A look ahead at DropTask’s big start to the year

Here at DropTask HQ, we are preparing for an exciting start of the year. As our customer base has grown over the past 4 years, we have been able to connect with and gain incredible insight from individuals and teams from right around the world. Each of you has your own unique goals and your own way of using DropTask to get things done. We have learnt a lot from you and have been putting this knowledge into practice.

One thing is for sure, the way we all work is changing. And, we at DropTask are excited to keep building a task management tool that reflects this rapid evolution of the modern workplace. This year, we’ll be releasing brand new features that will revolutionize your DropTask experience, making you and your team more productive, engaged in your work, and rewarded by your achievements.

A flexible tool for a flexible future

Self-manage your day

With more and more organizations moving towards remote working, teams have become more geographically diverse than ever before. Employers open themselves up to the best talent for a job, without the restriction of a manageable commute. Employees are given greater freedom and flexibility to work wherever and whenever they work best. Remote working has brought improved productivity, faster growth and higher employee engagement to organizations that have embraced its model.

But, for a remote workforce to succeed, you need the right technology. New DropTask features will make it easier than ever to stay connected with your teammates, regardless of what time zone they are in. Delegating tasks will become a whole lot smoother with DropTask this year, allowing managers to track the tasks that they have assigned and monitor its progress. DropTask’s in-app communication is also in line for a 2018 upgrade. You’ll be able to update each other in a way that’s most familiar to you, from the office, at home or on-the-go.

Work your own way

Work on-the-go

DropTask is your go-to app for team projects. But, in order for a project to succeed, every team member needs their own space to work through their assigned tasks. This year, DropTask will be giving you exactly that. Regardless which project your task has come from, who it was given to you by or when it is due, you are free to control your own workflow, set personal key dates and manage your priorities in a focused space that is just for you.

Self-management of your tasks gives you more control over your working day. Respond quickly to changing priorities and easily share your current focus with teammates, employees or managers. This transparency between teams makes it easier to manage shared goals and deadlines. As you work through your own tasks, project feeds will keep you and your project-members up to date with overall progress.

A human-friendly app

A human-friendly app

As a tech company, we know the importance of the right tools in the workplace. With more and more new technology being introduced every day and with our own development in the pipeline, we won’t be losing sight of what makes your team unique; its people. New features will allow teams to collaborate, motivate and work together better than ever before.

Productivity comes from people, not deadlines. So, this year, DropTask will put the best people for your projects at your fingertips, helping you reach your goals faster with more collaborative spirit. See what people within your organization are working on right now, proud of and aiming for, and support them along their way.

Get ready for an exciting year ahead with DropTask. Prepare for a more intuitive interface and more control over how you get stuff done and review your personal progress. Brand new features will be coming very soon to both our free and business plans, along with some smaller updates that we know will mean a lot to you. Keep a watch of our social media channels and a close eye on your inbox to be the first to hear about new feature releases. We cannot wait for you to experience them…

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16 thoughts on “A look ahead at DropTask’s big start to the year

  1. Andrew Leong

    Can you allow us to choose between classic “Balls” task interface and “my request” Leggo or rectangular “balls”.. it is so much more efficient use of space, allowing for more compact (not necessary cluttered screen)

    Hope you can consider

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    1. Natalie Rowley Post author

      Hi Andrew,
      Thanks for leaving us this comment. We want to give everyone the flexibility to work through tasks in a way that makes more sense to them. We have an update set to be released very soon that I think you will really enjoy. Are you signed up to our mailing list? We’ll be sending out some more information very soon.
      Thanks again for your a comment.
      Kind regards,
      Natalie

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  2. Rob griffith

    Hi
    Any plans for a dashboard for proects with a graphical aspect.?

    ability to see all projects in one place with perhaps size showing amount of work , colour irgency?

    Regards
    rob

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    1. Natalie Rowley Post author

      Hi Rob,
      Thanks for your comment and your questions. What graphical aspect would you be hoping to see?
      It would be great to hear how these suggestions would help you work better so we can feed any potential benefits back to our development team.
      Look forward to hearing from you.
      Natalie

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    1. Natalie Rowley Post author

      Hi Mark,
      Thanks for your question. We have an update set to be released very soon that will allow you to sort, prioritize and view your tasks in a new and refreshing way. We want to give everyone the freedom to work in a way that best suits them. If you are signed up to our mailing list, keep an eye on your inbox for more information soon. Alternatively, keep watching our social media channels for announcements.
      Thanks again for leaving us a comment.
      Natalie

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  3. Bert

    Need iCal integration. Stopped using Droptask as it was missing this feature. Doesn’t work for me trying to manage 2 calendars!!

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  4. Sherry Wendt

    1) If you guys want to be a head above the competition, add this one function: Contact management that links to tasks.

    2) Regarding Andrew Leong’s comment: I agree about unused space, but the ball format is part of the fun. What if the main circle stayed a circle, but the attached circles become squares?

    Thanks for listening.

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    1. Natalie Rowley Post author

      Hi Sherry,
      Thanks for your comment, we always like to hear suggestions. We agree that our colourful circles are very much part of DropTask’s power and appeal. Right now, we are working on an update that will give you more flexibility as to how tasks are viewed, prioritized and completed. More details of this update will be coming very soon to those on our mailing list – do you receive our emails? With regards to the contact management – would you use DropTask as a kind of CRM system if this functionality was developed?
      Thanks again for getting in touch,
      Natalie

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    2. Les

      I disagree. Stay out of CRM. Focus on what you do best. Instead allow Zapier or other API integrations.

      However the project list is not terrible it’s absolutely disgraceful compared to the beauty of the rest of the software. It’s not motivating. Hard to reaarrange and looks bla. Has no color. The old one that showed mini versions of the canvas was better, but not much. You need a VISUAL way to list and group projects.

      Perhaps even allow a jpeg cover image on projects.

      With grouping projects you can keep canvas smaller and have many more neat smaller connected sub projects or milestones. Instead of canvas that gets way too cluttered and messy.

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      1. Natalie Rowley Post author

        Hi Les,
        Thanks for your input!
        Current development plans are definitely focusing on what we do best and based on your feedback, I think you will be really pleased with the soon-to-be-released update.
        Keep an eye on your inbox for a first glimpse that will be on its way soon.
        Many thanks,
        Natalie

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  5. bert

    Still lacks support for iCal

    When is this coming ?

    Lack of integration makes it a challenge using Droptask – as have to keep switching back and forth
    between the calendars in iCal and Droptask – with no single view. So practically no use!

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    1. bert

      Why are you moderating comments ?

      Just providing honest feedback

      I was a Business User and now have stopped my subscription as you are missing this feature

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      1. Natalie Rowley Post author

        Hi Bert, thank you for your comments, we appreciate your feedback.
        There are some exciting updates in the pipeline for DropTask’s own calendar. With a more familiar functionality, you should no longer need to switch back and forth between tools. If you’re on our mailing list, we’ll be sending out more information on this soon. Alternatively, keep an eye on our social media channels for this upcoming update.
        Many thanks again,
        Natalie

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        1. bert

          Yes on the mailing list – When you have an integrated calendar or something that can
          view my Apple (iCal) calendar I will consider renewing my Business Subscription

          Currently using Things as this provides calendar integration – not as visually pleasing but functional

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          1. Natalie Rowley Post author

            Thanks, Bert – will pass your additional feedback to our development team.
            Definitely look out for those updates on their way to DropTask’s own calendar!
            Natalie

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