Enhanced Email Collaboration

We love listening to our customers, and quite a number of you told us that the email collaboration wasn’t flexible enough to let you add a task, file a bug or upload a document. Today, we’re delighted to announce the

enhanced email collaboration
feature which makes things easier for your whole project crew. From now on, you can directly add tasks, file bugs and upload documents in Zoho Projects simply through an email.


Where can you find the email alias for a project ?

Go to your dashboard tab and you will find a list of unique email addresses listed for Tasks, Forums and Documents module. Grab the relevant email address and start shooting tasks from your email. It’s simple. Isn’t it? This is a fun, lively way to add tasks, upload your files, post a forum topic and let the conversation take the lead – brainstorm, negotiate, laugh.

See the presentation below and find quick ways to collaborate with projects via an email. Have a look and let us know your thoughts.

 


Add Custom Fields for Bugs

In developing the email collaboration feature, we also took the opportunity to include custom fields with greater flexibility for a better way of

tracking bugs
. You’ll now find various options stocked to create custom fields for bugs module. Start creating your own text, numeric and date field – just like the way you wish!

Organize Project Tabs

Nothing can be more frustrating than to see lots of tabs displayed and there is no way to remove the unused ones. We’ve implemented the Organize Tabs option which is very useful when you are using only few tabs for a project. It provides an option to conveniently disable unused tabs and prioritize other tabs according to the way your project works.


Note:

Portal administrator is
the one who can remove tabs for the entire portal while rest of the
users have a privilege to only reorder tabs.

 

Option to change first day of a week

A recent tweet from a Zoho Projects user:

@zohoprojects #zohoprojects should have a customization option to change the first day of the week from sunday to monday. We miss it!

We did it! Go to Settings tab, click on Date/Format Settings and there you’ll find the option to change the first day of a week to Sunday or Monday.

It’s not just about a new feature addition or an enhancement – it’s how you thoughtfully apply it. So find ways for your project team to work with all these new enhancements. We hope you’d start using these features in

Zoho Projects
and share your experience with us at

support@zohoprojects.com
.

Celina
Product Marketer @Zoho. I am an avid reader, witty and an ambivert by nature. A hybrid of marketing and product management who prefers listening to customers. Connect and talk with me anytime at celina@zohocorp.com

  1. Prasanna

    @infosanigest,Currently, option to set reminder for any specific task, in-order to know their status via email, is not available.However, you can make use of “Email My Activities” option to get notified about the list of tasks, meetings and milestones, along with their status.To enable this option, login to your projects portal, click ‘Settings’ tab and click ‘Email My Activities’ link – under General Profile.

  2. Prasanna

    @infosanigest,Currently, option to set reminder for any specific task, in-order to know their status via email, is not available.However, you can make use of “Email My Activities” option to get notified about the list of tasks, meetings and milestones, along with their status.To enable this option, login to your projects portal, click ‘Settings’ tab and click ‘Email My Activities’ link – under General Profile.

  3. infosanigest

    I would like to know why i can’t seem to put a deadline on tasks/milestones and have zoho tell me in my daily report that this task is overdue.Really need to have timebound notification pre and post deadline!

  4. infosanigest

    I would like to know why i can’t seem to put a deadline on tasks/milestones and have zoho tell me in my daily report that this task is overdue.Really need to have timebound notification pre and post deadline!

  5. Prasanna

    @reid_h,Ability to add due dates to tasks directly from the email is not available, as of now. However, we will look into implementing this option and will keep you informed once implemented.

  6. Prasanna

    @reid_h,Ability to add due dates to tasks directly from the email is not available, as of now. However, we will look into implementing this option and will keep you informed once implemented.

  7. Prasanna

    @jlwiteck,Client’s names are shown in “Users” section within the project and not in the project name; period is not shown anywhere in the project because duration are provided only for tasks and milestones but not for the project.However, as a workaround, you can mention the client name, period (month & year) along with the project name in the project title field – i.e [client name] [project name] [period]Moving forward, we will look into implement the option to list projects by clients.

  8. Prasanna

    @jlwiteck,Client’s names are shown in “Users” section within the project and not in the project name; period is not shown anywhere in the project because duration are provided only for tasks and milestones but not for the project.However, as a workaround, you can mention the client name, period (month & year) along with the project name in the project title field – i.e [client name] [project name] [period]Moving forward, we will look into implement the option to list projects by clients.

  9. john.macpherson

    Sounds good,How about being able to add replies back to notes and related forum posts by email, so users out in the field can fully interact ?

  10. john.macpherson

    Sounds good,How about being able to add replies back to notes and related forum posts by email, so users out in the field can fully interact ?

  11. jlwiteck

    We have a group of clients (30-40) that we perform the same project for each and every month. The task for the projects are the same for each client and each month. How can we make the project more unique. For example, will the client’s name show anywhere in the project to identify that project to that particular client? I don’t see the clients name in the project. Also, how about being able to label it with a period date, not a due date. I use the due dates and need them, however, I also need to be able to identify the project by a month and year also. Therefore, in summary, how can I add the clients name, a period (month & year) so that these three identifiers show when I’m in the project?

  12. jlwiteck

    We have a group of clients (30-40) that we perform the same project for each and every month. The task for the projects are the same for each client and each month. How can we make the project more unique. For example, will the client’s name show anywhere in the project to identify that project to that particular client? I don’t see the clients name in the project. Also, how about being able to label it with a period date, not a due date. I use the due dates and need them, however, I also need to be able to identify the project by a month and year also. Therefore, in summary, how can I add the clients name, a period (month & year) so that these three identifiers show when I’m in the project?

  13. reid_h

    Can you add due dates to tasks directly from the email? How about adding items to the calendar?

  14. reid_h

    Can you add due dates to tasks directly from the email? How about adding items to the calendar?

  15. rangith

    @bhikku717, We have already responded to your questions on Aug30.
    Now, I have resend the mail to your above mentioned email address. Please check the same. If you any further query on Zoho Docs, do mail us at (support@zohodocs.com)

  16. rangith

    @bhikku717, We have already responded to your questions on Aug30.
    Now, I have resend the mail to your above mentioned email address. Please check the same. If you any further query on Zoho Docs, do mail us at (support@zohodocs.com)

  17. Celina

    @Bhikkhu.aggacitto717 We checked our customer ticketing system and found no support tickets logged from you with this email address.
    Please let us know your convenient time so that our tech support personnel can contact and schedule a zoho meeting session to resolve this issue for you.

  18. Celina

    @Bhikkhu.aggacitto717 We checked our customer ticketing system and found no support tickets logged from you with this email address.
    Please let us know your convenient time so that our tech support personnel can contact and schedule a zoho meeting session to resolve this issue for you.

  19. Bhikkhu.aggacitto717

    Hi Guys!
    I’m having a problem uploading from a mass storage device…. its posting my doc in P.D.F.!?How do I correct this? I’ve tried contacting support about this but no response perhaps it’s because my e mail has changed and its taking them a while because they have so much to do! I wrote them a few days before my e mail changed.Thanks!Bhikkhu.aggacitto
    My new e mail:
    B.aggacitto@gmail.com

  20. Bhikkhu.aggacitto717

    Hi Guys!
    I’m having a problem uploading from a mass storage device…. its posting my doc in P.D.F.!?How do I correct this? I’ve tried contacting support about this but no response perhaps it’s because my e mail has changed and its taking them a while because they have so much to do! I wrote them a few days before my e mail changed.Thanks!Bhikkhu.aggacitto
    My new e mail:
    B.aggacitto@gmail.com

  21. Celina

    @david We will incorporate the sub-folders option for documents within next 3 months.

  22. Celina

    @david We will incorporate the sub-folders option for documents within next 3 months.

  23. Josh

    We might be inclined to try Bug Tracker if it wasn’t like TRIPLE the cost of Zoho Projects.
    Bug Tracking could be an interesting feature for us, but not nearly enough to justify the expense. (We’re not developers.)

  24. Josh

    We might be inclined to try Bug Tracker if it wasn’t like TRIPLE the cost of Zoho Projects.
    Bug Tracking could be an interesting feature for us, but not nearly enough to justify the expense. (We’re not developers.)

  25. Celina

    @kartis We do have it in our calendar. Select “All Meetings” option from the Type drop down menu and this will display all your scheduled meetings with the subject.

  26. Celina

    @kartis We do have it in our calendar. Select “All Meetings” option from the Type drop down menu and this will display all your scheduled meetings with the subject.

  27. kartis

    How come the calendar just shows meeting instead of saying the subject.

  28. kartis

    How come the calendar just shows meeting instead of saying the subject.

  29. David

    For the Document section, it’s tough to organize due to the fact you can’t make sub-folders.

  30. David

    For the Document section, it’s tough to organize due to the fact you can’t make sub-folders.

  31. Celina

    @mitch We do have this in the task details page.Please follow the steps below :
    1. Just click the task
    2. At the bottom you can find the unique email alias for this task
    3. Grab it and start posting your notes, attachments from an emailFor more details you can also check this video http://zoho.com/projects/email-project-management-video.html

  32. Celina

    @mitch We do have this in the task details page.Please follow the steps below :
    1. Just click the task
    2. At the bottom you can find the unique email alias for this task
    3. Grab it and start posting your notes, attachments from an emailFor more details you can also check this video http://zoho.com/projects/email-project-management-video.html

  33. Celina

    @Robbz Thank you for suggesting this. We understand your frustration and will incorporate this option in one of our future updates.

  34. Celina

    @Robbz Thank you for suggesting this. We understand your frustration and will incorporate this option in one of our future updates.

  35. Robbz

    Still it would be great to set the number of items in the project-dropdownlist to a custom value, or increase it to 10-20. If you have a large number of projects and you have to switch between projects often, you have to click on those arrows a lot of times. This can be very frustrating 😉

  36. Robbz

    Still it would be great to set the number of items in the project-dropdownlist to a custom value, or increase it to 10-20. If you have a large number of projects and you have to switch between projects often, you have to click on those arrows a lot of times. This can be very frustrating 😉

  37. Roberto

    @Curtis: If you simplify the email address anyone can accidentally send email to it. Further more something like tasks@zoho.com would not be unique to your project.The name of the email address is complicated because it works sort of as a ‘password’ at the same time. Nobocy can guess what it is therefore it is unique and private to your project.

  38. Roberto

    @Curtis: If you simplify the email address anyone can accidentally send email to it. Further more something like tasks@zoho.com would not be unique to your project.The name of the email address is complicated because it works sort of as a ‘password’ at the same time. Nobocy can guess what it is therefore it is unique and private to your project.

  39. Curtis

    good idea with the emails but you need a simple email like
    tasks@zoho.com (as a to or a cc and whomever the to was too it would add a task for them in zoho) that would add a task. This makes it easier when you have an idea and need to shoot off a quick email.It’s impossible to remember your zoho task email address which does not make it useful.

  40. Curtis

    good idea with the emails but you need a simple email like
    tasks@zoho.com (as a to or a cc and whomever the to was too it would add a task for them in zoho) that would add a task. This makes it easier when you have an idea and need to shoot off a quick email.It’s impossible to remember your zoho task email address which does not make it useful.

  41. mitch

    would love to be able to attach a file directly to the task notes. we are handling most of our project management directly through the task area, and I’ve wanted to attach a .JPG to my task notes to explain my thoughts more clearly.

  42. mitch

    would love to be able to attach a file directly to the task notes. we are handling most of our project management directly through the task area, and I’ve wanted to attach a .JPG to my task notes to explain my thoughts more clearly.

  43. Vijay

    Hi Silvia Martin,Thanks for your positive comment.”Organize Tabs” is available only as part of paid plan. It is available under all the tabs and not specific to bugs tab alone.Vijay

  44. Vijay

    Hi Silvia Martin,Thanks for your positive comment.”Organize Tabs” is available only as part of paid plan. It is available under all the tabs and not specific to bugs tab alone.Vijay

  45. Silvia Martín

    I can’t find “organize tabs” feature. It’s in “bugs” tab? I don’t know why I’ve missed it¡¡ I am portal administrator.Otherwise, changing the first day of the week is great idea. Thanks.

  46. Silvia Martín

    I can’t find “organize tabs” feature. It’s in “bugs” tab? I don’t know why I’ve missed it¡¡ I am portal administrator.Otherwise, changing the first day of the week is great idea. Thanks.

  47. Mike

    Awesome work, Zoho is the best choice in terms of a complete PM tool.

  48. Mike

    Awesome work, Zoho is the best choice in terms of a complete PM tool.

  49. Iñaki Calvo

    Congratulations! I’m the one who wrote that tweet about having the option to change the first day of the week. It’s amazing to see how you implemented this new option in just a couple of days! Great job, guys!

  50. Iñaki Calvo

    Congratulations! I’m the one who wrote that tweet about having the option to change the first day of the week. It’s amazing to see how you implemented this new option in just a couple of days! Great job, guys!