Polar 1.80 - Enhanced Mobile, Spaces within Tags and Special Holiday Offer

We have a new version of Polar out with some really interesting features.

Further, since holiday season is upon us, we are offering a special 1-year deal for Polar Premium for $19.95. That’s a 50% discount on the regular price.

Holiday Discount

We’ve decided to offer a 1 year license of Polar for just $19.95. Normally the bronze version of Polar is $4.99 per month so this is nearly a $40 savings.

I wanted to do this because a number of our student users commented that paying per month was expensive and $4.99 per month was difficult when you’re living out of a dorm and eating ramen noodles.

When 2.0 arrives, which should land sometime in January, the mobile flashcard review is going to be a premium feature.

This is a great opportunity to save some money once 2.0 is out the door.

Update: We’re going to be extending the discount until Dec 31, 2019 due to the delayed release of 1.80.

Mobile

The mobile app has been significantly reworked and now feels more like a native app. Navigation works properly and also works amazingly well on a tablet.

If you have any feedback on our tablet app please reach out.

This version will form the basis of our Android app which we plan on shipping in early 2020.

Spaces within Tags

Spaces within tags are now fully supported. This includes both folders and regular tags.

I was hesitant to add this feature because then our tags wouldn’t be compatible with other systems like Twitter but so many people requested this functionality that it’s probably very important moving forward.

Full Changelog

  • Fixed bug with tablets now showing the pricing plan

  • removed outline on MacOS for tree nodes on the sidebar.

  • Dramatically improved our mobile and tablet apps.

  • Fixed bug where PHZ files were breaking with iframes that were invalid.

  • Changed #annotations and #stats URLs so that they are /annotations and /stats as we’re going to migrate to anchors for sub-screens for history.

  • Fixed privacy policy URL in login page

  • Tags can now contain spaces and hyphens

  • Semaphore now used for Windows disk writes.

  • Removed some unused libraries

  • Upgrades to latest firebase

Posted on: 16 Dec 2019

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