10 February 2015

Kanban Task Manager For Outlook With Swim Lanes

Kanban Task Manager for Outlook logotype Today I can show you in a slideshow how version 3 of Kanban Task Manager for Outlook will look. The update will principally have the same new features as Kanban Task Manager for SharePoint V3, which was released in January.

Kanban Task Manager is one of the most popular Solutions, and we are happy that so many find it useful for project and task management inside Outlook or SharePoint.

These are some of the enhancements in version 3:
  • Swim lanes
    Horizontal lanes  on the kanban board make it possible to group the tasks. Use two or many, as suits your organization – or don't use them at all if you like the current kanban board better.

    If you use the lanes, you will not only get the grouping possibility on the kanban board. In addition to the other Excel reports there will also be statistics on lanes activities, like "Overdue status of Tasks per Lane", "Number of Tasks per Lane",  "Time spent per Lane"  and more.

  • Move tasks with Ctrl + arrows
    If you prefer using the keyboard instead of the mouse, you will be able to move  tasks between and within phases with a combination of Ctrl and the right, left, up or down arrow.

  • Move tasks with a finger
    This is of course only applicable, if you have a touch screen, but if you have that it is very convenient.
Responsive web design

  • Responsive design.
    The new version uses responsive web design, which makes the user interface adapt better to different screens. Even if you have a small screen, you will be able to read and navigate without a lot of re-sizing, panning, and scrolling.

  • Zoom into tasks and out again
    To see details or get an overview you can either use the new bar to the left of the filter dropdowns or do as you do with web pages: Ctrl + the plus or minus key.

  • Instant Search
    Now Kanban Task Manager will start searching automatically and show hits as soon as you write something in the Search field on the kanban board. The more you write, the more exact the hits will be.

  • Support for Russian
    Kanban Task Manager for Outlook V3 will be in Russian if you have a Russian Outlook.

When Kanban Task Manager for Outlook V3 has been released, the responsible developer, Jitu Patidar, will tell you more about the new version. It will not take long, but while you are waiting, please have a look at the slide show!

Peter Kalmström
CEO and Systems Designer Business Solutions

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