Hello Community 🙂
At our annual Wrike Collaborate conference last year, we announced our biggest platform update - Wrike Lightspeed. This enhanced platform is based on three core values - ease of use, customisability, and scalability, and it enables teams, departments, and organisations to work together as one. Wrike Lightspeed offers the most modern UI and connected experience. Its release is a huge milestone and enhancement of the classic Wrike solution.
Many of you have tried the new Board View, new Table View, new navigation, new Calendar view, and many other innovations. We really appreciate all the feedback that you’ve been providing us with, and we never stop enhancing based on our findings and your input.
Since the initial introduction of Wrike Lightspeed, we’ve been improving the features and views and shared those updates in our Weekly Release Notes forum, held numerous interviews, and a webinar on all things Wrike Lightspeed, and now, you can easily try out this out via our Lightspeed toggle, to see all of the great new functionality we have in store 🥳
Wrike Lightspeed Toggle is here ⚡️
We’ve introduced a brand new Wrike Lightspeed toggle that any user can enable for their individual workspace. When the toggle is enabled, you will get the Lightspeed experience:
📍New Table View - With some of the recent enhancements like new design, significantly improved loading speed, new right-side panel for viewing items, new fields menu, priority sorting for projects and folders, conditional formatting for custom fields (in addition to calculated fields), clickable links in text custom fields, and many more.
- What will be added soon: mass actions, turning on rollups and progress for the whole hierarchy, predecessor column, location column, aggregations, table export.
📍New Board View - It’s at complete capability parity with the previous version now, with very exciting enhancements added like subtask visibility, new UI and improved interactions, assignee & date editing from the cards, handy actions in the context menu, easier custom field management, faster performance, and more.
📍New Work Item View - That makes your experience more streamlined - all your tasks, projects, folders and custom item types will be viewed in the same view. We also recently added accentuated top fields so as not to miss the necessary metadata of the item (you can configure them in the custom item type settings) and a collapsible side panel with properties that helps you to focus on the content and comments.
- What will be added soon: improved navigation within the view, printing, project progress, project following, budgeting fields (time spent and rollups), integrations (email, calendar, Zoom), editing by email (the ability to create tasks, and send comments via email), and more.
📍New navigation and design with the new sidebar and toolbar. With everything available in the sidebar, we've eliminated the need for a Home page, allowing you to jump right back into your work. Plus, we've made it even easier for you by remembering where you left off when you closed the workspace last time. Customisation of the sidebar & view header allows for a cleaner and easier experience.
- What will be added soon: easier work with your frequently used spaces (hiding, showing, reordering, searching, etc.), viewing all your spaces at once similar to your current sidebar (ability to preview space structure before navigating into it).
You can check out the specifics on what’s new in these views in this Wrike Lightspeed Knowledge Base article.
As our team continues to work on these features to achieve full capability parity with the previous version, you can toggle on and toggle off the Lightspeed experience for now. It is a great time to try out the enhanced features and share feedback! Our team is keeping a very close eye on it 👀
How to Enable ✅
All users on all Wrike plans can enable Wrike Lightspeed for their personal accounts.
- Open your Wrike account and click on your profile picture.
- In the list that appears find the Try Lightspeed toggle and switch it on.
What’s Next? 🔮
As our Product team continues to enhance the new experience, they are really looking forward to getting your feedback to be able to address it!
Later this year, we are planning to start rolling out the new Wrike Lightspeed experience for all users, so we want to make sure you’re happy with it!
Please try out the new Wrike Lightspeed experience and share your feedback with us 👇
Lisa Wrike Team member Become a Wrike expert with Wrike Discover