Aha! Updates

Discover the newest Aha! product enhancements, features, and behind-the-scenes company stories.

My Name Is Yuko Takegoshi — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Yuko Takegoshi

Say yes to what scares you. I realized a few years ago that if I wanted to grow, I would need to pursue experiences that might make me uncomfortable. For example, I always wanted to learn to scuba dive, but I was terrified of all the things that could go wrong. A planned trip to Hawaii was a good opportunity to confront my fear. I was initially incredibly nervous during the certification process and was not sure if I would ever dive again. But each time I went into the water, I grew more confident. And then I fell in love with the zen of diving.

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My Name Is Mike Maylone — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

mike maylone wij

Maps have always captured my imagination. It started when I was a kid — my parents and I went on a road trip every summer vacation. We would leave our home in Michigan and head west, typically to Colorado. My favorite part was sitting in the back of the car with a giant fold-out map, helping my parents navigate to our next rest area, hiking trail, or camping spot. To this day, whenever my wife mentions a new place to visit, the first thing I do is try to figure out where it is on the map. 

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Aha! Cares — A New Model for Corporate Giving

Aha! Cares philanthropy program

“A startup is for adventure.” I wrote that when we founded Aha! in 2013. Along with my friend and co-founder Dr. Chris Waters, I was energized about how we could change the way that product teams work. And since then, we have achieved some worthy milestones together — from hiring our first teammate to celebrating our 5,000th customer to publishing Lovability, a book about the philosophy behind the company.

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Just Launched! — New Keyboard Shortcuts in Aha!

Keyboard shortcuts help modal

Mouse vs. keyboard. Which one do you prefer? For most of us, the answer is probably a blend of both. A mouse is great for viewing menu options and choosing the one you want. But when you know exactly what you want to accomplish, a quick keyboard command can save your wrists.

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My Name Is Erik Johnson — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Erik Johnson WIJ

I visited more than 20 countries before I turned 12. During breaks from school, my parents took me and my two younger brothers on educational trips. We explored Austria, Italy, Greece, Israel, Jordan, and more. This was before smartphones, so the whole family had to work together to navigate each new city. But my mom and dad were the guides. They spearheaded the planning and were sure to focus on the history of each place.

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10 Surprising Lessons From Our First Year at Aha!

Woo-hoo! Time to celebrate. You just reached the one-year mark at your company and things are going great. But no one else seems very excited about your milestone. Your manager and co-workers are silent, and it just seems like a regular day at work. You begin to wonder if anyone even notices all you have done — let alone appreciates it. 

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Just Launched! — Create Custom Account and Workspace Roles

Custom role modal

Account administrators are unsung heroes. So today we salute you with a small gift — the ability to create custom roles for other account admins and users. This means you can empower product and marketing teams who use Aha! with exactly the right level of access to account and workspace settings, such as customizations or integrations.

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Just Launched! — Show the Percent of Work Completed on Roadmaps and Reports

Strategy Roadmap With Progress Bars

“I think we are on track.” Those words should strike fear in the heart of any product or marketing team. Progress updates should not be vague! When folks ask for an update, you need a firm answer. And this requires knowing how much work the team has actually completed — so everyone can move forward decisively. Today’s enhancement gives you a way to do exactly that. 

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My Name Is Phil Wilt — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Phil Wilt WIJ

“Want to come to a cool computer class?” I asked this question constantly during recess in second grade. I handed out flyers, trying to convince kids to join the class I went to every weekend. But no one wanted to give up their Saturday morning TV time — which broke my 8-year-old heart. I loved computers and did not understand why my friends were not interested.

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Just Launched — Quickly Share Your Roadmaps and Reports

Share your roadmap as a secure webpage

Ping! You are working away and you get a message from your boss. “Do we have the Q3 roadmap ready? The new regional sales director needs it to…” No need to finish that sentence. The roadmap is in Aha! — you click a button and generate a webpage that anyone can view. You fire off the link to the sales director. Lightning fast, with the most up-to-date information. Your message back to your boss? “Done.”

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