The latest Launchlist update includes two requests we’ve been hearing for some time, being able to share lists publicly and sending out better formatted, easier to understand email reports.
All checklists now include the functionality to make them public. To do so, just open your checklist and toggle the Visibility option next to the ‘Edit Details’ button. Once your checklist is set to public, you’ll see a new Project Details box appear titled ‘Public Link’ which will link to the public version of your list.
Better email formatting
This has been on our to-do list for sometime and we’re happy to announce that Launchlist’s email reports have been overhauled! The reports now display lists in an easier to digest format, group items in their correct order and provide a clear differentiation between completed items and those still remaining. Users who utilise the comments field will be happy to know that these are now formatted correctly and should be a lot easier to understand.
That’s it for us for now, let us know what you think about the latest updates in the comments.
Keyboard shortcuts on checklists has been one of those updates on our minds for a while. Though you could already tab through the checklist fields and use the space bar to check your items yes/no, there was no way to quickly mark fields as n/a, add a comment or add a new field.
However, as of today, we’re proud to announce this is all now possible with a few easy keystrokes. When you’re tabbing down your list of fields, you can use these shortcuts to avoid going back to the mouse:
- Mark field as N/A - ’n’
- Once marked as N/A, delete field – ‘d’
- Show comments – ‘c’
- Show Tools – ‘Shift + t’
- Add new field – ‘Shift + n’
- Add new group – ‘Shift + g’
Just remember, a field must be selected to be able to use the N/A, delete or comment shortcuts either by tabbing to the field or clicking that field with the mouse.
Lastly, if you’re on a Mac and a Firefox user and you’re finding you can’t tab through the fields you’ll just have to update your keyboard preferences: http://www.slashdotdash.net/2007/09/05/firefox-on-mac-os-x-tab-problem/
Hey folks! It’s been a while since our last update but we’ve been working hard on the latest set of improvements to the system based on your feedback.
We’re happy to announce the latest update to Launchlist, including checklist import/export, a reworking of the add fields/add groups/edit fields toolbar, user logging on fields to show who last checked an item and other minor UI updates.
For those who spend a lot of time using checklist templates or have multiple accounts, this should be very useful. You can now export any of your checklist templates to a downloadable .csv file, and import new templates through use of properly formatted .txt or .csv files.
To export a template, simply view the template and click ‘Export’ at the top right of the window.
You’ll be provided with a full .csv output of your chosen template to download.
To import a template, just click on the Templates page and choose the ‘Import a template’ button on the right hand side.
Choose your comma delimited .csv or .txt file, click ‘upload’ and your new template will be added with the name ‘Imported template’. Any groups set in your files will be displayed at the top of the template, and single fields will be displayed afterwards.
Just be sure to keep your files properly formatted to avoid issues – add one field per row, with the field name in the first column, any comments in the second column and if it’s in a group, just add the group name in the third column. Commas are not allowed in the field names, please check this before uploading or your template will not be added properly.
If you would like to download an example template, we’ve provided one here for you to download.
Add fields, Add groups and Edit fields toolbar
The original implementation of adding fields was based around the Lite version of Launchlist, and although this works fine for the basic version we realised the full application required a bit more flexibility.
Now, rather than having to scroll to the bottom of the page to add fields, groups and edit the checklist, you can click the ‘Tools’ button on the status bar to bring up the Toolbox. On templates, this is displayed at all times.
The toolbox itself is moveable – just drag to move it around to a convenient location. The ‘Add Field’ and ‘Add Group’ buttons work as before, you can click these to insert a new field or group at the bottom of the checklist. However, we’ve also added the ability to drag and drop these anywhere within your checklist – just drop them on an existing field and they’ll be placed directly after.
Now you can add your fields and groups wherever you like in your checklist or template with ease!
User logging on checklist fields
This has been one of the biggest requests of late and we’re sure this will be very handy for larger teams who require accountability on submitted checklists. Now, once a checklist has been saved, the user who checked each item will be stored against each respective field.
When you view an edited checklist each checked item* will now display the username of the person who last checked that particular field. When you submit a report, this will also detail the username of each person responsible for each checked field.
*Usernames will only appear on checklists which have been saved since this update. Checklists which have been completed prior to these updates going live will not display a username.
That’s it from the Launchlist team for now, we’re currently working on several new features and updates which will make your prelaunch website testing even easier – stay tuned!
We’re excited to let you know about the latest addition to Launchlist – Groups! It’s been a highly requested feature, and one we’ve been looking forward to rolling out for a while now, so we’re really happy to let you know that it’s now integrated into all accounts.
Groups allows you to organise your checklist items into managable custom categories. And just like individual checklist items, you will be able to add, remove and sort these groups.
To add a group, just scroll to the bottom of your checklist and choose ‘New Group’. To edit, move or edit fields within a group, simply click ‘Edit Fields’ and you’ll be able to edit your Groups (and your fields) as you need. To delete a group, remove all fields and make sure it’s empty – and save your checklist.
Adding groups is entirely optional, so those of you comfortable using Launchlist as you have been – no problem at all.
We’re continually working on upgrades and exciting features to extend the app, keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more updates on new features and improvements!
Hey folks, we thought it about time to introduce a blog and let you all know what’s happening and what’s on the horizon.
We’ve now been live over a month and things are going strong. Recently, we’ve been working on improving the app based on feedback we’ve received through our contact form and via our support community on Get Satisfaction.
We’ll be continually working on improving the app as things progress, but more importantly we’ll be adding some new features which will enhance the app and make it easier and more useful for our users.
The blog will serve as our primary area to provide news, updates, how-to’s and important information to both our users and friendly observers. We’ll soon also be adding a checklist library to the blog for users to share their own checklists with other members.
We’re excited about what lies ahead, and as a little insight into where we’re headed here’s a brief list of some of the things to come:
- Support for groups of fields within checklists
- Import / Export of templates
- Full keyboard support for checklists
- Mobile version of the site
- Automated checklist fields
- And more…
We’re also working on a Top Secret addition to the service which will make it a lot more useful to web companies and extend it far beyond just a website checklist application – stay tuned!
That’s it from us for now, happy launching!