It’s been over a year since we started working on the new version of Zoho Projects and are very excited about it. We believe the new Projects 4.0 is the best version our customers have ever experienced.
We recently opened this new version in preview mode for a few of our customers and we are thrilled to share some of the things they had to say about it so far:
When developing Zoho Projects 4.0, we had 3 clear goals in mind:
Today we’re opening the Zoho Project 4.0 Preview version to everyone. Please give it a try and let us know what you think, via this short survey, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter at @zoho using #ZP4.
Remember, this is still in preview mode while we iron out the kinks. You can continue using the current version right now. We’re going to closely monitor usage and feedback – we’ll let you know when the new version becomes permanent.
Last week we announced Dropbox integration in Zoho Projects. On this front today we’re listing out the possible ways to sync files in Dropbox via Zoho Projects.
Here’s how it works :
Email files and sync it with Dropbox
In Zoho Projects, every folder is associated with an email address. Just copy this email address compose a mail along with an attachment and click send.That’s it, your file is uploaded in Zoho Projects. And if this folder is configured for syncing with your Dropbox presto…your file is now available in your Dropbox account.
Push files from Zoho / Google Docs into Dropbox
Upload files from your Zoho or Google Docs into a folder that is already synced with your Dropbox account. This way your files are automatically pushed from Zoho or Google Docs into your Dropbox from anywhere.
Isn’t it cool ? Try and let us know your views.
Zoho Projects 4.0 is keeping our developers busy working on some amazing stuff. While rest of us get to see the latest Projects News feed or the Task Details page interface shared with us in the team portal for feed backs.
The other day while working from home, I discovered few issues in Projects News feed interface and had to follow a sequence to share a feedback : Take a screenshot of the error, save it in a folder, login to Zoho Projects and upload the image files. In addition, syncing files with every machine be it a laptop or desktop was becoming very difficult across different computers.
That’s yesterday. Enter Dropbox integration in Zoho Projects, whether working from office or home all my files are now up-to-date and intact. I created a folder Projects 4.0 on Dropbox and synced this with Projects 4.0 folder of team portal. Now whenever I drop a file in my Dropbox account from home or work it is instantly shared through my Zoho Projects account with the team. I don’t have to manually upload files anymore and I am happy with the change.
Zoho Projects Dropbox integration has made file sharing super simple for me. The best part is : once configured everything happens without any intervention, allowing me to focus on whatever I am working on. So now I can easily share files from anywhere and always have everything I need with total control. There is a structure, clarity and it’s uber cool.
Dropbox integration is available for all paid Enterprise and Premium customers of Zoho Projects. See Plans and Pricing. Also you can get to know more about this integration at Configure Dropbox in Zoho Projects
How about you? What are the benefits you find with the new Dropbox integration in Zoho Projects?
Let’s talk about it in the comments.
A mobile phone is the first thing you pick up in the morning, and the last thing you put away while you’re going to sleep. You browse with it, connect with your family, friends and interact with those that matter most on it. But that’s not all, it stays with you and keeps up with you where ever you are.
On this front, we recently made an announcement of Zoho Projects Native App for iPhone at our Zoholics event. With this update, we’re making it easier than ever to connect from anywhere and get your work done faster so your productivity never skips a beat – even if you’re in an airplane.
For Example, you can quickly get to know who is working on what in a project, check off your tasks when they’re done and manage timesheets from anywhere. Need to share an important detail? No worries, just pick your mobile, tap and share it with the team and voilà… your update is posted even when you are away on a travel.
Here is a list of all the cool things you can do with your iPhone :
- Create, assign and close tasks effortlessly right from within your mobile
- Keep in touch more easily with latest project activities on the fly
- Access your timesheets to log time in a few easy taps…it’s all at your fingertips
- Knock off your tasks and task list when you’re done even outside your office
- Use iPhone to record voice as task notes without breaking your train of thoughts
You’re just a few steps away from activating the iPhone Mobile App for Zoho Projects. Click to Activate iPhone Mobile App and learn more about this at iPhone User Guide.
In addition, visit the iTunes or App Store and download the Zoho Projects Native App for your mobile and start accessing Zoho Projects right away. Mobile edition is available for all paid plans and starts at $3 per user/month or $30 per user/year.
A quick note: When you install Zoho Projects on your iPhone, 15 days free trial is automatically enabled for your portal.
We’d love to hear a lot from you as comments below or share your views with our Zoho Mobile team at email@example.com
Your projects don’t stop just because you’re away from your computer. And now, with the new Zoho Projects Web App you can stay connected with your projects and your team wherever you are.
The Zoho Projects Web App allows you to access all of your projects while on the go. You are able to see the Project Stream and see what everyone on the team has been up to – finished tasks, new posts, comments, wiki pages and any other activities from the members of your team.
You can also go in and see the tasks that you have open and update their status, any notes and mark them as finished when you are done. How’s that for giving your team real-time info? And if something new comes up while you are out and about, you can also of course add a new task right from your phone.
Our web app is available starting today – and all you need is a Zoho Projects account (including the Free edition). Once you’ve setup your account just head over to m.zoho.com using your phone’s browser (iPhone or Android), and start getting things done, even while on the go.
This integration provides a unified platform for tracking all your tasks in one place. Usually, users tend to maintain sales related tasks in CRM application, projects related tasks in project management app and personal tasks in another application. The confusion arising out of such multiple platforms can now be avoided with this integration.
Here’s a quick run through on the technical details of the integration:
For most of us, emails are an integral part of our day-to-day activities. With this integration, users can now check their tasks in Zoho CRM or Zoho Projects, right from within their GMail Tasks tab.
In Zoho Projects, you can export task lists to your Google Tasks. Once it is exported you can manage your tasks in the Tasks tab in GMail. We’ve also provided an option to sync the tasks between Zoho Projects with Google tasks. With sync, the newly added/completed tasks will be updated from Zoho Projects to Google and vice-versa.
Similarly we’ve given an option to export the tasks in Zoho CRM to Google Tasks.
If you’re a Google App administrator you need to “Update data access requirements” in Google Apps dashboard page to start using the integration.
We believe the integration of Google Tasks with Zoho CRM/Projects will go a long way in helping you organize your work more efficiently and be a lot more productive. As always we’d love to hear your feedback. Do drop us a line on what you like about this integration and what more would you like to see.
This integration wouldn’t have been possible without the help from Google team. Thanks to the Google team for inviting us to be a launch partner for
Google Tasks APIs and letting us
showcase our pilot during Google IO 2011.