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Calendar Board – a view from above

We want to improve a few things in Freedcamp next year – add more global and user friendly views for you and allow to track/see your projects progress across the board.

One of our goals is to provide you with more globally accessible functionality which unifies all your projects in one place.

Our first major move in this direction – Calendar Board.

Global Calendar in Freedcamp

To access Calendar Board – open projects selector, hover your mouse over ‘Dashboard’ (1) on top and click ‘Calendar Board’ (2).

Access Calendar Board in Freedcamp

To add a new entry simply click a date (3) and ‘Quick Add’ selector (4) will allow you to add a task, event or a milestone after selecting a project.

New Entry Calendar Board

You can see now progress status for tasks (5). If you noticed this has been added in project calendars too. Click on calendar item to see project name and project group name it belongs to (6). Jump to it to action easily with ‘View Item’ button (7).

Details - Freedcamp's Calendar Board

What’s next?

– to launch new Tasks Board, which will be a central place to see tasks for you and your team across all projects – done please check here
– to add convenient filters across all global boards to easily change between all projects, all projects in a project group or an individual project – also done now see an update below
– ability to set your home page to be one of Dashboard, Widgets, Calendar or Tasks – also done now.

Thanks for reading and please send us your feedback!

BTW – do not forget to check Calendar Widget on Widgets board too:

Calendar Widget

Update 11 Oct 2016:
– added sticky and saved filters to project and global Calendar Board
– issues from Freedcamp’s Issue Tracker are now shown in a project or global Calendar board.

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  1. Release notes – 12 October 2015 « Freedcamp Blog says

    […] • Calendar Board – we are releasing the first version of global calendar. It is a full size page, just like your project’s Calendar to see all your project’s tasks, events, and milestones on one page (check details and our future plans here) […]

  2. Alexandre says

    You should put a timeline view ! It’s a real needs for corporate presentation.

    • Igor Kryltsov says

      Hi Alexandre,

      Thanks for your comment. What is a time line for you? Gantt chart where task dependencies are shown or simply start dates for tasks where tasks are shown as lines on calendar expanding from start date to due date?

  3. Eric Booth says

    @Igor: I think a Gantt chart view might be useful for most (I know there have been some threads that say it’s a function in the works) but that requires that tasks have a start/end time (unless the gantt chart bin can just be aggregated by month if the start date is blank), and I prefer being able to work with the due date only (start time is meaningless for a lot of tasks).
    Regardless, some sort of time based overview of all projects would be helpful. Currently we use the tasks board and sort by due date, but there is too much detail there , so I export to excel and post-process the data with programming code to produce the view we need.. A higher level view of tasks that are due in each project by month, for example, would be useful.
    For example, this image shows a view of projects where there are some tasks that have spans, some do not (just a due date): http://blog.aecsoftware.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Schedule-Preview.png

  4. Eric Booth says

    @Igor: for your question to Alexandre “Gantt chart where task dependencies are shown or simply start dates for tasks where tasks are shown as lines on calendar expanding from start date to due date?” I think I’m asking more about the latter, not the former, but that the latter has the flexibility to show tasks in the gantt overview even if there is no start date assigned, so it just shows up as a point , not a span, on the due date (or during the period/bin/month/etc where the due date lies)

  5. Chuck says

    I never look “by month”, I look at the next 4 weeks. And don’t care about the month boundary. This is a anarchism from paper calendars. Month view should just show 4 weeks and let you scroll a week at a time. There seems to be great resistance to the Gannt Chart at your company since it has been in process for many years. Not sure I understand the difficulty in assigning each task a start date, a duration and 1 or more dependencies and then making the calendar with bonus points for being able to drag tasks around on the calendar.