One of the frequent questions we get from the teams that use Redbooth is ‘what do you guys plan to work on next?’ And while we have been busy with many updates last year (see release notes), it is time for an update. We are excited for what’s to come!
Redbooth and The Future of Work
Before we delve into our roadmap, there is a general theme in conferences and papers about how work is rapidly changing. It boils down to 3 things:
– work will be more decentralized
– work will be more fluid
– work will be more automated
Redbooth is a work platform that aims to make work faster and easier. We want to make our tool the most reliable component for a team’s success. Staying ahead of the curve is an essential factor of success for us.
Building Upon 2019
Our focus in 2019 was on what makes Redbooth faster and easier.
Here a few highlights:
– Tags. Tags are a great way to quickly organize tasks. Teams use them to highlight or sort tasks that are on different task lists or workspaces. As tags became popular, we added tags in other critical areas of our product, such as the Dashboard and Task Overview. We also added filter capabilities to tags. Here’s a quick guide about how to use tags.
– Task List Templates. Redbooth can automate a lot of repetitive work through templates. Teams have been asking for a way to automate the creation of task lists, so that repetitive tasks can be populated automatically. We build a quick how-to to get started.
– Subtask Search. Our search feature allows quick retrieval of information in workspaces and tasks. As more and more people use subtasks to divide work within a task, we revamped search so it could return subtasks as well.
And there are more! You can check our full log of feature releases in our release notes.
In 2020 we will take a new look at what makes Redbooth great. A lot of features will be around how to make organizing and planning easier. Here are a few themes we will be looking at making improvements:
– Task Dependencies
Teams use task dependencies to show how a task needs to be completed before another one can start. Currently you can add dependencies in Timeline Overview. While this is great, there are a few improvements we would like to make. For instance, we will look at automatically updating dependent tasks’ dates when the parent tasks’ end date is moved and allowing teams to add dependencies from task cards.
Teams sometimes have stakeholders they would like to share their work with.
– Time Tracking
Right now you can track time in the comments section. We will be researching how to make time tracking a better tool.
Of course this is just the beginning. What would you like us to work on? Tell us about your work and how Redbooth helps you, and how we can make it better. Drop us a note in our Contact form.
– The Redbooth Team