Our journey into Google Apps™ starts now and will focus on email integration. As soon as we support the use of your Google Apps™ ID to sign up for a GroupCamp account, we will be focusing our efforts on email contextual widgets. The objective is to allow easier item creation directly from your email.
If you are a Google Apps™ user and would like to share examples of how to use GroupCamp with your email in Google Apps™ please use the online contact form to share your thoughts.
We are now actively working on GroupCamp Mobile. Our objective is to find the right usage of the different project packs for a smartphone. This means narrowing pour feature set to the actual required usage when our users are on the go.
Many of you have requested a simpler way to enable features in application settings. Enabling a feature often requires the feature to be enabled in the settings page then in the application itself.
Now that we have more feedback from our users on what our default settings should be, we have redesigned the settings page with many features already enabled in topics (in the Discussions app) and tasks lists so you don’t have to enable them in the app.
A quick reminder of when and how to use application settings for a project
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.
Our feedback from existing customers confirms that alongside Project for teamwork, there is still a lack of simple on-demand service for managing contacts from outside the company. We are talking here about CRM but more broadly speaking this implies managing any relationship with outside companies, customers, suppliers or partners. Our new pack would be a simple contact management system designed to provide a common view of all communications exchanged with another company. To achieve this, we would leverage the work with have already done on email integration to make sure all your outgoing emails to a customer are linked to a given customer.
You can now assign a task to all members of a company present in a project.
All the users of the company will then receive an email with the assigned task. In that particular case, the task will be highlighted in green if you are a member of the assigned company.
Why would you assign a task to a company?
In projects involving multiple companies, it is often helpful to assign a task to one of the companies. If you do not know to whom to assign the task but you want every user of the company to be aware of the action items.
This is a major update for Files. Now for the story behind this feature : projects usually start small but when the momentum builds up, part of the project needs to spin off. This is when you realize that you need to download all relevant files and upload them again into a new project. This is now history: create your new project and click on 'Import' in Files. And it's done.
Administrators are used to New User forms where they need to fill in all the details for a new user. This makes it easier for newcomers to sign into their account. We have now added a quicker user creation process for administrators. Quick invites only require the email address of the person you are inviting. All the other details have to be filled in by the new user. Happy quick inviting !