After months of heads down planning and development, I’m happy to announce the new look of Planscope.
My usability goal has always been to provide a tool that’s powerful enough for you and your team, but easy enough for your clients. I think the new design does just that.
Here’s an overview of what changed in this release:
- Most of the shadows, gradients, and more have been dropped. I think the new design is visually much more appealing, but it also renders a heck of a lot faster without the overhead of all those shadows 🙂
- We redid all the underlying CSS styles from scratch. This meant ripping out Bootstrap.css.
- The dashboard now has a global workload report. You can view who’s assigned to what across all of your projects now. This is just the first step of a ton of dashboard-related changes we’re making this summer.
- Tasks can be subscribed and unsubscribed to. Previously, everyone was notified of every comment. Now, creating a task, being assigned to a task, or commenting on a task subscribes you to that task. You can unsubscribe (or subscribe) to any task from the task details window. Clients are subscribed to all comments.
- Lots of bug fixes and minor tweaks, including a particularly nasty bug that wasn’t adding your team mates to newly created projects or estimates.
- You can now create new projects or estimates directly from your dashboard. Simple, but overlooked, fix.
I think you’re really going to love all that we’ve done with this release, and we can’t wait to show you what’s next.
(So who’s the “we”? For the last 2.5 years, Planscope has been developed, designed, supported and marketed by me, Brennan Dunn. Recently, I’ve brought on Jane, Galen, and Felipe to help me build a better Planscope.)