9 new reactions and bulk operations with comments

Valeriy Galyant
1 June 2016

Dear friends, we are happy to present you with quite an emotional update ;-)

Now there are reactions (likes), new options for working with comments feed, and a few more useful improvements! Let’s take a look at this in more detail.


Reactions

Quite often there have been situations when there is no need to write a long comment in response to a post. It is quite enough to say— «I like it », «Yeah, I saw it » or simply — «Ready». However, we still had to write it...

Now, this is no longer necessary. We have added 9 different reactions, which we hope will help you communicate in a more quick and efficient manner. They do not have names, so you can come up with your own meanings for them. For example, eyes can mean «look», watch — «hurry», double tick — «I did it, ready for verification».




You can react both to a task and each individual comment. The window with different reactions will pop up when you click on the blank smiley face at the end of a task1or in the corner of a comment2.
Please note, now there is also an option of writing a comment here3.



After the first reaction is there, its icon appears in the comment feed next to a particular comment, and all other members of the team can maintain this reaction, adding their own or any other of the 9 possible reactions.

Holding your mouse over a particular reaction, you will be able to see exactly who has put it. You can add or «withdraw» your reaction at any time.



Notification that your task or comment received a reaction is sent to the bell on your account pages and can be duplicated in a smartphone app (if you enable it in the settings of your notifications alt + М).
Notifications of reactions are never sent to your email.

Advice: when using the «thumbs up or down» reaction, it is possible to arrange surveys and conduct a poll among members of the team.


Easy work with comment feed

When the main work on the task is actively conducted in the comments feed, there is quite often a need to structure it. Something needs to be combined, or moved, or minimized.

Now, there is a great tool for all of it.
Every comment has a checkbox.



By checking one or several comments, you can perform the following actions:
  1. Combine new
  2. Hide
  3. Move new
  4. Create a task new
  5. Delete

Advice: you can mark the whole group of comments by clicking shift

new By combining the comments, you can specify what kind of comment will be used to collect the rest of the comments. Or you can use another option — select «Merge into new.» After combining, the information about the author and publication date of each of its parts will be contained in the text.

new Transferring a comment is possible to any task of any project. If you transfer several comments at once, they will be arranged in the chronological order in the new feed.

new Comments can become a task of any project. Comments can become a task of any project. You can also just make it a subtask of an existing task (or sub-tasks of the first level). By creating a task from several comments, you will get a consolidated text.

Advice: If you select multiple comments, you will need to precisely hit the checkbox only once. After at least one comment is marked, mark the other ones by simply clicking in the comment.

New items in the editor

In the text editor, «To do list» creation button has updated its icon and moved to the beginning.



Option of background highlighting has become compact and very easy to use.



new You no longer need to enter @ in the text to mention an employees. Now you can simply do it in the editor.




An option of @mention is now also available in the mobile version and in the app


Other new things!

Hot keys can be turned off if needed. In order to do that, simply open the window of the hot keys ⌘ / and ctrl / and shift the switch.


In the quick comment field, now there is an option of entering many lines of texts as well as an option of manually transferring Shift+Enter line. If you are used to producing a lot of text, you will definitely appreciate this option.



Sending a quick comment as previously is done by clicking Enter.

This is all for now, dear friends! We are looking forward to your reactions in the comments ;)

Have a productive worktime!
Worksection team

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Me, View, My menu, and bulk operations panel

Valeriy Galyant
29 February 2016

Hello, friends! We are approaching the finish line with introductions to our newbies.

Let’s start with the bulk operations panel that used to pop up at the bottom of the page. Now it has changed its location and moved upwards covering the filter panel. This will separate the process of sorting and filtering from the bulk actions. In other words, now you are filtering first and then proceed to marking the desired items and produce action with them. This way we have more space and less confusion.

Advice Removing the bulk operations menu and dropping all the marks can be done with the esc button.


View, sorting, and filter panels

We’ve gathered all of the possible page options in the first drop-down item View. You can access it with the help of hotkeys alt+V. Person responsible for the project and the author are now in the Me line. Timeframes left the Show section and are now in a separate filtering parameter. Everything else is now combined under More... Access to the expanded filter, export and other options are in the drop-down menu to the right.



Let’s take a look at an example of working with a task page using hotkeys:

Go to the Task page alt+T. Enter the filter panel­ alt+V in the first menu View. With the right arrow go to Sort by, with the up/down arrows choose the desired item, then enter — done. This is how we changed the task sorting without the use of mouse.

Press Alt+ (up and down arrow) — «jump» on the task list. Move through the list with the help of the arrows , marking the desired tasks with enter. When everything needed has been marked, press alt+V and you will end up in the bulk operations panel. Choose the desired action and press enter, and it’s done. And this is how you mark a group of task and produce action with a group without using a mouse.

Advice You can send a comment or implement changes made in the modal window by using +enter or ctrl+enter.


New filter ME

We’ve collected three key roles of each user in the new filter Me

  • ME in charge — I am responsible for a task
  • ME author — I set a task
  • ME subscriber — I am a person who tracks progress and takes part



Of course, you can always choose another person instead of yourself and see tasks where this person is Responsible, Author or Subscriber.

If you wish to simultaneously see tasks of one author for another person who is in charge of a task or other combinations, please use the extended filter ( menu ).


Applied ME filter looks like this:



1 — role change or switching to another team member

2 — filter reset


ME and My tasks

In the list of My tasks alt+T there’s also a role switch (ME) in the shape of an icon.

As a rule, a person in charge of a task is also its subscriber. Thus, if you switch from a «tasks with ME in charge » to the «tasks to which I am subscribed », then you can get a quick access with alt+T not only to the tasks that you are in charge of but also those that you keep an eye on as a subscriber.


Moreover, now there are two new options to sort your task lists.

By status and By activity 1. Also, please note that every sorting type now has its dividers2. When clicking on them, it will forward you to the detailed page of all the account’s tasks that has been already filtered according to the parameters.



Quick search finds tasks among all the options of the ME filter!

For example, in the list of tasks with ME In charge, there are no tasks that will be responsive to the Push search. However, such task could be found among those to which I am subscribed.


If search by My tasks does not yield results, then you will be offered to discard it and create a new task with such name. This is quite convenient, and if you wish, you can use this trick as a starting point to create a new task or a project.


Advice You can quickly access My tasks not only with alt+T but also by simply clicking tab several times. Try it, it is convenient and does not require remembering keyboard shortcuts: you just «walk» on all of the dropdown lines of the Personal menu one by one using Tab.

My projects

Now there’s an option of switching to a more compact view, where projects are broken down not by main companies but just by two groups: In progress (up), Dormant (down). Also, projects marked with a star and projects managed by you move upwards. Such view allows us to keep all the important tasks at the top.


Reminder! Quick access to My projects can be done with the help of alt+P and by clicking TAB one or two times (if there are unread notifications in the bell, then the first click on Tab will open it, while the second click will open My projects (if the Bell is empty, then My projects are accessed after the first click).



Everything else is in one list.

new On the tasks page now there are avatars of people responsible for a project. If you click on them, it works as a filter. If you click on a name, it will open the window of changing a person in charge as before.


new Tasks by people page.
An updated style that now has an opportunity to remove hierarchy and show a list of tasks by employee ignoring structure and dividing tasks and subtasks. This way, every column contains tasks of solely one person responsible for the task.


new On Gantt’s chart, tasks without a timeframe are now reflected as one-day task without a beginning or an end for today. You no longer need to look for the beginning of such tasks that went beyond the screen as one consecutive line. Besides, such tasks can be discarded by clicking View alt+V / Hide tasks without timeframes, as a result, freeing space up for work on tasks that require planning. We also limited the length of expired tasks on Gantt’s chart for seven days after the planned date of completion. This will make the diagram of your project less cluttered and easier to look at.


new New window Set rights and roles of a user.

Beautiful and very informative thanks to the detailed description of parameter’s options. Have you seen something new? Hover over (i) sign and learn more.

Note: we disabled account’s admins from seeing questionable option of «looking at hidden info». If your company needs it, contact us.


new In the section People, all contacts (people without access to the account) are grouped in a separate tab. Also, managing rights and access to projects can be simply done from the card of an employee.

new In the section All projects, cards have become more functional. Both Active and Dormant projects are now together, while Archive is in a separate tab. Now there’s also the Me filter that helps you to understand who is participating/ not participating in which projects.

new All tasks section. When you use task access by projects and sorting, there is always a question that can come to mind. Which project with its tasks should be at the top and which should be at the bottom? There are different approaches to answering this question. Now you can choose your own way of ordering the projects. You can find all details in (i)


new At the header of each page, there are three periods after the name that contain menus of the Account / Project / Task with their new options. Moreover, from the Project’s menu, for instance, you can move one level up to the Account’s Menu. It means that from any page of the system you can move to another one without even using hotkeys.


new In the Hamburger-menu there’s now a big button Help that can be accessed by simply clicking F1 on a keyboard. Exit, if used by you previously, is now at the very bottom to the right.

Dear Friends, this is all for now. We hope that all these newbies will help you work with even more comfort and productivity. As usual, we are looking forward to your comments and feedback along with brilliant ideas and suggestions.

Have a productive worktime!
Worksection team

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