As of this week, you can get all your project milestones into your Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar or Apple ICal in particular. In the milestones application, the iCalendar button will take you to a page where you will be to copy/paste the iCalendar feed into your calendar.
Upload files with drag and drop, cross-projects Files view. Task lists options, private apps and more
We are happy to say that thanks to your feedback the GroupCamp Product team has brought a series of improvements in its new release. Here they are:
Files app : drag and drop files to upload them
To access the drag and drop feature, please use the ‘multiple uploads’ form. You can now drag and drop files from your files browser or your desktop directly into the Groupcamp Files app to upload them. Supported browsers include; Firefox and Chrome. Hopefully Internet Explorer 10 and version 6 of Safari will support it in the near future (tech talk: this implementation is based on HTML5).
We are happy to announce that we have released a brand new version of our Milestone application. The objective as always is to improve your productivity and make your daily tasks in your online projects as simple as possible. The graphic view brings greater usability to project leaders who can make the right decisions by having a timeline view when positioning milestones.
New graphic view per weeks and months in every project
You now have more than the list view in online projects: you can choose a more graphic view that allows you to view all project milestone and related task lists on a weekly or monthly timeline view.
The weekly view covers a period of 3 months and the monthly view allows you to see your milestones over a year.
Weekly digest report to track your tasks and milestones. Your personal notification settings.
We have published a new customer story on DI-Network and how they have used GroupCamp Project to launch their in-stream ad platform. The pain point was a very common one: you cannot use email to sync project teams located on remote sites and meet your deadlines. GroupCamp Project provided all the necessary tools to get all remote teams on the same page regarding the key milestones of the project.
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).
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