Things have not been easy in recent months for many in this crazy world, we hope all of you are safe and well. Of course it has been a bit of juggle to combine acting as amateur teachers with the children at home, while at the same time trying to keep pushing Agenda forward. Perhaps therefore we’re especially proud of today’s version 10 update, a big step forward, worthy the next power of 10.
Share the Joy. Introducing the Agenda Sharing Extension
Agenda version 10 introduces a powerful sharing extension that allows you to share content from other apps like Safari, Photos, Mail, and countless other system and 3rd party apps, directly to your Agenda notes. But even better, it allows you to not just share the content, but while you’re at it, edit your notes directly from within those apps too! Add some thoughts, tick off some list items, and reorganise your note without leaving the app you were working in, it’s all possible now.
The sharing sheet on macOS allows arbitrary edits to any note, and insertion of shared content at any location.
Say goodbye to copy-paste with Templates
The new template feature allows those have purchased the premium features pack to create new notes with pre-filled content. Templates are great for forms, meeting notes, and anything else which begins with some standard text.
Templates can be created using the new Template Manager, but it is also possible to save an existing note as a template. Once created, the template can be used to populate new notes with initial content.
Click and hold the plus button to make a new note from a template (premium feature), great for those notes that have a standard format, like meeting minutes and forms.
5 New languages
Finally, for a number of Agenda community members today’s the day they’ve been working towards so hard! The version 10 update now comes in Spanish, German, French, and both Traditional and Simplified Chinese. We couldn’t be more excited as we know how many have been asking for these!
We are enormously grateful to those who helped us, THANK YOU! They have had to put in an enormous amount of work, and they did so with unbelievable care and speed. They had to be patient as we had to learn things along the way too, testing the water using some new and (very) early Apple technologies, moving to a new translation platform they had to guinea pig for us, and dealing with the opinions of both us and fellow translators they knew from nowhere.
And what a result, the new languages look great, they can be very proud, and we’re convinced many people will enjoy Agenda even more, every day.
A bright feature ahead
What might perhaps not be obvious from all the above is that this update was very important for another reason. The sharing sheet especially required significant changes under the hood to be able to run so-called extensions in the first place. Now that this is in place it means we can move much faster when it comes to other features that are implemented as an extension. Shortcuts and Siri support, Spotlight indexing, a Today extension, come to mind for example.
Equally important were all the changes necessary to add support for the 5 new languages we added today. It’s now much easier to add more languages, and in fact many are already on the way. If you would like to help, join the effort!
All about the details
Of course these are the headlines, but as always, there’s lots of small fixes and improvements to enjoy, for example Dropbox sync is now dramatically faster, and be sure to check out the checklist edit menu on mac.
There’s a lot to explore in this update, enjoy!!
Tip: be sure to check out today’s Nested Folders Podcast as well, in which Rosemary talks about the new features in Agenda v10.