Release notes – Cloud




Labfolder 2.0.3

22. September 2020
  • We have been working behind the scenes to make sure everything is polished and running as you expect. If you notice anything to the contrary, as always, let us know!

Labfolder 2.0.2

25. August 2020
  • Sometimes, PDFs with special characters on the title were not being displayed. This will not happen again.

Labfolder 2.0.1

11. August 2020
  • We’ve tinkered with some elements and polished some rough edges. Labfolder is now better than it was yesterday.

Labfolder 2.0.0

28. July 2020
  • [Material Database] – In rare cases, MDB exports would simply fail to run. While we’re sure we could all use a rest, we know you could also use an Export functionality that runs. So we fixed that.
  • [Material Database] – We’ve improved a handful of user interface details that make the usage of the MDB even better.
  • [API] – Out with the old, in with the new! Today we completely shutdown the first version of our API in favor of our more complete (and prettier) APIv2.

Labfolder 1.33.0

14. July 2020

Introducing: Import & Export of inventory lists


  • [Material Database] – We made some small improvements to the MDB import functionality.
  • [Material Database] – And now users are also able to export their inventory lists in .xlsx format!


Learn more about the MDB Import & Export

Additional improvements

  • [History] – Our Data Elements were misbehaving when showing up in the entry history. We now thought them to only show up once.
  • [Group Management] – We enhanced our notifications when trying to remove members from a group.

Labfolder 1.32.1

30. June 2020
  • [History] – We enhanced our full audit trail to include visual indicators of the content that was changed in each version.
  • [Material Database] – We know you want to test the Inventory Import by yourself! We improved our warnings messages and added self guidance tips to help you.
  • [Material Database] – Sometimes calculations and exponentials were being stubborn and not imported. They are now behaving as expected.

Labfolder 1.32.0

16. June 2020
  • [Material Database] – Import has arrived to the MDB. You can now easily migrate your lab inventories into Labfolder by uploading them as Excel Files.
  • [Group Management] – Our projects sometimes got confused when a user belonged to several subgroups. We clarified the guidelines.

Labfolder 1.31.6

2. June 2020
  • [Material Database] – You can now edit and correct the name of your inventory attribtues attributes.
  • [Notebook filters] – We fixed an issue related to notebook filtering for team members that have not yet accepted the group invitation.

Labfolder 1.31.5

19. May 2020
  • We have been working behind the scenes to make sure everything is polished and running as you expect. If you notice anything to the contrary, as always, let us know!

Labfolder 1.31.4

13. May 2020
  • [Sign & Witness] – We fixed an issue that was affecting the text element after an entry was signed.

Labfolder 1.31.3

11. May 2020
  • [Word Documents] – Our team noticed that some Word documents were not being properly extracted after upload. This issue has been solved and everything is back to normal.

Labfolder 1.31.2

5. May 2020
  • [Notebook filters] – In rare occasions, the notebook filter was not being properly set by the URL. This bug is now extinct.
  • [Well Plate Templates] – We now display all special characters (specially μ) when you download your well plate template as a PDF.
  • [Signature Workflows] – With our last update, we noticed that both signature apps were working at the same time. We have fixed this issue.
  • [API] – We continue to expand our API endpoints. This week’s lucky winner is the data element block with a brand new update endpoint.

Labfolder 1.31.0

21. April 2020
  • [Material Database] – Like super glue! The header of the items table is now sticky.
  • [Material Database] – Introducing the Category Manager. Now you have one extra permission role to help you manage your inventories.
  • [Well Plate Templates] – We improved both the PDFand Excel export of your well plates.
  • [Well Plate Templates] – In rare cases it was reported that Firefox was not showing more than 7 characters in the descriptive field. It won’t happen again.
  • [Backend] – We have been working behind the scenes to make sure everything is polished and running as you expect. If you notice anything to the contrary, as always, let us know!

Labfolder 1.30.0

7. April 2020

New and improved: Material Database


  • [MDB] – Experience a new and modern design.
  • [MDB] – No more Material Database lists – Users can categorize all their inventory lists in a side panel.
  • [MDB] – You can define user rights more in depth – choose from category owners to editor to read-only access.


Learn more about the new inventory

Additional improvements

  • [Image Element] – You now have the option to rotate images!
  • [Notebook] – Just like on the Projects page, all filters in the Notebook can now be executed using an “Apply Filter” button.

Labfolder 1.29.6

23. March 2020
  • Nothing to see here… just plenty of tinkering behind the scenes to make room for other features (and bugs, of course) to come.

Labfolder 1.29.5

13. March 2020
  • [History] – Sometimes the entries in the history were not changing to the correct language. Now they are.
  • [API] – 3 new API endpoints for our text element: Update and get element.
  • [Interface] – Out with the old, in with the new. Our brand new logo is now display throughout our ELN.

Labfolder 1.29.2

25. February 2020
  • [Well Plate Templates] – Want to print a Well plate design from another colleague? You can download it as PDF file.
  • [Exports] – When exporting as PDF files, images were displaying a black background instead of their transparent one. This won’t happen again!
  • [Filters] – The name of former team members are now at the end of the author’s filter
  • [API] – We added new API endpoints that allow you to get the current and historical versions of the text element.

Labfolder 1.29.0

11. February 2020

New Well Plate Templates app


  • [Well Plate Templates] – You can design your well plates experiments with an exclusive app.
  • [Well Plate Templates] – Choose from a range of 6- to 348-well templates.
  • [Well Plate Templates] – You can define layers for each condition used.
  • [Well Plate Templates] – Oversee the entire experiment using the composite view.


Learn more about the new Well Plate Templates app

Additional improvements

  • [Performance] – We made several small tweaks to allow faster loading of many ELN pages.
  • [Projects] – We fixed a bug where a user was not able to delete a project from a former member of the group.

Labfolder 1.28.18

4. February 2020
  • We have been working behind the scenes to make sure everything is polished and running as you expect. If you notice anything to the contrary, as always, let us know!

Labfolder 1.28.16

28. January 2020
  • [Export] – We found the missing graphs from XHTML exports. From now on when creating offline archives of your lab book, generated graphs will also be depicted.
  • [API] – On the way of retiring our first API connection, we have now taught our API v2 how to create text elements.

[Announcement] – On the 28th of April we will retire our API v1. All connections that are still using this version should be reconfigured to use our API v2. All necessary documentation can be found here:

Labfolder 1.28.13

16. January 2020
  • [Table Element] – Over the holidays, we taught our ELN how to deal appropriately with Excel files containing graphs that link to other pieces of data.
  • [Table Element] – Our table element is even more accurate now, and will stop cutting off numbers after the decimal.
  • [Text Element] – We fixed a bug in the text element which resulted in broken links to external websites.
  • [Data Elements] – We continue to add new physical quantities and units to Labfolder numerical data elements. Now you have access to the following physical quantities: Tear strength, Tensile strength, Dynamic viscosity, Kinematic viscosity, Wavelength, Wavenumber, Pixel and Frequency.
  • [Notebook] – Several users have experienced slow loading times in the ELN, we have increased the speed here a bit.

Labfolder v1.28.12

10. December 2019
  • [Support] – We have a brand new support portal that can answer all your questions! Check it here
  • [Comments] – In rare occasions, the comments were getting lost on their way to the Inbox. Our engineers provided a map for them and it should not happen again

Labfolder 1.28.10

26. November 2019
  • Nothing to see here… just plenty of tinkering behind the scenes to make room for other features (and bugs, of course) to come.

Labfolder 1.28.9

12. November 2019
  • We tweaked some things too small to notice or too difficult to explain. We’ll return you to your regular, more interesting types of release next time (we hope).
  • Experience the capitalization of our brand name Labfolder!

Labfolder 1.28.8

29. October 2019
  • [API] – While logging in through our API was never a problem, we now also have designed an endpoint which allows you to logout!
  • [MDB] – We fixed a small bug for you. Now when following the Material Element link you should see all attributes again.
  • [Signature Workflows] – As expected, the share settings now also align with possible witnesses for this tool.
  • [Text Element] – Further improvements on the saving functionalities.
  • [Table Element] – We fixed some bug here as well, so that all decimals will be displayed properly again.
  • Labfolder 1.28.7

    15. October 2019
    • [MDB] – Say goodbye to scrolling! You can now filter for item name in the inventory.
    • [MDB] – We improved our interface to avoid the deletion of Material Databases by mistake.
    • [Exports] – 10kb? 200kb? Wondering how large is your export file? Not anymore! You now see that information directly in the export details.

    Labfolder 1.28.6

    1. October 2019
    • [Signature Workflows] – Ongoing work on our newest app: Some issues regarding the un-/hiding of signed entries is now resolved.
    • [Exports] – Some users reported to us a malfunction when trying to download files that contained % in their title. We have now fixed this for you.
    • [Table Element] – We have cleared some hickups in our table element, so that users can now select formulas using the keyboard arrows.
    • [API] – We are continuously improving our API, now all error messages should be displayed correctly.

    Labfolder 1.28.5

    17. September 2019
    • [Signature Workflows] – After feedback from our scientists, we changed the reviewing options from “Review vs Reject” to “Accept vs Reject”.
    • [Exports] – Strike-through format and tags were on strike and not showing in PDF exports. They are now back at work!
    • [Exports] – We noticed that under rare conditions PDF Exports were not working. Our engineering team promptly solve the issue.
    • [Surprise] – Our Innovators are now testing a new feature. Stay tuned!

    Labfolder 1.28.4

    3. September 2019
    • [Signature Workflows] – Having 2 sub-group members witnessing an entry was blocking workflows. We resolved this inner conflict.
    • [Signature Workflows] – We fixed an issue with the signing process in servers using LDAP.
    • [History] – We improved the details in the entry history for several of our elements. Your full audit trail is even better now.
    • [Exports] – When starting an XHTML export, the visual indicator confirming the process was being introverted and not showing up. After a pep talk from our developers, now it will be there when you need it.
    • [Exports] – Some users recently reported that exports were not working for them. We promptly solved this.

    Labfolder 1.28.3

    20. August 2019
    • [Signature workflows] – Our team made several under the hood improvements to make the entire app faster.
    • [Signature workflows] – We fixed a small issue that prevented an entry from being witnessed via a workflow.
    • [Exports] – Since we were already making speed improvements, we expanded our efforts to the Manage > Exports page.

    Labfolder 1.28.2

    6. August 2019
    • [Data Elements] – We now support asian characters in our Data Elements.
    • [Data Elements] – We fixed a small issue with Descriptive Data Dlements that was preventing the element from being saved.
    • [Signature Workflows] – We just made our brand new Signature Workflows much faster !
    • [Signature Workflows] – The XHTML export now also exports the signatures for each entry.

    Labfolder 1.28.0

    19. July 2019

    New Signature Workflows app


    • [Signature Workflows] – You can now create custom workflows for entry approval with several steps, each containing multiple reviewers.
    • [Signature Workflows] – These workflows can be assigned to specific projects.
    • [Signature Workflows] – If something is incorrect you can now reject entries when reviewing.
    • [Signature Workflows] – You can automate the migration of entries to other projects upon workflow completion.
    • [Signature Workflows] – Customize tags and comments that can be added to each signature.


    Learn more about the new Signature Workflows app

    Additional improvements

    • [Exports] – We fixed several small issues that were blocking Exports generation and download.
    • [Entry Reference] – Our entry reference was not fast enough. Now it is unstoppable.

    Labfolder 1.27.10

    9. July 2019
    • [Exports] – Some XHTML exports were not working due to long project names. Now you can name your project Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
    • [Image Element] – Some users reported that they could not create arrows in the image element. This issue has been fixed.

    Labfolder 1.27.9

    25. June 2019
    • [Exports] – µ in bold was being stubborn and refusing to appear in a PDF export. Behaviour corrected!
    • [Exports] – The notification for exports will now include information on the export type (PDF or XHTML).
    • [Exports] – In the unlikely event of an export failing, you will not hear “brace brace brace” but now you see a notification for it in the respective icon!
    • [Data elements] – When clicking on a Material Element within your lab notes, the information of the item will be displayed in a new tab.

    Labfolder 1.27.6

    11. June 2019
    • [MDB] – Some users reported an empty screen when trying to share their MDBs. We have fixed this so you’re not alone anymore!
    • [MDB] – Users are now able to add Hyperlinks as attributes to their inventory items.
    • [API] – We also updated our API endpoints for the material database.
    • [Data elements] – Users can now use a simple double click to access the data elements for editing.

    Labfolder 1.27.5

    29. May 2019
    • [Templates] – Our QA team noticed that some templates with tables were not being saved after the last release. We promptly solved this issue.

    Labfolder 1.27.4

    28. May 2019
    • [Table element] – We fixed an issue that prevented some .xslx files from being extracted.
    • [Text element] – Some users reported that the header of our text element was not sticking to the top. We applied super glue to fix this.
    • [Advanced search] – Occasionally our Advanced search for Data Elements was giving random results for Templates. As scientists, we don’t need more randomness in our lives (our western blots are enough), so we fixed this issue.

    Labfolder 1.27.3

    14. May 2019
    • [Table element] – We fixed an issue that prevented some .xslx files from being extracted.
    • [Table element] – You can now add and change the border color of your tables.
    • [Image element] – When downloading images, some annotations were misbehaving and appearing in the wrong location. We told them to stay in place so it will not happen again.
    • [Image element] – Some users reported that sketches were being cropped when downloaded. This issue has been solved.
    • [Exports] – We added the possibility to export hidden projects and templates.
    • [DE/FR translations] – Physical quantities are now displayed in the correct language inside the Advanced search.
    • [DE/FR translations] – We improved the layout for titles when exporting entries as PDF files.

    Labfolder 1.27.2

    30. April 2019
    • [Text element] – Improvements on the user experience when copy/paste from Word. Formattings will be maintained.
    • [Text element] – Users can now set line adjust the line height of texts, to improve readability of entries
    • [Text element] – Tables within text elements can now be copy/pasted between entries.
    • [Text element] – Un-/Ordered lists now have more options available, such as display of greek numbers, discs, squares, etc
    • [Exports] – Uploads to DropBox can now be followed through loading indicator and error messages in case of failure.

    Labfolder 1.27.1

    18. April 2019
    • [Templates] – We fixed a small issue impacting the removal of elements within templates.
    • [Text element] – Some users reported a strange behavior when trying to save the text element. After some therapy, that behavior has been corrected.

    Labfolder 1.27.0

    16. April 2019

    New Exports Page


    • [Exports] – A brand new exports page is available via Manage > Exports.
    • [Exports] – Multiple exports are now listed chronologically and can be easily identified by their format.
    • [Exports] – Each export is kept for 48 hours, giving you all the necessary time to download it.
    • [Exports] – A new progress indicator will let you know when each export is done and ready for download.
    • [Exports] – Once the XHTML app is activated, XHTML exports can be done from the new Exports page instead of the Settings.

    Learn more about the new Exports page

    Additional improvements

    • [Storage] – We fixed a small issue that resulted in not displaying the correct maximum storage to some scientists.
    • [API] – Multiple endpoints related to the Exports’ redesign have been created.

    Labfolder 1.26.5

    2. April 2019
    • [Notebook] – Removing entry elements is now a 2-step process thanks to a new warning message.
    • [Notebook] – If you have all your entries collapsed and create a new one, it will also be automatically collapsed.
    • [Notebook] – Some users reported that special characters were not being properly displayed. This has been fixed now.
    • [Table element] – We added a new visual indicator for hidden rows & columns.
    • [Table element] – Once loaded, small tables will remain visible inside the entries.
    • [Tags] – If you were using multiple tags in an entry (as you should) they’re visibility was interfering with entry elements. Now they are visible (as they should).
    • [Tags] – When you create a new entry from a template, the tags automatically inserted can be deleted.
    • [Advanced search] – Now when you search for Custom dates our ELN will give you an exact match.
    • [Exports] – We fixed a small issue that prevented the export of files containing exponential values inside tables.

    Labfolder 1.26.4

    5. March 2019
    • [Advanced search] – Now it is possible for users to find exact terminology via the punctuation symbol.
    • [Advanced search] – Some users reported that the redirection to entries was not working properly. We have fixed this issue so that the search result will lead to the correct entry.
    • [Entry reference] – Previously, clicking on the entry reference link took you on a little journey, but now  this will take you to the right entry.
    • [Notebook] – When entries were collapsed, new entries would open if ‘show more entries’ was clicked. But now all entries stay collapsed.

    Labfolder 1.26.3

    20. February 2019
    • [Advanced search] – We fixed a small issue that caused the search indexer to crash while MS Visio file indexing.

    Labfolder 1.26.2

    19. February 2019
    • [Apps] – Under the Manage > Apps section of labfolder, we updated the app cards with newer, more attractive images.
    • [Data Elements] – Within Data Elements we have smoothly fixed all drag and drop issues.

    Labfolder 1.26.1

    6. February 2019
    • [Data elements] – After the request from some users, we expanded our new numerical data elements physical quantities and units.
    • [Entry reference] – Users can now successfully reference their own recent entries or entries of others again.

    Labfolder 1.25.11

    4. December 2018
    • [Text element] – Within the toolbar editor, users can now visualize and edit text element contents as HTML code.
    • [Text element] – Editing tables was modifying content that had been previously formatted. We sorted this out for you.
    • [Data elements] – In edit view, we switched the order of the ‘Discard’ and ‘Save’ buttons to prevent work being lost due to misclicks.
    • [Links & entry references] – When links or entry references were inserted in the text editor, the edit menu appeared blank. Now it’s all visible again!