August web updates

We've had a number of small updates go out recently, none merited their own update but here's what's recently changed:

- We've got new menu designs! 🖌️

- Slack posts have been updated to use Slack's new layout technology which should mean better message formatting - especially for those on mobile. ✨

- We fixed an issue where you could create an "empty" leave type which caused other issues down the line. 🐛

- Thanks to a report from the security community we've updated our rate limits and put more protections in place for people overwhelming our email services. Thanks to @Jayalak54621465 for getting in touch. 👍

New user onboarding tips

We've redesigned and improved the new user onboarding tips with a fresh design and more relevant information. 🖌️

Onboarding your staff to Timetastic just got a bit easier for everyone. 🙋‍♂️

We've also updated the Slack daily summary to fix an issue with Slack where sometimes some users would be cut off the end of the post. 

Update to Terms of Service

We've updated our Terms of Service to align with current GDPR requirements.

Prior to this we included a number of clauses in the Terms of Service required by GDPR, but that mechanism no longer cuts it. So we've moved all those terms into their own Data Processing Agreement, which is the proper way of doing things now.

 If you have any questions then just reach out to our support team.

New Email Designs

Some of our emails have remained the same since Timetastic Day 1 and they were a bit (lot) old and tired 🥱. 

So say hello to our new email designs 👋. They're clearer, better for contrast and much more consistent in design. Aligning better with the new mobile app and the new theming on the web app too.

Big design update!

Timetastic has received a subtle new coat of paint 🎨. Our design language has evolved, we've tackled readability, accessibility and contrast so you should now see a much more consistent Timetastic.

The main things are the blue background on form fields and blue buttons. The previous colour was green, but green is particularly difficult to a decent contrast ratio for those with visual impairments.

There design tweaks also make Timetastic more consistent with the mobile app.


User Listing page update

Today we're unleashing  our revised user listing page with badges showing users who are admins 👑 and those who have two factor authentication 🔐 on.

There's loads of small improvements here for resending user invites 📨, seeing who hasn't logged in and the archived user listing is revamped too. 

Other things that have improved:

1) Changing your photo on the users page now updates it instantly everywhere instead of you having to reload the page to change it.

2) We fixed a very obscure edge case where sometimes locked dates would save with either no reason, or the wrong reason. 

3) Developers! 👷 The API docs are being given some TLC, we've got a postman collection for you and many improvements to the docs have shipped in the last few days. 

Cookie update

Improvements for both GDPR compliance and privacy today 🔐 🕵️‍♀️

We've been deleting a heap of unwanted cookies from Timetastic and producing better documentation of what you will find on our website and app.

It's all on our updated Cookie Policy

User-based Data Export & Pre-start Days

We have a couple of things new for April:

User-based Data Export

In Preferences -> Data Export you can now get a zip of all your Timetastic data. Everything from logins, attachments, all your holidays, everything. 💼

For those of you wanting to keep records for GDPR 🔐, or just a copy for you to geek out in Excel with 📊, you can generate one whenever you want.

Pre-start Days

We've also made it easier to see when a user started with you by greying out their pre-start days. Just set a user's start date and your wallchart will do the rest:

Privacy Policy update

We've just published an update to our Privacy Policy to keep in line with GDPR requirements.

The main changes are:

1. Outlining our legal basis for collecting and processing data.

2. More detail on what data we collect, why, and how we collect it.

3. Clarify on how long we retain personal data for.

4. Clarification of your rights under GDPR.

5. Inclusion of our EU data representative - a requirement since Brexit.

Hopefully it all makes sense and you find the information nice and clear.

Thanks, and have a nice weekend :)

New! Booking form attachments

Today we launch something that we've been working on for a little attachments! 🎉 For example, if you're booking time off as a sick day, you can now attach a photo of your doctor's note.

This isn't limited to sick days - if you want to gloat about the weather forecast for your upcoming beach holiday, you could attach a screenshot of the local weather report  😎 

For this first release it's just a desktop function, but fear not, the mobile app will have the feature in the coming days.

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