Project templates are a great tool to manage assignments that require always completing the same set of tasks, for example introducing a new member into your company. Thanks to it, it’s not necessary to keep all procedures in your head and you don’t have to worry that you accidentally skip a crucial step in the process.
In your template, you can edit tasks and delegate them to your team. Once you create a project, all the parameters and delegations will be transferred.
There two ways of creating new templates.
From scratch: In the left panel, select “Templates” to open the list of your templates. To create a new template, tap the “+” icon next to “Active templates”:
Once you’ve set up all parameters, tap “Create”.
From an existing project: create a template from an already existing project. To do this, open a project, then hit the “…” icon next to its name and choose “Create a template”:
You can choose whether you want the template to be visible to everyone in your team, or to selected users only.
In addition to that, you can decide whether you want the template to contain both active and completed tasks from the original project, or just the active ones. You can also choose if the template should contain all comments from tasks in the original project, or only the pinned ones.
If you belong to more than one team, you can add a template based on a project from your first team to the second team.
Tap the “Create” button when you’re ready setting up your template’s parameters.
While creating a new project, tap the “From template” option:
In the drop-down menu you will see a list of all templates. Choose one and confirm.
You can also open a template to set up a new project directly from it by hitting the “Create a project” button:
Open a template and tap on the “…” icon next to its name in the top bar. There are a few different options in the drop-down list:
General: change the name and set purpose - purpose serves as a useful description, especially in shared projects created from a template. Here you can also enable time attributes for tasks in that template: time needed and time spent
Color: use color to highlight your template
💡 Pro-tip: You can use a suggested color for your templates. Only you can change it. The suggested team color is automatically set for every new project created from the template. When someone creates a project from that template, they can leave the automatically set suggested color, or choose a different one for their project. If they choose the second option, the template’s suggested color will no longer affect the newly created project’s color, and the project owner can choose a new suggested color for their project.
Members: tap on it to see the list of users you share this template with. Here you can also change the status of that template from open to invite-only.
Groups: you can select to which project groups this template should belong.
End template: use it to mark your template as completed.
The dates you add to tasks in the template are relative, not fixed. The template will always use today’s date as the starting point for due dates, and any due dates of tasks created in a template-based project will always be relative to today’s date.
For example, today’s February 16th, we set the due date of our task in the template to February 19th. Nozbe will now remember that in future projects created from that template, this task should be created with a due date set to 3 days later. If we create a project from that template on March 1st, the due date in that task will be set to March 4th.
Any recurrences you set in a task within a template will also be remembered. If you create a project from such template, the task’s recurrence will be counted from the due date set in a task within that newly created project.