Screendoor Updates

The latest features, changes, and refinements to Screendoor.

We've made it easier to only pay for Screendoor when you need it.

We really appreciate our paying customers, and hope they find Screendoor valuable throughout the year! However, some of our clients only use Screendoor for innovation challenges or contests that occur over a few months. These customers often pay for Screendoor while their project is running, and downgrade to a cheaper plan for the rest of the year so they can keep their responses.

We just shipped a change to our downgrading flow that makes it easier for these customers to pay for Screendoor only when they need it. When you decide to switch to a cheaper plan, we’ll tell you exactly how many projects and users must be archived or removed to be under the cheaper plan’s limits.

A screenshot of the warning you'll see when downgrading to a cheaper plan.

If you’re downgrading to a free plan, instead of making you remove all of your projects and users manually, we’ll delete all of your account data for you. (After warning you, of course!)

Screendoor now warns you when you're about to change your workflow

Screendoor’s shortcuts are a great way to automate your workflow. They can automatically assign a response to the right reviewer, or change a response’s status if it’s rated with a certain score. But what if you create a shortcut that references a label, and one of your colleagues tries to delete the label? It’s really easy for them to break the workflow you’ve set up.

We just shipped a change that handles this situation a bit more gracefully. When someone on your team tries to delete something referenced by a shortcut (like statuses, labels, collaborators or form fields) Screendoor will ask if they also want to delete the shortcuts attached to it.

Deleting a form field referenced by a shortcut.

This serves as a reminder that their actions will have unforseen consequences. From there, you can either go ahead and delete the shortcut, or go back to the Shortcuts page and change your workflow accordingly.

We've removed the messages page

The navbar, without the Messages page.

You might have noticed that we’ve removed Screendoor’s Messages page from the navigation bar in all of your projects.

If you’ve come to rely on that page, don’t worry: Screendoor still lets you do everything the old Messages page let you accomplish, and more.

  • Want to check whether you’ve sent a message to a certain respondent? Easy: when you view that response in Screendoor, you can read every message you’ve sent them in the “Activity” section.

  • If you want to know how many respondents have received one of your message presets, our “Messages” advanced search filter lets you do just that.

  • Bonus: if you added a confirmation email to your project after receiving some submissions, a new “Confirmation email” search filter can tell you who hasn’t yet received it.

  • If you’re looking to edit your message presets, or create a new one, check out the Settings page.

    The new message presets page.

Delay submissions until your project launches

Delaying submissions.

Want to advertise your project before you’re ready to accept submissions? Now you can! When setting up your project page, just press the “Delay submissions” button and enter your project’s launch date.

Once you’re ready to share your project with the world, we’ll publish your project page but keep your form closed until the chosen date.

A screenshot of the Share page when submissions are delayed.

Sort long multiple choice fields alphabetically

The old way of sorting options alphabetically.

Let’s say your form has a giant dropdown with 50 options, and you keep them sorted alphabetically. Then your boss tells you to add a 51st option that starts with N. Until now, this was super annoying: after adding the option, you had to manually scroll up to reorder it.

The new "Sort A-Z" button for long multiple choice fields.

No more! If your multiple choice field has more than 15 options, just click the “Sort A-Z” link to reorder them automatically. Handy!

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