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Follow up on the latest improvements and updates.

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Hotkey
Cmd K
or
Ctrl K
wouldn't focus on the search bar. Additionally,
Esc
wouldn't leave the search state. This is now fixed.
Link-only access to collections
As always, driven by Collecta's community feature requests, I'm happy to share you can now set collection access to “anyone with link”.
So now, there's 4 access options to select from:
  • Public on my profile
    : visible to Collecta users and guests;
  • Anyone with the link
    : this is the new option that allows giving view access to anyone who has the unique link to the collection. Nobody except you will see this collection on your profile, but it will be accessible by entering its unique link, that looks like this
    https://collecta.space/share/unique-collection-code
    ;
  • Only visible to me
    : no change here, this is the default option for all collection and artifacts. Collections with this setting won't be visible by anyone, except you;
  • Hidden from everyone, including me
    : no change here as well. This hides artifacts in hidden collections from the artifacts view and the search for you, and others.
CleanShot 2024-07-20 at 16
Setting collection access to anyone with link will keep the collection
hidden
from your profile, yet accessible by entering its share URL, that looks like this
https://collecta.space/share/unique-collection-code
.
Community page changes
Since now you can select how public do you want to keep your collections, they won't automatically appear in the Community page by default.
If you'd like to share your artifacts with Collecta community, you can mark your collection as open to be shared to the Community page. Community is now moderated, so some collections may be denied.
Please keep in mind that even if your collection is not marked to share in the Community, yet has
public
access, Collecta users & guests will still be able to view its artifacts on your profile.
Other recent fixes
Questions? Thoughts? I'm here to listen!
If you've got any questions or feedback, I'm waiting for you in the Feedback page :)
Thanks so much for all the suggestions! Happy collecting.
Best,
Igor
  • Text notes
    . Hit
    N
    to bring up the New note window and start writing!
  • Bookmarks
    . Hit
    B
    to bring up the link artifact window;
  • Images
    . Hit
    I
    to bring up the media file browser window;
Reminder:
you can always hit
Cmd V
/
Ctrl V
to paste the content from your clipboard.
Also hitting
C
opens up the Collect menu that you can navigate with keyboard.
Hope this is useful!
Best,
Igor
Honestly unexpected, but I've got some great requests on the text artifacts, so here goes:
  • 2,000
    character limit is removed, so you can paste or type in much lengthier text artifacts now!
  • At any time while in Collecta, just hit
    N
    and it'll bring up the text note window;
  • When done writing, hit
    Cmd Enter
    /
    Ctrl Enter
    to collect;
  • Every time you stop writing the draft is also saved locally in your browser.
Let me know how this feels!
Best,
Igor
Some users reported that some links would not be supported with their screenshots, often either endlessly showing “Taking screenshot” status. This past week I've been addressing this and other link artifacts related issues.
Here's what's new:
  • Generally, screenshots now almost never fail;
  • Screenshots are now handling cookie banners, ads & other distracting UI on the screenshot much better;
  • In rare cases when the screenshot does fail, its artifact page will tell you that, and show the button to retake the screenshot;
  • Some users also reported that Notion pages would not have full page screenshots. This is now fixed;
  • Link artifacts now also save the title of the page so it can be searched by. I'm also working on enhancing this with more metadata so that search is even more precise & faster. Stay tuned.
Some screenshots of the collected link may still fail
  • This can happen either because website uses some enhanced bot protection (screenshot is made by a bot, technically);
  • or it's out of reach for the Collecta servers.
While there's not much I can do for the #1, reaching distanced websites is solvable with proxy, which I'll probably add support for at some point.
Please feel free to create reports if some links are still failing for you.
Thanks for your continued support and all the feedback!
Best,
Igor
Some users reported that they did not receive verification emails, or were not able to request verification emails after signing up.
With this new update, verification emails should have a higher chance of getting into mailboxes.
Additionally, users would now be able to manually request a new link sent to them after logging in with an unverified account.
Thanks for your continued support!
Please always free to reach out if you have any questions.
Best,
Igor
This is a small quality of life update to the Chrome extension.
Improvements
  • It was possible to save the same link multiple times. Collecta extension will now prevent this from happening, instead telling you that you saved this page before. Side note, you can now delete multiple artifacts at a time, in case you did catch this behavior;
  • Collecta should better handle interaction feedback now, and always tries to ensure you see a response from it.
Fixes
  • Sometimes primary or dismiss buttons would have incorrect labels on them;
  • It wouldn't be explicitly clear if collecting failed because of the reached free plan limit. This now has a specific notification stating the need for upgrade.
Thanks for all your feedback and support! Working on some more improvements meanwhile :)
Best,
Igor
CleanShot 2024-05-17 at 19
A few people reached out to me and some even voted on the feature request—so here it is!
When selecting multiple artifacts with the drag action, you can now find the “Delete” button at the top right! Just click again to confirm and poof—they're gone.
Thanks for your feedback!
Hope you're having a great day.
Igor
CleanShot 2024-05-16 at 13
Starting with the Collecta Chrome extension 2.3.0 you can now click on the extension icon to collect the current tab link! It'll capture the full page screenshot after a while.
It also has a new fancy plus icon!
What if you still have the old version
If you're still seeing the old icon it probably means you're on the older version.
To update the extension manually:
  1. In your browser address bar, enter
    chrome://extensions
    and hit
    Enter
    .
  2. Find “Collecta” and click “Details”.
  3. In the top left, click “Update”.
  4. You should now have the updated Collecta extension! Sometimes restarting the browser is needed.
Thanks for reading! As always, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out!
Best,
Igor
Some website screenshots would completely fail, leaving link artifacts hanging in endless “Taking screenshot...” state.
All new links should now have a much higher chance of being properly captured!
If you encounter any issues with the links still, please let me know!
Hope you're having a wonderful day.
Thanks,
Igor
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