What's New

2020

Jan

New

Tags

Create tags and associate them with modules in Zoho Projects. Use tags to get a consolidated view of all associated modules.

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Updates

Custom fields

We have introduced 4 new custom fields in task layouts. Currency, Percentage, Checkbox, and Date & Time fields.

New

Custom views

Custom views are now available in the projects list view. Use filters and criteria to create a view and save it.

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Updates

Unified text editor

We now have a unified text editor across comments, status, description, and forums for a better experience.

2019

Dec

New

Teams

We have introduced teams. Group individual users and form teams. Teams can be @ mentioned in feed and status, added as followers to tasks and issues, and selected in user filters. If you use a distribution email, it can be associated with a team.

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Updates

Users

The user details section is now enhanced to show skill set, work status summary, gamescope scorecard, and planned vs actual hours spent on work.

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Updates

Time logs

Enter time logs for tasks directly from the classic and plain view. 

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New

ServiceNow

Manage your incidents as tasks or issues using our Zoho Projects extension.

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Nov

Updates

Pick list

We have introduced two new custom fields: Multi Select and Multi User pick lists that will let you select multiple options from the available list.

Updates

Task reminders

We have updated the task reminder. You can now set reminders based on due dates or at a specific date.

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Updates

Blueprints

When a task is created using a task template that has a Blueprint associated with it, the Blueprint will be applied to the new task.

Updates

Project timeline Gantt

We have introduced sorting in Project timeline Gantt. The chart can be sorted by start date, end date, or project creation date.

Oct

Blogs

Projects-Sprints integration: Get the best of both worlds

Our Projects-Sprints integration lets you combine the Waterfall and Agile methodology for managing your projects.

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New

Issue layouts & fields

We have enhanced our layouts and fields. Create custom layouts and fields for issues in Zoho Projects.

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New

Calendar color code

Color code your calendar by projects, assignee, and modules in Zoho Projects

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Updates

Zoho Sprints integration

You can now add multiple tasks to Zoho Sprints in one go.

Sep

New

Zoho Sprints

Zoho Projects now integrates with Zoho Sprints. Add projects and tasks in Zoho Projects and work on them using Agile methodology in Zoho Sprints. You can also sync time logs and users in both the applications.

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New

Zendesk

Zoho Projects is available in Zendesk marketplace. You can add your tickets as tasks or issues and track them in Zoho Projects. 

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Updates

Project budget

Our project budget feature has evolved. We have introduced task and issue based billing, forecasted cost, milestone based budget, and tracking for planned expenditure in fixed cost billing method.

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Updates

Custom fields

Zoho Projects now supports phone, email, and URL custom fields in task layouts.

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Updates

Timesheets

We have updated the Timesheet feature. You can now allow users to log time for closed tasks and issues.

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Jul

New

Custom fields

Use functions and arguments to create custom formula fields. You can also pass other custom fields as arguments in a formula.

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Updates

Blueprint

You can now dissociate blueprints from your tasks at a project, milestone, or task list level.

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New

Kanban view

Kanban task list view now shows subtasks. Drag and drop to reorder or change subtasks to tasks.

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New

Resource allocation

You can now check user workload before assigning tasks.

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Updates

Kanban view

Kanban status view now lets you reorder tasks within the status.

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Updates

Activity reminder

You can schedule daily, weekly, or monthly digest on specific days, dates, and time.

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Jun

New

Extensions

Zoho Projects now supports extension widgets in multiple locations.

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Updates

Custom fields

We have introduced new custom field types. Add phone, email, and URL fields to your projects layout.

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Updates

Recurring tasks

Recurring tasks now have an option to retain comments from the original task.

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Updates

Project completion

Project completion can now be calculated based on task percentage completion.

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May

New

Gitlab

Zoho Projects now integrates with Gitlab. View changes committed in Gitlab from Zoho Projects.

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New

Gitea

Commit source codes in Gitea and view them in Zoho Projects.

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New

Layouts

Customize project forms using layouts. Add sections and custom fields to your layout and gather relevant data.

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Updates

Import Tasks

Apply blueprint when you import tasks from MPP, CSV, XLS and JSON files.

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Updates

Invoice Integration

Bill your customers based on a fixed cost.

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Updates

Project Budget

Set a threshold for your budget and receive an email when you reach the threshold or exceed the budget.

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Project Template

Create a budget, plan costs, and track them from the project template.

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Apr

New

Field-Level Permissions

Configure user profiles with access permissions for fields in the tasks module.

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New

Global Reports

In Global reports widget, you can view the planned vs actual hours report of all users across all projects.

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Updates

Blueprint

You can now apply blueprint selectively to a project, milestone, task or task list.

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Updates

Task Custom View

Apply task custom views from the My Tasks widget in dashboard to filter out tasks across projects.

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Updates

Client Users

You can now activate or deactivate the portal-level client users.

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Mar

New

Notifications

Flag your important Zoho Projects notifications. You can also filter the flagged and @mentioned notifications.

New

Org Settings

Set email notifications for portal users and client users from Org notification settings under personal preferences in your portal setup.

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New

Custom Fields

You can now add decimal custom fields to your task layout.

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Updates

Export

Export project and client report from the My Timesheet module in your portal home.

Updates

Custom Views

You can apply custom views from a particular task list.

Feb

Blogs

Introducing Marketplace for Zoho Projects

Make use of the power to build and sell client solutions.

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New

Sender Email

You can now send Zoho Projects email notifications from your own domain address. Configure the sender email and domain in Portal Configuration settings.

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New

Zoho Meeting Integration

You can instantly schedule A/V meetings and collaborate remotely with our new Zoho Meeting integration.

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New

Marketplace

External developers can build their value-added solutions as extensions and host the same in Zoho Marketplace.

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Updates

Profiles and Roles

Configure view permission for tasks and issues with the new “Related” option. Users can view only their related tasks or issues. 

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Jan

Blogs

Blueprint in Zoho Projects

Automate task status workflow using blueprint and smooth sail your business. 

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New

Timesheet

You can set the daily and weekly work hour limits by enabling the Time Log Restriction option in Timesheet settings.  

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Updates

Blueprint

Blueprints are now grouped based on the project layouts. You can clone blueprints and enable or disable them.

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Updates

Issue Tracker

You can now enable or disable the issue links in Customization settings under Issue Tracker. 

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Updates

Profiles and Roles

Portal level permissions for managing deleted or archived projects, project groups and layouts & fields are now available.

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Updates

Task & Issue

Start conversations regarding the task or issue updates directly from the task or issue details page. Also, you can add more participants to your conversation. 

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2018

Dec

New

Blueprint

Create workflows, associate tasks, and track them through every stage in the workflow using Blueprint.

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Updates

Project Status & Custom Fields

Add custom statuses for your projects and track progress. We now support sections in project layout. Add new sections and group your custom fields.

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Updates

Tasks

Now you can change your task duration from days to hours from the task classic view.

Updates

Task Dependency

You can now search for tasks using their prefix while setting dependencies.

Updates

Zoho CRM Integration

We have updated our Zoho CRM integration. Add existing tasks to Zoho CRM while editing them.

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Nov

New

Project Budget

Plan your budget, set currency, and manage costs with our new project budget feature.

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New

Email notification

Too many emails spamming your inbox? Summary Email is here to your rescue. You can customize and receive an all-inclusive summary mail at a specified frequency.

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Updates

Project Templates

Set recurrence and reminders for tasks in a project template.

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Updates

Project Templates

You can copy all closed tasks in a project as open tasks when creating a new project template.

Oct

New

Baseline

Set a benchmark for your project using Baseline and track deviation from the actual plan.

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Updates

Timesheet

Timesheet approval is made easy. Approving or rejecting time log(s) is just a click away.

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Bug

Events

Single day events were not showing up on the calendar. This has been fixed.

Bug

Timesheet

User limit in timesheet export is increased. Export timesheets for upto 25 users at a time.

Sep

Updates

Events

You can now create multi-day events and view them on your calendar.

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Aug

New

Critical Path

Allocate resources optimally and avoid road blocks in your projects by tracking the critical path.

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New

Task Roll-Up

Automatically rollup start dates, end dates, % completion from the subtasks to tasks, milestones, and project. Rollup work and log hours from subtasks to the parent tasks. 

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Updates

Project Templates

Now add closed tasks from existing projects as open tasks to the project templates.

Updates

Documents

Zoho Projects now lets you add documents on the Global Feed. 

Updates

Tasklists

Select and add task lists and their dependencies from project templates to your projects.

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Bug

Task Template

Navigating through more than 100 task templates was taking users back to the first screen. This has been fixed.

Jul

New

Quick access projects

​With the quick access feature, you can easily search for projects and switch between projects.

Updates

Gantt

View task completion date and track if you are ahead or behind schedule. 

Updates

Dashboard in project templates

When creating a project with a project template, the same dashboard layout of that template will be carried over to the new project.

Updates

Basecamp 3 import

​Zoho Projects now supports import from Basecamp 3.

Jun

New

Profiles and Roles

​Assign users to profiles to control access privileges and assign roles matching their designation.

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New

Subtasks

Collapse subtasks across projects with a single click.

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Updates

Timesheet

You can now add notes to your weekly timesheet entries.

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Updates

Roles

​User roles can be @ mentioned in status and comments.

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Updates

Milestones

​You can now import milestones when you are importing tasks from xls or csv files.

Updates

Closed tasks

Select closed tasks in bulk and delete them or change their status.

Updates

Project Columns

​You can now resize project columns in the project list view.

May

New

Enable/Disable Project and Task Numbering

You can enable/disable the IDs for projects and tasks.

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New

Project and Task Numbering

Projects, tasks, and issues will now have auto-generated unique IDs with an editable prefix.

Updates

Cross Project Dependency

Set task dependencies not only between tasks in the same project but also for tasks from different projects in the portal.

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Apr

Updates

Timesheet

​You can now bulk update the billing status of your time logs.

Updates

Calendar

Tasks, issues, milestones, and events can be filtered based on status or assignee in calendar.

Updates

Project Dashboard

View your upcoming work items for the next 30 days in the project dashboard.

Updates

Delete Task

You can now select multiple tasks and delete them in bulk.

Updates

Export Reports

Export Task, Issue, and Timesheet reports as a PDF file.

Mar

New

Kanban View

Add customized task status directly from kanban view.

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Updates

Office 365

Before you could add task as events in Microsoft Office 365 calendar. Now you can add tasks and events separately.

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Updates

Portal data backup

You can now back up your portal data in CSV format from Settings.

Updates

Project based milestone gantt

You can now view project hierarchy in milestone gantt chart under Global Reports.

Updates

Kanban view

​Kanban view now displays the images associated with tasks.

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Feb

Updates

Task Custom View

With the newly added Age criteria, customize your view to display tasks by days since created or days past due.

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Updates

Activate and Deactivate User

Activate and deactivate users from your portal without removing them permanently.

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Updates

User Picklist

Now you can create more multiline and user pick list custom fields.

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Updates

Project Templates

When using projects templates, the overview is copied to the new project by default.

Jan

Blogs

Task Dependencies & More Features

Zoho Projects 6 rolls out more new features! Start your year with our latest updates.

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New

Project Onboarding

Kickstart your first project and get a complete overview with our new onboarding walkthrough.

Updates

Forums

Post a forum as a Q&A session and comment on it with queries or answers. You can also post a reply to a comment. ​

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Updates

Gamescope

You can now schedule games at any time of your choice and with the new delete option, you can delete the completed games too. 

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Updates

Milestone List View

You can now reorder your milestones by numbering them. ​

Updates

Project Template

Task reordering in task list view resulted in the reordering of tasks in the project template. This has now been fixed.  

Updates

Milestones

Milestone reordering in Gantt synchronized with the milestone reordering in the project template. This has now been fixed and reordering can be done distinctly.