This roadmap highlights the improvements planned for Amara. Priorities can change as we face new challenges, and as we discover more about how we can make your experience better!

You can share your ideas and feedback for the platform with us by emailing support@amara.org or posting in the forums.


Currently in progress:

  • Amara Editor improvements:
    • Experimental editor version where users can try out our solution ideas / beta features
  • Collaboration and Simple teams
    • team landing page for non-members
    • application page for prospective members
    • updated settings pages: general, workflow, projects, team roles/permissions (new!)
    • style updates for better usability
  • Simple Teams only
    • allow contributor level users to add subtitles
    • team dashboard


Coming soon:

  • Collaboration and Simple Teams

    • updated settings pages: video feeds, integrations, custom text, customizable notifications (new!)

    • updated activity stream page

    • updated team stats page

    • "novice" role that can take only transcription/translation assignments

    • show team member experience (assignments completed on their member profile and in member directory)

  • Amara Editor improvements:
    • join subtitles
    • customizable warnings for characters per line and characters per second

Completed improvements:


Q3 2018


Q2 2018



Q1 2018


Q4 2017


Q3 2017

  • Https only for amara.org

  • New amara.org homepages and headers with improved navigation

  • Upgraded Amara <> Brightcove Integration

  • New infrastructure

  • Collaboration teams: 

    • ability to reopen subtitle requests after complete

    • Ability to send back work from evaluation team to work team


Q2 2017

  • Collaboration teams new pages (Amara v1.8 release)

    • Management Page - improved team management capabilities for managers and admins

    • Videos Overview page 

    • Team Dashboard

    • Video Details Page

    • Subtitle Details Page

    • Member Profile Page

  • Evaluation assignment for multiple team workflows fully supported in new Collaboration Teams UI

  • Collaboration team project filters expanded to support multiple team workflows


Q1 2017

  • Improvements to support of new subtitle formats: SCC, ITT, CAP

  • Improved caching to protect against DDoS attacks

  • Ability to set up API callbacks for for multiple teams

  • Collaboration teams: Ability for admins to set either Assignment Deadlines based on when work is claimed or Due Dates based on fixed delivery date