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Introducing our biggest update of 2022 - subtasks! There's so much thought that goes into the hierarchy of work you build in your issue trackers - whether it's epics & stories, tasks & subtasks, or something else. Now, that thinking is available to you in Fable and sync'd with your other tools. You can see the parent of any Fable task in the top-left on the module
With this new feature, you can create a draft of multiple stories in Fable - all connected in the same hierarchy - and sync them all at once while preserving that hierarchy. We'll make sure what you're doing in Fable is allowed in your issue tracker - you stay focused on writing great docs and building fantastic product
You can also import multiple tasks into Fable along with their hierarchies. Now you can get up and running quickly with a project in Fable, without needing to import tons of individual tasks
Today we're super charging all of your integrations. You can now connect to any issue tracker, from any document. This means your GTM tasks in Asana can be right alongside your eng tickets in Jira (or any other configuration!). Track work from the same document in the Build Progress tab to get complete view of the status of your project
We're also improving our linear integration by allowing you to connect and sync with multiple teams. Now, you can create, sync, and import tickets from any team you have access to, all in the same document
Starting today you have one place to collaborate with your entire team - product, design, engineering, and GTM. Fable’s Asana integration enables you to create GTM tasks right alongside your engineering and design tasks.
Then sync them to their respective tools like Asana, Jira, Shortcut, and Linear. Fable will keep all the data sync’ed and let you track the status of each task, all in one place.
We heard feedback that the sidebar can get overwhelming once you create more than a few Spaces.
Now you can archive spaces that you don't need immediate access to. Don't worry, you can still get to them and restore them if needed. This just allows you to clean up the sidebar to focus on the most important spaces.
No one likes giving status reports on the build. The person asking about the status of a ticket feels awkward asking and the person giving an update would rather use that time to get work done.
That said, it's important to keep tabs on the build so the team can plan around the timeline.
To make this process more seamless, we're launching the Build Progress feature in Fable today. Tap the new Build Progress button in the Fable Doc sidebar and quickly get a heads up view into the status and assignees of engineering tickets.
Get started with a free Fable account today to stop spending time on status updates.
It's here - the perfect documentation companion for Shortcut. We're big fans of the product, and we're excited to get this release out.
Fable gives you have a place to collaborate with your team on what to build, which you can sync perfectly to Shortcut with a tap of a button. No more misalignment due to documentation problems.
This integration will have all the same features of our Jira and Linear integration, like:
We heard feedback that the Recent Docs & Recent Decisions module were sometimes getting in the way of Overview content. So we added the ability to hide those modules. Just tap the "Recents" button in the right sidebar to show or hide.
Also check out some fun new animations we dropped into the product:
One thing we've heard over and over from users was that they don't know all the features in our editor. So, we've built a toolbar that appears at the bottom of the editor and acts as a shortcut to some of our best features. Now you can create a story, a table, or a notice with just a click!
We also had users on mobile working too hard to get what they need from Fable. This week we're shipping tons of new UX updates to make creating and browsing on Fable easier than ever on mobile!
P.S. - we've had so much amazing feedback come through since out launch on ProductHunt - stay tuned for more great features in the works :)
We heard that you wanted to separate your work in Fable - whether it's work or play, when you're working with different clients, or working on a passion project.
Now you can create as many workspaces as your heart desires in Fable.
How it works:
Now you can give stories a priority so your team understand what to focus on.
Fable will display the priority options from your issue tracker, either Jira or Linear. When a priority is set, it'll be sync'ed to/from your issue tracker.
It's here - you can now push to and read tickets from Linear. We're big fans of the product, and we're happy to finally have this out
This integration will have all the same features of our Jira integration, like
Learn more in our blog post announcing the Linear integration.
We know how important images are to convey how a particular user story should be built.
Now you can add images in your Fable story and our sync will automatically sync it to Jira.
Fable's integration with Slack took a brief hiatus while we improved the experience. Now it's back and better (and faster) than ever
You can log decisions made in Slack to Fable, and also share back those decisions into specific channels. Keep everyone on the same page - even when you're moving fast
You asked for it and we listened - now you can also import existing stories and tickets from Jira into Fable.
This will help your team hit the ground running with Fable - import your Jira tickets and empower your team to collaborate on what you're building.
We've also added more data into the story so you can track things like assignee and status as they change in Jira, right from your Fable docs
Other improvements: Jira sync stability improvements - now we make sure your team is all syncing to the same Jira project to keep things on track. We also included some usability boosts like better auto saving and overall app performance
We're super excited for this release. It's one of our biggest yet.
With this release, you can create user stories in Fable and collaborate on them with your team. Add any content to a user story, including Figma/Loom embeds, tables, lists, and sections.
When you're ready to start building, tap a button and we'll send it over to Jira. Most importantly, we'll keep the story sync'ed bi-directionally between Fable and Jira - so you don't have to worry about which one is the source of truth.
Other Improvements: We are also moving to a new backend with this release to improve performance and stability of Fable.
Login to Fable and check out the new coat of paint - you'll notice that the the left navigation bar in particular is easier to use 🙌
Plus, we added responsive support so you can use Fable on your desktop, tablet, or mobile device.
We're very excited to launch this feature. It lets you:
You can get started by tapping the “Integrations” tab in the bottom left of the navbar. If you need any support getting it approved by your IT team, we’re happy to chat with them and answer any questions.
We decided it was time for us to move off the temporary logo we created a few months ago. Hope you like the new one!
We heard that it was confusing to have to create a comment first to log a decision (and we also felt the same), so now you can log a decision by just heading straight to the Decisions tab.
We’re excited to announce our first release of Fable, the place for product teams to collaborate on what to build, keep their projects updated with the latest thinking & work, and ultimately build great products
There’s a lot going into this first release, but here are a few features to get us started