Feature

Planning View

Nov 28, 2017

Planning is a big part of every freelancer’s workflow. Whether you’re estimating hours for a project or prioritizing tasks for the week, knowing what you need to work on and how long it will take you is essential for staying on track. Up until now, we’ve focused on the bird‘s eye view in Cushion, but for the past 2 months, we’ve been heads-down on a much more detailed look—the Planning View!

graph

The Planning View is an entirely new graph for managing your workloads—letting you map out your projects in the context of your other work, vacations, and availability.

interactions

The graph is completely interactive, so you can create, edit, move, and resize workloads by clicking and dragging. Your availability and overbooking will automatically adjust as soon as you hit save.

time per day

Previously, workloads only let you specify hours from a dropdown menu, which was pretty restricting. Now, you can slide the value by 15-minute increments, or hold shift to snap to the nearest hour.

workdays

We also added a workdays setting, so you can specify which days of the week you intend to work. Cushion will use only those days when factoring your availability and overbooking.

table

In the bottom half of the Planning View, you can see exactly what you’re working on today and this Week. The Clients and Projects tabs will show a tally of your estimated hours for all of your clients and projects.


This is only scratches the surface of what we have in store for the Planning View. Over the next few months, you can expect a ton of improvements and tight integration into other new features, like:

This is probably the most excited I’ve ever been about the future of Cushion. I hope you’re excited, too.

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  1. Client Invoice Reminders
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  2. Menubar App Beta
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  3. Planning View
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  4. Summary Stats
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  5. Drag & Drop Lists
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  6. Invoices Due Today
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  7. Draft Invoices
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  8. Inline Forms
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  9. Time-Tracking Beta
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  10. Endless Scrolling & Zooming
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  11. Sending Invoices
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  12. Stripe Beta
    Announcement
  13. Invoice Logos
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  14. Streamlined Workflows
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  15. Monthly Income Goals
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  16. Moonlighter Plan
    Announcement
  17. October 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  18. Auto-Incrementing Invoices
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  19. Invoicing
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  20. September 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  21. August 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  22. Automatic Currency Conversion
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  23. Projected Paydays
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  24. July 2016 Roundup
    Roundup
  25. Retainers
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  26. Inline Notes
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  27. Ask a Freelancer podcast
    Announcement
  28. Expenses
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  29. Availability Badge
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  30. Availability
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  31. Overbooking
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  32. Xero Integration
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  33. Vacations
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  34. Weekly Summaries
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  35. Monthly Income
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  36. Small Tweaks, Big Improvements
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  37. Client Ranking & Average Ranges
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  38. Stickers!
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