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AUTHOR:
The Pieces Crew
Integrations New Features Bug Fixes UX/UI Updates

Pieces Release 1.3.9 - Integrations, better search and much more!

DATE:
AUTHOR: The Pieces Crew

We're shipping a doozy of a release today! Here's what to look forward to:

Pieces for Developers updates

For newer users, Pieces for Developers is the core user-facing Pieces application.

  • Managing Your Account

    • View and manage your login status from the Settings menu

    • Tighter coupling between Pieces and Pieces OS

    • Improved user messaging around failed connections between Pieces and Pieces OS

  • Signup, Install and Onboarding

    • Improved installation & updating infrastructure

    • New user onboarding experience upon installation and first initialization

  • Viewing and Managing Your Pieces

    • Users can now edit the description for a Piece

    • Users can now reclassify the code language for a Piece

    • Users can now reclassify text as code or code as text

    • Improved keyboard shortcuts

    • Improved tooltips

    • Users can now scroll action menus using keyboard arrows

    • Code snippet previews now have line numbers

    • Scrollbars are now always present in action menus to denote scrollable content

    • Removed wrapping from code previews in a narrow pane experience

  • Search

    • Upgraded search infrastructure to provide more accurate results

    • Search string highlights when Pieces returns an exact match on a search

Pieces Integrations

  • Launched code.pieces.app/integrations for users to add Pieces integrations

  • JetBrains

    • Users can now save pieces from within any JetBrains product using the right-click context menu or a hotkey (default is CMD+SHIFT+P)

    • Users can configure hotkeys

  • Chrome

    • Users can now save pieces from any web URL within Chrome using the right-click context menu or a hotkey (default is CMD+SHIFT+P)

Pieces OS updates

For newer users, Pieces OS is the background service that enables Pieces to work locally and handles communications with any integrations you install, among many other tasks.

  • Upgraded API endpoints to accommodate more Pieces Integrations

  • New Pieces OS UI, accessible via the MacOS toolbar

    • Sign in/out of Pieces

    • Learn more about Pieces Integrations

    • Manually quit Pieces OS

    • Manually check for updates

  • Improved app installation and updating infrastructure

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