Just use the Create Shortcut feature in Chrome and tell it to open as a Window.
Then you can add it to your Start Menu or Task Bar like a normal app (second to the last one)
And it opens like an app:
That's great thank you @Josh Lyon ! I've been using Jira for almost 2 years and been looking for a solution all that time
Does anyone know if it's possible to change the icon shown in the taskbar? Just to help differentiate between Chrome and Jira (It doesnt even have to be the official Jira logo)
Ideally, Chrome gets the site's `favico.ico` and applies it as the shortcut's icon.
The browser is extremely slow when managing a large project. The native application should be able to manage resources more efficiently. For instance, the native Mac App has much better responsiveness but most of the people in our company use windows and there is no windows app.
There is an open-source jiraclient but project but it is unofficial and comes with no guaranty or any support.
The Jira (by atlassian) app for Mac has some great benefits over the Chrome website and also some limitations.
The upshot is that an app is faster and better for real time team communications as issues evolve. However, the app has bugs and limitations, so it's FAR from perfect.
* Speed. navigating between issues, checking status, etc is MUCH faster than web. This is a huge deal and I love the app because of this.
* Notifications. You get proper notifications to Mac OS when issue status changes
* Commenting. It's very strong a commenting and it makes every issue feel like a slack channel. Ie. by clicking on an app notification
* Issue editing. Not all the options are there.
* There is a major but (currently) with editing the description of an issue which is a deal breaker
* Work Log. It's not fast to use the worklog if you're entering a lot of data
thanks for this link, this desktop client by ALM works is amazing: much faster than the web version + all sorts of handy sort and filter options, + 2way sync!
I hope someone will start maintaining it again (Jira or ALM)
Here is another link to it: https://almworks.com/jiraclient/overview.html
This is one of the reasons we stopped using Jira; It's inconvenient on a PC. When you have to go to a site, login and wait, my team ends up getting sidetracked with another project/ask. We miss things. I'm not sure why they can't build out a desktop app for Windows since they have ios and Android.
Yeah I dont get how they still don't have a windows app considering every other platform has it. I'd assuming windows is a very large part of their consumer base. Really limiting for me to switch the rest of our employees over to using confluence instead of Onenote. They want an app to open, not to go to a bookmark in chrome or to pin a chrome tab to the start bar.
@Jason Long Looking at doing the same. I have found I spend more time waiting for tasks and drop downs to load in Jira than I do using the product and its native limitations w/o addons are incredibly limiting... And Confluence is even slower. Just need to verify a proper audit trail and release plan in Notion or Coda and we can leave.
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