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Mobile Version 2011.11.30 – More Accessible Time Clock + Recent Tasks

It’s been a while since we’ve worked on AceProject Mobile. Today, we are glad to announce 4 improvements :

1. The Time Clock can now be started from the dashboard. No need to open a project and a task anymore. Actually, choosing a project and a task will be done once you click the Time Clock on the dashboard.

2. Recent projects are available during the clock in process.  The corresponding drop-down shows recently-used projects.

3. Recent tasks are also available during the clock in process. The corresponding drop-down shows tasks you’ve recently clocked on and/or edited.

4. My Assigned Tasks and My Tasks to Review now show up as 2 separate items in the dashboard.

Here’s a screenshot of the updated time clock:

We are working on several other things these days. We’ll keep you posted!

A Website Update and What’s Coming Soon

We just applied a fresh paint layer on our website. Our website hadn’t been refreshed for about a year. Therefore, we’ve decided to adapt its look and feel to the new AceProject. From now on, we want to update both the application and the website more often.

It’s been a couple of weeks since we launched our new design. Our customers are pretty thrilled about the “New AceProject”. We received lots of comments and many of them helped us tweak quite a few things, fix bugs and add elements to our roadmap. We are still working on the documentation, so please be patient. All help pages will be updated in the foreseeable future.

That being said, we are currently working on 2 features that will be much appreciated.

  • Drag & Drop Document Upload – Right now, you must use the good old “browse…” button to reach a document. We grew tired of this outdated method of upload and decided to move forward with drag & drop and a progress bar.
  • Recurring Tasks – This is perhaps one of the most requested features on our wishlist. Basically, this feature will let you create recurring tasks based on a pattern (frequency, number of occurrences, etc.). Hence, you won’t need to copy the same task over and over for that matter.
We’ll keep you posted.

The Rejuvenated AceProject

We are extremely proud to announce the official launch of the biggest enhancement in AceProject’s history, that is, a complete redesign of the interface.

The new interface was initially launched as a private beta. Then, a couple of weeks later, the beta was made public. Now, here we are, the new interface is now the official one for all AceProject users.

AceProject never looked so handsome! We are proud of the whole AceProject team. Each every team member was involved in the process.

Among other enhancements, the new interface includes:

  • Multi-project tabs that let you open as many projects as you want.
  • A global search box that lets you search among all tasks you are allowed to see.
  • A search box at the project level that lets you search tasks within a specific project.
  • A side bar in edit forms.
  • Sections in edit forms and search filters can be shown/hidden in accordance with your needs.
  • “Remember filters” option in task lists and easier-to-find actions.
  • Enhanced overall speed and more functional screens.
  • And much more…


Here are three screenshots of the new interface:

Here are a few comments we received from satisfied customers:

  • The new interface looks great. Much easier to use.
    – Richard Merrill
  • My team and I have been working with the new interface for the last couple of days and are very pleased. Still exploring, but find the GUI to be intuitive and attractive – thank you!
    – Pat Bastian
  • Love that we can have multiple projects open!
    – Patti LaChapelle
  • Love our Aceproject account and much thanks and kudos to the team for upgrading and improving the product.
    – Chris Cantley
  • The user interface has significantly improved! My compliments.
    – Jan Willem Bartz
  • The new design is very nice and clean, well done.
    – Jason Skowronek
  • I love the software – and I have tested about 20 other packages before deciding on Ace as my final choice.
    – Geoff Hicks
  • So far I’m loving AceProject. It’s blowing the pants off BaseCamp (which we’ve been using for about 3 years) and Liquid Planner (which we tried but it miserably failed for us).
    – Ralph Severson

Bottom Line

This is the beginning of a new era for AceProject. Other important changes are coming by the end of the year and next year as well. Stay tuned!

Migrating to New Interface on October 3

Please note that the system will be migrated to the new interface (currently on beta) on Monday, October 3. No action is required on your part and no data will be lost during the process. The switch will occur at around 5 am Eastern Time and we anticipate 30 minutes of downtime, at worst. Should any of your users be logged in during the migration process, they will lose their session.

Once the migration is completed, you will be able to access your account as usual (without specifying /new in the URL). The “classic” interface will no longer be available. This is an irreversible process.

When you resume work in your account after the transition, we would ask that you clear your browser cache and cookies, to avoid visual glitches and strange behavior.

Finally, we are still in the process of updating the help section. As a result, there may be some discrepancies between the actual interface and the help documents. The situation will be resolved within the next couple of weeks.

AceProject’s New Interface Now Available for Public Beta

It’s been a couple of weeks since we released the new interface in private beta. Things are running smoothly and the comments we’ve gathered so far have helped us significantly improve usability, among others elements.

In order to access the new interface, simply add “/new” at the end of the URL you normally use to access your AceProject account. In other words, you can login using your normal credentials at  https://yoursubdomain.aceproject.com/new/

For information in regards to the functional changes in the new interface, please refer to our August 5th blog post here:  http://blog.aceproject.com/2011/08/05/aceprojects-new-look-to-be-revealed-soon/.

If you notice any issues, strange behavior or usability shortcomings in the new interface, please report them to support@aceproject.com.

Feel free to share the beta URL for the new interface. The more people try it, the better.

We intend to handle bugs in the new interface just like we normally do. As soon as the fix for the bug you reported is online, we will notify you by email so that you may confirm all is okay. If worse comes to worse, you can always revert to the old interface to get things done in the meantime. And another thing… we have not updated the help pages yet so please disregard any issues that have to do with the help pages.

Finally, just so you know, during the beta testing period, email notifications that will be sent out when using the new interface will still contain links pointing to pages on the current, official interface.

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