Wednesday, July 9
Marcus Platt's reference guide in English, Spanish, German, Japanese and Polish... and a Nozbe plugin for Chrome
A few weeks back we had the pleasure of passing down to you all link to quick reference guide by Marcus Platt. Now, with cooperation from our support team, the guide has been translated to all supported languages and Marcus was kind enough to release them. You can get the guide not only in English, but Spanish, German, Japanese and Polish as well.
We trust that this guide will benefit us all and help you all along the way to even more productive use of Nozbe. We are much obliged to Marcus for taking such pro-active and creative stance and making this possible. Working with him on the translation was also a very positive experience.
We believe and support such initiatives wholeheartedly, be they taken on by the idea-givers or passed to us as request.
To enhance the experience even more Marcus has also published his own Google Chrome plugin for Nozbe.
- Delfina (Chief Customer Happiness Officer, Nozbe)
Thursday, July 3
Wow, I'm so excited today! After more than a year of coding, brainstorming, working overtime, coding even more... we are ready to show you the future of Nozbe and the future of productivity: Nozbe 2.0 beta
Nozbe rewritten from scratch
After 7+ years of running Nozbe we decided to use everything we've learned so far about productivity and build new, mobile-friendly, super-fast, beautifully-designed apps that take advantage of both the desktop and mobile platforms.
Go to our Nozbe 2.0 beta site and watch me walk you through our new apps.
Here are some questions you might have about the Nozbe beta program and my best answers for you:
What's new in Nozbe 2.0?
- brand new fresh, light and responsive design
- much better app performance: speed, speed, speed
- edit mode - you can edit/complete/delete multiple tasks at once - one of our most requested features!
- 5th column (Info bar) - one place when you can see all details and options regarding active task list
- filters and sorting - now you can filter your tasks list with many filters at once and sort the tasks as you like
- ...and a lot more!
Where can I get Nozbe 2.0 beta for my device?
- Web app + Mac, Windows and Linux apps are available today - get them from our Nozbe "beta site"
- iPhone, iPad and Android - we'll be rolling out our mobile beta apps in late July, sign up for mobile beta on our Nozbe "beta site"
When will next "beta" versions be available?
When will the final Nozbe 2.0 be launched?
In September. We can't wait to roll it out to everyone. Up until then, Nozbe 1.9.x is the latest stable version of Nozbe.
Is the Nozbe beta stable and bug-free?
Nope. Not at all. Many things don't even work there correctly just yet. It's a beta product. It's mature enough so that we can test it with our bravest users, but it shouldn't be used in mission-critical environment. Use it at your own risk! :-)
What if I don't want to test Nozbe beta but still want to get something cool today?
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What are my "next actions" for today?
Just these two things:
That's it, both of these things will make you a lot more productive this summer :-)
- post written by Michael Sliwinski, proud Nozbe CEO and founder :-)
Thursday, June 26
Now this is a cool idea: Make your Macbook Air/Pro stand out and show you're a productive person by getting an official Nozbe sticker! We work with our partner: MakeItStick to bring you a high quality "productivity" sticker for your Macbook Air or Macbook Pro.
Here how the sticker looks like on a Macbook Air or Macbook Pro laptop:
Here's how to get one. Go to one of these links, order it directly from MakeItStick guys:
- 11" MacBook Air Nozbe sticker
- 13" MacBook Air/PRO Nozbe sticker
- 15" MacBook PRO Nozbe sticker
- 11" MacBook PRO Nozbe sticker
Limited time discount!
Use coupon code nozbe upon checkout and get 10% off everything you buy at the MakeItStick online shop. The discount is limited for the next 7 days!
How Michael, Nozbe founder applied his sticker on his Macbook Pro and his wife's Macbook Air:
Do you also produce gadgets that can be customized for Nozbe?
MakeItStick worked with us on this one. We're thrilled to have an official Nozbe sticker for our team members, customers and fans.
This year we're planning on launching a whole web site dedicated to Nozbe gadgets (cups, holders, badges, t-shirts, polo-shirts... and more!) - if you're in business of selling gadgets - partner with us! We love supporting independent shops like MakeItStick and we don't take any commision. All we care about is a great price for our customers and a high quality of the gadget and a high utility of course. If you want to partner with us, get in touch!
Question: Will you be getting one of these stickers for your Apple MacBook laptop? Let us know!
... and if you already got one, post your pics on Twitter or Facebook and link to them in the comments! Thanks!
Friday, June 20
As you all know recently there were some changes and improvements made in our integrations with the external apps such as Evernote, Dropbox or Box which came with version 1.9.2.. Most of our customers loved the new features but some expressed concerns about security of our implementations. In this post I will try to address these and explain why we did what we did... and why everything is sweet and secure.
Secure Evernote, Dropbox or Box links in Nozbe
What happens when you add an Evernote note, a Dropbox or Box file... as comment to a task in Nozbe?
Through these services' API, Nozbe creates a special, secure link to the item you are attaching. While this link is a unique URL and may be considered as "public", we need to create it in order to let people you're sharing project with have access to the resource you're attaching.
Where is the information about this unique URL stored?
It's only stored in Nozbe. Nowhere else. Nobody can access the link to your Evernote note, Dropbox or Box file, unless they are sharing the same project with you, where the attached item is.
What if I don't share this project with anyone?
Then nobody will ever see this link. Nobody will access it. You can only see it and you can only access this resource. It's completely private for you.
What if somebody can discover the link?
This links is unique and is virtually impossible to be discovered by someone who has not received it from the owner. It only passes between your Nozbe and Evernote and is only visible to you and those you share given project with.
We take security seriously. It's all we think about. All the connection between you, Nozbe, Evernote, Dropbox, Box... is being done through SSL secure connection at a banking-level encryption, so nobody unauthorized can access your Nozbe or other cloud data. Please remember that your privacy and security is our first priority here at Nozbe.
If you still have any questions about it, please email me at email@example.com and I'll be happy to chat about how we do everything we can to make sure your data is safe at all times here at Nozbe.
(Written by Delfina - Support - CHO - Chief Happiness Officer)
Tuesday, June 17
Our wonderful user community never ceases to amaze me. There are plenty of examples of feedback, ideas and features that come from our fantastic customers. Yet, I have not encountered such pro-active and creative approach in a long while. I'm referring to recent creation of Marcus Platt, one of our long-time users of Nozbe.
He has recently posted a quick reference guide to Nozbe. It is a short and concise compilation of guidelines that are fully described on our help pages and in numerous blog posts we wrote here. And that is what is so great about it. You can print it out and look at it for fast hints on e.g. how to format your actions. When you want a full description you surely will need to browse our help pages, but in all other cases his 'cheat sheet' provides you with at-glacé information and saves you time.
Moreover, Marcus has kindly given us his consent to translate the guide to all the languages we support and once we'll get it done, we'll post the guides on our Help Pages.
Once again I'm very thankful to Marcus for having this awesome idea and going thorough with it. It will benefit us all, and I hope there will be more users like him to contribute things like that over time. Thank you Marcus.
- Delfina (Chief Customer Happiness Officer, Nozbe)