You can fully customize the tasks application to use only the features you need by disabling optional features in the application settings.
Based on your chosen settings the task form will display the enabled settings:
The applications settings makes GroupCamp’s online task management fully customizable.
Adding followers and comments to tasks
Online task management : adding tasks from your email using the email dropbox address.
With your usual email software, on your desktop, tablet or smartphone, you can create tasks in your online projects right from your inbox. .
Simply forward or compose your email. Then add the email dropbox as a destination email address or in the Cc or Bcc field of your email. This allows you to :
quickly save tasks in your projects so as to make sure that they will be processed,
assign the task right away by adding the email address of the assignee in the To: field,
set up task lists for new ideas which you can handle later.
The email dropbox allows you to be efficient in online task management without having to sign into your online account.
Online task management : synchronizing your tasks with your calendar
GroupCamp Project allows each user to synchronize tasks assigned to them with their calendar (personal or shared):
GroupCamp Project synchronizes in real-time with Google and Google Apps Calendar for accounts linked to your regular Gmail accounts or accounts installed in your Google Apps domain via the Google Apps Marketplace,
Outlook, Apple, iCal or other desktop calendars which support the iCalendar format.
Online task management: parallel tasks
Parallel tasks allow you to assign the same tasks to multiple project members.
Each assignee can complete his or her own task. Notifications on tasks completion and percentage completion allow project managers to monitor progress on all parallel tasks.
Online task management : recurring tasks
The Task application in GroupCamp Project supports recurring tasks. Recurring tasksbehave as ordinary tasks but can be generated automatically according to periodicity defined when creating the recurrence.
Recurring tasks are a great way to manage projects involving a great deal of repetitive work.
Late tasks and the project schedule
Late start and due dates for Tasks are highlighted in red both in the Tasks application and in the Overview application.
Online task management: percentage completion on tasks
Percentage completion is a key feature in online task management. It allows project managers to monitor the progress on single or parallel tasks.
GroupCamp Project allows you to collaborate with clients in projects.
To be able to share task lists with team members of your organization only, you can enable private objects and define private task lists. Your clients will only to see task lists which are not private.
In each project, private objects allow you hide from unauthorized users:
files, links or Google Docs in the Files app,
task lists in the Tasks application,
Milestones or the whole Milestones application,
Topics in the Discussions app,
the Wiki application
The Timelog application.
To enable private objects in a project, go to the settings for the project then make sure private objects are enabled:
Each time a new task list is created you can then define the list as being private: