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Getting Started with the New Calendar πŸ—“οΈβœ¨
Getting Started with the New Calendar πŸ—“οΈβœ¨

All of the details you need to jump into beta testing Spectora's newest feature

Megan Lefebvre avatar
Written by Megan Lefebvre
Updated over a week ago

Hey everyone! Buckle up and get ready for some exciting news about our brand-new calendar rebuild.

This new calendar is meant to provide a faster and easier way to schedule in Spectora. It is starting off without a ton of bells and whistles, but those are on the horizon for future changes.

I'm here to give you the inside scoop on what's in store and everything you need to know. So let's dive right in! 🀿🌊

Video Walkthrough 🚢

New Features and Key Upgrades

If you don't have time to watch the whole video, here is what you can look forward to! πŸ‘€

Easier Navigation

  1. Quick toggling: No more clicking through multiple views to find the right day. Easily navigate between months and jump back to today with just a few clicks.

  2. In calendar search: Find appointments easier by searching by address, town, state, zip, or other criteria within the calendar.

  3. View Availability by Inspector: You can now easily choose which appointments you see through filtering by the inspector.

Mobile Friendliness

  • The new calendar has been chosen specifically to work well on the mobile web for inspectors and staff scheduling on the go.

Usability Improvements

  • Easy access to commonly taken actions: Right-click or control-click on for quick options like editing events.

  • Inspections and events are now full color to more clearly show who is assigned.

  • Availability is more clearly indicated with a more obvious difference in shade and look.

  • We have removed the inspector's photo from the calendar for events and inspections.

  • Improved usability for hover text: Click-to-hover text allows for easy access to event details.

Why is this in Beta?

The new calendar is something we're rolling out as a beta which basically means it's ready for use but it's not fully complete yet!

The smaller features on the current calendar that aren't on the new calendar yet are:

  • The map to see routes on the day view

  • Indication of multiple inspectors assigned to a job on the month view.

  • The Cal Week and Four Week Views.

  • Displaying times in the company time zone vs local time zones.

  • The dashboard calendar still displays as the legacy calendar vs the new one, the two do communicate though and changes will show on both.

If you heavily rely on these, we recommend holding off on using the calendar until they are added.

The good news is you can switch between the old and new calendars to access any of these features!

Use the button in the top right corner of the calendar page* to access it.

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*You can access the calendar page by clicking on your profile picture > Calendar

Let us know if there are areas you would like to see improved or added! This calendar gives us a ton of options for future customization and we'd love to hear what will help you work more efficiently! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

If you have any questions on this or other parts of Spectora, write into our chat bubble or email

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