During the month of February, we’ve dedicated a lot of time to streamlining your experience in Teamwork Projects.
Our goal is to make you more organized in your work every day, so we’ve been working on some improvements to the app that will help you work faster and smarter. These enhancements should give you the freedom to move through your workload with a lot more ease.
We have lots of great news about this latest round of updates, from quickly adding subtasks to desktop notifications, so let’s dive right in.
Teamwork Project Updates: February 2017
Create Task Defaults from a Task: Now you can select any task from a task list and use it as the default task for that list. For instance, If you have a task with a high priority or a specific description, you can make sure that all new tasks on that task list will have the same properties in just a few simple clicks. Learn more.
Quickly Add Tasks from Highlighted Text: Quite often, action items are part of messages or comments. Now you can simply highlight specific text, then click on “Quick Add” and “Add Task” (alternatively you can press ‘q’ followed by ‘t’ on your keyboard), and the highlighted text will become the new task.
Quick Edit Task Description: Previously, when you wanted to edit a task description, you would need to click into the task and edit it. Thanks to the new update, all you have to do is click on the “more” button on the task description. On the right hand side, a pencil icon will appear, and you can click on this to edit your task description. Learn more.
Quickly Add Subtasks: Subtasks are one of the most popular features for our users, so we found ways to make it even better. We’re happy to say that you have a shortcut to bulk add subtasks to a parent task–and customize each task’s priorities and assignment. Learn more.
Desktop Notifications: Tired of missing important messages? We just added an option to enable desktop notifications in your Teamwork Projects site. Previously you would have to check emails or the notification center in the app to make sure that important information hadn’t fallen through the cracks. With the new desktop notifications, you can simply keep a Teamwork Projects tab open in the background, and you will be notified of any important changes. If your site is open in one tab while you work in another, you’ll get all your updates without relying on email. Learn more.
Tags, Tags, Tags: We’re big fans of using tags to keep work organized. A new update lets you have the option of selecting tags when creating milestones, time logs and links. Previously, you would have to create the link, time log or milestone, then find it in the list and add tags to it. Now we can do all that at once while adding or editing items. Learn more.
New Reporting Capabilities: We’re spending a lot of time improving these features, and we’re kicking off the updates with a slick new configuration to Custom Time Reports. You can create a report from the Everything/All time tab with only the information that’s important or relevant to you. Learn more.
Shortcuts: We want you to get the most out of Teamwork Projects with as little effort as possible, so, we’ve added a new feature called Shortcuts that will make it easier to locate and work with important items and pages. You can now add a shortcut to any page in Projects and it will be saved in an easily accessed location. Learn more.
- Add a shortcut to a location by pressing Quick Add > Add Shortcut, or simply by pressing “+” on any page.
- Access these shortcuts by clicking on your profile dropdown and then “My Shortcuts”, or by using the “shift+s” keyboard shortcut.
- Navigate a list of keyboard shortcuts using the up and down arrow keys and go to any item by pressing the enter key. Learn more. Please note this feature is available to users on the Small Office price plan.
Improved quick filter for tasks: With this latest update, you can choose to filter tasks that are assigned to you only, rather than tasks you are sharing with others. You’ll also notice that we’ve added user profile images to the dropdown to make it easier to see who you are selecting. If you’re in a growing company that often has new faces every week (that’s us!) then you’ll find this really useful.
Video Previews: Last year we brought you file previews, and now we’ve added video previews to the mix too. You can see these previews without ever leaving a list of files. Click on any supported video type, and it will open a preview similar to the image or document preview screen to play the video right there. You no longer have to download 10 videos to find the one you’re looking for. Learn more.
Custom Filtering: We’ve added a custom filtering option to the expenses and unbilled time log lists on the project billing pages. You can now choose to find expenses or time logs associated with a person or date range and even sort the items however you want. This will allow users to add invoices and manage expenses much more quickly.
Improved Onboarding: We know that getting people to try something new can be a bit of a struggle at times, so we’ve improved our onboarding to manage this and help more users adjust to the app. Client users, site owners and owner company users will now each be shown a very brief demo video when they first sign up or are invited to join Teamwork Projects. If you use our white label feature that removes our branding, then this video will not appear.
Back to work!
We never stop building new updates and enhancements for you. We’re also working on a highly sought-after feature that’s not quite ready to be unveiled, but keep an eye out for our feature update posts.
In the meantime, if you have feature suggestions or feedback about these latest updates we’d love to hear them. Leave us a note in the comments below and we’ll get right back to you.