From house cat to cheetah: Our product is now 10x faster

Guess what? Our well-fed developers have at long last completed a huge project that’s been in the works for months. We are so thrilled to announce:

dapulse is now 10x faster, smoother, and overall performs way better.

Boards are the heart of our product and something that we all use on a day-to-day basis. But over time, we’ve noticed that they weren’t quite as fast, slick, and smooth as you all deserve, especially when you’re working with boards that are big and complex.

When a product is slow, nothing else matters. That’s why we’re obsessed with what we call “boom performance”—it’s only fast if it happens in the time it takes you to say “boom.”

So we decided to embark on our largest engineering product ever and rebuild our board infrastructure from scratch with the best technology. It’s been fun, wild, and challenging, but we did it—and we think you’ll love the result. Hear what Lior Brauer, chief mastermind of the rebuild, has to say:

What does this mean for you?

1. Boards are lightning-fast and beautiful to work with.  

We preserved the product you all know and love, but replaced its engine with something way more powerful and robust. Go wild and add as many columns and rows as you want without fear that it’ll slow down your system. What’s more, dragging and dropping rows and columns is now smooth as butter. It’s like trading in your house cat for an African cheetah. Less meow, more roar. 🙂

2. There are new enhancements to improve your experience

While we were under the hood, so to speak, we decided to optimize a few things. Again, we didn’t change the product dramatically, but focused on small improvements that together, hopefully add up to a better experience. Some of these Easter eggs include:

  • New status picker. And you know what that means? More status colors coming soon! (Omg, omg, omg we know.)
  • The ability to filter by “unassigned” and “blank” status as well as by date and timeline in the advanced board filter
  • You can now resize the first name column of a pulse, making it as big or small as you want.
  • Batch actions now works for the timeline column, as well. Slow clap.
  • When you collapse a group, you can now see how many pulses there are inside.
  • There is a new “archived pulses/groups” section in the board dropdown menu. We plan to add “deleted,” as well.
  • Want to print a board? We improved the print view.

3. We’ll build and release new features even faster

This is arguably the most exciting part. With our old technology, it was becoming complex and time-consuming to develop new features. Now with our shiny new technology, we can release new things to you faster and more frequently than before.

We owe a massive thank you to our dear Beta testers, the dapulse addicts, who have given us invaluable feedback throughout this enormous project. We couldn’t have done it without you!

*We are rolling this out gradually over the next few weeks, so if nothing in your account seems different, don’t worry…you’ll be upgraded soon!*

Read more about our journey here: We’re Rebuilding Our Product from Scratch in React (and You can Try It!)

Penny for your thoughts. Leave us a comment

  • Paul Stanger

    Make it so when someone searches by their name they can sort by date. I don’t like your filter by date because I have to move it to certain dates. I’d rather sort by date and also be able to just pull up everything that is past due or due that day.

    • Laura Binder

      Hi Paul! Thanks for reading 🙂 Do you mean cross-board or within boards only? We juuuuuust released (today!) an advanced board filter that should help in terms of tracking your due dates. You can now filter dates by “this week,” “this month,” “future due dates”, and “past due dates”… and apply this filter in addition to other filters, such as a person. This is for React-built boards only, so if your system hasn’t been upgraded yet, it will soon. And we have even bigger plans on how to best track due dates across board, to be released in a month or two. So stay tuned. Hope that helps!

  • David

    Hey guys! Great work! We have been pretty happy with the product since we started about 8 months ago, our team has been growing and so has too our dapulse subscription! We are delighted that new features have come and will still be rolling up. We just have two ideas, and they are the following:

    1. Have shareable boards that can be shared with a link, with an invitation per email (and signing up) or both; we have run into the problem that some clients who are not that updated on technology don’t want the hazzle of signing up or they forget their password… it would be absolutely amazing to be able to only share them a link were they go directly to the board without registering!

    2. The other idea is adding a time slot too, additional to the dates, and adding reminder/alarm functions; we manage appointments of our employees in a board (adding all the participants as owners of a pulse), and we add the date but have to add the hour manually as text, and we have no way of adding a reminder, or add the pulse to google calendar in a precise hour; either or both functions would be great! All our team have downloaded the app, so it could also be a notification instead of an alarm. I don’t know, you guys are the geniuses! I’m sure you could find the best solution to both ideas! Thanks in advance, our experience has been great all the way. Have an awesome day!

    Greetings from Mexico!

    -David O’Farrill (O’Farrill Real Estate)

    • Laura Binder

      Thanks for the feedback, David! These are great suggestions. I’ll pass along to our R&D and Product teams. Are you part of our Facebook group dapulse Addicts? It’s a great place to communicate directly with our developers, designers, and even co-founders and tell them what you’d like to see in the future 🙂

      PS – jealous of you there in Mexico!

  • Kayla Lieblick

    We would also love to see a tab function (like in excel) so you can switch columns and type without clicking on it.

    I would also love to see a “Select all” option for the group so you can make changes to the entire thing faster and easier.

    My assistant would love the ability to drag and drop multiple pulses at the same time (instead of clicking on the button and selecting things).


    • Laura Binder

      Drag and drop of multiple pulses is in the works, if I’m not mistaken! Definitely something I personally want as well 🙂 I’ll communicate all these suggestions to our R&D and product teams. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Kayla!