Have you ever convinced yourself that you can’t be in two places at once? Well, think again. The latest release of JIRA makes it possible to view and take action on all your important notifications from your project tracker, without leaving Confluence. There’s never been a better time to trade your inbox for WorkBox.

Switching contexts wastes your time

If your company is anything like Atlassian, your development team tracks all their projects and issues in JIRA, and your product and marketing teams create, share, and discuss their roadmaps, specifications, meetings, and launch plans in Confluence. Simply put, you spend nearly all your time working and switching back-and-forth between your beloved project tracker and team collaboration software to get work done.

We hate it when you waste a lot of time at work, so naturally we did something about it.

WorkBox saves you time

The release of Confluence 4.3 earlier this year introduced WorkBox – a re-imagined notification and activity system, available from everywhere within Confluence that automatically tracks items that need your attention, giving you one place to follow the plot.

With last week’s release of JIRA 5.2 and yesterday’s release of Confluence 4.3.3, WorkBox now automatically tracks your important notifications from JIRA – shared issues, @mentions in issues and comments, comments on issues you watch, and filters that have been shared with you.

Now you really do have one place to follow the plot.

If you are a Confluence administrator head on over to the new In-app Notifications configuration screen in the Confluence Administration Console to enable in-app notifications from your linked JIRA instances that are running JIRA 5.2 or above.

Extend WorkBox via REST and Java APIs

Confluence 4.3.3 also brings full support for the in-app notifications and tasks APIs. Our good friends at Comalatech have already updated their Atlassian Marketplace add-ons – Ad hoc Workflows and Ad hoc Canvas – with full support for in-app notifications in Confluence WorkBox. Pictures tell a thousand words.

Ready to get started? Head on over to our developer portal (powered by Confluence of course) for code tutorials on working with the Tasks REST API and posting notifications in Confluence.

One more thing…

Confluence Mobile now supports the default browser on Android devices (Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich) as well as iOS. See Supported Platforms for details.

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