Uzility is introducing the new board background images. Anyone using Uzility can set a custom background image on any of their boards. This is a new per user setting, allowing for the personalization of the agile board that everyone should have access to.
Some competitors offer the ability to set the background image only in their premium package. This new feature is available to everyone using Uzility regardless of the package they are using. Backgrounds are even available on the free single user product.
Over the last year we have added many features to Uzility, this one however is one of the more fun features that I have worked on.
Here is an example of a personal board that I have configured with a custom background, this board is being used to plan a family trip to Vancouver Canada.
Another example is my “development” board, for this board I have specified a blue gradient background that I found using the Google image search feature.
Here is how it works. First if you don’t already have a background, go to Google or your favorite search engine, and search on large background images. Once you find one you like, download it to your computer. Now you are ready to set that image as your board background.
Right click on the empty space on the background of one of your boards. Choose Backgrounds … Set Board Background.
You will be prompted with the Add Background dialog. Click the “Choose File” button and browse your computer to find the image you downloaded earlier.
Once you have selected the file, just click the “upload” button and your page will refresh with that image as your board background.
Your board is now transformed from a plain white background to any possibility of amazing images.
This background will only be available to you, other users will need to set their own background.
You can set a different background on each of our boards in the Uzility system.