Editing your Allocations just got prettier.

Today we released a prettier allocation editing pop-up tool! 

You can still quickly split, edit and delete your allocations just by clicking on the bubble. In this iteration, we’ve added notes to that same tool, as well as a shortcut to your project settings--that’s where you can change the color and project-wide attributes and notes.

Check it out:

  • Click on the allocation bubble you’d like to change.
  • Type in a different project name to change this person’s project.
  • “Split” will split this bubble in two--great for inserting a vacation or holiday.
  • “Delete” will make this bubble go away (without affecting any others).
  • “Settings” opens the project-wide settings and sorts to just this project (Click the X on the dropdown or press ESC close it).
  • And, type in the “Notes” area to add any comments about this particular allocation.
As always, let us know what you think!


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Allocate Premium launches today!

When we started building Allocate to replace our scheduling spreadsheet, we knew we were onto something. We couldn’t find a simple, collaborative, calendar grid that we actually enjoyed using. Now, thanks to all of our Beta users’ amazing feedback and support, we’re pleased to announce that we’re releasing Allocate’s full version today!

And, as all good things must come to an end, this release concludes our Beta program. If you’re currently a Beta user, your 30-day trial starts today. However, read on to see how you can enter to win a year of Allocate Premium, and continue using it for free until 2015!

Our flexible subscription model is now available--remember you still have 30 days before you’ll be asked to pick one. Small teams of three or less will be able to continue using Allocate for free.

Want to win a free year of Allocate Premium? Get your cameras ready! We’d love to see how you’re using Allocate at your scheduling meetings, and help one of our early users get Allocate Premium free for one year. Tweet us a pic of your team scheduling with @AllocateHQ AND #giveaway mentioned. We’ll announce a random winner next Friday January 24th!

As always, please shoot any issues, feedback or questions my way any time.

- Erin

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Month view is here!

You asked and we listened. A zoomed-out view of your schedule several months out was your top Allocate feature request. And today, with just a click of the Month button, you can now peer into the future of your team’s utilization.

Check it out:

Use Month view to:

  • Assess your current, future and past team utilization at a glance

  • Catch upcoming blocks of availability

  • Track future staffing needs more easily

Tip:  Add, delete and adjust longer allocations from your Month view. Head back to your Week view to see Notes and shorter vacations and holidays.

Let us know what you think!

- Erin

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Updates: Adding a new board and repeating allocations

Hi everyone - we have a couple exciting feature releases today:

Manage more than one group or team? Add another board to your account from the dropdown in the top right. Just click “New Board” to start a fresh screen. To get back, just use that same Account dropdown to navigate between boards. They’ll always be connected, but you do have to invite any people you’d like to share this new board with.

Adding holidays and new projects? Now it’s easier to repeat the same project to people on your team. After adding the first, just click to add the next one (as you do now) and the new bubble will default to the prior project name and length. This should make starting a new project and adding upcoming holidays much easier.

Let us know what you think!


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