Happy mid-August, Anytypers!
This month, we’ve focused on delivering some serious upgrades to your templates workflows on Android, in addition to a few polishes and fixes. Let’s go!
— Templates can now be previewed & selected from sets
Upon opening any set or collection, you’ll find that the ‘New’ button to create objects now has a new toggle button on its right. By tapping on this toggle, you’ll open a menu which displays previews of all templates that you’ve created for this type (default app type in case of Collections).
From here, you can select the template you wish to proceed with (including a ‘blank’ template).
— Introduction of Blank Template
If you ever wished you could bypass automatic template application when creating objects, a ‘blank’ template has now been added to all types, with the exception of Type: Note.
When creating a new object from the + button, the blank template is applied by default. If you would like to switch templates, tap ‘Done’ and you’ll see a popup with the option to display and select which template you would like to apply to this object.
— Introduction of Recently Edited widget
Previously you had the option of ‘Recents’ as a widget, which displayed recently opened objects on your device, and was not synced to other devices. Now, you can choose between ‘Recently Opened’ if you’re fine with the current functionality, or alternatively, you can choose ‘Recently Edited’ as a widget source. Note that only the latter option will be synced cross-device due to the distributed nature of the application.
Happy organizing and creating!
The Anytype Team