Notifications - show red bubbles on the left menu when you are inside a project
It would be helpful to have a flag on the apps in the sidebar menu for a project when content is present in each (discussions, files, etc...)
@Jody - thanks for clarifications. We were just thinking opposite - you go to Notifications page and check and mark red updates from all projects. You can also filter and do them one by one if you want. Compare this to going to each project and check left side panel for new updates - many more frictions here.
Both would be ideal. Perhaps red for new; a different color for existing.