Long Term Planning with Year or Multi-month View

Being able to have a whole year plan at a glance is very helpful to many organizations. Teamup offers a unique year view that is configurable. Shown below is an example of a calendar view with 6 months at a glance. Each month has on its own row.

A calendar view with events of 6 months. Onscreen option to view 1 month to 12 months.
Toggle the calendar list in the left panel to view one sub-calendar in 6-month view.
Toggle the calendar list in the left panel to view one sub-calendar in 6-month view.

This long term view may be especially useful when you need to review the past year or plan for the next half year, or simply get inspired when a new year starts!

Enjoy!

New in Teamup Android app: Creating repeating events

Good news for users of our Android app: The latest update, version 1.3.0, allows you to create repeating events right in the app. No more need to go back to the Web version to create or edit repeating events.

You can now also create repeating events in the iOS app!

How to create a repeating event

Go to the start date/time and tap the + sign as usual to add a new event.  The event editor opens up.  Now tap the repeating field where the default shows “Do not repeat”:

android add a repeating event

On the next screen, select the repeating pattern you want:

Set repeating pattern

Now review and adjust the rules applied to the repeating event series. Click the check mark in the top right to save:

Set repeating pattern and ending date

A new series of weekly meeting has been created:

Repeating event created

Enjoy!

 

 

 

New Year, New Inspiration!

Share the inspiration!

The beginning of a new year is a time to get inspired, to get organized, not only for today but for a whole new year ahead.  If you don’t use the year view in your daily use of Teamup Calendar, it’s time to click the Year tab in the top right and take a moment to think about how it will be filled and what wonderful things you wish to happen over the next 12 months.

Need a quick review of what happened in 2017?  Click the arrow to the left of Today to bring up the big picture of the past year. Regardless what we have achieved and where we have been, we are here and now, with a whole new year in front of us, all free for our creativity!

All the best for 2018. Good luck everyone!

Exciting beta feature: Event Fields Now Customizable

Groups use calendars for purposes that are different from those that personal calendars are made for. Teamup has been built for groups from the very beginning.  We have taken it one step further: Introducing customizable event fields.

This important new feature provides more flexibility for managers to make the calendar work best for their group needs: Now it is possible to rename the typical calendar fields like Who and Where, or create your own fields to organize and share information that is specific to your events. Click the image below to see an example in full size demonstrating the difference between the default and the customized event fields.

Customizable event fields

Like event signup and event comments, the feature of customizing event fields is currently on beta and is not yet supported in the Teamup iOS and Android apps, although it is accessible using mobile browsers.

Read more about event fields and how to customize them to best meet your needs.

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Beta Feature: Add Comments to Events

Many users have shared with us how they use Teamup, what works well and what they wish to have and why. The ability to add comments to events was one of the frequently requested features. We’re happy to share that we have released this feature on the Web version for beta testing and it is available to all free and paid users.

Please note the new feature is not yet supported on the iOS and Android apps at this time. It will be. Thanks for your patience.

How to use the Comments feature

The new comments feature can be enabled by the event creator as an option in the event editor:

Enable comments under options in event editor

Read more about how to use the new comments feature.

Use case examples

Possible uses of this new feature are diverse. Some examples:

  • Before or after a conference call, participants may post comments for discussion, even if some of them only have read-only access to the respective sub-calendar, or even no access to the calendar but the event page only.
  • Field crews with read-only access to jobs scheduled for them may add notes to the jobs directly therefore simplify conventional reporting processes.
  • For organizations that work with many freelancers, the comments feature may bring a great addition to their work flow.

We use Teamup to schedule crew events. So the notes section is filled with information about the event. We love the comment section because it’s a different area that allows us to note communications and correspondences with our freelancers. Even though we share this Calendar, we know that the comments are just for those who have the correct permissions and that’s important to us.   – Sean George, AVS

Share your experience

Once you have the chance to experience it first hand, we’d love to hear from you how you use it and what differences it makes for your organization. Feel free to drop us an email or use this form to share your story.

iOS and Android apps: Recent updates

If you haven’t updated to the latest versions of the iOS (v. 2.2.22) or Android (v. 1.2.65) apps, please do so on the App Store and the Play Store.

Key Updates in the Recent Releases

iOS App

  • Fixed various iOS 11 issues
  • Fixed event order in month view and display issues related to all-day events
  • Various usability improvements

Android App

  • Improved performance, loading faster especially for calendars with large amount of data
  • Fixed the crash problem with searching for sub-calendars in the sidebar
  • Fixed and optimized various issues related to event display

Options for sharing events now configurable

Share menu from context menuEach event on a Teamup Calendar can be shared via the Share menu.  This makes it possible to make any single event entry accessible to users who otherwise may or may not have access to the calendar or any calendar link. It is also very easy to share a single event to the social media, or add to a personal calendar.

share menuOver the past months some users have asked to remove the option to share events directly to social media for good reasons. We have now also made the Share menu configurable so that you may turn on or off any of the Sharing options.

Read more here.

 

Beta version of new calendar views now available

Update August 25, 2017: The new calendar views have been released to all users today!  No need to use the beta url anymore.  Thank you to those who have helped with beta testing!

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We’re beta testing and getting ready to release a new version of calendar views that have been completely re-built with a new technology. No major changes in functionality are expected in the new version. This time we aim for better performance and improved user experience. We would appreciate your help with beta testing, so that we can fine-tune before rolling it out to all users.

How to Access the Beta Version

To switch to the new beta version of your calendar, simply insert the word “beta.” into the URL of your calendar and use the calendar as usual, including adding and editing events. For example: https://beta.teamup.com/ks8b77f814186a2ec0

If at any time you run into problems with the beta version, simply switch back to the stable release version by removing “beta.” again.  Event information will remain as it is last updated, including the updates made during your use of the beta version.

Noteworthy

  • The new calendar is much smaller in file size. This should result in quicker loading and startup of the calendar, especially for calendar views with a lot of data.
  • All views have been optimized to perform better on mobile devices with small screens. In particular, the new List View uses space more efficiently.
  • Month view and Multi-Week view: These two views have been redesigned to expand dynamically in height to fit all the available events while eliminate some unused white space. No more events that are hidden behind “+X more…” links.
show all events
New beta version: Row height is dynamically adjusted to show all events while white space is reduced in rows with less events.
Display with hidden events
Current release version: All rows have the same height. Some rows show white space, others have hidden events.
If you experience anything unusual or have suggestions for improvements, please send you feedback to support@teamup.com.  Please mention the web browser you are using (click here to get details). Screenshots of any problems are always very helpful.

Thank you very much for your help!

The Teamup team

 

New version of the iOS app available!

Good news for all iPhone and iPad users! Since the release of the new month / week / day views in July, we have made further improvements with the new views, in particular, it loads faster for calendars with large amount of data.  The new version is now available on the App Store! Install or update to experience the improved performance and more.

teamup iphone app

New in the latest version:

  • It works now with the iOS 11 (public beta 4)
  • Improved calendar loading time and overall performance
  • Resolved event sorting order in various views
  • Many UI/UX improvements and small bug fixes

Learn more.

Android users: Please upate to the latest version on Google Play!

Please send us your feedback or leave a review.  Thank you!