We’ve been busy delivering some important enhancements over the past few months to improve your LeanKit experience. We’ve announced some of these separately, but wanted to give you a roundup of all the latest and greatest LeanKit features, along with a quick glimpse at the upcoming calendar view.
Save time with automated updates
Don’t mess around with duplicate entry. Our new integration service guides you through the process of setting up a two-way sync between LeanKit and JIRA, GitHub and/or MS Team Foundation Server. With our open source setup, the integration service is a springboard for coordinating communication between LeanKit and your other systems. Read our recent blog post to learn more.
Automate task updates between LeanKit and other online applications with Zapier’s pre-built integrations. Quickly create and update cards in LeanKit using your favorite productivity, tracking and calendar web apps — more than 250 of them — including Zendesk, Basecamp, Salesforce, Gmail and Google calendar. Learn more at Zapier.com.
Find, Filter, Collaborate
Global Card Search
Instantly find and navigate to your cards no matter where they are (backlog, task boards and archive)! Global Search also gives you a comprehensive list of your work – especially helpful when you’re managing activity across multiple boards, projects and/or teams. See the status of all your work and pull up any of your cards from the search results for quick edits.
Filter Board Data
Filtering helps you focus on the important stuff. New filters now let you hone in on cards that are blocked, high-priority or stale (stuck and not making any progress) to get the work flowing! Learn more about filtering here.
iOS File Attachments
No need to wait until you get back to your computer: Share documents with your teammates and read attachments while you’re on the go. Our latest iOS redesign allows you to add and view card attachments whenever, wherever.
Keep team members in the loop via @mentions. Use these to send targeted e-mail notifications in the following card fields:
- Block/Unblock reasons
- Work-in-process (WIP) limit override fields
Enhance collaboration and don’t miss a beat by subscribing to important board(s), lane(s) or card(s). Automatically generated emails keep you informed of any updates, helping you stay on top of your work even when you’re not logged into LeanKit.
If you want an easy way to keep up on card activity without signing up for email notifications, check the activity stream.
It’s a log that summarizes all board activity and can be filtered by user and date range. When you find what you’re looking for, quickly drill right into the card history for more detail.
Scale your Processes
Cut down admin time by creating default settings that automatically give system access to your users at a pre-defined level of security. Our large customers — with hundreds or thousands of users — will especially appreciate the added ability to page through users and manage access quickly.
Two New User Roles
Board Creator is a role for team members who don’t need the bells and whistles of an Account Administrator but still require the ability to create new boards (e.g., drill through boards) and manage new board settings.
Board Reader, a.k.a. read only, is for stakeholders who want to see the information on the board and be kept in the loop via subscription or @mention communications, but won’t need to update the board themselves.
Tags allow you to identify or group cards into categories. The tags can then be used as criteria in filters, searches and reports. But consistent terminology isn’t easy. Now you can cleanup invalid, redundant or inconsistent tags with easy tag management that handles editing, merging or deleting. No more Q, Qtr, Quarter, Quarterly on the same board.
Coming Soon – Calendar View
You’re accustomed to seeing cards move across your board(s) in a workflow or process flow view. In addition to viewing your work on a board, soon you’ll be able see it on a monthly, weekly and daily calendar view too.
- Quickly toggle from one view to the next without reloading board information.
- Schedule colors on the calendar match card type.
- Add new cards while in the both workflow and calendar view.
- Use card filtering in the calendar view.
- Cards with start and end dates will be visually represented on your schedule; cards without dates will appear in the ‘Unscheduled’ column.
- And you can subscribe to cards with due dates to appear in personal calendars like on your mobile phone.
To learn about even more of our newest and upcoming features, watch a recording of our January Product Update Webinar.
Have ideas to make LeanKit even better? Share them now or vote for your favorites by using our Feature Request Forum. You can also quickly find out what we’ve done and what’s in the works.