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The GroupCamp team is happy to announce that we have gone one step further for our Gmail and Google Apps users in our integration with Google Docs. As you know, up till now, GroupCamp Project has two main Google Docs integration features which are:1) the ability for users to create a Google Docs file from GroupCamp which is readily shared with all members of a Google Apps domain (for Google Apps accounts) and 2) the ability to link to an existing Google Docs Files from your online projects.
We have now worked on giving you a view of the actual revisions of your various Google Docs file in your Google/Gmail or Google Apps account. And because the magic never stops, you can also decide for a particular revision of a file, in which format you want to import the file into your project. This allows you to easily convert a Google Docs file into PDF or Microsoft Excel, Word or Powerpoint format. We have also implemented for your Google Docs documents, the ability to convert them into .odt or .ods (OpenDocument format) files.
Google Docs revision management information within your projects
In the Files application of your project, you can link to a Google Docs file if your GroupCamp account is linked to either a Gmail or Google Docs Account or if it is installed in your Google Apps domain. To link to a Gmail account, add your Google Account in the ‘My Settings’ section. If you want to install GroupCamp in your Google Apps domain, first go to the Google Apps Marketplace.
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Here are the latest features in GroupCamp Project:
- Administrators and Managers can now export tasks in Excel format from the Tasks application in a project.
- Comments now support HTML formatting. Your comments will now be in rich text formatting when you reply to an email notification from GroupCamp.
- Project search field in the top menu bar.
Exporting tasks into an Excel file in your project
Administrators and Managers can now export their tasks directly from their project. By clicking on the link in the Tasks app as shown below the full set of data available in the Tasks app for a project will be generated as an Excel file and downloaded.
Please note that the Tasks export file is the same as the one generated when a project is exported.
We are happy to announce that the new Gmail contextual gadget for Google Apps from GroupCamp is out. The latest version will allow you to add follow-up tasks on emails with the following add-ons:
- your email body will keep its formatting
- the email and all its attached files will be linked to the task
GroupCamp’s new Gmail contextual gadget for Google Apps accounts is out. This latest version of the Gmail gadget allows you to easily share an email within your project or archive the content of the email without leaving your Gmail interface.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: GroupCamp for Gmail add-on replaces GroupCamp Gmail contextual Gadget.
For GroupCamp users not using Gmail for Google Apps please note that you can still Send files by email to an online project email address.
As shown in the image below, you now have a new ‘Save email’ button in the Gmail contextual gadget.
To save an email in one of your online projects, click on the Save email button.
We are happy to announce that we have designed a new Free plan for GroupCamp Project.
This brand new Free plan is designed for young startups, education and non-profit organisations. The free online project management plan comes without any time limitation provided account users sign in at least once over a period of 3 months. Inactive accounts will be cancelled following 2 email prior notices.
The changes to the free project management plan are as follows: