Many companies balk over massive changes and are slow to implement new features. Being careful and measured isn’t necessarily bad. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is find the right note and keep hitting it until you’re blue in the face and the audience is amped with tension!
But some companies like to bust through the glass ceiling as rapidly as possible, proving their stamina and agility. And ClickUp is one such innovator. I favor that approach myself.
Case in point. In October, I looked at ClickUp Dashboards, and in September, I shared about ClickUp AI. And here we are again in December, talking about ClickUp 3.0, the latest innovation in all-in-one productivity.
So, what’s the hoopla about? Read on.
ClickUp 3.0 has received a significant design overhaul, and I think it’s a step in the right direction. Its appearance is more streamlined, and a little easier to understand compared to before, especially the new and improved sidebar.
But in my opinion, we are still a way off from nailing it. I feel navigation could be simpler, and visually, ClickUp could be bigger, bolder, more colorful, and more fun.
Here’s a suggestion – less workspace cubicle claustrophobia, more “I feel like I’m celebrating my behemoth-sized accomplishments in streamlined big-screen bright-colored flat vector heaven.” Is that possible? Because we can get the former with a litany of other apps.Less workspace cubicle claustrophobia, more “I feel like I’m celebrating my behemoth-sized accomplishments in streamlined big-screen bright-colored flat vector heaven.” Click To Tweet
What do you see upon logging in to most productivity apps? Usually, a linear list of tasks to be completed, sometimes with urgent notifications for tasks whose due date is coming up fast. Maybe just a big list of notes or documents screaming at you from the sidebar.
With ClickUp’s new Home screen, you can personalize and customize what to display, and it will always surface your highest priorities first. Handy!
Universal Search makes it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for (and I do mean exactly!). Whether it’s stored inside ClickUp, your local hard drive, a third-party app, or elsewhere, the new search function can help you locate what you’re looking for faster.
Custom Task Types
Now you aren’t limited to the default set of task types. Whatever you need, you can now create it – SKUs, contacts, accounts, cases, and so on. Got to love the added flexibility!
The challenge with most productivity solutions and how they handle notifications lies in the fact that context is often missing.
You assign a new task to be completed by Joe by the end of the week. And as a project manager, you’d assume this would be enough to nudge Joe to finish his work.
Only Joe is sitting at his desk going, “Great – new task! What was it that we talked about at the team meeting again…?” He checks his email, and while he finds the meeting minutes, they don’t describe what he’s meant to do in detail. He checks the notes he took himself… Nope, still not clear.
So, of course, Joe must seek you out to ask questions. He feels awkward because he doesn’t remember what he was asked to do, and you feel irritated because you just want people to do their work already, gawd.
The ClickUp 3.0 Inbox allows users to see work and notifications side by side, which helps them understand how the project is progressing, as well as what their role in all of it is.
This upgrade should help you streamline project- and task-related conversations and support your team completing their work with greater efficiency too. Phew, now that’s a relief.
Use the Overviews function to see what’s happening across your organization, regardless of whether it’s a List, Folder, or Space. See what documents or files have recently been viewed or updated. (Secretly check up on people and see if they’re getting their work done… You know you want to.)
Now you can easily organize all your content using Hubs, whether your documents, whiteboards, dashboards, or otherwise. Make it easy for you and your team to find what you’re looking for when you need it.
Other Great Features
The above is but the tip of the iceberg. ClickUp is hard at work adding a treasure trove of other fantastic stocking stuffer goodies, just in time for Christmas no less!
Here are but a few items you have to look forward to if you sign up for ClickUp today:
- App Center: Your central space to manage all integrations.
- Automation: New Automation types available.
- Collaboration Engine: Work in real-time or asynchronously with your team and avoid chaos.
- Command Center: For creating custom keyboard shortcuts.
- Conditional Logic in Forms: Now handling even more complex workflows.
- Custom Field Manager: Manage all your custom fields from a central place.
- Global Action Bar: A handy tool for finding what you need exactly when you need it.
- Mobile App: ClickUp 3.0 is now smartphone compatible. Take it with you in your pocket!
- Sidebar: Greatly streamlined to offer better utility.
- Sprints: For planning sprints matched to your team, as well as spring reporting.
Is there more coming…? I wouldn’t doubt it!
Final Thoughts, ClickUp 3.0
As we look to the future of ClickUp, the ones who are most giddy with excitement over the latest additions and innovations are no doubt project managers. ClickUp 3.0 offers the infrastructure necessary for you to be able to manage the projects more and manage the people less.ClickUp 3.0 offers the infrastructure necessary for you to be able to manage the projects more and manage the people less. Click To Tweet
(We all know that’s a little idealistic, but any improvement in this area is generally a welcome one!)
3.0 addresses many of the concerns users have brought up in recent times, and I suspect even a few that have never been brought up! That’s cool – I like ClickUp’s style. They’re a team after my own heart.
And no doubt as we look to the future, ClickUp will be integrating more space-age technology to wow us and make productivity even more of a walk in the park.
If you’d like to learn more about ClickUp 3.0 and how it can help you manage and organize your project or business and be more efficient, click here to explore further.