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Today we’re announcing general availability for Zoho Projects 4, the most complete mobile project management tool ever. Everything you need to get work done better: planning, tracking and collaborating is available wherever you are – even from your smartphone.

The Zoho Projects users who got an early preview of Zoho Projects 4 have already been experiencing the many improvements we introduced in this version – from being able to know what’s going on around your project at anytime thanks to Feeds (we like to think of it as your very own Project Coordinator), to the ease and simplicity of use by having most things you need on a daily basis within easy reach, on one page with no tabs or separate windows required.

But that’s not all. When we opened the Zoho Projects 4 preview we promised a surprise for the general availability, and that has arrived. We saved the best for last: taking your projects anywhere with our rich mobile apps.

Push Notifications
Away from the office on a trip? How will you keep up with what’s going on in your project? Zoho Projects gently reminds you about important deadlines from your phone using push notifications – there’s no need to keep refreshing.

Photos As To-Dos
A picture is worth a thousand words. But if you happen to be using a cramped mobile keyboard, then the picture is worth 10 thousand words. It’s just easier. Using the Zoho Projects mobile app you can upload pictures from your phone’s camera, and that way better explain your ideas about the project or how something needs to get fixed.

Easy Access To Everything While On-the-Go
The mobile apps allow you to add tasks, comments, change priority, and order anywhere you go, all in a simple, elegant UI that fits well on your phone. You also get to stay in touch with everything that is going around your project, including the latest updates and status notifications from everyone on the team. In a hurry? You can quickly add a task/milestone/status post with just a couple of taps.

The Zoho Projects 4 mobile apps are available now for both Android and Apple devices. Get them now at the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

With the general availability of Zoho Projects 4, we’re also moving to the new version full-time and retiring the old one (Projects 3.0) at the end of this month. And that’s a great thing, because our new desktop-web UI allows you to do things you couldn’t do before. If you didn’t get to experience the Zoho Projects 4 Preview, here’s what you missed:

Better Organization With The Kanban View
When viewing your task lists and tasks, you can now choose the all-new Kanban view. Kanban is just a fancy term to say you can see your activities as they move towards different steps towards completion. For example, you may have 5 tasks in the Design stage, 15 in Implementation and 3 in Review. Kanban view is great for whenever you have multiple concurrent processes or tasks all going through the same basic flow.

Everyday Tasks Just Got Easier
Getting updates about what’s going on around your projects got easier with the projects feed and notification alerts. Plus, the Follow feature lets you track individual progress and to-do’s, so you can easily view what’s most relevant to you. Similarly, now users can take control of the email notifications they get from Zoho Projects, so the emails they get are more personalized.

Attach Documents from Everywhere
With the latest Zoho Projects we make it easier for you to keep all your documents in a single place. You can now attach documents to your projects from Google Drive, Dropbox, Zoho Docs and even from Microsoft Skydrive.

And just as important, in the newest UI we have drastically improved speed and performance for a smoother and quicker access and navigation to everything you do.

We feel pretty good about our latest iteration – and with today’s mobile release we’ve delivered a major milestone. We can’t wait to see what you think of it, and most importantly, how you use it and how it helps you get work done better.

Rodrigo

  1. Richard Davis

    The Iphone app does not have the chat or caht room function. Any plans to add chat. I think it is a very important function to be able to chat within a project.

  2. Celina

    @Boyd,
    Our development team has started to work on project groupings which will be rolled out soon in one of our updates and I will keep you informed if it goes live. Keep using Zoho Projects 4.0 and let us know what you think.With Regards,
    Celina

  3. Boyd

    Is there anyway to organize the projects, I have 20-30 projects going at any one time, it would be a lot easier if I could group them between my different teams. Is that possible so I don’t just have this big list of projects staring at me when I go to that tab.

  4. scott

    Team,Testing mobile app now. What is the timeframe for an iPad app?

  5. Gigglemite

    Mobile app only gives me limited options, Feeds and Settings. I’m not able to update timesheet or anything. Doesn’t even show those options for me. Why?

  6. Rodrigo Vaca

    Juan – at this time we don’t have any plans for a Windows Phone app. But we are in fact working on improving the mobile browser version you can access through our mobile site (m.zoho.com). So stay tuned for that. To be honest – I don’t know if that is being optimized for the Mobile IE browser that is included in your Windows Phone.

  7. Juan

    Any plans for a windows phone or better mobile browser support?

  8. Rodrigo Vaca

    Grant – sorry to say, but at this time we don’t have plans for a Blackberry app. That said – you never know!

  9. grant hodgins

    I remain a Blackberry Loyalist. Any chance of getting project app for a blackberry???

  10. Craig Pickles

    Looks fab, I’d love to use this app on the go when I’m visiting clients etc. I currently have to get the laptop out….However, when I enter my details I only get a feed and it states I have a “limited access” license…l can you clarify? I’d love to get access to the bug list…. is this extra cost?cheers