Thursday, September 11, 2014

Nozbe 2.0 Beta 6 with a new "swipe" gestures and iOS8 specific features - shipped to the AppStore!

As Nozbe 2.0 release is just around the corner, today, we proudly announce the last - 6th - beta version. It comes with some new great features and bugfixes of course.

Beta 6

What's new in Beta 6

  • New gesture - swipe left the task in order to edit the "Time needed" parameter or... whatever else you find the most useful. In the settings section you can choose which task’s parameter the "swipe left" gesture will edit
  • Box integration - simply add links to your BOX files (just like you've been doing it with your Dropbox files so far)
  • iOS8 specific features
    • Today widget - lets you see the Today view of Notification Center with Nozbe tasks included
    • Share extension - enables you to create a Nozbe task from any iOS app!
  • Edit mode improvements - you can add one comment to many tasks at once
  • Performance improvements and much much more!

Download Beta 6

Here you can find all the details, download Nozbe 2.0 Beta 6 for Windows, OS X and Linux and sign up for Android version.

As usual, we really count on your thorough feedback! We are very grateful for every e-mail, comment or tweet about Nozbe 2.0. It helps us make new Nozbe better. We would like to thank our betatesters for all you have done for us so far! You are great!

What needs to be done before the final release

Our engineers are now going to put finishing touches to Nozbe 2.0 - they will focus on fixing the rest of bugs, especially those in the desktop apps, and prepare the features of Nozbe for Android devices. They will also add some missing options like more filtering categories, deleting labels etc.

This beta is so good, we shipped it to the AppStore!

That's right, we wanted to make it for the iOS8 release so we shipped Nozbe 2.0 to the Apple's App Store. We also recorded short videos (App Preview videos) to show off our new milestone release.

Here's Nozbe on the iPhone:

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Here's Nozbe on the iPad:

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What do you think? And how do you like the new Notification Center widget? (at the end of each movie...)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Nozbe 2.0 works are in full swing, almost there!

We haven't slowed down after getting Nozbe beta 5 with new Evernote and Dropbox integration to you. And it is not only the Tech Department where tons of work are being done.

Nozbe team is preparing a brand new website and a new magazine devoted exclusively to Nozbe-related issues. Michael, the CEO, is modifying a bit the company's business model. Members of the support and translations team have their hands full as well. We are all really busy and excited at the same time. We are creating a totally refreshed product - a new quality that will take your productivity to a whole new level.

Beta 5 update

Yes, of course... We know that the most interesting stuff is going on in Nozbe Tech Dept and so here are the news.

New gestures for mobile phones and tablets

Yes, new gesture - swipe left the task in order to edit the "Time needed" parameter or... whatever else you find the most useful. How is that possible? In the settings section you can choose which task’s parameter the "swipe left" gesture will edit.

What the engineers are working on at the moment?

BOX integration. You will be able to easily add links to your BOX files - just like you have been using the Dropbox files so far.

iOS8 specific features. New iOS has introduced some great possibilities to integrate the app with the system. We are working to use them and make Nozbe iOS app even better. We're also aiming to be among the apps that launch together with iOS8

Edit mode improvements and bugfixes. This might be a good news especially for those of you who wish to add one comment to numerous tasks at once :)

Performance improvements.

Much more small bugfixes and upgrades.

The big day

We are going to complete Nozbe 2.0. really soon. OK. You are right. This probably never be true as we are never absolutely satisfied with our product and keep improving it over and over again. But the official release day is coming. This month we are going to stop calling Nozbe 2.0 beta "beta". It will be a release version and all the new Nozbe customers will have no choice but use it and enjoy it like we do :)

As usually we say a big thank you to betatesters who invest their time to help us build a super-effective productivity tool.

If you haven't, check out our beta 5 version of Nozbe on our beta site

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Nozbe 2.0 Beta 5 with new Evernote and Dropbox integration

It's been now more than 2 weeks since we published last beta version of our upcoming Nozbe 2.0 app. Despite holiday season we have been working very hard to deliver the latest iteration of our apps to you - our amazing testers. Today we give you Nozbe 2.0 Beta 5 full with some cool new features and fixes:

Beta5

What's new

This one is a big leap forward. Take a look:

  • Evernote integration - Quickly add Evernote notes to your projects and tasks. Nozbe will suggest you the most recent notes and the ones tagged with the name of the project. Another improvement here is that you will be able to search notes via Evernote API directly in Nozbe.

  • Dropbox integration - Now you can see all your Dropbox folders and file structure directly in Nozbe.

  • Nozbe notes with markdown support - Don't want use Evernote for notes? No problem! Add Nozbe notes to your project and create tasks with them.

  • Print (only desktop) - Want to print your tasks? Go to infobar and use Print option :)

  • Drag and Drop is fully back! (only desktop - web, Mac, Windows and Linux) - With first beta we introduced special edit mode where we also put drag and drop feature. It makes sense for touch interfaces to provide better experience. However, on classic desktop interface with mouse you should be able to drag and drop items just like in old Nozbe. With Nozbe 2.0 Beta 5 you can do it :)

  • much more improvements and fixes - For full release notes please go to our test blog.

Download Beta 5

Here you can find all the details, download Nozbe 2.0 Beta 5 for Windows, OS X and Linux and sign up for Android version.

As usual, we really count on your fantastic feedback! We are very grateful for every email, comment, tweet, etc. about Nozbe 2.0. It really helps us make the product better. So once again big THANK YOU for you - Nozbe 2.0 Beta Testers!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Don't stop sending us the super-powers - why we love what we do

I've worked in several companies so far. Some of them were smaller, some of them bigger and more prestigious. Believe me, never did I get so excited to open the email inbox as I am at Nozbe. I am not sure how Michael does it, but he makes people really happy about their work and duties and they report this happiness back to him :) Nozbe users send Michael thankful and positive messages every single day. These are men and women, teenagers and elderly people, housewives, priests and high-class businessmen. Even if there is a problem they want to communicate, they always start and end their e-mails with optimism, gratefulness for such a nice tool and best wishes for the future.

nozbe fans

Nozbe, as every other software, has its ups and downs. Even the best CTO in the world (Tomasz :)) can't prevent servers and other machines from slowing down or breaking and even the best tech-guys (our engineers) can be infallible. Fortunately the community Michael and his team have built around Nozbe consists of hundreds of thousands of kind, cultured and simply good people from all over the world. This motivates us to work harder in order to give them even better product, super-professional customer support and extra values and gifts :)

Let me show you some of the heart-warming and inspiring emails we got (and these are the testimonials we haven't asked for :))

Miriam wrote:

"What I love about this product, is the calendar and how I can see day by day what I have due. I also love how it integrates with my iCal and Google Calendar and that when I have completed a task and view it in iCal or Google, it has a tick next to it showing I've done that. Very cool!

Actually, I was so happy with the result today, that I activated my plan and then wrote a review on Nozbe.

You can see it here theaccidentalceo.me

And feel free to share it around. I really have been more productive, and if you knew me well enough, you'd be able to see the difference :D

Cheers from Oz!"

Ron wrote to us with these words:

"Hello, I'm thrilled to announce that I'm going to be conducting a time management class for our worldwide team (~300 people), and the focus will be on using Nozbe to address the specific challenges of our team. (...)

I've been using Nozbe since October of last year, manage 68 projects with it, and absolutely love it. I couldn't run my $250M business without it !!!!

And Rachel

"Just wanted to say that Nozbe helps me so much every single day. It helps me clarify what I need to get done, and what I want to do over the course of my lifetime.

It’s worth it’s weight in gold.

Thank you for providing such a great product and service. Best."

To wrap up, let me introduce you to Josh :)

"Hey Michael, I LOVE NOZBE!!! I've already been using it daily and it has been great. I like the simplicity, the effectiveness, and the ways it integrates with Evernote and my email. I've also begun following your blog!

I watched the entire 10 step productivity video course you put on and I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. Thanks for keeping that video up for free, I'd happily pay $30 for it (I just bought the Evernote Essentials book and I think your video series is very valuable to really get more bang for my buck out of Nozbe). I've brought my email down to 0 which feels like a HUGE accomplishment and am creating new projects and next actions regularly. I'm a shameless fan boy and have already told a friend and he is starting to trial it! I look forward to telling more friends as well. I hope to upgrade to a team account if I can convince my colleagues to use it...but they're psychotherapists and typically aren't too into great apps like this to help them. Hopefully I can convince them because I know implementing Nozbe and the GTD methodology works! I'm also starting a blog (not public yet) where I'll be blogging about Nozbe. :)

Thanks again for following your passion and helping me and others be more productive!"

Can you feel it?

Can you feel that power and optimism coming from each of these messages? I do! Even if you feel down, haven't eaten your breakfast, your cat ruined your new shoes and some elegant woman stood on your feet with her stiletto heel in the elevator, after reading something like this you love the stiletto-lady, want to get another cat and you give your lunch to your voracious colleague.

I hope you will keep up sending these messages and empower us to develop even better software for you :)

Author: Magda, Chief Operations Officer at Nozbe

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Nozbe 2.0 beta news from the road to... a great productivity tool ;-)

You are all very excited about Nozbe 2.0 development. We are too! :) Sylwia, one of the fantastic Nozbe users, wrote:

You can't imagine how impatiently I wait for every new version! I just love this program!

beta4 update

What our development team has been working on?

These are things that are ready to go - just waiting for beta 5 :)

  • New architecture of Evernote and Dropbox integration
  • Adding notes in attachments view

Engineers are now working on:

  • Bug fixes in the Calendar view
  • Improving Calendar performance
  • Printing option
  • lots of other small fixes and bugs (fixing, fixing, fixing...)

Beta 4

We released Nozbe 2.0 beta 4 last week.

New features:

  • Settings view
  • Spanish, German, Japanese and Polish versions of the app
  • Changing language in settings view
  • Managing 3rd party apps from settings view
  • Better performance of animations
  • Small style changes
  • New heart icon for pinned (favorites) attachments
  • Link icon in task related attachments
  • Mark all comments as read button in infobar
  • Show/hide tasks with read comments button in unread comments infobar
  • Style changes in unread comments view
  • [fix] Moving task from Inbox and set delegation set star
  • [fix] normal size field for new person in project sharing popover

Features that may not work:

  • Dropbox and Box integration
  • Quick entry on OS X
  • Printing
  • Adding tasks in the Calendar View
  • Sidebar edit mode options
  • Notifications

Please, remember this is a "beta" product. Many things don't work correctly yet so you better not use it in the mission-critical environment. If you are brave enough to work with Nozbe 2.0 beta though, send us your feed back. It will be most appreciated! :)

Stay tuned

To be first to know about OneNozbe beta v.5 release, follow us on Twitter or read our beta blog. You can also check out our Instagram.

Thanks so much for being with us and supporting our team in their hard development works!