Group/Project/User applications and modules

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    Introduction

    Add-Ons or Applications are a way to increase Freedcamp’s features to fit all the needs of your projects. Some are installed by default when a new project is created, while others need to be activated by the Project or Group Admin.

    You can see both Free and Premium add-ons on our Add-Ons page. If you’d like to try out a premium add-on, you can active a free trial of any of our paid plans from our Pricing page.

    Types of Add-Ons

    Currently, there are four different types of applications available. Each type has its own unique functionality within Freedcamp.

    Project Applications

    They have a blue outline on the taskbar and are specific to each and every project. Most of the core apps are project applications: Tasks, Discussions, Milestones, Time, Files. By default, they are accessible by all the project’s members, but that can be changed. They can be managed from the Project section of the Manage System page.

    Group Applications

    They have an orange outline on the taskbar. They are NOT specific to each project, but can be accessed from multiple projects in a group. For example, if you have 4 projects that need Passwords, you can put them in a group called “Development” for the Passwords application’s data will be accessible and shared between all 4 projects. This type of Add-On can be managed from the Group Apps section of the Manage System page.

    Please see this image for a comparison between a project application(Issue Tracker) and a project group application(Password Manager).

    User Applications

    User applications are displayed on the top-menu, not the taskbar. Unlike the other types of add-ons, they are specific to individual users and have no connections projects or groups. Right now, the only available user add-on is Tasky, which allows you to create, edit, and store a private list of to-dos. They can be managed by going to the Add-ons page and clicking on Add/Remove button.

    Modules

    Modules are applications that are activated when you upgrade to a paid plan. They are available to all of your project’s members, and they can only be disabled for your entire account, not on a project-by-project basis. Currently, the following modules are available:

    • Subtasks Pro

    • Gantt Charts

    • Project Templates

    • Google Drive

    • OneDrive

    • Dropbox

    • Custom Fields

    • FileEdit

    • White Label

    • Backups

    Project Apps(1), Group Apps(2) and User Apps(3) can be accessed from inside a project:

    You can also access Group Apps(1) and Project Apps(2) from the Projects page(second icon in the top menu).

    Customizing your experience

    There are two ways to Manage Add-Ons in Freedcamp: from the Manage System page and from the Add-Ons page.

    The Manage System page

    It can be accessed by clicking on your user icon in the top menu and selecting Manage System(1). Then you just have to select your project group/project from the menu on the left(2), and go to the Project(3) section for project apps or to the Group Apps(4) section for group apps(user apps can’t be managed from here).



    Apps can be added to projects/project groups by switching the button next to them from OFF to ON(1). You can limit access to Project apps by user team, and to Group apps by user.

    If you’d like a team to stop having access to a project app, simply hover over that team’s icon below the app, and click the (x) button(2). If you have a group of users with the same permission level, and you want some of them to have access to an app but other not to, you can create two different teams(3) with the same permission level, and remove one from the app.



    You can limit access to Group apps by going to the app, hovering over the user’s name, and clicking the (x) button(1). To add them again, simply drag them to the app from the section on the right or click the Add User button(2).



    Modules can be managed from the Global Modules(1) section. Use the ON/OFF slider(2) to activate and deactivate your modules.

    For a more detailed explanation, see the video below.

    The Add-Ons page

    The Add-Ons page can be accessed by clicking on your user icon in the top menu and selecting Add-Ons. It’s a good way to discover all the apps Freedcamp offers: Group, Project and User apps, as well as Modules.

    In order to add or remove an app, find it in the list and click on its icon, then click on the Add/Remove button. You’ll then be able to select the project groups you want to add the app to, and the people you want to have access to it. You can also use the Add/Remove button later to review which groups and projects an app is installed to, and who has access to it.

    See the gif below for a guide on adding an app(Invoices+ group app).



    We are currently working on a new interface which will be much easier to use and have more functions.

    Additional Details

    Some of our Add-Ons are only available on our paid plans. Users will lose access to the apps and the data inside them when they downgrade. Please see this document for more info.