Projects -Whats New

What's New

2017

Oct

Zoho Projects 6.0

Blog

We have upgraded to 6.0 with new customizing options for task fields and facelift for tasks, issues, and projects.

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Task Custom Fields & Status

New

We have given the product one of the most powerful updates yet. Tasks are now customizable with fields and statuses.

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Task and Issue Detail Page

Update

A new look task and issue detail page awaits you. We have redesigned the detail page to give you a better view of the fields. 

Custom Fields for Projects

Update

Projects custom field UI has been revamped.

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Task Reports

New

Data analysis is now even better. With our Advanced Reports you can generate charts using different criteria.

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Bug Custom Fields

Update

Status & Workflow has been moved to Bug Custom Fields. Use the Customize option to setup different statuses and create workflows.

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Custom Domain

New

Customize your portal domain and give more visibility to your business.

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Setup

Update

We have added search option to the setup. It's now easier to get to the required settings. 

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Screen Grabber

Update

Screen Grabber has received an enhancement as well. Edit images before uploading them to the project.

Projects List View

New

Editing projects just got easier. Click and edit a field from the list view. 

Export Projects

New

Export the project list view to a spreadsheet for easy review. 

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Projects Timeline

New

View the entire project timeline on a Gantt chart. 

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Jul

Milestone Gantt

Enhancement

View milestones based on their status in the Milestone Gantt.

Reminders

Enhancement

Get notified about the Task, Bug, and Event reminders in feed and notifications.

Business Rules

Enhancement

You can now select 'Execute the next rule' option in Business rules list view.

Feed

Enhancement

View more details of task updates in your feeds.

Business Hours

Enhancement

Business hours can now be set in 5 minute increments instead of 10.

Project Custom Fields

Enhancement

You can now create extra custom fields in projects. Upto 20 pick list and single line fields can be used.

Issue Custom Fields

Enhancement

We have increased the number of options in pick list and user pick list to 100.

Jun

Office 365 Integration

New

Import Office 365 users and view tasks and events added in Zoho Projects in your Office 365 calendar.

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Chrome Extension

Update

We have given Chrome Extension a completely new and vibrant look.

Gamescope

Update

Edit ongoing and schedule games with the new version of Gamescope.

Feeds

Enhancement

Edit comments added to all modules other than Documents and Forums straight from Feeds.

Global search UI change

Enhancement

We have revamped the Global search to give you a better experience.

Milestones

Issue-Fix

Viewers were unable to view more than 25 milestones in the Gantt chart. This issue has been fixed.

Work Hours

Update

Import work hours when importing tasks to Zoho Projects.

May

Custom Functions

New

Write scripts in Deluge and automate processes in Issue Tracker.

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Issue Tracker

Issue-Fix

Issue prefix link was not workting in feeds and notifications. This has been resolved.

Forums

Issue-Fix

Content was spilling over when pasting from the web. This has been fixed.

Timesheet

Enhancement

Timesheet grid view now displays project names.

Project Templates

Update

When you create a project using an existing template, users who are already part of the template will receive an email notification.

Release notes

Issue-Fix

Uses were unable to export release notes for milestones. This has been resolved.

Service Hooks

Issue-Fix

Admins can now access service hooks in the new UI.

Apr

Timesheet

Update

Set your default billing status from your Settings page. This can be also changed when creating a new project.

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Home Tab 

Update

You can customize your Home tab by closing widgets or using the on/off toggle switch.

Default Work Hours 

Update

You no longer have to set work hours for every project. Instead, you can set the work hours commonly for all the projects at the portal level.

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Timesheet 

Bug-Fix

The scroll issue after logging hours in Timesheet has been fixed.

Edit Projects 

Update

Managers can now archive projects from the Edit Project page.

Custom Function 

Update

Write your own code, wrap it inside a function, and link it to a business rule in Zoho Projects with Custom Functions.

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Project Groups 

Update

We have updated the sort function in Project Groups. Project groups can now be sorted alphabetically.

Task Export 

Update

Export feature now carries the Created By column to the XLS or CSV.

Mar

Zoho Projects 5X

Blog

It's been a while since we brought something new to the table so we just went ahead and launched a completely new UI.

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Zoho Projects Mobile Apps

Blog

We have revamped our mobile apps. With a whole new look and a bucket load of features Zoho Projects lets you carry your work wherever you go.

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Export Timesheets

Update

You can select multiple users when exporting timesheets.

Webhooks

Update

Webhooks now supports Custom Fields. Scroll through Parameter Values and choose the Custom Field.

Move Tasks

Bug-Fix

Users were unable to move tasks in the Milestones page. This has been fixed.

Project Name as a Link

Update

Project Name in task details page is now a link. Click on it to open the task view in a new tab.

2016

Dec

Gantt Chart for Projects

Bug-Fix

Gantt chart was cluttered with duplicate tasks. This issue has been fixed.

Timesheet Project Report

Update

Timesheet Project Report now records the last logged time.

Bug Progress Dashboard

Bug-Fix

User names were missing from Bug Progress filter in the dashboard. This has been resolved.

Global Search in Projects

Bug-Fix

Tasklists and Tasklist comments were not appearing in global search. This issue has been fixed.

Export Users

New

Export Users now shows user rate against their name.

Add Tasklist

Bug-Fix

IE users reported that Add Tasklist popup disappears when selecting Shift Date. This has been resolved.

Nov

Staff Based Billing

Blog

Billing becomes more comprehensive. Set hourly rates for individuals and bill by staff.

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Export Bug Report

Update

Now, export bug reports with escalation level. If a bug is escalated, it will show up in the bug report.

Bulk Update of Tasks

Bug-Fix

Bulk update of tasks was not working in Plain view. This has been fixed.

Add Tasklist

Bug-Fix

Users were facing an error when adding tasklists if there were no Tasklist templates. This has been resolved.

Add Task through Google Apps

Bug-Fix

Google users were not able to add tasks. This has been fixed.

Resolve Bugs

Update

Users can add attachments when resolving bugs.

Oct

NaNoWriMo

Blog

"The Winds Of Winter" might be taking its time in nearing completion, but you only have a month to finish your novel. Bring out the writer in you.

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Update in My Tasks Page

Update

Now close or move tasks, change their owner or priorities in bulk from My Tasks in Classic view.

TaskList Pie Chart

Update

View your tasklist as a pie chart based on the user, task status, priority or percentage of completion.

Screen Grabber in Feeds

Update

You can now add screenshots while commenting in feeds.

Timesheet Export for Bugs

Bug-Fix

Start and end time were not being recorded when exporting timesheet for bugs. This has now been resolved.

Create New Projects

Bug-Fix

New users were unable to create new projects. This is now fixed.

Chat Feature in Zoho Projects

Update

The Chat feature inside Zoho Projects now has an improved visual appeal.

Support in Zoho Projects

Update

Support finds a new home in the Needs Help section.

Sep

Enhanced Time-Log Settings

New

Customize your time log settings to allow or disallow entries for the past and the future.

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Log Hours in Task Details Page

BUG-FIX

Clicking on Log Hours did not elicit any response from the UI. This has been fixed.

Filters for Project Forums

NEW

Use filters to easily sort and view the required forum posts in your projects.

Import MPP files

BUG-FIX

There was an issue importing the latest version of MPP files. This has been resolved.

Adding Tasks in Google Apps Login

BUG-FIX

Google Apps users were unable to click the Add button when adding a task. The button has been repositioned.

Project Description in Zoho Reports

New

Zoho Reports now syncs project descriptions.

Filter for Tasks

BUG-FIX

Users were unable to use the filter option to view closed tasks. This has been resolved.

Aug

10 years of Zoho Projects

Blog

We are 10 years old! And we are celebrating!

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Zoho Projects and Slack

Blog

Zoho Projects now integrates with Slack to make communication simpler.

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Bug Reminder

Update

Never miss out on your bug deadlines. Set reminders to stay on top of your bug fixes

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Bug Custom View Current Login

Update

Use Custom View to show only bugs pertaining to the user who has logged in.

Slack Integration

New

Now, you can push your project updates to Slack feeds and manage your project activities.

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Insert Code

Update

We have brought back the option of inserting codes in our text editors.

Feed Duplication

Bug-Fix

Feeds duplicate from the start when users scroll to the bottom of the page. This is now resolved.

Multiple attachments when adding a new task

Bug-Fix

When adding multiple attachments simultaneously in the Add New Task page, only the last file was uploaded. This is fixed.

Start and End dates using email alias

Bug-Fix

When adding a new task using email alias, the start and end dates were not updating. This issues is now resolved.

Printing Gantt Charts

Bug-Fix

Now you can print Gantt charts without any break in UI.

Jul

Push notifications for Bug updates

Update

No more missing out on updates to bugs. Any update or escalation is pushed to your notification immediately and shows up on the feed.

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Importing users from Mail Suite

Bug-Fix

There was an issue with importing users from Mail Suite. This issue has been resolved

Synchronizing Zoho Calendar with Google Calendar

Bug-Fix

Multi-line entries were throwing an error when syncing with Google calendar. This is now resolved and entries will show up in a single line.

Customize Bug Icon and Name

Update

The bug icon and name can be changed as per business requirement.

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Adding comments to Tasks

Bug-Fix

Some users could not add comments for tasks. This has been fixed.

Edit events in the Calendar

Bug-Fix

There was an issue when editing events in the calendar. This has now been resolved.

Add followers to Tasks

Bug-Fix

Some users reported the Add Followers feature wasn’t working. This has been resolved.

Jun

Image pop-up enriched with zoom-in and zoom-out feature

Update

We have elevated the image pop-up section with the zoom-in and zoom-out feature. Now, you can click to expand and condense images for a better look and feel!

Issue in Log Hours scrolling

Bug-Fix

When the list of log hours of the tasks were exceeding the page limit, users were not able to scroll down to view the entire list. This bug was taken into action and was successfully amended.

Two new enrichments in Timesheet

Update

Timesheet is all set to level up your experience with the two latest enhancements. First, you can export timesheet for all your archived projects as well. Second, the Group By User functionality will also display the email IDs of users who log entries accordingly.

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User based hours support while generating invoice

Update

You can view the billing details of multiple users based on their individual hours in your invoices from now on. You can also choose the fields of your choice in the item name and item description fields when you generate your invoice.

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Inaccurate total log hours while exporting timesheet

Bug-Fix

The total log hours in timesheet export were displayed inaccurately. This issue is fixed. And, now you can check the total log hours without any hitch!

Set mandatory custom fields in bugs

Update

You can now customize fields and set them as a mandatory custom field in your bugs section. Try it yourself!

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May

Timesheet with more options

Blog

We now have an enhanced version of Timesheet with more options and a different look and feel.

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Filter option to view all the users is enabled in Calendar and Gantt

Update

Until recently, you were able to access the data in Calendar and Report & Gantt charts only for the default Me filter option. Now, you will be able to view the All User data by removing the Me filter option.

Get notified on bug events using Notification helper

Update

Receive real-time bug event notifications on the go using the new exclusive feature - Notification Helper. Now, get updated on the project snags and debug it in no time.

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Error while adding users from portal to project

Bug-Fix

While adding users from the portal to individual projects, users were hindered by an error pop up. This issue was mended successfully. Now, users will be able to add the requisite users to any project from their portal.

Timesheet enhancement

Update

It's time to manage your team's productivity picture-perfect using the four unique enhancements in timesheet. Start calculating the project's overall performance using group by user, group by date, group by project report, and group by client report. Timesheet is all set to size-up the potency of your team!

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Calendar facelift

New

What's up in calendar this month? Hola! Experience the all-new calendar with high-end visibility and distinctive look and feel. Open your calendar tab and watch out the new enhancements.

Issue in work hours for tasks

Bug-Fix

The work hours for task was wrongly estimated from the business hours settings when the task had more than two owners. This issue is now resolved.

Apr

Make work more engaging with gamescope

Blog

Earn points by making progress with tasks and bugs. Win trophies by collecting maximum points in a game. Achieve targets and earn badges. Show these off on your profile and on the scorecard.

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Save your custom view

New

It's easy to access your project bug details, from now on. You can filter the bug details and save it to your existing custom view or create a new custom view using the Save and Save As option.

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Storage space elevated

New

The storage space in all the plans are upgraded successfully. Now, you can enjoy an exclusive storage space of 10GB in the Express plan and 100GB in the Enterprise and Premium plans.

New SmartAdd event

New

Now, you can create events in your calendar in a better and effective way using the SmartAdd Event. Try now and elevate your event's stand to the next level!

Gamescope - Your portal's play area

New

How about a portal game, wherein you can compete with your team mates and accomplish the tasks on-time? Looks interesting right! Gamescope can make your work more adventurous with some exciting trophies and rewards. Now, the game starts, are you ready to win?

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All paid plans are enabled with the user export feature

New

Until recently, you were able to export users only in the Enterprise plan. But, here we come with a new enhancement. Now, you can export users in all our paid plans.

Get answered on the go with the all-new Bottom Tray

New

Stumbled upon what to do next? Fret no more! Here is the Bottom Tray that can lead your way. Click the Need Help icon at the bottom right corner of the page and clear your doubts in the blink of an eye.

Unable to copy business rules from the project templates

Bug-Fix

While creating projects using project templates, the business rules were not copied from the project templates. This issue is successfully fixed.

Error in loading Portal Clients page

Bug-Fix

Recently an user who owns more than 3000+ client users raised a complaint that he was not able to load his portal client page. The issue was immediately taken into action and fixed successfully.

Mar

Zapier Integration with Zoho Projects

Blog

Integrate Zoho Projects with other apps and automate workflows with Zapier.

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Search enabled for Project Custom fields in Zoho Projects

New

You can search for single and multi-text project custom fields in the universal search box in Zoho Projects, from now on.

Notification Helper

New

Zoho Projects introduces Notification Helper - A quick guide that helps you to check whether you will receive email notifications for any specific bug - event mapping or not.

Feed Facelift

New

Feed UI has been facelifted for greater visual appeal.

Edit feature for feed status and comment fields

New

It is possible to edit your feed status and comments for the posted status, from now on.

Follow and Unfollow buttons in Bug Details page

New

You can choose to follow or un follow any bug in the Bug Details page.

Carry over custom fields from template to project and vice-versa

New

When you create a project from a template, you haven't been able to import the custom fields from the template to the new project or vice versa, for that matter. From now on, you will be able to copy the custom fields as well.

Task description added in Export Task

New

When you export task, the exported file had only the Task name. Going forward, the file will contain the Task description as well.

Project Custom Fields in Rest API

New

It is now possible to create a project with custom fields using Rest API.

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Spaces replaced by % symbol

Bug-Fix

Space characters have been replaced by '%' in the URLs keyed in the comment sections of status,task, and bug fields. This issue is fixed now.

Unable to move tasks in a project template

Bug-Fix

The issue in moving tasks between two tasklists in a project template has been fixed.

Feb

Access to add followers

New

Till date, the users in Reporter and Assignee roles only were adding followers in Bug details. Going forward, Admins, Joint Admins, and Managers can also add followers in the Bug details page.

Webhooks and Email Templates

Blog

There are newcomers to Bug Settings of late. They help you to handle real-time bug notifications better. Why wait?

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Bulk owner update for tasks in plain view

Bug-Fix

In Tasks - Plain view, we have fixed the issue with respect to bulk update of Owners for different tasks in one go.

Is your project strict ?

Blog

Be kind and be strict. Puzzled? Zoho Projects introduces Strict Project management where you can freeze the deadlines of your project and deliver great quality on time, every time. Explore more on Strict Projects.

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User Export

New

You can export user data either for one project or across multiple projects through the Export User option in the Users or All Users page.

Mini editor

New

Mini editor is enabled for Status, Task comment, and Bug comment fields in Zoho Projects.

Issue in task dependency view is now resolved

Bug-Fix

Hello, SystemV/CST6CDT timezone users ! The issue in the Tasks - Dependency view is fixed.

Business Rule and SLA updates

New

UI has been enhanced for Business Rule and SLA sections for a great visual appeal. You can select multiple values in a rule, for all the fields, when you add or edit criteria for business rules and SLAs.

Project custom fields

Blog

Craft your project with the fields that match your business needs. Here's a blog on how you do it.

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Marking predefined view as favorite

New

In the Bugs tab, like Custom Views, add any number of Predefined Views to your favorites in one click. You can view all your favorites under the Favorite Views tab displayed above your Predefined Views.

Jan

All default fields are editable now in the Bugs List view

Update

You have been able to edit only the Assignee and the Status fields among the other default fields in Bugs - List view, till date. In order to lessen your navigation time among tabs and to help you edit other fields faster, we have come up with an update where you can edit all other default fields in the Bugs - List view itself.

User based Planned Vs Actual hours

Blog

Man proposes,God disposes! Does this saying ring a bell? Yes, things might or might not happen as planned in our lives. So do our projects. Most of us would have wished for a feature that clearly demarcates the planned hours and the actual ones logged for activities.Our Santa did hear you and here he is, with the all-new Planned vs Actual tab !!!

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Alignment issues in notification mails for task comments are fixed

Bug-Fix

Earlier, when you comment for a task with line breaks, in your project feed, the corresponding notification mail content had alignment issues. Those issues have been fixed and you will now receive notification mails in the same format as how you comment for tasks in the project feed.

Web to Bug Form - UI facelift

New

File bugs from external sites with an enhanced UI in Web to Bug Form that gives a great visual appeal.