Release Notes

Release Notes

Release Notes

Release Notes for 1.1.743

12th February, 2021

New Features
  • Session summaries can now accommodate languages with characters other than the English Roman alphabet. LCT boards using Cyrillic, Arabic, Greek, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Georgian and Armenian alphabets will now render correctly in the summary.
Bug fixes
  • The email sent inviting an attendee to a board has been optimised for scenarios where images are blocked in the message.
  • Hyperlinks pasted into topics or comments will display as plain text and not in HTML and the ampersand will render correctly in the Session summary


  • A fix has been implemented to allow facilitators to switch between guest access and a closed access board. 

Release Notes for 1.1.739

3rd February, 2021

New Features
  • When a meeting is ended, facilitators now have the option to create a follow-on meeting which includes the attendees and topics transferred from the completed meeting. All topics or just the undiscussed topics can be transferred to the new board and the previous board is archived for reference. For full details, please refer to
Bug fixes
  • Zoom links which include a password now work seamlessly with the integrated Zoom conferencing functionality. There is now no need to edit your conference link to remove the password.

Release Notes for 1.1.730

14th October, 2020

Bug fixes
  • Dark mode is now fixed and may be toggled on/off as desired.
  • Code has been amended to prevent stray HTML showing in the Session summary and exported Actions/Learnings.

Release Notes for 1.1.719

16th September, 2020

New Features
  • We have improved the merge topic functionality. Now facilitators can unmerge topic cards or add additional topic cards to an already merged card. Votes from the child cards will be grouped into the merged parent but will remain with the child if unmerged.
  • Links added within the comment field are now parsed and will open in a new tab.

Bug Fixes

  • Guest will not see the ‘how to’ welcome tour each time they visit a board. It will be shown once and if it is watched or dismissed, will not be shown on subsequent visits.

Release Notes for 1.1.715

8th September, 2020

New Features
  • Topic card votes may now be hidden from all participants to prevent undue influence during the voting phase. The Facilitator can toggle show or hide votes in the Facilitator controls.
  • Facilitators are now warned that switching off ‘Show Topic Author’ is intended to allow participants to vote and discuss topics without being influenced by the identity of the topic author. The feature is not for anonymity – Topic authors will be shown in the session summary.

Release Notes for 1.1.704

25th June, 2020

New Features
  • Topic card comments can now be edited and deleted from within the Discussing column
  • Dark Mode is available for everyone now. It can be accessed from the left menu
  • Dedicated menus to improve the experience for Guests
  • End Meeting button is now always visible to the Facilitator once the meeting has started
  • Link to our Security Policy PDF has been added to the footer

Bug Fixes
  • SVG assets were not always displaying on Chrome – fixed
  • Adding comments to topics on mobile had stopped working – fixed
  • IntroJS guide has been disabled for mobile
  • Scrollbars were appearing on Firefox when Dark Mode was active – these have been removed

Release Notes for 1.1.693

16th June, 2020

Bug Fixes
  • Removed notification that appeared when trying to edit someone else’s topic card. This has been replaced with clearly defined editable and non-editable fields.
  • End Meeting button Lean Coffee meetings had stopped working
  • Additional text from Add Topic button removed
  • Topic cards going underneath columns when dragged form the Discussed column
  • Additional spacing removed from mobile layouts
  • Topic card author name re-alignment
  • Logo position fixed for iPad

Release Notes for 1.1.688

16th June, 2020

New Features
  • ZOOM performance has been improved with an API update
  • Comments are now visible in the Discussed and To Discuss columns
  • End Meeting button relocated to the top of the Discussed column for better visibility
  • You can now discuss topics for longer with additional time lengths available to select from
  • IntroJS style guides for Lean Coffee meetings, have been added for Facilitators and Attendees
  • The invite attendees popup has been made easier to use
Bug Fixes
  • Dark Mode colour updates
  • Reduced topic card vertical heights
  • The IntroJS onscreen help guide has had text updates and has also been restyled
  • Facilitators are unable to scroll the control panel on Firefox
  • The radio buttons on the Lean Coffee meeting summary popup had stopped working

Release Notes for 1.1.668

9th June, 2020

New Features
  • Dark Mode option is now available
Bug Fixes
  • Topic author names have been made darker
  • Vote button not appearing for some people in a particular set of circumstances

Release Notes for 1.1.665

8th June, 2020

New Features
  • Lean Coffee Meeting Summary PDFs now display content clearer
  • IntroJS style guides for Lean Coffee meetings is available for some Users in Beta
Bug Fixes
  • SignalR occasionally dropping connection for some users
  • Vote button not appearing for some people in a particular set of circumstances

We still have a long backlog of requested features and ideas to improve Lean Coffee, which we will deliver in the coming weeks. Please contact us with any feedback.

Release Notes

New Look for Lean Coffee Table

New Look for Lean Coffee Table

This spring, we are bringing you a whole new look and feel to Lean Coffee Table. We have been listening to your feedback and refreshed the design that is now optimised for PC, tablet and phone devices.
Your Lean Coffee meetings will benefit from an enhanced user experience with the same great functionality to maximise the engagement and creative contribution of all participants.

A new cleaner menu has been introduced for creating new boards, navigating to your meeting board list and managing your account settings.


Two distinct meeting types

‘Lean Coffee’ (LC) and ‘Agenda-driven’ (ADM) both optimised to provide an application which is both easy to use and engaging for your meeting attendees.

Integrated Zoom conferencing will reduce the amount of screen switching and keep the focus on your discussions. 

Lean Coffee topics are now added in a new screen allowing users to view all topics easily prior to voting. Facilitators may now merge similar topic cards from this screen.

The new look ADM meeting board has a restyled agenda list providing a simple and effective means of managing your meeting timeline.

We really hope you like the new look Lean Coffee. Please contact us with any feedback.

Release Notes

New discussion timer prompt

New discussion timer prompt

We are always happy to listen to our users. Feedback suggesting that facilitators did not always remember to set the timer for discussion has led us to introduce a little reminder.

 Now, when you move a topic card into the discussing column, you will be prompted to start the timer. A drop down will enable you to select the length of the initial discussion (up to 10 minutes) and away you go!

Please get in touch if you have suggestions for how we could make Lean Coffee table work better for you.

Release Notes

Merge topic cards is here!

Merge topic cards is here!

Many of you have asked for the functionality to merge topic cards to consolidate voting on similar topics. Facilitators will now have the benefit of selecting topic cards and combining these into a new card which will include the original cards’ text and votes.

It’s best to merge any similar topics BEFORE voting, so that attendees do not vote more than once on the combined topic as the merge will  consolidate all earlier votes from the child topics.

To merge topic cards you need to:

  1. Click on ‘Merge’ in a new topic card.
  2. Select the cards in the topic column you wish to merge together by clicking on the central arrow.
  3. Enter text into the parent card and click ‘Merge Topics’ (Note: You cannot merge until you have entered text into the new ‘Parent’ topic)

Step 1 – Click on Merge

In the Topic column view, click on ‘Merge’ at the bottom right of a new topic card.

Click Merge

Step 2 – Select topic cards

Highlight the topic cards you wish to combine by clicking on the tick in the centre of each card. Click once more to deselect.

Step 3 – Type text into the parent card and click Merge Topics

Add text to the new parent topic card and click ‘Merge Topics’. All votes will be combined and the number of child topics will be displayed in the top right hand corner of the parent.

By clicking the number in the top right hand corner of the new parent card you can see the text and votes assigned to the original topics cards.
Please note:

  • Attendees who voted on the  original cards may  remove their vote from the parent card if required.
  • The topic cards merge is not reversible so please be sure to select the correct topics to merge.
  • Merge cards may be used even after discussion if you realise  you have already discussed something that has been entered into a different topic card.

We would very much appreciate any feed back on our updates. Please let us know if you use them and if they make your LCT experience better!