August 2020 Release Notes: Project Management FTW 🎉
August 14, 2020
Since the Blueprint Add-on for Sheets launched last month, we've gotten a ton of great feedback + feature requests from the community.

We've heard you loud and clear, and have some big updates to the Add-on to share:

1) New Project Management functionality
The Add-on now takes PM automation to the next level:

  • One-click copying of Project Plan templates for clients
  • Ability to add a new task from the sidebar, no matter what Sheet you're working in
  • Customize a list of subfolders you'd like to create anytime you add a new client
  • Ability to de-activative + re-activate clients
We're really looking forward to building on this foundation - the Add-on format gives us a *lot* of room to bring you new PM automations.

2) Add-on subscriptions now available to anyone (not just Blueprint members)
When we launched the Add-on, it was only available to full Blueprint members.  That's because it came out of the box with *every* Blueprint template baked-in.

If you've already purchased the full Blueprint, you can upgrade to the Add-on here.

But based on popular demand, we're happy to announce that the Add-on is now available to non-Blueprint members too! 

We call this new plan "Project Management-only", and it includes access to all of the glorious PM features mentioned above, as well as the classic features of managing clients, team members and tasks through the Add-on.

If you don't have a need for the full Blueprint, but still want to take advantage of the Add-on, you can pick up the Project Management-only Add-on here.  

3) Adding your own Custom Templates
You can now add your own Custom Template URLs to the Add-on, which will make them available to one-click copy for your clients.

This is helpful if you make a lot of customizations to your templates - thanks @Skyler Reeves for the idea. 

4) The Analytics Audit template is now available in the Add-on!
It allows you to run 10 Google Analytics QC queries in one button press - some lovely automation in there.

5) And some bug fixes to share
Thanks to Russ and Andres for keeping Blueprint templates + the Add-on running smoothly:

  • Website Quality Audit: Fix for instances where crawl data was snapshotted then deleted.
  • Adding team members: can now be added with any email domain (previously validation was limited to traditional .com, .org etc domains)

6) Update on pricing
A lot Full Blueprint members have been asking for free access to the Add On. Unfortunately, that's not an option.

To be honest, we spent a small fortune developing the Add-on, and we need to make sure Ryan's  house doesn't get repossessed.  

From early feedback, we know the Add-on delivers *insane* value, and really takes the Blueprint experience into the 22nd century. We're currently asking $49/month (or $499/year) for access to the Add On, it's a small price to pay for the amount of time it will save you.

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That's all for this month!  Feel free to ping us in Slack with any questions, or in the comments here.

 Mahalo,
 David, Ryan, Andres and Russ
 The Blueprint Training Team
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Hayden Bingham

Can we get the free access to the Addon if we already purchased the Blueprint?

The Blueprint Training

Hey Hayden - the Add On is paid for all, including Full Blueprint members. I realize how that might have been confusing (seeing as how this announcement was written), so I updated the last section for clarity.

Team Plan (Up to 15 Members)

$99 / month
$990 / year (save 17%)
Includes access to 1 product:
Get access

Project Management-only

$49 / month
$499 / year (save 15%)
For teams who are *not* full Blueprint members, but still want to access PM functionality in the Add-on.
Includes access to 2 products:
Get access

Team Plan (Up to 5 Members)

$49 / month
$499 / year (save 15%)
For full Blueprint members who are upgrading to the Add-on.
Includes access to 1 product:
Get access