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Heptabase Update - Video & Audio Elements, Focus Mode, Card info in mobile apps, and more!

Dear Heptabase User,

We hope everything is going well!

Recently, our user base has been growing very fast, and we introduced an in-app support system in September to keep up with all the support tickets. After a month of operation, many users have expressed satisfaction with the experience of providing feedback, making feature requests, and reporting bugs directly within Heptabase.

If you haven't tried using in-app support yet, please refer to this wiki document for instructions.

Use case - Plan a trip and write travel journals by Heptabase


In the previous newsletter, we introduced a use case on how to Use Heptabase to Plan Your Dream Adventures. This week, we want to move from dreams to reality by sharing a real-world trip planning use case from our power user, Waki. He planned a trip to Malaysia from scratch using Heptabase and wrote a travelogue using Heptabase during the journey.

We were amazed by what we saw. We never thought Heptabase could be used this way. Now, we are all eager to plan our next trip using Heptabase.

You can find more information about this use case through the following link.

Whiteboard: Video & Audio Elements

Two weeks ago, we introduced image elements. This week, we added the ability to drag and drop videos and audios into Heptabase whiteboards. There will be more updates on multimedia integration, such as copy-pasting, turning into cards, and more. Stay tuned for updates!

Whiteboard: Focus Mode

If you frequently check our Roadmap updates, you may have noticed that the 'focus mode' feature was never included. However, one of our engineers, YZ, really wants to have this feature, so he created a demo and made a proposal during an internal meeting. After some minor adjustments, we released the feature.

When you enable focus mode, selecting a card will hide other objects on the screen, allowing you to concentrate solely on the selected card. You can also adjust the opacity of focus mode to suit your needs.

Our team has found the focus mode very useful during presentations. When you're in a meeting and want to screen share your whiteboard, focus mode + keyboard navigation can help your audience clearly see what you are currently discussing.

If you have any other ideas or suggestions regarding focus mode, please feel free to share them with us.

Mobile App: Card info and a bunch of updates

Over the past two weeks, we have continuously iterated and updated our mobile app. The card info section now includes backlinks, whiteboards, tags, and properties. Additionally, the mobile editor has a "turn into" feature to convert one block into another. You can also set the theme to system mode.

Moreover, you can now directly provide us with feedback, report bugs, and request features within the mobile app.

We believe that with the addition of more essential features and an improved whiteboard browsing experience, Heptabase's mobile app will become an indispensable part of your workflow.

Tip: Hold the spacebar to drag the whiteboard by using left button of the mouse

If you are new to Heptabase and haven't used any other whiteboard software before, it might take some time to become familiar with its features. Here's a handy tip: hold down the spacebar on your keyboard. When you do this, the cursor on the screen will change from an arrow to a small hand, and you can move the whiteboard by using the left mouse button.

Our friends at Paperless Movement® launched their course "Heptabase like a Pro" a few weeks ago, and last week they uploaded a comprehensive free Heptabase course on YouTube for beginners. If you are new to Heptabase, we believe this course can help you learn the basics of Heptabase!

Mandarin Content:

  • 本次 use case 的主角 Waki 在上週也分享了一篇《Heptabase 是更好的筆記軟體嗎?其實我們都問錯了問題》,我們很開心有瓦基這樣的用戶深刻地理解 Heptabase 的價值以及獨特性,我們推薦你閱讀這篇文章。

    (Translation: The author of this week's featured use case, Waki, also shared an article last week titled "Is Heptabase a Better Note-taking Software? Actually, We've Been Asking the Wrong Question." We are delighted to have users like Waki who have a deep understanding of the value and uniqueness of Heptabase. We recommend reading this article. Although it is written in Mandarin, you can use translation tools without any issues.)


  • Teddy 林定璿的《如何用卡片盒筆記寫文章?Heptabase兩種寫作方法》,介紹了如何用 Heptabase 來實踐卡片盒筆記法並且寫文章,他在結尾提到:「請試著實作一次,你會發現在Heptabase的架構之下,寫作真的變簡單了!」我們推薦大家都可以參考看看!

Updates from the Heptabase Team

Have you ever participated in Reddit's AMA (Ask Me Anything) event? We plan to hold an AMA event this Friday on the r/IAmA subreddit on Reddit. You can ask any questions about Heptabase or any other questions you have. Feel free to start preparing your questions and join us for the event on Friday evening at 7 PM Eastern Time!

We hope that these updates will improve your experience on Heptabase and make your learning easier and more enjoyable.

If you have any feedback or suggestions, or you want to share your use cases or contents related to Heptabase, please don't hesitate to chat with us in our Discord Community or send to .

Stay tuned for future updates, and we hope you have a great day!

Best regards,

Heptabase Team