January 2024 Newsletter#

Happy new year!#

If you haven’t already, remember to check out our 2023 Year in Review. We’re extremely excited for 2024 and are kicking things off in top form. 😉

What’s New#

Grist Forms#

Grist Forms!


Grist Forms are now live! Build simple and effective forms right inside a Grist document and share with a click. Since the form fields come straight from Grist columns, all your data is piped directly into the correct structure, organized and ready for analysis.

  • Design forms visually within Grist
  • Preview, publish & share with a single click
  • Analyze data in real time

But we’re not done here – we’re continuing to add features to Grist Forms. We want the best data tool to have the easiest way of collecting data. We’re also collecting feedback – either by emailing us at support@getgrist.com or by dropping us a line in our official Discord server.

Visit our Grist Forms page for more information, and dive into our Help Center for complete documentation.

For a hands-on look at forms, sign up for this month’s webinar to learn all about them!

API Console#

Grist API console

Grist already has extensive reference API documentation, but we’re excited to launch a new API console page to allow developers to test API calls in a handy web UI. Note: This page uses your current session.

Community Highlights#

  • Do you destruct/construct URLs often? Andreas Kloeckner (@inducer on GitHub) has shared a small custom widget to allow proper (clickable) viewing of computed URLs.
  • Hot on the heels of gorist, @hooksie1 has shared an alpha version of vrist, a Grist client in V! What’s next, TypeGrist? Grust?
  • Can Grist kanban? Grist fans band together and plan, and Grist can kanban! Users on our Discord server started brainstorming, leading to several prototypes of a Grist kanban solution:
    • one that doesn’t use any custom widgets (!) by wunter8 wunter8's kanban prototype
    • and a full-blown draggable custom widget by @jperon jperon's kanban prototype

Working on something cool with Grist? Let us know by posting in the Showcase forum!

Learning Grist#

Webinar: Forms#

February is for celebrating our love 💖…of forms! We’ll learn how to create a beautiful form view to collect data that will populate a Grist data table upon submission.

Thursday February 22 at 3:00pm US Eastern Time.

Grist Forms


Markdown Widget Magic 🧙‍♂️#

In January, we dove into our Proposals & Contracts example and learned how to use the Markdown widget to create printable PDF files with data from your Grist document.


Help spread the word#

If you’re interested in helping Grist grow, consider leaving a review on product review sites. Here’s a short list where your review could make a big impact. Thank you! 🙏

We are here to support you#

Sprouts Program. Grist often surprises people with its capabilities. Schedule a free Sprouts call with an expert to see if Grist can address your needs. Learn more.

Have questions, feedback, or need help? Search our Help Center, watch video tutorials, share ideas in our Community, or contact us at support@getgrist.com.