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22269 Author: Matthew Paul
Code repository:
Registered on: 2019-01-15 (over 3 years ago)
Current version: 1.0.3
Compatible with: Redmine 4.1.x, 4.0.x, 3.4.x, 3.3.x, 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x
User ratings:   (1)

Adds link(s) after watcher names to directly call skype or slack or ms teams as needed (Anything that has a URI like sip:, skype:, mailto:, etc) - dynamically builds link for each user as specified in setups. Can be used to directly open Skype, or popup a screen, or open email etc as needed. Also includes Autowatch functionality and ability to add links below watcher list.

  • Ability to add TWO links after each user name on the watcher list
  • Define the links dynamically by using a mask and then including certain domains and excluding specific email addresses
  • Select a custom field for each link if the mask method does not suffice or is irregular
  • Can use buttons or popups if needed - simple Javascript code given in wiki
  • Substitutes user info on the URL mask like email, firstinitial, lastname etc.
  • Ability to set permissions so certain users can see links, others cannot
  • Adds Autowatch functionality to issues so that Author, Assignee, Current User are all added as watchers (if feature turned on) - this is the recommended usage
  • Adds Author/Assignee section below watchers if you do not want to use the Autowatch function but still want to see IM links for these users - this is an alternative
  • Adds ability to define links or other HTML after the watchers and Author/Assignee section if turned on including buttons, popups etc.

Installation notes

Pull code from Github, place in plugins directory, bounce machine. Then you must check permissions and do some basic setup of the links that you want. Advise to start simple and test as there is a lot of ability to build links dynamically.

  • Remember to set the permissions!
  • Then go do your setups - start simple!

Tested with 3+ and 4+. May work with others.


1.0.3 (2019-02-07)

Compatible with Redmine 4.1.x, 4.0.x, 3.4.x, 3.3.x, 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x.

Added easy Default buttons for general settings and for links - Skype, MSTeams, Slack, Email

1.0.2 (2019-01-16)

Compatible with Redmine 4.1.x, 4.0.x, 3.4.x, 3.3.x, 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x.

Corrected minor problem with the display of the watcher delete button for version 3.2 and below

1.0.1 (2019-01-15)

Compatible with Redmine 4.1.x, 4.0.x, 3.4.x, 3.3.x, 3.2.x, 3.1.x, 3.0.x.

Redmine_im_link_screenshot1.png (59.3 KB) Matthew Paul, 2019-01-16 00:07

permissions.png (13.9 KB) Matthew Paul, 2019-01-19 16:15

Settings.png (111 KB) Matthew Paul, 2019-01-19 16:15

User ratings

  by Matthew Paul over 3 years ago

Using this at a $11B company to ping their users and their Managed Services team. 5* but then I am biased of course :-)