1. New Card Revisions Runtime Policy
When you structure your projects using the Lean method, every part of your work is encouraged to undergo a progressive process of revision in order to reach the best final result possible. On the micro level, your task cards themselves will go through their own metamorphosis as you collect more information, tweak revisions and change field values before finally completing and archiving. Every card has a history. But what if that history was reversible? The task revision policy, when configured, saves the revisions made to your cards so that you can restore them if you need to.
Check our dedicated blog post about card revision policy and a tutorial video on how to set it up.
2. Create Linked Card Action in the Runtime Policies
One of our favorite things when releasing a new update is managing to find ways to make something which was once manual, automatic. In 4.13, we have done this through the new Create Linked Cards option in the Runtime Policies. It used to be that the Card is Created policy (and other policies that offer card creation as an action) could only create independent cards. Now you have a choice of creating a card which already has a relationship with the original trigger card. Read more about this in the dedicated post.
3. Block Card Action in the Runtime Policies
Another automation? Blocking cards. Using the Runtime Policies, you can set up rules that automatically block cards if a predefined trigger occurs somewhere else in the account. Blocked cards represent one of the most important principles of Kanban and we’re trying to make it an easy one to apply in the right situations.
4. Avatars and Desktop Notifications in Collaboration
Collaboration at Kanbanize just keeps getting better with every release! This time around, we added your Kanbanize avatars to your communication channels in Chat and Meetings so differentiating between various participants is a much more visual experience, as it should be.
Furthermore, if your browser is Chrome or Firefox, you can now receive desktop notifications for new messages in your collaboration module in Kanbanize. Just be sure to accept your browser’s permissions to get the messages even if you’re switching between tabs.
5. Ordering Custom Fields
One of our most popular user requests is finally live in Kanbanize Version 4.13. Ordering custom fields was one of those features that presented a high architectural hurdle for our team of developers. Luckily, this is exactly the type of challenge we love rising to at Kanbanize! From now on, users can order, reorder and mix the way custom fields appear in their cards on a customizable basis. This unlocks a whole lot of new flexibility and allows you to restructure your fields based on your particular task requirements.
6. Critical Priority
One of the most important aspects of time management, they say, is prioritizing. A lot of us have been taking this advice to heart because we have been getting a number of requests to expand the options for the priority field in Kanbanize task cards. This month, we decided to add the Critical field to make sure everything that is most urgent gets the attention it deserves in your account. Start looking out for those tasks marked Critical and tackle them first from now on!
7. Format Code Snippets in the Text Editor
There really must be a lot of software teams Kanbanizing among you because we received several user requests to find a better way to display code text in the description of cards. We’re introducing the insert code snippet feature in your task cards to make sure our text editor highlights and colors all types of coding languages accordingly. All you need to do is open up the new icon, paste your code, define what type of code it is so we know what kinds of formatting correspond with it and it will be added to the description, looking just as you would expect. This little visual improvement really allows for a more accurate display of the code!
8. Deadlines of Linked Cards at a Glance
Last but not least, this small but mighty addition is a tidbit you will definitely find useful. In the Links tab of every task card on your board, there exist three different views for the way you prefer to visualize that particular card’s relationships with other task cards. In 4.13, we’ve added an important piece of information in the Table and Graphic view of linked cards. The deadline! Now, not just the cards are linked, but their most important details are as well.