We really enjoy our new way to release features. Any enhancement that comes to our mind can be released in a matter of days or weeks. Some enhancements will require more time, of course, but there are many things we can release quickly. Every week or so, something fresh will be added to AceProject.

Our latest release, version 2010.09.27, includes an enhancement we had on our wishlist for quite a while. We are glad to introduce a new field at the project level called “Predefined % Done”. Essentially, this will empower project managers to set a default % Done value to any “In Progress” task status.

As an example, let’s say you have 5 task statuses in a project. From now on, you’ll be able to set Predefined % Done values like that:

  • “To Do” (“Waiting” type) –  Predefined % Done = 0% (built-in value, uneditable)
  • “Submitted” (“In Progress” type) – Predefined % Done = 40% (custom value)
  • “Reviewed” (“In Progress” type) – Predefined % Done = 90% (custom value)
  • “Published” (“Completed” type) – Predefined % Done = 100% (built-in value, uneditable)

We feel this option is a great time-saver as it enables you to skip a step when updating tasks. Most of the time, it will not be necessary to update the % Done manually.

Another enhancement we made is empowering administrators to delete documents on completed projects. We have been reported this annoyance often enough to fix it.

Finally, we added the usual social media icons on the login page. This way, it will be easier for you to subscribe to our RSS feed and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.