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New Lighter Look & Feel and 7 User Requested Updates

New color scheme and updates to the interface

Interface updates to the top and left-hand menu

A very big update in this release is the new color scheme for the top and left-hand menus. We have more or less inverted the colors we used previously to give a more pleasant and user friendly menu to navigate. Also, the menu now uses better contrast so it should be much easier to read for everyone. We have also enlarged parts of the navigation so it's easier to use on touch-based devices.

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Updates to the menu color scheme

Create milestones in the shortcut menu

We've added the option to create a new milestone from the global add menu in the top-bar. It's been moved to here from the individual places it was placed before to give a more consistent experience when creating new items from anywhere in the system.

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Milestones can now be added from the global menu

Simplified time administration

The last significant thing in this update is that the time administration module has been vastly simplified. We've removed a full window and moved everything into a single place and included a search option. This should make it vastly faster and easier to edit people's time reports.

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Simplified time administration

Add new clients when creating a new project

We've created a much more streamlined workflow by letting users create a new client at the same time as creating a new project. In the previous way the only option was to close the new project dialog, create a new client and re-open the new project dialog. Now that can be done in a single step.

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Create a new client when creating a new project

Assign tasks now implemented on Waterfall projects

The much used feature of being able to plan and assign tasks via drag & drop in agile projects has now been implemented on the Waterfall project type. Also the layout has been updated so it mimics the rest of the user interface e.g. it's now possible to see the story type and the tasks on the specific card.

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Assign tasks (task planning) now on Waterfall projects as well

Upload and attach project related documents

It's now possible to upload files & attachments via the project settings. This can be used for uploading files with project purpose, detailed description and anticipated KPI targets etc.

New and improved project cards in scheduling

The project cards in the scheduling has been updated to accommodate long project titles. Also they been given an update so they more resemble the project cards found in other places. The scheduling itself has also been updated so the performance is much better and screen rendering more dynamic.

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Updated cards in scheduling

New indicators work items

It's now easily visible to see if a tab in a work item contains anything by glancing the counter in front of it. E.g. you can easily see if the task has any comments or a story has any tasks.

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Easily know where to focus with simple counters on items

Improved visual indication of work item type and status

All stories and tasks now show their color both for the type of work item but also for the current status. This makes it a bit more visual to see if a given item is the correct type and in the right status.

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Easily differentiate via customizable colors

See our full changelog and roadmap for more details on what we've released previously - changelog

 

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Niels Frederiksen
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