Search and Treeview Enhancements in the New Interface
A number of changes were added recently and outlined below, including a new Project view in the Navigation panel!
Search Edit panel improvements
The Search edit panel is the main area to custom select the projects and information that you want as your primary task results set. From there you can further filter.
Parameters have been added to further select just the data you are seeking.
1) Parameters for using/excluding Static template projects. In most use cases, exclusion of tasks that are within Static templates is desired (and is selected by default)
2) The Document parameter will allow targeting only tasks that include document attachments
Treeview for All Projects, with an information tag
From the Projects section of the Navigation panel you can now select the ALL PROJECTS item from the drop-down menu:
This allows the ability to view whether the Project is completed as well as visually display the Parent/Child project relationships for Template-based projects as well as provide template information (Static tag).
Concurrent Task Editing/Saving Improvements
When 2 or more users have the Editing panel open for the same task, and 1 of the user saves the task with changes made, the other user(s) are informed of a task update if they attempt to modify. If any modifications have been entered but not saved, the user will have an opportunity to copy their content (otherwise they could lose it). If no modifications were made, the Edit panel refreshes upon a mouse focus over the panel, and the change by the other user is reflected.
This is a major improvement upon previous versions wherein the vast majority of occasions the user was informed that the task was modified, and they lost any information that they had entered.
Improved Interface Themes
If you have not yet noticed, under your My Profile area by clicking on your avatar on the top right, you can choose between 2 theme offerings. The default “Light” theme, and a much more contrasted (and many have commented, cooler) “Dark” theme are available.
You may have noticed a “lightening” up of the interface for the “Light” theme, and much better use of contrast in the “Dark” theme. Previously, too many grey tones led to many users not being able to easily discern different zones of the application.
Not only is access to a “Dark” theme cool, but there may also be health benefits depending on the lighting conditions and time of day that you work. If you suffer from eye fatigue, try switching themes and see if it makes a difference.
More features will be ported to the New interface as time goes on.
Introducing Comment Editing in the New Interface
Don’t you wish that you could fix the mistake in your comment on the task after you just saved it? Well, no more copying the comment, deleting the comment, then pasting and correcting the new comment. Simply click the edit icon and modify the comment. Any user can now delete their own comments as well. Don’t worry Project Managers and Administrators, all changes are recorded under the Task History.
More features will be ported to the New interface as time goes on.
Introducing Time for Start and End Dates in the New Interface
Through the new interface, you can now set the Time on the Edit Task Panel for Start and End dates. Scheduling tasks has always been to the day. Sub-day refinement, to the hour and minute, has been a desired request by many of our users. This is used across all views, including the Gantt and Calendar views. Multiple tasks can now be set throughout the day for meetings, or to divide activities between morning and afternoons, for example.
Add Time to Start and End Dates
When you edit a task and view the Start and End Date fields a new time icon appears beside each of them. Clicking on the icon will allow the input fields to become accessible. Set the time as needed.
Manage your day in the Calendar view
Day and Agenda modes in the Calendar view are now more useful with the ability to define the start and end hours and minutes of a task. In addition, you can dynamically edit by dragging and […]
Time Clock Added into New AceProject Interface
Today you may have noticed a new icon on the top navigation bar of a small stopwatch? We have begun porting time management features into the new interface. Over the next several weeks/months, the majority of time entering, approval, and reporting features will become available. Be advised that for now, saved Time Clock entries can only be accessed through the Classic Interface.
Accessing the Time Clock
The Time Clock can be conveniently accessed by clicking on the icon.
From the pop-up, you can select the Project and Task to associate the time to.
Once the Time Clock is running, click on the stop icon directly or click on the running time to open the Time Clock settings.
It can also be activated from the Edit panel’s menu when you are editing a […]
New Editing Panel Improvements – Customization, etc
The new interface’s Edit panel now has some nice enhancements. Users will notice that a number of fields have become editable. As well, the order of and display of fields is now configurable as well as the ability to add Custom hours between assigned users.
New fields available to edit
A number of new fields were made available to edit from the Edit Panel. These include; Actual start date, Actual end date, Estimated expenses, and Estimated time. All editable fields in the Classic interface are now available within the New interface!
Estimated time field able to divide time by user or apply Custom division
Now that Estimated time can be added in the New interface, the ability to divide the hours between Assigned users evenly and divide the hours by custom values has also been added.
Gantt Chart Improvements in the New Interface
This week the new Gantt chart view has been enhanced including dependency creation, a third tab in the Edit task panel, and better time representation and scaling. Eventually, the Gantt chart will be available exclusively within the New Interface.
A number of other enhancements have also been implemented, such as improved detected changes, and an improved concept for global email notifications, being more accessible with an ability to temporarily disable the feature.
Gantt dependency display/management
Dependency information is available by clicking on the dependency line connecting the tasks.
Dependency information can also be accessed and managed through the Edit Task panel through an additional tab providing easy navigation between predecessors and successors. All tasks, with or without dates, and independent of status (completed or not) can be used as successors and predecessors greatly improving usage.
Better management of detected changes
When a user edits a task, and attempts to open another task before saving, changes were once lost. A new way of detecting changes has been implemented, allowing the user to not lose entered […]
New Gantt Chart View for AceProject (Beta Interface)
In our continual progression to build up features, the new Beta interface now includes a new Gantt chart view. Display a single project or multi-project Search or Quick link task results in the Gantt chart view and apply filters as needed.
While keeping the overall features of the current Gantt chart as in the Classic interface, a number of enhancements have been added:
Better viewing/printing options
- The beginning and end of projects (or status grouping) in the Gantt are represented by a summary bar and contents can be collapsed/expanded, as needed.
- Choice of a date range to freeze to as well as exporting the view to PDF allow more flexibility.
- The task bars can be attributed with a label of your choice as well (Assignee, task name, etc)
File Download for AceProject in Beta Interface – New Feature
The new Beta interface has now been accessible for a few months now. We hope that you have been using it. Many comments have come in and you can be sure that we will be placing more features in it over the course of this year, like the File Download Manager that was just released!
A heavily requested feature for AceProject users, we are excited to provide access to the File Download Manager. This allows the punctual or bulk download for files (documents) associated with tasks (documents, images, other) within a task, a search set of tasks, a project, or across multiple projects. It has been optimized to track the transfer status and provides an index and log, in structured zip files. Whether just with a few files or a full backup of 10s of GBs of files, this feature is robust and gets the job done!