We are happy to announce the availability of Usersnap, the #1 screenshot tool for web development as a new third party add-on to Pivotal Tracker. Get annotated screenshots of the current browser content, directly delivered to Tracker.
Usersnap helps you to communicate effectively about issues and share feedback between developers, customers and quality assurance engineers.
Life is too short for puzzling bug reports. Get actionable reports today with Usersnap.
While we like to stress that velocity is not something we want people to equate to hours; nor we feel should velocity be tracked on a per individual basis but at a team level and what’s more (insert here a few more firmly held beliefs and opinions)… However, the reality is not everyone has the desire or luxury to work the way we do. So, with our position clearly stated… this is awesome. It’s a simple, really practical, beneficial, visual integration that we hope you’ll try out.
“I’ve been looking for a couple months for the right third-party tools, and
couldn’t find them, so I decided to make my own.” said Brian Noah from eGood. We love and admire that initiative in our users, especially when they build something this cool. The app he had to build is called Member Tracker!
Member Tracker ties Pivotal Tracker stories and members together allowing you to view what different members are working on and what they have worked on in past weeks and iterations.
There are multiple ways to access this app:
• go to the website: membertracker.herokuapp.com
• install the web app onto your iPad home screen from the website in Safari.
• install the chrome shortcut via the Chrome store for quick access.
Check it out – it just may be that other perspective on Tracker you’ve been looking for.
Tracker Tracker is an open source web app that allows you to see and work with stories from across multiple projects in one Kanban style view, with search and filtering. That’s huge. We have nothing else to say on the matter really. For anyone juggling multiple projects in Pivotal Tracker this is a must consider app.
On a side note, rumor has it Tracker Tracker was built to prevent a team’s possible migration to another tool. We’re literally speechless when our community does stuff like this, but not so tongue tied we can’t say thank you!
Here are just a few of the cool features and benefits we’ve lifted directly from the Tracker Tracker github page:
Simultaneously view and manage stories across multiple projects
Scrum-like UI displays one column per story state
Search across all projects simultaneously
All labels for all projects are visible and have epic-like mini progress charts
Columns can be rearranged
Labels, searches, column order, selected projects all survive browser restart
It’s pretty easy to write custom columns and filters
With all these APIs floating around don’t you sometimes wish that apps would just talk to each other and keep us humans out of it. We’re not there yet, but we’re getting close with CloudWork.
It’s so straightforward I feel it’s something the Hulk might say – “Cloud Work!, Hulk no Smash puny keyboard”. If I were to use more than a noun and a verb to describe it, CloudWork connects apps via their APIs to help automate business processes. Yeah, I prefer the Hulk version. Also it doesn’t require any programming knowledge to use it (yes, there are people that read this blog that can’t code).
RIght now they connect Pivotal Tracker with Toggl, Google Calendar, Evernote, Zendesk and desk.com. I’m sure if you ask them to link to something else they’ll get to it pretty fast. They’re a cool team that is pretty on the ball. Please give it a try and tell us what you think.
Last month we introduced an exciting integration between Tracker and Wazoku’s awesome idea software. Wazoku is ideally suited to all you Product Managers looking for the tools to capture the best product ideas from across the business, filter and prioritise them and then in a single click create the story in Tracker.
To truly grok this integration we are running some demo webinars in the new year. Register here to reserve your seat – This webinar will cover the basics of idea management and showcase the integration between the two products. There’ll also be opportunities to discuss the application and answer any questions.
Also, don’t forget that Wazoku have very kindly offered all Tracker users an exclusive discount of £0.75 / $0.50 per user per month. You can access a free trial here (don’t forget to enter the promo code PTPC25F).
Let the ideas flow and hope to see you in January on the webinar!
It’s not that designers and developers don’t or can’t get along. What the team at Redline realized is that they speak a different language. So to facilitate the communication between these two life forms they created this tool
It’s simple to set up, simple to use and simple to incorporate into your Pivotal Tracker account – what else could you ask for?
Redline.cc is in beta – so cut them some slack (not that there’s anything to gripe about) and ask the designers you work with to give them try.
Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight is a fabulous new tool for Product Managers to manage and filter product development ideas. Now that they’ve integrated Tracker (We’re flattered to be their first third party integration), it’s borderline alchemical, transmuting raw ideas into stories is simple and seamless.
What Wazoku provides is a structure to the process of collecting and capturing ideas and a place where these can then be evaluated and analysed. The benefit to you and me is that it can help manage your Icebox and increase collaboration on development ideas.
Above and beyond great functionality, the team at Wazoku are offering an exclusive 25% off for life, just for Pivotal Tracker users. Maybe it’s their Robot icon… but the “I’d buy that for a dollar” line from Robocop comes to mind.
Try it out, tell us what you think and be sure to enter this promo code on the sign up form: PTPC25F
Airbrake is a great tool for identifying errors generated by other apps all in one place. I guess if you’re the offending app you might call it a rat, snitch, stool pigeon or fink – but to the rest of us it’s the canary in the coal mine that can save your butt.
As of today you can view Airbrake errors from within Pivotal Tracker and link activity back into Airbrake as a Tracker comment on the error it’s self.
The folks at Airbrake have explained in detail the two stage setup required to integrate Tracker with their app. Check it out here. If you’re new to Airbrake, it’s free for 30 days, so give it a try and tell us what you think.
When it comes to app match ups no-one does it cleaner than Zapier. The way I see it, they’re the bread that surrounds a PB&J sandwich. Sure the good stuff is in the middle, but you wouldn’t be able to enjoy it without getting your fingers dirty if it weren’t for the bread.
As Zapier puts it, they make it easy to sync data between web apps; what’s more they can do this now with over 50 apps including Pivotal Tracker, Zendesk, Github, Wufoo, Mailchimp and Google this that and the other to name drop a few. Read more about their Pivotal Tracker integration.
The entire experience is drag and drop. The functionality is straightforward “if this then that”, or as Zapier calls it, Triggers leading to Actions. Plans range from Free to I need to think about this.
Email is an antiquated concept that is an unmitigated productivity killer. Personally I have a suspicion that it’s actually Skynet 1.0. That said, it ain’t going away tomorrow or next month and or even by the end of the decade. So what is a human to do.
In comes Powerinbox – a company that has a “the glass is half full” perspective on the issue. What they do is bring apps to your email, just like the iPhone brought apps to your phone. For starters, you can view your facebook, twitter and linkedin feeds right from your email account.
Powerinbox is free and integrates with Gmail, Yahoo mail, hotmail and Outlook and more relevantly, they play nice with us, PIVOTAL TRACKER! To learn how check out their really informative blog post.
In a nutshell – if you’re reading this you are the resistance and very likely a Tracker user with an email account and a host of social media connections – so do yourself a solid and checkout Powerinbox.
Leftronic has produced a really nice clean dashboard to view all your company’s data in one place. Real-time data beautifully organized and rendered. View info from Google Analytics and Adwords, Zendesk, Amazon Web Services, New Relic, Salesforce, Pingdom, Mail Chimp and more on one customized screen.
Most importantly they’ve made it easy to integrate Pivotal Tracker immediately with a ready to use template.
Check out their blog post to get the overview – but for the real meat – go right to their tutorial