Commuting doesn’t have to be the hellish experience it has been made out to be. You can learn a lot while commuting. I used to despise jumping on the train or taking the bus, but not anymore. I have everything set-up for my commuting adventures.
I always have a book ready, or my iPod loaded up with material for me to listen to. I like to read and fill my brain with knowledge, so finding material is easy. The biggest problem you’ll face is preparation. You have to prepare yourself for your commutes, otherwise you’ll most likely not bring the best material with you.
I’ve learned a lot while sitting on trains, buses and airplanes. It feels more cumbersome to bring something with you, but you’ll be thankful you did when you’re sitting there with nothing to do.
You’ll almost feel forced to do something, which is when it’s a perfect time to fill your brain with precious, tasty knowledge.
Here are a few productive things you can do while commuting:
Read a Book You may not have time to read books, but if you’re commuting and doing nothing, you’re wasting a good opportunity to get friendly with the interesting world of books.
If you aren’t an avid reader, it may feel hard to get started, but as you keep reading, you’ll find it more and more fun, at least I did.
Write If you’re aspiring to become a blogger or writer of any kind, you can grab a laptop, put on some music and start writing while sitting on the train or bus.
If you don’t have a laptop, there are a lot of ways to find a really cheap one. If you’re only using it for writing and surfing the web, you don’t really need the best of the best.
Listen If you’re commuting by car and can’t really read or write, you can always buy audiobooks and audio courses on many different topics.
There really are no excuses to squander your commuting time. No matter how you commute, you can always take advantage of the time you have.
Solve Problems Have anything in your life that isn’t clear or that’s bothering you? Grab a pen and a piece of paper and start putting down your thoughts on paper.
Whenever I write down whatever I’m trying to solve, it helps clear my mind, and I’m sure it’ll help you as well.
Start a Business Online businesses are started every day in every way. Even if you only have one or two hours of free time every day, you can get a lot done by prioritizing your time.
There are a lot of different online income streams you can build. You can get involved in affiliate marketing, or in creating your own products.
It’s easier said than done, I know, but it is possible, and there are people doing it. The only thing standing in your way is you.
Visualize This is for those times when you’ve somehow forgot all of your stuff at home. Whenever I’m on the bus with nothing in my hands or in my ear, I like to visualize and play around with my imagination.
That is, of course, if there’s no beautiful scenery to marvel at. Visualization can be anything you want it to be, but I personally like to use it to feel good.
What you do is you visualize something you want. Say you want to travel. Think about as many details as you can and start living your dream, inside your head.
Feel the feelings you would have if you were already traveling right now. You’ll know it works because you will start feeling better and better.
Learn A Language Have you ever thought about learning a language? I think we all have at some point in our lives. I’ve recently started learning Spanish and am having a lot of fun doing it.
Language learning can be fun. You don’t need to sit in school and study grammar to learn a language. You can immerse yourself in it and absorb it.
If you can devote 30-60 minutes to a language per day, you will make progress. If you can do more, you will learn more.
Commuting may at first seem boring, but when you really think about it, it’s an opportunity for you to do awesome things while the world passes you by.
Q & A: How Producteev benefits a team of 8 interactive media specialists
Jessie Eckert is an Interactive Specialist at Blind Acre Media. She appreciates fancy gadgets and uses Producteev with seven other people on her team in the firm’s strategy division.
Q: How do you use Producteev? Jessie: I use Producteev to help my team as well as myself stay organized, determine priorities, delegate tasks, and track results.
My division uses Producteev for very important, smaller-scale tasks. We are lucky to have a team that works well together. It also helps that our workspaces and tasks are similar. Adding Producteev to our workflow has helped us accomplish tasks in a well-ordered fashion. I begin by organizing tasks by client, and I assign them accordingly to team members.
I have always been a ‘list’ person. If I had multiple tasks to be completed, my first instinct was to create a list. My one list always turned into multiple lists, and my original intention to not leave anything out was lost in the mix. With Producteev, I can see my task lists within separate workspaces, so I can prioritize and organize my day accordingly.
At first my team members were not as excited as I was about creating [to do] lists, but Producteev has gotten them into really great habits. Whenever they have a new task, they automatically add it to their workspace.
If ever we need to find a specific task, we search using labels. Labels, which are like tags or categories, allow easy navigation through our lengthy task lists.
Q: Describe your experience with Producteev. Jessie: By far, my favorite feature of Producteev is the iPhone App. This App allows me to add tasks as soon as they are presented and check the status of a task when I am out of the office. Not only can I make sure deadlines are hit, I can stay on top of team tasks anytime. It is truly the perfect pocket management tool!
I have tried other services in the past, but nothing seemed to work. They were flaky, hard to navigate and seemed disorganized. With an easy to use interface, organized format and helpful tools, Producteev has been a workflow solution for us!
Although I am currently the only one using the Producteev iPhone app, I’m sure other members of my team would use a mobile app if they had a phone that supported it!
Thanks, Jessie, we’re working on building more mobile apps as we speak!
Let’s marvel for a bit at the design mastery behind the binder clip. It’s made of one solid but flexible piece of metal and two hinged metal wires. When folded back, the binder clip’s metal hooks provide the leverage necessary to open the powerful spring-loaded clasp. After you’ve bound your papers (or whatever you’ve fit into the mouth of the binder clip), the metal arms fold forward, flush against the bound object. Or you can remove them altogether.
Unlike its older and significantly more simplistic cousin, the paperclip, the binder clip binds significantly larger stacks of paper together with ease; unlike staples, hole-punches, or thread, the binder clip is a completely non-destructive method of binding and organizing paper with a vice-like grip. (You can even completely remove the wires if you prefer to keep the clip fastened and want to lose the cruft.)
Per Wikipedia, the binder clip has undergone next to no significant design improvements or changes since it was invented nearly 100 years ago. You can find the indispensable gadgets in a variety of sizes, from the tiny roach-clip style to clamps the size of your hand (but with a significantly stronger grip).
In the UK, it’s called a bulldog clip. Yeah.
So yeah, binder clips hold paper together. That’s not terribly sexy, and even the fact that it’s stood the test of time and remains one of the most reliable and ubiquitous office supplies doesn’t really change that. But the binder clip transcends the yawn-factor of office knighthood through the many brilliant and clever ways they’ve been put to use outside the piles of workspace papers. Let’s look at a few of our favorites:
Sick of digital tools like Evernote and long for the days of analog capture? Personal productivity guru Merlin Mann’s classic Hipster PDA is a bundle of 3”x5” notecards and a binder clip. Done.
Announcing 1st & 2nd Place Winners of Developer Throwdown
First of all, thank you to all of the developers who participated in the first ever Developer Throwdown! We received some very cool apps submissions! It wasn’t easy, but the web entrepreneurs serving as judges have decided.
Out of over 53 participants, we’re proud to announce the winners of this developer challenge:
1st Place $2500 Voice2Teev, a voice recognition app that works with Android
2nd Place $1000 Blackberry app, allowing you to stay in sync on your Blackberry device
Congrats to the developers with the winning entries!
We hope you’re as excited as we are about these new additions, and we’ll officially release them momentarily.
When you were a kid and wanted to do something your parents or teachers didn’t like, you may have heard the question, “If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you?” The idea is that it’s not good to do something stupid, even if everyone else is doing it. The logic is think for yourself instead of following the crowd.
It’s good advice, regardless of the motivations of the authority figure giving it to you. But one day, you grow up and suddenly the tables are turned. People start expecting you to behave very much like they do. If you disagree and don’t conform to their expectations, some of them get confused or irritated. It’s almost as if they are asking: “Hey, everyone else is jumping off the bridge. Why aren’t you?”
Every day, you’ll encounter the bridge in countless decisions and conversations—but the choice of whether to jump or not is completely up to you. How can you back away and make your own choices?
1. Ask why. A powerful, annoying question, why is frequently used by three-year-olds but usually abandoned by adults. Support the why revolution. Start asking why of everyone, including yourself.
2. Clarify. What’s it all about? What do you really want to do, and how can you make that the priority?
3. Simplify. That’s what minimalism is all about—letting go and living the dream. But the best part of simplicity has nothing to do with how many socks you own; it lies in being clear about your intentions and motivations.
4. Do … more. That’s right, do more, not less. When you don’t know your core passions and are staring out over the bridge, it’s good to back off and strip everything down. But when you’re crafting a remarkable life, why wouldn’t you want more of it?
Here are a few options for step four: learn a language. Write a book. Take a trip. Learn to walk on hot coals. Enroll in trapeze school. Volunteer.
Or do something else—it’s a big world out there. The main question is: How can you wake up tomorrow and live the life you want, while also connecting with the world around you?
Most of us don’t really want the simplest possible life. We want a life that is free from clutter, yes—but we need to connect our lives with a greater purpose. We don’t need to own things we don’t use, but we should spend freely on meaningful experiences. We should invest in ourselves and invest in others.
Take a hard look at the life before you. Are you staring out over the bridge? Take a step back. Decide for yourself what’s best.
Results In-House Developer Challenge, Cast Your Vote Today!
The results of our one-week In-House Developer Challenge are in! You now have two new apps to enjoy! Take a look at our entries and let us know which entry you think deserves the gift card prize.
Firefox Gmail plugin
Once installed, creating tasks from emails is easy. With one click of the plugin, a task will be created from the selected email. The subject line will be the task title and all opened email conversations will be task notes. As an added bonus, you can access your gmail from the task details! Just look for the link to go back to your gmail, and that way you can immediately reply to the sender!
"Producteev Applications" now fueling TechStars selection process
TechStars, a seed capital and mentorship program for startups, now has its application process managed by Producteev.
So anytime someone has startup ideas they want to submit as an application to TechStars, from start to finish— it will be overseen by the nifty “Producteev Applications” product.
"Producteev Applications" offers effortless collection, management and collaboration around your organization’s applications (Universities, HR Departments, VC firms…). More information on this new product soon.
If you’ve got the next stellar submission, go for it at http://techstars.producteev.com! A New York program is being launched from January 10 to April 8, 2011. The deadline is November 21st before the strike of midnight, so get a move on it!
PS: If you’re an organization or institution interested in having your own “Producteev Applications,” email contact at producteev.com today!
Q & A: How app helps Super Mom "crank out the tasks in a technologically harmonious wonderland"
Michele K. is a suburban super mom. She and her husband Howard have three beautiful children: Alyssa, 11; Alex, 9; and Jared, 7.
Michele was delighted to have discovered Producteev through Android’s Astrid add-on. She finds much to love about Producteev and quickly became a hyper-user because it’s free and has an attractive, “simple” interface.
Q: How do you use Producteev? Michele: I share a workspace called “Command Central” with my husband. I love that it helps my man and I are see the most up-to-date list at all times. Having a single repository is awesome. We’re able to see the same Google calendar, which makes the kids’ chauffeuring needs crystal clear. Also, we’re both on the same page when it comes to household duties, and even simple little questions that we would forget to ask otherwise.
The convenience of our tasks showing up on the Gmail page, where we are already synced with a calendar for each person in the family, is great! We are looking at it all day, anyway. Google tasks is woefully and pitifully inadequate.
With all this info at our fingertips, we waste a lot less time and mental energy having purely logistical conversations about “remember to do this” or “where is the party” or “what is left on the yard work list” or “who do I give it to at school” and so on. Thankfully, we now have MORE time for the good stuff.
My husband is hooked and has started his own account now, with one tab for Command Central and another for work!
I have other workspaces just for myself. For example, I have a “Packing Workspace” with our packing list for family vacations. The labels represent the people in my family and the rooms in my home.
Q: Tell us about your experience with Producteev. Michele: I especially love being able to assign tasks to each other. Leaving notes, questions, or web links for clarity is also pretty awesome. And the smart prioritizing of tasks, including being able to star each other’s tasks to indicate our opinion of its priority. And the ability to give a task many different labels! I think the label icons could be more exciting. I love the colors. But it would be even more fun to add stars, hearts, pluses, and other basic shapes that could also be custom-colored. I would color-code every person in my house and maybe see things at a glance easier.
I like having Producteev available on my nice, big desktop for major editing. And if I am out of town on vacation or waiting for an appointment, it’s right there in my hand. Woo hoo!
I’m super excited to crank out the tasks in a technologically harmonious wonderland. Especially once we get recurring tasks going! I think we’re going to have a long and meaningful relationship!
This morning we had a bit of a human error, which, as a result we had to go offline for a few hours. Sorry this happened, it shouldn’t have and won’t happen again.
All is well now. Your tasks should be right where you left them.
We appreciate your understanding and your giving us the opportunity to fix things. We’re taking additional measures to prevent this from happening in the future.
Feel free to visit Support to report anything that looks buggy.
Before we get started, we’re going to throw our most helpful tip out there. If you can empty the space that is, or will be, your workspace before getting started, your job as office makeover engineer will be much, much, easier. It’s less stressful to start with a blank slate and add items in than it is to try and work around the existing workspace. You’ll be fine either way, but if you can, start from empty.
Note: As always, rules were made to be broken. The tips below aim to provide helpful guidelines, but at the end of the day, if something works, it works.
People are inclined to make timid design choices in a small space. The space is small so everything should be small, including decisions about color and design considerations, right? Wrong. Sure you can’t put a massive and ornately carved desk in a 6’x4’ study nook, but that doesn’t mean you have to go with a timid and tiny white desk and no color. Small spaces require more focus and design energy than large spaces because every single inch counts when you’re appointing a tiny space. Make bold design choices but keep them few and far in between. Painting one wall red is a bold design choice. Painting one wall red, the desk blue, and covering it with Japanese figurines is something well beyond bold and cruising towards eye-sore territory. Photo from Tiny Workspaces: The Black Hole Home Office.
Don’t be afraid of color. A small workspace doesn’t have to look like a newsprint page. Paint the wall green, red, bright blue, whatever color strikes your fancy and works with the palette of your space. If you don’t add in some visual energy to your small space, it can feel draining to sit there working. Can’t paint the walls? Put up a colorful print or poster. Use LED up-lighting to cast a colorful glow on the wall. Do something to introduce variation.
Go easy on the prints. Try to stick to solid or very subtle prints. A tiny home office may not be the place for a chair with a dense and loud fabric pattern. You may also want to keep objects like furniture and office chairs on the darker side, since light objects appear larger to the eye. A huge white leather executive chair in a small office will look even larger than a traditional black one. You can ignore this rule if you have really dark walls, a lighter desk or chair will stand out more and provide contrast if you have slate gray walls.
Accentuate areas of interest in your workspace. Does your office have an interesting window? Architectural details like period molding, textured walls, or other eye catching details? Try to accentuate them. A bare brick wall behind your desk offers far more visual interest than you’d be afforded with a matte white wall. Don’t ignore the innate details in your office when choosing where to place your desk, shelves, and other office necessities. Photo from An Industrial Vibe: Workspace in a Wool Mill.
Don’t skimp on the lighting. The recently featured workspace of Lifehacker reader Ed Venture (above) really drives home the importance of good lighting. His home office is a multipurpose media room, office, guest room, and all-purpose room for his family. He set up multiple lighting schemes for everything from studying to computer work to watching movies to reading on the couch. While you might not opt to have as many lighting schemes and effects as Ed, don’t neglect to factor in lighting. Changes in lighting can dramatically shift the appearance of a small space. Consider bright lighting for tasks that need it, subdued back-lighting on your monitors for reduced eye strain, and general lighting to brighten the place up. Lighting is particularly important if you’re dealing with a space that has little or no natural light.
Purge, Purge, and Purge Some More
Clutter is the absolute death of a small office. If you’re going to have a functional and effective small office, you have to continually purge. Regular offices get cluttered up quickly; your tiny home office with a small desk and limited storage can be lost to a few days worth of junk mail and unsorted work. Photo from The Organic-Shelf Office.
Corral and purge office clutter. You can’t stop the flow of things into your office, but you can contain them properly. Everything should go through your inbox. (In this context, consider your inbox any defined space on your desk for stuff that needs processed.) If something can’t fit into your inbox, then it’s large enough you really need to deal with it right then and figure out where it belongs. Empty your inbox daily. File or shred daily. You don’t have a big enough workspace to get into the habit of pushing piles around and dealing with things later. When you have a small workspace, your entire desk is the “Deal with it now!” zone. Not sure your filing system is up for the challenge of daily use? Beat your filing cabinet into shape with a filing system workflow.
Once you’ve got a solid handle on purging—and purging again and again!—it’s time to focus on organization. If your office isn’t well organized, chances are everything will end up on your desk. That’s where everything goes in a messy office—right to the desk. The purging you did above will cut down on the stuff you need or organize; an organization plan will keep things tidy. Photo from The Organized Corner Office.
Organize based on frequency of use, not location of use. People tend to think in terms of “Where do I use this?” rather than “How often do I use this?” when it comes to organizing and storing their office supplies. Scanners are a perfect example of this. If you’re a design professional and you use a scanner every single day, it should be on your desk. If you use a scanner three or four times a year to scan legal documents or invoices, it should be stowed neatly on the top shelf of a closet or out of sight inside a piece of office furniture. Use your staple puller every day? Keep it on the desk or in your top desk drawer. Otherwise put it in the office supply bin in the closet. Use a big microphone for daily pod casts? Keep it out. Use it for once a year dub-overs on family films? Put it in the closet.
It sounds elementary when it’s laid out like that but most people work along the lines of “This is a USB device, USB devices must be plugged into computers!” If you don’t use it frequently, it has no purpose sitting on your space-constrained desk.
Use vertical spaces. Let’s say you are so limited on space for your workspace that you can’t carve out more than the spot your desk sits on. You’ve still got around 20-30 square feet of wall space right behind your desk that could have shelving on it. Don’t overlook your vertical spaces. We don’t suggest covering all your wall space with storage or cabinets, but you’re missing out on prime storage space in a small office if you limit yourself to the desk and other low-to-the-ground furniture. Photo from The Floating Shelves and Hidden Cables Workspace.
Conceal the clutter. Unless you’ve reduced your entire workspace to a single table with a single laptop on it, there is no way you can avoid having a little office clutter. Having lots of stuff on surfaces, whether your desktop or shelving, really shrinks the space and makes it feel like there just isn’t enough room. Use baskets on shelves to hold small objects, drawers under the desk, and try to minimize what sits on the desk. Remember if it’s not in daily use it really shouldn’t be on the desk.
Always keep your eye out for something that would work in your office. Not every office in the workspace pool will be the size as yours, in a color palette you like, or in the same budget range as you’re working with, but you’ll always be able to find something new and interesting to incorporate into your office.
Every small space workspace and its occupant have different needs. Starting with a blank slate, however, and introducing elements of color, good lighting for work and play, and purging unnecessary clutter will go a long way towards creating an effective and enjoyable workspace. Have a tip or trick to share for maximizing a small space? let’s hear about it in the comments.
Q & A: How Producteev is "pretty awesome" for committed college student
Pierre-Simon Ntiruhungwa is a business student at ESCP Europe, in Paris. Like most over-achieving college students, Pierre-Simon is both a juggler and a hustler. He uses Producteev to get a hold of his academic projects, student job, and internship.
Q: Tell us about your experience with Producteev. Pierre-Simon: Producteev really helps me organize the enormous amount of work I commit to doing. One of my favorite features is [GCal sync] the possibility of setting deadlines to tasks and then seeing them in my google calendar.
This is really helpful because I have an overview of all the things I need to do and when I have to do them. Producteev helps me balance my workload everyday. Above all, it helps me actually remember to do things, thanks to the reminders I am able to set.
Also, I just discovered natural language processing (NLP) on Producteev to help me set deadlines more quickly, and this is great! In addition, I like responding to Producteev emails once tasks are created. This is also great! I haven’t tried the other NLP capabilities, but it’sproven to be pretty awesome.
Q: How do you use Producteev? Pierre-Simon: I’m currently at the end of my first year so I’m doing a three-month internship at an internet start up in Paris. At the same time I am working for a professional union called Junior Enterprise. I will resume school in a few days, and I look forward to using Producteev for my business school assignments!
Before I used to put assignments on paper without being able to keep track of their deadlines. I can’t imagine how any student, especially ones in universities as challenging and demanding as mine, can accomplish all of their assignments without a tool like Producteev.
Even at our age, it is good to practice organization and task management. Everyday, I have friends telling me how they forgot to do something. And the more I do group work, the more I will encourage my fellow students to use Producteev so that we can mutually benefit….
All this, is of course, aimed at one thing: getting things done as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to spend more time having fun. Because we’re still young!
Thanks @psntir! If you’re looking for help with the parts of your life that you juggle, give Producteev task management that works the way you do, a try.
This is a follow up blog post, from our closer look series on the Getting Things Done (GTD) method. It borrows ideas from “Part II: Practicing Stress-Free Productivity” of David Allen’s three-part book.
It is important to exert an action-orientated approach while processing your tasks. In other words, GTD processing is most effective when it’s more about the “done” part, and less about the “getting” part. So anytime you process, be thinking about end goals you’d like to achieve with your task list.
Prepare your workspace by addressing:
Any tasks you have to throw away
Quick tasks you have a moment to complete
Tasks that you can assign to other members of your team
Once you have all that, you may begin your Calendar items, or tasks with deadlines. They can be tackled by applying the following criteria.
Context (physical location)
Time and energy available
Examples are given in the accompanying video.
In addition, you may find helpful to use labels as the names of projects. If so, you will think in terms of a label representing a multi-step task. In this case, your Producteev tasks are actually sub-tasks of a much bigger project.
Cool Tip: We recommend having color coded labels in your workspace. For instance, labels that have to do with scheduling can be in green. Meanwhile, labels that refer to contexts can appear in red. Your projects can then be labeled by all other colors in between.
Finally, you’ll be able to take the GTD basics you implemented on your Producteev task management application and process them using GTD decision-action criteria. Good luck!
Q & A: How Producteev gets new grads' gaming startup off the ground
Dave Chenell (center) and Eric Cleckner, recent Syracuse grads, use Producteev to power two startups.
The first is graFighters, where hand-drawn characters come to life in a virtual battlefield. The second is enormo.us, described by Dave as a “small, creative ad agency.”
Both ventures are funded by the university’s Student Sandbox incubator, which offers alum a shot at developing their tech ambitions.
With limited time and resources before take off, Dave and Eric needed a task tool that was sleek enough for rapid adoption and strong enough to house their imaginative concoctions.
Q: How did you choose Producteev? Dave: We didn’t want a cumbersome system that got in our way. Producteev is a simple and lightweight tool that works with you.
How do you use Producteev? Dave: We put all our tasks, milestones, and meetings on our Produceev hub. We have new projects coming in all the time so our favorite feature is sending tasks via email. In fact, that’s what got us sold on Producteev: email and social media integration.
Dave, smiling: Also being a gaming startup, we are a fan of the gaming elements…
This wraps up a second real-life example of a Producteev team. Take it from Dave, Producteev is a task app that’s easy to learn and easy to work with. Thanks, @dave_chenell, for sharing your experience with us, and best of luck with your team’s endeavors!
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A Producteev workspace complies with Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology using the following label system, complimented with other Producteev features. This blog post borrows ideas from “Part I: The Art of Getting Things Done” of David Allen’s three-part book.
The benefit of organizing your to-do list on Producteev with GTD methodology is having to remember less so that you can do more.
You can get things done on Producteev in the following steps:
Create and send actionable items into your Producteev workspace.
Organize the items.
Process and review items until they are complete.
*Note: If completing a task will take a matter of minutes, and you have the time to do so on the spot, you should complete it right then rather than procrastinating by adding it to your to-do list ;)
Basic elements of a GTD workspace include the following labels:
· Waiting – for tasks that you are waiting on someone else to complete
· Next action – for tasks that do not have deadlines, but need to be completed as quickly as you are able
· Someday/maybe – for items that you are considering doing
· Reference – for holding onto and easily accessing important information
Calendar items, or tasks with deadlines, will be covered in greater detail next time. For now, calendar items do not need a label, but instead will be an integral part of your workspace.
Once you have the above labels and calendar elements set in your workspace, you’ll be able to use Producteev features with them. Here is list of a GTD-compliant features.
Next actionPrioritize tasks with our 1-5 starring system.
Someday/maybePerform reviews with our weekly digests.
Reference Attach files. Retrieve items with our search function.
This scratches the surface of how to apply GTD concepts on Producteev. We’ll cover tasks with deadlines next. In the mean time, you can try the labeling system and see how it works for you.
Allen encourages practical review of methodology, and you can let go of practices that you do not find helpful with Getting Things Done. If you already apply GTD material to your workspaces, we’d love to hear more! Tell us how you have adopted the methodology and modified your workspace to be GTD-friendly.
Delivering Your Requested Features: All-Day Tasks & Active Task Counter
You requested. We delivered. Enjoy these new features from the Producteev team!
All-Day Tasks Set a day-specific deadline without assigning the time.
Use NLP to set a day-specific deadline via web, e-mail and IM, and your task will fill the entire day. The SCHEDULE IT pop now offers blank fields for the time, unless otherwise specified. Default reminders have been removed as well, for your convenience.
Active Task Counter Easily see the number of active tasks for any field in the left sidebar (filters, labels, people…).
Refer to the right of the selected field. In this instance, there are 4 active tasks Due Today.
Keep letting us know how we can make Producteev work the way you do. Submit your ideas on UserVoice today!
Q & A: How Producteev is "best match" for typical city dwelling married couple
Jessica and Calvin Gilbert are your typical city dwelling married couple that recently moved to the country and purchased a fixer-upper. Jessica is a recent graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Education.Calvin is a graphic designer, web developer and social media strategist for a large non-profit organization.
They chose Producteev for simplicity and flexibility. They use it for just about everything, from getting household chores to web mastering DONE!
Q: Tell us about your experience with Producteev.
Calvin: I started using Producteev at my job to keep my day in order. Once we purchased our house, my traditional office job converted to a home office position.
I researched and tried many different task/project management tools and felt Producteev was the best match. What really sold me on Producteev, apart from the visually appealing interface, was the ability to control my tasks and projects via e-mail and instant messenger.This was HUGE! Before Producteev, I had to take my e-mail task and retype it into various online tools.
Q: How do you use Producteev?
Calvin: After using Producteev for two weeks I realized the site had way more potential than just keeping track of my work projects.
Jessica and Calvin: We created a shared workspace named “house”. In this workspace, we keep track of all the TO DO items we need to get done around the house. From painting the bathroom to dropping off donations at Goodwill, Producteev helps us get things done.
Tagging [labeling] projects and assigning them priority has helped simplify our lives. It is really nice to tag things we need to purchase “BUY” and things I need to do as “TO DO.” Being able to filter views by tags really helps us stay focused and complete items one by one.
Calvin jokingly: I also use Producteev to hunt zombies in the evening so….you’re welcome.
There you have it, another example of Producteev in the real world. Sign up today.
We hope you liked this first interview of a small team, in this case a married couple, in action! Thank you, Jessica & Calvin!
Six Thinking Hats is a thinking methodology based on the premise that the human brain thinks and processes information in six distinct ways: via questions, emotions, bad and good points judgment, creativity, and thinking (or more accurately, meta-thinking). Huh-wha?
Questions (White) - considering purely what information is available, what are the facts?
Emotions (Red) - instinctive gut reaction or statements of emotional feeling (but not any justification)
Bad points judgment (Black) - logic applied to identifying flaws or barriers, seeking mismatch
Good points judgment (Yellow) - logic applied to identifying benefits, seeking harmony
Creativity (Green) - statements of provocation and investigation, seeing where a thought goes
Thinking (Blue) - thinking about thinking
In the grand scheme of Six Thinking Hats, the idea is that you’ll use these six methods—or rather, put on these six different hats—to structure the way you’re thinking about a problem or task.
Coloured hats are used as metaphors for each state. Switching to a state is symbolized by the act of putting on a coloured hat, either literally or metaphorically. These metaphors allow for more complete and elaborate segregation of the states than the preconceptions inherent in people’s current language. All of these thinking hats help [achieve] deeper [thinking]. The six thinking hats indicate problems and solutions about an idea you might come up with.
At the end of the day, the six hats probably won’t revolutionize the way you think and get things done. But like most tools of its kind, it does offer an interesting perspective for thinking about how we think, and how we tackle problems. You may not feel like restricting your thoughts specifically to any one hat under normal circumstances, but if you hit a roadblock in your thinking, considering the six hats seems like a useful exercise that could help dislodge your stuck brain.
Anyone can submit a name, just comment on the Name the Beaver Contest in facebook with the name you suggest. The entry with the most “likes” at noon EST Monday, August 9th gets the tees. (You can share that you “like” a comment in facebook with the thumbs up icon.)
Invite your friends to “like” your name suggestion on the fan page as well! Thank you helping us find the perfect beaver name!
Producteev is your task & to-do app, sign up for a free account today!
Q & A: How Producteev works for a busy dad who wears many hats
An introductory interview of Robert (Bobby) Travis, aka Chilyn, was featured in a recent newsletter. Here is more on his real-life experience with Producteev, in his own words.
Q: Tell us about yourself.
Bobby: I am a father and husband first, as well as a writer (blogger, fiction, SEO web content, contractor), musician, tech and game fanatic, and entrepreneur. I have many projects on the go at any one time, and several more on the back burner, waiting their turn. You can get some bio info in brief at: http://www.40tech.com/bobby-travis/.
Q: Tell us about your experience with Producteev. Bobby: As a bit of a project and task management platform nut, I had discovered Producteev on my own in its first iteration. I was impressed by it, but had a few questions and was directed to sign up for the new version’s beta call…. I decided to try it out thoroughly and decided I really liked it.
Q: How do you use Producteev? Bobby: I now use Producteev exclusively, for everything from blog, article, and novel planning, to personal tasks, to finding new things to do with my little girl, to running the day to day and development of my different business interests.
I am immensely pleased with the continued steps forward that have only increased its ease of use. It integrates very well into my use of Gmail and mobile. There are still a few things I would love to see, but it is beyond functional for me and highly recommended!
Mind Your Weekend, it Will Make You More Productive on Monday!
It sounds paradoxical, doesn’t it: by taking a break, you can get more useful work done. But it really works.
You can struggle along for days, weeks or even years, working hard but without really producing anything good. With so many interruptions and distractions (from meetings to phone calls to Twitter), it’s easy to come to the end of a week and question what you’ve really accomplished.
If you’ve ever worked on a big project, whether at work or in your personal life, you’ll know how easy it is to get bogged down in trivia – or to procrastinate. Rather than plowing on grimly, sometimes you just need to take a break. Here’s why.
You’re Not Very Productive When You’re a Quivering Wreck I’m a freelancer, and I realized a while back (while trying to follow various time management tips) that one of the big areas where I “lost” time was when I kept pushing myself and pushing myself to work … ending up burning out.
If you work too long or too hard, you’re working yourself up to a crash. You’re not going to be at all productive if you’re lying in a ball on the floor, or if you’re lashing out at employees or relatives because you’re so stressed.
Looking Forward to a Break Helps You Stay Focused Have you ever had a whole day to get something done – and ended up spending most of that time fiddling around with other tasks? I’m sure most college students are familiar with the essay-writing process, which involves a lot of cups of coffee, sharpening pencils, doodling, filing lecture notes – anything but actually getting on with the essay!
When you give yourself all day to do something, chances are it’ll end up taking all day. When you give yourself two hours – with the promise of a proper break at the end of that time – it’s much easier to concentrate and stay on task.
Limited Time Makes You Stick to Important Tasks Another problem with plowing on, and on, and on with work is that you’ll often end up doing unimportant tasks: the ones which let you look or feel busy (like repeatedly checking emails). When you know you have an end point for your work session, you’re forced to focus on the things you really need to get done.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list, go through it and put the numbers 1, 2 and 3 against the three most important tasks – the things you really must get done. Then work through them in order, and don’t switch to anything new until you’ve completed them. This is a great way to race through work and to avoid darting between tasks without finishing anything.
Your Mind Keeps Working During a Break Have you ever had a great idea when you were in the shower, or driving, or doing the dishes? Your unconscious mind doesn’t switch off when you’re having a break: on the contrary, a period of time when you’re not focusing on a particular task is just what your mind needs in order to come up with something amazing. What might you be missing out on because you’re not giving yourself that sort of thinking time?
All it takes is one or two good ideas, well-executed, for you to live the life of greatness. Most of the influential creatives throughout history – including present ones – started with one really good idea. The rest of their life was spent either working on that idea or living off of the fruit of that idea. You may be incubating that great idea, or you may be one step away from it and I want you to get it out so we all can enjoy it.(Charlie Gilkey, Demystifying the Creative Process, Productive Flourishing)
Breaks come in different shapes and sizes. A five-minute break to gaze out of the window can calm you down and prevent you from trying to work in a frantic but unproductive way. A week’s vacation can give you a whole new perspective on your life.
What sort of break can you take today, or this week?
Breaking: Beaver Now Trained in Natural Human Language
Ever wish for your very own virtual personal assistant? Now you have one— in the form of a beaver, trained to speak in natural human language and always on stand by to assist you with infinite task managing needs.
How is this possible, you might ask. Repetition. Pretty much the same tools that we use to master human language. Our beaver’s vocabulary is set to a handful of words and phrases right now. To see a full translation of its recognized natural human speech, visit Producteev’s Natural Language Capabilities at our Support Center.
Now to the good stuff: What can I do with the beaver’s vocabulary? Talk to it, naturally! Pun intended.
You can create new tasks. From any Producteev application (web, iPhone, e-mail, IM, Gmail gadget…), type @Smith payroll on Friday. Your colleague Smith is then assigned the task of completing payroll, and Friday’s due date is conveniently added.
Or, you can retrieve task lists, like tasks that are due for the day. Send us an e-mail or IM using /today. When the beaver sees the forward slash, it knows you need help finding something. We’ll then provide you with a complete list of all of your tasks due by the end of the day.
And, you can reply to reminder notifications. When an e-mail message or chat box appears giving you a gentle nudge about a task, talk back with the word done. Voila! That task is now registered as completed. The IM platform is the only platform that needs a heads up; if you open a chat box on your own, please remember to grab the task URL (ex: http://www.pdtv.me/t/984378) when communicating. In other words you have to help IM catch the specific task you want to work with.
Otherwise, kiss syntax goodbye. The benefit of having a beaver as your virtual personal assistant is that you can type, write, or reply in any manner that’s comfortable for you. That’s the Producteev touch, task management that works the way you do.
Need a visual? View our 4-minute screencast tutorial to see this feature in action.
For more info, your Support Center is just a click away. Come visit today!
Looking for a place to get answers to FAQs? Or submit some of your own FAQs? How about give and receive cool tips, or see the latest hot topics related to Producteev? Our new Support Center is just what you’ve been looking for, and it’s wiki-friendly!
Launching our API for Developers / Announcing the “Developer Throwdown” With Cash Prizes for Top Apps!
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 13, 2010
Producteev, a leading provider of cross platform task management, announced the launch of an API (application programming interface) today. The newly available API gives third-party web and mobile developers access to all of Producteev’s extensive task management features, enabling them to innovate and create their own applications that sit on the front-end, with Producteev powering the back-end. Developers now have the ease and flexibility to plug-in a task manager to whatever application they use everyday, such as a CMS engine, an invoicing app, workflow app, etc. Producteev used its own API to extend existing functionality for its iPhone application and Google Gadget, which lets users quickly see and manage important tasks from Gmail. With its announcement, Producteev becomes the first platform that provides users with the most robust, full-featured task management system available on the market.
“We’re really excited to make our API available to the developer community, so they can build their dream task management app for whatever it is they are using everyday. Moreover, our API is already battle-tested, as every tool that we developed and plugged into Producteev uses it,” stated Ilan Abehassera, Producteev’s co-founder and CEO. “We believe developers will welcome and appreciate Producteev’s extensive features and quality platform. We eagerly look forward to seeing what they will create.”
Unveiled last month, Producteev plugs into the broadest array of popular communication tools, extending users’ ability to efficiently capture tasks, email-based action items or schedule deadlines, with whatever communication channel they prefer. The product, free to individuals, connects to a myriad of popular communication tools, so scheduling tasks is a seamless experience that doesn’t require any change in users’ workflow. With Producteev, people can use a task manager without having to go to a web app if they don’t want to, or they can send tasks from their email or IM and get notifications back.
Producteev Announces Developer Throwdown Contest Additionally, the company kicked off the Producteev Developer Throwdown to encourage developers to get started creating innovative web or mobile apps. The contest will award cash prizes to the best apps that win the most votes from a panel of judges. Cash prizes include $2,500 that will be awarded to one developer for the winning app and $1,000 will be awarded to the runner-up. Producteev’s Developer Throwdown judging panel consists of notable, serial Web entrepreneurs, including:
Sachin Aagarwal, Co-founder and CEO, Posterous
Oleg Tscheltzoff, Serial Entrepreneur and CEO, Fotolia
Dan Porter, Serial Entrepreneur and CEO, OMGPOP
Marc-Henri Magdelenat, Director of Mobile Advertising, Microsoft
Mathieu Nouzareth, Serial Entrepreneur, Co-founder and CEO, FreshPlanet
[How to] Send your Tasks via IM and Email to Producteev (video inside)
Since we’ve had many questions on the best way to send tasks via IM (especially), we did a short video explaining how Producteev is connected to your email(s) and IM account(s). You can add as many email addresses as you’d like and as many IM accounts as you wish.
Producteev Tapped to Power the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield application process!
We wanted to share some more exciting news for Producteev that materialized in just a matter of days for us. Some of you may have read TechCrunch’s post yesterday, where it formally opened up the submission process for startups to apply to its highly regarded TechCrunch Disrupt conference taking place from September 27 to September 29 in San Francisco.
What you may not know, however, is that out of numerous options available to TechCrunch, they selected Producteev to power all of the workflow involved around the event submission process! We’re elated that TechCrunch recognized Producteev and thrilled to play such an integral role in this key industry event.
Producteev’s involvement not only enables the entire TechCrunch Disrupt team to stay on top of all of their tasks and collaborate efficiently, but all of the companies applying and selected get to test-drive Producteev during the process. We’re really thrilled and see TechCrunch’s selection as a strong validation for Producteev’s fast and seamless ability to help users stay organized and on top of tasks across platforms and communication channels.
If you are a startup planning to apply (it’s right here : http://disrupt.producteev.com), remember the deadline is August 8, 2010. We’d also love to hear back from you on your experience using Producteev if you happen to try it!
Clicking on the task title every time you wanted to view the notes or post a new one might be fastidious.
Now you can simply click on the number on the right of every task (which represents the number of notes on this task), and that will open a pop-in that will let you view the notes, and post a new one (text / file).
We've partnered with Scribd so your documents are now viewable right from Producteev!
Yes, lots of news these days…! And we particularly like this one.
You already know that you can attach files to your tasks as a note. Pretty popular feature, because it’s an easy way to manage different versions of your files, related to your tasks. By the way, if you send an email to email@example.com with a file attached to it, it will be automatically posted as a first note…
Back to our announcement : What if you didn’t have to download those files to view them?
It’s now a reality, we’ve partnered with Scribd (the Youtube for documents), so your files will be displayed right below the note, viewable in one click. And that’s a game changer to us, makes things much easier to work on Files and comment on files without going through the painful download process.
You still have the choice though : Download or Preview.
Here is the list supported by Scribd :
Portable Document Format (.pdf)
Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pps, .pptx)
Microsoft Excel (.xls, xlsx)
OpenOffice Text Document (.odt, .sxw)
OpenOffice Presentation Document (.odp, .sxi)
OpenOffice Spreadsheet (.ods, .sxc)
All OpenDocument formats
Plain text (.txt)
Rich Text Format (.rtf)
And we added Pictures (.jpg, .png, .gif…)
Set a Priority on Tasks with our new Starring System
Let’s just say that this was one of the most requested features since our launch.
You wanted a way to prioritize your tasks, not just with one star, but potentially different levels of stars.
We took the time to think through that process, to make sure we would make the right decision, and there you go, here is the new “Priority" feature.
By clicking on the star, on the left of every task, you can now choose the level of priority for each of them : between zero (the grey star) and five (the red one)
Then when you need to start working on some task list based on their priority, you just need to click on the new “Sort by” filter that we added inside the bottom bar, select “Priority”, and that’s it. Your tasks are ranked by level of priority. You can apply that filter no matter where you are on Producteev : Filter, Labels, People…
You can now add multiple E-mail and IM accounts to Producteev!
You’ve asked, we deliver!
A lot of people are using personal and professional E-mail addresses for instance, they want to be able to forward their emails from both addresses to Producteev. You can now do so!
Make sure you add those new E-mail and IM accounts from your communication preferences, under your workspace settings (bottom left, located in the menu bar)
Same rules for your IMs, add 3 gtalk accounts if you want to, it’s that simple :)
PS: Might be worth adding that each of your accounts works for all of your workspaces. You just to tag them with the name of your workspace you want to send it to. Ex: Dentist appointment #personal will go to your Personal workspace, no matter what communication service you’re using. When you connect them once, it works for all.
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 2, 2010 — Producteev, a leading provider of cross platform task management, announced its breakthrough new product, Producteev Two. By plugging into the broadest array of popular communication tools, Producteev Two extends users’ ability to efficiently capture tasks, email-based action items or schedule deadlines, using whatever communication channel they prefer. The product, free to individuals, connects to a myriad of popular communication tools, so scheduling tasks is a seamless experience that doesn’t require any change in users’ workflow. People can now use a task manager without having to go to a web app if they don’t want to. They can send tasks from their email or IM and get notifications back. The company’s goal is to redefine the task management landscape, and help users achieve peace-of-mind by liberating individuals and teams from having to manage their tasks, workload and deadlines through their email inbox, since existing solutions have thus far fallen short.
In addition, the company announced the launch of Producteev Two for the iPhone and the planned release of its desktop client for the Mac platform, which will be available later this month. The mobile app, also free, works offline and syncs in the background when the user goes back online; it also sends push notifications. Producteev Two for the iPhone will be available for download on the iTunes App Store imminently.
The way people work today has grown increasingly complex with the use of multiple computers for work, home and travel, plus email, mobile, IM, desktop and the web. Although numerous productivity tools have been available for a long time, they haven’t kept pace in helping users stay connected to the growing array of communication tools that they’ve adopted. Users are encumbered more than ever before at trying to manage their email inboxes and with the new assignments and to-do items that arrive each day by way of email. Findings from a January survey by Harris Research concluded:
“I’ve seen hundreds of project management systems and tested dozens, and none of them come close to Producteev Two. This product is the first that actually works the way I do and doesn’t force me to go through additional steps of launching new applications or visiting another online site for every little update,” stated Armando Corrales, a small business owner and Producteev Two user based in Lynchburg, VA.
“Five years ago, we used email much differently than the way we use it today. At Producteev, we recognized it was important to help our customers harness email for what it does best—communicating, but we also needed to facilitate how people capture tasks with a complementary tool that plugs into a broad range of communication tools that are used daily,” stated Ilan Abehassera, Producteev’s co-founder and CEO.
Producteev Two helps individuals and teams get things done as efficiently as possible so they can be better organized, in control of their workload, and ultimately more at-ease. With Producteev Two, users won’t have to worry about forgetting tasks, important things to do or missing deadlines due to an action item being buried in their email inbox. Key features include:
Based in New York City, Producteev is a leading provider of cross platform task management tools. Producteev Two was designed to help individuals and teams be more organized and in control of their workload to attain peace-of-mind. Producteev’s solution connects email to a broad range of popular communication tools, seamlessly bringing them into a user’s work environment, without requiring them to change their workflow. Producteev supports numerous platforms, including the web, mobile and desktop, enabling users to sync all of their tasks, across multiple devices, in real-time. For more information, interested parties may visit https://www.producteev.com/.
Producteev Two : The (R)evolution in Task Management.
Hi Guys, Ilan here.
Producteev’s first Beta was launched last March. Since then, we’ve learned A LOT about Task Management best practices, what users want, existing solutions, deficiencies in our first versions, and where we can improve our product to best suit our customers’ needs, as well as new areas where we can innovate.
Well, after 6 months of intensive R&D, we’re vigorously working on Producteev Two. Our launch date is around May 2010, but early access will be given to users who want to help us by giving feedback over the next few weeks, just sign up here.
So what’s newin Producteev Twoyou mightask?
* First, we’re focusing entirely on ONE core aspect: Helping you and/or your team GET THINGS DONE. PERIOD.
* Second, we’re making simplicity a priority.
* Third, we want it deeply connected to your daily tools so expect improved integration.
* Fourth, third party apps. Think mobile apps plus we’ve got the web and desktop covered too.
* Fifth, enhanced functionality across the board, but you’ll have to wait and see to find out what we mean.
That’s just a sneak peek of what we’re working hard to create for you — our customers. Right now, we have the pleasure of working with many of you closely to get your feedback and keep us on track for delivering the best task management solution to help you do your job at maximum performance.
Getting Things Done (GTD)*, is a popular productivity methodology based on David Allen’s homononymous book (find it here). GTD has been quite abuzz in many popular web and productivity blogs such as 43 Folders, Lifehacker, Slashdot or Mashable.
I would like to spend a minute today to show you that Producteev is an ideal tool for applying the GTD methodology.
The main ideas behind GTD are, admittedly simplified, more or less the following:
Clear your head from all tasks: Collect all new stuff in some sort of inbox
Come back periodically during the day to purge the inbox: Ask yourself, is this actionable or not? If it is not, it may serve as reference for later. If it is, you have several options: do it if it takes less than 2 minutes, delegate it if someone else can do it, defer an action and either do it as soon as you can or on a specific date, and identify the next steps for those tasks that need some more thinking.
Everything you are not currently working on, is ideally collected in a repository. As you work, come back to the repository and choose the most important task based on the context and the time and resources you have available
Here is how I apply GTD with Producteev:
Most of the random stuff arrives in my email inbox. Besides that, I have phone calls, chats, physical conversations with clients and I often have random thoughts that cross my mind while working or commuting. So I created a Producteev dashboard that reflects the spirit of GTD:
How I manage email:
- Emptying the inbox: I periodically empty my mailbox, I do so three to four times a day at no fixed times (fixed times can be very helpful, but I realized that I need to be flexible with my schedule).
- Delegating tasks: I delegate everything I can. In my Gmail account, I add a star to each delegated mail for which I expect an answer today. All other delegated mails end up in my “waiting for” list in Producteev. So when I forward the mail to a colleague or service provider, I BCC firstname.lastname@example.org and add “#waiting for” somewhere in the email. This will automatically create a task in my “waiting for” list in Producteev and a copy of the mails content (including attachements) will be stored in my producteev account. Read here about more sophisticated options to mail tasks to Producteev.
- Stuff I do not need to break down into more action steps come to my “tasklist” box in Producteev. I forward the mail to email@example.com and add “#tasklist” somewhere in the mail and Producteev does the rest.
- The things I need to break down into more action steps I place in my recipient box in producteev - I just forward the mail to firstname.lastname@example.org without adding any specific hashtags.
This leaves me with a central list of tasks to work off, a list of tasks that I have delegated and need to watch and an list of tasks that need to be organized. From there, I regularly organize tasks ito projects for which I have several boxes.
How I manage everything else:
So that takes care of email - but what about the stuff from phone calls, my chats on Gtalk or the personal conversations I have during the day?
- I send all these tasks to my producteev recipient box as they come up. As you already know, my recipient box on producteev collects everything I need to think about or organize later.
- I either have my producteev dashoboard open and add tasks directly or I have my instant messenger open and send my tasks to producteev from there. The tasks I send to producteev via instant messenger services all are automatically placed in my inbox for later review. This is my “capture everything extremely fast and easy” method.
- I usually carry a paper and pen around to take notes of conversations I have during the day. Using the instant messenger method, I also put all stuff into my producteev recipient box once I get back to my desk.
*GTD and Getting Things Done are registered trademarks of David Allen & Co.
Exciting times here at Producteev! Startup life has many benefits: Working on something you love with awesome people with whom you share your passion is definitely on the top of the list. This week, we had the great pleasure to supercharge our team with three new additions. We are very excited to have them here and you can look forward to seeing even more exciting products and features from the Producteev team in the near future! Enough said, meet our new team members:
My full name is Thomas Bonnin. I am a 25 year old guy from France. I have been a freelance iphone developer since January 2009. Here is an example of app that I created: www.omapsiphone.com. I previously worked as a software engineer for Sagem Avionics, an aeronautic company based in Dallas, TX. Over there I designed and developed a couple of data flight management tools. I got a Master degree in management and computer science (MIAGE Toulouse) in 2007. Here is my twitter description that sum up my personality pretty well : I am a learning addict, travel enthusiast, runner and electro music fan. Don’t hesitate to contact me, I am always willing to have a chat with interesting people about one of these topics. You can follow me on Twitter @tbonnin and read more about me on my homepage: www.thomasbonnin.com
I am Ismael, 23 year-old French man, recently arrived in the City. Freshly graduated from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, my background is Engineer and more especially Information Technology for Engineering. My prior significant experience consisted in an internship in San Francisco as a Research and Development Engineer, at LSTC, a company developping and selling a simulation software for mechanical systems. I also did a lot of side research projects during my studies, in undergrad, in the University of Technology of Troyes, France. Last year, I also worked as a French-English interpreter at ALPLA, a Plastic Packaging company. At Producteev I work in the Product Development department, and I will develop the new Android applications. You can follow me on Twitter @ismaelhenchi if you want to know how exciting working with Producteev is!
Hi, I am Julien, a 23 year old student and will soon graduate from Marseille Business School in France. After working a year at Adessa, an SAP Consulting company in Belgium, where I gained experience in Business development and project leading, I just joined Producteev. I am working toward fitting the application to your task management expectations, and building the most efficient productivity solution for your everyday issues. By the way, do not hesitate to give me feedback and give me a headache while you’ll be relaxing and letting Producteev manage your stuff for you :-). Please follow me on twitter @evarouss
With our new team members here at the Producteev headquarters we have added some great talent to help boost our speed of innovation. Stay tuned for a ton of exciting news very soon!
Timing is everything! We think so, too…
Yes, we listened! Many of you have asked us for better ways to manage your tasks with respect to the time and date. Here we are announcing our new timeline feature! We made it very intuitive for you - just like writing your tasks for the day in your daily planner, we added the possibility for you to directly add tasks in your timeline.
Now, if you hover over the timeline, you will find that you can add tasks either in the day, week or month view. Feel free to rearrange tasks freely on the timeline. Just as you are used to from tasks in the dashboard, a click on the task will reveal the power options such as scheduling reminders, assigning tasks to colleagues, and much more!
Monthly view: add tasks directly in the timeline!
So try it and let us know what you think:
Add tasks directly into the timeline
Rearrange tasks between days, weeks and months
Access task actions directly by clicking on the task