Continuing the series of posts on the new project management features in Wrike, today we’ll explore the updates in the comments area. Now, instead of simple discussions, each task and folder has its own activity stream. It strongly enhances your control over the project workflow because now you’re able to monitor the progress of each task in detail. The edits you and your team members make to a task or a folder get listed as comments below the description. You have the full changes history before your eyes – who changed the description, rescheduled a task, set a new status, renamed a folder or attached files to it, and when the changes took place. The instant updates make a neat log that also supports more efficient real-time collaboration.  Your team members get a better understanding of what their colleagues are working on.

If you want to discuss a task or a folder with your colleagues, type the comment in the appropriate field. As in the previous version of Wrike, you also can add comments to tasks by email. Once you send an email to [email protected] with RE or FW and the task name in the subject, Wrike identifies your comment and automatically adds it to the specified task. This saves you a lot of time, since you don’t need to log in to your workspace and re-type the comments manually.

What do you think of this new functionality? Don’t hesitate to share your impressions in the comments to this post!