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Stay on top of new insights across the org with Discover

Discover is the first step in a set of features to improve discovery and collaboration of user research across organizations.

July 16, 20191 minute read

Better navigation and layout options in Dovetail

Our new modal dialogs, horizontal formatting toolbar, resizable tag gutter, full width mode, and more make navigating Dovetail even faster.

June 27, 20191 minute read

Add more hierarchy in a project with multiple boards

Multiple boards introduces another level of hierarchy in projects and gives you a new way to organize your data. Kinda like sheets in a spreadsheet.

June 21, 20191 minute read

Visualize your user research with our new pie chart, treemap, and radar chart!

We’ve overhauled charts inside a project with three beautiful new visualizations, new metrics, hover tooltips, shiny animations, and improved legend usability.

June 14, 20192 minute read

Set global user access roles to control permissions

You can now set people as Admins, Users, or Viewers at the workspace level. Admins can manage the workspace and edit content, Users can edit content, and Viewers only have ‘read-only’ access to all projects.

May 8, 20191 minute read

Describe your project with our new project readme

Projects now have a place for you to provide an overview for newcomers. Add your goals, hypotheses, research plan, or any other information.

April 24, 20191 minute read

Share published insights with people who don’t have a Dovetail account

Insights public access is here! Share published insights with people who don’t have a Dovetail login, for example clients or stakeholders. All you need to do is just share a link.

April 5, 20191 minute read

Switch between multiple workspaces using a single user account

You can now belong to multiple workspaces at once without needing a separate user account. This new feature is great for agencies / consultants who work with lots of clients!.

March 29, 20192 minute read

Summarize and share research findings with your team using our new insights feature

Summarize user research insights with embeddable references, present insights on the big screen with presentation mode, and share findings with stakeholders and clients.

March 13, 20194 minute read

February and March update – new insights, starred highlights, editor enhancements, and more

We have been busy (as usual!) releasing a lot of new features, improvements, and fixes to Dovetail like new insights, starred highlights, new editor shortcuts, and more.

March 11, 20193 minute read

Introducing the new Dovetail — updated navigation, new features, and a new logo

We’re thrilled to introduce you to the newer, faster, and more intuitive Dovetail, available to all customers right now.

January 21, 20195 minute read

Looking forward to 2019—our goals and our plan to get there

2019 is all about nailing our core and scaling to become the obvious user research platform for businesses. Read on to learn about what we’re focusing on to make that a reality.

January 11, 20194 minute read

Reflecting on 2018 — what we achieved, learned, and struggled with while starting our startup

12 months ago, Dovetail was a brand new product with a handful of features and users. Now we have hundreds of happy customers and thousands of active users. Here’s our year in review.

January 10, 20197 minute read

New access controls help you manage who can view and edit research projects

This week we released our new project access controls to give users more control over who can view and edit projects. This feature is available now for customers on all plans except our Starter plan.

November 15, 20182 minute read

Announcing full-text global search with querying

Search all of your notes, tags, insights, and highlights. Refine your results with our powerful new query language, released today.

July 17, 20185 minute read

Dovetail now supports images and files with drag and drop

Drag and drop images, audio, video, and other file types into notes, tags, and insights in Dovetail.

June 4, 20184 minute read

Announcing automatic sentiment analysis at the sentence level

In Dovetail, we analyze the sentiment of sentences, rather than a roll-up of the whole document. This allows for much more granularity, and highlights core pain points or compliments hidden in the document.

March 12, 20182 minute read

Our new charts help you measure your tagging over time

This week we launched our brand new charts which help designers, product managers, and researchers combine the power of Dovetail’s qualitative tagging with a quantitative visualization over time.

February 26, 20184 minute read

Use our Zapier integration to import data from over 750 apps

We’ve collaborated with Zapier to provide a great embedded experience to connect hundreds of apps to Dovetail.

November 21, 20172 minute read

Dovetail awarded Jobs for NSW startup grant to fund automated analysis features

Dovetail has been awarded a $25,000 Minimum Viable Product grant from Jobs for NSW in Sydney, Australia. We’re putting this funding towards a product development investment in automated analysis features.

November 14, 20171 minute read

Interview with Siftery

Kevin William David from interviewed me to talk about Dovetail, how we’re different, and some of our challenges. This post originally appeared on and is re-published here with their permission.

September 27, 20175 minute read

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