[[!meta date="Fri, 14 Nov 2018 08:00:00 +0000"]]
[[!meta title="Our achievements in 2018"]]
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On October 12, we started our [[yearly donation campaign|news/2018-fundraiser]]. Today, we summarize what we achieved with your help in 2018 and renew our call for donations.
New features
We integrated *VeraCrypt* in the desktop to allow you to work with encrypted files across different operating systems (Windows, Linux, and macOS).
[[!img doc/encryption_and_privacy/veracrypt/unlock-veracrypt-volumes-with-partition.png link="no" alt=""]]
This work was done upstream in GNOME and will be available outside of
Tails in Debian 10 (Buster) and Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish).
*Additional Software* allows you to install additional software automatically when starting Tails.
We added a [[screen locker|doc/first_steps/desktop#screen-locker]] to give you some protection if you leave your Tails unattended, willingly or not.
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We completely redesigned our [[download page|install/download]] and verification extension to make it easier to get and verify Tails. It is also now possible to verify Tails from Chrome.
- Tails was used approximately 22 000 times a day.
We did more usability work than ever before. Every new feature was tested with actual users to make sure Tails becomes easier to use.
We answered 1123 bug reports through our help desk and helped all these people to be safer online.
Under the hood
We released 11 new versions of Tails to continue offering improvements and security fixes as soon as possible, including 4 emergency releases. This year we've faced critical security issues like Spectre, Meltdown, EFAIL, and issues in Firefox and are working hard to always have your back covered!
We made the build of Tails completely [[reproducible|news/reproducible_Tails]], which brings even more trust in the ISO images that we are distributing, a faster release process, and slightly smaller upgrades.