Create and share Google Docs in your projects or link to Google Docs files of your Google Apps domain.
For our Google Apps users who were eager to use GroupCamp Project with their Google Docs files, we are happy to announce that we have released our first intégration with Google Docs. This release comes alongside the Gmail Gadget release (see previous post)
Creating Google Docs from within GroupCamp Project
For those of you who had been struggling back and forth downloading files from Google Docs to upload them into GroupCamp Project (or vice versa), it is now possible to create a Google Docs from within your online GroupCamp project. You can choose between three types of file: document, spreadsheet or présentation. The file is automatically created in your Google Apps account with access to all users of your Google Apps domain to ease collaboration within your project. Please note that you can always change the sharing setting in Google Docs but bear in mind that you need not all your GroupCamp Project members might need to have access to the file especially in multi-company projects.
By creating the file from within your GroupCamp project you can use all your usual project features on your Google Docs : adding comments, managing versions, and link a file to an assigned task. The file can be edited by clicking on the link. Please note that files that are converted into a Google Docs format have a specific icon in GroupCamp (very much the same icon as in Google Docs)
Linking to existing files in Google Docs
You can also choose to link to an existing Google Docs file. When browsing your Google Docs account, GroupCamp will display all the files to which you have access and the sharing setting will be displayed next to the file. This information will let you determine whether that sharing setting should be changed to allow for all project members to access the file (by clicking on the link).
This integration allows you to make the most of both worlds: GroupCamp's project management features and Google Docs for easy online editing of documents, spreadsheets and presentations.