Goodbits Release Notes

We are now starting to keep a change log to track our progress and provide some transparency on our developments.

If you would like to see something improved or fixed, please reach out and let us know.

April 2019

What's New

  • Subscribers that are pending will receive a reminder confirmation email the next day and then again after 3 days.

Bug Fixes and Updates

  • Certain sources were not being fetched on time, the automatic fetching of our content has been improved with earlier error monitoring to us when content has not been updated.
  • The 'deleted' status was not showing up for subscribers that were removed.
  • RSS feeds that had certain HTML summaries were not being rendered properly when being added to an email.

March 2019

What's New

  • Add direct from a URL inline in the editor. The style can be chosen and will be saved for future additions.
  • Send with ActiveCampaign! You can now create campaigns from Goodbits directly in ActiveCampaign. Read more here.
  • Ability to filter pocket articles by a specific tag
  • Reference elements in an RSS XML feed in custom templates. Making it easier for those building event based email newsletters.
  • Send source content to a Collection directly.
  • Custom template feature has been opened to all. It allows you to edit the HTML/CSS of the components and still have the power of the drag and drop editor to build your newsletter weekly.
  • Article component that has the image on the left. Simply set this as the style you'd like when adding links. Or alternate the style between articles to give your email newsletter a unique look.

Bug Fixes and Updates

  • Reply-to wasn't being set for some email newsletters being sent by our default newsletter@ongoodbits.com address.
  • Tooltips are now showing up properly on pages after initial site load
  • Old pricing plans are no longer supported and flows have been built to allow customers to upgrade
  • Further improvements and fixes made to custom template feature (still invite only)
  • Improved showing of steps to complete before exporting your first email to MailChimp or Campaign Monitor.
  • Footer links will no longer be shown on the landing page archives.
  • Scrolling of email content on the left sidebar fixed for certain email newsletters.

February 2019

What's New

  • Delete an article inline from the editor, hover over an article to view the options.
  • Quickly jump to the edit of a part of your email from the inline preview.
  • Add a manual component to the editor inline.'
  • Automated Source for Pocket can now fetch all articles if you'd like, not just the favourites.
  • Added the ability to have HTML Export as a sending provider where you can easily set the footer links for your specific sending service.
  • Added Sendy support for those that are building email newsletters for Sendy and Amazon SES.
  • All subscribe forms now have a recaptcha to prevent spammers sending fake subscribers to our newsletters. I found that we had a large number of fake subscribers which to lowering our deliverability on emails.

Bug Fixes and Updates

  • Fixed a layout issue where Gmail iOS was rendering the incorrect layout and font size. This change has been made to anyone using our latest template. If you're using a custom template, reach out to us.
  • Buffer support has been updated to support their upcoming API changes.
  • Continuation of plan and subscription cleanup to ensure all links to our billing service work for viewing invoices.
  • Improved our customer support service.
  • Lifted our base plan subscribers from 1k to 2k subscribers
  • Fixed a link issue for Shopify integration, products now link to their relevant location

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