Some software releases have big, visual changes that you see the very moment you open the app. Version 17.0 of Axosoft was one of those big ones, with a huge visual overhaul that tidied up the UI, and big improvements to the user experience.
However, version bumps are also often cause for a large amount of development work being applied to complex solutions that are designed to be, at the front end, almost invisible. These feature sets are in place to remove friction, make you notice the app less, and so you can spend less time doing things.
Axosoft version 17.1 is one such release. In this release, not only have we fixed a bunch of smaller issues that some users on previous versions were experiencing, but we’ve continued the tradition of introducing subtle, elegant solutions to “quality of life” issues that have, until now, made certain repeated tasks less efficient than they could have been.
Version 17.1 has several marked interaction improvements that will soon become so commonplace in your day-to-day use of Axosoft, you’ll forget they’re there at all. So, what’s new?
Fuzzy Finding Duplicates Before You Duplicate Them
Collaborating on projects and releases can create duplication. For example, more than one person might create a task that has been discussed communally. In an effort to reduce the likelihood of the same item being created twice, Axosoft now has a fuzzy finder style drop down to show you existing items in your account that match or share similar names to the item name you are typing.
You can still create the new item as you did before, but if you happen to notice an existing item that you’d like to view or edit, simply select it from the drop-down. Cutting down on duplicated items means less confusion across your team.
Renaming Email Accounts
As an admin, simply go to Manage Account > Other Settings > Email Accounts. Open the account whose name you wish to change, and in Account Settings, use the Account Name field to edit the name to whatever you want. Simple!
You Literally Come First
When editing the Assigned To field, there’s a fairly good chance you’ll want to assign yourself to that item, so that’s a pretty reasonable default, right? When creating an item in v17.1, you will now appear at the top of the list of users. Typing another name will narrow down the options as before.
When exporting a report, you can now include a new field: Parent Item. This allows you to see more easily where sub-items sit in your projects.
In your email lists, you can now filter by emails that are auto-reply emails. Simply click the gear icon in the top-right of the email list, and then select Email > Is Auto Reply filter.
You can also now view the size of attachments for an email, so you know just how large they are.
We hope you enjoy using these new features in version 17.1. As always, this release brings a bunch of other improvements and fixes to the app, and you can see the full list in the 17.1 version history.
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