The Spring 2015 release of TaskRay has arrived! This release is focused on improving TaskRay's efficiency, reliability, and responsiveness. Here is more on those performance improvements as well as a quick look at some of our new features:
Not only is Bracket Labs growing, but our customers needs and projects under management are growing at a rapid pace. During rapid growth, we know that speed is the name of the game. This release contains phase 1 of our performance modernization of TaskRay to increase speed and reliability. We expect this to shorten load times for large project and task volumes as well as make TaskRay more responsive while Salesforce is “thinking” in the back-end.
Why are we calling this Phase 1 you ask? Because we have a Phase 2 planned and around the corner. In Phase 2 we will address the performance of the project and task details windows. More information on Phase 2 closer to Dreamforce.
Enhanced Deadline View
While the essence of Deadline View is the same, we have incorporated several big changes. Take a look at our improved task card layout with a new status indicator, quick-action icons and visibility into blocked tasks.
We have also added two new groupings. You can now access Unscheduled and Completed tasks right from within Deadline View so that our users who prefer this view never have to leave to access their complete list of tasks.
Exclusive to Deadline View are new bright & colorful status indicators as well as four new quick actions. Hover over the status indicator of any open task to one-click complete, block, or advance a task to the next status. Once your task is completed, unlock the fourth quick action - task archive.
Please let us know what you think about these new quick actions. Would you like to see these same hover quick actions in Column or Plan view? Give us your feedback!
Project Quick Find
Project search was replaced with a new Quick Find that will filter your sidebar projects to searched results. We know your project lists are growing larger every day, and while Chatter Groups & Saved Filters can help you organize, sometimes an instant search is just what the doctor ordered.
Redesigned Plan View
Sometimes you need to start at the very beginning and that is just what we did with plan view. We rewrote Plan from the ground up to bring you a much faster interface with real-time updates, drag-and-drop actions, and to lay the ground work for some upcoming work planned for task dependencies. In this overhaul you will see:
a simplified header with follow-along highlighting for easier scheduling
task name and owner displayed next to the schedule marker for simplified viewing
support for drag & drop owner reassignment and trashcan deletes
new project percentage completion bar to quickly assess status of any project at any time.
There is always more
Those were just a few of the highlights, but there are always a few more to share. Here are additional enhancements we are delivering in this release. For a full list of features and bug fixes, check out our release notes page.
Tab Icons: Updated tab icons to enhance appearance across desktop & Salesforce1 mobile interfaces.
Plan View: Improved layout to prevent hidden projects within hierarchy. You can now view all projects without displaying all tasks.
Chatter Sidebar: Restyled for improved readability including expanding/collapsible comment box.
Task & Project Details: Replaced cog icon with more intuitive pencil icon to indicate edit function.
Unassigned Tasks: Removed gray color assignment from unassigned tasks improving visual indicator that task is not connected to a project.
Task Card: Added permanent paperclip icon on task card for quick access to add file in Chatter feed.
Deadline Date Picker: New Today selector.
Deadline Date Picker: Date selection automatically closes picker reducing clicks.
Deadline Date Picker: Updated to Monday start.
Loading Mask: TaskRay branded loading indicators.
Enhanced Interface: Salesforce1 style updates including softer font & updated colors, enhancing TaskRay’s already native architecture.
Remove Contributors: New project selection process to provide consistency with Add Contributors workflow.
- Project Private Default: Custom setting to override new projects as private instead of public.
Live Webinars with Q&A
Ready to Get Started?
If you're already a TaskRay customer you will automatically receive the upgrade on Saturday, June 6th. You will also be receiving an upgrade link via email should you like to upgrade now.
If you're not a TaskRay customer yet, we offer a free trial so you can see for yourself why TaskRay is the #1 rated project management app in Salesforce. Install the free trial directly from the AppExchange.