LeanKit Recent Enhancements and Upcoming Improvements

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leankit logoLeanKit visual workflow and project management application has been updated with the roll out of enhancements to its already great features. On its fifth year, the application has revolutionized the way how tens of thousands of teams have managed work. And the Development Team continues to help bring about a more collaborative, productive and successful workplace with updates to its software. Some of these are simpler date changing, an improved calendar view, two-way connections, and an upcoming My LeanKit for iOS.

Recently Released Features

Start and Finish Date Change

To edit a card in LeanKit, users either double-click the card on the board or right-click it and then select the aspect they want to edit. A recent enhancement now enables users to change start and finish dates with the Quick Edit > Edit Dates menu option. For a single card, this is accomplished using the right-click dropdown menu. For multiple cards, users have to select the cards one after another while pressing the control/command key. After all the cards have been selected, the right-click dropdown menu will provide the option Mass Edit >Edit Dates to quickly change the dates.

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Furthermore, LeanKit offers two ways for users to change the start and/or finish dates. The first update option is useful when applying the same start and/or finish dates to selected cards. Users can enter a new date on the planned start, planned finish fields. The second update option is more applicable to work that occurs in sequence. Users can opt to move the date a number of days forward or backward. This will not change any existing sequence or order to the selected cards.

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Calendar View Improvements

LeanKit visual workflow application provides three views to help users manage their work, and these are the Home view, the Workflow view, and the Calendar view. The latest release includes an improved 4-week Calendar view with a better Saturday/Sunday visibility. With this expanded view of the timeframe, users can easily assign or extend work schedules. Also, new right-click menus have been included so that it is now just as easy as if working from the Workflow view.

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Default Board Security and Connection Enhancements

LeanKit has five roles that can be assigned to a user, and they are No Access, Reader, User, Manager, and Administrator. The new default board level security for new users is set to User. With this role, the new user can see the boards, create, edit and move cards. Also, Connections functionality has been enhanced further so that two-way relationships between two cards on different boards can now be established.

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Upcoming Improvements

New Personal Profile Window

More exciting things are coming for customers, and one of them is the ability to manage user profile and preferences via a new window. To access personal information, they can click the image in the corner of the top bar on either the workflow or calendar screen. The Personal Profile window contains three areas. My User Profile includes email address, name, time zone, role, and so on. My Board Preferences includes hot keys, subscription, and avatar settings. My Apps & Devices includes an area to list devices using SSO.

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My LeanKit for iOS

Also upcoming is the My LeanKit for iOS. Native apps are already available for both the Android and iOS. This new standalone extension is a separate app but complements with the iOS app. It displays a consolidated view of all the user’s work across all boards. It is for users who want that combined view to get the big picture.

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Custom Card Icon

LeanKit cards have visual cues that present instant information. Some of these visual cues are the card’s color to signify work type, avatar icons to identify ownership, and blocker icons to show an impediment to progress. In the near future, Class of Service will be a customizable icon, which will further communicate a card’s business value. It will have flexible field labeling and configuration, and overall will help categorize work types even better. To know more about the recent and upcoming features, or simply know how this application is helping people focus on work that makes them happy, visit their social media pages: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

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Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

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