New in 1.4.10
This minor release of Desktop addresses issues users behind proxies may face connecting to the internet and other small bug fixes.
New in 1.4.9
New UI styling
A few small changes to UI colours and fonts have now been made to better align with the latest Neo4j branding:
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Sample projects can now install plugin dependencies
The plugins required by some sample projects can now be installed automatically, removing the need to do this as a manual step.
We've also extended the available sample projects for you to explore (available under
Projects > + New > Import sample project
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And finally we've made two small improvements:
  • The correct Database is now dumped from started DBMSs and given the correct Database name in the dump file.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented graph apps opening when they had an update pending.
New in 1.4.8
For this summer release, we've taken the opportunity to make a whole host of bug fixes, small improvements and one new feature. Read on to learn more.
View cached databases
If you ever wonder what databases lie within a 4.x DBMS you haven't used for a while, you can now find out
needing to start it. From this release we now cache the databases in your 4.x DBMSs so you can easily see which databases they contain without starting them.
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We hope this saves you a bit of time stopping and starting DBMSs to find things.
Bug fixes and Improvements
  • You can now view graph apps release notes from a link in the sidebar
    you've installed them as well as before updating them.
  • Desktop now allows you to create Database names with hyphens.
  • Deleted graph apps are now removed from disk to free up space.
  • Desktop now gives better OS compatibility check information for fresh installs.
  • In the event Desktop application metadata becomes corrupted, Desktop will now start and provide more information.
  • Improvements have been made to the reliability of offline bundled app installations.
  • Windows users will now be warned if PowerShell (required for Neo4j Desktop) is not installed.
  • Windows users will now only see the File Explorer presented once when using Open Data Path.
Logs, Files and Settings: share your experience with Neo4j team.
We would like to learn how you use (or not use!) logs, files and setting in Neo4j Desktop. Please share your feedback in this short survey https://forms.gle/geDvZVxhB8QRp2tR7 and help us improve Desktop!
New in 1.4.6
Improvements to DBMS upgrade experience
The upgrade experience has been made clearer, giving you links to the relevant documentation when you need it:
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If an upgrade fails, logs are now available for troubleshooting as well as backup locations being better signposted.
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Improved Log viewer
All the logs available for a DBMS can now be accessed in the Log Viewer, which continues to be accessible via the … (more) menu for a DBMS > Logs...
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Folder collapsing
Folders within a DBMS can now be expanded/collapsed for easier viewing. Note that files and folders continue to only appear in this view when they are relevant to Neo4j, eg dump files and cypher queries.
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Windows database dump / load and DBMS upgrade support
New releases of Neo4j now contain graceful shutdown procedures for Windows, allowing users to generate dumps and load databases. This functionality also makes DBMS upgrades that require a data migration possible for Windows users. Note that graceful shutdown is only available since 4.3 and patch releases 4.1.10+ and 4.2.8+.
We hope you enjoy these incremental improvements and as always welcome your feedback.
The future of Neo4j Desktop: What's the most important to you?
We are planning to redesign Neo4j Desktop and welcome your feedback on what's important to you. This will help us improve future versions of Neo4j Desktop.
Please answer this survey to share your opinion https://forms.gle/nrz2cX2LRchCTFzF8
New in 1.4.4
Multiple Database support in the UI (Neo4j 4.x)
When viewing a running Neo4j 4.x DBMS, Desktop will now show the list of available databases, give the option to create new ones and remove existing ones.
CleanShot 2021-04-27 at 17Multiple Databases in a Neo4j 4.x DBMS
You can also dump specific databases and now import them into an existing 4.x DBMS.
unnamedImport dump into an existing 4.x DBMS
Improved DBMS plugin management
The way plugins are handled has been improved and made more stable. Upgrading will now also upgrade official plugins installed for a DBMS.
Use any folder as a project folder
You can now create a project from any directory on your filesystem, for example choosing a folder under version control in your workspace. Note that we now only show the files relevant to Neo4j in the Files section of Desktop Projects, but you still have the option to view all files in your OS’s file browser.
unnamed-2Create project from directory
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Fresh new logo and icons
The Neo4j brand has been refreshed with a new logo. Also look out for Browser and Bloom’s new icons within Desktop when you update those apps.
neo4j-logoNew Neo4j Logo
Desktop iconNew Desktop Icon
New Desktop Manual
The first release of the new Desktop Manual is now available covering the key functionality of Desktop and providing troubleshooting guidance. Let us know if there are more topics you’d like to see it cover.
Improved offline handling
We’ve removed the user-driven offline mode setting that confused some users (and us!) when they’d forgotten it was activated. The Desktop UI now synchronises with the state of your system connection.
Join our user experience feedback sessions!
Help us improve user experience for the Neo4j developer tools and have more impact on the future of our products.
We would like to ask you to spend an hour a month for feedback sessions with us, that we will compensate you for.
If you're interested please fill out the form and we'll get back to you, when we can.
New Features in 1.4.2
Manage your files in folders
You can now view, create and rearrange folders in your project.
Drag and drop to move, or hold the appropriate keyboard modifier to copy.
Move file
You can continue to move files and DBMSs between projects too.
Import sample projects
Sample projects are now available from the new project menu, ready for you to explore.
Introducing Feature updates and Feedback
We are pleased to offer you a new way to connect with us, provide feedback on Neo4j Desktop and stay in touch with all the new features and improvements we make to the product.
Watch this space, right from inside Desktop and look for notifications in the Help menu.
Help & Learn
Hit the
Send Feedback
button when you wish for a new feature or have feedback about an existing one. Or simply go there to see what other users are asking about, join the conversation and upvote the features of interest to you.
We're looking forward to engaging with you here.