HighSide for Desktop

Here are the release notes for the HighSide Desktop App

Desktop / iOS / Android

v8.0 (Sep 27, 2022)

- Added support for Ubuntu 20 and 22
- Enhanced in-app meeting and calling experience, including video effects, and stability improvements
- Added the ability for multiple teams to leverage the same Active Directory or Azure AD integration for user provision & deprovision
- Users will now see the file size of attachments prior to uploading
- Updated call summary data including start & end times for better reporting
- Major framework updates that will improve performance and stability of the application
- Improved the visual indicators in SecureDrive for partially synced files and folders
- HighSide One will now auto create a windows desktop shortcut to a users SecureDrive folder making for easy access to synced files
- Enhancements to the SecureDrive share user interface
- Added the ability to create folders directly from the SecureDrive UI
- Enhanced windows installation experience for non-admin users
- SecureDrive Activity Feed gives users a real-time view into all the actions that have been taken on a file or folder in SecureDrive, improving collaboration and team communication on data-centric projects
- SecureDrive Data Manager gives admins and data manager users the ability to view and organize an entire team’s SecureDrive data without exposing the files to those users unless explicitly shared with them
- Enhanced application uninstall process for Windows
- Improved support for international character sets when using SecureDrive share
- General UI / UX improvements
- Performance and stability updates
- General bug fixes

v7.0.1 (Mar 14, 2022)

- The Windows app no longer asks for admin permissions upon installation or upgrade

v7.0 (Mar 10, 2022)

- SecureDrive Share links fulfill the promise of secure and compliant third-party data sharing with e2e encrypted links, browser based access, and more.
- Dedicated SecureDrive search lets you find any file or folder saved in SecureDrive, complete with advanced filtering.
- Enhanced data management & access control settings give administrators even more control over who can use and access your data.
- Copy and paste images, powerpoint slides, pdf documents, and more directly into chats.
- Added "Load More" functionality to SecureDrive
- Improved Keyboard shortcuts for 24 hour clocks when adding time restrictions
- Added message replies in search results, now you can see which messages are being responded to
- Added the Guest labels to DM's with Guest Users
- Increased max image size for preview to automatically render from 10 MB to 12 MB
- Announcements tab is now searchable
- Fixed SecureDrive grid view that was being broken because of previous years in the last edited date
- Fixed a bug that would cause HighSide to improperly close
- Various Bug fixes and UI improvements

v6.7.4 (Dec 8, 2021)

- Various bug fixes for Windows

v6.7.1 (Dec 2, 2021)

- Various bug fixes for Windows and Linux

v6.7 (Dec 1, 2021)

- Upgraded larger user list UX
- Added button in SecureDrive UI to upload files and folders directly from within SecureDrive
- Now allow folders to be restored from the trash and all contents inside
- Added SecureDrive icon to Windows File Explorer and Mac Finder
- Fixed an issue with the keyword blocklist
- Fixed an issue where the app wouldn't resize properly for some screen sizes
- Fixed how @ mentions interact with common English punctuation
- Added detailed call statistics in app
- Added file attachment export for compliance
- Fixed an issue where errors occurred with directories that contained foreign symbols
- Added a persistent "External" label to channels and chats with guest users present
- Added support for Workflow events from Github
- Fixed an issue where disabling users ability to export would disable Compliance exporting as well

v6.6 (Oct 13, 2021)

- Added the ability to join browser calls from mobile devices
- Added a UI indicator when guest users are present in channels or DM's
- Added description fields for integrations to allow for better differentiation
- Added additional events to compliance logging for SecureDrive
- Added a setting for admins to disable users ability to export messages
- Added giphy's and announcements in search results
- Added the directory service detach feature which allows AD users to still have access to HighSide while HighSide is not polling AD for changes
- Removed the Microsoft div files from the UI for Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc files
- Search text is no longer mandatory for searching, only one parameter is needed to populate results
- Upgraded LinkGuard to be significantly faster
- Fixed an issue causing the attachments slider when searching in compliance to not appear
- Various bug fixes

v6.5 (Aug 27, 2021)

- New Feature: Event Connectors (send event data to external SIEM platforms)
- Added Grid View for SecureDrive
- Added the ability to permanently delete files from the trash in SecureDrive
- Updated the call tab's UI and allowed management of active Join in Browser calls
- Changed how rules and restrictions are displayed under the "User Permissions" tab
- Added the ability to view Google maps links for events within the Compliance Suite
- Fixed the order devices were being shown in under the "Manage Devices" Tab
- Added a character limit to a users bio
- Various bug fixes

v6.4 (Aug 16, 2021)

- New Feature: File, Folder, and Drive read only permissions in SecureDrive
- New Feature: Cloud directory services (support for syncing with Azure AD)
- Added the ability to export search results in multiple formats
- Upgraded search within the Compliance Suite
- Fixed an issue with search result filters
- Upgraded the design of desktop notifications on Windows and Linux
- Various UI changes and upgrades
- Various bug fixes

v6.3 (Jul 12, 2021)

- New Feature: Selective Sync
- Added a "Members" column to the SecureDrive UI to show how many members are in a drive
- Added a "Modified by" column while browsing files in a drive
- Fixed an issue where files couldn't be opened by clicking their name in SecureDrive on MacOS
- Changed default desktop app size depending on the size of the screen HighSide opens on
- Excluded HighSide.io links from going through linkguard
- Added loading spinners to files being uploaded or downloaded from SecureDrive
- Started immediately showing files in the HighSide UI rather than waiting until they have finished uploading
- Changed how files look in the UI when hovered over
- Various UI and UX improvements

v6.2.1 (Jun 3, 2021)

- Fixed an issue with the new avatar feature which would cause crashing
- Added a fix for SecureDrive which would cause an internal error to pop up intermittently

v6.2 (May 31, 2021)

- Added mass invite by CSV
- Improved the searchability of our emojis
- Fixed an issue where clients would disconnect frequently
- Added avatars for teams and users that were previously blank
- Fixed issues with certain file extensions on Linux
- Updated the manage devices UX for users and admins
- Fixed an issue with the call window on Mac and Windows
- Fixed an issue where removing or adding the compliance bot wouldn't show for all admins
- Major overhauls to the Join in Browser system like being able to change your name, added a chat window, and added the blur background feature for both Join in Browser and for the native application
- Fixed an issue where deleting message reactions wouldn't immediately make them disappear
- Fixed an issue where Join in Browser links would persist between teams
- Various bug fixes

v6.1 (Apr 14, 2021)

- Added a warning message for users that have more than 5 teams
- Fixed an issue with gifs that left a blank notification
- Fixed an issue where clients would freeze on initial sign in
- Updated our quotes while connecting to the client to fit 2020 statistics
- Changed the "Update Available" button to be dynamic now based on if an update is available or has already been downloaded
- Capped image previews for gifs
- Updated the manage devices tab formatting and order
- Added the ability for users to remove expired teams from their UI
- Updated the app to minimize both windows if you minimize one while in a call
- Changed our syncing messages text as well as fixed an issue with the syncing stats
- Fixed voice and video issues for Ubuntu
- Fixed an issue with non english characters with accents being input
- Added the Join in browser functionality for our Voice and Video system!
- Fixed a few issues with MacOS around popups
- Fixed issues with editing a user profile
- Fixed an issue where some files would have a blank version uploaded in SecureDrive

v6.0 (Mar 25, 2021)

- SecureDrive released for 90 day public trial for all current users
- SecureDrive brings secure file collaboration in an end to end fashion
- SecureDrive layers in seamlessly with whichever file system your system uses
- SecureDrive allows for an easy to use accesss management system so only the users you allow can access the drives you give access to
- Allows for users to lock and unlock files to ensure only they can edit the file and save back changes
- Support for ALL file types including CAD files and other large file types
- Fixed an issue where avatars in calls were broken
- Fixed an issue around the verification chain that would crash the application
- Fixed an edge case where uploading a 0 byte file kept some UI elements on the screen that weren't intended to stay
- Stopped fetching image previews that are older than when you use your keys to sign in, this will improve load times tremendously for users with long message histories who sign in
- Added messages to channels when the topic is changed or the channel name is changed
- Updated files in messages to be called attachments whereas files is reserved for SecureDrive
- Fixed an issue where Ubuntu users couldn't answer voice and video calls
- Various design enhancements
- Various bug fixes

v5.4 (Jan 15, 2021)

- Fixed an issue where "Submit feedback" would be rejected through linkguard
- Fixed an edge case where a message that has a reaction gets wiped by the retention policy and causes an error
- Fixed issues around the time and location restrictions where the time locked out would be incorrect as well as the day would sometimes be incorrect
- Changed text for on-prem emails to now tell users the correct server to connect to
- Fixed an issue where notifications would cause a user to come online rather than staying idle or offline
- Changed the "reply to" email address for on-prem deployments
- Fixed an edge case where users who had no message history won't sync until they have a message history
- QOL update where clicking "View In Conversation" from the search tab will now highlight the message briefly in the chat
- Cleaned up some UI issues such as text changes to the keyword blacklist, extended the lenght of input and output devices for V+V, fixed the call button overlapping into the Knowledgebase icon, etc
- Massive voice and video overhaul
- Calls now create a secondary window that houses the call
- The call tab now shows all active calls you can join and who started them
- Fixed an issue where users that were signed in on multiple devices would have calls ring forever on the device they didn't answer on
- Improved logic for ending calls when closing the app directly
- Fixed issues where declining some calls would crash the app as well as having some calls time out after about 30 seconds
- Fixed an issue where Ubuntu users would crash after a call
- Added full support for moving on the same call from desktop to mobile and vice versa, users will no longer have to end the call in order to switch devices

v5.3 (Dec 1, 2020)

- Fixed an issue where calls would ocassionally end after 30 seconds of being connected
- Added the ability to use enterprise onprem servers
- Fixed various UI issues
- Fixed an issue where voice and video got stretched in weird ways when adjusting the size of the window
- Fixed an issue where ending screen sharing would cause the screen to temporarily go black
- Added channel leave messages for users removed by the AD Bot
- New Feature: View List of Authorized Devices
- Added new features to user profiles such as Job Title, Last connected time and location, and a Bio section
- Fixed an issue where files would be re-uploaded as a recovered upload upon client restart
- Added the ability to click to open files after downloading them
- Fixed some issues with filtering files by file type when searching
- Added the "Channel Details" section which shows additional details about the channel
- Fixed an issue where Team names and logos would be blank
- Made the app compatible with MacOS Big Sur
- Various design enhancements
- Various bug fixes

v5.2 (Oct 7, 2020)

- Fixed an issue where not all users would be displayed in user lists
- Fixed an issue with the call server where users wouldn’t get notifications for incoming calls
- Added the ability to delete message reactions
- Made improvements to how user verification works
- Added the ability to rename user groups
- New Feature: Announcements
- Added the ability to unarchive channels after they have been archived
- Various UI fixes around Voice and Video
- UI Fixes when Syncing messages
- Fixed an issue where the contact list wouldn’t load messages properly
- Fixed an issue with read receipts after a message was deleted
- Fixed a rounding issue with the last seen online feature
- Added a collapsible bar for chats and channels

v5.1.1 (Jul 24, 2020)

- Bug fixes

v5.1 (Jul 23, 2020)

- Message syncing stats
- Ability to reply to specific messages
- Screen sharing now available on calls
- New LinkGuard feature when clicking web links
- Recently used emojis populate with app use
- Added further admin controls
- New draft message indicators on sidebar
- Improved channel search with filters
- Design upgrades for calls
- Call summary messages
- Missed call messages
- See which user started a channel call
- Tab switching is now 4x faster
- Searching messages and viewing files is much faster
- Huge performance improvements around the entire app
- Improved video call battery performance
- Various enhancements to the message thread
- Upgrades to drag and drop system
- Enhancements to at mentions within messages
- Enhancements to Windows desktop notifications
- Enhancements to code formatting in messages
- Users won't go idle when on a call
- Stability improvements for calls
- Various enhancements to the compliance suite
- Various design enhancements
- Various bug fixes

v5.0 (May 22, 2020)

- Introducing the HighSide Voice and Video platform
- New messages for users joining and leaving a channel
- Updates to the auto-upgrade process
- Updates to user typing notifications
- Updates to the image preview system
- Various user interface improvements
- Various performance improvements
- Fixed multiple issues with drag and drop
- Fixed start app on Windows startup
- Fixed issue with duplicate message reactions
- Fixed various desktop notification issues
- Various small bug fixes

v4.2 (May 4, 2020)

- Improved user verification flow
- Upgraded user verification chains
- Various fixes and improvements around the compliance suite
- Fixed an error with message exporting
- Idle status added
- Various fixes around image previews
- Added read receipts to all messages
- Added the ability to resend invites to users
- Usability improvements and fixes for team administrators
- Improved renaming file downloads
- Increased resolution of image previews
- Mention highlighting improvements
- Fixes to text formatting with bullet points and added support for tables
- Various other bug fixes
- Various UI and UX tweaks
- Stability and performance improvements

v4.1 (Mar 24, 2020)

- Improved contact list pagination and load speeds
- Maximum users per channel cap added (100)
- UX changes for users that have been deactivated
- Improved consistency with mobile app
- Improved message sync system
- Added more events to the compliance suite
- Enhanced UX in various places throughout the app
- Revamped check for updates system
- Improved MFA login screen
- View files for a conversation quicker
- Added 4 new message reactions
- Improved signup validation
- Various bug fixes
- Stability and performance improvements

v4.0 (Jan 13, 2020)

- Added new scaling architecture
- Brand new channel management
- Upgraded user group management
- Upgraded search functionality
- Tabs now sync between devices
- Verifications now sync between devices
- Contacts and channels screen upgrades
- New file management view
- New star message management view
- Upgraded image preview system
- Long messages are now capped
- Draft message system saves when switching between teams
- Added ability to archive a channel
- Brand new rearchitected file transfer system
- Brand new time and location restrictions feature
- New last seen online feature
- Performance and stability improvements
- Various UX design enhancements
- Various stability and bug fixes

v3.3.4 (Oct 8, 2019)

- Upgrades to auto-update system
- Increased app window size
- Design upgrades to pending messages
- Added new search nav view
- Stability improvements to file downloads
- Automatically submit MFA login screens
- Fixed bug with fast typing on MFA login
- Stability improvements to chat thread
- Visual notifications when any team is not connected
- Enhancements with large image previews and gif resizing
- Smoother Windows install process
- Support for macOS Catalina
- UI improvements
- Performance improvements
- Various bug fixes

v3.3.3 (Aug 13, 2019)

- Improvements to the emoji and giphy selector
- Updates to Windows and Linux desktop notifications
- Multi-factor auth login improvements
- Linux version detection on startup
- New message preview and copy feature
- Design upgrades to the message thread
- Upgrades to drag and drop
- Various Windows issues fixed
- Updates to the auto-upgrade system
- Performance improvements
- Various bug fixes

v3.3.2 (Aug 1, 2019)

- Fix message-not-sending bug that started at midnight (UTC) 2019-08-01

v3.3.1 (Jul 25, 2019)

- Unlink Windows taskbar pinned icon from old installation location (user will have to manually re-add pinned icon)

v3.3 (Jul 24, 2019)

- Under the hood updates for future features
- Desktop notification system upgrades
- All new design for Windows and Linux desktop notifications
- Compliance suite upgrades
- Brand new emoji selector and emoji search
- Ability to rename a file before upload
- All new file drag and drop
- File downloads start faster
- All new message reaction information panel
- App now remembers last selected tab for each team
- All new file image previews
- Tab switching made smoother
- Upgrades to the user typing system
- Improved handling when adding multiple teams
- Upgraded the app update system
- Minor updates to search
- Upgrades to the multi-factor auth login
- Improved handling for old operating systems
- Windows profile migration updates
- Minor updates to the giphy selector
- Updates to the team switcher
- Fixed bug with messages not appearing
- Fixed bug with duplicate messages rendering
- Various design enhancements
- Various bug fixes

v3.2.2 (May 29, 2019)

- Bug fixes

v3.2.1 (May 24, 2019)

- Bug fixes

v3.2 (May 23, 2019)

- New unread messages system
- Improved desktop notifications
- Starred messages in search results
- Fixed issue when writing large messages
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

v3.1.1 (Mar 19, 2019)

- Fixed bugs affecting certain Windows devices

v3.1 (Feb 28, 2019)

- Notification preferences feature added
- Channel topic feature added
- Flashing system for enhanced UX
- Star message feature added
- Jump into conversation feature added
- Improved pending message system for multi-team
- All new search result design
- Design updates to the message thread
- Compliance suite updates
- Enlarge image previews
- App adjusts to OS color profiles
- Various enhancements and bug fixes

v3.0 (Dec 5, 2018)

- UI redesigned
- Message reactions feature added
- New admin control: blacklist words
- Regulatory compliance features added
- UI made more consistent between desktop and mobile
- Ability to deactivate / reactivate users added
- Added ability for admins to manage channel members even if they don't own the channel
- Icons now scale for ultra high resolution displays
- Stability and performance improvements
- Bug fixes

v2.1.0 (May 25, 2018)

- All new announcements feature
- Message syncing speed dramatically improved
- All new settings area design
- Updates to user groups
- Various code rewrites to increase performance
- Many small design enhancements
- Many bugs fixed

v2.0.1 (Apr 9, 2018)

- Bug fixes

v2.0.0 (Mar 27, 2018)

- Support for user groups
- Support invites via SMS
- Support for multiple admins in one company
- Protocol changes to support even faster login
- Verification feature enhancements
- Retry connect button added when disconnected
- Added some new admin only sections
- Better support for high DPI displays
- Various bug fixes
- User interface enhancements

v1.0.2 (Oct 30, 2017)

- Minor UI upgrades
- Allow Windows users to override DPI settings
- Small bug fixes

v1.0.0 (Oct 24, 2017)

- Rebranded app to HighSide
- Design upgrades to fully support retina displays
- Many user interface upgrades all round the app

v0.20.0 (Oct 20, 2017)

- Introducing all new bot messages
- On Mac, auto-start by default for new users
- Support added for in-app multi-factor authentication
- Fixed Windows shutdown error
- Many user interface design improvements
- Windows app now boots much faster
- Various bug fixes

v0.19.0 (Aug 11, 2017)

- All new signup flow
- Added right click to copy and paste within the app
- Emoji design updates
- Fixed at mention highlighting issues
- All new channel information messages
- Loading message history now works much smoother
- Multi team sidebar hidden for 1 company
- Basic drag and drop file uploads supported
- User profile functionality updates
- Updates to settings design and functionality
- All new screen designs for inviting users and creating channels
- General user interface enhancements
- General bug fixes

v0.18.0 (Jun 15, 2017)

- You can now create new organizations from the app
- You can now manage organization settings from the app
- Improved sign-up flow
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

v0.17.2 (Apr 13, 2017)

- Various user interface enhancements
- Fixed issue with app crashing

v0.17.1 (Apr 6, 2017)

- User typing notifications implemented
- All new 14 word import keys
- Basic user profiles added
- All new channel management icons
- Giphy searches are now faster
- Implemented helpful tooltips in various places
- Toggles added to contacts, channels and files tabs
- Design updates to the search filters
- Fixed issue with removing user avatar
- Fixed various UI design issues

v0.16.0 (Mar 16, 2017)

- All new lobby navigation
- Redesigned sidebar user interface
- Ability to show and hide the group members sidebar
- Various other small design fixes
- Groups are now called channels
- Ability to load more search results
- Fixed retention period issues with multi-team
- Fixed issue with removing company logo
- Self-hosted HighSide signup interface added

v0.15.0 (Feb 28, 2017)

- All new connecting screen complete with cyber quotes
- New error screen when there are issues with a company
- Error messages are more helpful
- Better error handling system for multi-team
- Fixed many edge cases with the signup process
- Switching between companies is now a delight
- Improvements made to company deleting / wiping
- Fixed issue with group member activity messages
- Better group handling
- Emojis sent on their own are now larger
- Year displayed in timestamps if messages in previous year
- Tweaks to the file attachment progress bar
- Fixed rare issues with duplicate tabs
- Mac users now have a menu bar
- Message markdown formatting fixes
- Updates to the protocol
- Design and user interface enhancements
- Updates to local image cache and image previews
- Future support for self-hosted HighSide
- Future support for integration messages

v0.14.3 (Feb 2, 2017)

- Message markdown formatting now available to use within messages
- Windows desktop notification design enhancements
- File icons implemented throughout the app
- Added the ability for users to remove avatars and company logos
- Fixed certain edge cases
- Release notes added to the app update process
- Small emoji fixes in the message thread
- Error logging enhancements
- Fixes to the signup process
- Fixes to the multi-team add company process
- Small enhancements added to the erase company process