March 23rd, 2013
We’re happy to announce that one of the most requested feature – Export to CSV is now available for all users.
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.
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.
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.
We hope you enjoy this small tweak!
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.
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.
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.
Click on it and a filter setup panel appears. Choose your filter conditions: Project Location = London and Tasks Status is not Done.
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!
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.
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.
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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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:
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.
January 13th, 2012
What is the least favorite but most frequently used type of activity for Project Managers?
Usually, it’s the task creation for a new project. This is a tedious and time consuming process that involves a lot of steps.
Typically, first you need to create a project as a placeholder for your tasks. Then you create tasks and assign them to the users.
Sometimes you also need to create these users and invite them into your project management app.
Here is how Birdview Projects is different from the other products…
There is no need to create the project up-front. You can just type its name while creating your first task:
And with our latest update now it’s also possible to create users on the fly. You can specify the email address of the assignee while creating a task:
The user will be automatically created, assigned to the task and invited into Birdview Projects.
That makes the entire schedule creation process so much easier!