Beta version of new calendar views now available

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:

Current stable version: https://teamup.com/ks8b77f814186a2ec0
New beta version: 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

 

 

iOS App Update: New day/week/month views available

Great news for those of you who use iPhone and other iOS devices: You can now view your calendar in the month, week, or day views similar to those available on the web version.  Update or download the new app now!

Check out this quick tutorial and make good use of what’s possible:

tutorial iOS app

Learn more.

As always, we appreciate your feedback.  Please drop us a note at support@teamup.com or leave a review on the App Store. Thank you!

 

Recent Improvements and Bug Fixes on the iOS App

Over the past weeks, we’ve released new versions of the Teamup iOS app.  If you have not updated to the latest version, please do so.

Below are some of the recent usability improvements and bug fixes included in the recent releases. Check out the quick tutorial or experience for yourself!

  • On the sidebar, the clickable area around the eye icon is bigger now, making it easier to toggle between showing or hiding events on the sub-calendars. Learn more about how to hide calendars as needed.

  • In the event viewer, formatted text such as bullet list and bold text are styled properly.
  • In the event viewer, images are resized proportionally if the originals are bigger than the size of the screen allows.
  • In the event editor and viewer, the who and where fields are expandable to enter or display all information as needed
  • In the event editor, the keyboard are hidden if no text input is expected

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  • Week numbers are displayed correctly regardless of the calendar’s week start setting.
  • If multiple calendar links have been added to the dashboard, switching between calendars scrolls to the position that is on the top of the day, not at the current time of the day, so that all-day events will not be overlooked.
  • Device language setting is correctly used to display date and time
  • Deleting events will no longer trigger any error messsage
  • Dashboard is now also accessible in the bottom of the sidebar
  • Help info on how to use the dashboard is available on the dashboard

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Thanks to all users who have sent us suggestions and bug reports. Your feedback is much appreciated!

Re-designed iOS App 2.0 Goes Live!

Teamup for iphone ipadGreat news for those of you who use iPhone and iPad: A new version of the Teamup app for iPhone and iPad is now available on the App Store for download!

Teamup App for iPhone & iPadThis new version has been completely re-designed.  Major changes include:

  • Events displayed in white text on solid color-background.
  • Sidebar on the left with the list of sub-calendars, access to the dashboard, refresh, settings and feedback.
  • Dashboard option to open calendar link in the browser directly from the app.
  • Many UI/UX and performance improvements such as improved date picker, event view and editor, date number, current time indicated by a blue line, etc.
Add Calendar
Getting started: Connect the app with your Teamup Calendar. Enter the whole calendar link or just the calendar key which is the part in your calendar link that starts with ks followed by 16-digit alpha-numeric characters.
Dashboard for calendar links
This is the dashboard of your calendar links, a unique feature of the app. You can connect multiple calendars to your app, and switch between them by going to the dashboard via the sidebar.
click to view: List view
Your calendar in the agenda view. Click the date picker in the top to jump to another date. Tap the menu in the top left to open the sidebar.
This is the new sidebar.
This is the new sidebar.
To access these link options, click the 3 dots next to the link on your dashboard.
To access these link options, click the 3 dots next to the link on your dashboard.

No Grid Views Yet, But Try a Workaround

Not available yet in this release are the grid views including day/week/month views.  We do know that many of you have asked for these views and we are working on them.  For now, if you really need to view or edit the calendar in a grid view, consider opening the calendar in the web browser on your device – this is now easier with the new version than before:

Step 1: Open the sidebar

Step 2: Click the dashboard icon

Step 3: Click the three dots next to the link that you want to see in one of the grid views.

Step 4: Select Open Link. Now your calendar opens in your default browser, e.g. Safari.  For iPhone users, it is recommended to turn your phone to the landscape mode to minimize the limit of the current browser version being not fully responsive on mobile devices.

This approach could also help with those who need to create recurring events on the go as currently the apps are limited to edit existing recurring events only. Thanks for your patience!

 

New look for events assigned to multiple calendars

Have you been using Teamup’s unique feature of assigning one event to multiple calendars?  If so, you may have noticed that these events are now displayed in stripes with the colors of the assigned calendars.

Display of an event assigned to multiple calendars

The new way of visualization offers some practical benefits, such as

  • eliminating the duplication of event entries
  • showing clearly which calendars are assigned to the event
  • making better space allocation when hourly events are stacked horizontally
  • displaying more title text in the day, multi-day and week views
  • allowing more events to be displayed vertically in the multi-week, month, and year views
Color stripes for events assigned to multiple calendars
A calendar example with events assigned to multiple sub-calendars – click to see a larger image

Enjoy the new look of your calendar.  Please drop us a note in support@teamup.com if you have any feedback – we appreciate it!

New Event Editor and Viewer!

Exciting news for all Teamup users: We have re-built the event editor with a new technology and a completely new interface! Just click on any event on your calendar to see the new editor or viewer for yourself!

The new event editor and event viewer are responsive and vertically expandable, making viewing and editing events much better experience on both computers and mobile devices.

The New Event Editor

The new event editor
The new event editor

On the new event editor, simply click any of the input fields and start typing or selecting. Continue reading New Event Editor and Viewer!

Free Printable 2017 Blank Calendars & Planners

The year 2016 is drawing to the end in hours.  How exciting it is to have a whole new year again just in front of us, fresh, joyful, and full of hope! New year, new start, and new plans – If an online calendar may help you and your team better plan the year ahead, check out and make good use of Teamup, the easiest share online calendar for groups. Even if you prefer paper planners, come to discover how you can print blank calendars and planners with Teamup Printables: Daily Planner, Weekly Planner, Monthly Planner, and Yearly Planner. Or choose your preferred dates and duration to print your own custom calendar at any time for any purpose. And it’s always free!

www.teamup.com/printable-calendars 

Continue reading Free Printable 2017 Blank Calendars & Planners

New Slack integration with the Slack button

Getting Teamup notifications on Slack channels just got easier!  No more webhooks.  Now just a button to click!  Introducing the new Teamup app for Slack so you can see notifications on your Slack channel whenever changes occur on your Teamup Calendar.

It’s no longer a privilege of calendar administrators, but it’s available now to all Teamup users! Continue reading New Slack integration with the Slack button