Friday, January 30
Hope you're on the right track with your goals for 2015! In the last blogpost, we presented a short video about how to get your goals done in Nozbe - did you like it? Have you planned your goals yet? Since my last email we've improved the video to make it easier to follow - make sure to watch it again!
Did you know that as a Nozbe PRO user you can create an additional Nozbe account for your partner absolutely free?
Watch my second short video in which I'll show you:
10 steps to getting your projects done with others:
Learn how to create an additional account for your partner and how to get projects and goals done with them.
Yes, thanks to Nozbe not only will you be able to achieve your goals for this year... but you'll also get a chance to involve your partner, friends and others in making 2015 successful.
Tuesday, January 27
What if I tell you it's still not too late to make this year your best yet? We're approaching the end of January. According to research, most of us have already forgotten about our New Year's resolutions... but I believe we can still get them done!
Nozbe is here to help! Watch this short 1-minute video:
[10 steps to getting your goals done:][goals]
Learn how to achieve your goals...
There are still 11 months left in 2015 and you can get your goals done! Just stop your wishful thinking and treat your resolutions as real and achievable projects. I want to make sure you don't give up and make 2015 your best year yet.
I know you'll make it happen! Good luck!
Thursday, January 15
Since the introduction of Nozbe 2.0+ version an impression of confusion about the use of Categories seems to glare at us through the emails of our users.
Everyone may need a hand...
Categories, previously known as Contexts: a few tricks
As most of you recall, Categories previously were called Contexts. You can use them to group your tasks across projects and they are shared with other users within a project. Though they are shared, their colors are not.
Some more advanced users with more complex days may want to wish to use more than one category on a task. That's possible as well, but here is where a lot get confused.
(1) Projects list (2) Project (3) Task (4) Details view for a Task without Categories
That is quite simple, right? Now it gets tricky with more than one. Here is a similar view but for a task that does have a category attached:
What to do in order to add another Category, possibly without loosing the previously existing one?
First, click/tap on the existing name to open the drop down menu. Then, keep the (1) original on but (2) select some additional categories and (3) confirm.
In result you will get:
Some of the users that reported problems have unchecked the original category believing that it is the right way to handle it... but no, it's not.
Now, the last trick. Most of you do know of the #parameter... it also works for adding multiple categories at the time of creating a task.
I certainly hope this little instruction will be of help to all of you. Categories are very handy in every-day use and, honestly, I do not know how I would survive without them. I hope this post helps you all get the best out of this feature.
- Delfina (VP Support)
Monday, December 29, 2014
This is a guest post by one of our Nozbe power users: Michael Hyatt, who is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller, "Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World." He is also the founder of Platform University and the massively popular course, 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever.
If you are going to achieve your goals in 2015, you must have a way to track your progress, so you actually achieve it. There are a variety of tools for doing this. However, Nozbe is a great choice.
I don’t know about you, but Nozbe is my personal “command center.” It is the place where I plan, track, and accomplish my most important taks. I couldn’t get along without it.
But did you know you can also use it to help you achieve your most important goals for 2015? There are three advantages of doing so:
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Christmas is coming and most of us think of giving and sharing (buying and spending, too... unfortunately). The end of the year is also the time of asking questions and evaluation. We approach the end of 2014 with satisfaction and joy. It was a fantastic year for us and we hope it was good for the Nozbe users too. We released the long-awaited new version of our app - Nozbe 2.0 for all the platforms and we introduced the new type of accounts - Nozbe PRO - which offers 2 accounts for the price of 1 as well as the full flexibility of adding and removing people from the team.
We even have the possibility to add a second person free to all the existing single-account users :-)
3 Christmas gifts for you:
1) Nozbe 2.1 with re-engineered printing
Now, we took up the next challenge - get you the new version of Nozbe for Christmas :) Our programmers worked really hard, we did a lot of testing and here it is - Nozbe 2.1 with new features and improvements.
2) Nozbe Magazine issue 2
The other thing we would like to offer is 2nd issue of Nozbe Magazine to read on iOS and Android devices. This is a collection of the crucial events, information and most of all - advice that we have offered you during the last several months. You will learn everything you need to know about:
- Nozbe 2.0 and the changes it came with
- Brand new PRO account
- Team management in Nozbe
- How Nozbe CEO uses the app for his everyday work
- Other interesting Nozbe use-cases
Please note that the magazine comes only in the English language version.
3) Productive! Magazine - new issues in English, Polish and... Dutch!
Yes, we have new issues for our productivity-oriented community both in English and in Polish and we're welcoming a Dutch edition of our magazine:
- Main magazine, issue 25 - with Andrea Feinberg
- Polish edition, issue 9 - with Sławek Muturi
- New! Dutch edition, issue 1 - with yours truly - Michael Sliwinski
What's new in Nozbe 2.1
Here is what new version of our app has to offer:
Redesigned printing feature - due to technological constraints printing feature in Nozbe 2.0 was not very efficient. Especially on Windows it didn't work well and on mobile you couldn't actually print at all. We were not proud of this, so we took our best effort to redesign the back-end mechanism from scratch: by using the "Print" button in Nozbe 2.1, you will generate a PDF. This is more flexible and works on every platform. You can print it now or share it with your co-workers using other tools (Evernote, Dropbox, Email, etc.)
New keyboard shortcuts for OS X - we listened to our Mac users feedback and added a native menu with keyboard shortcuts to our OS X App. You can see its specification on our Help Page. In the future releases we also plan to do the same for Windows platform, so stay tuned.
Small and not so small bug fixes and improvements (the full list can be found on our test blog.
Let us then wish you a beautiful holiday season, merry Christmas and a New Year of good health and productivity (meaning: peace, happiness and more time for your loved ones). Throughout the coming year, may your life be filled with good luck and prosperity. Don't be afraid to take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things in 2015. We hope that Nozbe will make it easier for you.