BEE v3.0

  1. An editor that evolves with you
  2. What's new in BEE v3
  3. Peace of mind
  4. Timeline
  5. Testing BEE v3

An editor that evolves with you

In keeping with our commitment to provide the Best Email Editor for SaaS, we made the decision earlier this year to completely rewrite the BEE Plugin frontend to achieve the following goals:

  • Keep our technology stack current with evolving web applications
  • Deliver a faster loading speed
  • Add features that increase flexibility and extensibility

While much has changed under the hood, we kept the UI vastly unchanged to minimize any disruption in the user experience for the hundreds of thousands of people that use BEE every month across over 600 SaaS applications.

What's new in BEE v3

Custom CSS

You can now pass to BEE a link to a CSS file when you start the editor, allowing theme changes based on user preference (e.g. light vs. dark mode).
Documentation →

Custom languages

When the default text strings don't work well with the rest of your app's nomenclature, you can now override default transaction files with yours.
Documentation →

Sidebar position

Until now, the editor's sidebar (property panel) was always shown on the right. You can now move it to the left, or let your users decide where to position it.
Documentation →

3x faster loading time

BEE now loads considerably faster, granting a better user experience.

Default sidebar tab

You can now define which sidebar tab will be active when the editor starts.
Documentation →

Sidebar tab order

You can also define the order in which the sidebar tabs will appear.
Documentation →

Custom color palette

You can define the colors that will be displayed in the color palette.
Documentation →

Loading spinner theme

You can now select a light or dark theme for the loading spinner.
Documentation →

Video content block dialog

A new method to let users browse or search to add video content.

Peace of mind

Your peace of mind is a top priority for us. It has been a central focus as we developed the new version of our editor, and as we make it available to you.

To that extent:

  • You do NOT have to switch to BEE v3. Take your time. Discover. See what’s new.
  • We will continue supporting BEE v2 for 6 months.
  • You can start testing BEE v3 at any time. See below.
  • We will be the first ones to go live with the new editor, in production, before anyone else.

Timeline

🗓 October 1

Available in our QA environment to Premium Support customers

🗓 October 7

We will make BEE v3 available to ALL customers in the BEE Plugin Developer Portal. You will be able to switch an application to the new editor. NOT intended for production environments yet. Test away!

🗓 October 15

We will go live with the new editor on BEE Free and BEE Pro. Meaning: it should be ready for production, and – as always – we will be the first, heavy users of our new products. If anything breaks, it will break for us first.

Testing BEE v3

From October 7, 2019, you can start testing BEE v3 by changing the version of the editor used by any BEE Plugin application.

To do so, follow these simple steps:

  1. Log into the BEE Plugin Developer Portal
  2. Select a development application (NOT a production one)
  3. If you need a new dev application, just create a new app
  4. Choose to enable BEE v3 and save that setting (image below)
  5. You’re done!