Custom fields will help you organize, group, and filter information on your workspace in different ways to personalize your airfocus workspace to fit your needs.

In this article you will learn about...

  • Benefits

  • How to create Custom fields

  • Custom field types

Benefits

Custom fields are great for providing flexibility around various use cases, such as enhancing your prioritization and expanding on item details.

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How to create Custom fields

  • Start creating your Custom fields by clicking on the three dots next to the workspace title and "Settings".

  • Select the Fields tab

  • Click on Add field at the bottom

  • Select the Custom field type to create a Custom field

Available Custom field types

By removing the implied precision of a numerical score, t-shirt sizing gives an easy, clear understanding of relative sizes allowing your team to think more abstractly about the effort involved in a specific item.

Example: Use T-shirt sizes to define prioritization criteria for items.

Items may fall under one or several categories, in this case, you can choose Single or Multi-select custom fields which include a drop-down picker that lets you select a single or as many options as you want.

Example: Use Single or Multi-select fields to outline tags or products that items are related to.

Estimate the difficulty of implementing a given user story, by assigning Story points to your items. These will inform your team about the complexities, risks, and efforts involved in the story.

Example: Use Story points to help determine capacity.

Measure the ROI or revenue of individual items with this money custom field. Select the currency type and the minimum and maximum amounts for this field.

Example: Use the Money field to help understand potential revenue.

Measure individual progress by marking items' completion percentage from 0% to 100%.

Example: Use the Percentage field to help your prioritization criteria, like when using the RICE framework.

Provide date information using a calendar selection to complete the field, this can consist of a specific date or a date range.

Date and Date range fields are linked to the Timeline view.

Include further descriptions of your items by inputting information in free-form text.

Example: Create custom Text fields to help you enhance the item information, such as identifying outcomes and measurements of success.

Measure success or failure of your items retrospectively with this yes / no Custom field.

Example: Use the yes/no field to help identify whether an experiment was successful.

  • People field

    The custom field of type People allows you to be more flexible in terms of collaboration, notifications and tracking. You can add contributors, watchers or list owners to an item while the "Assignee" field remains for the item lead.


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