Most Wanted Features in 2016 and 2017

Christmas time is just around the corner, Jingle Bells! We wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!


Christmas time also means that the year is almost over.  Today we want to share with you some results for 2016.

Earlier this January we posted about the 10 Most Wanted Features in YouTrack. That list raised a lot of interest, so let’s see how the most popular features have fared in being delivered this year.

  • JT-13480 — Gantt chart support is released in YouTrack 7.0. You are welcome to try it and let us know what you think.
  • JT-16657 — Real time update of agile board and backlog. Live update is a part of YouTrack 7.0. Enjoy!
  • JT-17476 — Search for issues based on time tracking. This feature is not released yet, but it’s ready and coming in the beginning of 2017. Thanks for your patience with this one!
  • JT-24385 — Integration with Slack and Hipchat. We’ve done several things here in YouTrack 7.0:
    • Slack Integration (XMPP): make YouTrack and Slack communicate with each other using a Jabber client. Receive notifications in Slack for updates to issues, and enter commands in Slack to update issues in YouTrack.
    • Slack Integration (HTTP): Post notifications to a channel in Slack by using a workflow.
    • Hipchat integration: Send notifications to a HipChat room when a new issue is created or when an existing issue is updated in a specific project.
  • JT-2570 iOS and Android YouTrack Client. This one wasn’t on the Top 10 list, but we thought it to be very important. So, YouTrack Mobile is here! Enjoy!

These wanted features are waiting for you in YouTrack 7.0. Give it a try if you haven’t yet.

  • JT-21112 — Support Markdown syntax. This is definitely on our list for 2017.

We think this list is a good example of how your voice influences the product we create. We do listen and we’ll continue listening next year too. We encourage you to check the list of the most popular features in YouTrack today, and speak up about the ones you find relevant!

And that’s not all. We’d like to share our plan for the most wanted features for 2017, organized by topics. A more detailed Roadmap for 2017 is coming soon.

JT-5129 — Project Overview (we haven’t finalized a scope for this feature at the moment, but we’ll work on it).
Agile Board
JT-19739 — Add special search term {Sprint: current}
Issues List and Full Issue Screen Rework
JT-21112 — Support Markdown syntax
JT-5510 — Have option to have more columns in the one-line & tree view
JT-23673 — Checklists on issues
JT-11189 — Download all attachments at once to a particular folder
New Workflow
JT-18128 — Provide operations on the period field in workflow
JT-8639 — Workflow per issue type
JT-17984 — In-browser workflow editor
JT-10671 — Add ability to run external process from WF
JT-10337 — Implement ability to require a comment/tag
Custom Fields
JT-6170 — Custom field type with wiki content
JT-10612 — Custom field per issue type
JT-9344 — More Custom Field Types
JT-24385 Integration with Slack in Field Types
JT-1169 Special notification for bulk changes
JT-625 — Email notification digest

Christmas is the right time to make your dreams come true. We’ll be your Santa — just tell us what you want!

About Valerie Andrianova

Valerie Andrianova is Space Product Marketing Manager at JetBrains. Her professional interests include issue & bug tracking, project and task management, agile methodologies and team collaboration. Apart from work, she cannot imagine her life without live music, quirky books and lattes with those cute little foam hearts.
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2 Responses to Most Wanted Features in 2016 and 2017

  1. Lorenzo P. says:


    my company is a JetBrains customer and with the YouTrack 7.0 release it started to use the Gantt Chart functionality.
    As in charge of compute the current project schedule, I’ve been trying to use the Gantt Chart report functionalities (although why can’t it be auto-updating tool instead a manually-updated view??) and I find it pretty limited and with bugs which makes it unusable and hence, in my opinion, shouldn’t be advertised as a Gantt Chart but something different or at least in a beta stage.

    Main issues:
    – StartDate and DueDate ticket fields are not locked on the timeline of the report: if I change the Start date of the report the whole schedule shifts in time!!
    – If Start date of the report is set to Monday the report starts on Tuesday!!
    – Should weekend days being excluded from the timeline?
    – Missing Start-to-Finish, Start-to-Start, Finish-to-Finish dependencies.

    I would like to know if there’s a planned release in the near future for all the functionalities (and more) mentioned above.

    Thank you,
    Lorenzo P.

  2. Valerie Andrianova says:

    StartDate and DueDate ticket fields are not locked on the timeline of the report: if I change the Start date of the report the whole schedule shifts in time!!
    Hello Lorenzo,
    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it! Please find the answers to your points below:
    1. Yes, we do not support start and due dates. It is a feature request.
    2. If Start date of the report is set to Monday the report starts on Tuesday!!
    Looks like timezone bug. We’ve fixed it several times, but still. Could you please provide is with your user time zone and server timezone?
    3. Should weekend days being excluded from the timeline?
    Weekends are shown but excluded from calculation. We will think about adding it as a settings.
    4. Missing Start-to-Finish, Start-to-Start, Finish-to-Finish dependencies.
    Very true. It’s a feature request.
    I’ve created a feature request: based on your feedback. Please watch it. We’re planning to introduce a number of enhancements to the Gantt chart.

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