Assembla’s system is super flexible to meet the needs of almost any team or project. In order to get the most out of your Assembla projects, here are some tips and tricks to help you and your team work smarter and faster. 


1. Use Assembla’s markup language to quickly reference tickets, commits, files, embed images inline, and much more.

Reference another ticket by typing in #ticket_number such as #112. Link to a file with [[file:file_name]] such as [[file:screenshot.png]]. Directly embed an image inline with [[image:file_name]] such as [[image:screenshot.png]].

You could use the markup language shortcuts by directly typing the syntax into any text area OR by using the toolbar above the text areas.


2. Identify “stuck” tickets that have not changed status for a defined amount of time. Sometimes these tickets are either not important (can be moved to another milestone), have been forgotten about, or need some assistance.

Go to the Tickets tool > Metrics sub-tab > Stuck Tickets section. Define the amount of time and see a report of “stuck” tickets.

3. Quickly get an at-a-glance view of the status of stories in progress.

Go to the Tickets tool > Metrics sub-tab > Stories Lifecycle section. Here you will see a list of all stories, the number of active tickets, a progress report, and the story owner. Click on any story to open it up and see more details. 

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