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Beta Launch: Notes Search

Tue Nov 24, 2015, 12:26 PM by danlev:icondanlev:

One of the most highly requested features is now here: the ability to search notes! Notes search allows you to do things like:

  • Find all notes you’ve sent to a specific deviant

  • Find all notes from a deviant that contain a keyword

  • Search for a keyword within a custom folder

  • Find all unread notes that contain a keyword

  • Search your drafts

To search your notes, simply enter a keyword in the search box. You can also use the advanced search dropdown to filter your search results.

During the initial launch, only the past year of your notes will be searchable.

Try it out!

Beta Testers, we need your help in testing notes search! Try searches you normally would, and then try some really advanced searches.

  • Search using advanced operators

  • Search within custom folders

  • Search to and from specific deviants

  • Try searching, and then editing your queries

  • Try browsing results and selecting notes

Visit Your Notes

Bugs can be reported in the Notes Search project or as a comment on this article.

Beta Launch: Notes Search
One of the most highly requested features is now here: the ability to search notes!

Beta Preview of Watch 2.0

Mon Nov 16, 2015, 2:38 PM by danlev:icondanlev:

This preview is available to a small group of new deviants, as well as Core Members who were Beta Testers as of November 11th.  We will continue to add deviants to the preview group in the coming days and weeks.

The heart of the DeviantArt experience is based on viewing and interacting with the art and activity from the deviants and groups you watch. Today, we’re providing an early preview into Watch 2.0 where we’ve taken the activities deviants do most and built an experience geared toward exactly those actions.

Please keep in mind that this is an early Beta Preview. You are likely to encounter bugs and functions that are still being worked on.  

(You can turn it off at anytime.)

Focusing on Art and Discovery

Watch is a feed that aggregates activity (like deviations, journals, collections, status updates, etc.) from the deviants and groups you watch (aka follow). We’ve built Watch 2.0 with browsing art in mind, allowing you to view a screen covered edge-to-edge in art.

The two main sections of Watch are deviations and posts:

  • Deviations: A stream of deviations from the deviants you watch; deviations they’ve submitted, deviations they’ve favorited, and deviations they’ve submitted to groups.

  • Posts: Journals, Status Updates, and Polls from deviants you watch.

Your Deviation Browsing Experience: Reimagined

The core use of the Message Center revolves around viewing deviations from deviants you watch.  We set out to completely revamp the experience of browsing and interacting with deviations, based on what we've learned and the feedback we've heard over the years. We’ve taken a lot of the functionality around deviations in the Message Center, and designed an experience optimized for it.

Watch2 by danlev

1. Saved Items

Saving deviations is a quick way of “bookmarking” them for later. When you click a deviation to see the new pop-up deviation page, the “save” button is located right next to the favourite button.

2. “Show” Menu

The “Show” menu lets you filter specific content types. From this menu, you can choose to display deviations, favourites, and/or group deviations. While on the Posts tab, the dropdown will let you filter by status updates, journals, or polls.

3. Deviants Menu

The deviants menu is a new way of viewing your favorite artists’ activity. Selecting an artist isolates their activity, letting you easily see what they’ve been up to. You can also “pin” your favorite artists to easily access them later.

Pop-Up Display

The pop-up display is a new way of browsing deviations. From this mode, you can view almost everything you can do on a deviation page, including favoriting, reading and posting comments, etc. Views in this browsing mode are counted towards the deviations views.

New Navigation

Along with Watch 2.0, we’re introducing a new global navigation across the site.

Notifications & Notes

Most of the components of the Message Center have been split into two sections: Watch and Notifications. The new notifications dropdown makes it easier than ever to quickly access new comments, replies, mentions, favorites on your artwork, and other notices related to you and your art.

Just like notifications, you can also view new notes without leaving the page you’re on.

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 1.15.22 PM by danlev

Preventing Message Anxiety

If you’re an active deviant, it’s not hard to amass over 1,000 notifications. While it’s nice to know that you’ll never miss a thing from the people you watch, it can be cumbersome and stressful to have to deal with so many messages, filtering out the important ones. We often hear that deviants are stressed out by their Message Center and occasionally just purge all of their messages, which defeat the purpose of the Message Center.

While the full Message Center isn’t going away, we want to give you a taste of what we have in mind for a smoother experience.

Beta Preview of Watch 2.0
The heart of the DeviantArt experience is based on viewing and interacting with the art and activity from the deviants and groups you watch. Today, we’re providing an early preview into Watch 2.0 — where we’ve taken the activities deviants do most and built an experience geared toward exactly those actions.


Dan Leveille
United States
I work in Marketing at deviantART. I love the internet. I'm an LGBT activist, Developer, Designer, Photographer. I graduated from RIT. I'm building Equaldex (equalitopia on deviantART), collaborative LGBT rights knowledge base. I also run a LGBT rights blog.

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MomoTheMimeMaster Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
Hey I have a question about the iPhone deviantART app ;;
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago
Thank you very much for the Core gift. A sweet gesture and much appreciated.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving. :huggle:
BL8antBand Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I was testing, for a few moments, a watch feed feature that works well with the cell phone.  I have a mindset idea that might help.  DeviantArt has to cater to 2 Audiences.  1 is the Viewer of art.  2 is the Creator of the Art, the Artist.  1 can use the cell phone for viewing the art or TV or picture frame or tablet or billboard outside, or desktop computer.  2 The Creator of art, the Artist, will usually use a desktop computer and use a mouse or pen tablet or keyboard.  The Artist would prefer the current interface, being able to sort through art easily on a desktop, organization, uploading etc.  DeviantArt does this very well.  I like dragging and dropping.  So, that is my 2 cents if it makes sense?  My 2 Sense?  ha ha ... (The third head of the monster, 3 is you guys at DeviantArt the part of the monster that gets information, processes it, and sends it out to the masses, but that is invisible to the Viewer and Creator.)
ZeitgeistDragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015   Traditional Artist
Since i know it will be an eternity or never when i get a response to my note to the help desk, i just wanted to point out a glitch to the DA staff.

When i went to submit my entry, the timer said i had roughly an hour left. I had refreshed the page too when i was almost done. (shouldn't have needed to anyway)

However, it would not let me submit to that category when i tried. The timer was suddenly at 0. As i was uploading, it said i had close to an hour left. 

This also happened to  SmoochiLuci  You guys owe it to us to accept our entries because of this big error on DAs part.   
spiritwolf02 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hello- i have someone who spammed me into paying them 10 pts. ik it doesnt sound like a big deal, but its bugging me. they r tricking ppl into paying them. they have not drawn me the thing, and they promised 1-2 days. its been months. can you help me plz? thank u.

also, can i tell u their user? its CreepAdopts.
scourgeclaw99 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could you tell the deviant staff to make it so we can add media on the mobile app?
evil-qksnej Featured By Owner Edited Nov 15, 2015
Loveart96 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
A I have a question I've been trying to upload my pictures but when I am trying to uploading the pictures it says there's a error so, do you have an suggestions to what to do. Thank you for listening.
crazyBLUEbird Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
I sent an angel to watch over you last night but it cane back. I asked "why?" The Angel said "angels don't look over angels." 20 angels are IN your world tell, 10 of them are sleeping, 9 are playing, one of them is reading this message. Send this to ten friends including me. I guess if I don't get it back. I'm not one of then. As soon as you get five replies. Someone you love will quietly surprise you. Please read, not joking. God has seen you struggling with something. God says that it's over. A blessing is coming your way. If you believe in God send whitespace on. Please don't ignore it. You are being tested. God is going to fix things BIG tonight in your favor. Drop everything and pass it on. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Don't break this chain. Send to 14 in 10 minutes. Its not hard
sallen623 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Attention, attention! This is a very important message. Read thoroughly!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has just been published, and it is going to substantially threaten DeviantArt's life and future. This deal is dangerous for DeviantArt because of its intellectual property enforcement chapter, whose provisions could destroy this site's mission, which is to "[create] the cultural context for how [art] is created, discovered, and shared," and "to exhibit, promote, and share their works with an enthusiastic, art-centric community." On a larger scale, the TPP would also destroy the careers of nearly every artist who posts works on this site.
The TPP's intellectual property chapter includes provisions that could censor the Internet, endanger online privacy, impose draconian copyright standards, abolish freedom of expression, criminalize whistleblowing, and rob the public domain. Internet service providers could be held liable for hosting copyright infringement, and they could also be forced to become private copyright enforcers, forced to take down, filter, and block content with only a private notice from the copyright holder. So, under the TPP's provisions, DeviantArt could be shut down and its users and staff could be treated like criminals.
The TPP would push for the widespread use of Digital Rights Management software, or DRM, to prevent consumers from tinkering with devices or content for purposes that corporations fear will infringe their copyrights and patents. Consumers could be prevented from unlocking their mobile phones to change telecom carriers, and prevent documentary filmmakers and other artists from breaking encryption on DVDs or sampling online streaming videos, where legal threats could be faced even if the video is created legally. People with visual or reading disabilities could be prevented from changing the formats of books and movies to make them more accessible. Not only unauthorized content, but also unauthorized software, could be blocked under the TPP's digital locks provisions. There is NO EVIDENCE that DRM does much to combat copyright infringement or protect consumers from viruses. All DRM does is suppress companies that promote innovation, criminalize sharing, and hinder and break the Internet and new technologies.

This is an emergency. You need to take action before this extreme pact can be implemented. And if the TPP is implemented, our right to share, modify, and experiment with content and technology could be faced with overly severe restrictions. As such, this site could be brought to its end, once and for all.

You can help stop the TPP by signing the below petition:…
Dorkiusmaximus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Can you please take a look at something gssomeone is saying to other people?…

Thunderpup555 has been drawing over other peoples art and using someone else's face saying its her AND THREATENING people
Please do something. Anything to make her stop
KittenRuby Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Huehue hello
Just swooped in to say hai XD
I know you are a part of the DA staff, what IS your job, actually?
Classic-Dave Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2015
Is there any way t contact the head quarters that you know of? Cause i wanted to ask about something. There is a robot.txt file that disallows login for the android phone or my ps3, which sucks because i mainly use my phone for DA and i had acidently logged out with it.
MisssKoike Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ilr ps3 will not allow you to login without getting a failed error ever since deviantart updated deviantart needs to think of its users who prefer to use other systems such as a playstation three before modding updating there browser or atleast give us a option to use a different browser for android or ps3 systems 
kyroslover Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
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