Charts in spreadsheets
Hey number crunchers: Now you can turn your Quip spreadsheet data into embedded charts (just like you can already do in Quip slides). Simply select the data you're looking to visualize, then click the chart button that's sitting up above the spreadsheet.
- Choose from pie, line, or bar graphs
- Customize colors and labels
- Drag the chart to wherever you please.
Take a look:
Note that charts aren't available for spreadsheets within documents. If you want to work on a chart using data that's embedded in a document, move it into its own spreadsheet first.
Show only your unread messages
Got messages piling up in your chat sidebar? Make it a little easier to catch up by filtering out the ones you've already ready. Just click the little funnel at the top of the chat drawer:
Want to see all your messages again? Give the funnel another click. Voilà.
Skip the @everyone notifications
There's a new option in the notification settings for individual documents: “Don't notify me for broadcasts.” Checking this off prevents you from being notified when someone mentions @everyone in an edit, or in the conversation pane. Perfect for reducing the noise in your life.
Wondering where are your document-specific notification settings are? They're in the Document menu, under Advanced Settings. (For spreadsheets and slides, of course, they'll be in the Spreadsheets and Slides menus, respectively.) Enjoy your newfound quietude. ✌️
Mark individual notifications as read/unread
If you didn't already know, your unread notifications in the bell menu have a blue dot on them. It's handy for keeping track of what you still need to respond to, and what you've already dealt with.
Of course, there are plenty of notifications that you don't really need to click through on (we're looking at you, Likes), which is why we've made it so you can click on the blue dot to mark a notification as read, without having to actually read it. Like so:
Want to mark something you've read as unread? No problem. Just hover over a notification, click the gray circle, and watch it turn back into a blue dot.
Tip: If you want to mark all your notifications as read, click the ✔️button at the top notifications panel.
Shareable links for folders
You know how you can share a Quip document with someone just by sending them a link to it? Now you can do the same thing with entire folders. Here's how:
- Go to the folder you want to share.
- Click on the Share button up in the corner.
- Select “Get Shareable Link.”
- Toggle from “Disabled” to “View & Edit.”
- Copy the link!
Tip: You can also just click “Copy,” and the folder's permissions will automatically change from “Disabled” to “View & Edit.”
Note: Only top-level folders can be link-shared, but we've made it easy to un-nest folders that you want to link to. Just select “Advanced Options” in the Share menu, then choose “Get Shareable Link.” Confirm that you want to move the folder, and boom, you got a link.
Learn more about link-sharing in Quip
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A whole new interface
It’s designed for speed, with a sidebar that puts everything at your fingertips and menus that make advanced editing easy. And—finally—we've brought tabs to the mac app.
We've also got a new orange logo that looks like this:
If you're using the mobile app, you've probably already noticed it under your fingertip.
Why'd we change it? Because conversation and collaboration are what set Quip apart, so a nod to the comment bubble felt more than appropriate. Plus, the orange stands out nicely against a sea of blue apps.
Read all about the redesign in our blog post (and pardon our dust while as we update our support docs with new screenshots).
All your tasks in one place
If you're like most people, you use checklists to keep track of all the things you need to do. But what do you do when checklists get scattered across different documents related to different projects? Now, over in your Quip sidebar, you have one checklist to rule them all.
Your task drawer pulls in every checklist item that @mentions you by name—wherever it is in Quip—and puts it all in one place. Better still, the documents and the drawer stay in sync: if you check items off in one of them, they also get checked off in the other. It's all very swift and tidy.
Learn more about the task drawer—including how to import, pin, and hide tasks—over in our support doc.
Save time searching with brand new filters. Find that one doc that one person shared with you a few months back.
You can sift through your results based who've they been modified by, who they were created by, when you last opened them, when they were created, and what type of content they are. It's incredibly useful.
Learn more about search over in the support doc.
For all of you data-sifters out there, we've made filtered spreadsheet views more sharable, more flexible, and just plain better:
- Everyone sees the same thing. If someone adds filters to the data, everyone sees the same filtered data.
- Filters stay on until you turn them off. Get the view you want every time you visit.
- You can filter specific cell ranges, not just the whole sheet. Precision is data's best friend.
Stay focused with focus mode
Sometimes you need the full power of Quip at your fingertips, and sometimes you just need to hunker down and get some writing done. For quick access to a distraction-free workspace, head up to your View menu and select "Focus Mode."
In focus mode, all of the following things are hidden:
- The sidebar
- The menu bar
- The conversation pane
- Everything else that isn't the document you're working in
To leave focus mode, click the two-way arrow at the top right corner of your screen.
More little launches:
You can see a full history of our finer features over in Quip's official blog. Enjoy!