New Update: Gantt Chart

June 10th, 2013

Gantt Chart was one of our most requested features and now we’re happy to announce its release.

Gantt Chart
Currently, our Gantt Chart is static and gives a nice graphical overview of your project schedule. In the future we plan to make it interactive, so you can drag and drop tasks, change their duration, etc.

As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions!

New Update: Export to Excel / CSV

March 23rd, 2013

We’re happy to announce that one of the most requested feature – Export to CSV is now available for all users.

Export to CSV

The export icon is available at the bottom of the Projects, Tasks and Time & Money pages (table view).
The functionality is similar to the Printer-friendly view, which means that you can search and filter your data prior to the export.

Enjoy!

New Update: Notifications for Projects I created

January 15th, 2013

It’s a common situation when you create a project, but are not directly involved with it (e.g. you’re not its manager or an assignee for any of the tasks).
At the same time you want to be notified about any significant changes in this project or its tasks.
Think of a senior manager who created a project and wants to closely monitor its status.

To facilitate this workflow we added another option to the User Preference page, where you can choose to be notified by email whenever
there are significant changes in any project you’ve created.
Important changes in the projects I created

Watercooler – Social Project Management Tool

October 9th, 2012

Many collaboration experts strongly believe that the letter “P” in the PM abbreviation stands for “People” and promote Social Project Management as one of the most important concepts of successful project management. And we at Birdview Projects tend to agree with it.

No fancy methodology or PMP certification can help your project if there is no synergy within your team. People on the front lines are responsible for project’s success or failure. It’s not enough just to have the right people. They need to talk to each other, they need to interact and socialize.

That’s right – socialize! That’s the secret sauce that makes good teams great and promising projects hugely successful. When people chat and have fun together – they get to know each other much better and learn each other’s strengths and weaknesses, which help tackle whatever work issues the team encounters along the road.

Normally, the ever present “water cooler” is a place-of-choice. But what about virtual and remotely distributed teams? What can they do to capitalize on benefits of social project management?

Well, we just built a tool for this!

Introducing “Watercooler” for Birdview Projects



Watercooler - Social project management tool

This new module allows team members to get together and discuss any topics they want: congratulate Janet on her newborn baby-girl, choose a theme for a Christmas party, vote for the cutest pet, select a new JavaScript framework for the upcoming project – the possibilities are endless.

We made a conscious decision to create Watercooler as a company-wide feature instead of being project specific to encourage and promote non-work related communications within a team.

So, don’t wait another minute, go to your free Birdview account and start a new discussion.

As always, your feedback and suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Minor update: Immediate picture preview

July 16th, 2012

While working on a new exciting major upgrade code-named “Watercooler”, we also made a minor change to the picture preview functionality.

Now when you click on the picture link anywhere in the application (Files section, history, etc) – a preview will be shown immediately,
as opposed to the download process that would start by default in the past.

Preview is opened immediately for any picture

We hope you enjoy this small tweak!

Project Management Software Birdview Projects is now free!

June 6th, 2012

Birdview Projects is now free. Totally. And it’s going to stay this way. Forever.
There are no more limits for users, projects or tasks you can create within Birdview.

How can we afford it? We’re partnering together with a number of fine companies rigorously selected to offer the best business deals and savings for you.
Birdview Projects is free as a bird
When you decide to take advantage of any of these offers – we get paid. If you are not interested in any offers – you owe us nothing and can keep using Birdview Projects free of charge.

We will never share your contact information with any vendor without your direct consent.
You will be always in control. That’s our promise!

We’ll keep working on the new features and functionality and make Birdview Projects the best free project management software available!

Have questions or comments – fire away!

The Birdview Projects team.

P.S. Please help us spread the word about this awesome news – tweet, like or plus it.

April 29, 2013: Update: Unfortunately, we were not able to sustain product growth with this business model, so we made a decision to switch back to the paid plans.
Of course, all clients who registered their accounts before April 29, 2013 will keep their free account with no limitations.

New features: Creating Views and Filtering by Project Custom Fields

April 27th, 2012

Over the last few months there have been multiple requests to allow filtering of tasks by project custom fields. So now we are ready to present this feature along with an improved way to create new filters (views).

Let’s use an example when you created a custom field called “Location” for your projects, and now you want to see all active tasks belonging to the projects located in London.

Here is what you need to do…

First, go to the Tasks tab. Then at the top of the saved filters (we call them “views”) and reports list you’ll see the “Create new view” item.
Create New Filter

Click on it and a filter setup panel appears. Choose your filter conditions: Project Location = London and Tasks Status is not Done.
Task Filter

That’s it – the results will be shown below the filter panel in real time!

After you’re done, just save your filter and quickly access in the future.

We are grateful to our customers for their great UI feedback and suggestions on how to improve Birdview Projects. Filtering tasks by custom properties is indeed a great feature! We are waiting for the new ideas. Let’s make Birdview Projects even better!

How to avoid conflict with FastestChrome

April 27th, 2012

Recently we’ve found out that Birdview Projects does not work properly if FastestChrome extension for Google Chrome is installed. The pink error bar appears while switching between screens or performing other actions. Aside from this, it does not interfere with Birdview Projects operation.

Our research revealed that the problem is caused by the code downloaded from Superfish.com. The site offers “advanced visual search technology focused on products”. They have separate browser extensions (for Chrome as well), and this search functionality is included into other extensions, like FastestChrome.

Luckily, Superfish functionality can be disabled in the FastestChrome. Just go to Chrome settings, then choose “Settings”, “Extensions”, locate “FastestChrome – Browse Faster” and click “Options link”:

A FastestChrome settings window appears. Locate “Add Similar Product Search (Superfish)” option and uncheck it.

Reload the Birdview Projects page and whoopee! No annoying error.
We see this error in our records and we try to contact every person who has this error to help get rid of it. However, don’t hesitate to contact us first if you see any errors.

Birdview Projects Affiliate Program

April 16th, 2012

Refer Birdview Projects and earn 20% recurring commission for lifetime with our new referral program

We’ve got a very exciting announcement today. We’re launching a new Birdview Projects Affiliate Program.

Lifetime Commissions
Our business is based on the recurring revenue model. Customers pay us every month to use our application. So it’s only fair to share that recurring income with our affiliates monthly. And that’s what we’ve done.
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New update: Picture Preview

March 2nd, 2012

A new feature was added to Birdview Projects – an ability to preview pictures attached to projects or tasks.
Now, if your project or task has any pictures attached to it, you see the “Preview pictures” link at the Files section:
Preview Pictures in Birdview Projects

Once clicked, a preview window will display all available pictures along with thumbnails. You can download any of the pictures using the direct link.

We’re using the really cool Fotorama gallery by Artem Polikarpov to render the preview.
Preview attached images with Fotorama

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