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We're constantly improving Scholarly. Here are the latest updates.

June th, 2024

Updates

  • Brand new guide on how to export flashcards to anki. Check it out.

June 10th, 2024

new flashcard image upload

Enhanced Flashcard Image Upload!

We're thrilled to announce the launch of our revamped image upload feature for flashcards, making it quicker and more intuitive than ever to add visuals to your study materials.

Whether you're uploading a photo directly, searching the web, or generating a custom image, our new tools are designed to enhance your learning experience by integrating seamlessly into your flashcard creation process.

Key Updates Include:

  • Content Library Access: Easily browse and select images previously uploaded across Scholarly.
  • Google Search Integration: Find the perfect image via Google without leaving your flashcard setup.
  • Generate Image: Use the latest Dalle*3 technology to create custom images in styles including Realistic, Cartoon, and Sketch.

To learn more about how to use these new features, check out our detailed guide and the full blog post.

We hope you enjoy this update and find it helpful in creating engaging and effective flashcards. Happy studying!

Updates

  • Resolved a bug where you could still drag items onto the pages even if another modal was on top.
  • Resolved problems with flashcard image upload.
  • Resolved some more problems with inputs not having the correct styling.
  • Quizlet import now automatically generates a title once you import a deck.
  • Now when uploading an image to a flashcard, it will store the image as a component inside your component library. It'll be useful for future updates, especially with our focus on AI solutions.
  • You can now directly paste images onto the flashcard input, so you don't have to click upload when you want to add an image.
  • Fixed a bug where right clicking certain text would show the component context menu rather than the native browser spell check systems.
  • Design updates to blog posts.

June 8th, 2024

Updates

  • Improvements to how dropdowns & modals work. They now respect order when closing using the ESC key or clicking outside the dropdown/modal. So, we can now layer dropdowns & modals on top of each other, and you won't have to worry about an Escape closing all of them.

June 7th, 2024

Updates

  • Resolved a bug where clicking the upload image button multiple times would not work.
  • Redesigned the upload image button, they're no longer small icons but rather big buttons that appear when you hover over the text area.

June 6th, 2024

Updates

  • We now support importing quizlet files.

June 5th, 2024

Updates

  • Resolved problems with selecting text sometimes not working for empty lines.
  • Reimplemented the automatic text component creation when you click the bottomn of the page.
  • Slowed down background component fetching.
  • Fixed component drag & drop not working for the last element position.
  • Improved performance for text completion, it should be a bit faster now.

June 4th, 2024

Updates

  • Feedback email has been changed to only send after 14 hours, rather than 12 hours.
  • Resolved a pesky bug where clicking pages on the sidebar would cause the page move system rather than going to the page.
  • Fixed a problem w/ help page titles not being shown correctly.
  • Design updates to text headers & scrollbar.
  • Fixed a problem with PDF rendering not working correctly for the mini view.

June 3rd, 2024

Updates

  • We now send an email after 12 hours of registration in order to collect your feedback.
  • Fixed a design problem with shared pages.
  • Updated the text bubble editor, so you have to click the highlight & text transform buttons rather than just hovering over them. I felt this was necessary as it was too easy to accidentally hover over them.
  • Fixed design problems with text area.

June 2nd, 2024

Updates

  • Fixed a design problem with shared pages.
  • Performance improvements for text rendering.

June 1st, 2024

Updates

  • Resolved a bug where we'd sometimes show empty text completion options.
  • Fixed the top toolbar not working correctly, it would previously not
  • Added support for inline code! So you can tag code inside your text components, making it much easier to write code snippets.
  • Replaced the icons for the text bubble menus to be the same as the toolbar.
  • Fixed a bug where the create flashcards from pdf help page had the same title as AI text completion.
  • Updated the welcome email to be better designed, and also include the help pages rather than YT, Discord & Reddit.

May 31st, 2024

Introducing Schools!

We are excited to announce the launch of our new feature: Schools!

Currently in its beta phase, this feature is designed to enhance your learning experience by allowing you to connect with your university. In the future, we plan to expand this to include schools, colleges, and high schools.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Onboarding Made Easy: During the onboarding process, you'll be prompted to select your university. Don't worry, you can change it anytime from your settings.
  • No Email Confirmation Required: We believe in trust. There's no need to confirm your email to join your school.
  • Join Anytime: You can also join a school from the settings page at your convenience.

We hope this new feature helps you in your academic journey. Happy learning!

Updates

  • Flashcards editor has been simplified when there's no cards.
  • Creating a new card will now focus on the card rather than you having to manually click on it.
  • Hitting backspace on flashcard answer card will now focus on the question rather than deleting the card.
  • Fixed a bug where the flashcard editor was still active for shared pages. (It's just a visual bug, you couldn't actually edit the flashcards.)
  • Fixed a bug where the image resize system wasn't working.
  • Improved image options.
  • Fixed a bug with logout.
  • Our goal with Scholarly is for you to see absolutely 0 loading screens, so, we now fetch all the page information in the background. This is in addition to the 5 preloaded page info that we cache for you.
  • Resolved a bug with moving components, the dropdown would open when you were trying to move a component.
  • The total area for dragging items within page is now the entire page rather than just the components area. This includes the area containing the page title & emoji.
  • You can now begin dragging from the page toolbar.
  • Removed the fade in of items for the user settings modal.
  • Resolved a bug where typing 'ESC' in modals & dropdowns would cause the modal/dropdown to close even if you were focused on an input.
  • Remove unfinished items in the user settings modal.

May 30th, 2024

Updates

  • Scholarly Assistant now knows more about itself and will provide you with links to our help pages.
  • Scholarly now no longer has any loading screen when loading into the Home page and your most recent pages. Previously, we would fetch your most recent page data after the page loaded, but now we do it before, and it's much faster. It feels so smooth, you'll love it.
  • Fixed a bug where logout would save some of your previous state.
  • Fixed a few bugs involving text & icons.
  • Fixed a bug where adding a flashcard or PDF as a pin didn't work.
  • Added a pin button to flashcard study mode.
  • Made links easier to see, their colors have changed.
  • Updated the home page recents section so it no longer has broken images for pages, and now it has much better & cleaner design so that you can easily see your most recent pages, PDFs, flashcards & images.
  • Made it easier to select items inside home page.
  • We now prefetch your conversation history when you load a conversation, so you can easily view previous conversations without any loading.
  • We have upped the embeddings limit for PDFs from 50 pages to 200 pages.
  • AI Auto Complete now tries to suggest the context exactly if you're trying to copy from it.

May 29th, 2024

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Introducing Links

We're excited to announce that Scholarly now supports links. You can now link pages, PDFs, and flashcards to your notes, so you can easily reference them in your conversations.

Adding a new link is super simple, just highlight some text and click the link icon. Once you're there, you can search for a page or flashcard deck to link. Or you can just type in a URL, and Scholarly will automatically convert it into a link.

You can easily edit URLs, simply just hover over them and click the edit icon.

Updates

  • Simplified the design for study mode when selecting answers.
  • Improved highlight colors (again).
  • Modified how highlighting multiple text works.
  • Unordered lists now act as ordered list and carry over their highlight colors.
  • Design improvements to the divider component.
  • Our markdown parser now supports dividers, so if you paste or import a markdown file with dividers, they will be correctly parsed.
  • Resolved a major bug where pasting text would produce weird results when pasting on an empty line.
  • Resolved a bug in which you could accept auto complete suggestions from anywhere in the line, rather than at the end.
  • Improved how inputs work, they're now much easier to select.
  • Fixed a major bug with text where focusing on text & pressing backspace would cause the whole line to be deleted.
  • Fixed a bug where deleted components would still be caught by our embeddings system causing problems with AI & Autocomplete.
  • Fixed toggling favorite not working via the right click menu for pages.
  • Resolved some problems with the text placeholder not being lined up correctly.

May 25th, 2024

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Introducing Scheduler

Scheduler is our latest feature that automatically schedules the best time to review your flashcards based on your performance. We're excited to bring this feature to you, and we hope it helps you study more efficiently.

Users will now be shown a fixed number of flashcards per day, and the scheduler will automatically adjust the number of flashcards based on your performance.

We don't allow you to adjust the number of cards, as that's determined by the scheduler, however, you can always just study at your own pace.

Updates

  • Fixed linking components not working.
  • Fixed a few other click problems.
  • Resolved design problems with images inside Scholarly Assistant & now you can focus on images by clicking them.

May 24th, 2024

Updates

  • Selecting a text component will focus at the end of the text, rather than at arbitrary positions.
  • Images are no longer too big in Scholarly Assistant.
  • Linked images are now displayed as images for Scholarly Assistant's chatbox.

May 23rd, 2024

Updates

  • We have implemented ordered lists! We hope this will make it easier to write notes.
  • Fixed a bug where markdown parser wouldn't correctly parse checkboxes.
  • We now support ordered lists in Scholarly Assistant.
  • Scholarly is now faster! Clicking buttons feels so much faster now.

May 22nd, 2024

Updates

  • You can now upload text files directly by pasting them into the Scholarly Assistant chat.
  • You can now directly paste in images & PDFs onto the Scholarly Assistant chat, it's much easier than clicking the upload button.

May 21st, 2024

Updates

  • We've completely overhauled the help pages to be much cleaner, and easier to navigate. There is now general help page that lists all the help articles we have written.
  • Updated the design of Scholarly's Blog, it's now much cleaner.
  • Updated the PDF to Flashcards tutorial & implemented it as a guide.
  • Fixed a problem with markdown import & pasting markdown text where the text inside the markdown styling would get cut off, or just appear in the wrong order.
  • Markdown improvements for auto complete.

May 20th, 2024

Updates

  • Fixed a bug where text files wouldn't work correctly.
  • Made the sidebar work better for smaller screens.
  • AI Autocomplete is now a bit faster, around half a second faster.

May 19th, 2024

Scholarly Assistant now supports images

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We're excited to announce that Scholarly Assistant now supports images. You can now upload images to Scholarly Assistant, and it will automatically understand them.

Just like PDFs, you can link images to Scholarly Assistant, so you can easily reference them in your conversations. Uploaded images will be stored inside your Scholarly Account, and you can always reference them later.

Updates

  • Fixed link page & component not saving after a refresh.
  • Linking large amounts of components, & pages are now much faster, it is now is up to 5x faster.
  • Resolved a bug where newly uploaded/created PDFs, Images & Flashcards wouldn't appear inside home or in the assistants linking system.
  • We now only show the context button if the message used any external context.
  • We now trim text files to a maximum of 6,000 words just to make sure that Scholarly Assistant works correctly.
  • PDF to Flashcards will now be much better & keep true to the original intent.
  • Greatly improved PDF to Flashcards, it was previously chunking text really poorly, now it is much better.

May 17th, 2024

Updates

  • Folders are now a thing, sort of. Files uploaded to a conversation will be added to a folder that's assigned to the conversation **only** if it was newly uploaded. This might be a bit confusing but don't worry, it'll be extremely simple to use.
  • We now automatically convert large chunks of pasted text into a separate file in Scholarly Assistant so you can manage your messages better.
  • Fixed insert component dropdown clicking not working.
  • Fixed a bug where linking components & pages sometimes wouldn't truly link until a few seconds. We now ensure that components & pages are fully linked before processing the message.

May 16th, 2024

Updates

  • Text Completion is now much faster when your page only consists of text / flashcards.
  • Text Completion now uses GPT-4o by default (We're still experimenting with this so we might revert it back to GPT-3.5).
  • You can now drag pages from the pages container to the pinned container and it will automatically pin the page.

May 16th, 2024

Updates

  • Improved the design for linked pages & files.
  • Added an onboarding selection for how you found Scholarly.
  • Fixed the onboarding back button not working.

May 15th, 2024

Updates

  • Improved the design for YT search inside Scholarly Assistant.
  • Improved Scholarly Assistant's responses inside the assistants.
  • Fixed a bug with page title generator where pressing tab would always generate a title, rather than only when it's blank.
  • We now show a confirm popup when you try to delete a flashcard image.
  • Linked files & components & files are now inlined with the message, it should reduce the clutter from conversations.
  • Fixed a bug where certain code blocks would cause the AI to stop working.
  • Fixed a bug where lists wouldn't render correctly in Scholarly Assistant.

May 14th, 2024

Updates

  • Upped the limit for max messages, it was previously 15, now it's 50. (We'll increase this later once we're sure it's stable.)
  • Improvements to inline linking, it's now much easier to link pages, and PDFs.

May 13th, 2024

Brand new Assistants Page

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Introducing the brand new Assistant page. With the rise of ChatGPT, it's become clear that people sometimes just want to talk to an AI, without any context. The Assistant's page is exactly that, but with all the best features of Scholarly.

You can link PDFs, Pages, and soon flashcard decks, so you can easily reference them in your conversations. This will be an absolutely amazing feature for students who want to quickly reference their notes.

Updates

  • We now support the latest GPT-4o model from OpenAI. All conversations are now in GPT-4o even if you're a free user. All previous GPT-4 implementations have been moved to GPT-4o.
  • Sidebar now opens & closes much faster, it would sometimes stutter before when opening.
  • Hitting backspace on an equation component will now convert it into normal text.
  • Resolved a bug where newly created flashcards would always be minimized.

May 12th, 2024

Link Pages to Scholarly Assistant

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You can now link pages to Scholarly Assistant, so you can easily reference them in your conversations. It's actually extremely easy, just press '@' and start typing the page's name.

Just like PDFs, linking pages works for every conversation, so even if you're studying a flashcard deck, you can just link a page and Scholarly Assistant will understand.

You can also link a page by clicking the upload icon next to the input, and selecting the page you want to link. (We know about Page thumbnails not generating, we're working on a fix.)

Updates

  • Updated the landing page.
  • Fixed a bug where page large selection wasn't working.
  • Removed "Edited 'time ago'" from the top of the page, it was unnecessary. We don't want to clutter the page with unnecessary information.
  • Added a button for text completion information inside a page's toolbar.
  • Disabled the creation of memory, it's quite buggy at the moment and we're working on a fix.
  • Fixed linking PDFs through the upload button not working.

May 11th, 2024

Updates

  • Resolved a design problem where the remove button for flashcard images wouldn't show up.
  • Minor changes to the design of the sidebar.
  • Removed the share facebook button from blog posts, it was redirecting to LinkedIn.
  • Added another help page, the goal is to have a lot of help pages so you can easily find what you're looking for.
  • Greatly improved the upgrade plan modal, it's now much easier to compare plans and see monthly/yearly pricing.
  • Plus plan now has unlimited text completions, even free does (for now) however, we'll begin restricting free plan eventually.
  • Scholarly Assistant's chat box will now automatically expand if you type a long message, so you can see the entire message.
  • Scholarly Assistant chat is now a little bit bigger.
  • Pages grow/shrink dynamically based on whether you have the sidebar, or Scholarly Assistant open or not. It currently feels extremely cluttered when you have both the sidebar & Scholarly Assistant open.
  • Minor performance improvements for Scholarly Assistant, it should be a bit faster now.
  • Scholarly Assistant is now much better at understanding a page's content if your message does not include any context. So, "Explain this page" will now actually explain the page rather than saying there's not enough context.
  • Improved the response formats for Scholarly Assistant.

May 10th, 2024

Updates

  • Improvements to templates; there won'y be an empty text above the templates anymore.
  • Added a new Scholarly Help for sharing pages, as it might be confusing why there are trending pages.
  • Text Completion is now FULLY context aware! Previously, it would only look at the nearby text, now it looks at the entire page. This is only possible due to the great work we've put in to make our entire AI pipeline faster & more efficient. However, text completion will be around 300-400ms slower as we have to query a lot more data.
  • We will now automatically set your AI model to GPT4 if you have a premium plan. Previously, you'd have to pick, which was just absolutely terrible.
  • Fixed trending pages not updating, it's supposed to update every day but it wasn't.
  • Trending pages now ignores pages that have empty titles.
  • Trending pages now has a lienar decacy for older pages, so although we favor new pages, it won't be as drastic as before.
  • Updated onboarding so all the buttons fit on the screen for smaller screens & removed optional join discord. We're going to slowly phase out the discord as it's not very active.

May 9th, 2024

Updates

  • Generally improved text completion for styled text; we don't consider the styling, which has greatly improved Scholarly Assistant's understanding of the text.

May 7th, 2024

Updates

  • Resolved a bug where text completion would sometimes result in an empty string, we now generate 2, and choose the best one.
  • Resolve a problem with AI Autocomplete especially when you work with styled text.
  • Text completion now tries to show the text with the least amount of new lines, as new lines aren't perfected just yet.
  • Text completion now respects the amount of indents in your current line, so it will try to match the current line.
  • Text completion now only looks at the cloests text / other component near your cursor, so it will be much faster. Eventually, our goal is to integrate our retrival system so your entire page is considered, not the nearby components.
  • We've removed the markdown capability for text completion, as it was causing more problems than it was solving.

May 6th, 2024

Updates

  • Improved the design of the blog, it's more concise, and contains less clutter.
  • Blog posts are now smaller, and easier to read.
  • Clicking home recent items will no longer cause a full refresh, it will redirect you correctly, and faster.
  • Page last update now updates correctly when you update a page.
  • Blog now shows 12 posts without show more.
  • Going to scholarly.so will now redirect to your last page, or home. This was previously not working correctly and would always redirect to home.
  • Fixed a bug where we would prefetch older pages rather than most current pages. You will see less loading screens for your most used pages now.
  • Updated the design for sub pages links, the previous design was quite old and hadn't been updated to fit Scholarly's new design.
  • Improved visual quality of auto completion, we hope it's easier to use now.
  • Auto complete is now much faster as we only produce 1 result.
  • We now only show 1 auto complete suggestion, obviously this will change in the future once more people start using it.
  • Resolved a bug where minimizing notes wouldn't work.
  • Minimizing/Showing flashcards & long chains of notes is now MUCH MUCH faster, there's literally no delay.
  • Updated the share page dropdown to be a bit smaller.
  • Removed the animation for modals, it was unnecessarily slow.
  • Minimizing a flashcard deck will now save it, previously it would only save for the session.
  • Updated text components, it should be more pleasant to use now.
  • Trending pages inside /home will no longer show pages archived by the author.
  • Trending will now favor newly created pages, so you always see the most recent content.

May 6th, 2024

Updates

  • Rolled back the removal of title generation button.

May 4th, 2024

Updates

  • Resolved an issue where auto complete would sometimes regurgitate the context from the page, this was most prominent when writing notes.
  • Auto complete is now much faster, we're still hoping to have it at under 300ms in the future.
  • Resolved a problem where flashcard generation would create less cards than normal, it was due to an experimental feature that we've now disabled.
  • Fixed a bug where messages were duplicating if you opened Scholarly Chat multiple times, opps!

May 3rd, 2024

Updates

  • Text completion now follows your style, so it will match the text you've written.
  • Archived pages now sort based on last opened.
  • Text completion now tries to generate less text. Our goal is to have Scholarly help you write, not write for you.
  • Text completion is now formatted better, so if you're writing, it will be better at adding spaces, tabs, etc.
  • Text completion handles notes & lists better now.
  • Text completion is now faster under certain circumstances.
  • Scholarly Assistant current conversation is now saved on your browser, so you can easily continue your conversation.
  • We now allow up to 25mb in file uploads, both PDF & images.
  • Removed the page title generator button, use TAB.
  • Fixed a bug where shared pages wouldn't show Scholarly Insights & similar pages section.
  • We fixed a bug with flashcard generator where sometimes decks would be limited to just 20 cards.

May 2nd, 2024

Text Completion Beta

We're adding back text completion, now with much better performance, and accuracy. Obviously, this feature is still quite experimental, so it may not work perfectly. We're just testing it out to see if it's a feature that you would like.

Updates

  • Pasting text now supports indents & text subtypes of the pasted content is markdown.

April 30th, 2024

Updates

  • Fixed a bug with login & other routes not handling errors gracefully.
  • Fixed a bug with pdf page around scrolling to pages that haven't rendered yet, it will now scroll to the last rendered canvas.
  • Fixed a bu with flashcards full screen mode settings not working for newly created users.
  • Fixed a bug with Anki export that wouldn't work with flashcards w/o a title.
  • Resolved some problems with error messages not showing up correctly in certain pages.
  • Error messages have an updated design now.
  • Error messages now correctly position themselves at the top of the page.
  • Scholarly Assistant button is now a different color.

April 26th, 2024

Updates

  • Flashcards modifications now save under our new pipeline, so we can now anticipate for any problems on our backend, and still continue to save your changes until the problem is resolved.

April 25th, 2024

Updates

  • Implemented a regenerate function for study mode, where if a question is incorrect, it will regenerate a new question. We will use a better model for the question regeneration.
  • Experimental trending pages has been added to the home page, so you can see what's trending among students.
  • Page descriptions will be around 100 characters now, instead of 160. (There will be some outliers as AI is not perfect yet.)
  • Fixed a bug where shared pages wouldn't show Scholarly Insights under certain circumstances.
  • Resolved a bug with study mode & flashcard full screen where alerts weren't being shown.
  • Home recent pages will have smaller thumbnails now.
  • Moved the home content type filter to be a dropdown, it was simply cleaner this way.
  • Redesigned home page buttons, they're smaller & more concise.

April 23rd, 2024

Updates

  • Improvements to Shared Page.
  • Resolved a bug where shared pages sometimes showed private pages (just their titles).
  • Updates to the design for study mode dark mode.
  • Simplified templates.
  • Flashcards can now have an empty title.
  • Improved caching for PDFs, so we won't have to fetch a PDF multiple times.
  • Resolved a few bugs with shared pages, they should also load a bit faster.
  • Resolved bugs where shared page categories wouldn't generate correctly.

April 18th, 2024

Updates

  • Fixed a bug with study mode.
  • Fixed a bug with selecting text being extremely difficult under certain circumstances.

April 18th, 2024

Updates

  • Flashcard title creator performs much better now, it will generate much more relevant titles.

April 18th, 2024

Updates

  • Community now links to a share page rather than a popup, we will reinvestigate this in the future.

April 17th, 2024

Updates

  • Simplified flashcard's component design inside a page. More simplificiation will come soon.
  • Editing a flashcard's title is now much easier, and we have moved the AI tool to work by pressing "Tab" inside the title.
  • Scholarly Assistant's sidebar will now stay a constant width across all modes, even if you have the left sidebar disabled.
  • Scholarly Assistant's text size has been reduced, so it's much easier to read.
  • A page's margin will now decrease if Scholarly Assistant is open, so you can see more content.
  • You can no longer duplicate images & flashcard components as they're a bit complex and we weren't duplicating them correctly before.
  • Simplified the Scholarly Assistant context box, it's now a simple button that's part of the other message actions.

April 16th, 2024

Redesigned Share/Public Pages

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Shared pages are finally getting the attention they deserve. We've redesigned the shared page to be much more appealing and easier to use.

The new redesign is more intuine with our regular page design, so it feels much more like Scholarly than a separate feature.

Here's what's new:

  • Introducing brand new Scholarly Insights. This new feature automatically creates tags and ai descriptions for a page, so you can easily understand what the page is about.
  • Redesigned Similar Pages. You can now easily see similar pages without any of the clutter of the previous design. The new design also displays their views, and duplication counts, as well as the new AI Descriptions so you can easily understand what the page is about.
  • Improvements to Relationship Categories. We've updated the pipeline used to generate relationship categories, so they are now much more accurate.

Updates

  • Improved the design for PDF flashcard creator & a few other components.
  • Math components no longer have any background or special styling, they are now just text.
  • Improved equation component editing experience.
  • Fixed a bug where you couldn't duplicate pages with divider component.

April 15th, 2024

Simplified PDFs inside pages

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We've simplified the way PDFs are displayed inside pages. Now you will always see the pdf, however, we've hidden the many PDF options to only show if you hover over the PDF. The PDF name has also been removed from the top of the PDF, as it was unnecessary.

We will simplify flashcards inside pages in a similar way soon.

Updates

  • Improved landing page design for smaller screens, so it's much more responsive.
  • Reduced some of the clutter from the dashboard.
  • Fixed code block dropdowns being much lower than they should be.
  • Fixed a bug where selecting an entire line of text with the selection ending at the end of the text not working.
  • Fixed a bug where the text popup would appear & dissapear very slowly, almost as if it was lagging.
  • Fixed a bug preventing key bindings to work correctly on text components.
  • Moved create page to be above pinned content.
  • Pinned content & pages container will now gracefully overflow with scroll when you have a lot of content.
  • We will no longer allow show the AI Title generation feature if the page has 0 components.
  • You can now generate page titles by hitting 'Tab', quite easy and convenient.

April 14th, 2024

Updated Landing Page & other pages

The landing page & other public pages are now much simpler as we've removed a lot of the clutter. Feature pages have also been removed, as they were not very useful.

Updates

  • Performance improvements to Scholarly Assistant, so you will see your messages appear much faster in the chat, as previously we would wait for a new conversation to be generated before showing your message.
  • Greatly optimized syncing data to the backend, it's now 2x faster than before. Your changes will be saved much faster than before.
  • Removed the smart mode for Scholarly Assistant/Sidebar open, it was just not good.
  • Modified the design of the sidebar a bit, we're still working hard to clean it up.
  • Reduced the time taken for onboarding to complete, it will now take under 1 second (it used to take up to 5 seconds).
  • Modified the first page new users see with more up-to-date information.
  • Page thumbnails will now be regenerated, as they were previously not being regenerated.

April 13th, 2024

(Beta) Introducing Conversation Memory!

We're excited to announce a new feature that will make your conversations with Scholarly Assistant even more productive. Conversation Memory allows Scholarly Assistant to remember the context of your conversations, so it can provide more relevant information based on your previous interactions.

You can easily have it remember information about you simply by asking it to "remember" something. It will then remember that information for the rest of the conversation, as well as all future conversations.

Memory allows you to tailor Scholarly Assistant to your needs, so you can get the most out of your conversations.

Updates

  • Scholarly Assistant now knows more about you, so it reply with more contextually relevant information.
  • Resolved a bug where PDF to Flashcards wouldn't work for certain pdfs, mainly those without proper punctuation.

April 12th, 2024

Updates

  • Disabled conversation suggestions, it was just terrible. We will re-release it once it's much better.

April 12th, 2024

Updates

  • Major improvements to PDF chunking algorithm, so chat with PDF is now much better.
  • You can now upload PDFs directly onto the PDF Flashcard Creator, so you can easily create flashcards from PDFs.
  • Fixed a bug with deleting account not working.

April 9th, 2024

Updates

  • Major improvements to Scholarly Assistant's context understanding, so it now fetches context much better based on the conversation type, the change is especially obvious when in page chat & pdf chat.
  • Major improvements to title generate, before it would return weird, long titles without any sort of meaning. It is now MUCH MUCH better, seriously, I cannot overstate how much better it is.
  • Major improvements to Study Mode short answer feedback. Scholarly Assistant now incorporates the correct answer into the feedback, so you can better understand your mistakes.
  • Improved the loading state for Study mode options that involve Scholarly Assistant.
  • Clicking towards the start of a text component will now focus you at the start of the text, rather than the end. We hope this makes editing text components easier.
  • Cleaned up the design of the flashcards editor & merged all the buttons into a single dropdown.

April 8th, 2024

Updates

  • Highlight colors now apply to the whole notes section rather than just a single line.
  • Headings are now much smaller, so they fit the overall design better.

April 7th, 2024

Updates

  • Improved the pdf search for pdf -> flashcard creator, so it's much faster & more accurate.
  • Decreased the font size for text, so you can fit more content on the screen.
  • Removed the labels for code blocks, they were unnecessary and made the code block look cluttered.
  • Made some improvements to text components so they feel more natural, and are easier to use.
  • Deleting indents on text will now focus you on the start of the line, rather than the end.
  • Resolved major bugs with notes, that would cause notes to disappear sometimes, due to a visibility bug with the notes.
  • Changed the font size for page titles, it's much smaller and looks better.

April 6th, 2024

Updates

  • We now ommit older messages from the Scholarly Assistants's response once the message count has reached 15, this ensures there won't be an error for when we reach the limit of the AI model.
  • Added a warning for conversations longer than 15 messages, this is to ensure the AI model doesn't fail.
  • Sending messages feels a lot faster now, as we now immediately show the message you sent.

April 5th, 2024

Updates

  • Clicking the space between two components will now allow you to create a text component right there. (A pretty obvious feature that was missing)
  • You can now play audio for your short response feedbacks in study mode.
  • Fixed a bug with Study Mode where it wouldn't show short response questions.
  • Short answer responses are now much better & more accurate as we're using GPT 4.0, rather than GPT 3.5.
  • Short answer responses are now streamed.
  • Short answer responses are no longer restrictive to specific categories, but rather they are tuned to your understanding of the content.
  • Updated insert dropdown to include h1, h2, & h3 as search results.
  • Divider component is now slightly bigger & slightly darker.
  • Disabled Use Ai feature from text highlight menu, it's simply not working so we're removing it for now.

April 4th, 2024

Updates

  • Code block's text size is now the same as normal text.
  • You can no longer use the code block dropdown when viewing a page in shared mode.
  • Resolved a bug where shared pages wouldn't correctly display their text until the page fully loaded.
  • Modified the design of study mode. We now show the total number of questions & the current index (although, do note that questions are generated as you progress through the deck).
  • Moved switching the question type from the bottom to a dropdown on the top.

April 3rd, 2024

@ to link components

Press '@' to link PDFs in conversations

You can now link PDFs in conversations by pressing '@' and selecting the PDF you want to link. This makes it much easier to reference PDFs in conversations.

It works just like inserting components via '/', but, now it's just for PDFs.

Updates

  • TTS is now much faster than before, it would sometimes take up to 5 seconds to generate the audio, now it takes under 1 second.
  • Resolved many dark mode design problems inside flashcard study mode.
  • Opening archived pages will focus on the search bar, so you can easily search for archived pages.
  • Almost all search related inputs have been updated to be much faster and much more accurate, rather than just comparing simple strings.
  • Major performance improvements over all the frontend, so it should be much faster than before.

April 2nd, 2024

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Enhanced PDF Upload Feature

We are excited to announce that you can now upload PDF files directly into conversations! This new feature supports both existing and newly created PDFs, allowing you to seamlessly integrate your documents into our platform.

Once uploaded, your PDFs will be stored in your account, ensuring easy and continuous access from the Home section. This means you can always revisit your documents whenever needed.

Engage with your PDFs during conversations or while navigating other pages. This interactive feature enables you to ask questions and seek clarifications directly related to the content of your PDFs.

We are continuously improving our AI pipeline to enhance PDF compatibility. If you encounter issues with older PDFs, we recommend re-uploading them to ensure optimal performance and access.

Embrace the convenience of integrating PDFs into your discussions and enjoy a more streamlined and interactive experience.

Updates

  • We're now using a different model for text to speech, so it should sound much better.
  • TTS should now be faster under certain circumstances.
  • Added a terms of service.
  • Resolved a bug where first time study mode would not work correctly until you refreshed.

April 1st, 2024

Updates

  • Resolved a bug where certain files would not upload correctly for conversations.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes sending messages to Scholarly Assistant wouldn't work.
  • Fixed a bug where uploaded PDFs wouldn't work with Scholarly Assistant if they were uploaded without a page.
  • We now allow you to disable/enable message suggestions inside the conversation settings.

March 31st, 2024

Updates

  • Resolved a bug that would cause pages to never regenerate their thumbnails/pictures. (It will regenerates after 1 week)
  • We will now redirect www.scholarly.so to scholarly.so

March 29th, 2024

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Archived Pages Button

We have added an archived pages button, so you can easily access your archived pages. It was previously a feature which we removed alongside a redesign of the home page, however, now that the home page has gotten another redesign, we have added it back.

You can quickly search for archived pages, and unarchive them with a single click.

Performance Updates

  • Editing a component will now save 100% faster than before, it would previously take up to 3 seconds, now it takes under 1.5 second. This is more obvious when creating multiple lines of text, as previously it would scale linearly with the amount of components, now it's constant.
  • Deleting many or one component is now 150% faster, it would sometimes take up to 5 seconds to delete many components, now it takes under 1.5 seconds.
  • Duplicating pages is now much faster, it would sometimes take up to 10 seconds to duplicate a page, now it takes under 2 seconds.

Updates

  • We will now only show the first 5 categories inside shared pages, the rest will be hidden.
  • Fixed a bug where deleting many components would sometimes fail.
  • Resolved a bug where creating many components at once would sometimes fail.
  • Fixed a bug where the toolbar's undo & redo hovers text would show undo for redo & redo for undo.
  • Resolved a bug where newly uploaded PDFs wouldn't get correctly processed with our AI pipeline.
  • Updated the study mode UI to better fit flashcard full screen mode & other design improvements.

March 25th -> 28th, 2024

Updates

  • Your name & page titles will now be shortened inside the sidebar if it's too long.
  • Resolved a bug where opening pages wouldn't mark it as opened inside home for recents.
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause duplicate requests to persist for quite a long time.
  • Resolved a few other issues around generating text relationships of shared pages.
  • Fixed a bug with page thumbnails where sometimes the thumbnail wouldn't generate for older pages.
  • Our model will no longer suggest pluto for conversation suggestions.
  • Hide pin buttons for flashcards & pdfs for shared pages.
  • We now limit 3 suggestions max for conversation suggestions. (Any more would cause problems on smaller screens)
  • Fixed a bug with Study Mode where smaller screens would have the short response be clipped.
  • We now hide the "Your Answer" box for default, as it's more important to see the correct answer & feedback, you can always see it by clicking the button.
  • We have replaced some buttons with arrows as smaller screens would be extremely cluttered.
  • Fixed a bug regarding images where if you previously deleted them & then hit undo, they would still be removed after ~1 day.

March 23rd, 2024

Updates

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  • We now show similar pages are the end when you finish scroll through a public or shared page. It will automatically snap back to the bottom when you scroll up.
  • Resolved a problem that would cause the Home to not be responsive while it waits for images to load. This can take quite some time especially if the page's thumbnail has not been generated yet.
  • Resolved some bugs with images inside Home, they would sometimes clip out of the card.
  • When a title is being generated, a loading spinner will replace the sparkles icon.
  • The browser title now changes appropriately when you modify a page's title.
  • Similar pages popup wil now stay hidden by default, so you can easily see the page's content.
  • The flashcard editor 'Enter' text will no longer show for shared pages.

March 18th to March 21st, 2024

Updates

  • Fixed a bug where certain pages would show errors twice, or transitions would show the same content twice.
  • Resolved a problem where the width of the chat would scale down on study / full screen pages.
  • Reduced the amount of different colors inside Study Mode, so it's much easier to read.
  • Resolved problems with study mode design on smaller screens.
  • Fixed a bug where you could only upgrade to Plus plan and not ultimate, unless you paid twice.
  • Fixed a bug where asking for more information on study mode would result in "[Object]" numurious times.
  • Design updates to flashcard component.
  • Resolved a bug which caused large pages's title generation to not work.
  • Completely overhauled our similarity system, we now generate categories for each public page, which will ensure that similar pages are much more accurate.
  • We now display the categories associated with a page inside the shared page view.
  • Public pages will now load a bit faster, and similar pages will now load instantly, rather than taking a few seconds.
  • Fixed a bug that caused flashcard audio button to not play the correct card.

March 17th, 2024

Updates

  • Optimized file uploading, so it's much faster than before.

March 16th, 2024

Duplicate page has been added back with major bug fixes & speed improvements.

  • Resolved a bug where duplicating a page with flashcards wouldn't correctly copy the images, so the flashcards would be empty.
  • Duplicating a page is now much faster, can be up to 3x faster than before.
  • Duplicating a page now copies all components correctly, previously it would sometimes miss components.
  • We now track duplicates, similar to how we track page views so you can see how many times a page has been duplicated.
  • Duplications will be shown inside shared page view, aswell as the share dropdown.
  • Generally, components with large amounts of images & flashcards with images on each card will take much longer to duplicate. However, we're working towards ensuring duplicating is much faster for these cases.

Updates

  • Pages without title will show as Untitled for shared pages, it would previously show as empty title.
  • Home page recent items will be smaller now.
  • Got rid of public to the internet button, as setting it public really meant it was already public to the internet.
  • Removed pages making the sidebar go below the screen when you have a lot of pages.
  • Added a little display to see how many cards your deck has, this will be redesigned later down the line.
  • Resolved a bug that sometimes would cause component & pages to fail to be created due to duplicate components ids.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed you to edit the text inside shared pages, although it was only a visual on the user's screen and never actually changed anything.
  • Greatly improve backend reliability, so some requests which would previously fail or take a long time to complete will now be much faster.

March 14th, 2024

Downtime

  • There was a substantial downtime today, we're sorry for the inconvenience. We're working on making sure this doesn't happen again.
  • The downtime was caused due to us updating one of our core rollout systems, we have resolved the problem and are working on making sure this doesn't happen again.

Updates

  • You can now create flashcards from text, so you can easily turn your notes into flashcards.

March 13th, 2024

Updates

  • Improvements to shared page for smaller screens.
  • Shared pages now load faster in certain scenarious where our cache isn't up to date.
  • We're experimenting with a new way to find similar pages, so shared pages will show similar pages more often. (Hopefully)
  • Resolved a few style problems with component modification menu.
  • Added a new insert above & insert below button to the component modification menu.

March 12th, 2024

Updates

  • Greatly improved Scholarly Assistant. Context is carried over along long conversation chains, so, if you're asking for more info, our context retrieval system will understand the specific context you're asking about, even if it was many messages ago.
  • Updated the PDF viewer design to add constrast between pdf pages & the background.
  • We now only preload a maximum of around 10 pages, don't worry though, we'll still load the rest of the pages when you navigate to them.
  • Add back loading spinner for pages whos content is being loaded.

March 11th, 2024

Updates

  • We now show a suggestion prompt inside the AI Assistant when you're using GPT3.5 but have access to GPT4.
  • Resolved an issue with shared pages where they would load data multiple times.
  • Shared pages now correctly show up on search engines.
  • Fixed a bug that said we used GPT 4.5, we actually use GPT 4.0.
  • We now show similar pages for shared pages so you can easily find related content.
  • Resolved a bug that allowed you to right click shared pages components.
  • Improvements to shared page design / layout.
  • Improved error collection for shared pages.
  • Resolved other design problems with shared pages.
  • Resolved a bug that caused pdf upload to fail sometimes when the component was still being created in the backend.
  • Resolved a bug with the blog where we'd be fetching data multiple times.
  • Disabled duplicating pages, there's currently a bug with them right now.
  • We now store how many views a public page has gotten, so it's much easier to see how popular a page is.
  • We now display the total views a shared page has under the share dropdown as well as the last view date.
  • Shared pages now have some information about themselves, such as the total views, total flashcards, pdfs, etc.

March 9th, 2024

Updates

  • You can now generate a title for your page using AI!

March 6th, 2024

Home Page Updates

The home page has been updated to be much more intuitive and easier to use. Each page now has a thumbnail that shows the first few text content. This makes it much easier to find the page you're looking for.

We have added a recents section, it'll show the 3 most recent pages, and the 3 most recent flashcard decks.

We have also replaced the default view mode for your content to be table mode, as this is much easier to use, and it's much more intuitive.

We're going to integrate flashcard metrics soon, so there's going to be much more to come.

Updates

  • Resolved a bug that would cause PDF upload to fail sometimes for newly created pages.
  • Increased the chunk size for flashcard creation, it might produce less flashcards but the quality will be much better.
  • Resolved a bug that caused flashcard input to not resize correctly when the window is resized.
  • Resolved a major bug that would cause flashcards created from a PDF to not save correctly within our cache. This also resolves other cache related problems.
  • PDF to Flashcards should generate much faster now.

March 3rd, 2024

Updates

  • You can now move individual components to different pages, so you can easily organize your content.

March 1st, 2024

Updates

  • Resolved some design problems with import, and Scholarly Assistant.
  • We now let you know if a file format is unsupported for importing.
  • Resolved other design issues with flashcards & pdfs so they're better for smaller screens & are more consistent with Scholarly's design language.
  • Resolved some design issues for PDF to flashcards creator on smaller screens.
  • Improved performance for PDF to Flashcards for large PDFs, it should no longer freeze for a few seconds for large PDFs with 100+ pages.
  • Resolved some design problems with the landing page & images on smaller screens.

February 29th, 2024

Updates

  • PDF Rendering is now completely overhauled to be much faster, there's absolutely no lag at all when zooming, and performcing other actions.
  • After zooming, we will update the resolution of a PDF to be higher after around 300ms, so you can see the text much more clearly.
  • PDF Text is now fixed, it now renders correctly in correct positions so you can highlight text reliably.
  • Resolved a bug that caused certain uploaded pdfs to not work with the AI Assistant.
  • Updated divider component to be smaller.
  • Made the Scholarly Assistant width more consistent across different screen sizes.
  • Resolved a bug which caused the Scholarly Assistant to not know about your page. Our database was full.
  • We have simplified the buttons for Scholarly Assistant so it's no longer on multiple lines.
  • We have improved Scholarly Assistant, by reducing the total contexts it retrieves, aswell as improving the minimum score for a context to be considered.
  • Improved PDF Chat responses, you will now know which page the response is coming from.
  • Improved all other Assistant Chat responses.
  • PDF Chat will now know more about each page number, so if you ask it to summarize a page, it will be able to do so.
  • Major improvements to PDF rendering, it now no longer jumps when you zoom.
  • Resolved a bug with showing file types for uploaded files on Scholarly Assistant.

February 28th, 2024

Audio Now Available for AI Conversations

You can now listen to the AI Assistant's responses, so you can easily understand what it's saying. We've added a button next to the copy button to listen to the AI Assistant's response. You can also turn on automatic audio playback in the conversation settings.

Updates

  • Added an animation to display that the title for a flashcard deck is being generated.
  • The generate flashcard button will no longer show if your deck only has 0 cards.
  • Highlight colors are now more vibrant, and easier to see.
  • Pricing & Upgrade plan modal has been updated to reflect GPT 4.0 access.
  • You can now hover over context to see exactly which element on the page it's related to.
  • Resolved a bug which caused certain flashcards to not have an id associated with them, so they would not be saved properly.
  • We no longer delete study mode information for flashcards who have had changes made to them. (We might revert this in the future)
  • Resolved a bug which caused the AI Assistant to not understand flashcards.
  • Improvements to the audio cache so now it caches audios for 10 minutes, however, the audio cache will be limited to 10 at a time.
  • We can now determine a conversation title with just 2 messages from the user.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed free users to pick GPT4 as their AI model.
  • Assistant text is now a bit larger, and easier to read.

February 27th, 2024

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Import

  • You can now import Markdown & .txt files directly into Scholarly, so you can easily move your content from other platforms.
  • We're slowly integrating more import options, so you can easily move your content from other platforms.

February 26th, 2024

Updates

  • You can now edit a flashcard deck's title directly from a page, simply click the title and edit!
  • Greatly improved server performance for page creation, it's now up to 3x faster than before. This simply means that all your changes will be saved much faster.
  • Greatly improved component creation performance, it's now up to 2x faster than before.
  • Page modifications have been moved to our improved pipeline, so they will no longer fail when pages haven't been created yet.
  • Page modifications will also be much faster than before, so you can expect your changes to be saved much faster.
  • Making a page visibile will no longer update the visibility for it's children, we're slowly getting rid of page children, so this is a step in the right direction.
  • Other performance improvements.
  • Resolved a bug with the share page dropdown.
  • Fixed design issues with welcome email.
  • Allow for empty titles for flashcard decks.
  • You can now use AI to generate a flashcard title.
  • Resolved a bug in flashcards editor where sometimes stale save requests would take priority over new ones, so your data would be out of sync.

February 24th, 2024

Updates

  • Resolved a bug that would sometimes cause pages to appear to not be correct.
  • Resolved a bug that caused loading an unknown page to show an error.
  • Resolved a bug that would cause title changes to not reflect proplerly. (Another cache problem)
  • Now titles can only be up to 300 characters long.
  • Resolved an issue where pages cache would be delayed, so the changes would not be reflected immediately.
  • Resolved a bug that would cause the page title to not fully change.

February 22nd, 2024

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Conversation Settings

We've finally added conversation settings, so you can now change the AI model, and toggle certain features on or off.

You can now choose between GPT 3.5, and GPT 4.0, and you can also toggle the Youtube Search feature on or off.

GPT 4.0 is the best model out there, and it's only available for Plus & Ultimate users.

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Divider Component

A pretty simple update, but we've added a new component, the divider component. This is great for separating content, and making your pages look much more organized.

Updates

  • Modified the style of certain buttons to be more inline with our design.
  • Improved the empty state for the new flashcard editor.
  • Improvements to the design for page archive banner.
  • Resolved a bug where having large amounts of pages would cause the sidebar to not load properly.
  • Resolved a major bug where the cache would always be behind by a bit, even though internally the data was correct.
  • Updated blog posts

February 21st, 2024

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New Flashcard Editor

The old flashcard editor has been replaced with a new and improved version that's much more streamlined and easier to use.

Now, you can edit your flashcard decks directly on the page, rather than opening a seperate modal, this makes it much easier to manage your flashcards.

We've also improved each aspect of flashcard editing, including image uploads, AI generations, and so much more.

We've also switched up the AI model to be GPT4, for generating answers from questions.

Updates

  • Resolved a bug which sometimes caused deleted components to not be truly represented as deleted in the cache.
  • Resolved a bug which caused flashcards to continuously send server requests, causing a lot of lag.
  • Resolved a problem with the flashcard editor that would sometimes cause AI answers to be return with "I cannot answer that question".
  • Disabled the create flashcards from text as it's currently not working.
  • Resolved some style issues with pdf flashcard creator.

February 17th, 2024

Updates

  • Youtube search is now free for all users.
  • We've resolved a few problems with the upgrade plan modal which displayed all plans even if you already had a subscription.

February 16th, 2024

Updates

  • Added a 'Create Flashcards' button to the main PDF view.
  • Improved performance for PDFs greatly when zooming & rotating.
  • There's currently a bug where text highlighting doesn't work after you zoom in/out of a PDF, we're working on resolving it.

February 13th, 2024

Updates

  • You can now CNTR + Scroll to zoom PDFs.

February 12th, 2024

Updates

  • Fixed a bug which caused creating multiple components at once to not save properly in the cache.
  • Fixed a bug where the first time load wouldn't show
  • Implemented delete account, it's no longer required to send us an email.
  • Added a better loading spinner for assistant chat.
  • Minor design changes to conversation chat & pdfs.

February 11th, 2024

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Youtube Search directly on Scholarly Assistant Chat (Currently Plus & Ultimate Only)

We've added a new action to the AI Assistant, you can now search for youtube videos directly from the AI Assistant chat. This is great for finding educational videos, and other resources.

The youtube search works alongside our extensive context system, so you can easily find the videos you need.

This works for all languages, and it's a great way to find educational resources.

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February 10th, 2024

Updates

  • You can now change the Assistant language in the user settings modal.
  • Changing the Assistant Language in the user settings will now affect the AI Assistant, so the Assistant will now respond in the language you've selected.
  • We will no longer show the context dropdown if there was no context.

February 9th, 2024

pdf to flashcards improvement

Major Improvements to Flashcard Creator

We've overhauled the pdf to flashcards system to be much more intuitive, and allow for more customization. Now you can select the page , the flashcard deck, and the PDF before creating the flashcards. This will allow you to create flashcards much more quickly, and easily.

We allow you to create a new page, and flashcard deck aswell, so it's much more intuitive.

With this, we've unified the two seperate creators, one for existing decks, and one for new decks, which allows us to better manage the system, and make it much more intuitive.

Updates

  • Resolved a bug which would sometimes cause component creation/deletion to fail, resulting in scholarly just not saving work at all.
  • Creating a new component (not text-related) using the command will create a new text component and focus on it, so you can continue typing.
  • Changed some button designs to better fit a central theme.

February 6th, 2024

Updates

  • Resolved a bug which caused favorites to not update sometimes.
  • Resolved a bug which caused pages' last updated to not update.

February 5th, 2024

Updates

  • Updated the base perks for all plans, we now offer much more for the same price.
  • Fixed an issue where sidebar wouldn't reappear after clicking the button.
  • Updated the landing page & features page with updated images & other information.
  • Updated new Pro subscriptions pricing: Now: $8/month, and $80/year.
  • Export to Anki has been fixed, you now have to upload the .csv file to Anki, and it will work.

February 1st, 2024

Updates

  • Fixed a bug which caused the PDF Chat Assistant to not know what page the context was coming from.
  • We now show you the context behind some of the AI Assistant messages, so you can understand why it's saying what it's saying.
  • We group together PDF Pages, but, otherwise, everything else is handled separately.
  • This will be highly useful for our next feature: search capabilities!

January 31st, 2024

Updates

  • Shared pages now show all flashcard buttons.
  • Resolved a bug that allowed you to favorite shared components & pages.
  • Resolved a bug which caused PDFs to not generate a thumbnail when they're first uploaded.
  • Resolved a bug which caused users to not have their subscription be updated properly.

January 29th, 2024

Short Answer

Introducing Short Response Questions in Study Mode!

We've added a new question type to study mode, short response questions. These questions are great for testing your knowledge, and they're much more difficult than multiple choice questions.

We will also provide AI feedback for your answers, so you can learn from your mistakes. You'll get feedback even if you get the question right, so you can learn more.

Updates

  • Improved the design for Study Mode buttons.
  • You can now continue to ask questions more from the AI Assistant in study mode, we added a button called 'Explain Again'

January 28th, 2024

Updates

  • The flashcard creator now produces much better flashcards, with more context and larger amount of flashcards.
  • Flashcard creator from PDF now generates a title aswell.
  • Resolved a bug which caused newly generated flashcard components to not keep page order.

January 25th, 2024

Updates

  • We've improved chat with PDF & page greatly.
  • We now encode & 'learn' from up to 50 pages for PDFs, previously this was 10.

January 25th, 2024

Updates

  • You can now download flashcard decks as an anki file, so you can import them into anki.
  • Downloading an image will actually download the image rather than showing it in a new tab.
  • Added a way to view all the files that are linked to a flashcard deck, so you can easily view them & add more cards (in the future).

January 24th, 2024

Updates

  • Home page now displays file size for PDFs, and images.
  • Home page now displays the total flashcards inside a deck for flashcards.
  • Flashcard Study link now routers to the correct page.
  • Flashcard View page now has a button for studying the flashcards.
  • You can now skip cards inside the flashcard Study Mode.
  • You can now switch beteween mutliple choice, true false & soon short answer inside the study mode.
  • Cleaned up the flashcard editor, made it much easier to study, view, and set the display mode.
  • Clicking the flashcard inside home will now direct you to the flashcards editor.
  • Creating a new flashcard deck from the home page will now also open the flashcard editor, so it's quick an easy.

January 23rd, 2024

Updates

  • The home page now shows your recent flashcards, and pdfs, even if they belong to an archived page.
  • Favorites have been renamed to Pinned.
  • The home page now includes only recents, which has been renamed to "Content", so you can use the new design for all your content.

January 22nd, 2024

Updates

  • PDFs inside the home page will now appear with a snapshot of the first page.

January 20th, 2024

Updates

  • PDFs are now hidden by default inside the page view, you can click the show button to show them.
  • PDFs inside pages will only be rendered if they are visible, this should result in much faster page load.
  • Flashcards are now minified by default inside pages view, you can click the show button to show them.
  • Flashcard full screen & study modes have been moved to the top, and delete button has been removed.
  • You can now view at a glance how many PDFs and Flashcards your page has.

January 19th, 2024

Updates

  • Links are now highlighted in the AI Assistant chat.
  • Removed the Scholarly Assistant options from flashcard component, since both study & full screen modes have Scholarly Assistant.
  • Resolved some style problems with Scholarly Assistant in regards to code blocks.
  • Replaced the page icon inside /home to be a pencil, rather than Scholarly Logo.

January 18th, 2024

Updates

  • PDF Full Screen mode now uses the same layout as pages, so navigating between pdf, and pages is much smoother, and easier.
  • Resolved a bug which caused images to not be downloaded properly.

January 13th, 2024

Updates

  • Image resizing now works with undo / redo.
  • Added a minimum width for images, so they don't get too small.
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  • Scholarly Assistant's open state is now synced between pages, so if you open it on one page, it will be open on all pages.
  • Opening the Assistant will now close the sidebar if your screen is small. (The sidebar will open again when you close the Assistant)
  • Fixed the page toolbar not working for applying marks.

January 11th, 2024

Home Updates

Home page's recents tab now has a completely new design, it includes showing images, and also being able to switch between large view and table view. We're constantly improving the home page, so expect more updates in the future.

Image Updates

Images are now greatly improved, they show up on the home page, and we've also updated ways you can interact with images.

You can now add a caption to images, and you can also download them. We've also added a new button to view the image in a new tab.

You can now also resize images, simply click the line to the right of the image and drag it to resize the image.

Updates

  • Resolved a bug which caused our cache to always be behind by a bit.

January 10th, 2024

Updates

  • Certain pages' routes have changed, so you might have to re-save your bookmarks.
  • Resolved a bug which caused creating new components to not be cached / encoded.

January 9th, 2024

File Uploads

Assistant Conversation Updates - File Uploads

We've made some major improvements to the way assistant conversations work. You can now easily upload files, and the AI will be able to read them. This is great for uploading text documents, PDFs, and even images.

Note: We currently only support text documents, this is entirely intentional as we work on upgrading our existing systems to support images & PDFs. We will be rolling out support for images & PDFs in the coming weeks.

Assistant Conversation Updates - Conversation Titles

Conversations will now automatically have a title once you start using them. This is great for keeping track of your conversations, and it will make it much easier to find them.

Coupled with the new organization system, you can now easily find your conversations, and get back to them quickly.

Updates

  • Improved the past conversations dropdown, so you can now easily manage past conversations with the AI.
  • Most recent conversations will now show how many minutes/hours/days ago it was last used.
  • Resolved a bug which caused certain conversation suggestions to act weird. (Talk about pluto)
  • Improved styling for inline code in Scholarly Assistant messages.
  • The conversation search is now functional.
  • The send button will now be replaced with a spinning button when a message is being sent.

January 8th, 2024

Updates

  • Each chat assistant now has a better first message, so you understand it's capabilities
  • Improved styling for code blocks sent by the Scholarly Assistant.

January 7th, 2024

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a problem which sometimes caused text components to not update, so your work would be lost.

January 6th, 2024

Performance Improvements

  • We've implemented more aggressive caching, as such, when you first log onto Scholarly, it will load much faster. (From Over 800ms to now under 200ms, a 4x improvement!)
  • You can now turn a text into a code block via the page toolbar at the top.

January 5th, 2024

Markdown Improvements

  • We now support markdown when writing text, so you can use ** to write bold, * to write italics, and more!
  • We now support markdown major types for pasting, so heading, lists, checkboxes, etc, will be parsed correctly.
  • We now support markdown for styles like bold, italics and more!

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a minor text creation delay when pasting / creating text components.
  • Resolved a bug which caused pasting to not function correctly; it wouldn't save.
  • Fixed an issue where the cache wouldn't update sometimes.
  • Fixed an issue which caused some component creation systems to not correctly update the cache. (Happened with pastes mostly)
  • We will now show the delete confirmation alert if you try to delete more than 3 text at the same time.
  • Resolved an issue where pasting wouldn't save the text component.
  • Allowed indents for all text types, not just lists.

January 4th, 2024

Updates

  • Improved the way context is processed for assistant messages, this resulted in numerous benefits, they are listed below.
  • Component Encoding is now much faster, and should be more accurate as we only store the actual 'context' rather than supplementary information.
  • Code Blocks are now much more accurate, previously, they would cause the Assistant to "guess" the language, rather than using the actual language.
  • Retrieved context is now 'context-aware' so the amount of context increases linearly depending on the total size of provided text, just means that if you have a lot of empty text, it will be ignored from the maximum context limits.
  • Fixed a problem with first page not updating cache.

January 2nd, 2024

Bringing back Home Page

Bringing back the Home Page

Over the past year, we've been experimenting with different ways to display page information. As we're still in early beta, we're always experimenting and trying out new ways to improve the platform. So, here's a new and improved home page, which now features an easy way to view recently viewed flashcards, pages, and PDFs. Scholarly is much more than a note taking, or flashcards app, we're the bridge that connects AI and learning.

The old pages page has been removed, however, you can view all your pages directly from the home page!

Updates

  • Resolved a bug which caused newly created pages to not have correct order in the sidebar.
  • Improved the Assistant question suggestions, they now emulate user questions better.
  • Fixed an issue that caused flashcards in the sidebar to have no name if it was untitled.

December 31st, 2023

Updates

  • Updated the flashcard editor, you can now easily delete your search queries.
  • Performance improvements.
  • Resolved a bug that caused message suggestions to be kept when switching conversations.
  • Resolved a bug that caused all assistant conversations to have incorrect user text.
  • AI Assistant now provides message suggestions beyond just the first message. It's completely context-aware so it should be much more accurate.
  • Modified the way suggestions are handled, so it should no longer flicker or be slow.
  • Resolved an issue where past assistant messages were out of order, future messages will be in order.

December 16th, 2023

Updates

  • Major improvements to the styling of the AI Assistant chat. It will now integrate markdown much more frequently, basically making it much more readable.
  • Resolved some design issues with Scholarly Assistant & dark mode.

December 13th, 2023

Updates

  • Resolved a bug that caused image uploads to fail.
  • Study Mode now shows less repeated questions.

December 5th, 2023

Updates

  • Pressing enter on an equation will create a new text line now.
  • Major rewrite of syncing system, it is much more reliable, and we're able to implement Offline support & a lot more features.
  • Resolved an issue with our cache that didn't update components properly.

December 2nd, 2023

Updates

  • We've made it easier to get explanation when you get a question right or wrong in study mode, a picture can be seen below.
  • Study Mode easy
  • Resolved some design inconsistencies with the flashcard full screen mode.
  • Resolved some style issues with
  • We now try to read all PDFs, so at least 10 pages will be indexed.
  • Resolved a bug which stated that true/false would always be false regardless of your answer. (Study Mode)
  • All Scholarly Assistant messages have been upgraded with a better initial prompt, so it should provide much better responses.
  • You can now press 'Space' on flashcard full screen and it will flip the card.
  • We no longer provide the whole flashcard deck as context, as it was causing problems with the AI Assistant.

November 28th, 2023

Updates

  • Implemented cache for certain vector operations, it should result in faster loading times for certain AI messages.
  • Resolved some issues with text component & other component encoding, resulting in major problems with AI Assistant accuracy.
  • Implemented caching for pages.
  • Implemented caching for components.
  • Changed the way pages & components are initially fetched, so now rather than multiple (10s) of requests, it's all just 1 request for all pages & components, and coupled with the cache, it will finish right when the page loads!
  • We no longer store specific page & component info on the local storage, our cache is faster than Local Storage in some cases, and it's much more reliable.
  • Some more optimizations for loading has been implemented.
  • Resolved the issue of favorites not being removed after a component has been deleted.
  • Favorites are now cached, so they will load up much quicker (almost instantly!)
  • Implemented cache for flashcard favorites, overall, this should result in much faster loading times for flashcards.

November 27th, 2023

Updates

  • Resolved some issues with the sidebar, it should work properly now.
  • Implemented Syntax Highlighting for the code blocks inside assistant chat.

November 25th, 2023

Improved Assistant

Study Mode Rewrite

Over the past week, we have been working on completely rewriting our Study Mode to be much more powerful. Our previous system was quite terrible, and limited the type of questions we could create, as such we were forced to use subpar questions. However, with this new system, we can create much more powerful questions, and we can even create fill in the blank, and matching questions.

Here's a list of all the new features:

  • Study mode chat now supports dark mode again, it has also been updated with a new theme.
  • Study mode now generates multiple types of questions for the same card, so you will see both True/False & Multiple choice for the same flashcard.
  • Study mode now generates multiple choice questions aswell as the answers/choices, previously, it would only generate the options, and keep the same question.
  • Study mode T/F questions now successfully generate questions, previously, it would sometimes fail to generate.
  • The study mode algorithm now attempts to show you a variety of cards rather than trying to do spaced repetition.
  • There is no longer a loading spinner when you reach un-generated questions, it is now seamless.
  • There is no longer a completion bar, so you can study at your own pace.
  • Study mode questions should have much more variety as there's a slight bias towards non repeated question types.

General Updates

  • Study mode & flashcards full screen mode now load up much quicker if you already had the page loaded.
  • General performance improvements.
  • Scholarly Assistant chat is now bigger for smaller screens.
  • PDF Full Screen mode now loads quicker if you already had the page loaded.
  • Get rid of the sidebar animation as it was not working under certain circumstances.

November 22nd, 2023

Updates

  • Fixed a bug causing login on firefox to not work properly.

November 21st, 2023

Updates

  • You are now prompted to confirm delete every time you try to delete an image or flashcard.
  • Minor improvements to pasting have been implemented.
  • Resolved issues where flashcard changes wouldn't save.
  • We have implemented a search inside the flashcard editor, so you can search for flashcards and easily modify them.

November 19th, 2023

Improved Assistant

Major Scholarly Assistant Improvements

The Scholarly Assistant has been updated to have more context, and has been updated with the ability to view past conversations. We've completely rewritten this from scratch, with stability in mind.

  • You can now view past conversations, and select any conversation to go back to where you left.
  • You can now easily create a new conversation, it's no longer "clear" it's simply a new conversation.
  • Every time you open the assistant, it will create a new conversation, making it easier to ask questions.
  • This assistant has been replaced with all existing assistants, including PDF, Study mode & full screen mode.

November 15th, 2023

Updates

  • We have improved the flashcard creator to produce much more flashcards, and much more accurate ones.
  • The flashcards creator now properly updates when AI flashcards are created.
  • You can now customize a prompt when turning text into flashcards.

November 8th, 2023

Bug Fixes

  • Study mode no longer shows the same question multiple times in a row.
  • Improvements to study mode so it's much better in terms of variety.

November 7th, 2023

Bug Fixes

  • Study mode key binds no longer run if you're currently typing in the Scholarly Assistant.
  • Fixed a bug with LaTeX formatting being in correct for AI messages.
  • Fixed a bug that caused deleted components to still be registered by the Scholarly Assistant.

November 6th, 2023

Major AI Improvements

The recent OpenAI developers day conference has brought about major updates to the base AI models, as such, we've considerably improved our AI features. You can view all of the recent changes below, and let me tell you, they are absolutely amazing. We can do so much more now, and it's all thanks to OpenAI.

  • Text to flashcards has been improved consdereabily, previously, we were chunking up the text into multiple sections, but now, we can process entire PDFs at once! You should see a speed, and a quality improvement in the flashcards that are generated.
  • AI Assistant in pages are now much better. They can injest more content, and your messages will have much more context, so they will be much more accurate.
  • AI Assistant in PDFs are now much better. They can injest more content, and your messages will have much more context, so they will be much more accurate.
  • AI Assistants will now utilize context even if it might not be exactly accurate to your question, this will allow for obscure data to still be used.

November 4th, 2023

Revamped Code Block

Improved Code Block

Code Blocks are now finally here! You can now easily add code blocks to your notes. We've also added an extensive language selector, alongside language highlighting.

You can easily change languages, simply by typing '/' and then selecting the language you want. You can also use the arrow keys to navigate between languages.

We want to make it as easy as possible to utilize code blocks, so I truly hope you guys enjoy this update!

October 29th, 2023

Brand new Share

New Share

We've had a lot of problems with our sharing system. As such, we've completely redone it from scratch. You can now easily between private and public modes.

We've also made it much easier to share your pages with others. You can now easily send a link to your friends by putting in their email. It will create a unique link that only they can use. Don't worry, you can easily revoke their access in the same dropdown. An example has can be seen below.

New Share Revoke

You can share with your friends without actually making the page public. This means that only people with the link can access the page. This is great for sharing with your friends, or even your teacher.

You can also share the page to the internet to let search engines index it. This is great for sharing your notes with the world.

Introducing the Toolbar

New Toolbar

We've implemented a new toolbar! All pages will now have a toolbar at the top of the page. This will allow you to quickly add styling to your text, and also quickly add new components.

Updates

  • PDFs are now under the file's sidebar aswell as flashcards.
  • Improvements to page switching performance.
  • Resolved a memory leak with PDF files, this should ensure that Scholarly won't use up too much memory when you're using PDFs.
  • We limit file uploads to 15mb now.
  • Archived pages are now hidden from sub page menu.
  • Improved the responses from PDF chat.
  • Fixed a bug causing large PDFs to not be vectorized properly, causing the AI Assistant to not work.
  • Added a helpful reminder for newly uploaded PDFs that the AI Assistant might not be able to answer the questions yet.
  • Added a page link, so AI Assistant messages can now have references.
  • You can now type inside all Scholarly Assistants, while the chat is generating a message.

October 21st - October 28th, 2023

Updates

  • Fixed a few bugs involving text components & pages in general.
  • Fixed an animation bug with flashcards text switching.
  • Implemented an animation for enabling the Scholarly Assistant sidebar.
  • Added a check for untitled flashcards inside the flashcards full screen mode & study mode.
  • Page titles are not trimmed of whitespace.
  • Flashcard titles are now trimmed of whitespace.
  • PDF assistant now support images! So if your PDF has images with text, then our AI assistant will understand it.
  • Improved dropdown closing click detection, it should now be much more accurate.
  • We now have much better mobile support! Flashcard and PDF buttons will automatically resize & hide text for smaller screens.

October 18th - October 20th, 2023

Updates

  • You can now remove highlight colors, not sure why we didn't have this before.
  • We now show flashcards in the sidebar page dropdown, so if you have multiple flashcards, you can easily navigate to them.
  • Added a 'Back' button for Study Mode when it's not ready to be used yet.
  • Fixed a bug that caused creating sub pages to show an error for the first time.
  • Archived sub pages no longer show up in the page dropdown on the sidebar.
  • Pages will now be centered more on your monitor, rather than having a left-focused margin.
  • We're experimenting with a brand new design that allows us to make the app much more intuitive for students. Let us know what you think!
  • We now save when you use the dropdown on pages, so it'll save between sessions.

October 11th - October 17th, 2023

QOL Updates & Bug Fixes

  • Pressing 'ESC' will now unfocus from text components.
  • Pressing "Enter" to create a new line from a checked text box will now no longer "check" the newly created text.
  • Ultimate users now use GPT4 by default at all times.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the onboarding page's components to not load.
  • We now pre-fetch all non archived pages' components when you first load the page, this should make component consistency much better.
  • Greatly improved the time it takes for the app to be ready to use.
  • Resolved a bug with page creation that wouldn't preserve page order when creating new pages.
  • You can now use markdown to create checkboxes using [] or [x] or [X].
  • Pressing enter on equation or code component now creates another text component below it.
  • Mass modifying text component's indents now allows for undo & redo.
  • Now, when highlighting multiple components, you can right click anywhere on the screen and it'll allow you to modify, or delete the components.
  • Checkbox's cursor has been changed to a pointer.
  • Minifying lists will now be saved across sessions.
  • Pressing enter or arrow down on the page title will now focus on the first component if it's a component that is text based.
  • You can now transform text components easily by going to the end of the text and using markdown symbols & then pressing space to transform them.
  • We've made quite a few improvements to backspace & tab that feels more natural when writing notes.
  • Improved selecting text related components via clicking on the page.

October 1st - October 10th, 2023

Add flashcards to deck using text

Add flashcards to deck using text

You can now add more flashcards to your deck using text. Simply click the 'Add Flashcards Using Text' button inside the flashcard editor.

AI Assistant Major Improvements

  • The AI Assistant inside study mode will now remember the messages even after you refresh the page.
  • The AI Assistant inside pages will now remember the messages even after you refresh the page.
  • The AI Assistant chat inputs now allow for multi line.
  • Free trial will only get 20 messages per day.
  • The Scholarly Assistant input will now automatically focus once the message is received fully.
  • The font sizes for AI messages has been increased by a lot. It should make it much easier to read.
  • The AI messages' fonts has been changed to be much more readable.
  • AI messages now support LaTeX, which means all math equations will now render correctly.
  • AI messages are now formatted better, they'll always try to split the message into paragraphs.
  • AI Assistants (PDF, Page Chat & Study Mode) will now use GPT 4 by default
  • AI Assistants now have much better context around the content you're writing.
  • AI Assistants now respond with better formatted messages.
  • Fixed problems with the Study Mode chat not truly understanding the context.
  • Markdown will now render as the response is being streamed, making it much easier to read.
  • Heading's are now smaller which makes it easier to read.

QOL Changes

  • Replaced the plan indicator saying AI Auto Complete to Scholarly Assistant messages.
  • We've made it so the sidebar's hidden state will be remembered across sessions.
  • Fixed an bug with using keybinds to apply styling to text applying to neighbouring components.
  • Fixed the up arrow key not working.
  • Text font size has been modified and will scale to your screen size.
  • The AI button inside flashcards editor will no appear if the deck is empty.
  • Finally fixed a major problem with PDF to flashcards that was haunting us for months! WOOOO
  • Fixed a bug which caused file open dialog to open every time you navigate to a page where there's an empty image component.
  • Improved the margins for shared pages.
  • Using the arrow keys will now ignore non text related components until it finds a text related component.
  • Increased the font sizes for the PDF component buttons & flashcard component buttons.
  • Added a direct link to 'chat with flashcard' for flashcard components, this should make it much easier to chat with the AI Assistant.
  • We've added a direct link to 'chat with pdf' to a PDF component, this should make it much easier to chat with the AI Assistant.
  • The code block editor now shows the correct cursor.
  • You can now use arrow keys to navigate between text related components such as text component, equation and code block. (Previously it only worked for text components)
  • Fixed a bug with the animations of flashcard components while fliping the card.
  • Loading PDFs from either the mini, full screen, or PDF to flashcards is now much faster.
  • You can now highlight the text inside PDF viewers.
  • We've implemented a new top bar for when you're editing large flashcard decks. It will allow you to quickly add new cards, and go back to the page easily.
  • We've rewritten the PDF/Image/Text to flashcards system to be much better. It now has more context around the input, and generates better flashcards.
  • Editing a flashcard component will now modify the route you're on, so you can easily go back to the page.
  • We've implemented 3 more templates to help you get started with Scholarly.
  • We've updated the underlying model for our AI features to be much more powerful and accurate.
  • We now show a modal when your free trial expires.
  • We've improved the design for the templates page to be much simpler and easier to use.
  • We've implemented an initial animation for the sidebar, it'll now slide in and out when you open and close it.
  • Sub Pages without titles will now appear as untitled inside the sub page component.

September 26st - September 30th, 2023

Updates / Bug Fixes

  • Increased the text size of the equation component.
  • Made the text color of the equation components black.
  • Improved the amount of context auto complete has, this should make it much smarter.
  • Decreased the padding for the main page, so smaller screens will have more editing space.
  • Opening up flashcards full screen mode, or a page with a flashcard component won't play the flashcard animation anymore.

September 26st - September 30th, 2023

Updates / Bug Fixes

  • The PDF to flashcards modal no longer shows a loading screen, you can now just continue using Scholarly while the task finishes in the background.
  • The PDF to flashcards modal has been updated with a refreshed design.
  • Flashcards without a title will now default to untitled, so you can still edit them. (Similar to the page editor)
  • Fixed a bug which caused flashcard titles to not update when edited.
  • You can now toggle off the sidebar by clicking the 'Close' button next to your profile on the sidebar.
  • All newly created pages now an actual Untitled page title, so you can edit it without having to delete the Untitled text first.
  • Pages without titles are now defaulted to the untitled title text.
  • Titles that are untitled are now automatically focused when navigating to the page. (Also for first creating the page)
  • We've improved the PDF loading to hopefully reduce the load on our internal servers which caused problems with infinite loading.
  • Added a loading spinner for PDF components when we're fetching the PDF.
  • Fixed a bug causing mass deleting components to not work.
  • The sidebar is now scrollable, so if you have a lot of pages, you can scroll in the sidebar.
  • We've improved performance on PDF encoding, so large PDFs won't crash Scholarly anymore.
  • Decreased the font size for study mode, it should be much easier to read now.

Updates

  • Auto complete has been improved even further, we'll now suggest less words, so you can spend more time thinking about what you're writing.
  • Fixed a bug which caused duplicating pages to actually keep the same image data, which caused quite a lot of issues with ghost images.
  • Fixed a problem which caused shared pages to not load initially and show an error.
  • We've revamped the share dropdown to be much more intuitive and easier to use.
  • We've resolved an issue causing PDF to flashcards modal to be hidden by the the flashcards inside the editor
  • Resolved an issue which caused favorite pdfs inside the sidebar to not navigate to the correct page.
  • Fixed an issue which caused pdfs to not load in full screen mode when the page wasn't been loaded before.
  • Improved page rendering speed for PDFs when you zoom in or rotate it.
  • Improved the auto complete visual design to make it easier to read.
  • We've improved the visuals of the flashcards component, it's now much easier to use.
  • The flashcard editor opening & closing animations have been improved.
  • Resolved an issue causing flashcards to not be read properly by the AI Assistant.
  • Resolved a bug which caused image uploading to fail quite often.
  • Added a "Study" button inside the flashcard editor so it's easier to study your flashcards.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the full screen mode chat for flashcards say you had 0 messages left when you had multiple.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the audio button to not work for flashcards.
  • Fixed a bug which caused your plan to display as active even if it had expired already.

September 8st - September 12th, 2023

New Study Mode Overhaul

New Study Mode

We've overhauled the flashcard study mode to be much more powerful and easier to use. Here are some of the new features:

  • We've turned on a dark mode for all the students that study at night. (It'll activate automatically for those that have their system set to dark mode)
  • You can now chat with the AI Assistant while studying flashcards.
  • The animations between flashcards have been improved to be much smoother.

Updates

  • Free trials are now shown up in billing.
  • PDFs are now fetched faster from the server.
  • Sorting favorites have been disabled until we implement a better system.
  • Improved page loading, pages will now load faster.
  • It's now easier to favorite flashcards, you no longer need to go into full screen mode.
  • Favorites now update even if it is locally cached.
  • You can now favorite PDF files, directly chat with them, and even create flashcards from them.
  • Auto complete is now much better, it will only complete the next 5-10 words rather than entire sentences.
  • Implemented a better initial page that truly describes what Scholarly is.
  • We now cache PDF data so switching between pages won't cause the PDF to reload.
  • Improved mini PDF loading so the pages load up faster.
  • Improved initial page load for PDF full screen mode, it now loads up faster.
  • Improved page switching performance for pages with large amounts of components.
  • Improved text rendering speeds for pages with large amounts of text components.
  • PDF Creator has been updated so it accounts for errors better.
  • Flashcards animations are now much faster and smoother.
  • Fixed a bug which caused the Scholarly Assistants to not be scrollable.
  • All of the new AI Assistant chats, including the regular page chat, pdf chat, and the new study mode chat now have markdown support for easier reading.
  • Removed the 'New' over the AI Assistant toggle.
  • Added more spacing for non text components.
  • PDF Chat messages are now cached, so if you leave the page and come back, you'll still see the messages.

September 1st - September 7th, 2023

New Introducing Equations

You can now add beautiful equations on Scholarly! Our equations editor is powerful, and easy to use. Simply create an equations component and begin typing. You can also use the slash command to insert equations.

Updates

  • The AI Assistant can now understand Code & Equation components.
  • The PDF loaders are now much more optimized, they only render the pages that are visible.
  • The default scale for full screen PDF view has been changed to 100%, it was previously 150%.
  • We can now handle incredibly large PDFs without crashing.
  • Updated the logo, it should now appear correctly.
  • The default plan shown inside the upgrade modal is Plus now.
  • The Plus plan now has better features.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the search in the 'Plus' menu to not work.
  • Reduced the size of the text in flashcards component view.

August 20th - August 31st, 2023

New Brand new AI Assistant for Pages

New Page Assistant

We've released a brand new AI assistant that knows and understands your pages. Including all the text content, and even the PDF content.

New Brand new AI Assistant for PDFs

New PDF Assistant

You can now Chat with your PDF! The AI assistant now understands PDFs and can help you with your studies. Simply view the PDF in full screen mode and chat with the AI assistant.

Updates

  • Auto Complete now has much better context when suggesting words.
  • Auto Complete now tries to limit to 1 sentence, although it might suggest more.
  • We've reduced the amount of requests sent to the server for when you type by quite a large percent.
  • The text bubble menu now appears and disappears much faster.
  • You can now use keyboard shortcuts like CMD + B, CMD + I, CMD + U, CMD + S to apply styling to text. (Ctrl for Windows)
  • The default icon for page emojis is now an emoji with a plus icon rather than document icon.
  • We now limit to only 50mb for file uploads.
  • Auto completes have been reenabled.
  • Now, if you just type the same content as the auto complete, we won't get rid of it.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a bug which caused free trials to not expire.
  • Fixed an issue with undo not working for highlight colors.
  • Resolved a bug which caused focused text components to sometimes delete the whole content rather than just a single character.

August 14th - August 20th, 2023

New Improved Feedback

New Feedback

The feedback system has been completely overhauled to be much more powerful and easier to use. You can now either give a rating, or leave a feedback, both are extremely helpful for us.

New QOL Changes

  • Improved the loading speeds for the blog page.
  • Optimized all marketing pages to load faster for mobile users.
  • Pasting has been improved to support rich html, we've also removed the paste pretty modal as it's no longer needed.
  • You can now mass indent text components by pressing 'Tab' while using the selection tool.
  • Removed alignment of components, it will be replaced with something better soon.
  • You can now add indents to all types of text, before it only worked for lists & acted weird.
  • Clicking below any component will now create a brand new text component.
  • The text placeholder will no longer show up if there's multiple text components.
  • Implemented some more basic text systems. You can now move text to another text component by pressing 'Enter' in the middle of a text component.
  • Updated the starting page with better checkboxes.
  • You can now press 'Enter' to select a button that is focused in a dropdown.
  • We've greatly improved the slash command menu to be more intuitive and easier to use.
  • You can now merge text components by pressing backspace at the start of a text component.
  • You can now have indents on block quotes.
  • You can now copy highlighted components by pressing 'Ctrl + C'. It will copy the text content with the HTML.

Bug Fixes

  • We've resolved a bug which caused certain study mode multiple choice questions to be invalid.
  • Fixed an issue which made deleting multiple components at once fail sometimes.
  • Fixed right clicking pages & components not working.
  • Fixed the right click page 'Add to favorites' button not updating if you already favorited the page.

August 9th - August 13th, 2023

New Free Trials

New Free Trial

All new users will now receive a free trial when they first join Scholarly. Existing users also have the same opportunity, simply log onto your scholarly account and you'll receive a free trial!

New Better Text Paste

New PDF Component

Pasting large text into Scholarly has always been a bit of a pain. We've completely overhauled the text paste system to be much more powerful and easier to use.

Now when pasting a piece of large text, a modal will open which will allow you to format the text before inserting it into Scholarly. Formatting it splits it up into multiple components for easier editing.

New Slash Commands

You can now directly insert new content by starting the text with '/'. This allows for more fluid creation of long pages.

You can use your arrow keys to directly move through components, and use the search bar to search for components.

New Simplified Onboarding

We have simplified onboarding to only include 2 pages, before it was 4.

You'll only be asked to select your demographic.

There will no longer be default pages created for you, as we thought this was too overwhelming for most people.

New Simplified Flashcard Editor

We've simplified the flashcard editor to make it easier to add cards, and use our AI features. You can now directly click a button to upload a file and use that file to create flashcards. We've also removed unnecessary labels and simplified the display mode buttons.

Updates

  • Dropdowns have an updated design.
  • The 9 dots dropdown now makes it easier to change text.
  • The text bubble menu has been updated aswell.
  • Added back the text placeholder.
  • Page emojis are now hidden by default unless you hover above the page.
  • Emojis are now on top of the page, rather than next to them.
  • We've removed the top padding for pages, and centered the title w/ the content.
  • Only show the first 300 characters inside the paste modal.
  • Updated the landing footer with better feature links.
  • We now limit file uploads to 250mb.
  • The flashcard animations have been sped up to reduce delays.
  • We've added a slight animation to modal closing, and improved the speed of the opening animation.
  • Added support email to to the delete account in settings.

Bug Fixes

  • We've fixed the issue where duplicating a page wouldn't conserve component order.
  • Logout now clears favorites, and other data cached on your browser.
  • Fixed a bug that made it difficult to focus onto empty text components.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented deleting images that don't have images.
  • Fixed the AI Assistant not updating your daily limit.
  • Fixed adding a new card to an existing deck not updating the component.
  • Fixed removing a card sometime not updating the deck.
  • Fixed creating child pages not updating the sidebar.
  • Fixed the AI command not working when selecting text.
  • Fixed 'Create Flashcards' button duplicating the page.
  • Fixed a bug which caused the yearly ultimate plan to be monthly.

August 1st - August 8th, 2023

New Improved PDF Uploads

New PDF Component

We've completely overhauled uploaded PDFs on Scholarly! Uploaded PDFs now have rich controls over the page. You can view the entire PDF, go into full screen, navigate between pages, zoom in & a lot more.

You'll soon be able to chat with the AI Tutor while viewing PDFs as well. As well as annotating PDFs.

New New 'My Pages'

New My Pages

We've removed Home and Archive buttons/pages with a new My Pages page. This makes it easier to access your pages.

You can now search for all pages, including sub pages easily. You can even directly access archived pages without any hassle.

Updates

  • You can now have empty image components, making it easier for people to upload PDFs & Images.
  • We've updated the dropdown design.
  • The highlight color buttons have been moved to it's own dropdown.
  • We've made the Scholarly Ask button more subtle.
  • The landing page has been updated & optimized.
  • You can no longer submit empty AI inputs.
  • Made the ai inputs more responsive.
  • AI results now support indented notes.
  • We've updated the error page with a brand new design that's a lot more modern and suits Scholarly better.
  • User Settings have been moved to the profile dropdown.
  • The user settings dropdown has been updated with correct placement & width.
  • Highlight colors have been updated to be less bright and more subtle.
  • We now include a highlight color for template pages.
  • Loading pages is now much much faster.
  • Improved focusing on text components.
  • Disabled the custom right click menu for text components.
  • Improved mobile appearance of the blog & landing pages.
  • Added a uploading display to image components.
  • You can now focus on the images inside the flashcard editor.
  • You can now focus on images inside flashcard components & full screen mode for flashcards.
  • Improved the flashcard image uploading system to have less clicks and be more intuitive.
  • Focused images now are completely visible and take up the entire screen.
  • You can now navigate dropdowns using the arrow keys.
  • Ask Scholarly is now AI Assistant, and is limited by your plan.
  • You can now select either Pro or Ultimate plan when upgrading.
  • Plus plan now has 250 daily AI Assistant messages.
  • Free plan now has 20 daily AI Assistant messages.
  • Blog page has been optimized to only show the first 10 posts.
  • We now show you 4 related topics after reaching the end of a blog post.
  • We now ask you to duplicate a page if you want to try studying flashcards or view the PDF in full screen mode.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug causing unsetting highlight color to not work.
  • Fixed an issue with pricing page not being responsive for mobile.
  • We've improved the markdown parsing for AI inputs.
  • Fixed dynamic input loading state closing if you click outside.
  • Fixed a bug causing image uploading to fail for flashcards.
  • Fixed image component not updating after uploading an image.
  • Fixed insert component dropdown's width being inconsistent.
  • The insert dropdown now closes when you add a component.
  • We've finally fixed the PDF pages not being displayed correctly inside PDF to flashcard creators.
  • Fixed PDF to flashcard creator clicking not working.
  • Fixed error page redirecting you to the landing page if you're already logged in.

July 24th - July 31st, 2023

New Right-Click Pages & Components

You can now right click pages & components to access a dropdown menu. This makes it easier to access features to manipulate pages & components.

We've also added much more options to the dropdown menu. You can now duplicate, delete, and more.

New Page Sorting Improvements

We've completely rewritten the page sorting system to be much more powerful and easier to use.

You can now drag & drop pages to sort them. You can also drag & drop pages into other pages to make them sub pages.

You can easily get rid of sub pages by dragging them out of the parent page.

You can have unlimited sub pages now.

New Overhauled Templates

Overhauled Templates

Pages have always been a bit too difficult for new users to get started with. We've overhauled the templates to make it easier to get started.

The templates now have some initial component & text to help you get started. You can delete them at any time.

You can create an empty page, page with basic notes, or an empty flashcard set.

We've also removed the use AI feature as a template option for now until we can improve it.

New Better Ask Scholarly

Better Help

We've improved the Ask Scholarly feature to be more helpful. It now has styling so each message is easier to read and understand.

We'll also prompt you to our Reddit for help if we can't answer your question.

Updates

  • We've modified our internal API so focusing on a text component will focus at the end of the text instead of the beginning.
  • Top level notes won't be toggleable if they only have one child.
  • Empty Flashcard State
  • We've added a new empty state for flashcards. So it's easier to get started.
  • Sorting components is much easier now as we've made the line much thicker and a different color making it easier to see.
  • Favorite flashcards have a new icon next to their names in favorites.
  • We've implemented a quiz & flashcard mode to flashcard editing to make it easier to create quizzes.
  • We've updated the pricing page with our new upcoming Ultimate plan and updated the design to be better and easier to read.
  • Clicking anywhere on the page will now select to the closest text component.
  • Clicking at the bottom will also create a new text component now.
  • We've improved the speed at which pages load when switching between them.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug causing pages to be empty.
  • Fixed a bug with creating pages.
  • Fixed a bug causing pages to not update on the sidebar when you archive / create a new page.
  • Fixed an issue causing the lasso tool to not work.
  • Fixed a bug causing the lasso tool to not work from the right side.

July 17th - July 23rd, 2023

New Settings

New Settings

We've finally added a settings page! You can now change your profile picture, name, and more.

Soon, you'll be able to change the site appearance, and modify your notifications settings.

Updates

  • We've implemented a new page dedicated for AI features. Check it out here .
  • We've removed width changing for components. Images will have a custom width option soon.
  • You can now duplicate components via the 9 dots menu.
  • The free plan now has unlimited components.
  • The free plan is now limited to 10 Tutor Chat sessions per day.
  • Free users can now pull previous Tutor Chat Conversations.

Bug Fixes

  • We've fixed an issue causing the archive dropdown to appear on the top.
  • Fixed a bug causing focused images to appear squished.
  • The component modify button dropdown will no longer cut off the bottom of the page.

July 10th - July 16th, 2023

New Code Block Improvements

New Code Block

Introducing the brand new code block! It's now easier to use and more powerful than ever.

We've updated it's design and implemented an easy way to copy the code, and switch between languages.

Soon you'll have full syntax highlighting aswell!

New Insert Component Improvements

New Insert Component Dropdown

We've updated the insert component dropdown that is accessed via the '+' button in the editor. It's now easier to use and more powerful than ever.

You can search for components, or simply just select the recently used ones.

This will continuously be updated with new components as we add them.

New Introducing Checklists

Introducing Checklists

You can now create checklists in your notes! Simply add a checklist by clicking the 9 dots icon next to your text and then select Turn Into, and then Checklist.

Checklists are a great way to keep track of things you need to do, or things you've already done.

Scholarly aims to become the 2nd brain for students, and checklists are a great way to help you remember things.

Updates

  • We've updated the text parser to be more accurate and faster.
  • We've completely redone all of the existing emails sent by Scholarly to be more modern and clean.
  • For pages without emojis, there's no longer a icon next to them in the sidebar.
  • Page images have been updated with the latest logo.
  • Page images have been updated with the latest flashcard & code block designs.
  • We've updated the first page users see when they sign up to be more informative.
  • Changelog images are now much smaller in size, and load faster.
  • Long page names are now truncated in the sidebar.
  • Made headings a lot smaller.
  • Checkboxes & lists icons won't be centered with the text anymore.
  • Shared pages have been updated to be more consistent with normal pages.
  • You can now have indents for all types of text except block quotes.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug causing indents to appear for non list items.
  • Fixed a bug causing text attributes to not save unless you manually edit the text again.
  • The slow load times for the /home page should be fixed.
  • Fixed a bug causing normal text to appear as checkboxes inside of the text bubble menu.
  • Fixed a bug causing the title of shared pages to be incorrect.
  • Fixed study mode not having correct multiple choice options in certain cases.

July 3rd - July 9th, 2023

New Flashcards Component Design

We've updated the design of the flashcards component to be more modern and clean. It's now easier to use, and modify the flashcards.

We've also implemented a really smooth animation between the front & back of the flashcard. Try it out! (Works on both the component & full screen mode)

There is also now a confirmation dialog when you click the 'Delete' button on a flashcard.

New Flashcards Design

New Flashcard Updates

Favorite Flashcards

You can now favorite flashcards by clicking the star icon in the top right corner of the flashcard.
You can then view all of your favorite flashcards by selecting the 'Favorites' option in the flashcard options.

Flashcard Options

Flashcard Options

We have completely overhauled the flashcard system to be more customizable. You can now customize the following:

  • Flashcard Order: Chronological, Random, Favorites or Intelligent.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts: Quickly view the keyboard shortcuts for the flashcard system.
  • Tutor Language: Select the language for the AI Tutor to use for responses. (It saves for PDF to Flashcards as well)
  • Education Level: Allow the Tutor to know your educational level to give more relevant responses.

Chat History

Tutor Chat History

You can now view the chat history for the AI Tutor. This allows you to see what you've asked the Tutor in the past.

You can view the chat history by clicking the clock icon in the top right corner of the Tutor chat.

You can even pull the conversation into the chat by clicking the 'Pull Conversation' button. This will allow you to continue the conversation from where you left off.

Chat History

Flashcard Finish Screen

We've added a new finish screen for when you finish all of the flashcards. This screen will show you how many flashcards you completed, and the time it took to complete them.

Here are some other changes

  • You can now select a language for the AI Tutor to use for responses.
  • Added 2 more keyboard shortcuts, 'A' to play Audio & 'F' to favorite a flashcard.
  • The flashcard flip animation is now much smoother & faster.
  • The flashcard animation doesn't make the next & previous card buttons unclickable anymore.
  • Saving flashcards is now much faster.
  • Fixed tutor chat giving more than 3 follow up questions.

New Features Pages

We've introduced two new pages Flashcards Features & Tutor Features to help you learn more about the features we offer.

New Focus on Images

You can now focus onto images inside your pages. Simply click the image and it'll focus into your view. (Try clicking the image below to see it in action) All future changelog images will be focusable.

Image Demo

Updates

  • Opening Modals is now much smoother than before, we've also added a new animation.
  • The chat history has been redone with a brand new design.
  • You can now search for a date inside the chat history using natural language. (1 day ago, 1 week ago etc.)
  • All of the images & videos in the landing page can now be focused.
  • Updated the H1 -> H3 icons to be more consistent with the rest of the icons.
  • Added Code Block to the Plus dropdown & updated code icon.
  • Disabled minifying sidebar for now.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing page renames to have 'null' in the page title.
  • Fixed nudges from not closing after a page refresh.
  • Fixed an issue causing favorite flashcards button to also flip the flashcard.
  • Fixed an issue causing un-favorite to not work.
  • Fixed a bug causing keybinds to still work when typing in a text input. (Flashcard Full Screen)
  • Fixed a bug causing the webpage to not work for non-logged in users.
  • Fixed the bug where directly going to a certain blog topic wouldn't load the blog posts.
  • Fixed a bug causing creating text components to fail quite often.

June 12th - June 18th, 2023

Performance Summer Cleanup

  • We've done a lot of work to improve the performance of Scholarly. You should notice a much smoother experience.
  • Here are some of the changes
  • There is no longer a delay when creating pages, it's instant.
  • The text placeholder will now be removed much faster when typing. (It used to take a few milliseconds)
  • The emoji selector no longer has a delay when selecting an emoji.
  • All AI responses are now up to 2-3x faster.

New Language Selector

  • You can now select the language for PDF to flashcard.
  • A language selector has been implemented to the PDF to flashcard modal, where you can select a language and it will remember your choice.

New Undos & Redos

  • You can now undo & redo for text component changes.
  • This feature is still currently in beta, so certain actions cannot be undone such as type transform and background color changes.

New Prompt Customizer

  • You can now customize the prompt for when converting a PDF to flashcards.
  • Here's an extremely simple prompt that can be used to make flashcards more interesting with Emojis!
  • Customize PDF
  • Here's what the result looks like:
  • Customize PDF result
  • We've also updated the PDF to flashcard modal to be more modern and easier to use.

Updates

  • We've updated the image upload from the Plus menu to not have another dropdown.
  • It's now much easier and simpler to upload images.
  • Switching between topics inside our blog posts is now much faster, there's no longer a delay.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed indents & background color not saving.
  • Fixed an issue where flashcards wouldn't use the correct page with PDF to flashcards.
  • Shared pages now have correct list rendering.
  • Fixed many issues with dropdowns, especially dropdowns not closing if you click the button used to open them.

June 5th - June 11th, 2023

New Improved PDF to Flashcards

  • We have completely redone the PDF to flashcards system to be much easier to use and more reliable.
  • You can now pick which pages you want to convert to flashcards.
  • Pro users can now convert up to 10 pages at a time. (Free users can do 2)
  • We've also improved the flashcard creation process to be much faster. (Up to 2x faster)

Updates

  • You can now change the type of a text component by using markdown at the start, regardless of it's current type.
  • You can now modify the text type directly from the 9 dots menu.
  • You can now modify the text highlight via the text bubble menu.
  • Highlight colors have been updated to be a bit darker.
  • Changed the automatic arrow conversion to another arrow character.
  • Notes are now much easier to nagivate through.
  • Parent lists now have a dropdown bullet point to collapse them.
  • Sub lists now alternate between a full circle, a hoop, and a square.
  • Newly created pages now have no emoji.
  • For pages without an emoji, they now display as a document for top-level pages, and a dot for sub pages.
  • While selecting multiple components, your screen will scroll if your mouse is near the top or bottom of the screen.
  • You can now have multiple nested notes.
  • Added more templates for empty pages
  • Upped the limit for image to flashcards to 10,000 characters max.
  • Adding more flashcards from images will no longer cause an image component to be created.
  • It's now easier to edit flashcards.
  • The flashcard editor now opens up 2x faster.
  • We've removed the extra dropdown when selecting a file to add flashcards from.
  • Implemented a brand new video that demos how to create flashcards from your notes.
  • Flashcards & Study Mode transitions are now much smoother and faster.
  • A new logo has been implemented!
  • The blog page has been redesigned to be more intuitive and easier to navigate.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug causing an error for loading certain pages.
  • Fixed a bug causing markdown usage for text components to not work.
  • Prevented text selecting when highlighting multiple components.
  • Fixed not being able to collapse lists. Click the bullet point to collapse it. (We will improve this greatly in the future)
  • The AI Command will no longer close when you finish typing. A loading indicator will appear instead.
  • Highlighting components now works from the lower potion of the screen.
  • Fixed a bug causing indents to not save properly.

May 29th - June 4th, 2023

New Revamped Component Sorting

  • The component sorting system has been completely revamped to be more intuitive and easier to use.
  • Simply hold the 9 dots next to a component and then drag it to a location you wish.
  • It'll even scroll down for you if you drag components at the bottom or top of the page.

New Animations Animations Animations

  • There's now a smooth animation played when you move to a new question inside Study mode.
  • There's now a animation when switching flashcards inside full screen mode.

New Highlights

  • You can now highlight text by clicking the 9 dots next to a text component.
  • We've already provided the most used highlight colors.
  • I'm really excited to see how you guys will improve your notes with this feature.

New AI Command

  • You can now highlight multiple text components and use the AI command in conjunction with the components.
  • The AI Command has also been updated to look a lot more modern and cleaner.

New Revamped Text Editing

  • Quite a lot more design changes for text components, they're a lot better and easier to use now.
  • Completely redid the bubble menu when you select text. You can now select more headings, and perform a lot more actions onto text.
  • You can now underline text inside of text components.
  • You can now set 3 different levels of headings inside of text components.
  • You can now use Block Quotes inside of text components. Simply adding '>' before typing or use the bubble menu.
  • We've introduced a barebones Code Block component. Simply add '```' before typing or use the bubble
  • You can also use the Plus icon next to components to insert a new block quote.
  • new changelog text editing
  • We've also completely updated how we process texts.
  • Similar to notion, we now split up each line of text into it's own seperate component.
  • This allows us to add more features to text components in the future.
  • All existing text components will be automatically converted to the new format.
  • Arrow conversion is much better now, and works in more cases.
  • Support for LaTeX is coming soon, we're working extremely hard to get it out as soon as possible.
  • You can now use our updated component sorting to sort EVERY new line of text.
  • Notes are formatted much better now, and you will soon be able to collapse entire notes.
  • You can now use your arrow keys to switch between text components (only if they are on top of each other)

Updates

  • We've upgraded our database deployments, certain actions should be faster now.
  • You can now close the archive dropdown by pressing ESC or clicking outside of it.
  • Clicking anywhere in the page will now focus to the nearest text component.
  • You can create new text components at the bottom simply by clicking near the bottom of the page.
  • Clicking at the end of the page will create a new text component when necessary now.
  • Setting the layout of a text component now works properly.
  • Fixed an issue causing flashcard saving to sometimes fail.
  • Made the font weight lighter for text components. (more readable)
  • Updated the component insert dropdown to be more intuitive and easier to read with more options.
  • We've streamlined the study mode process to reduce the waiting time between ungenerated flashcards.
  • Full screen mode now has a different color theme. (Dark mode coming soon)
  • Blogs now render much faster (almost instantly!)
  • If you're dragging a component, it will now have a shadow to indicate that it's being dragged.
  • We've implemented client-side caching to reduce loading components and pages to be much faster. (Almost instant)
  • Sub Pages now look much better and are easier to view.
  • Updated the space between components & updated text component design greatly.
  • Dragging a list will now move it's sub components as well.
  • Archive dropdown now sorts based on archived date.
  • You can now collapse lists by clicking the bullet icon next to it.
  • Logging onto Scholarly is now 4x faster. It used to take 4 seconds to just see the page but now it's almost instant!

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed error messages not showing up for login, register & a few other pages.
  • Fixed an issue causing flashcard saving to sometimes fail.
  • Fixed a bug causing text components to be sort of draggable.
  • Fixed a bug causing automatic arrow conversion to not work in certain cases.
  • Fixed study mode not working in certain cases. Especially if you had less than 3 flashcards in the deck.
  • Study mode will always pick some card for you to review even if it's not the time yet.
  • Fixed multiple choice giving more than 4 options.
  • Dragging components will only show one drag indicator now.
  • Fixed an issue causing duplicate pages due to our frontend API.
  • Fixed bugs with creating new text components using 'enter' not placing the component in the correct index.
  • Moving components is much more accurate now, it will no longer move components to the wrong index.
  • Fixed attribute update not saving. (Bold, italics etc.)
  • Fixed an issue causing study mode to not work for decks with only 1 card.

May 22nd - May 28th, 2023

Performance Major Performance Improvements

  • Creating flashcards directly from images and PDFs is now 4x faster. (Previously 1.7 minutes, now as low as 10 seconds.)
  • Adding more cards using files is also 5x faster.
  • AI Command is now considerably faster (up to 2x) when creating flashcards.
  • Improved general performance of creating components by up to 2x.

New Revamped Layouts

  • We have completely redone the current layout system to be more intuitive and easy to use.
  • Now you can click the 9 dots next to a component to change its layout.
  • new changelog layout
  • As you can see, you can adjust the alignment, and the size of the component.
  • You can now no longer go into full screen mode for flashcards that have 0 cards.
  • This new design allows us to add layouts to text components aswell!
  • new changelog layout for text component
  • This allows for more customization and better note taking.
  • You can now have notes side by side, or on top of each other.
  • You can even have flashcards and images side by side!

New Autoplay & Shuffle

  • You can now shuffle your cards when in 'Full Screen' mode for flashcards.
  • You can also autoplay your cards when in 'Full Screen' mode for flashcards.
  • Autoplay will automatically reveal the answer, then move to the next card after 4 seconds. (You can change this in the settings)

Updates

  • Changed the font for text components to be more readable.
  • Fixed issues with purchasing Plus not working.
  • Redesigned the Upgrade modal to simply look a lot better.
  • Clarified the Plus plan's description.
  • Disabled text completion on flashcards for now, as it was not really something people used very often.
  • The link scholarly.so/discord now redirects to our Discord server.
  • Improved study mode for smaller screens.
  • Updated the Audio button for flashcard components & full screen mode.
  • Updated the archive dropdown so it's scrollable.
  • Updated the scrollbar for emoji selector, AI tutor chat & archive dropdown so it's better looking and more consistent.
  • We now limit the AI Tutor to 20 messages maximum per day for non Plus users.
  • Updated the AI command modal.
  • Released more blog posts!
  • You can now delete a component via the 9 dots menu. (Works for all components)
  • Added a section for related posts inside blog posts.
  • The AI study mode chat has been updated with a new design & improved suggestions.
  • Suggestions will no longer contain Emojis.
  • The question mark chat design has been updated to be more modern and easier to use & read.
  • The question mark help chat has been updated with more information on Scholarly.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved the bug of flashcard component's answer mode not displaying correct.
  • Fixed an issue which caused many many requests such as transcribe, create flashcards & more to fail due to a rate limit set by OpenAI.
  • Fixed a bug causing flashcards to not render correctly in certain cases.
  • Fixed an issue causing flashcards to not be created properly from images/pdfs.

May 15th - May 21st, 2023

New Import Quizlet Sets

  • You can now import Quizlet sets into Scholarly. The steps are below.
  • Open your Quizlet set
  • Click the three dots in the top right corner next to your profile picture
  • Click "Export"
  • Click "Copy text"
  • Paste the text into the box below

New Scholarly Help

  • We've replaced the '?' button with a brand new AI assistant!
  • The AI knows all about Scholarly, so you can ask it anything you want.
  • The AI is for all pages, not just logged in users.
  • The AI knows limited information about you such as your plan, email, and name.

New Automatic Unicode Conversion

  • This is really one of the best and most simple updates. Usually, we'd place this under the regular 'Updates' section of the changelog. However, this update is so good that we decided to give it its own section.
  • We now automatically convert -> to →, -> to →, and -> to →. This is really useful for writing amazing notes.

New Archive

  • You can now view your archived pages by clicking the archive button in the sidebar.
  • Clicking that button will open a dropdown with all of your archived pages.
  • Simply navigate to the page you want to unarchive and click the unarchive button at the top.

Updates

  • Improved the loading popup when running an AI command.
  • You can now hide the AI command loader, and also cancel the AI command.
  • Updated the study mode error message to be more accurate.
  • Using the AI command is now multiple times faster than before.
  • Added spacing between headings for text component.
  • You can now use '1' -> '4', or 'a' -> 'd' to select multiple choice answers inside Study Mode.
  • You can now use 'Enter' key to move on from Study Mode after selecting an answer.
  • You can now press 'Enter', 'Space', or the up and down arrow keys inside full screen mode to flip the flashcard.
  • You can now use 'T' or 'F' or simply '1' or '2' and 'a' or 'b' to select true or false answers inside Study Mode.
  • You can now use the arrow keys to move between flashcards inside Full Screen Mode.
  • We've disabled the dynamic input at the bottom of the page.
  • Improved subpage selector.
  • Improved text completion by fixing a couple bugs and reducing the amount of unnecessary suggestions.
  • Implemented an easier way to edit & delete flashcards.
  • Flashcards with no cards will no longer work in study mode.
  • Fixed an issue where uploading file via the file upload dropdown inside the flashcard editor was not working.
  • Improved the design of the AI command.
  • Added helpful templates for empty pages.
  • Updated the sidebar to be more compact.
  • Improved the '+' dropdown next to components being removed when you move your mouse away from it.
  • Images are now the correct width & height, when changing their layout.
  • Improved the register process by automatically focusing on inputs when they appear.
  • Improved the login process by automatically focusing on inputs when they appear.
  • Added a helpful text component when users first create an account.
  • Removed the optional 'Join Discord' button from the onboarding flow.
  • Improved the AI command so it's not going to give suggestions when there's no selection.
  • The AI command now gives better placeholder suggestions.
  • The changelog button on the sidebar now a new page rather than changing the current page.
  • Improved the message for '?' button.
  • Added a close button to the '?' button.
  • Updated the features page with the new AI powered Study Mode.
  • Updated the landing page with a new AI Tutor image.
  • Added the new study mode to the landing page.
  • You can now upload files onto pages simply by copy and pasting them. (Cntr/Cmd + V)
  • Made the 'AI' command when selecting text a different color.
  • Sub lists now have a different list symbol so it's easier to see.
  • Replaced 'Translate to English' with 'Turn into Notes' for the AI command suggestions
  • You can now unarchive a page, when going to an archived page, a popup at the top will appear where you can unarchive the page.
  • You can now use an AI command directly using the '+' icon, rather than having to create a text component first.
  • AI Command is now a bigger input, you can shift enter to create a new line or simply type enter to submit.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the issue of 'Generate Answer' with AI still displaying the autocomplete placeholder.
  • Fixed the '+' icon elements disappearing when you move your mouse away from them.
  • Clicking on a link inside mobile in the landing pages will close the nav bar.
  • Fixed generating card using AI not saving.
  • Fixed editing page title not saving.
  • Sorting components is now working, all your existing sorts are kept.
  • Removed the padding & margins from text component elements.
  • Logging into a new browser will no longer send you to archived pages.
  • Fixed the page's navbar cutting off certain elements like modals, and sidebar.
  • Updating the emoji or title will now update the page's title on your browser.

May 8th - May 14th, 2023

Beta Study Flashcards

We all know of Anki and spaced repetition. We're introducing a new way to study flashcards with Scholarly. You can now study flashcards in a spaced repetition manner with Scholarly!
However, unlike Anki, Scholarly takes full advantage of AI to manipulate your flashcards and crate the best multiple choice and true or false questions for you to study.
Rather than using other flashcards, we will create the best and relevant multiple choice questions that truly test your knowledge.

New Component Layout

  • Introducing component grid update!
  • You can now modify images & flashcards to be smaller, medium, or large!

Updates

  • You can now add new components via a plus icon similarly to how you create new text.
  • Improved the study mode page for smaller screens.
  • Fixed forgot password link being directed to the wrong page.
  • Setting a parent as visible will set all of its children as visible as well.
  • Added a helpful tooltip when someone tries to study a shared page's flashcard.
  • Improved the no permission message for shared pages.
  • Improved the layout for shared pages, so now the component layout works properly.
  • Improved layout for the main 'page' page, it now works better with layouts in smaller screens.
  • Shared pages now show their sub pages, although, you'll have to manually enable visibility for each sub page if you want them to work.
  • Updated the page title editor so it's a lot more intuitive!
  • You can now press 'Escape' to exit flashcard editor mode.
  • Fixed bugs with summarizing text.
  • Profile Dropdown is now functional, you can logout and view your billing information.
  • New domain! scholarly.so has officially been purchased and setup to replace usescholarly.us!
  • The changelog page has been updated to list changes based on weeks rather than days.
  • The landing layout has been updated.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug causing archived sub pages showing up inside the sidebar.
  • Fixed some bugs that caused flashcards to not be saved properly.
  • Fixed the issue where Google Login wasn't working.
  • Fixed issues regarding flashcards.

May 1st - May 7th, 2023

New Sub Pages

  • You can now create sub pages! This allows you to create a hierarchy of pages.

New Flashcards with Images

  • You can now upload images to your cards, for both the question (front) or the answer (back)!

Updates

  • Moved the 'Feedback' Button back to the top of the sidebar
  • Design changes to the sidebar & the landing page.
  • Flashcards now render markdown & LaTeX in the question and answer.
  • New users will now automatically have the default pages inside of a parent page.
  • Greatly improved the dynamic input and AI input for text and flashcards.
  • Added saving/saved indicator to flashcard editor.
  • Updated the sidebar 'Billing' link to 'Upgrade'.
  • Improve design for upgrade modal & improved clarity around pricing.
  • Flashcard mode now has different text sizes for answers & questions.
  • Added 'Forgot Password', so now you can reset your password if you forget it.
  • Improved layout for features page.
  • Increased the character limit to 5,000 characters for transcriptions.
  • Made the sidebar's page display scrollable

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the issue where clicking any page button would cause you to switch to that page.

April 24th - April 30th, 2023

New Text Completion

  • You can now autocomplete text inside of the flashcard editor making it 100x faster to create flashcards.

New Favorites

  • You can now favorite pages, and flashcards and it will appear right inside your sidebar!
  • Favorites
  • Clicking on the flashcard inside favorites will directly lead to the fullscreen flashcard page.

New Improved Features Page

Updates

  • Upped the file upload limit to 50MB.
  • Made all landing pages have consistent design.
  • Moved Faq to a separate page.
  • Improved the landing page.
  • Removed 'Assistant Message' component from AI input response. It will be removed completely in the future.
  • The page top bar now stays there.
  • Added more tooltips to each page.
  • Removed rooms completely from the UI.
  • We now have better support for lists and notes.
  • You can now hit 'Tab' to indent text inside lists.
  • Added more text options to the add components dropdown.
  • The page image inside of 'Home' is now functional!
  • If your last page was home then you'll be sent there when you go to the index page.
  • Fixed 'Day before Yesterday' showing up as 'Yesterday' inside of the home page.
  • Home now has a loading spinner
  • Going back to 'Home' from another page will show the images instantly instead of waiting for them to load.
  • You can now upload files to existing flashcards and it will generate cards from the file.
  • Updated the design of page, flashcard component, flashcard editor and emoji selector.
  • Added a close button to the Plan modal.
  • Added 'Billing' link to the sidebar
  • You can now add files easier via the '+' icon next to components.
  • Added a brand new register email.
  • Improved the mobile experience of the landing page.
  • You can now undo component deletion by using the command key on mac

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the mobile navigation bar being cut off.
  • Fixed certain pages not having consistent margins.
  • Fixed an issue which caused tooltips to not appear correctly.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Home page to render incorrectly when going back to it from another page.
  • Fixed create dropdown not closing when clicking outside of it.
  • Text component will no longer be deleted when you are trying to delete existing text.

April 17th - April 23rd, 2023

New Undos (Cntr + Z)

  • We've added the ability to undo component deletions!
    If you've deleted a component by accident, you can now undo it by typing 'Cntr + Z'.

New Duplicate Page

  • You can now duplicate shared pages to your own account.
  • Simply click the "Duplicate" top on the page you want to duplicate.

New Home

  • We've added a new 'Home' page which will allow you to navigate to your recently opened pages.
  • Home Page Changelog
  • We've also completely updated the sidebar to make it easier to navigate and create new pages.
  • A big, 'Create Page' button has been added and replaced the old 'Plus' button.
  • We've also moved Changelogs and Send Feedback to the bottom.
  • We've moved Logout to a better user profile dropdown. (still in progress).

Updates

  • Updated the design of the page route.
  • TTS is now free for all users!
  • Updated Landing page with 400 users and 1300 flashcards!
  • Moved the feedback popup above the button so it's more visible.
  • Moved the page information up by a few pixels inside the page route.
  • Made the dynamic input better for mobile.
  • The emoji selector now separates emojis into categories.
  • The emoji selector now has a search bar.
  • Free plan now gets up to 2,000 characters for transcriptions.
  • Plus plan now gets 10,000 characters for transcriptions.
  • Made study mode chat responses short and concise.
  • Onboarding will now send to last page. (rather than /recent)
  • Added helpful text to sign in & login pages if they don't have an account or vise-versa.
  • Added back Trash button for tutor chat when in study mode.
  • Study mode chat now streams responses responses are received much faster.
  • Study mode now has complete mobile support! You can now study on the go.
  • Study Mode Mobile
  • You can now use AI to generate flashcard answers from the question.
  • Flashcard Answers generated from question
  • AI Tutor now works perfectly on mobile.
  • You can now tap anywhere inside the flashcard to flip it. (Both Study Mode & Component mode)
  • You can now create an empty flashcard easily
  • Updated design.
  • We now support more payment methods.
  • Updated dynamic input with better prompts.
  • Added a helpful display for when the question/answer is empty for cards
  • Allow for empty question & answer for cards
  • Changed the study assistant label to 'Tutor'
  • Added a FAQ page

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing the flashcard to flip when the user clicked on the audio button.
  • Fixed flashcard flipping not working.
  • Fixed misc bugs with the new sidebar.
  • Changelog page now renders properly on mobile.
  • Fixed streaming not working -- required a change in our infrastructure so apologies for the delay!
  • Fixed an issue where generating AI answer for newly created components wouldn't work.
  • Fixed an issue with study chat producing weird results.
  • Fixed issue where study mode chat wouldn't work.
  • Study mode has been renamed to 'full screen'. We're going to create a new study mode in the future.
  • We now stream the response for flashcard answer generation.
  • Image & PDF transcriptions are now streamed. (no more waiting for the entire file to be transcribed)
  • The 'Upgrade Now' button in the sound tooltip is now functional.
  • Added a useful tooltip that appears when transcribing large documents.
  • Fixed an issue which caused transcriptions to be rendered incorrectly.
  • Fixed issue where the context wasn't being used correctly for AI input.
  • Fixed bug where registration wouldn't show default pages.
  • Fixed an issue where onboarding would be squished for smaller screens.
  • Fixed editing flashcards not saving
  • Fixed page breaking if a flashcard had no cards

April 10th - April 16th, 2023

New Audio Playback (TTS)

  • Use the new audio playback feature to listen to your flashcards.
  • Currently only Plus users can use this feature, but it will be available to all users soon.

Updates

  • Added a button at the end of flashcards editor to create a card.
  • Updated the gray color scheme for the whole website
  • Updated favicon w/ correct colors and better font
  • Updated design of some sidebar elements
  • You can now move the flashcards inside the editor
  • Sharing a page now has a better display images for Embeds (e.g. Discord, Twitter, etc.)
  • Added a nice animation to the flashcards editor
  • Redid the design for the flashcards editor
  • Creating an empty flashcard now puts it at the top rather than bottom
  • Creating a flashcard with AI now puts it at the top rather than bottom
  • You can no longer send an empty feedback
  • Added a way to easily create flashcards from PDFs and Images via a button.
  • Improved rending speed of pages
  • Redid the landing page with a better design and more information
  • Introducing Full Screen Mode, you can now study your flashcards alongside an AI Tutor!
  • Added pricing toggles between monthly and yearly plans inside the pricing page.
  • Clarified yearly pricing plans.
  • Reduced Plus price to $5 per monthly and $3 per month for monthly and year plans respectively.
  • Improved design for the 'Study' button on flashcards
  • Improved margins for study mode page
  • Implemented components tracking with a brand new design.
  • Improved text component creation experience.
  • We will no longer automatically create a new text component but rather provide a button to easily create one
  • Implemented the changelogs page.
  • Modified the spacing between components to be closer.
  • You can now sort pages by dragging it.
  • Deleting & creating components now increments the component count.
  • Log in will now direct to last page or first page rather than recents.
  • Updated certain designs
  • Updated pricing plans
  • Pages will no longer fetch components if they were already fetched earlier.
  • Added helpful tooltips

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved a bug which caused flashcard study mode tutor to not give answers for the current card.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the study mode's width to stutter.
  • Resolved major SEO issues causing Scholarly to not be indexed by search engines.
  • Fixed Google oAuth login not redirecting to pages
  • Fixed the component storage indicator not displaying for some people
  • Removed the analytics tags for sharing page
  • Fixed not being able to close the feedback modal
  • Fixed flashcard study mode not updating the current card number and total cards
  • Fixed study mode inside a shared page redirecting to /page/
  • Fixed minor bugs & stability improvements
  • Fixed upgrading Plans not working
  • Fixed minor bugs & stability improvements
  • Fixed the sidebar's pages list not updating when creating or archiving a page.
  • Fixed the sidebar's pages list not updating when creating or archiving a page.
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