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Tips on getting things done in YouTrack

Make public! The advantages and disadvantages of public issue trackers

We as users have to deal with different tools every day. The tools may have bugs or be missing a feature we desperately want to have in it. There are different ways users can report these issues. Sometimes we need … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Dashboard

Whether you work on multiple projects or just one, it becomes a major problem to find a good way to track everything in one place. YouTrack gives you an overview of your projects, boards, and all your personal activities. Currently, … Continue reading

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YouTrack Shortcuts to Speed up Your Day

Have you ever wondered how much time you would save if you didn’t have to find, click, and select everything with your mouse (or yet your trackpad)? Shortcuts in YouTrack cover most of the daily operations whether it’s creating, editing … Continue reading

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Introducing the YouTrack App for Slack

Here at JetBrains, we use Slack to boost productivity and stay connected. Since apps became available in Slack, we thought it would be a good idea to build one for YouTrack. We’ve been testing the app internally for the last … Continue reading

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2017 In Review: Task & Project Management Trends

We hope that your 2017 was successful, productive and full of bright and memorable moments for you and your team. We wish you all the best for the holidays and hope you have a great start to the new year. … Continue reading

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Make It Workflow — Part 5: Propagating Values Between Issues

Over the last month, we have investigated various aspects of the issue lifecycle. We described how to set up granular read and write access for existing issues, how to streamline issue creation, and even how to generate issues automatically. If … Continue reading

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Make It Workflow — Part 4: Generating New Issues

Last week, we shared a few tips for streamlining issue reporting. The goal was to improve the simplicity and accuracy of issue creation for your team and for your customers. In this article, we take it one step further. Imagine … Continue reading

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Make It Workflow — Part 3: Streamlining Issue Reporting

In previous installments, we discussed how to restrict issue visibility and prevent unwanted updates. We still haven’t covered what is possibly the most important aspect of the issue life cycle — its birth. In this article, we describe how you, … Continue reading

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Writing YouTrack Workflows in Your IDE

When we first introduced YouTrack workflows in JavaScript, we also released a built-in editor for writing workflow rules and scripts. While many users enjoy the convenience of writing workflows directly in YouTrack, it does have its limitations. If you would … Continue reading

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Make It Workflow — Part 2: Preventing Unwanted Updates

The previous article in our Make it Workflow series showed you how to set up complex visibility restrictions for issues. We limited the ability to read issues to specific groups of people and restricted read access for different sets of … Continue reading

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