GroupCamp has recently announced the task dropbox feature which allows you to add a task in an online project simply by forwarding or copying the dropbox email address to your email. The task is automatically added to the Tasks application, it is assigned to the person in the To: field if that person is a member of your project and any attached files are automatically added to the Files application in your project.
This blog post will focus on how to make the most of the task dropbox feature when you are on the go and only have your email app on your smartphone.
Saving the task dropbox address in the Contacts app of your iPhone or Android Smartphone
The first step when using the Tasks dropbox is to share that dropbox email address with all project members and make sure that it is saved in your contacts including the address book on your iPhone or Android smartphone. The screenshot below shows how you can share the dropbox address with all team members.
This blog entry from GroupCamp shows how you can attach files to your comments by email replies.
We have added during the summer season a new set of email notifications in GroupCamp Project. This new update allows you to manage whether you want to be notified for 3 new events on items you are following. This has been added as a new section of the personal settings section under MyDetails, which is where you can set your options for your weekly email report:
Weekly digest report to track your tasks and milestones. Your personal notification settings.
As you all know, you can now add GroupCamp Project to your Google Apps domain from the Google Apps Marketplace. We are now happy to announce that you can use our first Gmail contextual gadget in the in-browser Gmail interface.
How does it work
We announced mid September that email notifications from the Files app were sent out in HTML format. As planned, we are now proud to announce that all email notifications from GroupCamp are sent out in both text and in HTML format.
You will find that more elegant emails brings more clarity and hence more usability to our emails.
If some of you have mailer software for which our emails are not optimized please send an email to the support team.
For heavy users of GroupCamp’s notification emails, email subjects can be particularly long if your project name is very long. By default ll email subjects bear a label based on the following format [Name of managing company for the project > Name of the project].
This means the event which generated the email, for example a comment on a task is not displayed in the subject or only partially.