New feature: The clipboard sidebar for copying or moving notes between canvases


As you might know, we focussed a lot on fine-tuning the actual canvas editing view. We removed unnecessary clicks here and there, streamlined the dialog windows and in general added a lot of flexibility such as zooming and filtering, helping you adjust the view perfectly on the amount of data in your canvas.

We are very happy to announce a completely new feature to Canvanizer 2.0. Today we are opening up a new set of possibilities. We are introducing the “clipboard sidebar” on the right side of the canvas view – to enable you to copy or move notes easily between canvases.

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The thoughts behind our new notes-inserting interface

As you may know we are continuously releasing small changes and hopefully improvements to Canvanizer 2.0. In this post we’d like to share an example of this.

You always have three ways of inserting notes into a canvas:

1.Directly in the canvas: Double-click anywhere in a segment to insert an empty note. This is good for adding short notes with keeping an eye on the context.

2.If you just edited the description of the lowest note in a segment you can press tab and a new empty note will be created directly below (this is also a recent change which you may not have yet stumbled upon).

3.Click the + sign at the top of each segment to make a popup appear. This works well for bigger notes as it keeps you focussed on editing.

This is, how the insert notes popup looked until todays release in the 2.0. Read more

New feature: Questions to help you understand a canvas template

We have added a new feature to our tutorial section to help you understand a canvas template faster. To show all the questions in each segments you now have two options:

  1. Use the new keyboard shortcut: “d q” (for “display questions”). Press “d q” again to hide.
  2. Or select “Canvas Questions” in the ? Section in the left sidebar to toggle the display of the questions.

As a bonus feature you can also select each question you answered and mark the ones you just answered with your sticky notes to track your progress. This should help you get to know the intent of each segment at one glance.

This feature is especially helpful if you want to try out a new canvas template that you did not work with before.

We’ve changed our manufacturer of sticky notes

We found a new manufacturer of our endless supply of sticky notes.

This image shows the old style:

Here are the new ones:

They should feel slightly more natural in use and of course are also ecologically friendly and save paper. Hope you enjoy them 🙂

New feature: Keyboard navigation in search results

We are making working with many canvases even easier: Welcome keyboard navigation between canvases!

1. Press / to search
2. Enter the search term
3. Use cursor keys to select any canvas
4. Press Enter to open it

Your latest canvases will appear first, so switching back and forth has never been easier. So why don’t you give your Business Model Canvas lots of iterations and companions today? 😀

Finetuning: A procedurally generated background

New update in the 2.0: We brought the painters in…a nice procedurally generated background so the app views are subtly different from the canvas view.

Finetuning: Grouped search results

One example of our continuous small steps fine-tuning: Your search results are now nicely grouped into workspaces and canvases. Have a nice weekend!

New feature: Help screens inside Canvanizer

We have just released help screens inside canvanizer that show you advanced hints and hidden keyboard shortcuts within 🙂

New feature: Progress Peek View

Say hi to the new “Progress Peek View”. All recently updated canvases across all your workspaces are now just one click away. Happy iterating together with your team at