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. 👍

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.

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

Attachments on mobile app

We launched booking attachments a week or so ago on the web app, so you can include attachments when you book some leave - for example if you're booking time off as a sick day, you can include a photo of a doctor's note. 🤢

Well... We now have that same functionality in the mobile app! 🎉

When you book some time off - and tap to add a reason - you'll notice some new options here - that allow you to either attach an existing image, or take a photo:

You can also view attachments from the mobile app by bringing up a holiday.

Make sure you update your mobile app to version 5.5 to see this

Enjoy!

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 while...booking 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.


January Improvements

Happy New Year! 🎉 Today we've kicked off 2022 in style with a number of small updates and improvements:

User management 👥

We’ve updated the user list to make it more obvious which users are being archived or deleted. We’ve also improved the archive and delete screens to be clearer about what impact archiving or deleting has on your users.

Email summary of absences 📩

We've changed the order that absences appear in your weekly summary emails, for those of you whose emails are truncated by hitting the maximum number of absences that can be displayed.  Previously they were ordered by start time descending, so  the latest dates appeared first. We've changed this to prioritise the absences coming up soonest, to make sure you don't miss any important information about your team's whereabouts. 😎

Public Holiday icons 🌹

We've improved icon prioritisation to make sure it's clear when a booking falls on a public holiday. Previously, the public holiday icon disappeared when a booking was pending on that day:

The bank holidays on the 27-28th do not have the icon when covered by a pending booking.

Now, the bank holiday icon always shows, even if there's a booking on it:



Modal closing annoyance fixed

Sometimes it's the little things...

If you ever clicked and dragged your mouse outside of one of our modal popups and released the button you'd have noticed it close without warning.  You'd lose all your changes to the user or HR fields you were working on and have to start again.

🙄 🤦

We fixed it - you can drag outside of a modal and not be punished now 😁

 


Welcome screen & fixes for October

New:

New companies signing up to Timetastic now get a nice welcome screen going through some of the basics and guiding you to setup help if needed.

Improved:

We fixed editing your allowance from the preferences page.



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