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Add-ons are a way to enable new features for your projects that add a new level of functionality to your experience. Decide individually if and which add-ons you want to enable for your different projects.

We have created add-ons to keep Zenkit as clutter-free as possible! If you don't need a feature, then you simply don't enable the add-on! You'll see that add-ons will evolve as Zenkit does. Some standard features may appear here, whereas others will remain standard across all accounts. 

Enabling add-ons inside a project

Add-ons are only available to users of a plus plan and higher. Open The project settings and click on "Manage Add-Ons." Here you will find a listing of available add-ons.

If you are using the free plan, it says "Plus" next to the add-ons click on it then click "Upgrade" to upgrade your account.

Project Themes

The Project Theme add-on allows you to set a specific theme or background for a single project. Every member of the project will see the selected project background as it overrides the profile background.

To activate the add-on, click on the name of the project, then click "Manage Add-Ons" and then click "Add" next to "Project Themes". 

A pop-up window appears with all the available colors and backgrounds. To set one as your theme, click on it and confirm with "Done".

Custom settings

Custom settings allow you to customize your background, theme type, and display style. Click the "+" icon to add a new custom style and then upload an image of your choice. 

Once your image is uploaded, click "Edit" to access the customization menu.

Display Type selects between displaying your chosen image as a tile or fully covering the background.

Background Type allows you to choose a custom theme for the selected image. The light type works best when your chosen background is light, and therefore creates light tasks and menus with dark text. The dark background type usually matches a dark background and creates dark tasks and menus with light text.

Item style lets you choose whether you want your tasks and menus to be completely opaque or slightly transparent.

iCalendar subscription

The calendars add-on is a calendar subscription based on the open-source iCalendars (.ics) standard that allows you to integrate your Zenkit calendar with other calendar applications such as iCal, Outlook, Google Calendar, etc. This calendar subscription is one-way (Zenkit -> external calendar app).

To activate the add-on, click "Add" in the "iCalender Subscription" field in the "Manage Add-Ons" section of your project settings.

Adding a saved filter to your iCalendar link.

You can optionally add a saved filter to your link so that only tasks matching that filter are transferred to your external calendar. To add a saved filter, click "None" under the Filter section and select the filter you want to add.

Below it, a link will appear with the condition to use the filter. Copy this link and add it to your Calendar app.

Please Note: You can generate this link for as many different saved filters as you want. Generating a link with a filter attached will not affect the main subscription link. If you reset the filter, you will need to generate your filter links again.

Adding your Zenkit calendar to another calendar application.

Copy the URL that appears in the iCalendar subscription add-on settings. (Note: the add-on must be enabled for it to work). This is the subscription URL you should use to add your Zenkit calendar to another application. 

This way you can subscribe to a calendar with different popular calendar applications:

Mac calendar  

iPhone or iPad calendar 

Email to Project

With this add-on, you can send tasks to any project that has the add-on enabled. Each project has its own unique email address and you can even create email addresses that automatically assign the tasks!

Activate the add-on by clicking "Manage add-ons" in the project settings. Then click "Add" on the right edge of the "Email to Project" field.

A pop-up window will open where you can set up the add-on.

You can find the project's unique email address in the first section. Your username at the front of the email means that you will be assigned as the person who created the task. Zenkit Projects automatically uses the "Due date", "Title" and "Notes" fields here.


Position refers to where the item will appear in your project. In the List and Table view, it means that the task will appear at the top or bottom of the list/table. If you have set a default label in the Kanban view, it will appear at the top or bottom of this list. If you have not used a default label, it will appear in a new list "Without label". The Calendar view adds it according to the date, if applicable, and it appears in the "Not Connected" field of the Mindmap view.

Assign members by email

To assign a member by email, you need to append their username to the email address. Click "Show more examples" at the top of the email settings to see examples with two users in the current project.

The rule is that the first username is the user who creates the task. The second username corresponds to the person who will be assigned to the task.

If you don't have anyone contributing to the project, then obviously this won't work. Add other people to your project to start assigning tasks!

Creating a new email address

You may need to create a new email address for the project, for example, if someone has found your address and is sending pranks to your Project ;)

To do this, click on "Generate new email address" under the main project email. 

Please note that this will invalidate the current email address and any email addresses of specific members. Emails sent to the old addresses will not generate tasks in the project.

Managing or deactivating add-ons

To manage or disable an add-on, open your project's settings by clicking on the project's name. In the Add-Ons section on the left, click the add-on you want to manage.

Here you can manage your add-ons, select new backgrounds and edit them, regenerate links, add filters or reset links.

If you want to remove the add-on from your project, click "Disable Add-On" at the bottom of the respective add-on settings.