If time is one of the most valuable resources in your day, then you will love Teamwork Projects’ new updates and enhancements.
This month it’s all about speed and saving you time by automating actions and eliminating some manual processes. When you have a lot to do, all these automations give you back precious time, making them a valuable addition to your workflow.
First up, we’ve added a couple of new triggers to Board View:
Project teams come in all different sizes, but whether they’re large or small, each team member needs to know where they fit into a project and which tasks are assigned to them. We’ve added a trigger that will help you with delegating or changing the workload. The modify assignee trigger allows you to add, remove or set specific assignees. You even have the option to assign the task to the person moving the card.
Modify estimated time
Estimating time is a crucial component when you’re trying to manage any project. Without it, you won’t know how long a project will take, and nobody needs the stresses of a tight deadline in their day-to-day. With the modify estimated time trigger, you can choose whether to set, increase or decrease the estimated time on a task.
Next up, we’ve added some more slick automation to Board View that allows you to auto archive completed cards as well as auto complete cards. More information on using triggers is available from this article from our help docs site.
Auto archive completed cards
One of the great things about having your tasks represented on a card within a column is that you get to watch them move from column to column as the status changes. We’d all agree that it’s a nice feeling to see cards sitting in a column and marked as “completed.”
If you have a lot lot of completed cards though, your column might look a little busy, so we’ve added an option to auto archive completed cards. With auto archive, it means you can add a trigger so that any completed card within that column will disappear from view.
Auto-complete for card details:
To help make you more efficient when creating cards, we’ve added a bunch of auto-complete triggers for specific card and task attributes. Using a specific sequence of characters, you can select people, select tags, and give your card a priority as well a duration and a date type.
Here are the details of the properties you can set using auto-complete:
- Assign a person: @name
- Add a tag: #tag
- Set priority:
- Low: !
- Medium: !!
- High: !!!
- Set estimated time:
- ~hours:minutes (such as 4:30)
- ~hours.fraction (4.5)
- ~hours,fraction (4,5)
- ~x hours x minutes (4 hours 30 minutes)
- ~xhxm (4h30m)
- Set start/due date:
- [start day] (such as start today, start tomorrow, start next week)
- [start date] (using the date format in your preferences, such as DD/MM/YY or MM/DD/YY)
- [due day]
- [due date]
- Choose a task list: (task list name)
More information is available in this article from our help docs site.
The final addition to Teamwork Projects this month is keyboard shortcuts. To help you get more efficient when working on your board, we’ve added lots of useful keyboard shortcuts that will help you create cards and columns, navigate the board and switch between views at lightning speed. For a full list of keyboard shortcuts available, simply check out this article from our help docs site.
That concludes the updates for this month, but hang tight for some cool new feature updates in June. As always, we’d love to hear your feedback and how you’re working with these updates.