Add Ideas

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  • Availability
    • Plan: All
  • Roles and Permissions
    • Add: Admin, Editor, Reviewer
    • Edit: Admin, Editor
    • Delete: Admin, Editor
    • View only: Reviewer (Limited editing rights for ideas created)

There are multiple ways of adding Ideas in ProdPad, whether you're logged in and viewing your Dashboard or are on the run. This guide will take you through each of them.

Add an Idea using the Quick-Add button

You can add an Idea quickly on any page on ProdPad by clicking on the + icon on the left-hand side of the navigation bar. This will immediately open up the slider for you to drop in your Idea! 

Add an Idea from the Ideas List page

When on the Ideas List page, you can add an Idea by clicking  Add an Idea on the top right of the page.

Add an Idea from an Initiative

You can create an Idea directly from a Roadmap card by typing in the Idea name in the Ideas section. Click on Create and add once you're ready to add the Idea to the Initiative. The Idea will be linked to the Roadmap card and added to the Ideas List.

Alternatively, you can use our generative AI helper feature to help create some possible new Ideas for you! Once you have populated your Initiative title, description, and target outcomes, hit the Generate AI Ideas button.

Once generated, you can select which Ideas work with your strategy, and of course, you can edit them by clicking on any of the sections in the Generated AI Idea module. 

Add an Idea via email

Open your email client and describe the Idea in the body of an email. Once you’ve finished describing the Idea, set the TO:field to idea+[your-company-name]

Once ProdPad has received and processed the email, you will be sent an email acknowledging that the Idea has been received. Next time you view ProdPad, you will see your Idea in the Idea List. This can take up to 5 minutes to process before it appears in your ProdPad account.

You can use either the  CC: and BCC: fields to send in your Ideas. It's important to note that there is a limit of 1024 characters for each Idea, so make sure the description you send is brief. Remember, you can always add more into the Description, Business Case, User Stories, or Functional Specs later!

Note: Only users that currently exist in ProdPad can send in ideas. Be sure to use the same email address that is registered in your ProdPad account.

Top Tip

Learn more about setting up your custom Email Dropbox.

Add an Idea with the Chrome Extension

Another way of adding Ideas while you're not logged in to ProdPad is to use the ProdPad Chrome Extension. This handy tool will allow you to add Ideas to ProdPad from any page you have open in the Google Chrome browser.

To install the Chrome Extension:

  • Head to the Chrome Web Store and click 'Add to Chrome'
  • Generate your API key: In ProdPad, head to your Profile Settings by clicking on the arrow next to your name in the top-right corner, and then click on API Key. You can copy the API key, or if you don’t have one yet, simply click 'Generate API key'
  • Open up the newly installed ProdPad Chrome Extension in the top-right corner of your browser, and paste the API key into it.

You can now use the ProdPad Chrome Extension on any page that you’re browsing on, without even needing to log in. Simply click on Add an Idea or Add Feedback to easily send Ideas or Feedback to your ProdPad account.

Top Tip

Looking for more ways to add ideas? Check out our Integrations & API guides.

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