New features include calendar syncing, speed enhancements and integration with cloud-based file-hosting services.
Web-based project management software developer Projecturf announced the
release of Version 2.2 of its management platform, which boasts calendar
syncing-the top customer requested feature-along with user-interface
refinements, improved page loading times, and simplified integration with
cloud-based file hosting services such as Dropbox.com and Box.net.
The company offers a 14-day risk-free trial, and all business plans come
with unlimited storage space and no cap on users, project managers or features.
The software allows small to midsize businesses to sync and access their
events with common calendar software such as iCal, Outlook, Firefox and Google.
Businesses can subscribe to Projecturf events from any of these calendar apps
by copying and pasting the link found in the calendar section. Companies can
use the global calendar feed to sync all project calendars or simply choose one
project at a time. When adding or editing events in Projecturf, the events will
appear in the other calendar automatically.
SMBs and freelancers can also benefit from a file sharing feature that lets
users collaborate on, set advanced permissions on and share links to documents
"The vast majority of businesses operate on multiple local systems and
cloud-based Web apps, which creates a critical need for data integration. By
allowing SMBs to combine and make use of different technologies in one place,
companies will better compete by working faster and more efficiently.
Centralizing assets is essential for increasing productivity and reducing
internal costs," said Chuck Pearson, CEO
User interface upgrades give SMBs the ability to use the new AJAX
action panels by hovering over an item to modify project data. The previous
action buttons have been moved to one panel for simplifying use of the app,
speeding up performance, allowing more visual space for important data such as
tasks, while also producing a smoother and cleaner UI. In addition, the
upgraded software features speed enhancements, with faster page loading times
when accessing sections with hundreds or thousands of entries.
"The new streamlined look also provides users with consistency across
sections for ease of use. Additionally, page response times have been increased
considerably for SMBs and freelancers with tons of data in their projects, as
typically seen in the Task and Ticket sections," Pearson said. "These
speed enhancements allow for much quicker navigation as well as instantaneous
page loading when entering and editing data in the system."
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.