The Punchlist changelog contains a curated, chronological list of notable feature updates and bug fixes for each version of the Punchlist app.
Our team is hard at work building the best possible tool for your project management needs — so you can collect feedback more efficiently, with less back-and-forth.
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Friday, Feb. 24, 2023
Better handling of sitemaps for starting projects with multiple pages.
Upgraded to Laravel 10
Allows attaching files to a comment when editing after having already submitted it.
Friday, Feb. 17, 2023
Improved the logged-out experience; when a guest user attempts to interact with a feedback comment they will no longer see an authentication error, but instead are immediately prompted to log in/register.
Folders got some attention and have improved styles 💅
The in-line editing of titles is now a modal which makes it a much clearer interaction.
The fallback flow we introduced to switch to a full page screenshot when we run into loading problems has been refined to only allow privileged users to convert, and also creates a new page instead of replacing the current one (thank you to the users that proposed this change!)
Fixed a bug that was preventing using the same Figma team integration in multiple workspaces.
Implemented a better way to handle temporary users so the project participants list will look a lot cleaner going forward.
Friday, Feb. 3, 2023
We’ve made some updates to in-app notifications! Previously, you could click on the notification icon (the bell icon beside your profile photo) and you’d see only the five most recent updates. But if you’re on a large team, or have a team that’s working a breakneck speed, the five most recent may not be enough! So we built a simple notifications center that shows you all notifications. To get there, just click View All Notifications in the project notifications dropdown. From here you can see all your notifications, even if they’ve been read, and scroll back as far as you need.
We fixed an issue that was allowing users to inadvertently create multiple Punchlist Pro subscriptions.
When fixed a bug that was taking you to the comment, but not the associated marker, when you clicked a directly link to a piece of feedback.
We had a brief outage for those trying to create projects that contained files & PDFs. That’s fixed, so upload away!
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023
Exciting news! We now allow you to create a project in Punchlist by pulling in pages, frames, and assets from Figma. Give clients a familiar, user-friendly platform for leaving feedback and let your team have more control over how feedback is organized and distributed. See how it works below, or get started now.
If you use Punchlist to collect feedback on Webflow projects, you’ll notice we shifted Webflow into it’s own tab on the project create modal. Find it right beside our new integration, Figma. 😄
When you share a Punchlist project with others, you may invite them via email or copy and paste the share link. But you’d only see users invited by email listed in the modal. Now we show everyone who has access to a project!
Sometimes (but not too often), Punchlist fails to load a web project properly. Instead of leaving you hanging, we now offer to take a screenshot of the page so you can still collect feedback on how the page looks.
We made some updates to team roles and permissions to support occasions where you may need to change who is designated as the owner of your team.
We made a handful of changes to the UI.
We addressed a bug that occurred when you chose to log out of other browser sessions from within your Profile Settings.
When project access level was set to Restricted, we were not displaying any invited users, or users who had requested feedback, to the project owner. That bug is fixed.
Friday, Jan. 20, 2023
You’ll notice a new addition to your project’s List View beginning today. We’ve added an Kanban View that allows you to view all feedback items grouped by status on one location. You can also view feedback for individual pages in the Kanban style. Dragging items between columns updates the status automatically, and you’ll see the new status reflected when you switch back to the Project View.
While we were building the Kanban View, we made a few updates to the List View. This included making sure that you can get to a rollup of all feedback using the screenshots at the top of the window, and ensuring we default to a breakpoint when switching between pages of a web project.
We made it easier to remove a custom memo for your Punchlist invoice, should you need to.
We fixed a few bugs that were affecting users checking out with a coupon.
We also made a number of small updates to our UI.
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023
We automatically take screenshots of the area around where a marker is placed on a Punchlist project. This is helpful in seeing a closer view of where the user had feedback. It is especially helpful on web projects where you may be regularly deploying new code to be able to compare what the area looked like when the user left feedback versus what it looks like after a recent deploy. However, our screenshots were appearing “north of” the marker, rather than being centered around the marker. TL;DR screenshots look better.
We fixed a bug that prevented users from accepting or rejecting submissions to their own workspace.
If you received an invoice from us recently, you may have had trouble viewing or downloading the associated PDF file. We’ve made sure that all links in these emails take you to the most recent invoice.
If you logged into Punchlist and then tried to use our Quick Project Create field on the Punchlist.com homepage, we would take you back into the app but failed to create the project for you. Now you can create projects using this feature whether you’re logged in or not.
We fixed a few wonky calculations so that you see the correct project count for your total Workspace projects and Archived projects.
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023
Internal / External Comments
We aspire to make Punchlist a hub for all creative feedback - whether it’s a client reviewing a project before launch or a discussion between team members on what work is left to be done. When it comes to team discussions, sometimes you prefer to reach a conclusion internally before letting the client know (we’ve all been there). So we’re introducing team-only (internal) commenting! No longer will you need to create one Punchlist project for internal comments and another for external comments — everything can happen in one project.
When you’re a member of a Workspace (no matter your role), you’ll see a toggle that allows you to take a comment from public to private. When you do that, you’ll see a subtle shift in the color of the comment card, and the text will change from ‘Everyone’ to ‘Team Only’. Once you submit the comment, you’ll notice the color persists in the sidebar (as a visual cue the comment is private) and a lock icon in the bottom left.
Any replies or files uploaded to a private comment are also private. At this time, there is not a way to change a piece of feedback from public to private (or vice versa) once it’s been submitted.
Since the release of Punchlist 2.0, the location of markers on projects hasn’t been very reliable. We took a deep dive and rolled out improvements so that markers/dots aren’t jumping around anymore. Because we never want you to have to ask “what were they referring to in this comment?” again.
We have a few folks beta testing a top-secret integration, and we made a few changes to improve their experience. If you want to give it a go before public launch, email email@example.com.
Our goal is to move work out of your inbox and into Punchlist, so some people found it distracting to get an email every time someone left feedback in their Punchlist project. We’ve now made instant notifications default off in all new accounts and workspaces. If you prefer as-it-happens updates, you can turn it on at the Workspace level or Project level.
If you received a link to a project, but weren’t current logged into Punchlist, we made it difficult to log in and start leaving feedback. Now we give you a few options — either in the pop-up modal after you leave a comment or in the top right by clicking the avatar button.
When someone mentions you in a comment, you get an email — which is helpful so you can hop into the conversation and keep work moving forward. However, we noticed that the screenshot showing where they made the comment wasn’t making it into the email. We fixed that.
We fixed a few bugs related to project access settings. Namely, project owners weren’t able to change access level of a project they created, and restricted projects weren’t displaying on the dashboards of the project owner or invited users.
Some of our Webflow users prefer to password protect individual pages on their site so only certain people can review them. Those pages weren’t working in Punchlist, but now they are! Thanks to Jamie Dowis of Virago Development for bringing this to our attention.
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022
This is the first of several features created for users who conduct SEO audits or manage in-depth SEO QA prior to launching websites. You can now view a page’s Google PageSpeed Insights score for accessibility, best practices, performance, and SEO right inyour Punchlist project. Just hover over the page’s thumbnail at the top of the screen or click to open the Page Overview at the top left of the project page.
We no longer require you to add a page title when you’re adding a page to a project. And we’re preventing ugly characters like ' from appearing in the page title of your Punchlist project, when your site’s page title has special characters.
We improved our handling of websites that have hashtags and dashes in the URL.
Even if you really, really like a piece of feedback, you can only click the like button once.
Fixed an issue where we were incorrectly showing the total number of projects in your workspace.
Corrected project permissions when you invite someone to a folder.
Fixed an issue that prevented some users from updating settings for an individual project.
Various UI and design improvements.
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022
For our free members, we made sure that you can still receive project submissions, even if you've hit your 10 project limit. We'll queue submitted projects for you to approve or reject after you upgrade.
We made some tweaks to how we load projects to improve load time.
We adjusted how the 'Shared with Me' section appears, as a way to keep your project dashboard looking a little more organized. Projects that are shared with you now appear in a tab to the right of your Workspace Projects. We also made sure that projects shared with you by teammates end up in the right section of the dashboard.
If you set a scheduled feedback deadline for your project, we weren’t showing the deadline to your guests. Now they can see the date that feedback is due at the top of the right sidebar on a project.
We fixed an issue with the order of project pages when the ‘View Pages with Feedback Only’ toggle is active.
There was an issue with team members being able to mark items on their projects as Done. That’s been fixed.
We addressed an issue with a laggy submit button that would sometimes result in duplicate feedback in the sidebar.
Other UI and design updates.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022
As you may remember, we introduced universal search and in-project search to Punchlist earlier this fall. But it didn’t do everything the way we wanted it to, so we rebuilt it for 2.0. Using the magnifying glass icon (or the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+K on Mac) you can search for any keyword. If you search on the dashboard, we’ll show you project, pages, items and comments that are relevant to the search term. If you search in a project, we’ll show you pages, items and comments within that project that are relevant to the search term.
We made changes to who can assign and change a user’s role within your workspace.
We enhanced project privacy by ensuring no one can glean details about your project from the URL.
Numerous UI fixes/enhancements.
We’re making sure that when items are added to a project or marked as done, the count of active items at the top of the page updates immediately.
We fixed a bug that allowed users to still view and add feedback to a project after they had been removed.
We locked down editing permissions so that an author is the only one who can edit or delete feedback or comments they created.
We know how many of you love the project List View! We fixed a bug preventing you from sending items to your integration from within this view.
Monday, Nov. 28, 2022
We improved navigability of your image or PDF projects when zoomed in.
We removed view-only and password protection from the Workspace settings, as we feel those make more sense on a project level rather than a workspace level.
We made several changes to the experience when adding projects to a new or existing folder. Now when you’ve added all available projects to a folder, we let you know just that!
Numerous UI fixes/enhancements
If you set a password for your project, we are now enforcing it for all users.
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022
On your project integrations page you can now see which Slack channel feedback is sent to right on the card.
We made sure that guests are not able to share restricted projects.
We updated the formula for the project count in your Workspace Details so that it includes both active and archived projects. This number excludes projects that are shared with you.
We adjusted image projects so that you can see all of the image when zoomed in. Previously, the left and right sides of the image were not visible.
Monday, Nov. 21, 2022
Log in with Webflow! Now you can log in to Punchlist with your Webflow acct.
You can now use keyboard shortcuts again! To add feedback to a project use ctrl or opt + N. (Many more shortcuts coming soon.)
Good news for those who use our Asana integration! Now when you mark an item as Complete in Punchlist, we change the item status in Asana to Done.
We now allow you to remove workspace-level integrations without having to contact Support.
We moved Slack from the Project Notifications tab to the Project Integrations tab and updated the styling to better align with other integrations. More work coming to our Slack integration soon!
We expanded who is able to update a feedback item’s status or make an assignment. Now anyone who has interacted with your project (by adding feedback or replying to existing feedback) can make these changes.
Numerous UI fixes/enhancements.
We no longer prevent you from leaving feedback if your web project does not have a meta page title.
We improved the experience when adding projects to a new or existing folder. Now, once you add a project to a folder, we remove it from the list of options.
You can now deny access to a project in the project’s share modal (if the user has requested access). Previously, the button was resulting in an error.
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022
We’ve introduced a more powerful search across Punchlist. 🔎
There are two ways to search: on the Dashboard, your search will return results from the entire workspace; inside a Project, your search will return results from that project only. We return matches for project name, pages within a project, feedback items, and comments. Pro tip: use Ctrl/Alt + K to open the search box on any field.
When adding a project to a folder, either in the project creation flow or within the project’s settings, we’ve improved the styling so it’s clear and easy to use.
Soon, users will have much more control over folders — like inviting users and controlling who has access. One small step we made this week was to make folder URLs more secure.
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022
PMs spend a lot of time enforcing deadlines — but now Punchlist can take one thing off your plate. We’re introducing scheduled view-only mode. Now you can schedule an end date and time for project feedback. At the designated time, the project will switch into view-only mode automatically. ✨
Hyperlinks added in feedback comments or replies will now open in a new tab so you can preview the content without leaving your Punchlist project.
We improved the performance of direct links, so that your project loads quickly when you’re jumping to a specific piece of feedback. (Wondering how to get a direct link to feedback? Just click the feedback item’s number in the top right of the card to copy the URL to your clipboard.)
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022
No, you’re not seeing things. Today we launched a refreshed UI design in the Punchlist app. When it comes to collecting feedback, we want your creative work to stand out. By lightening up the interface, we’re making sure all eyes are on your project.
Do you like it, or do you really like it? Either way, we made sure that if you thumb’s up a piece of feedback, your like appears right away.
We recently made some updates to how and who can reset a marker if it goes awry. We heard from users that it’s often easier for a project owner or manager to reset a marker than it is for the person who originally gave the feedback. So now project owners and managers can replace, move, or delete markers as needed.
New users will now have a way to extend their trial beyond 14 days. We added a checklist to our dashboard to highlight a few ways to kickstart collaboration. Each action that a new user completes extends their trial — that’s up to 28 days to test out Punchlist’s best features for free.
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Over the past few weeks we’ve focused on improving the visibility and reliability of markers on your projects. Now, if you remove a component on a web project that was previously associated with a marker, we hide the marker to eliminate confusion. 📍
You can now send out a link that will take users directly to a folder. Soon, you’ll be able to manage permissions on the folder level, just like you can for projects. 📁
Thursday, June 30, 2022
This week’s release largely focused on the experience for our Enterprise clients.
Punchlist is optimized for team collaboration. We made sure that comments are attributed to the right user, and that you can at mention all users on your project.
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Some folders were showing the incorrect number for the quantity of projects inside. That’s fixed!
We expanded the number of projects we’re pulling into Punchlist via Monday.com, so now you should see all your projects when setting up the integration.
We made sure you can start a project from our homepage using our Quick Project creation. Try it out and start a new project in less than 30 seconds.
Friday, June 24, 2022
We’ve enhanced our method for remembering where a marker is dropped. This means no matter the item’s status or length of the project, you can count on your markers to be in the right place every time. 📍
We updated project approvals so you can remove contributors and approvers without changing the status of your project.
If you found yourself trying to add users to a project via email, but they never received an invite email, we’ve made it more clear when email addresses are entered properly in the invite field.
For users with integrations, we will no longer send screenshots to your project management tool if you have screenshots disabled on your Punchlist project.
We cleaned up mentions and assignments on projects so you don’t accidentally tag a Timid Turtle or assign work to a Precocious Peacock.
We also made a few styling updates to item filters, project access descriptions, and more.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
You can now confidently delete pages on a project, sign in with Google, and link directly to an item in a project.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Our math was a little wonky, and sometimes you were seeing an incorrect number of active items on a page. Now the numbers you see in the film strip at the top of your project, on the List View, etc. should all be the same.
Just a few styling changes here – you may notice them if you’re adding an integration, putting your project in read-only mode, or assigning a feedback item to someone.
Friday, June 17, 2022
Do you have an extra tall (or long) PDF? Maybe it’s a mockup of a full website page, or a part of an annual report. We decreased load times and improved performance for larger PDF files.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Adds keyboard shortcut for new items. You can now type opt+n on Mac or alt+n on Windows to place a new feedback item on a project.
Improves folder management:
Folders now show only the projects assigned to them.
Projects that are shared with you do not show up in your folders, only in your list of all projects.
You can add or remove web or image projects from folders in the project’s General Settings page.
If you’re a user with multiple workspaces and you add a project to one workspace it will only show up in that workspace.
Improved URL check on project creation. If you try to create a web project and our URL check fails, you can now elect to skip the check and still create the project.
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Changing How Conversation Happens in Punchlist
We heard from users that it was annoying when the pop-up where users left comments was covering up the project. This made it difficult to see the item they were discussing.
So we updated the item UI. Now, all conversation around a feedback item takes place in the Items tab on the right side of your screen.
You can still see all the helpful data related to a feedback item, like a screenshot of what the project looked like when the item was left, the date and time the feedback item was created, the user’s browser info. You can send the feedback item to your project management tool via an integration or update the work status to let others’ know what’s happening.
Most importantly, you can reply to a piece of feedback with a comment and hold an entire conversation without ever covering up the project.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Gives users more control of the pages in their project. You can now remove any page of a web or image project, without it affecting the rest of the project! 😅
Friday, May 6, 2022
Private Projects and Workspace Management
This release was focused on two core features that will allow you to manage projects more efficiently, and easily control who can (and can’t) collaborate.
For agencies, brand teams, and anyone who manages multiple stakeholders and projects, these features are key to making sure everyone stays organized, and nothing goes out to the wrong eyeballs before it’s ready.
Now you can control who can view and comment on your Punchlist projects, using the Project Access feature within Share settings.
Simply click “Share” on any project, and you’ll see a dropdown with 3 options:
Public – anyone with the link can access
Workspace Only – anyone in your Punchlist team/workspace can access
Restricted (Invite Only) – only available to those you invite/approve
You can also stack together Private Projects with Password Protection, for an added layer of security and control over “who sees what.”
A lot of Punchlist customers manage multiple brands and 10+ projects, websites or landing pages. Often you’re dealing with a different group of stakeholders depending on the client team. We’ve just made it easier to manage your Workspaces within Punchlist, and quickly toggle between Workspaces with a handy dropdown menu in the top nav. You can have different team members in each Workspace, house all your projects into a unique Dashboard, and then get even more granular by organizing your Projects into Folders.
By popular demand, our team just put the finishing touches on a new integration with one of the leading project management tools: Monday.com! Say you’ve already built out your custom workspace, and you want to sync your Punchlist feedback items within Monday. You’re in luck. Now, the same helpful data that’s instantly captured in your Punchlist comment (screenshot, browser, resolution, device) will appear when you send the item to Monday.
Be among the first to try this new release. Head over to Project Settings → Integrations and click the Monday.com logo, or select Add an Integration from the quick settings dropdown.
If you’re a Monday power user and would be interested in giving us feedback on the integration, and how you’d like to see it improve for v2, we’ll give you an extended 30-day Team trial in exchange for feedback.
Item Permissions – Item owners (i.e. the person who gave the feedback) now has full edit permissions to modify the content of an item. There were a few cases in which people weren’t able to edit a comment — we fixed it.
App Load Speed – We have improved Dashboard loading speed and ensured that your Punchlist projects can support as many feedback items as needed – even a 50-page website or 100-page PDF with lots and lots of comments.
Yes, Your Website Works – We’ve made improvements to our secret sauce to handle even more types of websites. If you’ve run into trouble before with loading an “edge case” website, this is a good time to retry that same site. If it still doesn’t work? Submit it for review and we’ll take a look!
Legacy Members – We fixed a bug that could cause some legacy account owners (i.e. signed up before February 2022) to be incorrectly restricted from features they are entitled to. As a friendly reminder, if you’re a longtime customer of Punchlist, you are “grandfathered in” to our Pro plan and all advanced features that come with it. We appreciate your continued support!
Thursday, April 7, 2022
This week we did a little styling update to Status dropdowns, making it easier (and prettier) for you to run your multi-layer project management process, and know where everything’s at.
As a friendly reminder, any paid plan (Solo, Team, Organization) members can update the status on each feedback item to:
Ready for Review
Waiting for Feedback
This release also contained miscellaneous bug fixes that you probably don’t care about. But hey, we’re in this weekly habit of building and shipping, so let’s talk about it.
Fixed pagination and “restore project” in Project Dashboard
Thursday, March 31, 2022
New Project Settings
In the past, the Settings section of Punchlist had become a bit of a junk drawer.
We wanted to better organize it — so you can quickly toggle things on/off and customize the Punchlist app to fit your team’s needs.
This means more control over your projects, without the frustration of hunting around. We want our members to spend their time making amazing projects, and less time trying to manage them.
Now when you navigate to “Settings” on a Project level (top right nav button), you’ll notice clearly organized sections:
General Settings — things like Read-Only Mode, Show Screenshots, Video Comments, and Password Protection.
Notifications Settings — control your Daily Digest, Instant Notifications, and Slack Messages (which channel your feedback notifications go to).
Integrations — one easy place to manage your project integrations, whether you use Asana, Jira, ClickUp, Trello, GitHub or any of our other task management integration partners.
We hope this helps you free up time to focus on the creative work, and better control your settings and project communication.
Filtering Feedback — UI improvements to “Item Filtering” and “List View”.
Page Navigation Film Strip — We made some improvements to the Page Navigation scrollbar and display at the top, where you can quickly navigate through multi-page projects (websites, PDFs, etc.).
This is also where you can toggle on/off “Active Pages Only” to help your collaborators focus on only the pages that have feedback.
File Picker in Folders — UI fixes to help you organize Projects into Folders.
Thursday, March 3, 2022
“Assignments” and “Statuses” – various styling updates to these premium features, available on all Punchlist paid plans. (shameless plug)
Updated the “Folders” UI and Styling – so you can more easily organize your Punchlist projects into folders, and keep things nice and tidy on a per-client or per-project basis. Perfect for those of you who are juggling 20 things.
Improvements to free trial experience for guest users – so when you invite a guest collaborator, they also have the opportunity to try out all the advanced features of Punchlist Team, for free. No credit card required. No catches. No joke.
Bug Fixes – We corrected an issue that allowed continued access to archived projects. Plus various other bug fixes to continue improving your experience!
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022
Statuses Are Here!
Now you can mark each item as more than just “Done.”
There’s now a dropdown per feedback item that allows a Team Member or project manager to change the status to:
Ready for Review
Waiting for Feedback
This works wonders if you have a multi-layer review process, or kanban task management system, and you need to know exactly where things are at.
Who can update Statuses in Punchlist? Any Team Member, Manager or Account Owner on a paid plan (i.e. Solo, Team, or Organization plan – or a trial). Enjoy!
Friday, Feb. 11, 2022
Just a few items in today’s release, as we gear up for some awesome new features in the coming weeks! Can’t wait to share with you.
Developers, unite! For this release, we introduced an exciting new Integrations platform that will allow faster development of third-party integrations, and migrates the Wrike integration as its first implementation 🎉
Learn more about all of our integrations with task management and comms tools here.
Wix Fix: We fixed a bug causing issues with certain websites (e.g. if your site is built with Wix.com). In case you’re interested, here’s what happened: these platforms use mixed-case query parameters and case-sensitive web servers such as IIS.
Long story short, we fixed the bug, and you should have no problems loading your Wix site into Punchlist and marking it up!
Misc: We fixed an issue leftover from attempting to load a non-existent Chrome extension. (Sidenote: we are in talks about adding a Chrome extension to the future roadmap, if there’s enough demand. For now, you can create a Punchlist project with just a couple clicks – even from our homepage 🙂)
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022
This is a “maintenance” release, chock full of bug fixes and UI improvements. We’re polishing up the Punchlist app, making sure it provides the smoothest experience for your clients and teammates to collaborate and manage projects together.
Folder selection on Project Creation screen no longer blocks the user interface. Generally, we’ve made it easier to organize your Projects into Folders within Punchlist, especially for those of you who are juggling a million balls in the air at once.
Fixed an issue caused by improperly attempting to contact a Chrome extension when not installed.
Fixed an issue which caused an error state when following Project Invite Links repeatedly – so you can quickly get back to the work you were doing, especially on those longer-term timelines.
Fixed an issue that caused new pages to open in a separate window when links had a property of `blank` instead of `_blank`. This bug was encountered by several larger Team customers who use Punchlist for reviewing live websites containing external links. Now you can keep everything within your Punchlist Project, without link issues.
Fixed an issue that caused an error when retrieving Item Assignments for certain Projects.
Fixed an issue that caused an error condition when attempting to retrieve the Folder List for a Guest user (not logged in) via Submission pages and Product Hunt landing page.
Updated copyright dates and some other little details in all Punchlist email communications, which you probably weren’t worried about anyway since it’s in the footer
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021
Multiple UI improvements across the Punchlist app.
Fixed Project Invite “nag” notifications – so you can have Punchlist automatically send reminders on your behalf, 3 days and 1 day before its Due Date. Leave the followup to us, and you can focus on other things.
All Team Members now have read access to the “join by link” URL in their settings.
Added projects endpoint to API v2
Added ability to filter Projects by type in `/projects` API endpoint