Changelog

Discover our latest product improvements

2020


May 29

NEW You can adjust the width of the bars when you added a projection to your chart

May 28

Time Series Graph
Bug Fixes

  • Improved axis tick positions for very small ranges of the y-axis
  • Labels and values are at correct positions when you add reference lines or a moving average
We set better defaults for the axis labels when you customize the range of the y-axis
May 25

We have improved the color contrast when you change the opacity.

NEW We added more customization options to the Sum / Difference arrows. Instead of calculations, it is now possible to show free text.

May 15

Platform
Waterfall Chart

NEW More options to compare values across bars using Sum/Difference Arrows.

  • Sum
  • Differences
  • Growth rate
  • Ratios
May 8

NEW We have completely revamped our slopegraph!

  • Set colors differently for decreasing, increasing or equal values
  • Adjust the line width for all lines or a single line
  • Show/hide labels, values and legend
  • Change the document layout and much more!

Read more about slopegraphs in our guide.

NEW The label for Sum/Difference Arrows can be moved now.
May 7

NEW We have added the option to change the color of all chevron headers simultaneously.
The UI also received a facelift.

Apr 30

NEW One more chart that got some ❀ recently.

It is now possible to

  • change the document layout πŸ‘
  • change the color of the text πŸ‘
  • change the font size of the content easily πŸ‘
  • spin straw into gold πŸ‘Ž

Pictograph
Bug Fixes

Fractions will be shown correctly up to the nth decimal place.

Apr 24

NEW Multiple bar series can be positioned in three different ways.

  • Grouped β€” multiple series are arranged side-by-side
  • Stacked β€” stack overlapping series on top of each another
  • Separate β€” positions won’t be adjusted, series are displayed overlapping
Apr 20

NEW There is a new chart waiting for you in our portfolio! Use it to display the difference between two values.

You can adjust the size of the dots, switch between a horizontal and vertical chart and more. We added a more a sophisticated example to our gallery.

NEW We added a few styling options to our Value Projection. Now you can:

  • display values in absolute and percentage mode
  • show the category labels above or below the chart (or hide them)
  • change the color of the record labels
  • change the font style of the category and record labels
  • change the layout of the chart itself

Apr 17
NEW We added the option to change the size of the dots.

Time Series Graph
Bug Fixes

We had introduced a bug with the last release. πŸ™„
Multiple bar series containing missing data are now displayed correctly again.
Apr 15

We also put some ❀ into this chart. It is now possible to adjust the chart’s layout to any dimension.

We put some ❀ into this chart. Adjust the chart’s layout and shape to your liking.

Apr 14

Platform
User Experience

We are continuously working to improve your user experience. An even fresher look for our website, and new icons welcome you. Also another Quick Start article was added on how to Customize a theme to help you give your work a unique look.

We did a few improvements to this chart regarding:

  • The user interface was polished for a selected series
  • By default the y axis starts at zero for bar charts and area charts
  • Defaults y axis range was improved when a log scale is applied

Fixed. Also we fixed a bug that didn’t show difference shades correctly on Safari browser.

Mar 31

Platform

NEW Theme selection is now much more illustrative. We will continue to work to make using Vizzlo as easy as possible.

Multiple segments in the same activity are now connected through a ribbon

Platform

NEW You can now log in with your Microsoft 365 account too.
Mar 24

Data Input

Number and date parsing just got better for Excel files. Drop it into the spreadsheet - decimal and thousand separator will be interpreted correctly as well as special formatting.

Mar 20

Platform

We re-designed out main landing page.

Go to vizzlo.com and see yourself (but you need to be logged out).

Annotations

Text annotations can now be easily resized. Simply use on of the drag handlers to adjust the text box to your needs.

Bug Fixes

You can now reset your password again without any issues.
Mar 13

Platform

A new dashboard is welcoming you! We’ll keep you updated about new features, promotion, articles. Also you’ll see the document you recently worked on right away.

Welcome home. 🏑

We have added the possibility to show series as grouped bars.

Click on a series and under Series style chose Grouped bars

Dependencies use a improved routing and are at the correct position when you drag segments forth and back

Data Input

Date parsing was improved when the display format is Month Year and you input, e.g. 2 2020 or 4/2020
Mar 6

Platform
User Experience

  • NEW From now on, new users will be welcomed by a small selection of examples: get ready to explore and start creating!
  • While editing document, we improved the visibility of the selected elements
  • The interactivity of the dashboard while scrolling has significantly improvedπŸš€

We improved the label positioning! Especially multi-line labels benefit from that.

Mar 5

Data Viz

NEW It’s now possible to change the text size character by character! Simply select text and use the rich text editor for the customization.

NEW Click on the column header and resize your columns as needed. Visualizing your project flow just became easier.

Click on the lock icon to undo your changes. We’ll soon implement this feature in vertical mode too.

Mar 3

Platform
User Experience

The sidebar of the visualization editor got a major overhaul!

Properties of the document and selected elements are grouped now. The settings are way easier to access than ever before. Additionally, we introduced a toolbar to quickly allow you to open the spreadsheet or add anotations or analysis series. πŸ€™

Annotations

NEW Text annotations can be rotated now.
Input elements got a fresh new look too.
Adding a prefix to the center label is now possible.
Feb 27

Our Pie Chart and Donut Chart have now more beautiful and smarter connectors between slices and labels. To try them on your charts, check the box Align labels

Bug Fixes

Text input: rich text edits will be exported correctly

Waterfall Chart: Existing documents showing difference arrows don’t not crash anymore

Feb 24

We have spent time to improve performance & memory usage.

This results in:

  • a decreased starting time of Vizzlo’s powerpoint add-in by a second, and it
  • makes working with large presentations stabler - especially when working with multiple presentations or running PowerPoint for multiple days

Also we improved our preview images to look nicer and clearer

Better chart icons for PowerPoint

We increased the resolution of embedded Vizzlo graphics in your presentations! 😎

Bug Fixes

Polar Bar Chart: Existing documents will not immediately crash anymore

Organizational Chart: Supports multi-line titles now

Google slides add-on: Any Vizzlo graphic can be added to your presentation again, we introduced a bug with previous release - sorry

Feb 20

Platform

There is no “i” in team! We made it easier for you to create a Vizzlo organization. Make collaboration easier by sharing documents, custom themes, and templates. πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ€β€πŸ‘©πŸΌπŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸ€β€πŸ‘¨πŸ»

Feb 18
We have improved the interaction when reorganizing trees. Attaching a subtree to another position works easily.
Feb 17

Platform

The selection and editing of text input was improved a lot especially if you have many text elements. We have also laid the foundation to expand the use of the rich text editor.

Bug Fixes

Waterfall Chart: Exported images show correctly updated text when elements are moved.
Feb 13

Platform
User Experience

NEW vizzlo.com/documents has a fresh, brand new look. ✨

NEW You can now quickly group slices in one bigger “Other” slice to make your chart easier to read.

Pie chart: group smaller slices in a bigger one

NEW Now it’s possible to adjust the start and the end of your activities by simply dragging the handlers on each side

Bug Fixes

Organizational chart: intermediate roles are now positioned correctly when deleting other, unrelated roles.
Feb 7

Platform

Vizzlo has brand new notifications!

Bug Fixes

Time Series Graph: The spreadsheet froze for this chart when there was a scale break used together with invalid data.

Timeline Chart: There was a chance you saw a full ISO date format in the sidebar. Should not have happened too often.

Organizational Chart: Boxes will now immediately update upon changing a position to be an intermediate role.

Feb 6

Platform

NEW This changelog! πŸŽ‰

NEW You can resize the width of the columns now! Simply drag it to the left and right to make your Gantt Chart even better.

Small UX improvements: Selecting (and deleting) a segment will no longer select (and delete) the whole activity anymore. example of a Gantt chart

Milestones are now connected with a line when they get moved away from their position; also the performance of the chart has improved a lot

User Experience

Color picker: it became a lot easier to change the color of an element. Simply click on the color code an edit it!

Quickly insert the HEX of the color of your choice with the new color picker

Bug Fixes

Organizational Chart: there was an update issue when you have changed one entry to be an intermediate role

Time Series Graph: The chart crashed when when you displayed your series as area that contained missing data

Annotations: the drag handler were a bit off when you rotated a line

Jan 31
NEW You can now browse your document history in our desktop app too! Go to File β†’ Document history ... or press Strg/Cmd + Shift + Alt + H to browse your changes.

NEW We have added an option to set the box height or box width for each row individually. That gives you a lot more freedom to tailor your chart according to your needs.

NEW Milestones can now have their own color and shape. Simply click on any milestone and change their appearance in the sidebar.

Besides that we put some ❀ into this chart and improved its usability and performance a lot: dragging activities, adding milestones and segments feels much more smooth and less hectic now.

Jan 24

Platform

NEW Document history! Browse versions, restore them or create a new document as a copy. None of your changes will be lost. Click on the chart title in the menu bar and then Document history ... or use the shortcut and press Strg/Cmd + Shift + Alt + H to open it.

Read our help center article for more details.

User Experience
Simple Gantt

NEW You can drag and drop activities vertically now

NEW Milestones can have their own date format independent of axis settings and activity settings.

We also improved the grid line positions and respective date labeling of the horizontal axis. You don’t need to worry about it and we take care of a good format here.

Fixed. The placement of date & description in some edge cases now works as expected.

Stacked Bar Chart
Bug Fixes

NEW You can place category labels now directly to the last bar instead of having them in a legend.

Stacked bar chart: place the category labels to the last bar

Fixed. The number format of sum labels was totally off when you displayed individual values as percentages too. That is now working.

Fixed. There was an updated error of axis labels after you reordered your bars. That is also working now.

We have added support for formatting the number in centered label. Now can be more precise than ever.

Bug Fixes
Data Input

Fixed. There were multiple crashes in our spreadsheet when parsing date data. This should work now without any issues (hopefully).
Jan 16

Bug Fixes

Pie Chart: There was a bug when value labels were aligned. You couldn’t change the category labels to be displayed in the legend.

Gantt Chart: you could see some weird behavior of the chart moving outside of the canvas when you placed a milestone outside of the date range. That is gone now.

Time Series Graph: it was not possible to hide the label of a shade but now everything is back to normal.

User Experience

Small UI improvements for our Waterfall Chart and Pie Chart such that it becomes easier now to switch between different display styles.
Jan 10

Bug Fixes

Gantt Chart: axis labels weren’t centered if your axis domain didn’t cover a whole year

Pie Chart: the tooltip position was off a bit for a selected wedge

Venn Diagram: better position of newly added circles that overlay each other

Time Series Graph: the chart crashed when you deleted data from spreadsheet that was used for an analysis feature

Date parsing of quarters didn’t work as expected in our spreadsheet

Jan 7

We improved the sorting for an even smarter chart. Bubbles will be rendered by their size: largest on bottom, smallest on top so you won’t miss any observation.

Improved sorting for the bubble chart!

NEW. In Analysis, you can now aggregate your observations by summing them over an interval.

Bug Fixes

Small UI improvements and bug fixes for the Pictograph, Time Series Graph and Pie Chart.

2019


Dec 4

Data Input

NEW Auto-syncing your charts to external data became a lot easier: There is now the possibility to browse your cloud connections for files by just a click.
NEW You can now display bubbles even if these represent negative values in your data. 🧐
Performance improvements of the text rendering – resizing columns and writing text is a lot faster now. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ
Nov 28

NEW The Waterfall chart is now also available in horizontal mode!

NEW We added the possibility to set the minimum size and maximum size of all bubbles to your liking.

NEW We have also added an option to customize the opacity and the border width.

NEW It’s now possible to hide all labels by just one click.

You can now hide all labels in your bubble chart by just one click

And generally, we improved the overall performance of the chart.🎈

Bug Fixes

Fixed some critical bugs in the Pie Chart, Time Series Graphs and Waterfall Chart. πŸ‘Ή
Nov 25

Teams

NEW Create templates for your teams! As admin or brand manager of an organization simply create a document in the Templates folder in your documents dashboard.

Data Input
Bug Fixes

NEW. Data in the form of, say [$1, $2, $3] or [1%, 2%, 3%] will be parsed correctly now if you specify a prefix or suffix before data import

Fixed. Empty lines were displayed as <br> in spreadsheet

Fixed. Columns couldn’t be resized for some charts

Fixed. Content inside the spreadsheet wasn’t editable anymore after you used the auto-completion out of bounds

Bug Fixes

Waterfall Chart: for topmost entries of stacked bars a prefixed ‘+’ was missing

Treemap: we mapped the wrong color code to ‘content color’ you set in the theme

Nov 15

Data Input

NEW Sync your documents with external excel files and google sheets files! Go to Spreadsheet --> Connect and simply paste a public link to your data and schedule automated updates.

NEW We have created templates for you! Select to display 2 to 5 circles arranged nicely.

Rotate and slide the circles as you wish. Change their border width and brightness.