Each Yodiz User has a profile settings section to keep personal preferences. In addition to your general profile settings (e.g., your Name, Email, Default landing page), you can also set email notifications for recent activities on work items, secure time zone settings and enjoy Yodiz at a more personal level.
Manage your profile settings by following the navigation below:
1. Manage User Account Details
At User Account, you can change personal account details, like profile avatar, change email or password.
1.1 Change your Avatar
By default, your first and last name initials are used as your profile icon. You can change icon background color by clicking on “Change BG color” option provided on your profile image. You can also upload a picture as your avatar. This personal avatar can only be uploaded and modified by the user itself.
1.2 Edit User Profile Name
You can write your name here that appears in Yodiz and add an optional description about yourself. If you are using email of your google+ account, then your first name and last name is fetched from that account directly. If you have used, simple email sign in method then, your user profile will use the name that you provided in the signup process.
To change the username, mouse over the Name field and click on edit icon provided on the profile page. You can add a description of your role in the company under “About Me” section.
Note: Yodiz fetches only the username from Google+ and do not have any further link with your given account.
1.3 Change Password
You can change your password from Change Password sub tab. Just enter your old password, new password, and update.
1.4 Change your Email
You can change your default email. Changing the email associated with this account will log you out of Yodiz. You will be required to log in again with new email address. All email notifications from Yodiz will be sent to the new email address after it has been verified.
Note: If you part of more than one company, then this email change will be applied to all of your profiles.
1.5 Change Date Format and Time Zone
You can change date format and time zone from this section. Change in date format will be reflected in all your boards and item widgets immediately. By default, Yodiz uses your system time zone to log time under any item. However, you can choose any time zone you desire.
Note: Change in time zone will reflect after logout. Also, daylight saving changes will be handled automatically.
1.6 Choose Landing Page
Your landing page is the one that will always be the first page when you log in to Yodiz. You can choose your landing page from one of these pages:
- Sprint Board
- Issue Tracker
- Release Board
- User Dashboard
- Company Pulse
- Planning Board
After saving the changes, next time login to Yodiz will land you to the selected homepage.
2. Manage Application and Email Notifications
You can customize both the email and in-app notifications from Notifications tab.
2.1 Email Settings
You can manage the following:
- To get an email notification for a change in Issue, User Story or Task, where you are among Responsibles or Follower of an item. Check each option for the particular scenario under each Item category. The notifications will be sent to your associated email address. You can also send a Test Email to your associated email to verify if notifications are working.
- Yodiz sends the email notifications of newly released features and any special package offerings to all users. Choose between if Yodiz team acknowledge this information to you or not, by marking the last check box about promotional emails. By default it is unchecked.
2.2 Push Application Notifications
To stay up to date with activities happening on your work items(User Story, Issue, and Task), use Application Notifications. Item creation, update, deletion, comments, and tags on your work items are the main trigger activities for these notifications. Check the notifications you want to receive in Yodiz application for the items where you are among Responsibles or Follower. These settings will impact on My Work Notifications for all of your projects.
You can see these notifications by clicking on main navigation bar icon. To see all updates from all of your projects click on “All Activities” tab. Updates on this tab are not user profile dependent.
Notifications when user clicks on icon on main navigation menu
3. Manage User Credentials for Commit Log
Yodiz supports integration with a variety of version control systems. Integrating with such tools enables you to track code commits under Item Commit Log section. Item Commit Log shows your version control id with details of changes in the code.
To avoid any confusion between usernames in Item Commit log section; Version Control Account Id(s) tab in Profile settings allows you to map multiple version control Id(s) with Yodiz id. By mentioning your ids here, your Version Control ID will map with Yodiz name. Commit log section will show your Yodiz name for making any changes in the code. With this user authentication, Yodiz is not interacting with user data in provided tools.
For example, if your Github account user name is Hillevi Clark while your user name is Hillevi Valter in Yodiz then mentioning your Github account name (Hillevi Clark) in Yodiz Version Control Id field will show your Yodiz name in the commit log section of an item. If you do not map names here, your Github username will be shown in Item Commit entry.
4. Set Timer Configurations
This section allows you to customize the timer option available on Items (Issues and Tasks). Using Timer helps you not to worry about counting time while completing a task. Start the timer by clicking on clock icon and mention time under Timer tab. Default limit of the timer is 24 hours but you can maximize it to 99 hours and 45 minutes. Its minimum limit is 1 minute. You can customize timer notification on both web and mobile application by clicking on individual options.
“Notify me when timer stops” will inform user only on web application.
Notification only appears in the browser window for few seconds
“Notify me on mobile app” will apprise users about timer expiration on mobile application.
To look at active and elapsed timers on a mobile application, click on the main navigation menu, Timers option. Timer list takes out old timers, once you save elapsed time as effort log or discard it.
Yodiz Mobile application Timers list
Similarly, you can also look at all times at one place on web application by clicking on the main navigation menu, timer icon. At Item widget, once timer limit is elapsed, clock color changes to red. Clicking the icon gives you an option to save this time in effort log or discard it. Effort on the same item cannot be logged when a timer is active.
Note: Timer can only be activated by the assignee of the item. Other users cannot start the timer.
You can change the timer type which can be a countdown or count up.
It is the default Timer measuring setting that counts down from a specified time interval to zero. If a timer is set to count down, you can check the option of “Use Effort Left as a countdown.” It will auto-fill the limit field and shows Item remaining effort by checking expected and spent effort in the time limit field.
Timer options under Item details
You can also set default Timer Limit from here. The default set limit will be prefilled in the time limit field. Setting a default Timer limit will help you if you usually spend the same amount of time on Items. You can change a timer limit before starting the timer.
4.2 Count Up
It starts from zero seconds and counts upwards for measuring elapsed time. If you do not want to limit yourself to a specific time limit, then you can mark the “Don´t use Timer Limit” option and start such timer will automatically stop after 24 hours. Once the timer is over, you can log the effort.