Planning Templates & Drawing (v2.46)
Hot on the heels of last week's sneak-preview, here's some features we're excited about and can't wait for you to try!
The star of this release is the first ever iteration of the Planning Poker and T-shirt Sizing workshops, decked out with real playing cards!
Watch just the first 10 seconds of this tutorial to see why we're excited:
We've added tutorial videos inside the templates to show you how to use them (oh that's another new feature - embedding YouTube videos into boards).
The two templates can be found in the Planning and Estimation category. Go try them out and tell us what you think:
We've upgraded the marker pen, so you can now draw on zones and shapes of any size, adjust the size of the marker, and there's an eraser for when it all goes wrong:
Embed Youtube videos
This is a beta feature, but if you paste a YouTube link onto a board, it will embed the video in the board. We're classing this as beta because the controls are limited to play/stop for now 🤦♂️.
If you need to move or adjust the size of an embedded YouTube video, hold the SHIFT key and click on it to get the selection/transform controls.
'Apply zone settings' command
We had a request this week:
"When we move stickies out of a zone, we lose the context of the color that it was previously - is there any way to 'burn' the color on to those sticky notes?"
So there is now a command that you can run through the the Command Palette to do just this (Ctrl + Space to open):
Your Feature Requests...
If you have any feature requests, please do send them in! We're heading into a busy November and December, and have these things on the horizon:
We're experimenting with opening up template contributions to the community. Talk to us if you'd like to contribute the first templates to Metro Retro.
We've got some more picture templates coming down the line. Tell us if there's any template or meeting formats that you would love to see in Metro Retro.
Not very sexy, but entirely necessary. We're going to be dedicating some time in the next few months to improving reliability and stability of the tool.