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Many companies tend to name their new product generations after numbers, such as the iPhone 5 to 15 or the Galaxy S-twenty whatever. However, in a world where new generations of phones and other consumer tech are so frequent, and the actual feature differences between versions are so minimal, it's easy to look at a jump from 2.0 to 3.0 with skepticism. Nevertheless, new product generations tend to hold more significance in the realm of software than they do in hardware.

A truly innovative upgrade

ClickUp 3.0 is a great example of a company that doesn't just slap a new name on its product to show it's different but actually improves and innovates its existing product.

If you're not familiar with ClickUp yet, check out our post here that explains most of what ClickUp has to offer. And if you're already a ClickUp pro, you probably know the feeling of excitement when you got the announcement and joined the waitlist for 3.0!

Six years ago, ClickUp started on their mission to create "the one app to replace them all," and they've exceeded expectations, at least compared to some of the most popular contenders in the market, like, Asana, Trello, or Wrike. ClickUp infuses multiple aspects of "work management" into a single platform, like project management, documentation, content management, and other practices involved in managing your work effectively and collaboratively. Over time, the company has evolved its product and business operations significantly, positioning itself in the market as an industry-leading solution for businesses managing their objectives and key results.

What's so special about ClickUp 3.0?

ClickUp has been on quite a ride in its journey to perfecting its product. Starting from a small team, they grew to become a unicorn company with about 1,000 employees. They've had their ups and downs, with great investment runs and unfortunate layoffs. Nevertheless, the company has been focused on improving its product, which has been greatly appreciated by the public on social media sites like LinkedIn and X (formerly Twitter). They've also been putting in a lot of effort to enhance the product for Enterprise customers. These big customers not only bring in a lot of revenue, but they also challenge the limits of the product with their specific use cases and hundreds of requirements. But ClickUp has embraced this challenge and created a unique user experience that accommodates a wide range of projects and workflows for any team.

Enterprise customers have been eagerly anticipating ClickUp 3.0, and the changes from 2.0 are incredibly beneficial for all users, including freelancers and small teams.

Here is a list of some of the upgrades you can expect with 3.0:

Updated UI

ClickUp overhauled its platform's look and feel with a fresh, modern, simple, and minimalist design that nicely accommodates the plethora of features available to you across each screen.

Enhanced content separation

The various types of content that you store in your Workspace, including project Lists, Docs, Whiteboards, Dashboards, and Goals, are now neatly organized and displayed on the left sidebar. This is an improvement from the previous arrangement, where these important screens were scattered in different sections of the sidebar. This consolidation of content was a positive step towards making Workspace more user-friendly.

Upgraded performance & reliability

ClickUp boasts the following specs for 3.0:

  • Two times faster overall app performance

  • Three times faster task and list views

  • Five times faster search experience

  • Over 99% uptime

  • Better load times for faster real-time updates

So far, these claims have lived up to the hype during our tests (Note: We've tested 3.0 on an Unlimited and Business plan).

A customized home screen

The ClickUp home screen now features a list of customizable widgets called "Cards", which can display information such as Recent content, your daily Agenda, tasks assigned to you, and more.

All-in-one inbox

You can view and manage all your inbox items in one place, including Important items, snoozed or cleared notifications, and other task or document notifications.

Universal Search

This is one of the most useful features of ClickUp 3.0. You can activate the search bar easily by using a hotkey, and it will appear on top of any screen in the platform, allowing you to quickly access tasks, documents, whiteboards, and other content within ClickUp. The search function can also help you open other applications on your desktop, such as Figma, Visual Studio, or Spotify, just by typing in the name of the app you want to launch.

An upgraded mobile experience

The mobile app has undergone significant upgrades in nearly all aspects. However, there is one caveat: the Docs feature still lacks the power it ought to have. Tasks, Lists, Boards, and other features have been given a major facelift with more efficient navigation. But Docs, on the other hand, seems to still be using its old engine and could benefit from more flexibility and advanced features that are offered by mobile apps such as Notion or Ulysses. Apart from this, the mobile app is making huge strides towards perfection.

Custom Task Types & Field Manager

With ClickUp 3.0, you can manage various types of tasks and custom fields all in one place. For example, we use different task types in ClickUp to distinguish between an action item and a blog post in various project Lists. We kept the default task type to represent action items and created a new "Post" task type to represent our blog posts. Additionally, you can assign an icon to each task type, which helps you visualize your task types quickly and easily.

You can also manage all custom fields across any project List using the Custom Field Manager. Keep an inventory of all custom fields, modify them, or create new ones on the fly in one place.

ClickUp 3.0 is paving the way toward greater work management

If you have been a ClickUp user of the previous versions like 1.0 or 2.0, you might have noticed the significant improvements in the new version of the platform. However, if you are new to ClickUp, then you're certainly in for a treat. In fact, most people we meet who try ClickUp don't turn back. The upgrade has brought revolutionary changes to the platform, reinforcing the app's ability to replace other productivity tools in the average tech stack.

If you'd like to take ClickUp 3.0 for a spin, you can sign up for the Free Forever version here and upgrade for a super affordable cost at any time.

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Last published

Dec 21, 2023


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