Keeping LeanKit Snazzy

March Enhancements & Bug Fix Details

There are many translations for BIMP – some that are quite hilarious.  But at LeanKit BIMP means “Bugs and Improvements” or things we’re doing to keep LeanKit snazzy.  As Alex mentioned in his last blog post, here at LeanKit we “eat our own dog food” and would not have it any other way.  Since we use our own online kanban tool, we have all kinds of ideas regarding ways to continuously improve LeanKit functionality.   We are also very fortunate to have customers that share their great ideas with us (thanks everyone!).

Our leadership and technical teams work hard to take all of those great ideas into account and make them a reality by moving them from the Backlog and into the To Do and Doing lanes.  Here are the Done Enhancements, released mid-March:

Introduced ‘Shrinking’ Icons

For those of us that love to load up on the card icons, we have an improvement to ensure at-a-glance card status is not compromised.  Instead of the icons wrapping around the card, they will just decrease in size (when there are more than 5) to make room for more!

Card with Icons

Improved Assigned User Visibility

When you go to the assigned users section of a card, users assigned to the card are now grouped at the top of the list.  Users that are not assigned to the card have shifted to the lower section of the list.  Makes sense, right?

Added Password Change Functionality

There is a new confirmation message so you know when you’re done with your password change.  Speaking of password changes, there’s now a ‘modal’ (small pop-up window) that sits over your home page for you to quickly manage your password.

Included Spinners

Yes, “spinny” things are visual… So, we naturally enjoy them and hope they help you too.  Now, there is a small spinner next to the term “Loading” when you are in settings and when opening a board.

Clarified In-App Purchase Process

We want to keep everything simple and clear, so we replaced the term upgrade with purchase.  

Enabled Browser Spellcheck

Spillchuck, er spellcheck,  is now available in card editor fields that contain a formatting toolbar.

Removed Subscribe Redundancy

Instead of Subscribe > Email Subscribe, it now reads Subscribe > Email. Yes, it’s a bit picky… right on.

Adjusted Hostname Structure

Now we only allow letters, numbers and dashes in a hostname; this eliminates IE browser issues with underscores in a URL.

These are the bug fixes that we included in Mid-March release:

  • Aligned chart date format with account setting format to ensure appropriate translation of date information
  • Resolved archive cards ‘permalink’ functionality (find permalink in advanced settings – takes you to the card on the board) so that the archived card now opens when you click on the permalink.  To ensure speedy retrieval of these cards, the entire card archive does not open in this process.
  • Removed task-board Unsaved Changes warning for task-boards that had not been changed
  • Fixed the archive cabinet card count to align with the export of cards count
Katie St. Francis

Katie is a constant learner, Lean practitioner and product enthusiast. As a Product Manager at LeanKit, she works to help solve customer problems and help them find ways to deliver value faster. She spends her spare time crunching data to find opportunities for continuous improvement and asking “why.” Follow her on Twitter at @kstfrancis.