This is a changes and improvements history for the current and past versions.

Feb 18, 2019

  • This release adds the ability to allow channels to be marked public, and the ability for external people to add themselves into channels via a link. If you go to Channel Members in any you are now able to enable a channel for public sign-ups. This significantly improves Aether’s usability in the cases of loosely-connected groups of people, like your external contractors, university classmates or meetup/conference participants.

  • Channel members are now given names like regular users, without the -(guest) tag at the end. We’ll be making it possible for a channel member to be promoted to a full-privileged team member. More information about membership types are available here.

  • Channel members can now join multiple channels. They are no longer restricted to a single channel.

  • Spell check can now be enabled or disabled. It now comes disabled by default.

  • Drafts are now auto-saved locally every 2 to 10 seconds while typing, and they will persist across restarts.

  • In certain text fields like login, search, or member modifications, Enter is now sufficient to submit, and it will no longer create a new line.

  • More mail actions are built and shipped. The full list is available here: Mail actions

  • Double-clicking on headers now maximises the screen for better compatibility with Mac OS, Windows and Linux (Gnome / KDE) UI guidelines.

  • ‘Guests’ are now formally named as channel members in the light of their newly added privileges.

  • Updated dependencies to improve Markdown handling and made it more consistent across email and app interfaces.

  • Improved the in-app help tips to be more helpful and clear.

Dec 16, 2019

  • Adds two major features, email integration and guests.

Email integration

Every channel now comes with a mail address automatically created for it. Members of the team can email that address to create new threads. They can also reply to emails coming in from that thread, as well as using mail actions (unique functions usable through email). Mail actions are useful for things such as upvoting or downvoting directly from your email client.

You can see a channel’s mail address at `ChannelName > Mail pipes`.

This update makes usage of the app optional for most regular users. The app is useful if you want to manage which channels you have joined (i.e. which channels will you get the emails from), and for creating new channels. Adding and removing members and guests (below) is also done through the app. For most other things, however, email is now sufficient.


You can now add single-channel guests to your channels for free. These are guests that are not parts of your team, but still keep getting email updates.

These single-guests cannot sign into your team via the app. They will instead be able to see updates in the channel via email threads, and will be able to respond to them, as well as being able to take mail actions.

  • Misc bug-fixes to improve user comfort and reliability.

Sept 9, 2019

This is the release candidate #3 for the first public launch.

  • Makes the app snappier by showing confirmations for the posts as fast as possible.
  • Several UI fixes to make things nicer and more clear
  • Backend improvements

Aug 16, 2019

This is the release candidate #2 for the first public launch.

This release includes a new version of the entitlements that we use for on-premises deployments as well as other minor bug fixes found by QA.

Aug 9, 2019

This is the release candidate for the first public launch.

Lots of design fixes, a regression with emojis (super important!) is handled, and other tidbits that come out of QA testing is fixed.

If you have any feedback, we’d love to know, and we respond fast. Reach out any time at

Aug 2, 2019

We’ve been hard at work taking care of the feedback given at our first cycle of private pilots. The number of improvements deployed are in the mid-hundreds, so it’s better to skip listing them here one by one, however we have significantly improved the polish of the app, stability of the backend, and the 99th percentile latency of the connections.

If you have any feedback, we’d love to know, and we respond fast. Reach out any time at

Jun 1, 2019

This is the first pilot release of Aether Pro.


Hello, pilots! 👨‍✈️👩‍✈️

Glad to have you here. I hope you find Aether Pro useful, and if you have any suggestions on how to make it more useful, please email us at I’d love to hear what you think, and how it can improve. `