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Release Notes: 2022 Round-up 🎉
Release Notes: 2022 Round-up 🎉

A look back on all the features and UX improvements released in 2022.

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Written by Anoä Calpas
Updated over a week ago

2022 was a fantastic year for us. From new hires to Labstep babies, we kept busy all year long. Let's review together all the features and UX improvements we released this year– all designed to help you uncover the power of real-time data!

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Run protocols and experiments using multiple conditions in parallel.

Decide who can do what in the Workspace. Permissions are broken down by entity and action type.

Set alerts on date fields to ensure you never miss an important date.

  • Global Search

Search for content across all your Workspaces all at once.

  • Adding structures from inventory to reaction scheme

Save time by adding structures from your inventory directly to the Chemical Structure Editor.

  • Matching chemicals from a reaction scheme to inventory

Match chemicals added to the Chemical Structure Editor to resources in your inventory.

  • Search experiments by structure

Search for your experiments using the "Chemical Structure" filter.

Set up workspace auto-sharing to automatically share content with another workspace. Select the permission level for each entity you decide to share.

  • Referencing Devices

Reference your devices in the entry.

  • Multiple Files per Data Element

Add multiple files in one data field.

  • Auto-Invite Workspaces

Toggle the Auto-invite button in Workspace Settings to enable new members of your Organisation to automatically join the workspace.

UX improvements:

  • Updated Styling and Navigation

New year, new us! Labstep has a new refreshed look and overall improved navigation.

  • Real-time experiment updates

When changes are made by a collaborator, Labstep will now prompt you to copy any unsaved changes and reload to the latest version to avoid having your work overwritten.

  • Reduced back-and-forth navigation with preview modal

The preview modal prevents you from having to go back and forth between pages. You can quickly view and edit an entity without losing where you were in an experiment.

  • Reduced modal-in-modal with RHS panel

No more Inception navigation. Open the right-hand side panel to quickly view everything you need.

  • New Search Select Experience

It's now easier to select Resources and Items as you'll be able to view more information such as category, creator, metadata, available items and amount remaining. Additionally, you'll be able to use Filters in your search to find what you are looking for more easily.

  • Manually update chemistry metadata

You can now manually enter chemical information, including hazard pictograms and precautionary codes, in your inventory and reaction schemes.

  • @ referencing improvements

Reference any Protocols, Devices, and Inventory fields in your Workspace using the @ command, whether in the Protocol you’re currently editing or in the Workspace.

  • Filter shortcuts improvements

Collections, Categories and Locations are now ordered alphabetically in the Filter shortcut panel. Search directly for a Collection, Category, User, Tag or Location.

  • Item naming improvements

When adding new items, they'll be automatically named the Resource's name and the number instead of "Item #1". You can always rename items depending on your role and permissions.

  • Multi-cell formatting in basic tables

Format multiple cells at the same time in basic tables.

  • Renaming materials

Renaming of "Material" to "Inventory field" to reflect better their purpose of connecting to the Inventory module.

  • Full-Page Runner

The Protocol Runner now opens on a full page so you can focus on what matters most when running procedures in the lab.

👉 For more details on the major releases and improvements of the year, watch the replay of our "What's New in 2022?" webinar here.

Whether you celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or Christmas, we want to wish you Happy Holidays and all the best for the year ahead!

Something missing?

If there's a feature you'd like to see in the next release, let us know here or use the in-app chat function.

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