As I reflect on 2021, it's been a busy year at Friday. We shipped a ton of stuff like:
We're not done yet though! Let's dive in with something new :)
First up, we're thrilled to launch widgets in Friday. Widgets allow you to customize and build out your Friday workspace without writing a line of code. It's a no-code builder for your online company headquarters. You can see how it works in the video below:
We have a few widget options available right now, like:
We have many more widgets coming in early 2022. Our goal is for you to create a home for your company in 10-20 minutes. This is just the start :)
We've also made changes to make Friday more modular and flexible based on your needs. It's no secret that Friday has a lot of features. Our goal is to be a home for your company, which means we need to offer breadth of functionality over depth.
We are aware that sometimes this can get overwhelming, especially for people who are new to the product.
This is why we've moved the planner, goals, and reporting into their own dedicated add-ons. Now, you can turn each of these features on and off, based on your needs. This modularity helps keep the experience simple and uncluttered for new users, while extensible over time!
Put simply, you can enable the features you want, while hiding the stuff you don't want. You can see how this works in the video below:
In addition, we are making changes to our pricing and free/paid plans. We try to limit making updates as much as possible, but as our product changes, we need to reflect these changes, especially as we add more features & value. A few specifics you should know about:
Task app integrations will only be available for paid plans
In the future, if you'd like to connect a task app to Friday and regularly import tasks, you will need to be on a paid version of Friday. Our built-in tasks and calendar integrations will still be available for free accounts.
Add-ons will only be available for paid plans
Additionally, add-ons will only be available for paid accounts. This includes:
These changes will apply on January 7th.
For most of 2021, we focused on making Friday more useful for individuals. In 2022, we are going to make Friday amazing for company-wide use.
In a world where working from anywhere is the new normal, there's a fast-growing need to create a Digital HQ for your company. Organizations can no longer rely on a physical office to create the connection, awareness, and collision space to share work and get to know your team.
Right now, many companies are hacking together static wikis like Confluence or Notion, hand-coding their own company portal, or buying intranet software that looks like it was built in 1999.
We believe there's a better way.
We want Friday to be a home for the most important stuff at work that complements existing systems, like workplace chat and project management software. If you're curious how you can use Friday with your company, you can watch the video below:
We hope you have a wonderful Holiday season. If you have any questions, comments, or feature requests, feel free to drop us a note!