Teams get the most out of Parabola by using it together, and our goal is to enable efficient and inclusive collaboration on your workflows. So today, we’re announcing a newly revamped published Flow page to make Flows more usable for your entire team.
- ✍️ Flow descriptions: Custom Flow descriptions are now front-and-center, making it easier for editors to communicate the purpose of a Flow and provide guidance and instruction.
- 📎 Destinations: The new “Destinations” section shows where a Flow sends its data as well as the Flow’s run history. Now viewers who are new to a Flow can understand what happens when a Flow is run.
- 👓 Private drafts: Viewers who don’t regularly build Parabola Flows now have a safe environment to work with Table data without disrupting the Flow itself. Viewers can highlight, sort, and interact within a Table: it’s a game-changer for their ability to analyze Flow data.
And there are even more updates that improve the navigation of Flows for viewers and builders alike. Check out a published Flow to see them all!
More share-worthy Flows
Teams share more when their tools make it worthwhile to. So we’ve reorganized the Flow page to make it more approachable for the broader team.
- Large editable Flow titles and custom Flow descriptions make it easier to identify and contextualize a given Flow.
- A collapsible Flow preview allows newcomers to understand the intended results of a Flow before they dive into the detailed Flow logic.
- Reorganized Flow information helps viewers see the schedules, triggers, and run history of a Flow at a glance.
Your team will also have more context around what a given Flow does. The new “Destinations” section allows everyone to see the last actions the Flow took: where data was synced, which emails were sent, which tools were updated, and more. This makes it easier for teammates who are new to a Flow to understand what happens when that Flow is run. Then, they can access a snapshot preview of the last time the Flow ran and explore the logic and documentation within.
Groundbreaking control for Flow viewers
Teammates with viewer permissions can now interact with Tables via private drafts, where they can sort, filter, and highlight data while they analyze it. Viewers' draft tabs are always private, so they won't disrupt any other Table views, nor the underlying Flow.
In many tools, only teammates with editor access can work with data and documents directly. But teams and their data aren’t always so simple – sometimes a teammate needs to work with (manipulate, analyze, and understand) the data in order to get value out of it, without actually editing the data for everyone else.
Private views in Parabola Tables allow for that kind of nuance and teamwork. Everyone can consume the data, and only editors can change it.
Fit and finish
The new published Flow page is full of improvements that make it easier to navigate, like a larger, collapsible Flow preview, visible draft details, more ways to access Flow schedules and run history, more informative Table controls, and more.
Whether they’re building Flows or not, your whole team benefits from accessing data that you transform in Parabola. When published Flows come with context and clearly express what they do, they become incredibly valuable artifacts that fully document a process end-to-end. And when your team has visibility into your workflows and can use, interpret, and share their findings, you create the opportunity for more meaningful contributions from everyone.
Check out a published Flow to experience these changes in action!