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Why JIRA Client?

JIRA Client is an application which provides instant access to issues in an Outlook-like tree view interface and works both when you are online and offline. It also has a number of such useful features as search query editor, customizable issue hierarchy display, linking issues using drag-and-drop, integrates with IDE, and more.

We believe that using JIRA Client will help you in your daily chores and solve a number of problems you may come across:

  • Interactive desktop interface instead of web access
    You don't need to browse through a bunch of web pages to find the desired information - use a familiar Outlook-like tree view interface
  • Offline availability
    Wherever you are offline or have a slow VPN connection, you can still work with your local copy of issues database and synchronize changes when you become online.
  • Search queries
    JIRA Client supports any combination of search conditions using Boolean logic. Found issues may be displayed in a hierarchical layout based on links or sub-tasks.
  • Capture, edit and attach screenshots to your issues
    In addition to just capturing screenshots, you can later edit them: crop, emphasize some area, provide comments, blur unnecessary information and zoom out the details.
  • Track the time you spend on performing your tasks
    JIRA Client aggregates the information on the time you spend on your issues and you can later analyze your workload in a time sheet and publish it.

Why Use This Resource?

We strongly recommend you to get familiar with this section of our Reference when you jump start with JIRA Client for the first time to get the most of your first user experience. This section includes several sections which will guide you through a number of steps from bringing your JIRA issues database to your desktop, creating search queries and interpreting them, and highlights of working with issues:

In this section we have covered just the basics. For more in-depth information, we recommend you to dive into the details and come through Working with JIRA Client section.

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