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 and folders.
"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 of Projecturf.
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."