Tuesday, July 26, 2016

New Comments Feature Boosts Team Collaboration and Productivity

The new Comments feature, which launched today, is our biggest effort yet towards improving team collaboration and efficiency! With Comments you can now discuss the details of shared tasks with others, follow-up on assignments and track progress on your individual tasks.

The Comments panel makes it easy to view the conversation around a task, and time-stamped messages show the history of decisions and work. When a new comment is added, notifications are sent to collaborators via email and in-app alerts, keeping everyone up to date. You can even reply directly to an email notification and your reply will be added as a comment to the task.

Beta testers helped Comments evolve over the past few months and have called it "a crucial feature that has closed the loop on communicating and delegating very effectively." Others noted it has "eliminated a lot of back-and-forth emailing" within their organization. We hope it proves just as valuable for all our users and can't wait for you to try it out.

Watch the video below for a full tour and login to GQueues to get started today!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

GQueues Added to Google Apps Marketplace New & Notable Apps

We are excited to share that Google has selected GQueues for its New & Notable section of the Google Apps Marketplace. As a Google for Work Premier Technology Partner we are thrilled to be recognized for our focus on building deep integrations with Google products. From our popular 2-way Google Calendar syncing, to our most recent integration allowing users to create Google Drive files from within GQueues, we continue pursuing our mission to help teams work better through a simple, yet powerful task manager.

Google has long been at the forefront of the cloud revolution providing companies of all sizes with Google Apps - the leading suite of cloud-based business tools. Alongside their core offering, Google has fostered a strong ecosystem of partners building third party apps to meet the unique needs of customers in every industry.

“We want our customers to get the most out of their Google Apps experience by providing a simple and seamless way to connect third party apps that make work more productive and collaborative," said Rahul Sood, Managing Director, Apps and Search at Google. "With the New & Notable section in the Google App Marketplace you can find powerful new apps and integrations across a range of categories that extend the capabilities of your Google Apps experience and make your teams more successful. We're happy to announce that GQueues is one of the New & Notable apps in the Google Apps Marketplace for June.”

Along this same line, you can expect several more GQueues features in the coming months focused specifically on helping teams work with less friction. Stay tuned for some exciting launches!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Link to Tasks and Focus Your Attention with the New Task Overview

Today we're excited to launch another highly-requested feature in GQueues - viewing and linking to individual tasks with the new Task Overview.

The Task Overview lets you view and manage an individual task and its subtasks without the other tasks in the queue. It's accessible from regular queues, Smart Queues and search results, so you can focus on a specific task no matter where you are coming from. Change task properties, re-order subtasks and even show archived subtasks inline with this new view. You can also easily navigate up a level in your task hierarchy with the Up button, or jump to the containing queue by clicking the queue name.

The new Task Overview also means that every task has its own individual web address - so you can now easily link to a specific task if you want to reference it from another task.

Likewise, Google Calendar events on the web now also have a clickable link so you can quickly get to the associated task in GQueues.
Thanks to everyone who suggested these improvements on the forum, and we hope the new Task Overview makes organizing your work even easier!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Work Faster by Creating Google Docs, Sheets and Slides in GQueues

Since launching the GQueues Attachments feature with Google Drive integration many users have requested the ability to create new files from a task itself. We are happy to announce it's now possible to create Google Docs, Sheets and Slides directly in GQueues and attach new files all in one step!

Check out the video below to see how this new feature works!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Help Others Get Organized and Increase Productivity with the GQueues Referral Program

When we discover something really useful, we naturally want to share it with others. For many of you GQueues is essential to your process of staying organized and accomplishing your goals, both at work and at home. With the new GQueues Referral Program you can now get rewarded for sharing the tool you love with others!

Getting started is easy. Join the program and you'll get a unique URL which you can post on your website, include in a blog post review of GQueues, or share on social media. For every person who clicks on your link and eventually purchases a subscription you'll earn $5 cash. There's no limit to the number of referrals you can make, so the more you share, the more you can earn.

The GQueues Referral Program is currently available to anyone based in the US. Read more about the program details here and start benefitting when people in your network sign up.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

How to Use GQueues to Maximize Productivity with Getting Things Done® (GTD)

The productivity system Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen outlines a simple, powerful way to organize your life and accomplish your goals.

GTD is a five-stage process that helps you effectively take action on everything you need to do, with the least amount of stress possible. A central concept in GTD is creating a trusted system that stores, organizes and tracks all of your tasks, so you can feel confident nothing will slip through the cracks.

In this video, you’ll learn how to use GQueues to help maximize your productivity and accomplish your goals along with Getting Things Done.

Watch the video below to get started!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

GQueues and the Field Innovation Team Help Nepalese Communities Rebuild From Disaster

You may recall this past April a deadly earthquake struck Nepal, killing over 9,000 people and injuring more than 23,000. While the event has fallen out of news headlines, hundreds of thousands of people are still in the process of rebuilding their lives after entire villages were flattened across the region. Several aftershocks and the fast-approaching monsoon season have made recovery from the disaster all the more difficult.

As a member of the 1871 startup community in Chicago, GQueues is able to attend a number of workshops offered by other entrepreneurs and leaders who are finding new ways to solve big problems. One such workshop we attended this past June was led by the Field Innovation Team (FIT), which works works with disaster-affected communities around the world, providing emergency relief as well as disaster preparedness training.

At the workshop we heard about several ways FIT is using technology to help in disasters, from using drones to map out mudslide topography to setting up mesh networks to facilitate communication where normal lines of transmission have been destroyed. We also learned that FIT would soon deploy a team to Nepal to support disaster relief efforts and we decided to get involved.

GQueues covered the costs to send one additional FIT team member to Nepal, along with funds for resources needed on the ground for the relief efforts. FIT’s plans for the trip included working with local organizations to build temporary learning centers, provide training to prepare for aftershocks, and lead youth empowerment activities to help counter the growing human trafficking issues in the region.

In addition to our donation, we also helped volunteers prepare to teach hygiene and sanitation practices in the disaster-stricken communities. Sweta Basnet, an infectious disease epidemiologist, travelled with FIT this summer to help address these sanitation problems. Before Basnet deployed, we worked with her to create a children’s game that emphasized the importance of washing hands. While this practice seems minor at first, in disaster-stricken areas where normal toilets and bathing facilities are destroyed, helping children still practice proper hygiene can greatly reduce the spread of diarrheal disease which leads to a considerable number of preventable deaths.

While in Nepal, FIT also partnered with Women LEAD, a leadership development organization for young women in Nepal. Basnet was able to translate improv games we created together at 1871 to empower local women and help them create solutions for challenges in their lives and community.

Sweta Basnet, pictured center.
To read more about FIT’s experience and impact in Nepal, read their After Action Report here.

Disaster survivors in Nepal are just starting to rebuild their lives and there is still a huge amount of work ahead. We at GQueues are grateful for the opportunity to help in a small way, and want to thank the entire FIT team for working alongside the Nepalese communities to help rebuild after disaster.