beam
Dec 15, 2021

beam changelog

  • Beta 0.16.0

    • New features

      • Drag & Drop Tab Groups
      • Support for Dashlane passwords import
      • Undo menu shows what you are about to Undo/Redo
    • Tweaks

      • Improved Markdown export
      • Improved support for capturing SVGs into your notes
      • Solved some crashes on macOS Ventura”
    • Fixes

      • 400 error when opening some web pages
      • Fixed Omnibox indexing of clicked GMail links
      • Improved Omnibox ranking for redirected URLs
      • Fixed passwords encryption corruption
      • Reference section in a note would sometimes disappear when clicked
      • Captured tab group in a note would not display the right count of tabs
  • Beta 0.15.0

    • New features

      • Tab group sharing: right-click a tab group to share it instantly.
      • Delete tab groups from the Omnibox
      • Markdown import
      • Cursor color preferences
    • Tweaks

      • Updated design for the calendar, notes and update window
      • New cursor design for capture
    • Fixes

      • Properly remember selection in notes when switching between notes and the web
      • Fix errors on link opening via right-click
      • Fixed Journal shortcuts: Today and Tomorrow
      • Some tabs wouldn’t display media controls
      • Improved Omnibox ranking
      • Pause automated tab grouping on shared tab groups so that it is clearer they are not being automatically re-published with unwanted tabs (don’t worry, they weren’t)
      • Fixed a memory leak when right-clicking
  • Beta 0.14.0

    • New features

      • Export your notes in Markdown
      • Add macOS accent color
    • Tweaks

      • Contrast improvements
      • Note design improvements
      • Improved tab closing logic
    • Fixes

      • Fixed broken credit card auto-fill
      • Improved password auto-fill support
      • Improved indexing of Youtube pages
      • Improve private key management
      • Properly restore pinned tabs & tabs when restarting beam
      • Share search text between beam and other apps
      • Fix Tab group design in Notes
      • Properly indent captured images
      • Fixed background tab opening on some websites
      • Fixed wrapping of links in notes
      • Fixed colors mix up when switching OS theme
  • Beta 0.13.0

    • New features

      • CMD-click back/forward opens new tab
      • Drag’n’drop image and text files in browser tab opens them instantly in a tab
      • Manual tab grouping
      • Retain history for duplicated tabs
    • Tweaks

      • Remove fade animation on / menu
      • Passwords frecency
      • Improve payment field detection on specific websites
      • Dismiss autofill menu with escape key without exiting full screen mode
      • Lower memory usage when displaying gifs in notes
      • Save and maintain order of tab group pages relative to tabs
      • Harmonize contextual menu design for tab group
      • Dismiss password manager menu when navigating back/forward
      • Recalculate tabs draggable area when group item is renamed
      • Restore user session after an update
      • Enable zoom menu for PDF viewer
    • Fixes

      • Accurate update of notes Links counter when adding links/references
      • Autofill menu should not be displayed when selected field is a pop-up menu
      • Activate backlinks on mouse up instead of mouse down
      • Fix capture page share option not doing anything
      • Fix sound control disappearing from tab when hovering
  • Beta 0.12.0

    • New features

      • Save Tab Groups in notes
      • Display Tab count on collapsed tab group
      • Mac OS touch ID to protect password and credit cards preferences
      • Windows state restoration
      • Launch mode preference: open beam on the Journal or the web, restore tabs or not.
      • Local backups
      • Paste to match style
      • Tab to Highlight browser preference
    • Tweaks

      • Improved payment web interaction
      • Harmonize TabGroup right click menu design
      • Full Page Capture pop up behavior
      • Search Suggestions setting
      • Maximum tab width for very wide screens
      • Lottie animation for pdf download button
      • Harmonize right-click menu for tab group
      • Restoring a tab restores its history
      • Improved Toggle/Cmd-D performances
    • Fixes

      • Closing tab playing audio/video stops sound
      • Removing a password from password manager does not clear the search filter
      • Alert message for password import errors
      • Invalid references and links section
      • Copy and paste sometimes missed images & note links
      • Password autofill popover color broken when switching themes
      • Password manager key icon appearing on unrelated fields
      • Truncating issue of titles and URL in HyperlinkEditorView
      • Restore Tab groups when restoring tabs with shift-cmd-t
      • Cmd-Enter Animation
      • Inserting an external tab inside the pinned notes + fix potential index issues
      • Favicon not showing on pinned tab with media playing
      • Password deletion sync not working between two computers
      • BigSur tab dragging and group renaming
      • Resolve urls containing `../` in download manager
      • Geolocation api
      • Files attached to notes are deleted
  • Beta 0.11.0

    • New Features

      • Automated Tab grouping during navigation
      • Tab groups in Omnibox: easily get back to your tab groups
      • Zoom meetings support when linking your Calendar
      • Touch bar navigation
      • Add “Download Linked file” right-click menu action
      • New preference to set the behavior of Command-Click on a link
    • Tweaks

      • Improved right-click menu on the web
      • Drag and drop files from the “Downloads” popover
      • Add scrolling indicator in password/credit cards autofill lists
      • Improved compatibility with some websites
      • Improved Capture speed
      • Improved performance syncing images to your Beam account
    • Fixes

      • Fixed password corruption between multiple computers
      • Stopped some tabs from playing sound after being closed
      • Fix tab muting behavior
      • Removed the white lines appearing when playing a full-screen video
      • Fixed tab switching when in fullscreen
      • Fix issues with Command+Enter to trigger a search with some websites
      • Fixed bugs when linking multiple calendars to your Beam account
  • Beta 0.10.0

    • New Features

      • Pin your favorite notes
      • Sort notes by publishing status in "All Notes".
      • Support for capturing embeds from many more providers: Figma, Google Maps, Slideshare, SoundCloud, Spotify, Ted, Twitter, YouTube.
      • Access to a tab's history when reopening a closed tab (only available on macOS 12).
      • Proper right-click menu actions on the web.
    • Tweaks

      • Remembering filters set on "All Notes" when switching to another view.
      • Reloading offline tabs when reconnecting to the Internet.
      • The Dock "Downloads" folder bounces when a download completes.
    • Fixes

      • Properly asks for system calendars access.
      • Deleting a published note unpublishes it.
      • Copying a tab's URL now shows the page title when pasted to your notes.
  • Beta 0.9.1

    • Fix link issues in editor
  • Beta 0.9: Public Profile

    • New Features

      • Beam public profiles: publishing a note can be done via
        • Secret link (default)
        • On your beam public profile. (ex: visit beam profile.)
      • Cmd+Enter on selected text on the web launches a search
      • Apple calendar Support
      • Better formatting of captured & pasted links
    • Tweaks

      • Improve restoring closed tabs
      • Update omnibox minimum size and offset
    • Fixes

      • "/" menu popover positionning in case of overflow
      • Google search result with turkish encoding
      • Fix empty google search history result showing up in omnibox
  • Beta 0.8

    • New features

      • Detach tab to create new window
      • Paste url into text
      • Support middle click on links and tabs
      • Support for capturing SVGs
      • Add cross-site tracking toggle in privacy preferences
    • Tweaks

      • Hyperlink Editor tweaks
      • Payment field detection heuristic improvement
      • Translucency of Omnibox and Tab Bar
    • Bug Fixes

      • Fix JS errors in autofill, prevent widgets from being displayed twice
      • Fix opening of web views for supported local files
      • Fix autocompleted text not properly reset after a search
      • Credit card autofill UI fixes
      • Credit card preferences UI fixes
      • Fix signed in status lost on some websites
      • Fix crash in protocol witness for WebPage.frame.getter in conformance BrowserTab
      • Fix capture pop-up contains a card that doesn’t actually exist
      • Doube clicking the tab bar minimize / maximize window size
  • Beta 0.7: Payments

    • New Feature

      • Payment preferences and autofill
    • Tweaks

      • Opening urls shows existing tab with same url
      • Autocomplete on Notes
      • Improve history import
      • Improve tab layout shift when jumping between tabs
      • Improve Capture sharing of embeds and links
    • Bug fixes

      • Fix crash when closing a fullscreen tab
      • BE-3646 Fix alias not detected for slow JS navigation
      • Improve readability script
      • Reliable capture of amazon images
      • Retain paused media state
      • Fix consecutive captures on LinkedIn
      • Fix Tab title and icons are out of bounds for single tab in small window
      • Refactor Swift async code into await
      • Remove empty journal notes from the recents notes
      • Fix Capture image from reddit
  • Beta 0.6: Incognito & Capture improvements

    • New Features

      • Incognito mode
      • ⌘-click in note to open link in background
      • Friendlier password generator
      • Copy and share in Capture pop-up
      • Strikethrough shortcut: ⇧⌘E
      • ⌥+backspace and ⌘+backspace shortcut
    • Tweaks

      • Improve field classification heuristics for password manager
    • Fixes

      • Password manager key icon and menu overlap omnibox
      • Fix omnibox focus stolen by webpage
      • Delete calendar on sign out
      • Fix help window position top on big sur
  • Beta 0.4: Journal and bullets

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    • New features:

      • New Journal design
      • Drag and drop bullets
      • Help section
      • Import passwords
      • Add new note button and shortcut (option Cmd N)
      • Create note in omnibox
    • Tweaks

      • Disable omnibox shake
      • Center “other passwords” modal dialog on main window
      • Disable backspace key navigation on WKWebView
      • Calendar discovery improvements
      • Animate Omnibox create note mode
      • Change default window size
      • Journal focus on today scrolling
    • Bug Fix

      • Fix all notes disappear when pressing it twice
      • Fix long note title in all notes list
      • Fix regression (password manager widgets overlap window title bar)
      • Filter DOM mutation events for input fields so that only changes are sent to the native application
      • Prevent password manager key icon from appearing on unexpected fields
      • Fix links creation
      • Fix frequency of calendar tooltip
      • Pressing ⌥+S repeatedly should only save the page once
      • Fixes multiple interaction of the omnibox in the journal
      • Fix favicon not reseting for website without favicons
      • Captured tweet gets saved multiple times
      • Resizing the window make content in the journal jump
      • Fix animation opening notes for the first time
  • Beam 0.3: Welcome tour and Capture

    • New Features

      • Welcome Tour
      • Improve Capture popup design
      • Automatic creation of Todo
      • Support for pasting images file
      • Better support of PDF
    • Tweaks

      • Improvement to Journal layout and animations
      • Make omnibox show default result when clicking on clear button
      • Improvement to Note frecency
      • Update style for Single Tab
      • Hidden copy/paste action and tooltip Shift Cmd C
      • Prevent today’s note deletion
    • Bug fixes

      • Hide empty daily notes in All Notes
      • Restore scroll position of note editor
      • Flickering UI on ImageNode
      • Support displaying blobs inline
      • Fix crash when undoing text deletion
      • Fix hidden bullet on placeholder node
      • Downloader overlaps error popup
      • Fix long note title in Note Switcher
      • CALayer position contains NaN
  • Beam 0.2

    • New features

      • Omnibox default state actions
      • Sound feedback when copying tab url
      • Visual feedback when copying tab url
      • Paste Images in BeamEditor
      • Tooltips for Toolbar buttons
      • Cmd+S capture support for a pdf page
      • More precision on Adblocker
      • Minimizing embed
    • Tweaks

      • Download popup design update
      • Cmd-D opens Omnibox if there’s no opened tabs
      • Add show password button in onboarding login fields
      • Make Google auth window big enough for the content
      • Show download list in reverse chronological order
    • Bug Fix

      • Cannot move cursor right of a collapsed image using the mouse
      • Download window is not resizing properly
      • Fix toolbar tooltip overflow
      • Beachballing on network reconnection
      • Deleted note is still suggested when saving data
      • Fix crash in mouseDragged over a link
      • Fix scroll in download list
      • Fix Omnibox search field not scrollable for long text
      • Shoot area misplaced on youtube embed
  • Welcome to Beam 0.1

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    • beam is a new way to experience the Internet. A browser, a note-taking tool & a publishing platform.
    • You can use it locally or use our end-to-end encrypted sync.
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      • Web & Notes, unified!

        • In beam, search includes both your notes and the web. If you ever took some notes on a topic, search will surface it.
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      • Capture the web

        • Hold ⌥ Option while browsing to capture any text, images or videos. 
        • You can also select text and press Option or save a whole page with Option-S.
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      • Backlinks

        • Taking notes is cool. Effortlessly seeing them connect over time with backlinks is cooler. 
        • To create a backlink, type @ or [[. 
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      • In & Out browser

        • Publishing your notes is as simple as browsing the web. Get your thoughts out there at the press of a button. 
      • + all you expect from a browser

        • Password manager
        • Ad blocker
        • Calendar integration
        • Markdown support
        • Light / Dark mode
        • End-to-end encryption
      • 3 key shortcuts

        • ⌘T to search the web or your notes
        • ⌘D to toggle between Web and Notes
        • Hold ⌥ (option) to capture content on the web
        • There are many more handy shortcuts to be found in the help menu.
      • Tell us what you think