce components
  • We optimized extension to be more responsive when checking terms against known Speks
Dock
  • Spekit Dock hovers as a toggle tab on the right side of the screen
  • Can be minimized, opened, and repositioned on vertical alignment
  • Shows number of notifications
  • Same features as our extension
  • Auto-enabled for all current and new users
  • Can be opted out from auto-enrollment by companies
  • Auto-enabled for all domains, can be enabled/disabled for individual ones
  • Can be hidden by going into the Chrome extension sidebar and to the settings panel

August 11, 2020

User Experience

Webapp

Highlights

An updated login page, that now lets you use email, and a bugfix.

UX
  • Login page now allows you to sign in with an email, if that email is only being used for a single account.

Bug fixes

Chrome Extension
  • We fixed an issue where the Chrome Extension wasn’t being detected as installed in certain cases

July 6, 2020

UI Updates

Webapp

Highlights

An updated integrations page, with all of our integrations in one easy location, and some bug fixes.

UI
  • The integrations page now lists all of our integrations including our newly launched Slack integrations, for one easy location to install them from
  • Mouse on hovering over a Spek row highlights its clickable now
  • Login page now indicates clearly that a username is required if the user starts entering email instead

Bug fixes

Embeds
  • We fixed an issue with embedding LucidChart in Speks
  • We fixed an issue with embedding Draw.io diagrams in Speks
Filters
  • Max date filter now applies correctly for the wiki
Teams
  • We fixed a rare issue where users were not able to grant permission to impersonate them
UI
  • Error when attaching files larger than supported now displays correctly

June 30, 2020

Spekit for Slack integration

Slack

Highlights

Introducing Spekit for Slack, our newest Integration. Spekit for Slack is designed to help you continue working without missing a beat from the Slack app. Get the information you need and share it with your team without ever leaving slack.

Watch our introductory video for a short primer! The Spekit and Slack Integration

To install, head over to the The Spekit for Slack Integration page.

If you need help, please see our FAQs.

Slack

All Spekit commands in slack start with /spekit. These are then followed by the command that needs to be run, along with the information for that command.

Here’s what you can do

Search: /spekit. This is the default for search. To search for any Spek on Spekit, simply type /spekit with your search terms after it, e.g., /spekit keyword.

You can search for everything that has been defined with a Spek and labelled. Up to 3 results are shown at a time, with the option to roll over for more.

View each spek, within Slack, by clicking “View Spek in Slack”, or share your Spek of choice to the channel with “Post to this Channel”.

View image, GIF and video embeds in each Spek directly in Slack, or open Spek in browser for more.

Anyone can also search Spekit directly from a message, by clicking the ellipses menu on the message, and choosing “Search Spekit”

Create: /spekit create. This command is used to create a new Spek from within Slack. You can assign a label, text definition and topics to this Spek. Only Spekit admins and experts can use this command.

Spekit admins and experts can create Speks directly from a message, by clicking the ellipses menu on each message, and choosing “Create a Spek”. We’ll pre-fill with the message text.

Connect: /spekit connect. This command only needs to be run once. This command is used to connect Spekit to Slack for the first time. A Slack user will use this command to connect to their Spekit instance.

NOTE: For your convenience, this will connect all Slack users with a matching email address in that Organization and enable Spekit for Slack for all.

Info: /spekit info. This command is used to show who you are logged in as and to which organization.

Help: /spekit help. This shows our list of commands available and how to use them within Slack.

Logout: /spekit logout. This logs the user out of their Spekit integration in slack.

Disconnect: /spekit disconnect.

WARNING: This is a permanent command that disconnects all Spekit users from that Slack account. This is only to be used when migrating from one Spekit account to another. Only account admins can use this command.