2021

Einhorn πŸ¦„ – 19.07.2021

The biggest update awork has seen so far.

New design & new main menu

awork shines in a new, fresh look. Everything is more contrasty, friendly and cleaner. In the course of this, the main menu has also been cleaned up and everything less frequently used has been moved to the settings. All settings pages have been reworked in layout and are now more understandable and clearer.

Notifications relaunched

The notifications popup has been split into general notifications and comments. So nothing can slip through anymore. Notifications now have to be manually marked as read and then disappear from the overview. A more sensible grouping will also help you to work better with the notifications in awork in the future.

Quick Actions for creating times and tasks

The Quick Actions are new and from now on accessible from the app header. They allow you to create tasks and times in no time (even just with the keyboard). Using the shortcut CMD+J or CTRL+J you can open them from anywhere in awork and start hacking in times and tasks right away.

New project templates and optional project types

The project types are now only a categorization of your projects for reports. For all other project settings there are now project templates. Here you can predefine settings, status, tasks, etc. and apply them directly to the new project when you create it.

Task bundles are now task templates

Task bundles are now called task templates, otherwise not much has changed here. Only the public task packages have been deactivated and will soon be replaced by more comprehensive project templates. Furthermore, the link between task templates and project types has been removed. Project templates now have their own predefined tasks & lists.

Show and hide columns

In the overviews for projects, tasks and users you can now determine which details should be shown in the list. Depending on how much space your window has, you can show up to 6 different columns. awork remembers your setting automatically.

Tasks show more details in board and list

In the view for task lists and the board, tasks now show more details, like if there are attachments, how many subtasks have been completed and more.

Images and more in the description fields

In the description fields for tasks and projects you can now also insert files or attach already added images or files via an "@".

My tasks + task views = tasks

The task views are now task filters and have been combined with "My Tasks" to the menu item "Tasks". In this view you can manage your own tasks as usual but also create your own cross-project and cross-user filters.

Time evaluations in projects

In the tab "Times" of a project you will now see a summary of the recorded times, as known from the time evaluations. With one click you can jump from the project times to the evaluations and evaluate the project there directly, invoice it or export a timesheet.

New Helpcenter & new Developer Docs

We have relaunched the complete help center for awork. Extensive articles in German and English will help you to find answers to your questions quickly in the future. The developer docs have also been revised.

awork Google Home Voice Client disabled

We decided to shut down the awork Voice Client for the time being, because it has not been used very much in the last years.


Dino πŸ¦– – 04.04.2021

Create tasks faster with shortcuts

Game changer! You can now use the shortcut "t" to open the new task window from anywhere in awork, enter tasks quickly and assign projects, lists and people using slash commands. Be sure to try it out! 🀩


Edit several tasks at the same time

Finally! πŸ™‡β€β™€οΈ From the task lists, it is now possible to select several tasks and edit them, assign them to a user or move them to another project.

Improved formatting options

There are now a number of new features in the description fields of projects and tasks that make it easier to write comprehensive and cleanly formatted briefings, e.g. with separators, multi-level lists and the help of intuitive shortcuts.


Emoji reactions for comments

You can now respond to comments quickly and with heart in awork too, with the new emoji reactions.

Drag and drop files for comments

Files can be dropped directly into the field for writing new comments in order to attach them to the comment. This works even if you haven't written anything yet.

Formatting for comments πŸ’œ

The new formatting is now also available for comments!

Video preview in comments

If you post a video link (Youtube, Loom, etc.) in a comment, awork now automatically generates a video preview and the video can be played directly.


Recurring tasks with times

We have improved the recurring tasks and you can now define when the first new task should be created, at what time and when the deadline should be.


Many small improvements πŸ¦–

In addition, we have made many small improvements and corrections to make working with awork even more joyful. These include, for example, the filter for the task selection, the prio flag in the automations, the editability of tags from the task lists, and many more.


Chipmunk 🐿 – 12.02.2021

Individual project images

You can now assign each project, with or without clients, its own little picture for better recognition.


Tasks from emails

Forward emails to the specific project address and a task is automatically created. Best of all, there's an automation feature that allows you to perform further actions on that tasks automatically.


List view for project files

The project files can now also be displayed in a clear list view - in case the project gets too full.


Single-Sign-On (SSO)

Do you already use SSO for your team? Then you can now configure it for awork as well. Out-of-the-box Okta, Azure AD, Auth0, OneLogin and Google are supported.


Mention files in comments

Besides users, teams or the project members, you can now also mention files of the project or task in comments, so that they are directly linked with a preview.


Connect awork projects with private Slack channels

Even private Slack channels can now finally be linked to awork. The slash command /link from within the channel makes it possible.


Customisable time format - hours, days or both?

We found the format "4d 5h 23m" a bit too long and have optimised it. It now automatically shows hours (e.g. 5:23h) or days (4.7d) depending on the value. However, every user can also set one or the other as default.


Many little life enhancers πŸ’œ

The purple stopwatch now shows the task and project on mouse-over; time evaluations now have an all-time filter as well as 5-minute rounding; the time selection has got a quick selection for "now"; the days in the my-time week view are now clickable; the drag&drop of tasks has been sped up; tasks now show all followers; you can close the search with ESC; in the timeline, the name is displayed better for short tasks; the image section selection can now do more; various speed optimisations; from the absence widget on the dashboard, you can now jump directly to the team planner


2020

Baboon πŸ’ – 20.12.2020

Export timeline as PDF 🀩

You can now export your project timeline as a PDF. This way you can send it to your client or include it in the next presentation.

Move dependent tasks along

In the timeline you can activate the automatic moving of dependent tasks. As soon as you can move tasks in the timeline, the subsequent tasks are also moved.

File previews for PDFs and MS Office documents

The file preview now also shows PDFs, all kinds of MS Office documents and videos.

Set project time budgets

The new project time budget allows you to set a budget for the entire project and measure progress against it.

Start timer from dashboard

The timer can be restarted from the action menu on any task, project or time. This is especially nice on the dashboard or search.

Mark projects as (not) billable by default

In the project settings, a project can be marked as billable by default. All times that are tracked on the project are automatically pre-marked as billable.

Set default project role

You can mark one of your project roles as the default role in the awork settings. This will automatically preselect this role when you staff your next project team.

Mention project team, teams or the entire workspace in comments

With @project, @workspace or the team name you can mark and notify larger groups of people in the project and task comments.

Transferring changes to automations

If you change an automation in the project types, you can now transfer these changes to all projects of the type.

Group project overview

The project overview finally has its own grouping. Group the projects e.g. by customer, user, deadline or project type. πŸ’ͺ

Improvements up and down

Many small optimisations are waiting for you, such as preventing accidentally sent notifications, optimised drag behaviour for tasks without lists, not so frequent loading of the project team when assigning tasks, comments are now only sent with ctrl+enter - no longer with shift+enter.


Alpaca πŸ¦™ – 21.11.2020

Individual capacity per user

Define the weekly capacity for each user individually, so that you can plan your team better. The new capacity also automatically adjusts when the green circle for time recording is full.


Google-Drive and One-Drive Integration

Files can now also be attached to tasks, projects or comments from Google or One-Drive. No setup is necessary for this. Simply select directly and get started.

New widget for project progress

A new widget in battery style shows you the current status of how many tasks in your project. Get it right away!

All kinds of navigation simplifications

We have optimised the navigation in many small places. Tasks on the dashboard can now be opened in one window, the link to a task can be easily copied and shared, you can jump directly from the time recording entries to the project or task, the project search also searches the customer name, files can be opened directly with a click, and a few more.


Sweet new login area

We have cleaned up the login area. It is nicer, clearer and all information is easier to see.

A few cool little things

The duration input, e.g. in time recording, now also allows the format 4:30 for 4h 30m. The first day of the week is now automatically based on the region settings in the browser. AND: We have an alpaca hidden somewhere in awork. πŸ¦™ πŸ‘ˆβ“


All for the team ✊ - 04.10.2020

Teams for your workspace

Create teams and assign users and projects to the teams to limit the visibility of projects and manage larger numbers of users more easily.


More powerful task bundles

The task bundles have been upgraded and you now can also assign users or project roles already in the templates, attach files, etc.

Filter task views by status name

In the task views or on the dashboard you now have the possibility to filter by the name of a task status if you only want to see the tasks with a specific status.


Edit dependencies in tasks

Task dependencies can no longer be edited in the timeline only, but can be set in the task details for all project tasks - even for tasks without start and end date.


Better display of the workload

In the team planning, the actual workload is now displayed for the users in mouse-over.


Small improvements

The user profile settings have moved to the first tab of the profile, making them more accessible.

If you create another workspace, there is a new intermediate step to avoid accidentally creating a new workspace.


Did that from home - 13.09.2020

πŸ’» File storage in projects

Your project now has its own file storage! Best of all, it automatically shows the files of all tasks as well.

πŸ’» Copy & paste for images in the comments πŸ₯³

You can now easily copy and paste images into comments and add them to your tasks or projects easily.

πŸ’» Advanced list views

On large screens (min Full-HD) awork grows a bit and shows you more details in the list views of projects, users, clients and tasks.

πŸ’» Minimap in task lists

Keep the best overview in cases of long and many task lists in your projects with the new minimap - a bird's eye view of your lists and tasks.

πŸ’» Settings for time tracking

New workspace settings allow you to restrict when times can be created and edited.

πŸ’» Login with Apple ID

From now on you can also register with your Apple ID and then login. You can link your existing awork account to your Apple ID as well.

πŸ’» Recommend awork and save money

Every successful recommendation (new contract over 12 or 24 months) discounts your next invoice by the 1-month value of the new contract. The referred workspace will receive the same discount on the first invoice.


Summer time awesomeness - 12.07.2020

πŸ’» Tags 2.0

Tags now have a free choice of colors, a cooler design, can be renamed and deleted.

πŸ’» New filters for task views

We have added several new filters for the task views. You can now filter by tasks without deadlines as well as by tasks via customer tags (the customer of the project the tasks belong to).

πŸ’» Creating tasks despite grouping

Under "My tasks" you can now quickly and easily add new tasks to grouped lists. The corresponding value for the group will be added directly to the task, e.g. the appropriate deadline in case of time grouping.

πŸ’» Edit dashboard task filters

The task views you use for your dashboard widgets can now be edited directly from the widget settings.

πŸ’» Sort tasks by start date

Under "My tasks" and the task views you can now sort the tasks by start date.

πŸ’» Revised time overviews

We have revised the view "Times" within a project, a user or a task. Everything is now clearer and more grouping options are available.

πŸ’» Subscription in workspace settings

In the workspace settings you can now see your current awork plan and you can easily edit it from there. In the main menu it was sometimes just too hard to find.

πŸ’» Sidebar draggable in the timeline

The bar with the unplanned tasks can now be dragged and dropped to the desired width. In this way even long task names can be easily recognized.

πŸ’» oAuth 2.0 for Lexoffice integration

We have changed the authentication for the Lexoffice integration to oAuth 2.0. From now on an integration can only be set up via oAuth 2.0. However, existing integrations will continue to work. A small goodie on the side: A newly created invoice about the LexOffice integration now opens directly in the edit mode.

πŸ’» Rejected appointments no longer in calendar

Under "My Times", appointments that you have already rejected are no longer displayed. So the view is more like your actual calendar.

πŸ’» Task export to Excel

You can now export the tasks in a project or task view to an Excel file and process them further for individual evaluations, printing, etc.

πŸ’» Many UI improvements and bug fixes πŸ™Œ

We have put a lot of effort into it and made a lot of mini-optimizations. These include, for example, more intuitive message entry in the automations; an improved view of the board columns even on larger screens; a dark mode view of the note widget; and much more.


Let’s get automated - 18.05.2020

πŸ’» Automations

From now on you can set if-this-than-that conditions for projects and project types in awork and automate your processes this ways. This should make you even more productive.

πŸ’» Field Others for clients

You gave us the feedback that you want to include more information about your clients. Because of that you can now create your own fields for clients.

πŸ’» Dashboard - awork now saves the size of your activity widget

awork will now remember the size (number of entries) of your activity widget, like all other widgets already did.


Driving in Autopilot - 12.04.2020

πŸ’» Autopilot

The autopilot helps you to manage your projects. It keeps your project progress in check and proactively informs projects members and project managers via e-mail about to-do's and deadlines.

πŸ’» / πŸ“± Client names in projects and tasks

We now show the client names in more places making it easier for you to identify which client a task / project belongs to.

πŸ’» Settings in projects

Projects now have a new tab with a settings page, where you can set the board columns (task status), manage the autopilot and the integrations.

πŸ’» Set a custom URL for your workspace (Enterprise Plan)

If you use the enterprise plan you can now set a custom URL in your workspace settings.

πŸ’» Time Reports: Notes are no longer shortened when exporting times via PDF

We now show the complete note of the time entries in the exported PDFs.


Home is where your dashboard is - 19.02.2020

πŸ’» Customize your dashboard

You can now configure your dashboard to your liking. We also added some new widgets that should make you even more productive.

πŸ’» Microsoft Teams Integration

It's finally here ... almost - as soon as Microsoft approves our App in the Teams store you can integrate Teams with awork.

πŸ’» Group (Kanban-) boards by list and user

You can now group your boards by list and user. This will help to get a better overview for your tasks.

πŸ“± Group/sort My Tasks

Until now all tasks were grouped by project in our mobile app. From now on you can group them the way you like, e.g. by due date.

πŸ’» Install awork as a web app

Chrome und Edge now recognize awork as a web app. Because of this you can install them directly from your browser on your PC or Mac.


New Year’s polishing for a shiny, sparkling 2020 - 14.01.2020

πŸ’» Rework for project types

It's now easier to set up new project types. We move the project roles from project types to the permission management. Now all roles will automatically be available for all project types. Furthermore project statuses are now set for every project type and will not be shared anymore. We also reworked the interface for a better usability.

πŸ“± Darkmode for mobile app

The darkmode is now available for our mobile app, too.

πŸ’» Grouping and sorting for tasks in task views

You can now group and sort tasks in task views, as you can do in my tasks.

πŸ’»/πŸ“± Other Updates

  • My Time Tracking: The week view now shows the sum for the week.

  • My Time Tracking: You can now duplicate time tracking entries.

  • Slack-Integration: The name of the linked project is now shown in the projects details.

  • We now save your last tab (details, tasks, times) for every project.

  • Task views: We now show your private tasks, too. Of course you can see only your private tasks.

  • Projects can now be pinned to the menu.

  • Dashboard: We now show the client name when hovering a task.


2019

Christmas Presents - 12.12.2019

πŸ’» Team Planner (Premium-Plan)

The Team Planner is the Timeline that shows all your projects. But there is also a second view that shows you the Timeline order by team members so that you can get the perfect overview of what everyone in your team is doing.

πŸ’» Billing Integration (Premium-Plan)

You can now create invoices directly from awork with our new Billing Integration. The integration works with the following tools:

πŸ’» Guest Access

You can now invite guests into your workspace. A guest can only be assigned to one project but will only take up 1/3 of a normal license. So you can invite 1 full user or 3 guests per license.

πŸ’» Recurring Tasks

You can now repeat tasks. That will help to keep track of your recurring tasks.

πŸ’» Grouping and Ordering in My Tasks

You can now group and order task lists in the My Tasks view.

πŸ’» Darkmode

With the cold and dark time of the year awork changes its colors, too. You now have the option to activate dark mode in awork.

πŸ’» / πŸ“± Use own Icons for Tasks Status

To get a better overview of your tasks you can now set custom task status icons. There is also a new color (purple) for the status type In Review.

πŸ’» / πŸ“± Changes in the Permissions for Project Times

If a user has no permission for project times or user times they will not be able to see aggregated times for projects and tasks. This will be helpful if you invite your clients into your workspace with the new guest access.

πŸ’» Project deadline can now be edited inline

That means you don't need to open the edit modal anymore.


Time is Money - 07.11.2019

πŸ’» New Time Reports (Premium-Plan)

We built new time reports. You can now use a multitude of filter and grouping options. Furthermore you can now export your data as pdf to get a better integration with your billing process.

The feature will be available for premium-plans only. But we will activate it for all free-users for the first 14 days, to give you the option to try the new time reports.

πŸ’» New Slack Integration

We updated our slack integration. Before, you could only show information from awork in a single slack channel. While you can still do that, you now have the option to link projects to slack channels and create / edit / comment on tasks directly from slack.

It is possible that the update of the slack integration will not be immediately available on 07.11.19, because of pending approval by Slack.

πŸ’» New Permission Management

We completely redesigned our permission management to make it easier to understand. Furthermore, we added presets for the user roles, so that you don't need to go into all the details anymore.

πŸ’» New Settings in the User Profile

The settings in your user profile are now cleaner than ever. On top of that, you can now deactivate timers globally for your account if you don't want to use time tracking in awork.

πŸ’» Task Lists: Create Tasks at Any Position

Until now, new tasks were created at the end of task lists. Now you have the option to add tasks at any position within a task list.

πŸ’» Start dates for Tasks in Task Bundles

You can now set start dates for tasks in task bundles. If you set a start date and a due date, the task will show up in the timeline upon creation.

πŸ’» New Zaps in our Zapier Integration

You can now create clients via the Zapier integration. This gives you the option to better integrate awork in to your CRM tool.

πŸ’» Limit of 10 free Projects (Free-Plan)

You still can earn free projects in the free-plan by recommending awork to new users. But there is now a final limit of 10 projects in every free workspace.

πŸ’» / πŸ“± Projects can't be deleted anymore (Free-Plan)

From now on, you can't delete projects in the free plan anymore. If you are using a premium-plan you can of course still delete projects whenever you wish.


Give me the data - 30.09.2019

πŸ’»Data Importer

The new importer helps you to migrate your projects and tasks in to your awork workspace from whatever tool you used before. πŸ“₯

πŸ’»Content Bundles

Creating projects is now easier than even. You can select and import pre-defined tasks bundles right into your workspace from our new content bundle library. Of course our library will grow even further over time. πŸ“¦

πŸ’»UI Update Task Bundles

The task bundle settings now look way nicer and are more in touch with the rest of the UI. πŸ”₯

πŸ’»View persistence for project tasks

awork now remembers the last selected view (list, board or timeline) for each project. This will help you to get faster where you want to go. 🧐

πŸ’»Archive Tasks Lists

If you have projects with many different tasks lists you can now archive tasks lists where no tasks are left to be done. This will help you to better keep track of your project tasks. 🧳

πŸ’»Task Lists visibility

We now show the task list in the task details and in the board view. πŸ‘

πŸ’»Projects shown in tasks lists

If tasks are assigned to a project we now show the name of the project in tasks lists, e.g. in task widget on your dashboard or within the task views. 😎

πŸ’»Add tags when creating projects

You can now assign tags to project in the creation process. This makes it even easier to categorize your projects. 🏴

πŸ’»New date selector

The new date selector looks better than ever and got some nice usability improvements. πŸ•–

πŸ“±New Onboarding Experience

If you sign up via our app there is now a new onboarding experience, that gives you the option to personalize your workspace more than before. πŸ’‘

πŸ’»πŸ“±Permission Update

Project permissions include now a "create" permission. You can now allow users to create project without granting managing permissions for all projects. To make this work the project creator will have manage permissions for every project they create - no matter what project or user role applies. πŸ›‘


It's about Time - 27.08.2019

πŸ’»Timeline for project tasks

Now you can plan your project tasks in our new timeline. You can set dependencies between tasks, plan milestones and move tasks via drag & drop. This helps you to get an even better overview of your project's timing. ⏲

πŸ’»πŸ“±Improvements to the activity log

The activity log is now even faster than before. That means more productivity in less time. πŸ’ͺ

πŸ’»πŸ“±Invite users to tasks via emails

If you want to assign a user to a task, that is not yet part of your workspace, you can now do so. Just select "Invite by email" when assigning a user. The user will now be invited into your workspace. πŸ“«

πŸ’»πŸ“±New Premium Trial

You can try awork's premium features 14 days for free now. More information here. ⭐


Amazing Stuff - 05.08.2019

πŸ’» See project progress

The progress of your projects is now shown in the project details. You will see how many tasks are planned and done. We also show the planned effort for all tasks and times tracked against the planned value.

With this change, you can't set a planned effort for a project anymore. The planned effort will now be the sum of the planned effort of all tasks in a project. Because of this, you can easily edit the planned effort in the task details now.

πŸ’» Presentation mode for boards

This mode just shows the most important information (task name, description, picture) on the board. This helps to get a much better overview in the board.

πŸ’» Number of tasks in collapsed lists

Now you can easily see how many tasks are in each list to get a better overview of your big projects and long lists.

πŸ“± See project progress

The number of planned and done tasks is now shown in the project details when you pull down the task list.

πŸ“± Tag other users in tasks/projects

Now you can tag users via the @ function in a task or project.

πŸ“± Show done tasks

You now have the option to show done tasks in the project details.

πŸ“± Assign a task to your project team

If you assign a task to a user there are only members of the project team shown. This makes it easier and faster to choose the right user for a task. However, you can still search for all other users in your team space and assign the task to them.

πŸ’» πŸ“± Easier password creation

awork now shows you how strong your password is (red, yellow, green). For your own security, you need to use a secure (green) password.


Team's Work - 13.05.2019

Create task views

Task Views give you the option to create individual view for you tasks via filters. That way you can e.g. bundle task from your team or customer hat are due this week in one single view. Of course there is the option to choose from many other filters.


Work-Space-Time - 24.04.2019

Create Subtasks

You can now create subtasks in the task details. This should give you an even cleaner overview for your project tasks.

New filters for Time-Tracking Reports

There are new filters for the Time-Tracking Reports. You can now filter if you only want to show "billed" or "billable" times.

Easier switching between projects

When switching between projects we always showed the project details. From now on we will keep the same view (lists, board or details) from the previos project when switchting projects in the project overview.

Teams are now workspaces

Because not everyone got what we meant by teams we changed the name to workspace. The functionality will remain the same.


Real Social - 07.03.2019

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awork - 04.02.2019

Q. is now awork - More details here.


2018

Prior to 2019, awork was online under the brand Q. (jep, we eventually recognised the bad choice) - hence the reference in those early releases.

Fluffy Spacetime - 03.09.2018 (Q.)

Calendar Integration

The Q. calendar integration enables you to show your appointments within Q. This way you can directly use them for your time tracking.

Crispy Nebula - 13.08.2018 (Q.)

Project list for users and companies

If you are in the user or company details you can now see a list of all belonging projects. The list have the same functions as you are used to from the project overview.

Overview for all your Q. integrations

We now offer a new overview for your Q. integrations. You can now create integrations with other tools right from your Q. and tests them. Furthermore there is a log for all the integrations activities.

Drag & Drop in timetracking week overview

Tracking your time in Q. hast just got easier You can now track your times in the week overview via drag & drop.

Check which icons are already in use

When creating new entites like task-types Q. now shows you if a certain Icon is already in use.

Plasma Tail - 24.07.2018 (Q.)

Drag & Drop for files

The file upload within tasks is now easier than before. You can now add files to your tasks by just dropping them into you browser. This even works with multiple files at once.

Task Types are now available for private tasks

You can now use Task Types for you private task to organize yourself even better.

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