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Duplicate projects

Monday February 18, 2019

We're back with a new feature you asked for over and over again: the ability to make copies of your projects. 🎉

Admittedly, it doesn't look like the most exciting feature out there, but there are definitely some interesting use cases. Here are some of them:

  • Before making important structural changes to a project
    Duplicate the project, do your stuff, and if you're not happy with the result, just delete the project copy and go back to the original one.

  • As an alternative to project templates
    Not everybody likes project templates, just like not everybody likes coffee, or Nutella, or pizza. Just make a copy of a project to use it as a starting point whenever you want. And yes, actually everybody likes pizza!

  • To freeze a project to its current status
    Although Apollo offers revision history for project items, sometimes you might want to keep track of what the project was at a certain date, as a whole. By duplicating it, and removing other users from the duplicated project if necessary, you can do it!

  • To split big projects into more manageable ones
    Projects grow, scope creep is behind the corner, more people join in, things get complicated fast. Split the messy project into two more manageable ones, by duplicating it and deleting unwanted data from both. It will be easier on the mind and on the eyes.

There are a lot more use cases emerged from your feedback. They range from meh to that's legit, to why isn't the feature there already? – they all contribute to Apollo, so keep your feedback coming!

That's all for today. Thanks for reading!

Bug fixes

  • Project activity sometimes didn't load if there were items regarding project expenses.
  • Estimated time in the project overview was visible to users that weren't allowed to see it.
  • Mobile: editing a timer description wasn't saving on first try.