Visually it looks great. However when I first opened the page I tried to scroll down due to the illustration making it seem (for me) as if there's more content to be found. I also didn't notice the input fields at first. They're not seperated and besides my cursor changing on hover there's no visual clue that you're able to do something there.
Awesome feedback, Bart! This is definitely something that we are going to address in the next patch. We'll improve the usability a lot and make the input fields more visible.
I also tried to scroll. And then it took me a couple of tries to figure out I had to hit on "apply" on the date picker (I was expecting the range to be selected already after choosing an end date.)
It looks great. However the lack of real field labels is a usability killer. I clicked on the first field and immediately forgot what I was supposed to be filling in. Placeholders aren't accessible by screen readers either, so a
labelshould be considered a must have.
This is true. I found this out the hard way. Not having labels, or using placeholders as a label makes forms really hard to use.
I agree with you guys. I'm adding this to our to-do list for the next patch. Thanks for the feedback!
The yellow text links are really hard to see. Actually the color scheme in general makes me uncomfortable after a minute, like I'm budgeting projects in Spotify's womb.
It's beautiful, that's for sure. But you forgot about it being usable as well.
Just curious but did you take care of Accessibility?
I suspect everyone has their own fastest methods for calculating that the free grid of Excel handles well, after a lot of setup. Did you talk to a lot of people to figure out what their needs are? My initial instinct is that this would slow me down and I'd be doing a lot of the same task over and over, whereas a spreadsheet enables lots of duplication of values, quick copy/paste, starting from a template, etc.
I'll just echo the usability of the app overall — the lack of labels is really inhibiting my ability to understand what I'm filling out. Combined with the center alignment, it's just very unusual.
In that same vein, on Tasks & Costs while adding a task I had no idea how to actually add it. There's no button or anything to tell me how to stop typing and add it. I tried hitting Enter, and that worked, but you need a button here. Hitting enter is nice to have, but it can't be the primary and only way to do this. There's also no apparent way to remove a task after I've added one.
On the date picker, the current day looks selected as my start date, so I click my end date and no, that wasn't selected, so now I've designated my end date as a start date and have to start over.
By accident, I discovered the black dots were dropdown menus to select other colors. This needs a label.
Clicking on the W logo should take me back to the home page of the calculator, but it takes me to a different website.
Overall it looks nice — but usability is seriously lacking — which is why I want to abandon Excel in the first place, right? Looking forward to where this tool goes, because it could be really useful. Cheers!
The possibility to set hours per day + number of days would've been awesome.
This would be an awesome feature. Thanks for the feedback!
I'd love the ability to apply custom branding. Additionally, I'd love to see a calendar view with bars that span days with labels for different tasks to see where tasks may overlap and start/stop. Possibly adding in E-signature functionality could be cool.
That's what their main product does, no?
Actually, the budget calculator had the custom branding function but we removed it before the launch. It needed some more work because the logo wasn't displayed very well. You'll definitely see custom branding in the next patch. Adam is right, Teamweek does offer a calendar view where you can see your tasks and your team's tasks. If that's what you're looking for, do check it out! It's free for teams up to 5 people!