Commenting and communicating in Wrike’s activity stream

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Commenting and communicating in Wrike’s activity stream

Video Transcript

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

Nic: So yeah. Moving down we can see the activity stream here. This is kind of your running stream of everything that’s going on in the system. Of course, you can filtrate as well.

Of course, you may have many projects and tasks shared with you. There's this idea of following in Wrike; so that you can stay up to date on what you need to stay focus on.

By default, you go to the activity stream, and see here the things that you are following, and the latest updates there in chronological order. This is hopefully pretty common paradigm for most of us at this point.

Jimmy: Can you give me a little bit of an example of what would happen in a task and how it would be more or less reflected here?

Nic: Yeah, sure. So as we click on one of the activity stream updates, we’ll see the task again pop in from the right hand side of the screen.

Jimmy: Okay.

Nic: The activity stream at the bottom of every task shows us all of the different updates. You can see here, this task was scheduled for January 20th. Included into this particular project or folder, we can have comments, and I can you know, I got a comment here. And you can see these get update here in the activity stream.

Jimmy: Oh cool.

Nic: Once you collaborate with your co-workers: talk about the tasks; discuss different things about the task. Those all get logged here in the activity stream of the task.

Jimmy: Oh that's fun. So if let's say I attach a file or add a sub-task to this, it will all show up there?

Nic: Exactly.

Jimmy: Oh, very useful, very neat. Okay, I see that I can comment directly from, within there as well?

Nic: Uhu. Yeah, very much like Facebook or any other activity stream in so many different software today. It's kind of a running list in chronological order: you can pick-up the conversation right here from the screen; continue to add comments; and keep the conversation going.

: Then you can see as I hover my mouth over each task title, that's where you would click; if you really want to get into the details of that particular task.

Jimmy: Oh, this is great! What about the next tab over at folders, what's in there?

Nic: Yeah, so the answer on the folders tab; this is kind of one of the main sort of working areas, I guess, where you really get the view on all of your different projects and tasks. In Wrike we call it folders as oppose to projects; and the idea here is that a folder is a container for your task. I can click on one of these folders here; and I can see this folder has four different tasks in it.

Jimmy: Okay, one question. Where you're hovering now, Biddle would be a project? Okay, so drone drop is the top most level; so that would be like the project. Biddle would be like a to-do in that project?

Nic: Yeah. Drone drop is basically the name of your account. You can actually have multiple accounts within your Wrike workspace. You could be working at a marketing agency and be part of multiple-customers; different Wrike accounts perhaps.

Jimmy: Okay.

Nic: That's kind of be the overarching folders here at the top, is drone drop. But as we click on the folders, the sub-folders; the folders are basically containers for tasks. Just like you would think about your computer; where you create folders and your file system; put files in those folders, same thing as Wrike.

You can have [00:04:01:12] folders, sub-folders, and you can organize your folders in any way that make the most sense for your particular work process.