If you’re like me (and I’m sure you are on this count), you’re chomping at the bit to get your hands on version 4.8. Hang on, it’s coming.

In the meantime, here’s a preview of some changes you’ll notice in version 4.8’s Edit Task Information page.

1. The Assignment tab disappears

That’s right! No more navigation required to assign users to your task. You’ll have an «Assignment» group right underneath the Details field for that. When creating a new task, the assignment grid will be displayed. Otherwise, it will be hidden by default and the «Show the Assignment Grid» toggle will allow you to reach the grid in order to make changes therein.

2. Smartphone support for the Details and Comment fields

If you’re a smartphone user, you’ve noticed that your device does not recognize both of these fields as text boxes. We’ve come up with a solution which will now allow you to input data in both of these fields.

3. Estimates and Actuals

Many of you have requested extra date fields in order to be able to monitor actuals and compare them to estimates more easily. AceProject 4.8 will introduce two new groups: the Estimates and Actuals groups. Viewing financial information will be restricted to users having the necessary rights. The Edit Project Information page will contain these groups as well, allowing Project Managers to have a global picture of project performance.

On another note, Ace will now allow you to specify, for each task, whether or not weekends will be considered working days.

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks in the upcoming weeks.