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About Task Boards. See also Kanban and Lean.

A new Undo feature for Task Boards

We have added a new Undo feature that you can use to correct any mistaken drag-and-drop actions, or mistaken Move to Trash and Move to Done actions.

When you have moved a card, an Undo button will appear on the top-right of the app (along with a new Zoom button):

Undo works just like you would expect it to.  The Undo button shows for 2 minutes after a task (card) has been moved. (Keeping it there longer would actually be confusing for users who might not remember what exactly will be undone if they click on it.)

A new Zoom feature for Task Boards

Along with the new Undo feature we have added a Zoom button that appears on the top-right of the app, on laptops, desktops and tablets:

When zoomed out, the board shows all tasks (cards) as a single line, and this is handy if you are dealing with a large board. Here’s what a zoomed-out view looks like:

This feature has existed for a while in our mobile apps; now you can use it on your desktop as well.

We have also improved this feature on mobile to make it possible for you to add new tasks while you are zoomed-out.

Making sure you catch up on all unread updates

If your board has a lot of tasks (and we know of people whose boards have nearly 2,000 tasks!), you may not notice immediately if a task that’s out of your current view has been updated.  Our latest version makes sure you don’t miss anything:

In the example shown above, the two columns have tasks with unread updates that are out of view because the columns are long (and the viewport is short).  Whenever this happens, Kerika will show you an orange arrow: clicking on the arrow will bring the next unread update into view.

This makes sure you always know when something has changed, even when that isn’t within your view!

At Kerika we are obsessed about usability…

A more detailed view of Task History

It’s not often you need to look at the detailed history of a task (card) but sometimes you need to know exactly what happened, when, and who did what.

Our latest version has a much improved Task History, as you can see from these examples:

Every change made to a task is logged and the HISTORY tab of the task details dialog shows you not just who made a change and when, but also what the change was.

Where attachments were added, these are shown as links so you can quickly view it by clicking on the link.

Status changes show the old and new values for the status.

Due date changes also show the old and new due dates.

When it comes to sub-tasks (checklist items), the new history view is greatly improved:

You can see every instance of a checklist item changing, including renaming (editing), changing the assignments, and changing the due dates.

Enjoy Kerika!

Kerika has a free Template for Daily Tasks Planner

The best way to organize your work and stay on top of your tasks.
This powerful template helps you stay organized and on top of your tasks. With its clear overview of daily tasks, you can prioritize your work and track your progress to ensure that you meet your goals effectively.
Whether you’re managing a project or working independently, this template helps you streamline your workflow and achieve your objectives with ease.
How to use this template:
  1. Resources: This column is for listing any resources you need to complete your tasks. You can create new cards for each resource or use existing ones. This helps you keep everything in one place and ensures you have what you need to get your work done.
  2. Daily Personal Plan: Use this column to create cards for your daily personal tasks. Set priority levels and add category tags like “errands” or “meetings” to help you stay organized. This will ensure that you don’t forget anything important and can manage your time effectively.
  3. Daily Work Task: This column is for your daily work-related tasks. Create a card for each task, set priority levels, and add category tags. This will help you prioritize your work and ensure that you focus on the most important tasks.
  4. In Progress: Move tasks to this column when you start working on them. Use TASK STATUS options like “In progress,” “On hold,” “Blocked,” or “Needs Review” to track your progress. This helps you know what tasks are actively being worked on and what their current status is.
  5. Done: Move tasks to this column when they are completed, or mark them as “Done” using the TASK STATUS options. This helps you keep track of what tasks have been completed and what still needs to be done.

Kerika has a free Template for Remote Team Meetings

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This template can help organize and schedule your remote team meetings. 

With this template, you can effectively organize and schedule your remote team meetings, ensuring that all the meetings go successfully!

How to use this template:

  1. Use Resources: Use this column to gather useful tools and content that will help you manage your remote team meetings. You can use the existing resources as a starting point, and start adding your resources down the line.
  2. Upcoming Meetings and Agendas: Create a card in this column for all the upcoming meetings and agendas
  3. In Progress/Due Today: Create a card or move the card from the previous column to this column to ensure that everything knows which meetings are currently in progress or due today.
  4. Notes From The Past Meetings: Once the meeting is completed, create a card in this column to keep the notes from those meetings. This will help you and your teammates keep track of everything discussed in the meetings.
  5. On Hold: For meetings that need to be temporarily paused or canceled, you can move their cards to this column. This might be because the team is waiting on additional information or resources, or because the task is a lower priority compared to other meetings
  6. Done: After a card has completed all the stages of your project, simply mark it as ‘Done’ or move the card to this column.

Kerika has a free Template for a Mise-En-Place Personal Productivity System

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This template can help increase your personal productivity each week:

This personal productivity template is designed to help you organize your daily and weekly schedules in a way that maximizes your efficiency and suits your needs.

How to use this template:

  1. Resources: Use this column to gather useful tools and content that will help you manage your daily and weekly routine. This can include existing resources as a starting point, as well as any new ones you come across down the line.
  2. Inbox: Start by creating cards in this column for all the tasks that you must complete in the future. Be sure to include the due date, estimated time required, any dependencies, and any notes or comments.
  3. Today: Move cards from the Inbox column to this column for the tasks that are due today. Make sure to prioritize them based on their urgency and importance.
  4. Tomorrow: Move cards from the Inbox column to this column for the tasks that are due tomorrow. This will help you plan ahead and stay organized.
  5. Next Week: Move cards from the Inbox column to this column for the tasks that are due next week. This will help you stay on track and make progress towards your goals.
  6. Pending: Move cards from other columns to this column for the tasks that are pending. Make sure to prioritize them based on their importance and deadlines. This will help you keep track of outstanding work and ensure that nothing falls through the cracks.
  7. Done: Move cards that have completed all the stages of your project to this column. This will help you track your progress and celebrate your accomplishments.
Remember to update your cards regularly as you complete tasks or as new tasks come up. This will help you stay organized and ensure that you’re always working on the most important tasks at any given time.

Kerika has a free Template for Go To Market Strategy

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This template helps you create your marketing and optimize your marketing efforts to its maximum potential.

Designing and executing marketing strategies can be difficult, but this template can help you simplify the process and manage your marketing team effectively.

With this template, you can organize and optimize your marketing efforts, maintain team alignment, and achieve better results.

How to use this template:
  1. Use Resources: Use this column to gather useful tools and content that will help with your marketing campaign. You can use the existing resources as a starting point, and start adding your resources down the line.
  2. Ideas & Launch Plans: List your project-related ideas in this column. Collaborate and discuss ideas with your teammates, and decide which idea is the best to work on.
  3. In Progress: Once you decide which idea to work on, create a card or move the card you already created to this column. Update the card regularly so other teammates know what’s going on.
  4. Measurement and Optimization:  When the task is completed, move the card from the ‘In Progress’ column to this column. In this column, you can measure your campaign’s performance and analyze the data to optimize your marketing strategy.
  5. Done: After a card has completed all the stages of your marketing campaign, simply mark it as ‘Done’ or move the card to this column.

Kerika has a free Template for Work From Home Daily Planner

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This template will help you increase your productivity while working from home:

Transform your chaotic and disorganized work from home routine into a more structured and efficient one by using this template. Use it to stay focused, organized, and increase your productivity while working from home.

Here’s how to use this template:

  1. Resources: Take advantage of the existing resources or create new cards for any resources that will support your work from home.
  2. Task for This Week: Start your week by moving the cards from the ‘Task for This Week’ column to this column or creating new cards for each task that’s due on Monday.
  3. Monday: Move the cards from the ‘Task for This Week’ column to this column, or create cards for each task that’s due on Monday.
  4. Tuesday: Move the cards from the ‘Task for This Week’ column to this column, or create cards for each task that’s due on Tuesday.
  5. Wednesday: Move the cards from the ‘Task for This Week’ column to this column, or create cards for each task that’s due on Wednesday.
  6. Thursday: Move the cards from the ‘Task for This Week’ column to this column, or create cards for each task that’s due on Thursday.
  7. Friday: Move the cards from the ‘Task for This Week’ column to this column, or create cards for each task that’s due on Friday
Remember to update your cards regularly as you complete tasks or as new tasks come up. This will help you stay organized and ensure that you’re always working on the most important tasks at any given time.

Kerika has a free Template for Writing a Business Plan

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Plan, track, and execute your business plans using this template:

It allows you to visualize and track the various components of your business plan in a single, easy-to-use dashboard. This means that you can easily keep track of progress, identify areas that need attention, and collaborate with your team in real-time.

By breaking down your business plan into smaller, manageable tasks, you can avoid feeling overwhelmed and stay on track towards achieving your objectives.

How to use this template:

  1. Resources: Start by gathering important resources in this column. You can also use the existing resources.
  2. Company Overview: Next, provide stakeholders of your company a quick snapshot of the company’s current state and its goals.
  3. Product/Service Description: Use this column to provide the stakeholders of your company a comprehensive view of the company’s products or services.
  4. Industry/Market Analysis: Use this column to provide the stakeholders of your company a comprehensive understanding of the market size, trends, competitors, and potential opportunities and challenges.
  5. Marketing Strategy: Use this column to provide the stakeholders of your company a comprehensive understanding of the company’s marketing strategy and goals.
  6. Operations: Use this column to provide the stakeholders of your company a comprehensive understanding of the company’s operational processes and procedures.
  7. Development: Use this column to provide the stakeholders of your company a comprehensive understanding of the development activities of the company.
  8. Financial Summary: Use this column to provide the stakeholders of your company a comprehensive understanding of the company’s financial performance.