We have a few big features in the works for Teamwork Projects! While those are getting ready to be unveiled, we wanted to give you the news on other important changes that you requested.
In this update, we did a lot of work on filters, which will pave the way for better reporting. We also made this update even more powerful with the addition of shared filters and other really useful enhancements, too.
It’s common to have to manage several projects at the one time. Even if you have the same team and the same resources to work with, each project may require a different level of granularity.
This is where the project specific filters come in really handy. We just added a small checkbox that lets you apply your filter to that project so you don’t have to worry about certain filters cluttering your projects when they’re not relevant.
Save your favorite sort options
If you have a preferred method of sorting information, whether it’s by date, name, or user, you can now save your favorite sort option when you apply a filter. Just save this setting, and you’ll have everything displayed just the way you like it.
Include completed tasks option in project
With the updated filters, you have the option to include any tasks that were completed in that project. This is useful if you’re looking for tasks with specific tags, or even if you need to analyze your team’s workload.
Display saved filter name and switching option
When you have applied a saved filter, the name of the filter appears right below the title area (in the top left). Alongside that, there’s also a drop-down arrow so you can easily switch between filters without having to navigate back into the filter panel. This option will save you a little bit of time — and make it easier for you to get the information you’re looking for.
Sort messages by project
If you and your team use messages within Teamwork Projects, then you’ll be happy to see this addition. Now now you can easily sort messages by project! Quickly access all the messages on the project, and mark them as read once you’re done. Simply go to the everything tab, select messages, and sort.
Project summary – click column name for overview.
Since we added the project summary earlier this year, many of our users have come to rely on it as a source of instant information. With this next update, we wanted to make it even easier to find information on columns in the board view so you don’t have to go into the tasks page or switch between list and board views.
In your project summary, you can click the name of the column in the “Board” section, and you will instantly be given a quick view list of tasks in that column. We know you’re busy, so we want to help you access information quickly!
Scroll to current time
When you click on the “day” view in your calendar, the calendar scrolls automatically to the current time so you can instantly see what meetings or appointments you have next. If your calendar is packed with events, this will make it easier to read.
New filter option – exclude events you created but aren’t attending.
There are a number of reasons why you would create an event but not attend it. As a manager, you might need to add sick leave for one of your team members, or you might need to schedule a meeting for your team, but you aren’t involved in it. With this update, you can exclude the events you created but aren’t attending, which will help you get an accurate view of any meeting or events happening in your day.
We added another type of user to Teamwork Projects in the form of collaborators. Collaborators have limited permissions, but they can add comments, messages, and files in order to communicate on a project — however, they can’t add information to that project.
A collaborator can complete tasks and milestones, but can’t edit, add or delete them. They can’t log time or add links or notebooks. They don’t get calendar, statuses or “Everything” access. Collaborator status is really useful for people outside the organization who just need to take action on a few items, but don’t need to assign tasks.
Each month, we’re adding more and more integration partners and October was no different. The team over at TestLodge built an integration with Teamwork Projects. The TestLodge and Teamwork Projects integration helps build simpler workflows and cross platform task lists that update automatically.
Also in October, PomoDoneApp built an integration with Teamwork Projects which lets you track time with the Pomodoro Technique and log it directly to your tasks in Teamwork Projects.
We created these updates to make it faster and easier for you to use Teamwork Projects than ever before. If you’re using any of these updates, we would love to hear your feedback in the comments below.