Focalboard Developer Blog

Focalboard now ships with Mattermost v5.36 and later Posted on Jun 18, 2021 by Chen Lim

This week, Focalboard got a massive upgrade by also shipping as part of Mattermost! For those new to Mattermost, it’s the leading open source, self-hostable collaboration platform for developers, and an alternative to messaging chat tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams. Now Enterprise-Grade The immediate benefit is gaining the hundreds of developer-years of enterprise-grade security, scalability, and operability that’s built into Mattermost. Things like multi-factor authentication, user management, and system administration.

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Focalboard: The road to v1.0 Posted on May 13, 2021 by Chen Lim

Thank you all so much for the enthusiasm and energy you’ve shown for Focalboard! To be perfectly honest, your enthusiasm is what enables us, as Mattermost, to direct more resources towards Focalboard. It wouldn’t happen without you. I want to give an update on our current plans for taking Focalboard to a “v1”. As it says on the tin, we want Focalboard to be a compelling open source, self-hosted alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana.

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Template: Meeting agenda Posted on May 7, 2021 by Chen Lim

Meeting Agenda Template We’ve been using Focalboard on the community server for a few weeks now, and a few unexpected use-cases have emerged. One of them is using Focalboard for recurring meeting agendas, like team meetings and 1:1s. For my own meetings, I started with the project tasks template, but have found for following columns work better: To Discuss Revisit Later Done / Archived Meeting participants queue new items under To Discuss.

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Mattermost-Focalboard Early Preview Posted on Apr 27, 2021 by Chen Lim

This is a preview of how Focalboard could initially integrate with Mattermost: Where each channel (public and private) has an associated Focalboard workspace accessible to members of that channel. 🎯 To open a Focalboard workspace: Log into the Mattermost community server via the web, or create an account Visit the Focalboard channel Click on the Focalboard icon in the channel header: Note: Mattermost-Focalboard Early Preview is only available via a web browser, not via the Desktop or Mobile apps at this time.

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Focalboard v0.6.5: Gallery View, Docker install,10 translations and more Posted on Apr 21, 2021 by Chen Lim

This is our first-ever release announcement for Focalboard, an open source alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana. It’s been an incredible month. Not long ago we were at 40 GitHub Stars, and after trending on Hacker News, Reddit and Product Hunt, our open source project is at over 3,200 stars and growing. Focalboard 0.6.5 is the best release we’ve ever shipped and it’s made possible by so many new contributors to the project.

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Hello World Posted on Jan 7, 2021 by Chen Lim

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” – Helen Keller

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