Wrike New Features – Edit Custom Widgets, All-new Outlook Add-in

Wrike is a cloud-based project management software and work management solution that helps teams, businesses and enterprises get all their work done in one centralized customizable workspace. It is being used both by co-located and distributed teams in countries all over the world. The software continues to deliver innovation and improvements to keep pace with all the new and unique work challenges that users face each day. Recently, it has announced the capability to edit custom widgets in dashboards, as well as the availability of a completely re-designed Microsoft Outlook add-in.

New In Dashboards – Edit Custom Widgets

Wrike dashboards enable teams to manage and monitor their tasks like a shortcut view. Both regular and external users on all paid accounts can use and create dashboards. They are able to get a real-time, interactive picture of important tasks through dashboards. These tasks are shown in the dashboard through the use of widgets. Widgets select tasks that match a specific criteria and make them appear in dashboards. People can use pre-built widgets, but can also create powerful custom widgets. They can apply a wide range of filters to match highly specific criteria that needs to be set up only once. With the ability to edit custom widgets, they can easily adapt to any changing business needs, without having to recreate them again and again.

How to Edit Widgets

Editing custom widgets involve only a few steps. Users should start by hovering their mouse pointer over the title bar of the custom widget. Next, they should click on the pencil icon located at the upper right-hand corner. When the popup menu appears, they should make all the changes needed, including how filters are applied and how tasks are sorted.

Create Widgets From Dashboard View

Wrike also made it easier to create widgets with the latest release. Users can create them without having to leave the Dashboard view. First, they should hover their mouse pointer over the title of a dashboard. Next, they should click on the gear icon that appears next to the title. From the dropdown menu, they should select ‘Create widget’ to create a custom widget. As the popup menu appears, they should configure its settings, filters and sorting, similar to how they edit custom widgets.

All-new Wrike for Outlook Add-in

Wrike has had an Outlook add-in for many years to help users manage work that comes through email. As new technology became available, the development team decided to rebuild the add-in from scratch and make all the capabilities of the work management software available, even across operating systems and mobile platforms. Now, teams can manage work more effectively directly in the add-in.

What You Can Do

With the new Outlook add-in, users can create new tasks from emails. With a few clicks, they can add an email as a task in Wrike. They can also view and edit tasks right inside the email program. In addition, they can send and receive Wrike comments, as well as add emails as task comments. Thus, all communications about work are captured in a single place accessible to all members of the team.

In the past, the add-in works only with the Outlook desktop app on Windows. With the all-new add-in, those using Outlook on Windows, Mac, web, iOS, and very recently, on Android can also take advantage of the cross-platform support that provides more flexibility for all types of workflow. Wrike also supports actionable messages in Outlook. Wrike for Outlook add-in is available for all users on all account types, including free.

 

Work Management Solution to Streamline Workflow

Wrike project management software helps teams and businesses organize their data, gain project visibility with accuracy, improve productivity, and deliver better results. This is possible with easy-to-use, intuitive and smart features that are released regularly in every update. For more information on the latest features and other announcements, visit Wrike also on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or LinkedIn.

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com and Bridge24. 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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