Project Management Features
* Unlimited Projects
* Time sensitive Milestones
* Tasks and Task Lists
* Lightweight Forum
* File Repository & Attachments
* Time Tracking & Reporting
* Comments on Projects, Milestones, Tasks & more
* Native Joomla ACL & Groups
* Configurable Email Notifications & Subscriptions
Projectfork consists of many extensions working together; but the streamlined interface will make you feel right at home as if you're using a regular, single component. Installing and uninstalling Projectfork is as simple as with any extension: A single package to install, and a single extension to remove from your site.
User Experience First
Projectfork looks and behaves like your average Joomla 3 extension for the most part so you can it pick up naturally. If you ever get stuck, we provide plenty of comprehensible documentation on our website.
Projectfork uses a Joomla-native code approach wherever possible and is written "by the book" and best code practices. There is no custom theme engine, no Zend or other framework - just pure Joomla MVC architecture. Looking to hire a developer to make some modifications? No need to find a "Projectfork specialist"!
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All my plugins are Unpublished.
Sorry! Developer I truly understand you kept lot of effort in making the extension sharing it with us for free but there is no point it makes more mess than simplifying problems.
Lucky me! I got backup of 4months work.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Projectfork never, ever! touches other plugins or extensions. Thank you!
PF 4.0 has been divided to independent subcomponents such as Projects, Milestones, Tasks, etc...
Permissions at each subcomponent is defined separately and independently from each other, this is not good especially when it comes to relations of whole project permissions related to other subcomponents (If Registered users have permissions of Create and Edit Own, then if someone creates a Project, then any other Registered user can add Milestones, Tasks and interfere with everything within that project, in other words you can not create a simple Project Management service unless you manually defined details of permissions for every project).
Join Request and Add User:
Again this was a great option PF 3.0, totally missing in PF 4.0. You can add Users if you have full permissions to Joomla users (even this part is buggy at the moment). Now Joint request feature.
Bugs mainly permissions based:
There some Ajax selection of users or tasks, etc which create browser error in wrong permissions, Seeing users in Add User to project for example needs admin permissions to operate which is not logical, most of the sites are like a community and people have usernames (not names) so there is no breach of privacy if you could see users list and add the friends username to project.
In Brief, Project Fork 3.0 which was very community minded has been turned to more commercial form where can be used only in companies where every permission has to be set and controlled.
At the end, I don't mind bugs and issues and even don't mind to pay for Pro version but extension lacks also support, only recently I got a bit of respond to my entry to forum.
"...you can not create a simple Project Management service"
- Yes, it is primarily meant to run in a private environment, and is not designed to be used as a public service. Clearly you had different expectations. But We have stated many times that Projectfork 4 would be nothing like Projectfork 3.
"Bugs mainly permissions based"
- Based on your date of review, I assume you've used Projectfork 4.2 beta 2. So those kind of things are to be expected when using a beta.
But one Con I like to put out is that, there is NO custom fields! Most of every project has got to have custom fields (like dropdowns, lists, radio buttons, etc). For example, If one project needs a custom field (like what choices you have), I would need a custom field for that choice. Hope to add that feature in a future version, I be a lot happier.
I have been using this tool both for commercial and private projects. I have also got very positive feedback from one of my customers (with lots of experience from previous projects with other developers) who really appreciate how they are involved in the development and are able to follow dev progress and give comments.
The only thing that I've been missing is task dependency. But for a free tool, it's just excellent!
The core extension is free, what were they thinking? Free? Open Source project management doesn't get any better than that. In fact I used to be 'afraid' of project management but not any more.
It just works - installed without issue, configured in just 10 minutes, integrated into my site with Registered users in 5 minutes.
The user interface is well thought out and constructed it is logical in its simplicity.
On my site with the template I am using ProjectFork looks great with no tweaks required.
Highly recommended to anyone who is thinking of using or providing project management tools to their Joomla! site.
Before we started using this extension, keeping track of projects and details was a nightmare.
With this extension keeping track of every detail and due dates is amazingly easy.
My only complaint about this is this the swarm of email notifications, which is a good thing, but it is easy to lose track of emails with so many coming in. I wish you could filter emails so the person who edits/creates/comments doesn't get an email about their own update.
We would consider Projectfork a top a component and really prominent, but no application is good without appropriate support. We have installed this app, with the hope it would help our tasks, but it has a problem making conflict with Joomla templates, and it seems we are not the only ones having this problems. We reported the problem in Projectfork forum and someone came immediately saying it would provide a quick fix, but so far nothing and it has been already more than a week without any reply..zero! Not a word! Very strange and so, we only can tell by experience that support is really bad. We’re glad we didn’t buy immediately the buddle, otherwise we would throw away $99... so we just lost $19. Maybe we were unlucky! Hope you’ll be luckier, but watch out if you consider support important as we do.
I'm currently using the free version to enable me to collaborate on projects more effectively with an associate. We'd been emailing one another and it was getting out of hand. This extension solves that issue.
The two things I'd look for in an update are:
1. greater functionality around date filtering - extending the utility of the tool into task / time management.
2. A printable reporting system for the various viewable formats.
But as it stands, for free, it's already an exceptional extension so it gets full marks from me.