We’ve recently enhanced key management in Frontitude. In addition to setting and searching by key, now you can export copy in developers' favorite format -- JSON! This is in addition to the CSV export we already offer.
The new JSON export supports two formats: Flat, which is a simple key/value pair format, and Metadata, which is an extended format that contains all the metadata information that is stored in Frontitude.
To learn more about this new feature, check out this guide.
Does your team manage copy using unique keys? This one is for you!
This update takes key management to the next level and makes it more convenient to assign copy with key and retrieve copy by key.
It allows you to:
Here's a small but powerful addition to our Figma integration 💪
You can now see copy workflow status in Figma's layer menu without having to open Frontitude's plugin!
What does it mean? Developers now can understand if the copy is final, and take its key (if they work with keys) directly from Figma, Product Managers can see which copy is ready and which isn't, and most importantly, team members will not judge your copy if it’s a work in progress!
To see workflow status in Figma, just set the copy status from Frontitude’s web app (available soon from the plugin) and click the refresh button under the plugin’s Changes tab. Simple as that!
Since we launched Frontitude's Figma plugin, we've been getting requests from our Figma users for supporting a more seamless writing workflow inside Figma.
We understand that many writers use Figma as their writing tool, but they still need a central place to store and maintain all of their product copy.
That's why we created the new Changes tab, that replaces the Export and Updates tabs, and will addresses these needs:
In addition to the existing hide from List View, now you can hide copy from Design View as well!
This comes pretty handy when Design View displays texts that shouldn't be visible. Just click Hide > From all views and it will hide the text from the design on Frontitude, to give you a cleaner view.
And no worries -- hidings will only affect Frontitude, while the mockup in the design tool will remain untouched.
Now you can create folders in the workspace page to better organize your projects!
Use the New folder button to create a new folder, then drag and drop your existing projects inside the folder. To move the project out of the folder, open the projects card's option menu, and click Move to root.
We've also added an option to rename projects, finally! You can rename folders too, of course.
We are happy to release the new tag management section, which allows you to easily sort our your tags!
In this new section, you can create new tags, rename and delete existing ones. You can also see the texts that use each one of them by simply clicking on the number next to it.
Next, we plan to let you order them and create tag groups, to take your tag organization to the next level.
Open it here to get your tags in order!
When you sync your designs with the latest copy, filtering copy changes by status can be quite useful.
For example, if you're a designer who wants to handoff your mockups to developers, you'd like to sync only the final copy. Another case is that as part of a design review process, you'd like to ensure that copy fits the design, therefore syncing only copy in review status.
To enable this filter, just click on the settings icon next to the Pull changes button at the bottom of the plugin, and choose what workflow status you wish to filter as part of the sync.
We’re excited to announce that Frontitude for Sketch is out! 🥳 From today, you can sync your Sketch files with the latest copy and collaborate on it with your team -- no copy and paste involved!
The integration completes Sketch by giving you a single source for your UX copy and helps you to ensure a consistent voice throughout your product with advanced search, tagging, text-first collaboration, version control, and more.
Learn more about the new integration.
A major part of writing great UX copy is receiving feedback and discussing it with teammates.
For this reason we created the Project Discussion Feed, which is the place where all project discussions are unified into a single feed.
This way you can keep track of feedback without wasting your time navigating between frames and pages.
Learn more about how to use it in this tutorial.
We're happy to introduce the new Search tab! 🎉
This is the place where you can search, filter, and organize your UX copy, across all of your projects. This is super useful for keeping your product language consistent.
Learn more about what you can do with it in this tutorial.
And this is just the beginning. Soon, the Search tab will integrate with the upcoming Copy Components, to allow reuse of copy in all of your projects. Stay tuned!
When pulling updates back to the design tool, sometimes you just want to update a specific text element or screen, and not the entire file.
The pull mechanism is now modified to detect selection of any kind, whether it's a single text element, group, or entire screen (a frame or an art board, depending on your design tool).
This way, you can pull change only for any selection, or select nothing to pull changes for the entire design file.
In the past few weeks we've been asked a lot to support sign in to Frontitude using a Microsoft account -- Now it's available! From today, you can use either a Google or Microsoft account to sign in to Frontitude, on all of our clients (Figma, Adobe XD, web)! 🎉
We’re excited to introduce Discussions! 🥳
Discussions are a better way to handle feedback around copy changes in your team, available both from the web app and the Figma plugin. Just click the Reply button at the bottom of any revision or comment to start a discussion, then hit Resolve when you’re done. It’s that easy!
(Discussions also support @mentions, to notify project collaborators on a new comment over email)
We’re excited to announce that Frontitude for Adobe XD is out! 🥳 From today, you can sync your XD mockups with the latest copy and collaborate on it with your team -- no copy and paste involved!
The integration completes Adobe XD by giving you a clear overview of your UX copy and helps you to ensure a consistent voice throughout your product with advanced search, tagging, text-first collaboration, version control, and more.
Frontitude now flags pulled changes that break the design both in the Figma and Adobe XD plugins. Designers can quickly see which texts cause issues (for example, overlapping other elements, or text goes out of bounds), easing their review process.
You can now mention collaborators in comments and change notes, to ask specific questions or leave general feedback. The tagged collaborators will automatically be notified via email.
Invite team members to collaborate on Frontitude by sending them an email invitation.
When submitting a change to copy, Frontitude now lets you automatically update all of its duplicate instances, so you wouldn't have to do it manually one by one. A duplicate instance is every text in the project which has the same value, font family, font size, and font weight as the changed text has.
Now you can export projects to a .csv file, so you can share UX copy with legal teams, translation services, or any other stakeholder. You can apply active filters, include or exclude duplicates or hidden items.
Today, we’re excited to release the first version of Frontitude's web platform, which provides a centralized workspace for teams to create and collaborate on their UX copy 🧑🏽 👩🏻 👩🏿
Right now available for Figma, soon for other design tools!
Starting today, you can add team members to collaborate on UX copy in Frontitude. All team collaborators can view and add changes, comments, and see change history for each copy.