Sneak Peek – Upcoming UI Enhancements

In an effort to continuously improve the LeanKit user experience we are bringing you a clean and modern new user interface (UI).  The new UI enhancements help streamline the way you manage your boards, your reporting and your support needs.

All the board menu functions will be consolidated into icons.  The backlog and archive lanes will now be accessible via pre-collapsed lanes on either side of the main board – allowing you to keep everything open, if you choose.  All card data will be archived for you to access whenever you need and will be automatically placed into the cabinet card after 14 days (instead of 90 days).

UI Update1

Our gear icon won’t just be for board settings (user access, card types, etc.) anymore.  Soon, it will include functionality to edit the board layout, subscribe to updates/feeds and create snapshots.  New realtime snapshots that include the entire board is also part of the UI refresh.

Note: The ‘Calendar’ subscription you see below adds cards with dates to other calendars (like your mobile phone) and is already available.

UI Update 2

The reporting menu will include the activity stream – this groups all data gathering functions into a single area.

UI Update 3

Have a question?  To quickly search support articles, create a support ticket or pull up the latest product update information simply go to the help menu.  All support materials will be accessible via the question mark icon.

UI Update 4

Now that you’ve seen our sneak-peek of the upcoming UI improvements, leave a comment below and let us know what you think.  Learn even more about the updates in this quick video.

The UI refresh is coming soon – stay tuned!

13 thoughts on “Sneak Peek – Upcoming UI Enhancements

  1. Is the new UI going to be forced upon us? Or, can we opt in when we want? If we can opt in, at what level? Whole implementation? Board?

  2. Hi Richard,
    Yes! The new UI enhancements are a sitewide change across all boards/accounts. We hope you will find them very intuitive and a very easy transition from the existing UI.

    Danielle

  3. I prefer words to icons. You should put the title (words) below the icon. Will the title at least be available by mousing over the icon?

  4. Hi Randy,
    Yes! Hovering over the icon will give you the word/phrase that goes with each icon.
    Hope this helps,
    Danielle

  5. Hi team,
    The UI changes are welcomed.
    It looks clean and simple, and its nice to have backlog and archive close by.

    I would welcome, a snapshot of the board without any cards (only lane structure). I can only have so, on a brand new card-less board. This “clean” board snapshot is useful to take into a meeting, or to introduce the board to new team members.

    Best regards,
    Rui

  6. Hi Alex,
    No, it can’t be set back to a larger quantity. Here’s why: By making archive a ‘normal’ lane, in that it expands and collapses, it’s available to see anytime. By moving archived cards into the cabinet sooner, we keep maximum board performance alongside the improved accessibility.

    Hope this helps,
    Danielle

  7. Does the snapshot feature respect any filters you have applied? That would allow you to control what was included (or not) in the snapshot. Presumably, if you filter for something that is not present on the board, that would give you a blank layout, which another gentleman was asking for.

  8. Hi there,
    The new UI has left the boards visually inaccessible for many of our users and the interface no longer meets the mandatory Accessibility requirements legislated.
    Light font on a light screen is invisible for anyone with blind/low vision and makes the Leankit software useless. Which is a big problem, considering we just purchased Enterprise licensing.
    Please explain in detail what options you have (and what steps we can take ASAP) for restoring the font and colour contrast back to the old UI version. The staff use the boards in their day to day work.
    This poses a VERY big problem for our province-wide organization.


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