December 2020 Newsletter#

What’s New#

Want to check how your document has changed recently? Just press the Document History button in the bottom left of your document, choose a snapshot on the right, click the three-dots symbol () beside it, and select one of the new Compare to Previous or Compare to Current options.

Compare to Previous

What’s Coming#

Grist has brought you a lot of new features in 2020, and it looks like 2021 is going to be another bumper year. One big feature we’re particularly excited about is fine-grained access control, where you’ll be able to determine who can see (or edit) which parts of your document at the table, column, and row level. Several of you have been asking for this, in different ways, and we’re happy to have a solution in hand that will cover a lot of use-cases. If you are interested in getting early access, let us know!

Granular Access Control

New Examples#

Show a Map. This custom widget renders a list of locations as a geographic map. So if you’re making a list of places you want to go once travel is a thing again, you can lay them out and start making plans…

Map Example

Learning Grist#

  • Get started quickly with basic Grist concepts by watching this playlist of a few very short introductory videos: Grist Video Series.

  • Each of our featured Examples & Templates has a related tutorial that shows step-by-step how to build it from scratch. Read through one to gain a deeper understanding of how various features play together.

  • Visit our Help Center to find all of the above, along with the full product documentation.

  • Questions or suggestions? Click the Give Feedback link near the bottom left in the Grist application, or simply email