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How Nifty 3.5 Will Streamline Your Day-to-Day Workflow

Updated on May 10, 2024By
Nifty 3.5

I’m Shiv Kapoor, Nifty’s founder and CEO. Six years into Nifty’s journey, I can’t help but stop and reflect on how far we’ve come as a product and a business.

We’re proud to have built a business that continues to grow and hire more talented individuals from around the world during a period in which most of our competition is cutting jobs, but our ability to grow as has ultimately hinged on our passionate users.

It blows my mind to think about how radically different Nifty 1.0 looked compared to today. If you haven’t had a chance to see it before, take a peek:

Nifty’s evolution as a product is the result of long hours and dedicated work from our team in conjunction with the invaluable feedback our customers continue to give. There’s absolutely no way we’d be where we are today without the passionate input from our users, and so I cannot thank you enough for sharing your thoughts on what would make Nifty the best collaboration experience in the world.

And so, this massive Nifty 3.5 update is dedicated to you ❤️

This update compiles usability suggestions, workflow improvements, functionality updates, and integrations that you’ve been outspoken about. While Nifty’s evolution as a product and a business is a never-ending journey, this next step is entirely fueled by the input we’ve received in the last year by all of you.

I hope you’re as excited as I am to dive into the updates Nifty 3.5 has to offer!

We Revamped our Interface & Experience

  • We’ve streamlined Nifty’s interface to remove redundant actions or excessive information. We believe productivity begins with the space you’re in, and Nifty should bring peace of mind when you look at it.
  • Projects and Portfolios can be manually reordered on your lefthand sidebar via drag-and-drop.
  • Form submission and Calendly Tasks are now created by Nifty Orbit and not the person who created the Form or integration.
  • We have made significant performance and scalability updates to our tasks and other key functions. On average they load at least 5x faster than before!


  • Nifty’s Goals empower you to craft tailored KPIs using various methods, granting you control over organizational, team, or individual reporting.
  • These Objectives can be monitored across projects and can gauge completed task volumes, tracked time, aggregated Custom Field data, and more.
  • Design personalized Objectives with precise tracking criteria, or streamline Objective allocation based on the parameters being monitored.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Nifty’s AI brings rapid workflows to fruition with minimal input. This groundbreaking feature enables you to automatically generate Lists, Statuses, and Tasks along with complete projects using a brief prompt, a detailed specifications document, or anything in between!
  • Utilize AI to produce Nifty Docs effortlessly. Simply inform Nifty about the document type you need, and our AI will create relevant fields for you to customize and populate. Upon submission, a comprehensive Nifty Doc is generated with the specific information you require.


We felt that workflows that did not utilize Milestones were missing an organizational tier on our Task board, so we’ve taken a new approach to our Tasks and Roadmap by introducing Lists.

  • Lists are collections of Tasks that have relevance amongst each other within a Task board, similar to a Milestone. A List can then be added to the Roadmap to be tracked as a Milestone.
  • Group by: Milestone on our Task board is now Group By: List and will show both Lists and Milestones side by side.
  • Swimlane will show Lists as well as Milestones along the left side.
  • The “Milestone” column in List Views will be renamed to List.
  • We’ve added a lot more flexibility in our Task board to offer more sorting and rearranging in our Group by screens.
  • Tasks can now be expanded to show their Subtasks in both List and Kanban views.
  • Project’s Roadmaps will default to Auto-milestones so you can easily add a List to a Roadmap as Milestone without disturbing your Task Dates. This will not impact any active projects using Manual Mode.

Cascading Dependencies

  • Changing Task due dates will now automatically update other Tasks that are connected via a dependency. Shifting the due date of a Task into the future will shift all Task Start and Due dates dependent on it (or part of a dependency chain) by the same amount of days.
  • Moving a Task’s due date up will similarly shift all Tasks ahead of it by the same amount of days. Be sure to enable auto-mode on your roadmap if want your Milestones to adjust accordingly as well!

Streamlined Custom Fields

  • Custom Fields within the projects have been streamlined to be workspace based.
  • Nifty now recognizes a Library field as the same field in other Projects, consolidating your cross-project grouping and reporting on custom fields created from your library.

Powerful Recurring V2

  • Recurring Tasks have been hugely updated to allow for an independent start, due, and recurring dates, meaning you have more control over Tasks as they are recreated.
  • We’ve revised our recurring parameter system to expand the date options by which a Task can recur with custom start and off-set dates.
  • We’ve also added advanced options so you can select which information to recur as part of the task such as descriptions, custom fields, subtasks, start and due dates etc.


  • Custom domain can now be easily set up using DNS configuration. Our help guide has been updated to assist with your implementation.

New Integrations, Automations, & API Improvements

  • We’re continuing to weave our native integrations into our automations tool. We’ve released an automation-based integration with Calendly and JIRA, and similar automation-based integrations are being launched for GitHub, GitLab, Email, and many more.
  • Our Zapier integration has been rebuilt from the ground up using OAuth to allow greater flexibility and the ability to now authenticate via an SSO.
  • We’ve released a v2 of our API fixing endpoints, adding new endpoints, and providing examples of requests.

Mobile Apps

  • New mobile apps are now available for iOS and Android with streamlined performance, better task search, filters, and sorting, along with a full-fledged calendar view and many reported bug fixes.

✨ Be sure to check out our changelog for the full breadth of updates!

What’s Next for Nifty?

As mentioned, the quest to perfect Nifty is never finished. We have some big things planned in our near-term pipeline, including:

  • Artificial Intelligence – AI will continue to find its way into Nifty in exciting and meaningful ways to help expedite the mundane parts of your workflow.
  • Resource Management – Deeper level resource and budget tracking will allow you to customize your resource distribution and reporting to your exact needs.
  • IntegrationsMore native integrations are in the pipeline with a fully dedicated integrations team at Nifty now.

On behalf of the entire Nifty team, I’d like to thank you for continuing to support us and sharing your ideas about how Nifty can be even better. ❤️

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