View Only Pinned Messages and Events in Torch

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Torch Project Management not includes an options to only view pinned items under messages and the calendar:

Update to Torch WebHook

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The Torch Project Management webhook now supports event and pin commands. For instance, you might want to do something like this:

Commit Message

And that would result in the following in Torch:

Commit Message in Torch

This works regardless of if you are using Beanstalk, GitHub or others.

Expansion of E-Mail Commands in Torch Project Management

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

You can now specify time, complete events and pin items when you e-mail in or comment via e-mail with Torch. Let's say that you finished a task and you want record the time in the project as well as e-mail the client. You also want to pin the message for set of users:

pin-time-e-mail

This results in this message:

message-showing-pins

And these entries under time:

showing-time

Make sure to checkout the e-mail section of your help tab for more info.

Torch Project Management: Best Practices #1

Friday, June 20th, 2008

So, here's a few tips on how to use Torch better:

1) Use Pins

Pin's are a way to mark an event or task as something special for you. When you pin something, you are only pinning it for yourself (though other users can pin the same item).

I use them to mark tasks that are my responsibility. Then on the dashboard I can toggle between uncompleted items and uncompleted items that I need to do.

2) Categorize Everything

Messages, events and Google Docs can all be placed in categories. They can also be created without a category, but try to place every item in a category. This may seem pointless early on, but it is immensely useful once the project is of any size and you are trying to find something.

For instance. If I'm trying to find a bit of text, I can search for it limiting to just search a particular category (by typing something like "search phrase category: category name"). This will produce a much shorter search result.

3) Archive Old Projects

By archiving old projects, you not only get them out of the way, but you lower their priority. So when you CC or forward e-mail into Torch it assigns it to an active project. This is particularly important if you have multiple projects with the same name or multiple projects with the same external users.