December Update ?

Hello there!

Happy holidays everyone. This has been a very interesting year, to say the least. We have some small cause to celebrate, as this was the year Anytype made it to the outside world.

Anytype now has over 200 testers across the world. This comprises less than one one-hundredth of people who have signed up, but we’re working to build a delightful experience for most people. As always, we are grateful for your enthusiasm and your support. Your feedback of more than 600 feature requests and bug reports is making Anytype better for those next users.

2020 has been a year of milestones for Anytype. This was the year that saw the Anytype team grow from 10 to 14. We were featured on Product Hunt, Hacker News, and Reddit. Over 2,000 issues were closed on GitHub with more than 7,000 commits. More than 13,000 people joined the waitlist and shared in our vision. More than 8,000 people watched our first demo video.

It’s been a great pleasure to work with you, friends! We released 22 major features this year with pages & editor, navigation & search, mentioning, import, storage enhancements, Windows & Linux support, app shortcuts, Android version, history, encryption updates, cross-device syncing evolution, and so on.

:clinking_glasses: Holiday Party

Before we close out this year, we would like to invite you to a (virtual) holiday party. December 21st at 17:00 CET, we’ll be hosting a get together on Zoom. Come by and say hello to the team, ask us any questions you might have, and learn more about how product development is going.

Please RSVP at https://holidayparty.anytype.io and we’ll send an invitation to the call.

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Anytype Desktop 0.17.2⍺

This month, we shipped a major update with new sync logic, sync status, multiple security

improvements, and many, many bug fixes.

We’ve finally fixed page sync. We’ve created hundreds of pages on different devices in our test environments and all of them successfully synced. Please, test the sync with the latest app versions on all devices and tell us what you think.

Anytype Android 0.1.4⍺

December also saw the latest release of Anytype Android. This release features enhancements to the UI/UX and all-new sync logic that we already mentioned.

If you’re currently participating in our desktop alpha program and are curious about Anytype for Android, you are encouraged to take part.

We’d recommend having an Android device, and not an Amazon Fire Tablet 7, as Enda learned this month.

Thanks to Textile & Protocol Labs

Thanks to [Protocol Labs](https://protocol.ai) for their [libP2P 0.12.0](Release 0.12.0 · libp2p/go-libp2p · GitHub) update. This was a huge help for us and allowed us to build even stronger synchronisation.

Thanks to [Textile](https://textile.io) for helping us implement [go-threads](GitHub - textileio/go-threads: Server-less p2p database built on libp2p).

Indexing

Our first priority bug fix will be object indexing. Fixing this will solve issues around missing pages in mentions and searches. More information [here](Mentioning/Linking to a page not working).

:drum: Databases

Technically part of our developer update, this feature deserves its own section…

It’s no secret that we’re hard at work on databases. The good news is we’ve almost arrived at the internal product testing of the first stage. Here’s a screencast of our latest internal build. We can’t wait to share more in 2021.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JgwHvbaZiM&

2021 and beyond

What’s happening next year? Well, more of this, at least to begin with. We’re all hoping swift vaccination efforts might allow us to get together soon. In the meantime, we’ll be taking part in — and hosting – more events, albeit virtually for now.

You can look forward to this community growing too. Larger cohort sizes will allow more users to try the alpha, and we’ll be throwing open the doors of the community platform to everyone.

We’ve spent the last six months refining our vision for Anytype. The team has been thinking about objects, relationships, and what it means to be an operating system for life. We’re all excited to start that discussion in the New Year.

Again, thank you all for your support this year. If you can make it, we’d love to see you at the [holiday party](https://holidayparty.anytype.io). Otherwise, happy holidays, stay safe, and we’ll speak again in 2021.

— Anytype Team

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