Since launching the Write private beta in September 2019, we've been humbled by the overwhelming response. To date we have had over 2,200+ requests to join the beta and enabled over 130 organizations.
We want to share some updates on the current status of the private beta, eligibility, new features, and preview the roadmap for the next quarter. Read on and we'd love to hear if you have any questions or thoughts in the comments below.
What's the status of the Write private beta?
As of today, we are announcing that the private beta is currently at capacity. We'll continue to slowly work through the submissions we've already received. If you're interested in getting updated when Write is in General Availability, please let us know you're interested here.
How has eligibility been determined for the private beta?
During the private beta phase, only Standard and Enterprise Plan users have been eligible once they complete the survey. This may change when we are in GA and we will be sure to update everyone who has expressed interest though the Shortcut Write page.
How does the pricing for Shortcut Write private beta work?
We are not charging organizations participating in the Shortcut Write private beta.
Will you charge for Shortcut Write?
Yes, we plan on charging for Write in the future. We will not charge until it's ready and we are confident the product adds value (measured by user engagement). The timing for this is still TBD and we will be sure to share that information as soon as we are ready.
Build <> Write: Epic<>Doc relationships
We now have two-way linking between Docs and Epics. See what Epics and other Docs are related to your opened Docs through a new Relationship Panel. Linked Stories in the Doc will also appear in the Relationship Panel.
You can also link Docs to an Epic to ensure your team has quick access to all related reference material when working on an Epic.
Or create a Doc from within an Epic to automatically create the relationship between the two objects.
Keep an eye out for similar relationship functionality between Stories <> Docs, Iterations <> Docs, and Milestones <> Docs all coming soon!
Shortcut Write Dark Mode!
If you have Dark Mode enabled in Shortcut Build, you'll automatically experience Shortcut Write in Dark Mode without having to re-enable!
Image resizing in Docs
Easily resize an image in your Docs using the corner handles.
Easily add code blocks in your preferred language to your Docs.
Use this feature to create to-do lists for QA processes, retro items, action items, and more.
Horizontal Lines (HRs)
Use HRs in Docs to separate sections of text and add visual appeal to your documents.
Figma and Write Integration
The integration enables live preview embeds of your public Figma files. Now when a Figma link is pasted into a Write Doc, a live preview will appear!
Copy and Paste from Google Docs
When you copy and paste content from a Google Doc into a Write Doc, it will automatically format correctly in the Write Doc.
Our focus for the next few months is to continue to build features that make Write more useful and enjoyable to use.
Thanks for the interest, support, and patience since we launched Write in private beta. Your feedback is incredibly important to us as we create a better way for software teams to ideate, document, and collaborate together.