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Product Updates June 2020

The Flow TeamLast Updated: July 3, 2020

After almost a year of hard work, the Flow X beta is now available to all Flow users! Along with the beta being opened to all of you, we also reintroduced Chat, made some big changes to the Team Project Dashboard, and released a bunch of small improvements. 

Open Flow X Beta

To those of you who have been in the beta environment since launch, we thank you so much for all of your feedback — you’ve helped us get Flow X to where it is now. To try out Flow X, start by clicking the “X” in the top left corner of Flow beside the main menu icon. Once the X menu is open choose “switch to Flow X beta”. This will automatically opt you into the Flow Beta program so you can quickly jump into Flow X to see what’s new. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

If you have an iOS device you can also check out Flow X for iOS — which includes Chat directly in the Flow iOS app. Start by downloading TestFlight here: https://testflight.apple.com/join/odYFZDVD. Once TestFlight has been downloaded, you’ll be able to download the Flow X for iOS (Beta) app.

Updates will be posted to beta and production weekly so even if you aren’t in Flow X you’ll be able to keep an eye on the progress we’re making in beta.

Chat for Flow X

Chat is back! For those new to Flow, Chat was a feature we had a few years ago. At that time the want for an all inclusive project management and chat app was less than we anticipated. With low usage, we ended up removing chat from the app. Fast forward a couple years, and it’s one of our most requested features!

Chat has a variety of features that will help improve communication across your team. Create channels, group chats, or DMs. Share links, images, files, and create tasks directly in chat. Use emojis to brighten up messages or channel names, and be sure to like your coworkers comments!

Team Projects Dashboard

We’ve given the Project Dashboard a visual overhaul! You can now add icons to projects which will be displayed in the team projects dashboard, allowing you another way to differentiate projects at a glance. You can access the colour and icon picker from the “…” menu on the individual project card in the team projects dashboard. 

We’ve also added a filter to the team projects dashboard. This will allow you to filter all projects within a team by Status, Timeline, and Privacy so that you can make sure projects that are most relevant to you stay on track. Project cards will also display how far along you are as a circle progress bar around the project icon. Along with those big updates, we made a few smaller changes as well:

  • Improved navigation between team projects dashboard and individual projects for single team organizations.
  • Updated team projects dashboard cards tasks count to improve accuracy
  • Streamlined project colour behaviour and options to simplify choosing project colours and improve their display

Small Improvements

June was another big month for small improvements across the app:

  • Added the ability to drag and drop to files to attach them to task comments.
  • Updated the new team and edit team forms in order to improve clarity and adopt the Flow X aesthetic.
  • Fixed issue in Home that created duplicate notification cards
  • Added task priority column to project list view
  • Updated UI to point Share Feedback link to new feedback board
  • Improved “Task saved” app alert by adding “Open task” link
  • Added Start Date column in the project list view
  • Improvements made to task form to streamline task creation and editing.
  • Added the option to duplicate tasks to Flow X, making it easier to create commonly used tasks right from the “…” menu in the task pane.
  • The Harvest integration is now available in Flow X.
  • Updated project group creation and renaming forms to match the UI of Flow X and create more cohesion throughout the app.
  • Created a new hover over display to show the full name of a project so that if your project name is cut off by the projects sidebar you can still view the full name without clicking into the project.
  • Created a new hover over display to show the full name of a project so that if your project name is cut off by the projects sidebar you can still view the full name without clicking into the project.
  • Edit Team menu item updated to perform as intended.
  • New task form has been updated to optimize viewing on small screens.
  • Improved project sidebar to display changes to group and project names.
  • Various UI tweaks to improve visual alignment and consistency in the team projects dashboard.
  • Made changes to the completion of parent tasks with subtasks to improve UX.
  • Updated task priorities to ensure they are always visible.

As always, thank you to everyone that has taken the time to share beta feedback with us. Your feedback has been absolutely essential to the development of Flow X. We’ll have another update for you at the end of July, so check back then! In the meantime, if you have any feedback you want to share, head to our feedback forum. There you can view our roadmap, submit feedback, and upvote requests from other users.