In this update we continue to simplify the app by consolidating all Payouts into a single screen. Instead of switching between groups, you can now pay out all groups from a single screen.
You can also export payouts across all groups in a single action This makes it easier for a single person to manage payouts across multiple groups.
By nestling the Payouts screen in the left sidebar under “More” we keep it out of sight for the majority of community members for whom it is not as relevant.
We updated the appearance of the Group Overview screen to show what is most relevant to your group members.
The new layout puts Group information right at the top. Current Goals and Active Projects are only displayed when there is at least one item in each section.
There is now more room for Links and Files in the right column, while keeping the flexibility of custom Collections.
The Group Overview now surfaces recently updated docs so that members can see which docs are in use, and get to them quickly and easily with fewer switches to the Docs tab.
We’ve updated the design of the Roadmap screen and Projects screen to be simpler and less cluttered.
Create pre-written snippets to easily reuse text, lists, and outlines across documents. Use snippets to easily insert templated text into playbooks, meeting notes, bug reports, and other repeatable documents.
You can now create a task template and reuse it to create many similar tasks. Task templates can contain a description and preset properties.
You can create templates from scratch, or use an existing task or project as the starting point for a new template.
This release also adds the ability create a new task or project by making a copy of an existing one.
Sometimes you don’t want everyone in your base to have equal access to every group. Now you can create a “Closed Group” which requires a member have specific roles in order to join. You must be a member in order to edit the contents of a group. That means that setting a group to closed enables you to control who can edit the documents and tasks within them.
We redesigned the home screen to make it easier to distinguish from the Group Overview screen. The Home Screen is now a simple screen where you can post important links & files that are relevant to everyone in the workspace. We also moved key screens like the Roadmap to the left sidebar where they are easier to access.
Contributors can now submit request to claim tasks and contribute to projects
Members of your community can now request to contribute to a project directly in Clarity. When there is an unassigned task to be claimed, contributors can submit a request to claim the task. When their request is approved, they become the assignee responsible for completing the work. They can also request to become a contributor to a project. Core members can easily see all the requests in one place. Convenient notifications keep everyone in the loop and the workflow moving.
Request to Claim is useful when you want community members to express interest in contributing to tasks and projects, but you don't want to give them permission to re-assign work on their own. This is very convenient if you have a public base because new contributors can enter your base, and request to claim a task or join an existing project without leaving Clarity.
This feature is available for every task and project in your base.
Request to contribute to projects and goals
Request to claim tasks
You can now decide how Clarity looks to you with a choice of two themes: light & dark
Our long-awaited dark theme is now available. You can now choose between light mode and dark mode in My Settings. Enjoy a Clarity experience that is not only beautiful, but reduces eye strain—especially for those of us who work late into the night.
Request reviews on your work and see everything that needs your review
When working with a team, it is common to need your teammates' eyes on your work in order to move forward. Now you can request a review directly on a task and the Reviewer will be notified. Reviewers can see all the work that they need to review in one place—the My Work screen has a new "Reviewing" tab that collects all the tasks and projects where you are the reviewer. If someone is taking too long to complete their review, you can politely remind them with the "Nudge" button.
See all work you're reviewing in one place
Request a review on your work
View all work where you are the reviewer
See work that is awaiting your review
The Base Overview lists important links, current goals, and active groups to help new contributors find their groove in your community.
The Base Overview was already a great place to list important links and docs for your contributor community. Now it goes a step further by automatically listing your communities current goals, and active groups. This since screen can help new contributors understand what's currently in-focus for the community, find a sub-group to join, and access key resources. The best part is that it adapts automatically to what's happening in your base, no maintenance required.
Easily move around your Clarity base with the new breadcrumb menu at the top of your screen
The new breadcrumb menu is always visible at the top of your screen. This makes it easy to immediately know where you are when you drop into a Clarity base. You can quickly get back to the Base Home Screen with a click from any screen or document. We also simplified and decluttered the left sidebar.
Keep up with your group's current goals and active projects. Put important links where contributors can see them.
Whether you're a pod lead or a new contributor, it can be difficult to keep track of everything happening within a working group. The new Group Overview automatically summarizes current goals, active projects, and important links for each sub-group in your community. New contributors can easily see what's currently in-focus and gain context by reading supporting materials. Pod leads can keep tabs on the progress of all projects.
Receive task & project updates in Discord
Discord is the communication hub for many contributor communities. However, it lacks the structure required to do serious coordination work without great headache. By contrast, Clarity has the necessary structure to manage everything from OKRs & roadmaps to bounties. Now, you can receive updates on all this work directly in Discord. Clarity keeps conversations in Discord organized by creating a new Discord thread for each contribution. Clarity tags all the relevant contributors, and keeps the thread updated with any changes to the project. When the work is complete, Clarity archives the Discord thread automatically.
Hide closed projects and auto-close milestones
For many communities, the Roadmap is the backbone of their Clarity base. This update declutters your roadmap by hiding closed projects & goals even if their milestone is still visible. The roadmap is now lower maintenance, since milestones will auto-close when all their projects are done. You can use the new settings to decide which milestones and projects you want to see in your personal view of the roadmap.
For full details on how to get the most out of the roadmap, see the Roadmap section in our How to use Clarity page.
Organize information into rows and columns
You can now create tables inside your Clarity documents. When lists and outlines just don't cut it, insert a lightweight table and organize information in rows and columns. Move between cells using keyboard shortcuts. Reorder rows and columns using drag-and-drop.
Type "/table" in any document to get started.
For full details on how to get the most out of tables, see the Tables section in our How to use Clarity page.
For communities who build in public, allow anyone to view your workspace.
Building in the open maximizes serendipity and makes it easy for new contributors to see what's happening before officially joining your base. The best DAO contributors often follow along and help other contributors before proposing a contribution of their own. Previously contributors would need to join your base through an invite link or Join Page in order to see inside. This also required them to connect their wallet or create an account.
Now, you can make you Clarity base public. This means your roadmap, wiki, bounty boards, and notes are visible to anyone on the internet who visits your base. When sharing a document in a public base, you no longer need to turn on public access.
You can now choose between three options for your base privacy settings:
These settings can be found in Base Settings > Details. They replace the Join Page plug-in.
When sharing documents, the share settings are now much clearer.
The new Share Settings design makes it clear to whom you're granting access, so you can invite specific people, or grant access to token holders in just a few clicks. You can now set a public document to only have View access, without the ability to edit nor comment.
When working on any document, task, or project, click the black Share button in the top bar. Use the share settings to grant access to specific people who are not members of your base.
Grant access to view, comment, or edit to holders of a specific token, or combination of tokens. They'll just need to connect their wallet to collaborate.
You can also make any document public so anyone with the link can view, comment, or edit it.
Improvements to Groups
Improvements to the Roadmap screen
Repositioning of the Wiki
Introducing the Base Home Screen
Improvements to Navigation
We redesigned the Cycles screen. Each cycle now has a progress bar that shows a summary of the tasks inside the cycle.
It is now easier to add, rename, and reorder cycles using the new "Edit cycles" screen.
You can also open any cycle in a full screen view (previously only possible with the Active and Next cycles).
Notes provide a lightweight way to write something down and share it with the team. As we've observed contributors starting to organize their base into groups, we see that Notes are playing a larger role in the base. Notes are being shared & used to collaborate amongst teams and with external collaborators. We're giving Notes a refresh in this update. This way they can play a larger role in helping contributors capture and collaborate on documents to support their work.
You can now add a title to any note in Clarity! This lets you quickly search for notes by their title and easily find them in your Recents, Favorites and Pinned sections as well.
When writing, we want as few distractions as possible. That's why we've simplified the appearance of a note while you're writing in it.
We've decentralized the "Add New" button to provide more context for when to use each type of document. This also helps with creating notes in specific groups (and will apply to tasks when we roll our Group Work in Phase 4).
You can create new documents by clicking the "+" button on each item of the sidebar.
Each screen in the app also has a button in the top right corner for creating new documents. For example: "+ Note", "+ Wiki Page", "+ View", etc
Recently opened documents are listed in the Search sidebar, but this means they're not as accessible or obvious as they should be. Now, the six documents you've viewed most recently are displayed in the sidebar where you can easily get back to them. This is similar to having papers on your desk that you've picked up recently. It keeps things "at arms reach".
We rolled out Groups with Phase 1 of Clarity 2.0. We've since made some improvements to the experience. In your Group Profile, you can now seamlessly create sections, insert links, and reorder all sections & links to make the profile your own. You can now edit your group’s cover photo directly on the profile by clicking Edit in the top bar.
Easily create a new group from the Groups screen. You can view Groups using the More menu in the sidebar.