It's a bright, lazy Sunday morning. You roll out of bed, and drag your weary self towards the kitchen, heading straight towards your coffee maker. But in place of your old, simple machine, there's a shinier contraption laden with varied brewing options - a meaningful birthday gift from your colleagues. At first, all of the new options look enticing; but, navigating the poorly labeled, illogically placed buttons just to make your coffee the way you like it leaves you frustrated.
The same goes for the athlete using a fitness tracker with unintelligible reports, or the photographer using a camera with advanced functions yet convoluted controls. The functionalities are there, but user experience is significantly compromised, leaving behind a throng of disgruntled end users.
At Zoho Projects, this is exactly what we aim to eliminate. The newest version of Zoho Projects is built with a mission to tighten the gaps between functionality and user experience, for a platform that's a joy to work on. And we firmly believe that Zoho Projects 8.0 can do just that!
Numerous brain storming sessions, meticulous implementation of your collective feedback, and hours of fine-tuning later, Zoho Projects 8.0 is up and running, boasting a brand new UI that illustrates convenience and familiarity. With an editable worksheet view, industry-specific templates, an upgraded mobile app, and more, the 8th version has something for everyone—old users and new, from diverse industries, and working from the office or remotely. Let's dive into the plethora of benefits that Zoho Projects 8.0 has to offer.
Navigation made breezy
No more dragging your mouse and hovering your cursor to navigate or edit information; the arrow keys on your keyboard get the job done in no time. Whether you're adding milestones or tasks, creating a full-blown project from the ground up, or customizing project details, a few taps over your keyboard is all it takes. This means you don't have to open the details page every time. You can also move your tasks across tasklists and milestones, your subtasks across tasks, and add predecessor and successor tasks for dependencies from the task detail page, enabling you to work less while achieving so much more.
You Gantt go wrong
We've switched up the placement of the Gantt chart. You can now access it directly on the list view, and also bulk update work items right from the chart itself. Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly project timeline views are supported, allowing you to visualize work through the right perspective so you're always on track. In addition to the regular Gantt reports for tasks, you can also generate Gantt reports specific to milestones and projects, and export this data whenever you want.
Customize to your taste
The customize icon on the top right corner of the screen allows you to add custom fields easily. We're also offering more than 20 project templates tailored to suit the needs of various industries, saving you the hassle of creating projects from scratch. Plus, you can create and customize private layouts for certain projects while leaving other projects untouched. Make every project a winner, with much greater ease.
Automate it whenever, however
We've brought automation to the list view as well. No more heading to the Setup page every time you wish to create workflow rules for projects or tasks. Automate tasks like performance reviews, quality assurance testing, or inventory audits and save precious time. Get your automation game on and make routine tasks work your way.
Enhanced UI for an elevated user experience
You can now make changes, edit project details, bulk update work items, or include comments and attachments right from the Kanban board view. On right clicking modules like List, Kanban, or Gantt view, a contextual menu is revealed that lets you perform relevant actions, like pulling up project details, cloning tasks, or customizing colors of Gantt bars. A dedicated project detail page opens up if you're in need of project-specific information, or wish to make any edits to your project.
Uniform user experience on mobile
We're also bringing the List view experience to mobile devices and tablets (List view is now available in both Android and iOS stores), so you can enjoy a seamless, standardized user experience across platforms. Additionally, you now have access to project dashboards and the Calendar module on both Android and iOS platforms. And there's still more on the way!
An AI-driven future for Projects
Witness Zia and OpenAI interwoven, and experience the weaving of captivating content for project titles and descriptions, announcements, and posts. You can also creatively regenerate, summarize or enhance your existing content in the blink of an eye.
In the future, embedded with human language understanding capabilities, Zia will soon let you string any combination of words on the search panel, and instantly get you contextual, intuitive search results.
Creating projects and delivering them shouldn't feel like a drag; it should feel like bringing home the trophy everyday. Turn every project into a success with Zoho Projects 8.0. Your projects are in the very best hands!
Please note that Zoho Projects 7.0 will no longer be accessible after March 31, 2024, so we strongly recommend switching to the latest version at your earliest convenience. We can't wait for you to try it! Let us know what your favorite features are in the new version—we look forward to your comments and feedback.
It's simpler, it's convenient, it's Zoho Projects 8.0!