Collaborative task editing & revision history in Wrike


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Collaborative task editing & revision history in Wrike

Video Transcript

Speakers in this video: Jimmy (GetApp) and Nic (Wrike)

Nic: Right. Here is the kind of quick link to add a dependency. You could say, you could identify the task that need to be completed previously to this task or you could identify the task that needs to be completed after this task perhaps.

Jimmy: Oh, that's great.

Nic: We got kind of the whole Gant chart with things that are laid out and all drag and drop and you can really schedule things around here. But anyway, moving back to what we're talking about here, we can get to that in a minute.

Jimmy: Yeah.

Nic: Here in the task of course we can add some description; standard text editor here. But just like Google Docs, this is also a collaborative space where multiple people could be editing at the same time.

Jimmy: Okay.

Nic: So again, the idea: we're sitting in a meeting; let's pull up this task; we could even throw this task up on the projector; and we could all start typing in here at the same time and it would show everyone's different cursors and we be able to keep track altogether.

Jimmy: I'm loving this because I think that there's lot of people who views the similar applications; and frankly, there's so many things right now that are extremely useful.

Nic: Yeah.

Jimmy: It shows that there's lot of thinking that’s been going on behind this.

Nic: Yeah. One of the really cool features about the description editor here, we call this the live editor here in Wrike; is this time slider feature that shows you the revision histories.

You can actually click here and of course if there have been multiple people editing this task, we can go back and see: who's done what and when during that description go back to previous versions and things. We've really kind of put together a full document editing capability in here.

Jimmy: This is very cool. Okay, so we've added our text. Now, we created a task and we've assigned it. So, I mean, we pretty much, you know aside from actually doing the work the task is requiring, that's pretty much it, right?

Nic: Yeah. From here we basically go through and collaborate on whatever this action item is. A good practice here; is make sure you have a verb at the beginning of your task title. In that way, you know when you've actually gotten it done. We have chosen a theme, and then we can finally mark it as complete once it's done.

Jimmy: Very nice.

Nic: But as we go through the activity stream, one of the things that I think is really cool is the quoting feature. We can talk about the task, kind of write up a description here and the then real conversation happens in the activity streams.

We could say, maybe the description is the outline of what needs to be done for this task. But now we can discuss it. So I can highlight here, say this is an excellent point. And add some more talk and comments here.

Jimmy: Oh that's great, yeah!

Nic: We can kind of quote different parts from the description. You can quote different comments. You can really have a very contextually relevant conversation as oppose to you know multiple people commenting and kind of losing; going off on different tangents.

Jimmy: Al right.

Nic: It's really easy: to ask questions; to answer questions; you know quote things and see if it's working out.