Discussion Item: Since when do hours contain 80 minutes?
Discussion Item: Below is a color-coded sample of hours worked on a single contract for today, beginning at HH:00 and ending at HH:59. The layout is nonsensical and just simply terribly bad.
Update looks good, however I hope you could bring back the compact version where there's an option to choose the view without the screenshot, it's easier to check the activity levels. Also, I don't understand how the screenshots are grouped. The previous version, which was per hour, is better and looks better, to be honest.
Seeing my fellow freelencers' feedback, I could see they prefer the previous look and features of the Work Diary. I hope you'll bring t back. Thank you!
All the best,
For those with full time contracts, we do need the classic representation of the work day as timeline vs. activitiy to track our schedule and breaks with ease. The new version is not a diary but work notes in this regard and is very inconvenient.
I agree with what Pavla said, it's hard to believe that the new UI would be supported by the end users (freelancers) if they were asked about it prior to its rollout.
Agree with Pavla and Dmitry. I would suggest that you use a responsive design for mobile devices and revert back to the old UI for desktops which works well while the new one is a disaster from the usability point of view.
Completely agree with Pavla and Dmitry. It is so difficult to use, even the color is so hard to perceive, green was much better and understandable.
List view was perfect too...
Please, bring the old work diary back!
Agree with Pavla, Dmitry, Damian and others. Just accidentaly deleted 30 min of group instead of 10 min.
This look and functional just raise anxiety in general. And it has impact to contributor productivity as well.
Please bring back previous version.
Many of you requested an option to select client's name in addition to the contract name in the Work Diary. We understand that it's an important option to have, especially for talent who have multiple contracts with similar names. Our engineering team is working on adding this option to the new design.
"especially for talent who have multiple contracts with similar names"
It's not simply that the names may be similar. They are not memorable. In my earlier example, decorate a cake and cake decorator are not similar in naming, but equally useless in distinguishing which contract is which because they are just so unmemorable.
No, the problem is not just the names, there are many problems, like hard to see gaps, then i can't bloody navigate from one screenshot to the next one, need to close window, click on next.
Come one, doesn't even have the same functionality like the old one
I'm not even even talking about the fact that i have a display resolution of 1920x1200 on a 24" monitor, yet, i have to scroll because i'm being presented info in 300x2000 pixel box .
We are not mobile users, who works from his phone ?
Its important to get back the old one
I am not sure if you noticed but 44 people (and counting) are waiting for some action or at least a reaction regarding the newly introduced bugs and functionality errors and deterioration of usability of WD. To sum it up for your convenience, apart from the client's name, we are also missing:
- old timeline view (or "classic representation of the work day as timeline to track our schedule and breaks with ease" as Dmitry aptly put it)
- possibility to fluently navigate from one screenshot details window to the next one
- simple two–step way to change the billing codes
- possibility to use ctrl/cmd+F when searching the drop-down menu with the billing codes
- drop-down menu filtering by typing first letter of the billing codes - something you managed to implement in the UW app, so you get the gist I hope...
- larger thumbnails in the thumbnail's view
- larger/adjustable screenshot details window
- the old bright green color
- actively seek contributor's/users' opinions prior any major update of the tools - especially if it includes removal of a bunch of features and functionalities
All in all, I cannot stress enough how frustrating the communication with UW is every time the development of these tools is concerned, how it never stops amazing me that users' opinions regarding the users' tools barely matters to UW prior the elimination and removal of features we need and that we use on daily basis, how tedious and frustrating it is to make UW understand our point and last but not least, why on Earth, indeed, UW tailor this tool for mobiles, when nobody indeed works from a mobile.
Recently, we hosted an event with Upwork's Engineering Lead, Mike Maietta. In this event, we introduced this new tool, and Mike demonstrated how to use it and answered questions.Learn More
Upwork partnered Red Bay Coffee and artists commissioned from our own platform to bring the Wake and Make blend to life. We asked the creatives to share their freelancer journeys.Learn More
Virtual Talent Bench enables you to easily discover and connect with talent. Learn more about building custom lists of talent, adding tags, notes, and more to move your business forward.Learn More
Loom addition in messages provides more ways to easily communicate and share information on Upwork!Learn More