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Mac app Update! Subtasks are here, New design, and more
You’ve been waiting for it, it’s here!We’ve just updated the Mac app with a couple of new things and fixes :
Yes you can now create, sync, edit, delete and rearrange subtasks from the Mac App
- New Design: faster, simpler, whiter, better
- Improved Collaboration filters: It now behaves like the web app. Click on your avatar top left to change the view
- A bunch of bugs are now fixed, like crash at logins for some users, and little improvements here and there.
Update it here : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/producteev/id450283360?mt=12
If you like it, please rate us 5 stars, it does help a lot!
5 Steps to help you get more work done!
Created by Carolyn
Find out how a Creative Agency uses Producteev to juggle their online presence for important clients
Daniel Atzil, 28 years old from Ramat Hasharon, Israel.
Co-Founder and Creative Director at Purple Interactive – Digital-Creative Agency.
“Two years ago me and two partners opened Purple Interactive, a leading digital-creative agency that manages the digital presence for some of the biggest brands in Israel. Malls, drug companies, car rental agencies, magazines, fashion brands and more. Recently we also started working with clients in the States and Europe.
Our specialty is the social arena and mainly Facebook, we build fan pages and promotional applications, manage all the content in the page and create campaigns that integrates offline and online.
We started out as three people with two clients, on a couch, but soon enough we found ourselves moving the office for the third time and now we are 12 people and growing. We got more work but didn’t find the solution to manage and supervise all the tasks and projects. It was very clear to us that projects that aren’t majored are not managed properly, but we just didn’t find the right tool to do that. Then came Producteev and it changed our world!
Since we started using the product we increased our work and profit by almost 50 percent. It sounds crazy but it became an integral part of our staff everyday work. If you run a company but find it hard to keep up with all of your staff’s tasks this is the tool for you, it saves you time and money from day one.”
Be More Productive in 3 Easy Steps!
Created by Carolyn
Find out how Karl uses Producteev to help juggle work, home and volunteering!
I’m a business analyst for Agile Frameworks (www.agileframeworks.com) in the Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN area. Agile Frameworks designs and builds technology solutions that automate field data collection, quality control and client delivery of documents for the AEC industry. My core responsibilities include writing and managing the business user requirements for the technology solutions we develop.
How do you manage your busy schedule?
Like any Producteev user, I too juggle tasks required at work, at home, at volunteer organizations, etc. The lines between “personal” and “professional” are not as distinct as they once were. Producteev helps create some order around the tasks and actions I have planned so I can rely on my system at any time for the next thing I have time, energy and resources available for.
How did you find out about Producteev?
I discovered Producteev about three years ago. It was at the same time I was starting to read and better understand David Allen’s “Getting Things DONE” (GTD) book and approach. I was intrigued, but I knew my GTD system needed a technology-based solution. It’s just the way my mind thinks and acts. I started doing some searches for and trying various GTD apps. I ran across Producteev and decided to give it a try. It stuck (for a while…). I’ll be honest too - I stopped using Producteev about a year ago, as I really needed a better tablet (iPad) solution for my GTD app. During this time, I had a job change and needed to re-evaluate my task management solution, as I now had a mixed-OS environment (Windows on my Desktop, Android on my phone, iOS on my tablet). Producteev had made some significant changes to their website tool and introduced an Android phone app during this time. I decided it was time to head back to Producteev, and I’m glad I have.
How does Producteev help you?
Simply put, Producteev really helps me achieve order in my tasks and next actions. I utilize the email integration capabilities daily so I don’t have to create tasks from scratch in Producteev. This helps me achieve a “zero email inbox.” Workspaces help me organize tasks related to larger focus areas (work, personal, home office, home maintenance, errands, etc.). Labels help me classify the contexts of my work (phone, email, computer, face-to-face meeting, etc.). Repeating tasks help me keep order in my personal finances. I know each month what dates I need to reconcile or pay various statements. As soon as I complete those tasks for the month, I know the next occurrence is queued up and waiting for me when the time comes. No need to “remember” any of this, as I trust my system.
Why I enjoy working with Producteev.
I’ve really enjoyed working with the Producteev team as an active user of the tool. I’ve used a variety of tools and have gathered some overall best practices that have worked very well for me. I think that I can speak on behalf of many of the users in the user community in saying that some additional enhancements to the tool will make Producteev and even stronger tool and player in the task management space. I’m personally really excited to see how some “hot topics” in the user community forum will eventually be addressed (fingers crossed). A sampling of some “hot topics” include…
- Having a dedicated iPad app (versus an iPhone app displayed on an iPad screen).
- Better sub-tasks. I really look forward to being able to manage certain tasks as “projects” (more than one task). I would really love to see the ability to assign the same type of metadata (due dates, labels, notes, etc.) to sub-tasks that we can with “parent” tasks records. Along with this, being able to see and manage sub-tasks on a mobile device (not just the website).
- Universal (versus workspace-specific) labels / contexts. At any given moment, I would love the ability to quickly see what tasks (across all workspaces) I could accomplish using a phone (context) because I have the time, energy and resources available to do so.
What do you do when you have a task that’s overdue?
Overdue tasks happen for a variety of reasons. They happen to all of us. I simply re-evaluate my task / actions landscape and act accordingly (evaluate why the deadline was missed, reset the deadline if still applicable, delete the task if no longer applicable, etc.).
Thanks alot for participating Karl! https://twitter.com/KarlBurkum
New Duplicate Workspace Feature!
You can now create a new workspace without retyping all of your tasks and labels!
This new and highly requested feature will let you create template workspaces.
You can start a template with pre existing tasks from another workspace to make your life easier. This is especially helpful if you have a business and you want to create a new workspace for each of your projects that contain the same tasks.
You can duplicate: labels, colleagues, completed tasks and active tasks. The colleagues that you invite will receive e-mail notifications with their invitation.
This feature is just available for the web app for now. It is accesible from the workspace drop down list by hovering the workspace you want to duplicate.
Subtasks are Now Available on the iPhone App!
Now the new iPhone App can do just about everything, so you can be more productive!
With the added subtasks feature you can now: view, edit, create, reorder or set your subtasks as done! All your existing subtasks will be synced at first launch.
We have also included Push Notifications with sound that is now enabled.
You can now create a new label on any of our apps by typing a hashtag before the word and your new label will appear. Example: #yournewlabel will automatically create a new label called #yournewlabel.
You can now turn on and off your team’s tasks! This feature gives you the option to view only your tasks or to view everyone’s tasks in your workspace. We have also fixed various display bugs on the App making it more perfect and user friendly.
Update your iPhone app here : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/producteev-cross-platform/id306289289?mt=8
PS: Yes, subtasks are coming very very soon to our other apps
Producteev Makes it Easy!
Check out our new How-To Infographic.
To learn how to write prioritize and assign a task, attach a file, make a label and add a deadline: Producteev makes it easy!
Created by Carolyn
Welcome to our new Blog!
Hi everyone, We wanted to welcome all of our users to our new home for everything Producteev : new features, tutorials, use cases, market updates… This is also the right place to get directly in touch with the Producteev team, along with our forum at UserVoice : http://producteev.uservoice.com, and our prolific Twitter account : http://www.twitter.com/producteev. Enjoy!