Love organizing? Project folders will make data management in SciNote even easier!

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With this SciNote electronic lab notebook update we are happy to introduce folders for your Projects in SciNote!  

And there is more: Project filters, improved navigation and most importantly, upgraded archiving with full-content access to your data in SciNote is here upon your request! 

Table of content:

Project folders

You are now able to create folders and subfolders in the Projects section of SciNote and create or move Projects into them.

Create a folder in SciNote

You can create a new folder by clicking on the “Create folder” button in the toolbar row, name the folder and click on the blue “Create folder” button. The new folder will appear in the Projects or inside the folder where you created it.

Created folder

To move a Project or a folder, first select the objects that you want to move and click on the “Move” button that appears in the toolbar row upon selection.

Move a folder

Choose a destination folder and confirm the action with the blue “Move” button.

Move projects in SciNote

To keep SciNote structure uniformly organized and managed at the Team level, the creation of new folders is allowed only to Team administrators. Renaming of existing folders and moving of Projects and folders to other folders is restricted  to Team administrators as well. They are also allowed to delete folders, but only if they are empty. 

Improved Project cards

The Project cards now not only look nicer, but they also include some additional improvements: 

  • The members of the Project are directly exposed on the card by their avatars
  • “Plus” button is added to manage the Project members
  • Improved comments section: you are notified of the new comment on the Project by a red dot above the 3-dots context menu. Clicking on the “Show comments” button opens the comments panel on the right side of the screen, where you can view, add or edit comments.  
Improved project card

Improved Project table view

Together with the updated Project cards, we’ve also improved the Project table view. You can switch to the table view by clicking on the “View” button and selecting “Table” in the flyout. 

The Project table view displays the same information as Project cards and you are now able to add new Project members also from the table view.

Filters for projects

It is now even easier to find specific Projects in SciNote – we introduced new Project filters! Just click on the filter icon at the top right of the screen and set the filters to what you are looking for. 

You can filter Projects by: 

  • Specific text input (this searches through Project names)
  • Start date (you can choose a date range from the calendar)  
  • Specific Project members (you can select as many as you want and it will show you all the Projects that have any of those colleagues assigned).

Additionally, there is an option to search through all your folders as well, so you can make sure you don’t miss anything.

Filters for projects

The red dot above the filter icon notifies you that the filters are applied. If you want to see all your Projects again, simply clear the applied filters by the “Clear” button at the top right of the Filters flyout.

Table view of your Experiments

Within each Project you can see a list of your Experiments. We now added a table view of  your Experiments for all of you who prefer the condensed view better than the cards.

My experiemtns in SciNote

Updated layout of Experiment cards

Experiment cards are now smaller and have a neat look. They still display a task workflow in a thumbnail, so that you can easily recognize the Experiment you are looking for. 

Additionally, we added the information of the number of completed Tasks vs. all Tasks in the Experiment together with the progress bar to visually show the progress on that Experiment.

Filters for Experiments 

We added new filters for your Experiments to make it easier to find a specific Experiment within the current Project.

Similarly to the Projects page, just click on the filter icon at the top right of the screen and set the filters to what you are looking for. 

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Experiment filters

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Improved Archive

In SciNote, we want you to always easily find the data you need, even if it is already archived. That’s why we’ve greatly improved the Archive for you. 

The biggest improvement is that you can now view the entire content of your archived Projects, Experiments and Tasks. You can simply navigate through them as on the active screens, only that you cannot edit the objects once they are archived. However, you can always restore the archived objects as before, if your Project role allows it. 

To access the Archive you have two options: 

  • In the navigation panel click on the “Archived projects” at the bottom of your project list, or
  • Click on the “View” button at the top right of the screen and choose “Go to Archived projects”.

We also made it possible for you to neatly organize your Archive. You can create folders for the archived Projects in the Archive, independently from the active ones. 

Create a folder

Improved navigation channel

Also our navigation panel has been updated and got a bit simpler. It now displays only one level at a time to keep you focused:

  • First level shows all your Projects and folders 
  • Second level only the Experiments (belonging to the selected Project) 
  • Third level Tasks (within the selected Experiment) 
  • The last level shows the Task’s tabs (Protocol, Results, Signatures, etc.)

The title at the top of the panel displays the level you are currently at and you can simply move one level above by the “Back” button.

Improved navigation channel

All your archived objects are now accessible also from the navigation panel. 

And one more thing, the order of the listed objects in the navigation is synchronized with your prefered sorting option, selected on the Projects and Experiments screens. Tasks remain listed alphabetically.

We believe you will like this SciNote update! Thank you for helping us build SciNote into a better product!

Your SciNote Team!

Saša Trkov Bobnar, PhD     

Application specialist | SciNote