We have some exciting news: Saga AI is now available in beta!
With Saga AI, you can easily create new content, brainstorm ideas, translate, check grammar, and rewrite text in just a few clicks. Access the power of ChatGPT directly in your workspace to make your day-to-day work more efficient.
See how it works in this video (1 min):
How Does it Work?
Access Saga AI in two ways:
Type @ or / in the editor and click on Ask AI.
Select any text and click on Saga AI for more commands.
What Can You Do with Saga AI?
Here are 4 ways to make your day-to-day more efficient:
1. Get a first draft of your email, blog post, or cover letter.
2. Summarize and extract insights from your text.
3. Translate, change tone, or fix grammar.
4. Ask complex questions and augment your knowledge.
Learn more about use cases, prompting, and FAQs in our guides.
For the upcoming weeks, Saga AI will remain free to use. After that, it will be incorporated into our Standard plan, which offers 2,000 AI generated words for each workspace user.
We're a small team developing Saga. We hope you enjoy Saga AI and if you like it, feel free to spread the word around you or share one of our Tweets or posts on LinkedIn.
We're already working on the next version — tell us what you think and would like to see next by replying to this email or on Discord!
As part of this December release, we've got some early presents for you: collapsible lists, one of the most upvoted feature requests, and an integration with Linear to help product teams track and solve issues directly in Saga. We've also expanded search in Saga to help you find results from across your tool stack — and work more efficiently.
Psst: Here's a short survey to help us improve Saga for you. Big thanks to all of you who have already filled it out!
You can now keep your pages organized by using collapsible lists. Collapse and expand any bulleted list to hide or show nested items.
To collapse a list, hover over the bullet point of the item. When you do, the bulleted point will turn into triangle ▼. Click on the triangle to collapse the list. The bullet point will be now replaced by a right-pointing triangle ▶. Then, just click on the right-pointing triangle ▶ to expand it.
The integration with Linear is now live to help product, software, and development teams collaborate on issue tracking directly from their work environment.
You can mention an issue inside pages and tasks by inserting a Linear block or by simply pasting a Linear link in the editor. Search in Saga also includes results from your issue board. Check the next section for more details.
We're particularly excited about this because we actually use Linear internally, so this integration enables us to keep planning docs, feature requirements, and user feedback well knitted with our issue board.
To make your day-to-day work more efficient, you can now search across Google Drive and Linear directly from the main search bar in Saga. This nicely complements the ability to edit your Google Drive files directly in Saga, which we released in September. Saga is now an even better all-in-one tool for connecting your knowledge.
This is a unique feature compared to alternative software tools for docs and notes, and one we're looking to expand. What other tools should we integrate next? Let us know in the feedback board!
Improvements to the Google Drive Integration
Apart from displaying Google Drive files in the search menu, we've also added a new block in the autocomplete menu that will help you insert Google Drive files faster.
Similar to the Linear integration, pasting a Google Drive link inside Saga will suggest you to convert the link to an inline Google Drive mention. Hover mentions with your cursor to see a preview of your files similar to how Saga page links and autolinks are previewed.
You can now switch between workspaces in the desktop app with a shortcut (⌘ + 1, 2, 3 on macOS and Ctrl + 1, 2, 3 on Windows).
Added a new page shortcut. Press ⌘/Ctrl + N to create a new page.
Added tooltips to to the navigation arrows. You can go back with ⌘/Ctrl + [ and go forward with ⌘/Ctrl + ].
Fixed an issue where page links will open in a new window in the app.
Fixed back/forward arrows being displayed on the right side of the app.
Fixed opening links from notifications. Now links will open in the app instead of in the browser.
You can now add break lines in text blocks, lists, quotes, and callouts. Press Shift + Enter when inside a block to add a break line.
Collections in the collection dropdown menu are now sorted by created date (newest on top). We also display the emoji icon in the dropdown if a collection has one.
Fixed an issue that would not update a page title when text is pasted inside the title.
Fixed an issue that would make the app unresponsive when moving or deleting text from a page when the search results are displayed to the side.
Fixed an issue that would make the app unresponsive when selecting all content of a page or a task and then deleting it.
Tasks now open in full width instead of side by side. You can still open them side by side by using Shift + Click.
Added a Copy Link button in the Share menu, so that links to pages can be copied and shared faster.
Collections table context menu now includes option to add and remove collections from pinned items.
The search panel on the right side of the app can be resized.
Results in the search panel, references panel, and autocomplete menu are now sorted by most recent edited pages or tasks by default.
We're planning to tackle some big tasks next year that include more integrations, page-level permissions, version history, offline mode, and mobile apps. We want to keep Saga great for personal use and make it even more productive for collaborating with friends and colleagues.
We wish you happy holidays and a wonderful start of the new year!
As your to-do lists are likely getting longer these days, we're back this month with a lot of improvements to help you get more done faster with Saga.This includes easier navigation, enhanced editor and task management, and a new feedback board.
We took time to fasten the overall performance, improve the app's stability, and prepare for more extensive features ahead.
Navigating back and forth in the desktop app
This has been one of the most requested features since we launched the desktop app in July. You can now go back and forth in Saga by using the arrow icons in the top left corner. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts if that's easier for you:
Cmd + [ and Cmd + ] on macOS
Ctrl + [ and Ctrl + ] on Windows
Enhanced editor & dates
It's now easier and faster to add dates across your content — one step further to offload your busy brain. You can write @today or @next Monday, enter a specific date, or now also type @Date to pick from the calendar in one click.
It's now also possible to copy a link to a specific block in a page. Click on the draggable element on the left side of a link and then select "Copy Link". Saga will automatically scroll to the position of this block when you click on that block link.
We've also pushed more than two dozen fixes and improvements to the page editor that bring more stability and speed, improved indentation, copy and paste, drag and drop, and text selection.
More improvements to tasks
As tasks have already been adopted by many of you, we've added a due date option to help you better plan your days and weeks. There is also a new context menu in tasks that will help you easily open a task to the side or in full width.
We've also improved the aggregated table and added additional space to display titles. We are still improving the experience of this feature and experimenting with the way how tasks are opened (side by side or as a full page).
New feedback widget
Most new features and improvements come from your requests and feedback — so thank you!
To streamline things, we've implemented a feedback board where sharing your feedback is even easier. You can access it while logged in to your Saga account and you will be notified when there are updates to your requests.
We are hiring
Lastly, we're looking for a founding engineer to join the team. So if that's you or if you know someone really excited about the future of knowledge management, we're looking forward to hearing from you!
Today, we’re introducing Saga’s integration with Google Drive. You can now mention files directly in Saga, open them side-by-side, or search for them in the search menu. This is our first step toward helping you connect workflows and information between different tools effortlessly.
We're also releasing improvements to the newly released task management, an option to open pages in full width, new keyboard shortcuts, new turn into menu and more. Scroll down for the full details.
Work with Google Drive files in Saga
If you have a Google account for personal use or work, you can now open, search, and mention files directly in Saga. Head to Settings > Integrations > Google Drive to enable the Google Drive integration.
Type @ or / to open the autocomplete menu. You can now autocomplete files from your Google Drive. Hit Enter to create a mention to that file inside a page.
Open Google Drive files side by side or in a full page
Clicking on a file mentioned inside a page will open it in full width directly in Saga. You can also hold Shift, then click on the file to open it side by side. You can always go back to your previous page in Saga or open the file in a new tab in your browser.
Search for your files from the search menu
You can now search for files and open them directly from the search menu in Saga. Click on any of the files to open them.
This integration is linked to your Google account and works across all workspaces you are part of. Once enabled, you can mention and search for your files in all your workspaces.
Only you can search through your Google Drive files. Also, if you mention a Google Drive file inside a page, only you and the people who have permission to view or edit the file will be able to open it.
Turn into menu
Now, the turn into menu is triggered when you click on the handlebar on the left side of a block. This helps you quickly change the block type. For example, you can change a block from text to a heading in just two clicks.
Now, search results are displayed in a side pane on the right side of the screen and don’t interfere with the References panel inside a page. We’ve also changed this to improve readability when opening two pages side by side.
Workspace icon color
You can now customize the color of your workspace icon.
You can edit a task title after creating it — no need to open the task to edit its title.
Tasks now open side by side when you click on them.You can create a new task easily by clicking on the + button below an existing task.
You can also create a new task by typing Shift + Enter while editing an existing task.
You can now filter tasks in the Tasks view by assignee.
A new column in the Tasks view displays where a task has been referenced.
There is a new option to select text and convert it to a task from the turn-into menu.
The status of tasks (Done / Not done) is visible in the Search modal.
Cmd + S on macOS or Ctrl + S on Windows closes and opens the left sidebar
Cmd + Shift + K on macOS or Ctrl + Shift + K on Windows will create a new page from text selection
Page links and autolinks look and feel
We made some changes to how autolinks and page links are displayed. Autolinks now have a dashed underline, while page links have a solid underline and display the page icon or emoji. There is also a new option to remove the page icon from all page links.
Pages in full width
We’ve implemented a new page setting to open pages in full width.
Many of you requested an easier way to integrate notes and tasks in one place and a centralized view of tasks across pages.
This was also a need emerging in our team. As we were creating a lot of checklists — from gathering feedback to big and small ideas for improvements — we started to lose track of them.
In the same way, as autolinking helps you connect the dots with less effort, the tasks manager helps you easily keep an overview of your tasks. Now, you will find them all in one central space. And because we don't want to disturb your habits, the former checklists will remain in place.
Two weeks ago, we started this as a small experiment, and after great feedback from many of you on Discord and Slack, we're excited to release this to everyone.
Notes and tasks in one place
This new feature makes integrating tasks within your notes and docs easy. You can create tasks across pages, assign them to your colleagues, and manage them from one place. You don't have to switch between different notes and project management apps.
How it works
To create a task, type @ or / followed by a title and then click on Create. Alternatively, select any text or block in a page and turn it into a task by using the Turn into menu.
Clicking on a task will open it side by side. Now you can add more details, add an assignee, or insert text, lists, or images. In this regard, tasks behave very similarly to pages. You can edit their content, mention them, and see where they are referenced across your workspace.
Tasks are independent of the page they were created in. You can mention the same task in multiple pages. You can even mention tasks inside other tasks.
Click on the Tasks tab in the sidebar to see an aggregated view of all tasks across your workspace.
We look forward to your feedback on Discord or Slackor over email to improve tasks for you and your team! Also, stay tuned for more updates about integrations and extensions very soon.
Today, we're launching a new way to help you share your amazing work with the world! You can now easily publish individual Saga pages to the public web for anyone to see.
You can also directly access Saga on your desktop with the newly-available apps for macOS and Windows. We've also worked on many new usability and performance updates to make Saga even better — including a shiny new way to link pages.
Publish Pages to the Web With One Click
From the very beginning, we made workspaces in Saga shareable. So you can easily publish your whole workspaces for anyone you'd like to share knowledge with — be it wikis, a learning resource, or any other working document.
We're making this even more accessible with more control for sharing individual pages, which will help you publicize your content far and wide. This means you can keep your workspace private and publish only one or several pages for the world to see!
To publish a single page, click on the Share button in the top right corner. Learn more about Page Sharing.
Desktop Apps for Extra Convenience
As one of our most requested features, we're excited to release desktop apps for macOS and Windows. You can now have a dedicated desktop icon for Saga, making it easier to access from anywhere while enabling you to focus more once you're in.
Autolinking, Saga's signature feature, enables you to discover connections you haven't even thought about. Now, you can also decide to refer to specific pages when writing your content — and in that case, manually insert links to pages.
To add a Page Link, type @ to open the autocomplete menu, then select the page you would like to link. Like autolinks, page links have a preview when you hover over them. It's also easy to convert an autolink to a page link. Learn more about Page Links.
What's New in Beta?
We're working on two exciting features — aggregated tasks view and a Google Drive integration. We are testing this with individual users and teams, and we'd love to hear your thoughts! Join our communities on Discord and Slack to help us shape this together.
Task Aggregation (Beta)
With task aggregation, you can integrate your tasks within your notes and docs. For example, you can create tasks across different pages in Saga, assign them to your colleagues, and manage all of them from one place.
Google Drive Integration (Beta)
As part of our effort to organize and link work across different tools, we've developed an integration with Google Drive. With this, you'll be able to mention and link your Google Drive files inside pages, search your Drive directly from the app, and open any file within Saga in full screen or side by side.
Today, we're introducing collaboration in Saga. You can now invite, collaborate, and stay in sync with your teammates, colleagues, and friends — to share and organize your knowledge. Collaboration is free while we are still in beta and will always be free for up to 3 editors. We're also introducing our pricing plans, including a free plan for personal use and a future paid tier for teams with more than 3 editors in a workspace.
Fostering collaboration in Saga has been our priority from the beginning. In a remote-first world, our mission is to help individuals and teams learn from each other and get things done faster. In addition, collaboration multiplies the usefulness of our most unique feature, autolinking, and makes knowledge discovery even more valuable.
Here's what else you'll see in the app:
Collaboration in Saga happens in real-time. You can see changes instantly to always stay in sync. Working together feels natural, and you can work with as many people as you want in the same workspace.
Mentioning Team Members
You can now mention team members inside your pages and use this to assign people to tasks or notify them about important updates.
See Where Others Are
We are introducing a new way to discover what your team is up to. Team members in the same workspace can view publicly shared documents their colleagues are editing. Open the Search bar in the app to see what your colleagues are working on and when it’s good for you to jump in.
It's now easy to receive notifications about important updates in your workspace. For Example, you can see notifications about who joined your workspace or if anyone mentioned you.
Invite other members to your workspace as owners, editors, or viewers only.
Collaboration is only the first step toward making teamwork more efficient in Saga. We'll continue improving the application and make it more valuable for teams by improving notifications and implementing comments. We're also committed to working on integrating other apps in Saga and helping you connect the dots.
We hope you'll check out the collaborative version of Saga, and if you do, let us know what you think. If you have any feature requests, we'd love to hear them! Feel free to share with us on Twitter or the Saga Discord and Slack servers.
Today we are releasing five new blocks to help you organize and make sense of your knowledge even better. You can now structure your content in tables, add dates to your tasks and pages, highlight important paragraphs with a callout or separate it with a divider.
In addition, we've added a new math equations block and a bunch of improvements, including a spellchecker setting, the ability to mention a collection inside a page, and a way to sign in with a Google account.
Organize your knowledge in the format you need. Tables in Saga are flexible, and you can add simple text as well as headings, lists, images, dates, live blocks, and any other type of supported content. Type @table in the editor to get started.
You can now add dates to your page content or page titles. This comes in handy when working with meeting notes, tasks, or planning documents. Saga recognizes most date formats, and you can use the autocomplete to add a date in natural language like "today" or "next Friday".
With callouts, you can highlight specific paragraphs of your pages and make them more distinguishable. Add a background color or emoji icon and include any other block type inside it. Type @callout in the editor to try it out.
You can now display a large set of mathematical equations, expressions, and formulas inside your pages in Saga. Equations in Saga work both inline and as a standalone block. This is particularly useful when doing academic research, writing technical documentation, technical notes, or math homework.
This week we are releasing a bunch of exciting features to help you improve your personal and work-related workflows. With Page Templates, you can start a meeting, daily note, or project plan from a pre-defined template in one click.
We’re also releasing two new block types – embeds and link previews – to help you get more context around your work. Link previews now show up automatically when pasting a website URL to provide a catchy preview of the page with images and additional text. With embeds, you can quickly add videos and more than 10 types of online content directly into your Saga pages for your teammates to discover. Scroll down for more details and the full list of services that are supported.
Meeting notes, specs, plans, or even daily notes often contain the same structure. It’s now easier and faster to start from your own templates or use any of the predefined ones we’ve added to the templates gallery.
To create a template or explore the templates gallery, hover over the New Page button in the left sidebar, click on the window icon and then select Explore Templates.
You can turn any existing page into a template and pre-define its collections and page icon.
Learn more about how to use templates in our Help Center.
🖼 Beautiful Links With More Context
With Link Previews, you can turn any website link into a beautiful-looking block inside your pages. This provides a richer context to your note and makes it easier to scan through.
Simply paste a website URL in the editor and click on Add Preview from the dropdown menu. Saga will automatically pull additional information from that website including logo, image, title, subtitle, and add it to the page for you.
Add videos to your pages and watch them directly there. You can resize them and even watch them side by side with another page opened at the same time.
To add a video embed, simply paste a video link inside the editor and click on Add Embed from the drop-down menu.Supported platforms include YouTube, Vimeo, and DailyMotion. We will be adding more supported services in the future.
You can now embed content from other apps inside Saga! View your design files from Figma, play audio files from SoundCloud, add your Spotifyplaylist, or preview code snippets from Codesandbox without leaving your workspace.
We are supporting embeds from the following applications: Figma, Spotify, SoundCloud, Codepen, Codesandbox, Replit, GIPHY, Prezi Video, and TED.com.
We are expanding the list of supported apps. Let us know if you’d like to embed other apps in your Saga pages in our communities on Slack and Discord.
Saga now works on mobile browsers on iOS and Android.
New text placeholders in empty lists, headings, and tasks.
The editor will now display the longest autolink if multiple autolinks are contained in the same text.
Removed the option to open the autocomplete menu by typing +.
Improved copy and paste from spreadsheets to Saga.
🔜 What’s Next?
Many of you have helped us test and improve the collaborative version of Saga. Stay tuned – our next release will focus on bringing collaboration to everyone. You’ll soon be able to work with others in real-time, mention other team members, and receive automated notifications.
We've rebuilt large parts of Saga, completely revamped the text editor to improve performance, and added exciting new features such as live blocks, a dark theme, side by side mode, a quick edit mode, text highlighting, and more.
You can view all the feature demos also on Twitter!
🔗 Live Blocks
Live Blocks help you keep your content up to date across different pages in a workspace.
Select any block and click on it to create a live block of it in another page.
When you change the initial source, all live blocks created from it will change as well. This is particularly useful when summarizing content from multiple pages or when copying important content from one page to another. Live blocks are a great way to minimize duplicate content and to keep relevant information across your workspace up-to-date.
You can create live blocks in four different ways:
Select any block and click on the link button in the hovering toolbar.
When you copy content from one page and paste it in another, Saga will suggest pasting the content as text or to create a Live Block from the pasted content.
Drag and drop any reference from the Reference Panel to a page to create a live block.
You can also create a live block of a whole page by using the autocomplete menu.
Once a live block is created, all changes will be synced in real-time. You can even create multiple live blocks from the same source block. When you do this, you’ll see a number indicator next to the initial block from which you can navigate to every live block created from it.
🌑 Dark Theme
One of the most requested features has arrived! You can turn the Dark theme on and off from the menu next to your workspace title.
✏️ Quick Edit Mode
Have you ever wanted to quickly edit a page without opening it? Simply hover over a page link and press the pen icon to quickly edit the page. When you’re done, press the X button or Esc to close quick edit mode.
✌️ Work on Two Pages Side by Side
Saga now supports opening two pages right next to each other. To open two pages side by side, simply:
click on the Open Side by side button, or
hold Shift while clicking on a page link.
🦊 Emoji Icons
We've added a small styling improvement that will add a bit more uniqueness to your workspace. You can now add an emoji icon to your pages and collections. Open any page and click on the icon button above the page title to select an emoji.
🟨 Text Highlighting
Select any text and click on the color picker in the hovering toolbar to highlight the selected text.
📄 Turn Any Text Selection Into a Page
Now you can select any text in the editor and turn that into a new page. Click on the Turn into option in the hovering toolbar and select Page.
➡️ Move Selected Text to a Page
After selecting text, now you can also move it to another page.
🗑️ Deleted Pages
We have now implemented a trash bin to save you from accidentally deleting important pages. Saga will now ask you to confirm before permanently deleting a page.
We've rebuilt the editor for faster performance and stability
Improved dragging and dropping of blocks
Improved autolinking speed
Improved typing performance on very large pages
References of pages now calculate instantly
Search modal displays a collection of pages
You can now create a new page when typing it in the Search modal
Changes are better synced and saved when working from multiple tabs or browsers
We've added a new context menu for pages in the left sidebar.
New notifications in the bottom right corner of the screen when creating new pages, live blocks, or when moving content to another page.
Offline indicator in the top right corner when a user is offline
You can now rearrange workspaces by dragging and dropping them in the workspaces list
You can Duplicate a page from the page context menu
Improved notifications when a page's title is changed and references to it are updated
Clicking the handlebar on the left of the editor will suggest you create a new block
Countless bug fixes
🔜 What’s Coming Next?
Very soon, we'll be releasing a new way to create page and workspace templates that will help you speed up your workflows.
We want to make Saga great not only for personal use but for teams as well! A collaborative version of the app is already being tested with a few amazing teams around the world. It's free while in beta and we will keep it free for early testers. We’re adding new teams every week and if you'd like to give it a try simply fill out this form and we will be in touch with you shortly.
Google Drive and Slack integrations
Part of our vision is to help teams organize and make sense of their knowledge not only in Saga but also across the different tools they use at work. We’re currently testing a Google Drive and a Slack integration where you will be able to search and open your Google Drive or Slack content while in Saga, send messages from Slack to Saga as well as search your Slack content directly from Saga. If you’re interested in trying this out, simply fill out this form, and we will be in touch shortly.