Release notes – Cloud




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!