What's New - 2015
Import bugs from XLS / XLSX
You have been importing bugs only from CSV files till date. From now on, have the freedom to import bugs from XLS and XLSX files as well.
Milestone tab is now common for bugs and tasks
The Milestones tab celebrates its independence this December! The tab, which was placed under Tasks tab in the main menu till date, is now placed separately outside as a stand-alone tab. So, land on your milestones with ease in one go. You can also view the list of Tasks and Bugs associated to the milestones, from now on.
Release notes section is introduced for milestones. You can view the list of completed Tasks and Bugs for the selected milestone in its Release Notes tab.
Three..Two..One ! The clock-ticks begin !
Yes, here is an interesting blog on Global timers.Read more
Overdue tasks to be listed first in the "Pending Activities" mailer
Going forward, in Email My Activities the overdue tasks will be prioritized over all the other pending activities in the periodical Emails sent to the user.
Favourite view in the Bugs tab
How would it be if there is a provision to have a list of favourite bug filters to manage your bugs more efficiently?! Here is the answer ! In the Bugs tab, add any number of custom views to your favourites in one click. You can view all your favourites under the Favourite Views tab that is displayed above your Custom Views.
Create invoice for Expenses alone
Say, you don't have any Timesheets. But you have to create invoice. Oh! That wasn't possible before. But now, you can generate your invoice devoid of timesheets too.
Project Summary UI enhancement
Change is the only thing that is constant. The world changes for the better. So do we! The Project Summary UI is enhanced just for you. Get fresh with the new look.
View the recurring tasks in the Gantt chart and Calendar
Work task reminder is now enhanced with new UI
The Work task reminder pop-up in Feeds is now enhanced with a new UI.
Date format issue while exporting timesheet
The date format issue while exporting timesheets is now resolved.
Recapturing our most recent updates.Read more
Save the filter option in Resource Utilization chart
You can now opt to save the filter criterion permanently in the Resource Utilization chart even after you sign out. The saved filter criterion is applied across all the projects in the portal. If you don't opt to save the filter, it is temporarily available until the page is refreshed.
Alert notification while activating new timers
When you start a new timer for tasks assigned to you, an alert is triggered displaying the existing active timers in which you can opt to start or stop the new timer.
Issue in Events and Milestones from Calendar view
Events and Milestones could not be edited from the Calendar view. This issue is now resolved.
Add task description
You can now add descriptions to tasks for more clarity about the task.
View CRM details
You can directly navigate to CRM with the View in CRM link provided in the Client Users tab in Zoho Projects.
Event date issue in Feeds
When Events are notified in Feeds, they were being displayed one day ahead of the provided date in Calendar. This issue is now resolved.
Announcing the task and bug mapping feature and vice versa
Associate tasks with bugs and the other way too.Read more
Task screen goes blank in re-size mode
The issue with the Task pop up screen not being displayed, when Zoho Projects screen is re-sized is now resolved.
Issue in mail template
The issue in rendering of contents in html for mail templates is now resolved.
Access the user profile of the mentioned user
You can now, click on any project user mentioned anywhere in projects and access their user profile.
Global timer widget for tasks and bugs
You can manage all the active timers for your tasks and bugs from a central location, which can be accessed from all the pages in Zoho Projects.
Issue in task and bug comments
The alignment issue in task and bug comments is resolved.
xlsx files supported
We now support importing tasks from xlsx files.
Fixed the issue in deleting Custom View bugs
Fixed the issue in deleting Custom View bugs with the Accessibility Details option selected as "Show this Custom view only to me”.
Edit the criteria pattern
The Criteria pattern can now be updated directly with Edit pattern in SLA, Business Rules, and Custom View.
Share screenshots in Forums and Chats
The Screen Grabber option to share screenshots is enabled in Forums and Chat.
Export as XLS or CSV files
You can export the filtered options for tasks as XLS or CSV files in the Classic view.
Announcing Zoho Projects Integration with Crashlytics
Bugs logged in Crashlytics is now added into Zoho Projects.Read more
Zoho CRM integration details in Zoho Projects
You can now view the Zoho CRM integration details such as CRM Account Information and CRM Potential Information along with the Client Information in Zoho Projects itself.
Additional options for synchronising and syncing data in Zoho Reports integration
Groups and Clients option is now included in the Data to be Synced field in Zoho Projects integration with Zoho Reports. Also, 3 hrs is now provided as one of the options in the SYNCHRONISE field.
Fixed the Zoho Docs re-direction issue for attachments
Task attachments can now be viewed in the Task details page itself, without being re-directed to Zoho Docs. The re-direction issue is now fixed.
Affected Milestone and Release Milestone for bugs
You can now associate bugs to Affected Milestone when the bug is detected, and later attach the bug to Release Milestone when it’s resolved and updated.
Separate project for BugTracker and module for Bugs
We have now added the project “Explore Zoho BugTracker” in Zoho BugTracker portal creation. Also the Bugs module is added inside the project “Explore Zoho Projects” in Zoho Projects.
Alphabetically sort the default fields for bugs
The Default fields in Bug Settings can now be reordered based on Alphabetical sort too.
Fixed the subtasks reorder issue
When subtasks is reordered and saved, the saved order list was not maintained when the page was refreshed.This issue is now fixed.
Edit option for events and milestones in Calendar
You can now easily update the calendar events and milestones with the new edit option provided for the created events and milestones.
Option to include only selected project tabs for new projects
You can now choose to display only the selected project tabs for all the newly created projects in a portal.
Associate tasks with bugs
You can now associate tasks with bugs from the bugs detail page.
More options in task export
You can now export tasks based on more options provided for Status such as Overdue Tasks, All Tasks, etc in Export Task.
Announcing the New JIRA Migration Tool: 5 Reasons to Make the Jump
Import Projects From JIRA Cloud into Zoho Projects.READ MORE
Unapprove an already approved timesheet entry
If you want to unapprove a timesheet entry that is already approved, uncheck the checkbox to update the entry as unapproved.
Hashtag bug comments and status
You can now hashtag bugs and select a bug from the displayed options to post status or comments.
Associate documents to bugs
Attach a document to the selected bug, from the Attachments tab in the Bug details view.
New UI enhancements
Zoho Projects is now enhanced with intuitive UIs, to improve user experience.
We have scaled up the Screen-grabber UI design, and added the option to crop images. You can crop any selected image based on your need.
Global reports and gantt charts access
Projects Managers, Employee, and Contractors can now view their individual Gantt Charts from the Reports tab on the Home page.
New icon for events
Whenever an event is scheduled, it will now be displayed in Feeds with a prominent icon, that you cannot miss.
New filter for gantt chart
You can filter the Milestone Gantt chart, based on a milestone owner, using the newly added Milestone Owner filter option.
Associate bugs with a task
You can associate bug(s) to a task to track and resolve the bugs in your projects.
Fixed the issue in uploading documents in project templates
When an existing project template was choosen for an active project, the documents from the template failed to upload in the active project. This is now resolved.
Fixed the printing issue in Gantt charts
We have fixed the printing issue of Gantt charts in pdf format.
Set your Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Service Level Agreement (SLA) in Zoho BugTracker defines what can be expected from the service provider to the customer.Read more
Resolved the bug ID duplication issue
We have fixed the duplication of the same bug IDs for multiple bugs.
Free additions in Premium and Enterprise plans
Pages and Chat modules are now available for all the projects in the Premium and Enterprise Plans.
Reorder bug fields
You can now hide, reorder and save the bug fields to customize the field order to suit your Projects.
Fixed the issue of task converting into a subtask
We have fixed the issue of a task converting into subtask in the Free plan.
Screen-grabber in tasks
Attach and share screenshots of any webpage or screen in tasks.
Attach files from desktop
You can attach files from your desktop in the Documents tab of the task details page.
Zoho Projects in CRM Plus Plan
You can now access the Enterprise plan of Zoho Projects if you signup for our CRM Plus plan.
Export bugs with history
You can now export bugs along with their history, when you click Show export history in Export Bugs.
Screen grabber in Submit Bug form
Now, you can capture or paste a buggy screen and share quickly with your audience. You can also highlight areas in the screen using the Screen Grabber tool bar.
Add comments while scheduling events
While scheduling events in calendar, you can now share your comments about the event.
Fixed the severity order issue in Bugs List view
Bugs List view did not reflect the severity order, as saved in Bug settings, which is now resolved.
Document Management in Zoho Projects is now powered by Zoho Docs
Document Management is now more easy in Zoho Projects.READ MORE
Access privileges in Invoice and Expense
The Admin and Manager can also view and add invoices and expenses apart from the Portal Owner.
More enhancements in SLA
We have enhanced the SLA feature with the Resolve Before field which will help in escalating the bug, if it is not resolved within the set target time. And you can now filter Bugs and view bug reports based on their escalation levels.
Expand and Collapse Forum Messages
You can now expand and collapse forum message that are long.
Filter resource utilization based on a month
You can filter and view the work hours of resources on a monthly basis.
Hyperlinks for storing favorite links is now moved to Forum
The Links hyperlink which was originally in Documents, is now moved inside the Forums tab because of the framework changes in the Documents tab.
Fixed the issue in bugs status when emailed
When a bug is changed to a new status and then emailed, the new status was not reflected in the mail, which is now resolved.
Fixed the time period issue while exporting Bugs
When the Bugs were exported, the spreadsheet did not display the time of export along with the due date, which is now resolved.
Reorder pick list values
You can now reorder your pick list values while adding custom fields for bugs based on your project needs.
Resolved print issue in Gannt chart
Task bar of long task names were not aligned in the Gantt chart, also the task bars were broken when printed. This issue is now resolved.
All date formats is now supported for tasks
You can now import tasks with any date format.
View only the allocated hours for the resources
It’s now easy to access only the allocated hrs for the project users with the new Allocated filter in the Resource Utilization chart.
It’s now easier to reactivate an archived project
We have fixed the issues that did not allow users to re-activate an archived project.
Search bugs easily
You can now search bugs without any case sensitivity. Just type the bug name or its prefix to view the bugs.