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How to close a task

When a task is complete it should be closed. This signals to your team that the work has been completed. In addition, Intervals will push closed tasks to the background to avoid cluttering your list of current tasks. There are four different ways to close a task. Task profile view Click on a task to […]

Task List Shortcuts

The task list is the default view when clicking on the Tasks tab. This page can be filtered in any number of ways to narrow down the listing. However, this page also includes a few shortcuts that can be used to update and review tasks without having to click through to each task first. The […]

Using Images Inline (pasting & dragging)

Video Introduction to Using Images Inline This video introduces how to use images in your worfkow. You can paste images or drag and drop images inline with tasks, milestones, the work request queue, and project notes. Images used with email integration will also maintain their order and formatting. If you are new to Intervals you […]

How to view time remaining on a task

Tasks that have an estimate entered on them will report the amount of time remaining. To use this feature, enter an estimate into a task. Intervals will take over from there, keeping track of the remaining time as people add time to the task.   The amount of time remaining will appear on the task […]

Can I restrict a resource to their own tasks?

We received the following question from an Intervals customer. How do I stop resources from assigning time to a task they are not assigned? By default, manager and resource level users see all tasks for the projects that they have been granted access (Administrators see all projects and all tasks). As an administrator you can […]

Is there a way to add an expense to a task?

There is not a way to add an expense directly to a task, but there is one option that usually accomplishes the goal. When adding an expense there is a note field. The note field can be used to reference the task. If you need to track the person that the expense is associated with […]

How to implement a task approval workflow

Intervals is a flexible workflow management tool that enables you to implement your favorite methodology. If approving tasks is an important part of your task management workflow, this article will show you how to set it up. Setting up task statuses Task statuses are the steps that a task will traverse on its path from […]

What does the eyeball icon mean on a task?

When viewing tasks on the task listing, on a milestone, or via the home page calendar you may have noticed an eyeball icon appears some times. The eyeball icon is a notification that someone else has worked on the task and you are yet to see the work. The task may have had a recent […]

How to handle departments?

We recently received the following email from a customer. How to handle departments? We have several departments in our company, and we are trying to find a way to mark each task with a department code. Is that somehow possible? There are a few different options on this front. When Intervals is used primarily as […]

Use recently updated tasks to view recent activity

The submenu found under the Tasks tab has a link for viewing recently updated tasks. Click the link to filter the task listing and show tasks that have had a recent change, comment, or document uploaded. The default view is changes in the last 24 hours, but you can change this to narrow in on […]

Is there an audit trail on task changes? Are changes logged?

Intervals logs and keeps track of any changes on tasks via the action history. Whenever a task summary changes an email is sent notifying the task owners and assignees of the change. Intervals will markup what has been removed in red with a strike-through and anything new is highlighted in green. This functionality helps bring […]

Using emojis in task comments, project notes, and more

Just say it with emojis! Many teams using Intervals are remote and when working remote, it can be challenging to express yourself effectively. Emojis allow for humor, sarcasm, or to lighten up a difficult task when more than just words are needed. Since this functionality was already available in Windows and macOS, it was a […]

Daily Summary of Tasks email

If you’d like to be alerted of Tasks that are due today, you can sign up to receive the Daily Summary of Tasks email. In the email you will find: Milestones due today Notes on the calendar Tasks due today Links to tasks due this week and overdue tasks Here is an example of what […]

Can I disable the Advanced Editor being on by default?

By default, the Advanced Editor is turned on. If you don’t typically use the Advanced Editor and prefer to have it turned off by default, there is an option under your account settings to disable this option. Please note: You can always toggle between plain text editing and the Advanced Editor within Intervals. This setting, […]

Can users edit and delete their own comments?

By default, only Administrator level users are allowed to edit and delete comments on tasks and milestones. Administrators can grant permission to Manager and Resource level users allowing them to edit and delete their own comments.   Note: Administrator level users are the only users that can edit and delete ALL comments. To grant access: […]

Can I include Closed tasks in my task list?

Sometimes it’s helpful to see “tasks from the past” when working on specific projects. To easily add them to your current view of tasks, check the box “Include closed tasks,” located under the filter options in the left side bar. Note: this option will remain selected until it is unchecked. The “Clear filter” link does […]

As a resource level user, why can’t I close a task?

If you are a resource level user, a task cannot be closed unless you are the owner of the task. The reason it works this way is Intervals enforces a workflow that allows a task to be closed only after the owner has verified the task. As a resource level user if you are BOTH […]

How do I make subtasks or to do lists?

With Intervals you can create checklists that behave just like subtasks. Checklists are useful when converting an outline of actionable items into a list of tasks that complete a bigger task. You can create checklists anywhere you see the advanced editor. To add a checklist, enable the editor and then click the checklist button. For […]

How do I use the Task Snapshot Report?

The Task Snapshot Report can generate many different views into your tasks using the “View by” filter to segment your data, and the “Filter options” section to control which clients, projects, etc, should appear. The “View by” filter controls how the tasks are segmented along the vertical axis. For the horizontal axis, you have the option of selecting start date, […]

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