Working With Attachments

Mentioning attachments helps you describe what you want your team to do. Task attachments can be many, use this feature to manage them.

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Attaching files

You can attach files to numerous items in Productive: tasks, comments, expenses and other. To do so, just drag and drop a file to the appropriate location, or click the universal paper clip symbol:

Note that Productive has no restrictions in terms of file type. In other words, you can attach any type of file (.doc, .xls, .pdf, .png) you want.

Mentioning attachments

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you have a task with a bunch of attachments that are usually named dog_running_screen3_final_final_v4_final.jpg and you have to comment on some of them?

And you would probably write down something like “I like the first one, need this changed in the third one. The fourth one is the best.” referencing the attached files.

And then the person reading your comments would be like “wait, what was the fourth one?” and scroll through the task to identify the attachment you’re referring to.

At this point chances for a misunderstanding are through the roof. Not to mention the headache this causes on both sides.

We’ve decided to put a stop to this bad user experience and came up with an attachment mentioning.

When you upload an attachment to your task, you’ll notice the @ button appears next to it. Click on it, and the name and a link to your file will be inserted in the input field of a task.

So for example, if you have 10 attachments and you want to say which one is your favorite, just click on the @ next to that attachment and the name and the link will be automatically inserted in the body of a task.

People reading your comment wouldn’t have to think about what attachment are you referring to, they’ll have a file linked in the comment and ready to be viewed.

On the other hand, if someone wants to reply and reference an attachment, they can click directly on the little @ button placed on the attachment’s thumbnail.

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