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A new Polymer experience

We’re very proud to announce the release of a new version of Polymer. Over the last few months our team has been hard at work redesigning the product and improving on every aspect. With this latest release, analyzing your data becomes an easier, richer, and faster experience.

We’re very proud to announce the release of a new version of Polymer. Over the last few months our team has been hard at work redesigning the product and improving on every aspect. With this latest release, analysing your data becomes an easier, richer, and faster experience.

Why redesign our user experience?

We’ve been adding more and more features over the past year. And with more features, the product had slowly become more cluttered. Some features were hard to find or didn’t look as good as we wanted. Others felt bolted on, and not a part of a holistic approach.

To make Polymer a unified whole, we had to redesign our product, consider all of its current features, as well as plan for those we have in mind for the future. Our team of engineers, product analysts, designers, and testers spent many hours designing, iterating, and implementing this new version.

Things that changed

We addressed nearly every aspect of Polymer experience. Summarised, here are the changes:

  • Redesigned interface
  • Easier to connect and manage files from third-party sources (Airtable, Drive, Dropbox, Sheets)
  • Added sharing to data workspace - share files with others directly upon upload.
  • Data Universe - explore example datasets

Let's address the changes in detail:


The main view of your data workspace contains a completely new sidebar, an easy way of adding new files via direct upload or by connecting external sources, a list of your recently opened datasets, and links to help you get going.


The way your files are listed also got a big revamp. By default, files are sorted in the order of those most recently opened. Records also now contain direct links to their sources, and a sync button to refresh the content.

Datasets can be shared without having to launch a file, and you can see a list of individuals that have access to your dataset. Just click on the sharing settings in the center or right hand column.

Sharing modal.

We’ve also added a menu that’s accessible throughout the whole application. Share, sync, favorite, customize—right click anywhere for every option at your fingertip. 

Data Universe

There’s a new space we call the Data Universe. It lets you browse a wide range of datasets that serve as great examples and inspiration for what can be done with Polymer. In the future we’ll also showcase datasets from our user community.

Data Universe

Polymer App redesign

To match our new design guidelines, we’ve also applied a more subtle redesign to the main area of the product. You’ll notice new colors, fonts, icons, and other minor changes that will bring more consistency to the interface and improve your data experience.


Things to come

At Polymer, we’re only getting started. In the following months we plan to iterate on the new design listening to your feedback.

We’re building some powerful new features you’ll love, including auto-syncing of external data sources, new automated insights and recommendations and much more.

If you have any feedback or suggestions, please let us know. You can reach us at contact@polymersearch.com or by leaving feedback directly within the app.

Posted on
November 22, 2021
under Blog
November 22, 2021
Written by
Emir Ribic

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