Public Beta Starting for Redesigned New Pivotal Tracker


The rumors are true, there is a major redesign of Pivotal Tracker in the works, with a long list of new features. For those of you already using it as part of the private beta – thanks for all the feedback so far! Today, we’re excited to start a gradual rollout of the beta to everyone.

With this redesign, we want to make using Tracker more of a delight, day in and day out. But most importantly, we’re aiming for Tracker to be a better collaboration platform for software development teams, and make it easier to stay organized and focused as your projects and companies grow.

Workspace - Pivotal Tracker

The beta is work in progress, but you’ll find a long list of new features available now, ready to make working with your projects easier.

Multi-project workspaces allow you to see and work with multiple projects side-by-side, with cross-project search and My Work across your projects. Multiple story owners, editable comments, and in-app notifications make collaboration on larger projects much easier.

Markdown in comments and descriptions should make for clearer, richer stories. You can now add rich text elements like code blocks, bullet points, numbered lists and emphasis.

Finding the right stories is easier, with the much improved search syntax, and more usable saved searches. You also have more control over the interface, with the ability to reorder panels via drag and drop, and adjust panel width manually (hint – double click panel headers to auto-resize).

We’re rolling out the new Tracker UI gradually, starting today, and expect to have it available for everyone over the next few weeks. For now, the beta is opt-in, so look for the Switch to Beta button in the header when in your project. You can switch back to the original user interface at any time, via the dropdown menu under your username in the top right corner.

switch to beta button

When you first jump in, you’ll see a Beta Overview panel, with a tour of all that’s new in the beta. Follow along as we roll out new features with the Recent Updates panel, both of these panels are accessible at any time via Help and Updates menu.

help menu

Note:  We’re redesigning a solution to improve on Tracker’s commit mode feature. Currently, commit mode is not supported in the beta, and projects with commit mode will be read only. If you’re using commit mode to manually plan your sprints, we’d love to hear from you so we can better understand your workflow. Also, for now, browser support is limited to recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

We’re relying on your continued feedback to make Tracker really amazing. You can share your thoughts right from within the beta, via the feedback button in the navigation sidebar.

And, if you’re not already, please follow us on Twitter for all the latest Tracker news!

100 Comments

  1. Jonathan says:

    Is there anyway to opt-into the beta?

    March 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    • Charlie Springer
      Charlie Springer says:

      Just turned it on for you!

      March 5, 2014 at 2:57 pm

  2. Andrey says:

    Yes, May you turn Beta for us too?

    March 6, 2014 at 12:47 am

    • Charlie Springer
      Charlie Springer says:

      Done and done. Hope you like it!

      March 6, 2014 at 2:15 pm

  3. Juan says:

    I’d like to opt-in too!

    March 6, 2014 at 9:29 am

  4. Justin Wilson says:

    Can you turn on the opt-in for me too?

    March 6, 2014 at 10:13 am

  5. Alexandre says:

    This switch button is not showing up for me. Could you enable it for me? I’m an old user eager to user the changes :)

    March 6, 2014 at 10:18 am

    • Charlie Springer
      Charlie Springer says:

      Enabled! Happy Tracking

      March 6, 2014 at 2:14 pm

  6. Kai Armstrong says:

    I’d love to opt-in as well if possible!

    March 6, 2014 at 10:48 am

  7. Jay Burling says:

    Ooooo! Can I get in to the beta now, too?

    March 6, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    • Charlie Springer
      Charlie Springer says:

      Yep, done and done!

      March 6, 2014 at 2:14 pm

  8. Alessandro says:

    Hi,
    I’m interested in trying the beta but I always use commit mode. The main reason is because when we commit to a sprint we take in consideration also bugs and chores.

    March 7, 2014 at 12:40 am

  9. Tim Raymond says:

    Wow! This looks awesome! Any chance I can get in on the beta?

    March 7, 2014 at 6:46 am

    • Charlie Springer
      Charlie Springer says:

      Enjoy!

      March 7, 2014 at 3:50 pm

  10. Ricky says:

    Love to opt-in! Can I get in? Thx.

    March 7, 2014 at 7:49 pm

  11. Ricky says:

    Can you turn on for me. Thanks.

    March 7, 2014 at 8:04 pm

  12. Steve Hart says:

    I’m missing the features I’ve never had already! Can I get into the Beta too please?

    March 9, 2014 at 9:49 am

  13. Ricky says:

    Can you please turn on for me. Thanks.

    March 9, 2014 at 10:17 am

  14. John says:

    I’d love to check out the beta as well. I was just thinking how I needed the exact features you listed!

    March 9, 2014 at 5:56 pm

  15. Jordan Worner says:

    The multiple projects view will make our project manager a very happy man. Could we get in on this beta action?

    March 10, 2014 at 3:35 am

  16. Rocco Di Leo says:

    Hey, please let us check out the Beta too! Thanks!

    Best
    Rocco

    March 10, 2014 at 3:46 am

  17. Martin Stochl says:

    Since I don’t seem to find the link in page header, I’d like to ask for beta access as well :)

    March 10, 2014 at 5:52 am

  18. Tom says:

    I would like to opt in please.

    March 10, 2014 at 11:13 am

  19. thad tarkington says:

    Charlie, can you turn the beta on for me? Thanks!

    March 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm

  20. Mo Safder says:

    Please me beta want too!

    March 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm

  21. David Gagnon says:

    Likewise – I’d really love to test out the multi-project stuff as soon as possible.

    March 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

  22. Phil Renaud says:

    Would love to get in on the beta!

    March 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

  23. Brandon says:

    @Charlie: Can you turn on the switch for us.. Thanks!

    March 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

  24. Daniel Holly Wells says:

    yes please :-)

    March 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm

  25. Chris Hentges says:

    I’d also like our account to be opted-in if it’s still possible :)

    March 10, 2014 at 1:15 pm

  26. Tong Yu says:

    I’d love to try it! Any way I can get an invite?

    March 10, 2014 at 1:16 pm

  27. Gray Gilmore says:

    Would also love some beta access!

    March 10, 2014 at 1:17 pm

  28. Brandon says:

    @Charlie:

    Can you add the beta switch button to our acct? Thanks!

    March 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm

  29. Kevin says:

    Still waiting for “Switch to Beta” to show-up in my tracker.

    If you can, I would love to have it turned on now.

    March 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm

  30. Eli Perkins says:

    Would love to get in the beta!

    March 10, 2014 at 1:24 pm

  31. Michael Hoffert says:

    I’d like to try the Beta please

    March 10, 2014 at 1:25 pm

  32. Lara Gamboa says:

    I want Beta!!! Please!

    March 10, 2014 at 1:26 pm

  33. Andrew says:

    Would love to try the beta as well!

    March 10, 2014 at 1:27 pm

  34. Jonathan Wilson says:

    Any chance of turning the beta on for me – some of my team members already have, I’m feeling left out!

    March 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm

  35. Patrick Egan says:

    I’d like to get in on the beta too! Got a big new project coming up and NEED IT!!!

    March 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm

  36. Carlos Urreta says:

    Would love to go beta and prep the team before the big switch!

    March 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

  37. Al says:

    Can I opt in in only my account?

    March 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm

  38. Luke says:

    I’d like to opt in

    March 10, 2014 at 1:46 pm

  39. Johan Genberg says:

    Please make the beta available for me too!

    March 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm

  40. Billy says:

    ….and me, please.

    March 10, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    • Charlie Springer
      Charlie Springer says:

      Hi all, we’re enabling everyone over the next few days. Keep your eyes peeled for the beta button in the upper right hand corner.

      Thanks for your patience!

      March 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm

  41. André Bearfield says:

    Would love to see the beta! Please and thank you.

    André

    March 10, 2014 at 2:49 pm

  42. Pedro Teixeira says:

    Can you turn on for me. Thanks

    March 10, 2014 at 4:48 pm

  43. maysam says:

    please invite me as well

    March 10, 2014 at 8:03 pm

  44. Rahul Reddy says:

    Please turn on beta for me!

    March 10, 2014 at 9:12 pm

  45. Cedric says:

    We would like to opt in as well. Thanks!

    March 10, 2014 at 10:11 pm

  46. Johnny says:

    My team and I, would like to opt-in also. (all of us) :)
    Thanks.

    March 11, 2014 at 12:34 am

  47. Steve Teo says:

    I would like to opt in for the beta too! As early as possible :)

    March 11, 2014 at 1:10 am

  48. Jeremy says:

    Can you toss my name into the beta opt-in hat as well?

    March 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm

  49. Ruslan says:

    How I can try beta? Can you turn on for me. Thanks.

    March 12, 2014 at 4:03 am

  50. Ruslan says:

    Beta me, please! Thanks

    March 12, 2014 at 8:02 am

  51. George Sowards says:

    Would love to get in on the beta. Looking forward to the Denver roadshow event!

    March 12, 2014 at 8:55 am

  52. Jenn Basalone says:

    Can I opt-in to the beta?

    March 12, 2014 at 11:35 am

  53. Amgad says:

    Hey, I know its a bit late but I would like to opt-in to the beta version too.

    March 13, 2014 at 3:48 am

  54. Travis Barajas says:

    We’d like to also opt-in for the beta.

    Thanks!

    March 13, 2014 at 10:33 am

  55. Roberto says:

    @Charlie: Can you turn on the switch for us.. Thanks!

    March 14, 2014 at 5:28 am

  56. Evan says:

    Can we get in on the beta as well?

    March 14, 2014 at 8:30 am

  57. Mitch Yarchin says:

    Pivotal is awesome!

    Is it possible to get access to the beta? Thank you so much!

    March 14, 2014 at 2:06 pm

  58. David Loschiavo says:

    Can you enable it for me too please? Thanks!

    March 16, 2014 at 10:02 am

  59. Quentin says:

    Awesome!! Can you opt me in as well??

    March 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm

  60. Hunter Barrington says:

    If you’re still allowing people to opt-in I’d love to try it out :)

    March 17, 2014 at 4:24 pm

  61. Bo says:

    I would like to change to the beta. Please…

    March 17, 2014 at 8:13 pm

  62. Stephane Bellity says:

    I’d love to try it too !
    Thanks

    March 18, 2014 at 9:13 am

  63. Yves says:

    Hi could enable the beta switch button for us as well?

    March 18, 2014 at 12:44 pm

  64. Stewart Harper says:

    My team would like to opt-in too.
    Thanks.

    March 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm

  65. John Pogosyan says:

    Can we try the beta as well?

    March 18, 2014 at 6:02 pm

  66. Alexey Dalekin says:

    ….and me, please.

    March 19, 2014 at 1:53 am

  67. Klaus says:

    Hello there, am currently evaluating PT, and yes, I’d like to try the new version too. Cheers! :-)

    March 19, 2014 at 3:59 am

  68. George Whitelaw says:

    Would love to get our team on to the beta as soon as possible if you’re still approving individual accounts.

    Cheers – can’t wait!

    March 19, 2014 at 7:03 am

  69. DJ Hayden says:

    I’d love to get access to the beta as well.. managing multiple projects & tasks separately has been a point of frustration and this sounds like the medicine I’ve been waiting for! Sooner…. THE BETTER!!! :) thanks for all your hard work!

    March 19, 2014 at 11:01 am

  70. Amber Bertolino says:

    Can I get this too? Not sure if the version we are using can get the beta?

    March 19, 2014 at 11:14 am

  71. Jason Murray says:

    Please activate the beta for us as well, we need the multiple story owner feature, thanks!

    March 20, 2014 at 12:05 pm

  72. Rob says:

    Can you please enable the public beta for me too?

    March 21, 2014 at 4:15 am

  73. arthur Nobrega says:

    Can you please enable beta for me too.

    Thanks,
    Arthur

    March 24, 2014 at 9:01 am

  74. Ben says:

    +1 on beta optin if you are still doing them.

    March 24, 2014 at 12:50 pm

  75. Gustavo Pioto says:

    Please!
    Can u upgrade my account to beta guys?

    March 24, 2014 at 2:44 pm

  76. Victor says:

    I’d love to check out the upcoming changes also, if possible!

    March 24, 2014 at 6:02 pm

  77. Guillaume says:

    Can you please enable the public beta for us too?

    March 25, 2014 at 6:37 am

  78. Jason Lee says:

    Please Update our account to beta please.

    March 25, 2014 at 8:56 am

  79. Dave says:

    Might I have access as well? Thanks.

    March 26, 2014 at 12:43 pm

  80. David Jones says:

    I would also like to have access to the beta features. At least one of my co-workers already has it, and it would be really nice to be on the same thing :)

    March 26, 2014 at 12:59 pm

  81. Aliza says:

    Could you enable it for our account too?

    Thanks!

    March 27, 2014 at 7:51 am

  82. Chad says:

    Please opt-in as well. (If you’re still tracking these requests). :)

    March 30, 2014 at 6:08 pm

  83. Emanuel says:

    I would like to join as well :D

    April 1, 2014 at 4:06 am

  84. Adam Stachelek says:

    Would like to opt into the beta as well. Please :)

    April 1, 2014 at 8:46 am

  85. Hamilton says:

    Can you turn on the beta for me too? Thanks!

    April 4, 2014 at 12:50 pm

  86. Dan Podsedly says:

    The beta should be be enabled for everyone. If you do not see the “switch to beta” button when in a project, please let us know.

    April 4, 2014 at 1:30 pm

  87. SAFAK ULUSOY says:

    Hello, we are just started to try pivotal. Can you enable beta version for us, because we want to start from the new one ? Thank you.

    April 7, 2014 at 6:22 am

  88. Mayank Agarwal says:

    Hi,

    I just started using Pivotal Tracker, can I please get Beta too.

    thanks

    Mayank

    April 21, 2014 at 11:46 am

  89. Johnny says:

    Hello,

    I have recently added extra team members that is using the old version.
    - Can you please make all my team members use the new Beta version, thanks.

    Johnny

    May 14, 2014 at 3:16 am

    • Dan Podsedly says:

      Johnny, the beta is available to everyone, via the “switch to beta” button that appears in the header, when in a project.

      dan

      May 14, 2014 at 6:27 am

  90. julian says:

    the beta button does not seem to appear for me .. is it something I’m doing wrong ;)

    May 29, 2014 at 8:39 am

  91. julian says:

    and as I post, it appears … sorry for the waste of bandwidth ;)

    May 29, 2014 at 8:40 am

    • Ronan
      Ronan says:

      No worries!

      May 29, 2014 at 10:49 am

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