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. 

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:

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


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.

More UI Improvements

📖 It’s a subtle change but we’ve replaced our fonts to Graphik. They're a little easier to read.

🖼️ We’ve also updated the UI to give even better iPad and small screen support in portrait mode. When in this orientation we now use a top menu, and it's easier to your Settings and Preferences.

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:

Reporting date change

Today we've updated the reporting with a small but significant change to the "End Time" field in the downloadable excel reports 👨‍💻

The end time for a full day booking will now be set to 1 minute before midnight i.e. 23:59 🕛

It used to be set to 00:00 - which is actually the next day, and we know it's been a bug bear for many of you.

So rather than this:

From now onwards it'll show up like this:

Hopefully that makes your formulas, reporting and pivot tables easier to manage 👌

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