2016 was a busy year for us at Fieldwire. We developed quite a few new features, and most of them were based on your direct feedback, so thanks for your support in our continuous improvement!
Here are some of the top features that we released in the past year:
Calendar View, Related Tasks, & Task Duration
We know that keeping on top of your schedule is a high priority in the field. That’s why we’ve added more options to help you keep track of what’s happening next. You can now relate tasks to one another, add start and end dates to your tasks, and view your entire project schedule in a monthly, weekly, or daily calendar display.
Improved Photo & Video
This year, we focused on improving the overall photo experience in Fieldwire. You can now view all of your project photos in one place - the Photos tab. You can also now add videos and boost photo quality with focus and zooming features.
Measurement & Scaling Tools
We received a lot of feedback for better take off features on your plans. So we added length and area measurement markup tools, and went a step further by making it possible to scan your plans for a scale, automatically calibrating your vector/text-based plans. If you don’t have vector PDFs, you can use the new batch scale tool under the Actions menu.
We revamped our PDF and CSV reports with better formatting, sorting options, and filtering capabilities. There are also more customization options with the ability to add your company logo and color to the report cover pages.
Improved Mobile Selective Syncing for Projects & Plans
To save precious space on your phones and tablets, we added selective project syncing so you only need to download the projects you want to access in the field on your mobile device. We also added the option to limit the number of plan versions downloaded to your devices, which helps save space for those projects with lots of plan revisions!
New Filtering Options - Plan Tags, Photo Tags & Recently Viewed
We know that the key to being a useful tool is providing the information you need as soon as possible. That’s why we’ve added more filtering options for plans, tasks, and photos. Adding tags to plans and photos to group related items together will help you pull up important data quicker. You can also now easily re-open recently viewed plans!
Improved Task Notifications
Since Fieldwire is all about collaboration, notifications are the key to keeping the team on the same page. We’ve expanded our notifications to include real-time indicators on web. On the mobile app, the notifications now bring you to the task itself, so there’s no need to hunt around for the information. You’ll always know what the newest information is, whether you’re on web or mobile.
International Coverage - All Currencies & Additional Languages
As Fieldwire usage is expanding, so is our global reach! We now support all international currencies for cost tracking in tasks. We also localized several more languages (Brazilian Portuguese & Russian) to raise our total number of supported languages up to 9!
On behalf of everyone at Fieldwire, thank you everyone for making this our best year yet! Keep letting us know the type of features you want to see, and we'll keep building them. Let's make 2017 even better than last year!