Submittable regularly makes updates and improvements to our software. Please refer to this page for an up-to-date record of our recent releases.

Week of 10/7/19 - 10/11/19  v3.976 - v3.982

  • Improved performance of forms with a Select Long List tool in place. 

Week of 9/30/19 - 10/4/19 - v3.971 - v3.975

  • Updated the ability to assign/un-assign reviewers to submissions. 
  • Updated the error message that users see when organization accounts are paused or expired
  • Updated the Customer Support link at the bottom of submission forms. 
  • Improved ability to pay for submissions with PayPal

Week of 9/23/19 - 9/27/19  v3.965 - v3.970

  • Improved functionality for reporting and exporting submission data.
  • Improved ability for level 1 & 2 team members to see their own review scores in the assigned submission list. 
  • Updated language localization on forms' submission pages.
  • Updated blind form fields in primary forms to be visible to blind reviewers with the designation, [blind], showing for the answer. 
  • Added a confirm password field when a user creates a new account.

Week of 9/9/19 - 9/13/19   v3.959 - v3.962

  • Improved performance when using PayPal in Chrome. 

Week of 8/26/19 - 8/30/19  v3.954-v3.955

  • Improved ability to reply to a message in the submission details page with message going to all users in that thread. 

Week of 8/5/19 - 8/9/19  v3.937-v3.945

  • Adjusted team access settings to only allow level 4 & 5 team members the ability to enter in a manual submission. 
  • Improved ability to view all team members under Assign, in the submission list, when the organization has a large number of team members. 
  • Updated the platform to automatically log users out after 24 hours of inactivity. 
  • Updated the password-reset page to include an error message when page is expired. 

Week of 7/15/19 - 8/2/19  v3.928-v3.936

  • Updated the draft submission feature to include a date range option. 

Week of 7/1/19 - 7/12/19   v3.922-v3.927

  • Improved ability to change the status of a submission and message the submitter from the submission list page. 
  • Converted the dashboard submission labels pie chart to a bar graph.
  • Improved the 'select long list' function. 
  • Updated the layout on the Gallery page. 
  • Improved ability to take action on links in the Activity page.
  • Increased accuracy of action times captured in the Activity page. 
  • Improved centering of an image in the Guidelines section of a Gallery.
  • Increased character limit for Form Guidelines from 20,000 to 30,000 characters. 
  • Optimized Gallery to function consistently, regardless of presence of title form field in submission form.  
  • Improved ability to delete the title form field in the Form Designer. 

Week of 6/24/19 - 6/28/19    v3.920-v3.921

  • Improved ability to upload files larger than 2 GB to a submission.
  • Released new Draft feature to select accounts.

Week of 6/17/19 - 6/21/19  v3.916-v3.919

  • Removed the ability for levels 1-3 team members to see the Forms button in the navigation bar. 
  • Moved the localization widget to display in the navigation bar. 
  • Changed the submission list action bar title from ‘More’ to ‘Other’.
  • Added the ability to download all activity feed information from the submission details page.
  • Added an Additional Form icon to the submitter-side submission list.

Week of 6/10/19 - 6/14/19    v3.912-v3.915

  • Hide messaging access for level 1 users.
  • Added 'Any' or 'All' designation to the label filter in Reports.
  • Updated language localization to include Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Indonesian, and Thai.

Week of 6/3/19 - 6/7/19  v3.907-v3.911

  • Added Dashboard feature to all custom plan accounts.
  • Updated the placement of the delete button on the downloads page in Reporting.
  • Updated the expiration times for calls listed in Discover. 
  • Added the ability to batch move submissions to In-Progress in the submission list. 
  • Updated the fee-description feature on submission forms. 
  • Improved functioning of messaging modals. 
  • Updated the team list so that inactive team members do not count towards team limit

Week of 5/28/19 - 5/31/19   v3.900-v3.906

  • Updated submitters' ability to message organizations.
  • Improved capability to upload an image to the Look & Feel page.
  • Updated platform to limit account functionality when payment is past due 60 days.
  • Updated platform to revoke access when account is past payment 90 days. 
  • Increased password requirements to require 8 characters and at least 2 of the following: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, symbols.
  • Improved Invite and Assign feature.
  • Updated reporting with additional search filters for Submission Status, Form Status, Add-on Payments, and Submission Rating. 
  • Updated Team Progress Report to include only active submissions. 
  • Improved messaging system to show error if no recipient selected.
  • Updated submission and voting timestamps in Activity Tab (for organizations and the submitters). 
  • Improved ability for organizations to view files on Submission Details page (if file has been previously replaced by submitter). 

Week of 5/20/19 - 5/24/19   v3.894-v3.899

  • Added an error message for Level 5 team members if payment is past due. 
  • Improved the Team Progress Report feature. 
  • Reduced number of pre-lockout password attempts from 20 to 10.
  • Added the ability for Level 3 team members to batch message submitters from the submission list page.
  • Removed autocomplete feature when signing into a Submittable account. 
  • Updated error message when adding a payment option on a form without entering a description. 

Week of 5/13/19 - 5/17/19  

  • Updated the 'To:' feature when sending a message in the submission details page. 
  • Updated accessibility for Download and Delete options in submission details page.
  • Added a status filter to the reporting feature.
  • Added an upsell option for the additional form feature.
  • Improved the word count function for text areas in the review designer.
  • Improved the ability to edit a submission as the organization in the submission details page.
  • Improved the modal with the submitter's information when clicking on a submitter's name in the submission list. 
  • Improved the function of labels in the submission details page. 
  • Added a label filter to the reporting feature.

Week of 5/6/19 - 5/10/19  v3.881-v3.887

  • Updated the team progress report links.
  • Improved scrolling ability in Form Designer toolbox. 
  • Updated blind submission filenames to show as blind in the submission details page.
  • Updated screen reader accessibility in the file viewer.
  • Added .csv, .heif, .hevc, and .stl as acceptable file types for the file-upload form field.  

Week of 4/29/19 - 5/3/19   v3.874-v3.880

  • Added the submission URL as an option in Reporting.

Week of 4/22/19 - 4/26/19    v3.868-v3.873

  • Allow organizations the option to accept files larger than 5G.

Week of 4/15/19 - 4/19/19  v3.863-v3.867

  • Updated the team list export feature.
  • Discontinued support for IE11.

Week of 4/8/19 - 4/12/19   v3.855 - v3.862

  • Added ability to export a .csv file of an organization's team list.
  • Added ability to delete downloaded and saved reports. 
  • Updated text box form field in the review designer. Date picker will show if field is validated for a date. 
  • Improved display of navigation bar on mobile devices. 
  • Updated error message when required form field is missed. Will now read: 'this field is required'.
  • Updated navigation bar on submission details page. 
  • Improved 'at opening show file preview' display option on submission details page. 
  • Added .adoc to list of accepted file types for file upload fields.  

Week of 4/1/19 - 4/5/19    v3.850-v3.854

  • Improved ability to finalize and edit review forms. 
  • Updated the ‘Agree to Terms’ text on forward-facing submission forms.
  • Improved data validation on review forms. 
  • Improved access to submission details page for Levels 1-3 team members. 

Week of 3/25/19 - 3/29/19   v3.844-v3.849

  • Improved file-viewing ability in the submission details page.
  • Improved message formatting for multiple email providers.
  • Improved multiple functions, including the look and feel, of the new Messaging feature.
  • Improved function when closing files in the submission details page. No longer returns to the top of submissions list.
  • Updated Messaging template and added a ‘Download in Submittable’ button when a file is attached to the message. 
  • Improved the ability for organizations to upload jpeg files in the submission details page. 
  • Removed ‘Holy Cow’ as a default label on new accounts.
  • Improved the submission list page to display ‘n/a’ if a submission’s title has been deleted.
  • Updated the contact email address on the subscription plan page. 

Week of 3/11/19 - 3/15/19  v3.836-v3.840

  • Improved functioning of vote tally in submission list.
  • Continued improvements to the new Messaging feature. 
  • Improved scrolling performance of files in submission details page when a file is missing.

Week of 3/4/19 - 3/8/19    v3.833-v3.835

  • Released a new messaging feature to all organizations.

Week of 2/25/19 - 3/1/19   v3.832-v3.826

  • Unblinded file names on submission details page of blind forms. 
  • Improved functioning of the Submit button.
  • Visual improvements made to the Submit button in Discover.

Week of 2/18/19 - 2/22/19   v.3.821-v3.825

  • Improved submission exports to include text block fields in PDF versions.
  • Improved downloaded blind files to keep file names intact.

Week of 2/11/19 - 2/15/19   v.3.819-v3.820

  • Added Union Pay credit cards as acceptable payment type.
  • Added users' email address to the name dropdown; moved logout to the top of the dropdown.

Week of 2/4/19 - 2/8/19   v3.811-v3.818

  • Improved file viewer dropdown in submission details.
  • Improved password reset function when multiple password reset links are sent.
  • Improved blinded filename to remain blind after the file is downloaded.
  • Improved saving functionality when multiple browser tabs are open.

Week of 1/28/19 - 2/1/19   v3.803-v3.810

  • Improved functioning of required file-upload form fields in Additional Forms.
  • Improved Table feature to not redirect submitter to top of form after closing table.

Week of 1/21/19 - 1/25/19  v3.798-v3.801 

  • Added 'Reference Letter Received' field to Reports tool. 
  • Changed phone form field to default to US country code.

Week of 1/14/19 - 1/18/19  v3.793-v3.797

  • Improved performance of navigation function when user account created without a first or last name.
  • Resolved an error occurring with the random assignment feature. 
  • Improved the function of the content page when an organization deletes files submitter-uploaded files. 
  • Updated the new navigation for improved performance on mobile devices.
  • Improved the ability to upload large files when the same form is open in two tabs. 

Week of 1/7/19-1/11/19   v.3787-v3.792

  • Expanded text area on review forms and enabled line-by-line expansion with text entry. 
  • Improved randomize assignment feature to make the assignments more random.

Week of 12/31/18 - 1/4/19   v3.784 - v3.786

  • Added the ability to use custom CSS on a Gallery page. 

Week of 12/24/18 - 12/28/18   v3.777 -v3.783

  • Updated navigation bar. 
  • Added shadow box to new navigation bar. 
  • Updated navigation bar for mobile.
  • Improved functioning of publication-date feature if set before a submission is accepted. 
  • Changed “Reference Letter” to “Supporting Documents” in email template and file-upload field and "Document Request" in Form Designer toolbox.
  • Improved Reports functioning with Firefox. 

Week of 12/17/18 - 12/21/18  v3.773- v3.776

  • Improved the “No Response” option text in the Response Template dropdown for status-change emails. 

Week of 12/10/18 - 12/14/18  v3.769- v3.772

  • Improved draft editor plugin for image resizing in the General Guidelines. 

Week of 12/03/18 - 12/07/18  v3.764-v3.768

  • Improved functionality for downloading reviews in activity tab on submission details page.

Week of 11/19/18 - 11/30/18  v3.755-v3.763

  • Improved the open for editing function to only show relevant file upload form fields.
  • Added reference letter form field to additional forms.
  • Enhanced error messaging for forms missing required information.
  • Improved functionality of image links in gallery view.
  • Improved footer position in gallery view.
  • Improved manual submission capability for forms with an international phone field. 

11/12/18-11/16/18   v3.750-v3.754

  • Improved live links in text areas in a review form. 
  • Added permission level to pending team invites on the team list.
  • Improved action when clicking on name of inactive team member on team list, now directs to team member edit page. 

11/5/18-11/9/18  v3.741-v3.749

  • Updated instructions on how to use placeholder tags when creating.
  • Changed verbiage when removing a Form from ‘Delete this Form’ to ‘Remove this Form’. 
  • Removed ability to send an Additional Form when a submission is Withdrawn.
  • Removed Statistics Report verbiage from the Summary Page.
  • Improved search filter function to show Add-On Payment description.
  • Improved placement of message explaining that a form is not live when you click on the title of a not-live form.
  • Improved appearance of hyperlinks to match the font chosen on the Look & Feel page.
  • Enabled ability to hover over the time in the Activity Feed in Submission Details and view the full time entry.
  • Improved review form function to create a new review template if submission is moved to a new form. 


  • Received Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) from Perkins Access for the submitter-facing side of the platform. This VPAT follows industry standards outlined in WCAG 2.0, which were included in recent updates to Section 508.
  • Improved checkbox functionality to decode all HTML entities.
  • Removed the ability for organizations to choose the color for the required form field asterisks. All Asterisks will be red by default. 
  • Improved the Text Area word limit function in the custom review designer. 

10/15/18-10/19/18  v3.730-v3.732

  • Improved tag display in Discover. 
  • Removed blind reviewers’ ability to access submitter name by clicking Auto Label in submission details page.  
  • Improved functioning of Auto Labels in single-checkbox form fields.
  • Improved withdraw function to limit the number of notification emails received by an organization. 
  • Updated table viewer in submission details page to display submitter edits. 
  • Improved scrolling function in the file-navigation dropdown in submissions details page.
  • Improved the In-Line feature for review form fields. 
  • Updated verbiage on Payment Validation page. 
  • Improved platform functionality when HTML errors are built into a form by an organization. 
  • Improved duplicating-form function to maintain internal form field.

09/24/18-09/28/18  v3.722 -v3.725   

  • Improved functioning of expiration date when setting forms to expire at 11:59 PM.
  • Downloaded reports will now automatically delete from view after 45 days.
  • Level 3 team members can now view editable assigned submissions.
  • Improved functioning and appearance of review-form dropdown fields.
  • Improved visibility of text blocks when Form Logic applied to a form.
  • Re-designed close icon when declining a submission from the submission list and attaching a file. 

09/17/18-09/21/18   v3.711-v3.717

  • Improved functioning of Upgrade Plan buttons viewable on Inactive accounts.
  • Added error messages when incorrect CVV or expiration date entered upon upgrade. 
  • Changed view of plan-pricing page for invoiced customers. 
  • Improved ability to scroll between images in full-screen mode. 
  • Removed trashcan icon for Level 1-3 team members on file-upload form fields. 
  • Added button to connect Submittable account to Salesforce account. 
  • Improved functionality of blinded form fields. 
  • Improved loading and viewing of video files in the Submission Details page.
  • Improved redirection, and added dedicated login button, for Single Sign On (SSO) users.
  • Improved the ability to scroll in the submission details page in an inactive account. 
  • Increased visual padding around login and signup buttons in mobile.
  • Various improvements made to submission export function.

09/6/18   v3.705, v3.706 

  • Improved subject line text when emailing a Gallery link from an Android phone.
  • Removed default text populating Text Blocks in Additional Forms. 

09/5/18   v3.704

  • Links shared from Gallery homepage now include the organization’s name. 

08/28/18   v3.698

  • Improved the ability to edit radio lists on submissions. 
  • Additional Forms now required to have a unique name before they get sent to submitters. 
  • Error message added when required checkbox list left incomplete in review forms. 
  • Improved clarity of message users receive when they try to Sign Up, rather than Sign In, with an existing Submittable account. 

08/24/18   v3.697

  • Improved gallery viewing capabilities, maintaining voting page when scrolling or clicking outside of the image. 
  • Improved functioning of scrolling behavior when ‘At opening show file preview' is chosen, returning user to correct page of submission-list view from submission details page. 
  • Improved scrolling behavior on submission details page.
  • Improved review-form functionality when form logic is present. 


  • Internal Note verbiage removed when adding a Submitter Note, a Private Note or a Team Note to the activity feed of a submission.

08/21/2018   v3.693

  • Added image-uploading indicator on Look and Feel page.
  • Include Talentd submissions in submitter list.
  • Changed default settings for submission forms to open at 12 am on the “Starts On” date, and expire at 11:59 pm on the “Expires On” date. 

08/20/2018  v3.692

  • Improved audio transcoding. 
  • Levels 1 and 2 team members can now successfully download their own reviews. 


  • Improved random sort performance in Gallery. 
  • Header images will now save if uploaded prior to saving Look and Feel settings.

v3.689, v3.690 i

  • Improved acessibilty: required fields on the profile page weren’t obviously marked as such when viewed via screen reader. Added asterisks to each label and input.
  • If Discover checkbox on User Settings page is unchecked, user is now redirected to submission list upon login. 
  • Improved iOS video viewing in Gallery.
  • Improved accessibility: user submission list didn’t visually indicate that each row is a link. Titles of submission list items now underlined to make link more evident.
  • Improved Accessibility: required fields on the change password page weren’t obviously marked as such when viewed via screen reader. Added asterisks to each label and input.
  • Reference letters are now downloadable from the submission details page.
  • Removed “These changes will be visible to the submitter” message that appeared when an organization edited an internal field in the submission details.

08/09/2018   v3.684

  • Items in“Select (long list)” tool in the Form Designer are now ordered.

08/08/2018   v3.682, v3.683 i

  • Added JPG file format for adding and replacing reference letters on submission details page. 
  • Header image is now able to be deleted on Look and Feel page.

08/08/2018   v3.677, v3.678, v3.679, v3.680, v3.681 

  • Review downloads format changed from PDF to RTF.
  • Default submission list sort changed from title ascending to submitted date descending.
  • Header image uploader updated to allow image cropping capabilities and improve the user interface for header-image uploading.
  • In submission detail activity feed, pop-up alert added when a file is added to submission notes area, stating that note text is required.
  • Allowed uppercase characters in reference letter email.
  • If an unembeddable video file is present on submission detail page, display a clickable URL instead of black box.
  • A loading indicator was added when paging through submissions using forward and back arrows.
  • Added ALT text, for accessibility purposes, to question-mark icon on public-facing submission pages.

08/02/2018   v3.672,  v3.673, v3.674, v3.675, v3.676

  • If organization has no response templates set up, it’s now possible to accept or decline without notifying submitter. 
  • More descriptive labels added to links for screen readers.
  • Consent copy (at sign-up and on user settings page) was updated to make it to make it more clear that promotional and marketing emails are coming from Submittable. 
  • Level 2 team members can now be assigned to a submission, and then assign someone else to the submission and remove themselves from the submission at the same time. 
  • Error message added when a required checkbox is not checked and user attempts to complete the submission. 
  • When scrolling through multiple submissions, reviewers are now returned to previous page, rather than the first page. 

07/30/2018   v3.671

  • More than 10 options now allowed on a checkbox rating list in a review form.
  • Standardized link size in organization guidelines area.
  • Improved scrolling behavior in drop-down list for team-member assignees.

07/26/2018   v3.670 

  • Improved functionality of Update Review, Save Draft and Finalize Review buttons on new submission details page.
  • Added the submission assignment links back to the assignments email.
  • Ensured that default note visibility set in Assignments & Notifications tab was reflected in submission details. 
  • Enabled new submission details page by default for new organizations. 
  • Removed Talentd-related links and pages from platform.

07/25/2018   v3.669

  • Removed search function in note-visibility drop-down. 

07/23/2018   v3.664, v3.665, v3.666, v3.667 

  • Label activity blinded on new submission details page.
  • Commas can now be used in Radio List and Checkbox List options of custom review forms.
  • Alphabetize list of team members when sending email from submission details page. 
  • Minor alignment and style improvements made to new submission details page
  • Added front-end notification when fee is required. 
  • Resolved issue of long submission titles visually displacing certain action buttons. 
  • Resolved issue related to API handling of reference-letter requests. 
  • Updated copy to enable or disable Discover on User Settings page. 
  • Improved status message for large-video transcoding.

07/18/2018   v3.663

  • Re-added ability to add note to assignment email. 
  • Improved date and URL validation for their respective form fields.
  • Updated message text for organizations that have met their team-member limit. 

07/17/2018   v3.661, v3.662

  • Added missing apostrophe typo in some localized text.
  • Displayed file name now hidden on new submission details if the rest of the submission is blind. 
  • Accessibility improvement: fixed issue with dropdowns not being able to be properly read by screen-readers. 
  • Improved visual presentaion on additional form dropdown.
  • Updated color of social-share icons to create platform-wide visual consistency.
  • Video progress bar now shows in Internet Explorer
  • Made email subject field required across response templates.
  • Email verification now required for Gallery voters. 

07/13/2018   v3.659 v3.660

  • Improved file upload to editable submissions. 
  • Added submitter address and payment information to the info-box pop-up in the new submission details page. 
  • Improved password-reset functionality. 

07/12/2018   v3.652, v3.653, v3.654, v3.655, v3.656, v3.657, v3.658

  • Made blind status actions consistent between list page and submission details page.
  • Increased specificity of error-message language in forms when submitter attempts to finalize submission without completing a required field. 
  • Updated copy for default email templates to increase relevance to a broader user base. 
  • Various UI improvements to the submission details page, including text added to icons, calendar moved to More menu, and improved placement and functioning of Additional Forms.
  • Added a default subject line for response templates without a subject line. 
  • Date displays properly in new submission details page.
  • Corrected response templates using the [DetailsLink] tag sending users to a 404 due to missing "/" in the URL.
  • Updated file viewer in Gallery to support 360/VR video.
  • Improved form deletion functionality form-list page. 
  • Improved Email validation links. 
  • Notifications messages no longer block any UI in submission details page. 
  • Status-change emails no longer fail when submission deleted immediately following status change. 
  • Added checkbox on Personal Settings page so that user can choose whether to land at Discover, or on their submissions list page, upon login. 
  • Added checkbox for organizations to disable Discover access for submitters who sign up at their domain. 
  • Added LinkedIn button to public-facing submission pages; removed Google Plus button. 
  • Improved submitter name display when special character references are used in new submission emails.
  • Reviewer name appears in assignment emails, instead of assigner's name.
  • Changed submitter-side submission download from RTF to PDF.

07/03/2018   v3.651

  •  Mobile improvement: Increased size of social share icons on mobile and made the “close lightbox” button visible. 
  • Mobile improvement: Added the “view other submissions” button to the bottom of a submission light box for reduced scrolling to access list view.
  • Updated appearance of price total on paid submission forms. 
  • Implemented link to return to list view on Gallery light-box pages.
  • Eliminated typo on User Settings page.
  • Increased font size in all generated PDFs. Returned to using Proxima Nova font. Added line breaks between reviews.
  • Switched Gallery guidelines entry from text box to the WYSIWYG editor, and made any text linkable. 
  • Improved site navigation. 

07/02/2018   v3.650

  • Improved on new submission details page.
  • Added customization of dates and times for form start and expiration. 

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