Hi Guru Community!
I’m here to share an update that I know is important to a number of you: as of yesterday, Guru’s new editor has shipped to all Guru accounts and users 🎉. It’s been a long process, and we appreciate your patience as we worked through what’s been a very complicated undertaking.
With this release, we’ve removed several friction points and squashed some pesky bugs. Here are a few highlights:
No more empty placeholders: When users insert elements into their Cards, Guru will no longer insert an empty placeholder element before they’ve finished the insert flow. This reduces the amount of placeholder content that accidentally gets published and provides a cleaner experience when a user decides not to finish inserting an element in the middle of the flow.
Consistent linked Card styling: The titles of linked Cards will always appear, even if the user doesn’t have access to the Card. This removes the red error text that used to appear when a user did not have access to a linked Card. But don’t worry! When a user clicks on a link to a Card they don’t have permission to see, they won’t be able to open it.
Improved table functionality: We've made column resizing more intuitive, with the columns resizing as you drag them rather than when you release your cursor. It’s also now possible to have blocks inside of table cells, including lists!
Better support for IMEs: for teams who add content to Guru in languages like Japanese or Korean, improved support for IMEs means a much smoother experience.
Additionally, Grammarly has been re-enabled for Guru. The new editor works much better with Grammarly so you can now rely on this trusted tool again while working on content in Guru.
While those improvements are great, the real goal of this release was to take an important foundational step that unblocks us from developing and releasing new features, faster. For example, Guru’s upcoming Assist feature was built on the new editor. Up next, our priority is creating a more collaborative editing and content creation experience, all while staying true to Guru’s simple, intuitive UX. Community super-users will notice that the shared drafts and collaborative editing product suggestions have been scheduled and the inline comments suggestion has been accepted, so that’s a sneak peek into where we’re focused right now!
If you have any top-of-mind editor suggestions, please share them in the Product Feedback area and help us prioritize what’s next.