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ProjeQtOr free project management software - New version V9.0 released with brand new interface
 

New version V9.0 released with brand new interface

20. 12. 24

We listened to your remarks and focused on major drawback of ProjeQtOr : the interface.
We redesigned the General User Interface to bring something more clear, with less icons, less buttons.
All icons won't be available at once, they will be displayed when needed.
Only most important feature are proposed at first glance, and you'll discover others steps by steps.

 


Main Ergonomics and interface changes
   • New interface, that can be activated or not (you can keep old interface if you like)
   • New interface is more modern, lighter, with some fluent animations.
   • New left menu, more accurate, with a search option to quickly find what you want
   • Some buttons (for instance on list fields) appear when you need them, they are not always displayed.
   • Instead of selecting a theme to change the color, you directly select 2 colors, a main one that will change colors for icons, main backgroud and texts, and a secondary one that will be used for highlights such as selected item. You can therefore adapt interface to your company branding colors.
   • New icons set, with outline style, that changes color depending on selected colors
   • On list and detail, only most important buttons are shown. Other buttons (print, export, copy,...) can be reached with specific "extra" button (with three vertical dots)
   • Better layout for emails sent

New top menu
  New interface porposes a completely redesigned top menu
  Only Favorite menus appear, and recently used menus can be shown
  You have 5 bars of Favorite menus, that you can access with mouse wheel or specific spinner button or right-click 
   You can rearrange menus on the bars with drap & drop, to move menus between bars and reorder into a bar
  Menus can be shown as "simple text", "simple icon" or "icon and text"
  Top menu proposes a "add new item" button, to directly create most common items
  "Add new item" button can be configured to create new item in a pop-up or going to corresponding screen. Pop-up mode is very efficient to create new ticket from planning view, staying on the Gantt view.

New Left Menu
  •  New interface proposes a completely redesigned left menu 
  •  Menu items on left menu are organized corresponding to global use, instead of module-based organization 
  •  Easily find what you need with the search feature that finds the menu or report you need 
  •  A menu item can appear on several branches of the organization of menus 
  •  The display of organization is not any more a tree view but drawer-like view : you open a drawer to see what it contains
  •  A breadscrum allow to return to any level of menu organization 
  •  On the left menu reports corresponding to the section subjet are directly accessible 
  •  Left menu can show icons if desired (use right click to show/hide icons)

New left menu bottom part
  •  On new interface, left menu gives access to several information sections, some existing, some new
  •  Parameters section (new) : this displays parameter items (list of values) corresponding to current screen
  •  Links (existing) : direct links, defined a "link" attachments on projets
  •  Documents (existing) : a directory-like view for documents access
  •  Message console (existing) : a short summary reminder of actions you did
  •  Notifications (existing - if module is activated) : notifications to display, organized on a tree like structure depending on origin of notification

Redesign of User Menu (top-right)
   Slightly redesigned menu for more clear display

New Menu "?"  
  Gives some shortcuts to user manual, keybord shortcuts, about projeqtor

  Gives some shortcuts to external resources : forum, plugin shop, report a bug
  Displays the news from ProjeQtOr website.  

Redesign of filters 
 
  On new interface, direct filters (on id, name, type,...) are not shown by default any more

  When you click on filter button, you acces the direct filter criteria and can select which one you want to have always displayed on top of the list
  Filter button also gives acces to Advanced filters and stored filters

Project Selector  
  Slightly redesigned project selector, to show buttons (parameters, selection, search) only on mouse over selector area
  Display on top bar when "Archive mode" is activated 

Plug-ins
  Redesigned menu for plugins : even not installed plugins are visible
  Not installed plugins show a screen with description of the plugins (page is similair to the plugin shop) 
  Notification is managed when new version of installed plugin is available 

Login Screen
  Redesigned login screen, with better display for messages

Kanban 
 
  Soft redesign for Kanban to fit new interface

Modules Management
 
  Redesign of Modules management screen, with better visibility of active / inactive items and filter for context

Timesheet 
  Redesign of upper selection part : buttons on the right, only show period selection criteria 
  New button to access additional parameters for display options
 
Planning views (Gantt charts)
  Redesign of upper selection part : buttons on the right, only show frequently used buttons (new, filter, recalculate)
  New button to access additional parameters for display options
  New easy way to extend Fixed duration activities with drag and drop on end date 
  New easy way to change Regular between dates activities with drag and drop on start or end dates
  New easy way to move "Do not start before start date" activities with drag and drop on start date

Activity Stream and Dashboards
  Improvement of display of parameters

Initialization
  New installs will be set in New Interface by default
  Migration process will propose to Admin to discover new interface
  Each existing user before migration will be proposed to test the new interface