We’re building a better Jira that’s more focused and intuitive. We redesigned the navigation to make it easier for you to get stuff done. We’ve made a bunch of changes to improve search, made boards easier to read and use, an much more.

The new design is simpler and very clean. It’s an instant win. I especially love the switch to native fonts. Back in August 2016, in a piece titled Are Native Fonts Here to Stay on the Web?, I had this to say about it:

It’s too early to tell if it’s a fad or the beginning of a longterm trend.

A year later, I think it’s safe to say native fonts are indeed a longterm trend.