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 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  

  • 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  • Removed ability to send an Additional Form when a submission is Withdrawn.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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