DATE:
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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