September 9, 2021

Improved collaborative editing

Improved collaborative editing

We've dramatically improved the collaborative editing experience in Kitemaker. Now multiple team members can edit the same work item or theme at the same time without worrying about overwriting each other's changes.

We really hope you like all the new possibilities for collaboration this feature unlocks and we look forward to hearing your feedback. And a major thanks to the teams that have been beta testing this feature for us over the past few weeks!

Contacting us

We're always happy to hear any feedback you have. To reach us, you can:

  • Send us an e-mail on
  • Contact us through the built-in chat by clicking the icon in the bottom right corner, or
  • Join ourĀ community Slack organization


We've released a bunch of smaller improvements lately as well. Here are some of the highlights:

  • You can now double click the navigation portion at the top of the screen in macOS to maximize (and unmaximize) the window
  • Fixed a bug where the keyboard focus could get stuck in a popover and prevent the list and board view from being navigated properly
  • Fixed a bug where pressing escape on the email notification settings didn't properly close it
  • Fixed a bug where issues imported from GitHub issues appeared in the wrong order
  • Made it so holding space only previews a work item in the description editor if that mention is currently selected with the keyboard
  • Fixed a bug where Kitemaker would report that your email had successfully been changed when it in fact had not
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause activities comprised of zero commits to GitHub or GitLab
  • Fixed an authentication bug with embedded Figma designs in the desktop app
  • Fixed a bug where escape didn't work properly when you were editing labels
  • Ensured that the status selector stays on the screen regardless of where you press the 'm' hotkey on the work item screen
  • Fixed a bug where if you clicked "Change title" in the ... menu for a work item, the title editor didn't correctly get the keyboard focus
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes clicking a notification did not result in the notification being marked as read
  • Some small tweaks to how comments are displayed in updates to make them easier to read
  • Fixed a bug where the editor to rename a status column had white text on a white background in light mode
  • Made it so various editor suggestions (like for emojis, @mentioning users, etc.) can be done right after an open parenthesis
  • Handle the fact that our webhook provider was renamed from Diahook to Svix