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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, in the last 24 hours. How it works The slider in the left column can be used to change […]

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, […]

What can I do if I am not receiving emails sent from Intervals?

On occasion spam filters do block the emails sent from Intervals. Checking a spam filter is definitely the best place to start. If that does not turn out to be the culprit, all emails from Intervals are sent from updates@myintervals.com on behalf of the user. Approving updates@myintervals.com as an authorized sender and/or whitelisting all email […]

Can I create task dependencies?

Intervals is designed in a fashion that does not include traditional task dependencies like the waterfall method and MS Project utilizes (Finish to Finish, Start to Start, lag, lead, etc.) and is built more around Agile project management philosophies where tasks are more free form in nature and milestones are utilized heavily. The closest functionality […]

Can I create recurring tasks?

Intervals does not include true recurring tasks at this time, but tasks can be rescheduled or copied to achieve a similar purpose. Copying a task does NOT retain the notes, history, time or comments from the original task. If keeping this information is desired, reschedule the task by modifying the due date and/or start date. […]

Should a “job” be a project or a task?

It really depends on how big the job is. Think of a project as a “container” for multiple tasks. If in order to execute the “job” you need to have multiple tasks to complete it, create a project that houses all the tasks that make up that job. If the job has a short lifespan […]

How to create and use a task template

Intervals has the ability to copy tasks, as well as projects. Templates are handy for those elaborate tasks or projects that are repeatable where you don’t want to build them from the ground up each time. Task Templates If you regularly use the same task across different projects, we recommend setting up task templates and […]

Can I see tasks nested within milestones?

There are two places where you can view the tasks belonging to a specific milestone. 1. Any milestone view page Tasks are displayed when you click the Tasks tab. Note: This is the default view when viewing a milestone. 2. The milestone listing page Get a quick look at the nested tasks in the milestone by […]

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