Since launch Task Pigeon has had a strong focus on creating a straight-forward, yet powerful task management tool that makes it easy to create, assign and manage tasks as an individual or within a team.
Today we are excited to announce a host of new features that extend what Task Pigeon is capable of helping you and your team do, all while maintaining the ease of use and flexibility our users have come to know and love.
The new features that we are rolling out today including “Recurring Tasks”, “Private Tasks” and “Sub-Categories”, with Founder and CEO of Task Pigeon, Paul Towers stating that “with the release of these features Task Pigeon now supports an even wider variety of use cases and team sizes. Our belief is that these new features will make managing tasks in large or diverse teams easier and more streamlined than ever before. They have been heavily requested by our user based and we are pleased to be able to make them available today.”
The Recurring Task feature in particular has been one that users of Task Pigeon have been requesting for some time. With Recurring Tasks users will now be able to create a task once, and have it automatically be recreated on their Task Pigeon dashboard each day, week, month or year.
According to Towers the recurring task features “is ideally suited to circumstances where there is a specific task that needs to be performed on a regular basis. For example completing an end of month report or updating an ad on social media to ensure it is fresh and performing well”.
In addition to recurring tasks, Task Pigeon is also rolling out Sub-Categories, which is perhaps the biggest change announced today. What Sub-Categories allow users and teams do is to organise and manage their workload better than ever before.
Many teams create large, all-purpose categories, such as “Marketing”, “HR”, “Finance”, etc to manage their tasks. But as a business grows these categories can often end up holding too many tasks at once, thus making it difficult to filter down and see what is happening in a specific area of the business.
With Sub-Categories teams will be able to take a parent category such as “Marketing” and create sub-categories that are nested underneath it. For example “Search Engine Optimization”, “Pay-Per-Click Marketing” and “Content Marketing”. This way it is easy to view tasks at the high level, within the parent category, or drill down and get a closer look at what is happening in a more specific area of the business.
“Sub-categories really extend the flexibility and functionality of Task Pigeon. With sub-categories you can easily have team of 10, 20, 30 or more people within your Task Pigeon account without it ever being overwhelming. Sub-categories make it easy to drill down into specific areas of the business without losing the ability to keep an eye at the global level” said Towers.
Finally, Task Pigeon is also releasing the ability to create “private categories”. Task Pigeon has long provided the ability to create individual private tasks that are restricted to the task creator or those assigned to it, but private categories bring this up a level and make it easy to lock down an entire category to only those people on your team who you choose.
Private categories are well suited to situations where you want to keep all tasks locked off from your entire team. This could be for something as simple as having your own private “to-do list” that is walled off from the rest of your team. It could also be for categories such as “Finance” or “HR” where you don’t want everyone in your business to be able to see and comment on tasks that are sensitive in nature.
When discussing private categories Towers stated that “Private categories really take Task Pigeon up to a whole different level. While Task Pigeon has always been great for small to medium teams who want to manage tasks, there was a little bit too much work that needed to be done to keep a large number of tasks private. Our private category feature fixes all this. In particular, I’m excited to be able to allow our users to create their own private to-do lists so that they can manage everything from one central dashboard”.
With the release of these new features Task Pigeon builds upon the straightforward, yet powerful approach they bring to task management. The new features discussed above also add to an impressive list of capabilities already in the tool including multiple dashboard views, advanced and rapid filtering of tasks and stages, private tasks and the ability to upload from popular cloud providers such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive and Box.
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