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We’re so excited to introduce you to DropTask 2! Fully charged with a bundle of powerful new features and a stunning redesign, our latest update has been developed to help you plan, manage and achieve anything beautifully. And today, we’ll be unveiling what we’ve been working on and why it’s our most powerful update yet.
“DropTask 2 is a big step ahead – visual smart and friendly.“
– Stefan Fedor
We’ve come a long way since DropTask 1, and over the past year we’ve worked on evolving the app’s original capabilities with the vision to transform it into the ultimate productivity solution that’s visual, powerful, and friendly enough for the entire team. One of our biggest focuses for the new version was to open the path for a clearer way of working, so when you log in the first thing you’ll notice will be our brand new user interface. Designed with simplicity in mind, our improved navigation creates an intuitive user experience for a DropTask pro as well as a beginner, and gives you easy access to all of your projects – including multiple ways to view them.
With this in mind, it was important that we enhanced the filtering abilities with the addition of extra options, as well as a clear and simple way to access them from all of your main views.
You’re now able to filter your tasks by anything from Keywords and Status (Not Started, In Progress, On Hold), to tasks that hold attachments. This will enhance your ability to find information quickly, so you can concentrate on particular areas of a project at times when less focus is needed on the bigger picture.
As a further power-up to this ability, we’ve also introduced Auto-Layout, which when activated, pulls all of your tasks to the center of the Canvas with a smooth, synchronized visualization to help you see everything with ease.
Eliminating information overload
When it comes to data management, ‘information overload’ refers to the challenges that one may face with problem solving and decision making when presented with too much information. For example, top-down lists can be overwhelming, and with limited structure, don’t quite allow you to accurately map out what your project might entail in the same way that a visual representation can.
Our brains have a limited means to process and absorb information, which is why we’ve introduced Collapsible Categories.
By collapsing individual categories you can eliminate overload to easily digest the information that’s important to you at that time. Your tasks will be discretely hidden, and can be quickly retrieved at any time.
Creating a workflow
One of the most exciting additions to DropTask is our brand new Workflow View, offering a Kanban-style workspace that will add simplicity to even the most complex project cycles.
Once you’ve unloaded your to-dos into the Canvas, switch to the visual Workflow for more of an agile approach, where categories will form into ‘lanes’ that represent various stages within the project.
Categories can represent anything from status and progress, to something more custom to fit your project cycle. If you’re looking to prioritize work to ensure that you maximize your resources, then working with Kanban can help you limit the amount of work that’s in progress and identify where the bottlenecks are within a delivery pipeline. The focus is all on getting things in a ‘done’ and ready-state. You can see an example of this in the image above.
Scheduling and team management
Time management enables us to work smarter, so we can achieve more in less time. In DropTask 2 you can remain one step ahead at all times with the brand new Calendar feature. Plan forward for deadlines, important appointments and must-do errands by simply adding Start Dates and Due Dates to each of your tasks. They’ll be instantly scheduled within your Calendar, where you have the flexibility to toggle between Start and Due so you can easily view your priorities and track what’s next in your journey.
This exciting addition also comes with the ability to view other peoples’ calendars, so you can check on the availability of your entire team and gain an overview of what’s on their plate. You’ll be able to view another person’s calendar as long as you’re collaborating on a project together.
Get started today with our exclusive launch offer
To celebrate our new release we’re giving away an entire year of DropTask for Business free when you upgrade to any of our 2 year plans.
Save big and go long, with team plans from as little as $1.42/month.*
*Offer valid when you purchase any two year Business plan. Monthly price based on 36 months, when paid upfront. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer ends 23rd September 2016.