Tutorial

How to create an employee chart

  Please fetch our Employee timeline app from here: https://podio.com/market/packs/131251-employee-work-timeline Add each employee as an item in the Employee app. You can pick employees among your contacts, or add a new contact. Fill in the fields accordingly with information you like to see (Email, Job description etc.).     When you have all employees as items, […]

How to use: Left side panel

Top button: see the menu in full view Browse existing charts: An overview of all your charts.The charts are grouped under the Workspace in which they were created. Gantt Chart Options: Refresh chart: Reloads your chart, this is useful after you update your Podio workspace while working in SmartGantt. You can also use your browser’s […]

Using calculation fields in SmartGantt

Learn how to use the Podio calculation field with SmartGantt! Calculation fields are useful if you wish to pull dates from a related apps, automatically set duration, or simply show the date in a particular format. We can use Calculation fields with SmartGantt in several ways, to help you customise your Podio workspace even more! Here is a list […]

Make parent last as long as child – calculation

You can use calculation fields to make a parent item last the duration of its related items. Like this: In this way the related items (that is; sub-referenced, second order items) will decide the timeline of its overacting parent item automatically. Meaning if you have a project as a parent item, and subsequent deliverables, the […]

Creating a new app – with relationships to other apps (referenced apps)

We will try to link the app of our basic example to other apps, by creating relationships. In this way, we can have charts with Parent, Child, Grandchild levels. In this tutorial, we will create a new Podio app and we will relate this to the BlogArticles app.  We will call this app: BlogArticles-Implementation.   Planned […]

How to share a editable chart

To share a chart that your colleagues can edit please follow this tutorial. First, the users that need to edit the chart need the same workspace permission as the person that creates and shares the chart. You can make sure this is the case by checking if your colleague is a member of the workspace […]

How to assign multiuser licences

If you have purchased a multiuser license and want to know how to add other users please follow this tutorial. Important: the people you add to your license need to log in to SmartGantt at least once (they can select the trial version). This is so we have a user to attach the license to. […]

How can I easily see my charts within Podio?

In order to make the navigation between Podio and SmartGantt easier, you can put direct links of the Gantt chart into the app in Podio. This can be done very easily. Let’s try to do that in our basic example. You can find the basic example on: https://smartgantt.com/creating- basic-example/ Here you can see the chart […]

Button tutorial

Short explanations of the buttons you find in the upper left section. Filtering: Filter your chart to see the desired information. Works similar to filtering in Podio. Sorting: Choose the variable that sorts the chart, in ascending or descending order. E.g., most progress made, earliest deadline, alphabetically Scaling: Scale the chart to Hour, Day, Week, or […]

How to change colors in your charts

Colors of the bars are connected to either the different levels, which is the default, or based on status field. Let’s try to change task bar colors in our basic example. You can find the basic example on: https://smartgantt.com/creating- basic-example/ Let’s click on the “Settings” button, the one that appears on the top menu bar […]

How to see item details of a task bar

Each task bar in SmartGantt represents an item of our Podio app and sometimes we need more information for this item, apart from what we can see in the chart. A quick way to see more information for a task bar is the “Complete Item Preview” option. In order to do that, we will use […]

How to put dates in a chart in case you have omitted

This tutorial article will show you how to edit your chart to include an end date in your chart, without having to create it from scratch. Once again, we will use our basic example, which is on: https://smartgantt.com/creating-basic-example/ Click on “Gantt Chart Options” the button which is located on left-hand side menu As you can […]

How to change colors to default in your charts

This tutorial article is a follow-up of the article: How to change colors in your charts We are going to use our basic example, which is described on: https://smartgantt.com/creating-basic-example/ In previous tutorial we wanted to change the task bar color from brown to black. So the result is the following: You don’t like it? You want […]

Creating a basic example

Let’s say you are the manager of your company and you need to create some articles for your company’s blog. And let’s say that this work is separated into 3 smaller tasks: Brainstorming, Analysing and Typing. You have assigned Brainstorming to George, he has 2 days to finish it. After that, Nick should do the Analysing […]

How to use SmartGantt filters

After adding SmartGantt filters to your charts, your chosen tasks will appear on the screen instead of the whole chart. Let’s apply filters to our basic example, which has neither child dependencies, nor grandchild. The whole filtering is done by using the “Filtering” button which is above the chart. As you see a menu appears. […]

Graphics: Scaling

You can decide among different ways of presenting the timeline for your charts. By default, your timeline is set to day scale. For choosing a scaling of your preference, just click on the “Scaling” button which is above your charts After this, a menu will appear. There, you have the following options for scaling: 1) Hours […]

Exporting charts as PDF or PNG

You can either export a full chart to PDF or PNG. This will export the current chart you have open in SmartGantt, so you can download it and have it on your computer.   Click on the export button of SmartGantt and you can see the following menu :   Output File Name: You can select […]

Sharing charts in read-only version

Read here to learn how to share a chart in the online read-only version. This way you can share your chart with non-users. You can share your chart in three different ways; as a file (PDF or PNG), as a read-only link, or by sharing  the unique URL-link, for  your team members to have editable access. […]

Full screen mode

You can view your projects in a full screen mode. All you need to do is click the “Full Screen Mode” button which is found above your charts Now you have plenty of space! If you want to return to the previous mode, just click the escape key of your keyboard. Otherwise, you can click […]