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Labels – Part 19 of our monthly FAQ series

Nozbe

Welcome back to our FAQ series in which we answer questions that our users ask in their e-mails. This month, we’re presenting labels.

I will answer a few of the most common questions about labels to show you how useful they are.

18+1 Good Reason Why I Can’t Quit Nozbe

Nozbe

First things first: I’m heavily biased toward Nozbe. This post will demonstrate where my bias comes from. To me, Nozbe is much more than a simple task manager: it’s a whole-life system, guiding all areas of my life.

A sneak peek of Nozbe 4: the future of team productivity

Nozbe

Today is 04/04, so we’re launching the preview of Nozbe 4, our new take on team productivity. It is a tool that will help small teams do great things.

After more than three years of work and a few months of internal testing, we’d like to invite some teams to be the first to test our brand new Nozbe 4 system. If you’re curious about what the future holds for Nozbe, read on:

How I Use Nozbe as a Content Calendar

Nozbe

Most people who create content use a content calendar (an editorial calendar) in some form. Simply put, a content calendar works as a sentinel for controlling the publication process and ensuring that your content appears regularly.

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • How to plan your blog posts ahead of time using Nozbe
  • How to leverage Nozbe categories to track the publication process (blog post status)
  • How to schedule publication
  • How to make writing a priority
  • How to go pro with Nozbe’s hidden functions

At the heart of Nozbe are your projects. And that’s how you begin to create a content calendar…

Data Access - Part 18 of our monthly FAQ series

Nozbe

Welcome back to our FAQ series in which we answer questions that our users ask in their e-mails. This month, we’re discussing data and different levels of access that team members might have in Nozbe. I will try to answer your questions and explain why it is useful to promote some of your users to team or project admins.

Archiving Tasks and Projects in Nozbe - Part 17 of our FAQ series

Nozbe

Welcome back to our FAQ series in which we answer popular questions that our users ask us in their emails. This time, we want to talk about archiving.

How we work with translators in Nozbe

Nozbe

Nozbe supports many languages. We offer not only the app, but also on-boarding, educational materials, blog posts, email campaigns and newsletters in multiple languages. To get these materials all sorted and delivered on time, we set up a simple system for collaborating with contractors based all over the world.

What’s new in Nozbe 3.9

Nozbe

For this fall, we have prepared version 3.9 of Nozbe, designed to:

  • Improve communication via tasks thanks to adding links to tasks, and
  • Adjust our app to iOS 12’s new possibilities.

How to effectively work with your team in Nozbe - Part 16 of our FAQ series

Nozbe

Welcome back to our FAQ series in which we tackle the most popular questions our users send us in their e-mails. In this blogpost, we’ll take a closer look at the collaboration features in Nozbe.

Nozbe 3.8 for iOS with powerful automation

Nozbe

In recent days, we released the new version of our app, Nozbe 3.8. We focused mainly on mobile apps to enrich native user experience in Nozbe. In this blogpost, I will focus on the new features in the iOS app. If you use Android please see this post.

Nozbe 3.8 with a new Android widget

Nozbe

We are in the middle of the summer season. However, at Nozbe we are still working very hard. We have a great customer community, and we want to deliver the best productivity platform and experience to them. With the newest update – Nozbe 3.8 – we focused on our mobile apps. Both Android and iOS got some love from our dev team. In this blog post, I’d like to focus on some cool new features for Android users.

Getting Started: The First 10 Days of Nozbe

Nozbe

So you’ve decided to give Nozbe a try. You’ve registered and downloaded the app to your computer or smartphone… We are thrilled! And you will be, too! Read on, follow the tips and take your productivity to a whole new level. Let’s get started!

How to administrate your account in Nozbe - Part 15 of our monthly FAQ series

Nozbe

Welcome back to our FAQ series in which we answer questions that our users ask us in their e-mails. This month, we’re going to take a closer look at the Account Settings and other administrative options in Nozbe.

Time tracking apps that integrate with Nozbe

Nozbe

Did you know you can integrate some of the time tracking apps with Nozbe? This way you will be able to view exactly how many hours you spend on various projects, tasks and other activities!

PomoDone and Nozbe can work together!

Nozbe

Great news for all time tracking enthusiasts: PomoDone, one of the leading apps on the market, can now track your time spent on tasks! Read how it works and how to get a free month of PomoDone 🙂

Ask Michael S04E22: Nozbe for individuals

Nozbe

You are not alone – it’s our motto. You may get your work done with other people. It’s fine, however, to keep all your projects private and manage them individually. Nozbe gives you all the tools you need to work independently!

Ask Michael S04E19: Keyboard shortcuts

Nozbe

You could operate on your desktop using only a mouse or a touchpad. But why would you do that when you have a keyboard with its shortcuts? Learn how to manage your tasks with powerful key combinations! ⌨️

Uses of Nozbe – the insurance industry

Nozbe

Do you work in the insurance industry (or a related industry) and are wondering how to use Nozbe for collaboration with your clients? In this article, we present methods and solutions that may help insurance agents, as well as other professionals from this industry, increase their effectiveness and work in a more structured manner.

How the filter and sort options work - Part 14 of our monthly FAQ series

Nozbe

Welcome back to our FAQ series in which we answer popular questions that our users ask us in their e-mails. This month, we will take a look at the sorting and filtering options.

Ask Michael S04E15: Repeating tasks

Nozbe

What is the biggest advantage of a digital productivity system, in comparison to a paper-based one? Automation, of course! With features like recurring tasks, you can operate on autopilot. Let’s check out how it works!

Not so obvious Nozbe integrations: iCal and Outlook

Nozbe

Do you use iCal and Outlook and want to connect them to your productivity app? For the time being, there is no direct way to link these apps. However, it is still possible to make them work together! Read on to learn how.

Ask Michael S04E12: Nozbe for a personal trainer

Nozbe

What do Nozbe and personal trainers have in common? They do everything they can to help clients achieve their goals! What happens if they combine their powers? The clients receive the best care ever 🙂

Ask Michael S04E11: Nozbe tutorial

Nozbe

After months of hard work, we have just released our new, updated tutorial for Nozbe. Whether you’re a beginner or a long-time user, you may find it very helpful to watch. Today, Michael explains why it’s worth watching!

How can I effectively use categories? - Part 13 of our monthly FAQ series

Nozbe Welcome back to our FAQ series in which we answer questions that our users ask in their e-mails. This month, we’re going to have a look at a great feature that allows you to manage your tasks effectively - categories in Nozbe. Categories can easily help you organizing your work and save time. In some cases, it may be not quite clear when and why to use them, so we’ve decided to answer some of the most frequent questions about categories.

Hey @User, Nozbe 3.7 is live

Nozbe

Nozbe has always been a great communication tool for teams. Lots of companies use it everyday to asynchronously assign tasks and contextually discuss potential solutions for each task in order to complete them all ✅. With the new Nozbe 3.7, communication flow in your company can be smoother than ever before. We also included some goodies for Android users, dark theme enthusiasts and more. Keep reading to learn how these new features can boost your productivity and make using Nozbe even more comfortable.

Ask Michael S04E07: Project privacy in Nozbe

Nozbe

Your projects are yours by default - always! In today’s episode, Michael casts all doubts away about the privacy of projects in Nozbe in different scenarios.

Ask Michael S04E06: Ambassadors

Nozbe

Nozbe Ambassadors share not only their affiliate link, but – most importantly – their experience and know-how in order to make others more productive with Nozbe. They can help you, too!

Ask Michael S04E04: Offline

Nozbe

With Nozbe, you’re not dependent on Wi-Fi. Your tasks are always with you, as long as you have a device with some charge. Does this feature really matter? Oh, yes, it does!

What do you know about Nozbe templates? - Part 12 of our monthly FAQ series

Nozbe Welcome back to our FAQ series in which we answer questions that our users ask us in their e-mails. This month, we’re discussing Nozbe templates, which you can find on Nozbe.how. Recently, we have noticed that many of you have had questions regarding the templates. I will try to answer your questions and explain why templates are useful and how you can use other users’ templates. This option can save you and your team members some precious time.

Ask Michael S04E02: A comment checklist

Nozbe

Did you know that checklists are a popular type of comment among Nozbe users? We’re not surprised: it’s a powerful tool to organize mini-actions or small parts of a task, as well as a good way to get started on a new project. Looking for more ideas on how to get organized? Here you go!

11 years of Nozbe

Nozbe

Exactly 11 years ago today a young aspiring entrepreneur/programmer from a rented apartment in Warsaw, the capital of a country in the Central Europe called Poland, launched a productivity Web 2.0 application inspired by David Allen’s book “Getting Things Done”. That was me, and when I started Nozbe I never even dared to dream that 11 years later I’d be running this amazing company with Nozbe apps for all the major platforms with 0.5M people from all over the world using it… Happy Birthday Nozbe! You just turned 11 and as your founder I’m writing this post to give everyone a little more detail of where we came from and where we’re going in the coming months and years. Here goes:

How to use checklists in Nozbe - Part 11 of our monthly FAQ series

Nozbe

Welcome back to our FAQ series in which we answer questions that our users ask us in their e-mails. This month, we’re discussing checklists.

How to prioritize and weight tasks - Part 10 of our monthly FAQ series

Nozbe

Hello and welcome back to our FAQ series in which we tackle popular questions that our users send us by e-mail. This month we will discuss how to prioritize tasks. You will learn how to decide which tasks should truly be done first and how we can set up different levels of priorities in Nozbe.

How to use search efficiently in Nozbe - Part 9 of our FAQ series

Nozbe

Welcome back to our monthly series where we answer the most frequent questions asked by our users. This month we’re going to take a closer look at the search engine in Nozbe. Whenever you’re trying to find a certain task or a comment you’ve read before but you have no idea where it is, you can just go to the Search tab in Nozbe and find it right away! This is one of my personal favourite and most often used features and yours probably, too! But do you really know all the different ways of searching in Nozbe? Let’s find out!

Ask Michael S03E11: Nozbe in teams

Nozbe

What does Nozbe offer for collaboration? What can you achieve by inviting someone to your Nozbe team? And what will happen when you do that? All of this in today’s “Ask Michael” episode!

Incredibly simple guide to prioritizing your day

Nozbe

Most of my clients are completely overwhelmed when it comes to work. They are typically over committed and under organized, so when it comes time to get things done, very often they don’t know where to begin. They open their productivity app of choice and glance at their Priority or “Due” list and don’t know where to begin because they have 35 tasks “due” today. This is an easy habit to get into and thankfully there is an easy solution, with two ways to mitigate this problem.

Processing your Inbox - Part 8 of our monthly FAQ blog post series

Nozbe

Welcome back to our FAQ series in which we answer popular questions that our users ask us in their emails. This month we tackle a crucial topic concerning processing your inbox and arranging the tasks you save there in appropriate projects.

How to setup an Eisenhower Matrix workflow in Nozbe - a super-practical guide

Nozbe

It feels like all those little tasks are demanding your time and you never have time for the tasks that really matter? We get overloaded with the urgent tasks instead of focusing on what’s important. It doesn’t have to be this way! Try using the Eisenhower Matrix to identify your real priorities.

Ask Michael S03E06: Nozbe (not only) for lawyers

Nozbe

Why do law offices choose Nozbe to manage their work? Because they know we have a high level of security and encryption, and they feel safe in keeping their clients’ and their own data with us. And that’s the topic of today’s new “Ask Michael” episode!

Siri and Google Assistant can now talk 🗣 to Nozbe

Nozbe

With Nozbe 3.6 we can make your back-to-work time even more productive. You will now be able to easily capture tasks via Siri on your iPhone or via Google Assistant on your Android smartphone. Other cool features are the search option within your completed tasks 🔍✔️ and customizable Nozbe reminders 🛠🔔 . Let me show you what exactly you’re getting with Nozbe 3.6.

Ask Michael S03E05: Project notes

Nozbe

Today you’ll learn how to store notes and attachments related to your projects. It’s pretty easy with project attachments!

Part 7 of our monthly FAQ series - loose and someday/maybe tasks

Nozbe

Welcome back to our FAQ series in which we tackle popular questions that Nozbe users ask us. This month we’re discussing two questions that many users and GTD fans have been wondering about: how to deal with loose and someday/maybe tasks.

News! Timepot integrates with Nozbe

Nozbe

Productive people know that time is the most precious resource they have. And that good organization skills and effective scheduling are the keys to success.

Part 6 of our monthly FAQ blog post series - How do I email tasks to Nozbe?

Nozbe

Welcome back to our FAQ series in which we tackle popular questions that our users ask us in their emails and messages. This month we’re discussing another powerful feature - sending your tasks to Nozbe via email.

Upcoming Nozbe 3.6 and iOS 11 - a sneak peek at Siri and Drag&Drop

In this short video (3 minutes only!) I decided to give you a sneak peek at the future of Nozbe: see how in the current production version - Nozbe 3.5.2 you can already use Drag and Drop on an Apple device like iPad or iPhone on a beta version of iOS11… and in the new upcoming version 3.6 you’ll be able to use Siri to add tasks with voice!

Part 5 of our monthly FAQ blog post series - Joining a team

Nozbe

Welcome back to our FAQ series in which we answer popular questions that our users ask us in their emails. This month we’re discussing joining a team.

The best Nozbe.how contest: and the winners are…

Nozbe

Ladies and gentlemen we are thrilled to announce the Nozbe.how contest winners.

The contest began on June 19. You could submit your templates until June 30. We asked you to prove your creativity and you did! We received loads of practical project templates via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. There were Nozbe.how templates in Chinese, Russian, Korean and Dutch to name a few. You had cool ideas in all kinds of areas: Home & Family, Work & Business, etc.

And here it is:

The list of winners

A perfect Wunderlist alternative

Nozbe

If you’re looking for an alternative to Wunderlist, Nozbe is the perfect choice.

After receiving many inquiries from people interested in transferring their data from the Microsoft app to Nozbe, our developers built an easy-to-use import system. It lets you move all your lists, tasks and other data from Wunderlist to Nozbe in a few simple steps.

How does it work?

How to boost your team productivity using kanban - a step-by-step guide

Nozbe

This is another inspiring guest post we got from Robby Miles - our Ambassador, productivity guru and a really good man :-) Read on if you want to boost your team’s efficiency by applying a kanban method.

What is kanban?

Kanban is a project management system pioneered by Toyota motor company and its “just in time” production system. Its visual nature makes it easy for teams to communicate and quickly see what is going on as a project moves forward.

Kanban structure

Traditionally kanban systems are broken into different project phases.

For example:

Part 4 of our monthly FAQ blog post series - Formatting comments using Markdown markup language

Nozbe

Welcome back to our FAQ series in which we tackle popular questions that our users ask us in their emails and messages. This month we’re discussing an underused but powerful feature of Nozbe - the possibility to format text comments using Markdown markup language.

Did you know that approximately 65% of the population are visual learners? Most of us process information based on what we see. We also tend to pay more attention to those elements that stand out. Because of that, from time to time we receive the following question:

How Nozbe Ambassador Coaches Knowledge Workers To Clear Their Heads

Nozbe

This is a guest post by Mike St. Pierre, Nozbe Ambassador and online coach. Nozbe users get a 20% discount on Mike’s new productivity system, “Never Miss a Thing”!

My name is Mike St. Pierre, a non-profit leader in America and a Nozbe aficionado. My team uses Nozbe and it’s increased our productivity by 30-40% since utilizing the shared list features and the ability to delegate tasks.

In this post, I’ll be sharing how my new productivity system, Never Miss a Thing, features a “first premise” and it relates nicely to Nozbe.

Nozbe 3.5 with custom repeats

Nozbe

We have fantastic users that always give us valuable feedback. Today with Nozbe 3.5 we’re delivering solutions to some of the requests that we receive from our users the most.

  • Custom repeats
  • History of your completed tasks
  • macOS Touchbar shortcuts

Watch our short overview of the new possibilities that Nozbe 3.5 gives to you and your team.

Ask Michael S02E08: Inviting a guest to a project

Nozbe Does your manager want to be up to date with your project? Or do you want to explicitly work with your client? This episode is for you. Although we believe that trust is better than control, we see many cases when the presence of a supervisor, partner or client might be appreciated. That’s why we created a Project Guest role… and now we’re publishing Michael’s answer for today :) Being part of a project that we are not directly involved with can be helpful for better communication and interim help.

How do I use Nozbe to stay on top of everything - by Robby Miles

Nozbe

This is a guest post we got from Robby Miles - our Ambassador, productivity guru and a really good man :-) Read on if you want to learn about the advantages of flat project management, emailing tasks and using project templates.

My name is Robby Miles and I am a dad, history teacher, Army officer, online freelancer, and Nozbe Ambassador. I probably have too much going on , but Nozbe is the one tool I trust to keep all the different areas of my life organized. So how do I use Nozbe to stay on top of everything?

Project Labels

I’m thankful that Nozbe uses a “flat” project system when it comes to staying aware of all the different tasks I have floating around. Flat project management means there are no tasks hidden deep within sub-tasks, within tasks, within projects, within folders. You get the point. Everything is visible within a couple clicks. In many apps, it’s easy to lose tasks. Not so with Nozbe.

Adding to Nozbe - the best tips from Michele Wiedemer

Nozbe

Here comes another guest post on our blog. This time a fantastic Nozbe user, Michele Wiedemer of Virtual Customer Learning shares her top methods for adding tasks to Nozbe. See whether you know all the options she describes :-)

My name is Michele Wiedemer. I’ve been freelancing for over 10 years (as a technical writer, tutorial video developer, instructional designer, and eLearning developer), and during that time, I’ve tried several different systems and methods of keeping track of tasks in multiple projects. I found Nozbe a little over a year ago, and I can barely remember the crazy hectic way I used to manage my projects. Though I had been incrementally implementing David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology since I first read the book in about 2006, it wasn’t until Nozbe came into my life that GTD really started clicking for me.

Ask Michael S02E07: Reference materials

Nozbe You have a choice: do you store your reference files and notes in dedicated apps or directly in Nozbe? In Michael’s book “No Office Apps” he described exactly how we – the Nozbe team – store our files and notes. In today’s video, he shares his favorite way to handle reference materials. The good news is, for current work and communication, you don’t need an additional service – you can store and share files with your team within Nozbe.

Ask Michael S02E06: Someday/maybe

Nozbe Don’t throw out any new ideas. When the time is right, some of them may grow up. If you read Michael’s blog or listen to his podcast, you know that he is a huge fan of Greg McKeown’s “Essentialism.” It influences the way he manages the company, makes decisions, and chooses his next actions. It can be summarized in one sentence: do less, but better. At the same time, his mind produces lots of ideas.

Part 3 of our monthly FAQ blog post series - Inviting to a team vs. inviting to a project - what’s the difference?

Nozbe

This month in our FAQ series we’re tackling invitations to teams and to projects in Nozbe. As you know, when you purchase Nozbe PRO, you get a second account for your colleague or partner for free. We always encourage you to invite people to your team and share projects with them because we believe that collaboration is more effective than doing everything alone.

Many of you are considering (or already) collaborating with others and we regularly receive questions about inviting to teams and projects.

Here’s the most frequent one:

Making the most of the project functionality of Nozbe

Nozbe

This is a fantastic guest post by Fokke Kooistra – a Nozbe user, a Dutch productivity guru and a coach. See what functions projects play in his personal way of using our app.

For many people, a project is a set of actions that will result in a desired outcome in one way or another. Projects can happen in business, but they’re also happening in your personal life. When we at Think Productive deliver workshops, helping participants create a list of projects is key for creating productive momentum.

But projects don’t always have a positive vibe to them. Missed deadlines, blown budgets and stress are typical reactions you get if you ask people for words that they associate with the term ‘Project.’ A lot of Nozbe users that I talk to are sometimes stuck in that mindset for using the project functionality of Nozbe. They look at the Projects section in the same way that they experience projects in their own work and life. But there are a lot of other uses for the Projects section, and in this post I will outline a few smart uses that you can try.

Ask Michael S02E03: Keeping the Priority list on hand

Nozbe On your desktop, on your mobile device, on Apple Watch. There are a few ways to always keep your Priorities on top. Although Nozbe isn’t intended to organize tasks (it’s to get them done), some management is necessary to make sure things keep moving. When you’re trying to stay focused, keeping your Priority list available at the click of a button or a a quick shortcut is extremely useful. Michael uses Nozbe’s responsive user interface and additional screens to control his Priority workflow.

Grouping related projects in Nozbe

Nozbe

This article is for you if you miss the sub-projects feature in Nozbe or you just want to see how project labels can make your life easier.

I need sub-projects!!!

When promoting Nozbe at conferences we end up talking to many interesting people. Once, a professional event manager came up to Nozbe’s stand and confessed that she tried Nozbe once but gave it up pretty quickly. She was disappointed not to find a sub-projects feature.

She explained that she deals with dozens of various aspects of event management and she runs many events at the same time. Each event requires at least several linked projects. “I really need sub-projects!!!” she claimed!

But maybe not.

We think it’s possible to modify the workflow so that sub- and sub-sub-projects aren’t that necessary. We recommend using project labels!

Too big to fit into just one project

We totally understand how complicated your job can be and that it consists of many aspects and stages. We also deal with such complex processes at Nozbe. Have you tried to think outside of a vertical hierarchy though and link related projects differently?

FAQ blog post series! Part 2 - Leaving your team, exiting projects and what happens to your data

Nozbe

Following the series launch last month, we have picked another frequently asked question to tackle today. The issue has been raised in a past post, but it keeps surfacing in different versions in our FAQ list.

I’ve been helping our customers since just about the beginning of Nozbe. The direct contact with our users has always been very valuable to me and to the creation of the support team. Throughout the years, some questions resurface time and time again.

This particular one seems to arrive in several versions:

How Nozbe ambassador uses “bucket projects” and categories

Nozbe

This is a guest post by Chad Garrett - our ambassador, power-user and a tremendous advocate for the GTD. See which Nozbe features he uses and how he deals with “loose tasks”.

My name is Chad Garrett and I am President of Productivity Grid, LLC and a Nozbe Ambassador. Nozbe is really the perfect productivity tool. I am a huge advocate for David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology and Nozbe fits perfectly into this workflow. So how do I use Nozbe? Let’s start with where I put my tasks.

Bucket Projects

Everything in Nozbe goes into a project (as defined in GTD, anything that takes two or more steps to complete). I currently have around 75 projects. This may seem like a lot, but in reality it isn’t - we are all this busy!

Idea dumping - what it’s for, when and how to employ Nozbe

Nozbe

I’m not that creative… and worse yet - I’m blonde. I still happen to have ideas, though. Sometimes :-) When I need to, I force myself to reflect and come up with a nice solution or plan. More often, interesting thoughts just pop into my head in the most unexpected situations… Because I don’t want to lose these little treasures, I always capture them. I encourage you to do the same.

The purpose of all this commotion?

Idea dumping is a really handy procedure - whether you do it routinely or spontaneously. Thoughts in your mind, although precious, can be a hindrance to productivity. When they float around in your head, they will surface again and again at inappropriate times, stress you out and, worse still, be lost when they are actually needed.

You might want to run idea-dumping sessions for two reasons:

New FAQ blog post series! Part 1 - Project labels for arranging and grouping your projects

Nozbe

Have you ever searched our app or website for a handy feature or specific answer? For those who have, we’re launching a new blog post series! It will be a classic FAQ - posts will contain the answers to the questions our users frequently ask in their support emails.

I’ve been working for Nozbe Customer Support for a long time now. And I still enjoy the direct, every-day contact with our clients. All their questions, big or small issues, feedback and requests.

We’ve noticed that some of the questions repeat quite regularly. And these aren’t just from users who start their productive life with (and thanks to) Nozbe. Each user has their own workflow and habits. This often means that they skip or don’t notice some functions that our system offers, even though it would definitely improve their efficiency.

Let’s kick off with the first query:

Ask Michael #10: Reference Materials in Completed Tasks

Nozbe Did you know that you can always restore completed projects and tasks? If you don’t remove them, we keep them on our servers. So you can bring them back! You don’t appreciate it until you need it. That applies to health and… data backup. With Nozbe, you can be confident that you can restore all uploaded files and written comments (unless you intentionally delete them). Today Michael explains: Why do we store all that data?

Using Nozbe As A Personal Information Manager

Nozbe

*Today, we’ve got a really amazing article written by Gene Rosen, a loyal & active Nozbe user. Here he is!*

Introduction

I stumbled upon Nozbe several years ago while searching – yet again – for the ideal multi-platform task management system. Even then, Nozbe had a clean, crisp, and powerful interface. Today, Nozbe stands alone as the ultimate expression of a well-designed task management system.

Each new version of Nozbe allows me to update and refine my personal productivity workflow. Nozbe, the company, works very closely with their user community to keep the flow of ideas moving and growing.

Join the new productivity revolution. Stop using email to work with others. Share projects through Nozbe.

Nozbe Last week we launched Nozbe 1.9 and I wrote about it in my previous post… but this time around I want to remind you about something really important. It’s about new and improved Project Sharing. Here’s my video all about it: Why Nozbe 1.9 revolutionizes collaboration Before Nozbe 1.9, when you wanted to share a project with someone, you’d have to ask them if they used Nozbe, convince them to give Nozbe a try, tell them why Nozbe is so great for your productivity… and only if they signed up could you invite them to share a project with you.

Getting Disciplined: How One Reddit User Achieved Most of His Goals in a Year and a Half

Nozbe

Tracking goals, regular fitness, setting up habits – that’s all possible if you’re motivated and disciplined. We already know this; however, when we read this post on Reddit, we were amazed by the outstanding progress made by the author, therealleotrotsky in a relatively short time!

Since he agreed to publish his achievements on our Blog, we’re proud to share his words. Read, get inspired and follow his determination :)

Generate Nozbe reports for you and your team in Nozbe 3.4

Nozbe

Today we’re happy to announce a new version of Nozbe. Nozbe 3.4 contains some really cool stuff that you’ve been asking for.

  • Weekly and monthly reports about your team performance
  • One Drive integration
  • Windows: Quick Add with global keyboard shortcut and more powerful shortcuts in the app
  • Android: Add task to Nozbe via Google Now
  • iOS: Snooze reminders

Watch a short overview of new features in Nozbe 3.3 and 3.4:

Meet Marc Woodland: how the Winbox team achieves goals with Nozbe

Nozbe

We’d like to introduce you to Marc Woodland – the founder and CEO of Winbox, a specialist email marketing company for small and medium-sized businesses. As a team, Winbox uses a setup of apps to help them on daily basis. Read how Marc manages clients with Nozbe!

About Marc

Marc is one of those business founders who succeeded by responding to the need of a market they already know and belong to. As a marketing guy, he knew that small companies need a reliable, non-spamming and easy-to-use email sender. And that’s where Winbox comes in! For us, the best part of the story is that Nozbe has been one piece of the puzzle and helped the Winbox team to manage their projects.

Why Google Calendar Integration Is Worth Trying & How To Start

Nozbe

Nozbe and Google Calendar are like best friends: they share information, work together for the greater good and don’t bother each other. And, by the way, they both work for you! Learn how to make use of integration with Google Calendar. And a calendar in general.

Nozbe 3.3 - update for iOS 10

Nozbe This time it’s all about iOS. Almost 50% of our users are already using iOS 10 and Nozbe 3.3 is dedicated to them. So take a look at what the Nozbe team has prepared for you :) Android and Windows fans don’t worry! Features for your platforms are being developed and we will ship them in future Nozbe releases. Better “Add to Nozbe” on iOS Two years ago, when iOS 8 came out, we added a new way to add stuff to Nozbe: the Share Extension.

How to manage your day-to-day energy (with Nozbe)

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Some people rely on their calendars completely: they work on reducing blank holes in their schedule, minimizing time spent in meetings and tasks and optimizing processes. But what if this isn’t enough to fully improve our workdays?

Nozbe 3.2 with cool UX improvements in popovers

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Today we can finally introduce our fantastic users to another update from Nozbe. We worked really hard on version 3.2. This time the new features may not look as spectacular, but we believe they will be great improvements for the productivity of you and your team.

Here are the highlights of new features in Nozbe 3.2:

Get Siri to add tasks to Nozbe – a short interview with Jeff Sanders

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With technology, the only thing that can limit us is our creativity!

Why the security and safety of your data is Nozbe’s biggest priority

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Ever since I founded Nozbe back in 2007, the security and safety of customer data as well as the stability of our infrastructure were my biggest points of focus. To the point that I’d wake up in the middle of the night to check if our servers were still up… Over the years we’ve had our failures, outages and issues… but if you’ve been with us for the last few years you’ll have noticed that our infrastructure has been rock-solid for a while now.

In this blog post I’d like to explain why that is, what we’ve done so far and what we’ll be doing in the near future to actually make it even better and more secure for you to get things done and communicate effectively through tasks thanks to Nozbe.

I’d like to mention a few things:

  • how our server infrastructure is built
  • how we store your data (tasks, files, attachments, 3rd party files)
  • how we do backups
  • how we can keep Nozbe going even through a major catastrophe…
  • who has access to your data
  • and what’s still to improve here :-)

Delegating is like a tennis match – a short interview with Glenn Williams

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Do you know how to succeed in this time of change?

Nozbe for beginners and pros – a short interview with Jeroen Sangers

Nozbe

As a productivity tutor, Jeroen Sangers knows many GTD services, but Nozbe is his app of choice.

How to set better goals with Nozbe 3.1

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We just launched Nozbe 3.1 with lots of features and improvements, and today I’d like to focus on 3 changes that will help you move your 2016 goals forward and get them done!

How to be productive in Africa? Short interview with Marek Zmyslowski

Nozbe

One of the most successful entrepreneurs in Africa, Marek Zmyslowski, is also a loyal Nozbe user. Check his tips out!

Quick rehash of FRESH system handled in Nozbe

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If you follow the Nozbe blog or newsletter closely, you might have seen my article discussing how I use Nozbe to implement the FRESH approach (from the book, “The Accidental Creative” by Todd Henry). I’ll spare you and not completely rehash the entire approach, but one aspect of FRESH that is very important is the “F,” which stands for “Focus.” As we all know, a very important part of being productive and creative is lazer focus. Not only do you get a lot more done when you fully concentrate on the essential few, but you also use your energy and brainpower much more efficiently.

Since I wrote my previous post for Nozbe, I’ve been continuing to tweak and refine my FRESH Nozbe system, and I recently had a breakthrough after reading Brian Talty’s post on using “organizing headers” in Nozbe. At first, I played around with Brian’s method for a few days, but I continued to tweak it in a slightly different direction. Eventually, I came up with the idea of creating “time block” categories.

How Piotr Rubik, a Polish musician, uses Nozbe to manage his professional career

Do you ever wonder how celebrities manage their lives? Can an application like Nozbe help them stay organized? We have an answer: of course it can! We have a special guest today to tell you more about it. Piotr Rubik, a composer and musician, explains why he loves Nozbe and how he uses it when working with his creative team. Please, mind that the video is in Polish but you can easily turn the subtitles on.

7 things you might not know about Nozbe

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It’s awkward to admit, but can you imagine that even the Nozbe team members are not aware of how amazing our app is?

Sometimes, during a random discussion someone mentions a Nozbe feature he or she uses on a daily basis… and it is like: Eureka! Reinvention of the wheel! It turns out that one of us - perhaps due to using Nozbe on a different platform or applying a totally different work mode - didn’t realize such a possibility existed!

To save you that creepy feeling you get after learning something obvious and brilliant about the tool you have used for quite a while now, we’ve prepared the following blog entry. Check it out, maybe there are ideas you don’t know and that you could use to optimize your actions.

Nozbe 3.1 – the most powerful Nozbe version ever

Nozbe This week, we released Nozbe 3.1 on all supported platforms. We’re very excited to see how our new features will help you and your team get more done! :) As always, full release notes are available on our test blog. Below you can read some highlights of the most important features in Nozbe 3.1. Be even more productive with new comment options in Nozbe! In Nozbe 3.1, you can pin important comments so that they’re always visible on the top of a task’s comments section.

Taking up race driving… with Nozbe

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People have different hobbies. One like to knit, another to paint and yet someone else, like me, loves mechanics and his/her car. Last year, I made my huge car dream come true - Mazda Rx-8. 12 years since the premier they are still not what you would call cheap. But once you decide for a car like that costs are unavoidable. It is iconic not only because it is one of very few run by a Wankle engine but also for the timeless design of the body and it’s fascinating driving properties.

Should you look for a car that offers pure fun of driving curvy roads… that’s the one you should consider.

How to combine full-time work with freelancing and not burn out or go mad

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I started out my QA (Quality Assurance) career working full-time. After 2 years, I tried a freelance remote job. A constantly changing client base and the lack of financial security was rough and difficult compared to a stable full-time contract.

But I did it - I went freelance and was testing software for many clients. Along with a high volume of work, a need of uber-productivity and perfect time management kicked in. I started to look for the best solutions, and soon I found Nozbe… First, as my top productivity tool and then also as an employer who hired me as a full-time QA person.

Meet Nozbe users - Brian Talty and his organizing headers

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We can learn a lot from specific, real-life use cases. Check out how Brian negotiates with himself using task headers.

Meet Brian

I am a Christian Pastor at First Christian Church in Decatur, IL.

My journey with task management began with Stephen Covey’s “7 habits of highly effective people” in college; and then was further honed by David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” several years ago.

Planning your travel and using Nozbe to do it even better

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Traveling alone, traveling with kids, traveling on a budget, around the world, with friends… No matter which way you choose, it guarantees precious experience, unforgettable lessons and a new way of looking at certain things.

A good deal of planning

I’ve always tried to travel a lot. Alone or with friends when at the uni, then - with my partner and now - with an extra luggage (our 6-year old son and a daughter on the way.) One of the things I’ve learned so far is that planning is important providing you don’t exaggerate. There is a couple of things about it:

Productivity ideas from Erik Fisher - the host of the Beyond the To-Do List podcast

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“I ultimately knew I wanted to have conversations with people” - Erik Fisher

After talking to Erik Fisher on his Beyond the To-Do List podcast, Michael (our CEO) thought it would be great to present the BTTDL host to the whole Nozbe community.

Here is the outcome: a great interview on productivity essentials and Erik’s methods for planning and staying on top of things.

Spare less than 15 minutes of your time and learn:

Changes in the affiliate program and our 1st Ambassadors for the UK and US

Nozbe

As you all realize, Nozbe affiliate program is one of the focal points of our marketing. Over the years, we have grown almost exclusively thanks to it… Thanks to your recommendations.

It remained unchanged for several years, so it was time for it to mature. Therefore, we have decided to introduce a couple of changes in order to provide our affiliates with more support, materials and aid.

It is still open to anyone, for full details please take a look at the information in your Nozbe account settings and at our Help Page.

Affiliates and Ambassadors

Nozbe users, from now on, will be divided into three groups.

Managing projects with Nozbe 3 new features: Periscope recording

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After launching Nozbe 3.0, in one of his Periscope videos, Michael presented a fresh way to manage shared projects.

Michael answered several questions, such as:

  • Why did we add a new project role called “Guest”?
  • What are user’s permissions in project?
  • How many Admins can be set up in one project?
  • Why Nozbe Business is a real game-changer?

He also revealed some details of how we work in Nozbe and why we strongly believe nobody is alone these days :)

Share your best productivity tips and tricks as Nozbe.how templates

Nozbe Did you know that with Nozbe you can save a project as a template for later? Like a packing list, recipe or a longer checklist. Once you’ve saved a template, you can go to “Templates” in your Nozbe account and create a new project from it. But there’s more! Now you can share your templates - with just one person or with the whole world! Just go to the settings of your template and choose to “Share your template” and you’ll be given a unique Nozbe.

To celebrate 9 years of Nozbe we give you new Nozbe 3.0! (video + promo)

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Happy birthday Nozbe! Today marks 9 years of helping more than 300,000 busy professionals and their teams from all over the world get everything done! Nozbe 3.0 is here with better design, business accounts and a completely new logo!

To learn more about Nozbe 3.0, check out our short video:

Now that you’ve watched the video, let me tell you (1) how can you get Nozbe 3.0, (2) what’s new in 3.0, (3) some more details about new Nozbe for Business and finally (4) our newest NOZBE3 special offer. Here goes:

1. Nozbe 3.0 is available today on most of the 9 major platforms we support:

Nozbe Business - How to take your team to the next level of productivity

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Nozbe’s birthday celebrations continue. We hope you like all the gifts we’ve prepared for you so far :-)

Nozbe will help you grow your business!

Today, we would like to talk a little bit about the productivity of your team. See, what we can do together to help your business grow.

Nozbe matures - from personal productivity to effective cooperation in teams

9 years ago, back in 2007, Nozbe started as a GTD-based personal productivity tool designed to meet mostly our CEO’s needs ;)

Over the years, listening to your feedback, we added the project sharing feature. Then, multi-personal accounts were introduced. The team collaboration flow and communicating through tasks soon became one of our priorities and strengths.

Today, we are taking Nozbe to a whole new level by creating special Business accounts dedicated to companies and teams willing to boost their productivity!

Nozbe 3.0 Business Plans - see how you can maximize your team’s efficiency

We believe that essential factors affecting team productivity are:

  • the right use of technology,
  • instant access to the workplace information,
  • effective and well-managed communication,
  • planning and setting “S.M.A.R.T.” goals,
  • analyzing progress and reviewing objectives…

…and Nozbe works great in each of these fields.

Nozbe 3.0 preview

Nozbe

The big day is coming. We are putting finishing touches to Nozbe 3.0 and cannot wait to share it with our great Nozbe users. We hope this will be the best gift for you to celebrate our 9th birthday :) And your feedback will be the best gift for us!

Today, we wanted to share some highlights from Nozbe 3.0:

It was back in August 2015 when our designer Hubert prepared a blogpost on our internal blog with a project of a new Nozbe logo. When Michael saw it he got a bit mad… because he realised how much he liked the new logo and that the change was necessary ;) I mean seriously! The new logo is so beautiful that Hubert was crying with tears of joy while drawing it. True story! ;)

New task details column

The new logo is the icing on the cake of a new design. With Nozbe 2.5 and 2.6 we introduced some major changes to the app design. We brought a new font, new colors, new icons, refreshed side panels and task list appearance. The last part of the app that needed a redesign was the task details column. That is kind of a place when the magic happens. In this view, you comment tasks, delegate them and complete them. You simply get everything done over there. First attempts to tweak the task details design were made in April 2015 but we could not agree on how it should look like. After months of discussions and tons of sketches we finally got to the solution which, although not so revolutionary, really improves the user experience.

Celebrate 9 years of Nozbe with us!

Nozbe On February 1st, 2007 Michael Sliwinski launched the first version of Nozbe. 9 years ago he did this on his own. Today Nozbe team counts 24 members who work for more than 300,000 users! And just because Nozbe couldn’t exist without you - the Users, who get their things done every day - we’ve prepared some extra gifts - totally for free! In next 9 days, you will be able to get:

How project templates can help you keep track of your annual routine

Nozbe A few days of the year 2016 have already gone by. For most of us holidays are over and we´re back again to our daily work and home routine. Some of us have also started to put into practice their New Year´s resolutions. One of mine is to keep an eye on all the small things I cannot forget about. Annual routine template. What is this? To get all these things done earlier this year (instead of just thinking about them and waiting until the very last minute again), I´ve created an ‘Annual routine‘ template.

Pro Tip: Integrate powerful automation tools with Nozbe

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2015 was the year that brought some new possibilities for automation on mobile platforms, especially on iOS. The beginning of 2016 is a good moment to tweak our workflows and make them even more effective.

In this blogpost, I will show you a few examples of how these automation tools can work with Nozbe. Thanks to our email integration, hashtags and Markdown support we can do some really cool stuff. Here goes:

Meet Nozbe users - Pedro Rodinger and his yearly objectives in Nozbe

Nozbe We regularly introduce Nozbe users from all over the world. Today, we visit Spain to meet Pedro Rodinger and learn his way of dealing with his professional objectives in Nozbe. Who is Pedro? My name is Pedro Rodinger, I’m a manager with more than 20 years of experience in the field of finance and accounting on the one hand and industrial property on the other hand. I work in an international environment with particular emphasis on organization, implementation of IT systems and managing staff.

How do you use Nozbe? Interview with Mike St. Pierre

Nozbe If you are looking for a new source of inspiration and trustful productivity tips for 2016, Mike St. Pierre and his blog are your solution. Mike St. Pierre is a blogger, host of “The Emergent Leader Podcast”, the Executive Director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association and a father of 4 children. As you might guess, he uses Nozbe to get organized with all his projects. As an active user, Mike wrote a comprehensive Nozbe 2.

Lite Book of Nozbe: A special Christmas Gift for you!

Nozbe On behalf of the entire Nozbe team, I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and a Productive 2016 - may your dreams and goals come true and may the new year be your best ever! Free Gift - The “Lite” Book of Nozbe! This year I’d like to extend these wishes with a gift from our Nozbe community contributor, customer and productivity expert: Marcus Platt, who wrote the ultimate Nozbe user’s manual called “The Little Book of Nozbe” where he explains how to get most of Nozbe from a user’s point of view.

Meet Nozbe users - Robby Miles, the founder of the Mission Mindset

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Some time ago, we introduced you one of Nozbe power-users: Jeff Sanders. Today, we would like you to meet another fantastic member of Nozbe community: Robby Miles.

About Robby - a busy guy from North Idaho :-)

Robby is a husband, a dad of four, a college prep teacher, a freelance writer, and an Officer in the Army National Guard. After hours, he runs a Mission Mindset project to help people like himself stay on top of things.

He says:

*I’m from North Idaho. Up here productivity means getting the right things accomplished. And this can only be done through simplicity and focus.*

Robby’s goals

Robby is convinced that only by using practical systems you can create focus for the missions that matter (putting your priorites first)… And he helps you with that by providing you the exact templates and systems busy parents and students may use to create focus, overcome distraction, and get back hours of quality time each day.

How to prepare a fantastic Thanksgiving experience? Just follow these steps…

Nozbe Only last week, we introduced the first Nozbe.HOW templates and showed you how you can create yours. Today, as a thank you for being a fantastic member of our productive Nozbe community, our team has prepared a special Thanksgiving template: Open Nozbe’s Perfect Thanksgiving Template Just follow the steps in the template to get your perfect Thanksgiving done… or in other words, to spend a fantastic weekend full of joy and thankfullness.

Nozbe for Android gets better and faster

Nozbe Nozbe 2.5 for Android now features Quick Add notification which allows for quick task adding from any screen on your device without opening Nozbe app itself. All you have to do is pull down the notification bar, tap on the always visible “Add task to Nozbe” notification and enter task name. Oh, and you can also specify any Project, Category or delegation using hashtag notation. We think this is a big deal and if you want to know why, you should really read this post.

Nozbe? Because we want you to Be Naturally OrganiZed!

Nozbe One of the questions I keep getting is why I named my productivity product “Nozbe”? It doesn’t mean anything in English… so why this name? Maybe it means something in some other language? Well, not really… so in this post let me share the story behind the Nozbe name with you… Nozbe = To BE Naturally OrganiZed When I was in college, back in 2000, me and my friend Wiktor were dreaming of running an Internet company some day and changing the world.

Nozbe use: The logic and secrets between sharing team and projects

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Sharing projects and teams is one of the most confusing matters to our users.

Definitions

For safety please allow me to start with definitions. For some users this is not a secret as it can be read about on Nozbe Help Page. The matter, in fact, is so simple that it seems confusing to many and is related to Nozbe’s history.

Inviting someone to your Nozbe team DOES NOT mean inviting them to your projects. Statement seems logical enough, right? Well, it is like inviting a friend to a party. You invite him over, yet that does not mean automatically he will or should get involved in all conversations and activities going on at it.

So what’s the deal?

Once you invite someone to join your team… what happens?

  1. You see them on your “team members list”

  2. You pay for their access to the service BUT 3. you neither give them access to all your projects, nor you get access to all of their projects.

Once you share a project… what happens?

You grant them access to all data within that project but nothing else.

A sneak peek into iOS 9

A few months ago, we’ve decided to double down our efforts on Apple platforms. Many of us at Nozbe are happy users of Macs and iOS devices, and so we wanted to bring more features, improvements and refinements to our apps there.

You might have noticed the results over the last few versions. We released one of the first apps for Apple Watch, then redesigned it just two months later. And in the lastest version, Mac users got a Today widget (just like the one we have on iOS).

But we’re just getting started. We have a ton of improvements in the pipeline. Here’s just a few examples of what we’re working on for the iOS 9 release in September:

Multi-tasking on iPad

If you’re on an iPad, you’ll love this one. In iOS 9, you can swipe your finger from the right edge of the screen to see your tasks in Nozbe. You don’t have to leave the app you’re using, go to home screen or double-tap the home button. Just swipe from the right and you can slide Nozbe over other apps. This is useful when you just want a quick glance at your priority tasks, or when you want to quickly add a task to your inbox.

It gets even better if you’re using iPad Air 2. After sliding Nozbe over, you can drag the separator to enable split view. This way, you can use Nozbe side-by-side with another app. For example, you can compose an email while looking at your notes in Nozbe.

How to learn a foreign language with Nozbe

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Did you know that Nozbe can help you build a new habit? Let’s take learning a foreign language as an example. Who wouldn’t like to speak an extra one, huh? Say… French…

Before you start

Scientific researches have found certain mechanisms that rule the process of creating a habit. Based on that, we can formulate a couple of tips that will help you take off.

  1. Set a big goal - have your vision of what you want to achieve and why. Talk to yourself for a while and make sure that learning a new language is something you really want and need.

  2. Make it so easy you can’t say no.Leo Babauta - start approaching your big goal with tiny steps. Try setting the tasks easy enough so that you can get it done without motivation (that is kind of moody and differs depending on a day, weather and other circumstances.)

  3. Building sticky habits is a lot easier if you make use of the routines you already have rather than try to fight or modify them. It’s good to build your plan around triggers that will let you know that it’s time to work on your habit, e.g.: after I get up and have a glass of water I learn French.

  4. When you fail, get back on track as quickly as possible. Don’t worry! Missing your habit once or twice, no matter at what stage it occurs, has no serious impact on your long-term progress. Instead of trying to be perfect, be good and compassionate to yourself. You’re doing a great job!

OK. Once you know the rules, let’s get to work :)

How to workaround lack of chain tasks - Nozbe tip

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Chain tasks… what are they?

Quite often we come across a very particular set of tasks. I like to call them chain tasks, as they act as if they were a silver chain, one following the other.

To put it in simple terms, chain tasks are a group of consecutive tasks that need to be done in certain order and most often task B, C, D can’t be done without having A completed.

Chain tasks

What can be done with them in Nozbe?

It is true that Nozbe does not have a direct/to-the-point option for them. Having been asked about them frequently, and having tried my best to work around that lack, I came up with and idea, that although not ideal, seems to work well.

Leaving shared project - important questions

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Although the contrary situation is way more frequent, once in a while it is time to leave some shared project. When that time comes, questions arise.

  1. Who can leave?
  2. How can you leave a project?
  3. What information will be retained on the leaving account?

This post will answer those for you.

Who can leave a project?

Essentially, anyone can. However, if your are the one who created the project the only way you can do so is by first requesting the ownership thereof to be transfered to someone else. You can of course simply complete it or delete… but that’s not the answer in some cases, such as leaving one company for another.

So, the owner can’t simply leave.

Anyone else can leave a project they have been invited to without any problem. To do so, go to given project, use the “i” icon at the top bar, click on the list of people in the project, pick yourself and use the “…” icon next to your name. Then “leave the project”.

leaving

How Jeff Sanders uses Nozbe with Siri, and what’s coming in the future for Nozbe

As we’re ramping up our Affiliate program and we want to give you an even better product, I’m conducting interviews with our top affiliates, users and fans. One of them is Jeff Sanders, host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast - and with Jeff we talked about a few things: how he discovered Nozbe how he uses Nozbe for his content creation how he tricks Siri into adding tasks to Nozbe via email he asks me what’s in the future for Nozbe what does “Nozbe” actually mean (hint - it’s not a Polish word) how I use Pomodoro and Unschedule with Nozbe and many more behind-the-scenes details about Nozbe It’s a longer chat (~ 20 minutes) but I’m sure you’ll find it useful.

Labels and colors - use them to your benefit

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Grouping projects is one of the most vital and tricky aspects of day-to-day project and time management. Properly arranged groups can boost your productivity while a mess in the list can defeat the purpose of use of any system at all.

Labels

I guess everyone can imagine the most basic use thereof… simply create some, add them to projects and later on, filter by them. Yet, a second use that not so many are familiar with is… sub-projects.

Yes, you read it right… sub-projects. True, Nozbe does not have sub-projects. However, none said that you can’t turn your goal into a label; a complex task into a project and sub-tasks you had in mind - into actual tasks.

Two things to remember:

  1. You can filter by a label narrowing your list of projects only to those with that given one.

  2. You can have more than one label attached to a project (so it can indeed be grouped by a goal + something else)

    I for instance, have some fixed and unchangeable labels such as work, home, study, private. All my projects are grouped initially into those areas. Then, I have other sort of labels. Those are actual goals such as: affiliate, support and other - all for work; home related tend to be shopping, improvements; private - craft, travel.

Nozbe for Android - speed, widgets and even more to come!

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Hello Android users! We need to talk. Some of you might feel a bit left out due to our latest Nozbe for Apple Watch release and other tight Nozbe iOS integrations which we recently launched. I get that. But it doesn’t mean that we don’t love our Android users! We do! To prove it to you we decided to get back to work and deliver some exciting new features which will change the way you use Nozbe on you Android device.

Android widget

We heard you loud and clear - Android users need to have Nozbe widget that looks and works great. For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been working very hard on exactly that - Android widget that saves time and thus helps you be more productive. Just take a look:

Possible Nozbe Tour

Nozbe This summer, our long-time customer care officer and creator of that department - Delfina - is going to be visiting Denver, Colorado, USA. This has sprung a thought in our minds that maybe we should arrange for some US Nozbe mini-tour. The origin of idea We have been for quite a while pondering on how to more personally assist our users in the USA. Her trip provides a perfect opportunity for it, in our opinion.

Recurring Tasks

Nozbe Recurring tasks seem to be a constant source of confusion to many. Let me walk you through this option in Nozbe and provide a couple of extra hints. Definition Recurring task in Nozbe is an action that you do repeatedly at regular intervals. Full description thereof can be found at our Help Page. How to create one? Create a task either using the “+” icon or the “a” short-cut. You can then set the recurrence by using the hash parameter.

To comment, or not to comment. That is the question.

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I believe everyone knows there are comments to tasks in Nozbe. Yet, it seems not all see a point in that. Therefore a question - to comment or not to comment - arises.

All about comments

Most of us are aware of the definition and the basic use as per instructions found on Nozbe Help Page. Their principal function is to facilitate communication on issues relevant to a given task within a team.

And that’s just great. Once your team gets disciplined about it, the function can replace emailing almost entirely and thus save much time.

Attachments that can be added to comments are a great way of speeding up your work and storing relevant reference materials in order to make everything clear.

You can also email tasks already with comments to Nozbe or add comments via email at later time.

That’s all great, you may say, but what is the point then of this post? Well… here it is:

Alternative uses of comments - notes

One of the most obvious secondary uses are simply notes. If you do not share the project with anyone, or even when you do, you might wish to add things to your own tasks.. in that case they become your notes.

Nozbe is coming to the  Watch on your wrist - the most personal project management tool ever :-)

Nozbe Like most of tech industries, we watched the Apple Event yesterday. And now we know for sure:  Watch is real, it’s coming very soon (end of April in first countries - which happen to be the countries where we have most of our customers: USA, UK, Japan…) and yes, we’re building an  Watch Nozbe app for you: We can’t wait to show it to you. The best part?

How to work with your partner to get your goals done in Nozbe

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?

How to get your New Year’s Goals done

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…

Nozbe tips and tricks: How to use categories

Nozbe 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… … thus we have described how to use Categories in the tutorial and also on the help page. However, it seems the both of those sources did not provide deep enough explanation. Categories, previously known as Contexts: a few tricks As most of you recall, Categories previously were called Contexts.

How the CEO of Nozbe uses… Nozbe

Nozbe People have been asking me how I use the application. Well, here goes. First and foremost, we don’t use e-mails in our company. Our team consists of 15 people and we all work remotely. We only use e-mail to communicate with the customers and other people sending us e-mails with questions or offers. Inside the company - we just share projects and delegate tasks. We simply communicate through tasks and comments in Nozbe.

Uses of Nozbe - Teachers

Nozbe Nozbe users come from all professions and backgrounds. So far, we have presented you with solutions for doctors, real-estate agents, lawyers and students. This article is intended for elementary and high school teachers. The background My experience has lead me to believe that planning by teachers can be difficult. It is a very complex issue, as it depends greatly on many factors. That’s one of the reasons why I have decided to divide the post into consecutive two: teachers and professors.

Uses of Nozbe - Teachers

Nozbe Nozbe users come from all professions and backgrounds. So far, we have presented you with solutions for doctors, real-estate agents, lawyers and students. This article is intended for elementary and high school teachers. The background My experience has lead me to believe that planning by teachers can be difficult. It is a very complex issue, as it depends greatly on many factors. That’s one of the reasons why I have decided to divide the post into consecutive two: teachers and professors.

Labels - organize your projects easily in Nozbe

Nozbe We use labels in Nozbe to organize projects by tying together the ones that are similar or have something in common. This way projects can be grouped together. What’s really useful, every project can be tagged with more than one Label. Labels allow you not only to separate your private projects from business ones but also to tag the projects with customer names, the names of your family members, countries in which your company operates, etc.

How to manage your team in Nozbe

Nozbe When using Nozbe with other people, in a “team” environment, we can divide Nozbe users into 2 groups that we can conventionally name: “owners” and “cooperators”. The “owners” are those who own the multi-user account in Nozbe and can add people to their own team. The number of team members depends on the plan the “owner” decided to pay for. The “cooperators” are people who have been invited to the team by an “owner” - they can have their own projects but have fewer prerogatives than “owners” when it comes to team management.

Uses of Nozbe - Students

Nozbe Nozbe users come from all professions and backgrounds: from teachers and students, house-wifes through managers and entrepreneurs. So far, we have presented you with solutions for doctors, real-estate agents and lawyers. This article is intended for students. The background We all are or were students at some point in our lives. Life of a student can be exciting, demanding and challenging. Depending on area of study, the mixture of the three can vary.

Nozbe 2.0 is here

Nozbe We’re excited to announce the release of Nozbe 2.0 - this is still Nozbe but redesigned from scratch, improved, mobile-first… all new. It’s been an incredibly busy time here at Nozbe and we have done everything to make Nozbe 2.0 working smoothly and let you boost your productivity. Your satisfaction and efficiency are always on our “Priority tasks” list. New features It’s the 4th major version of Nozbe since our first launch back in 2007 but it’s the most important one, that’s why we call it 2.

Cheerful complaints by our fantastic customers :-)

When I can’t decide which model/type of a product to buy in a store, I often list the specifications I want to a salesman and ask: “Which product matching these specs would you buy for yourself?” When an electrician comes to fix something at my place, I ask him (or just pray silently if the guy doesn’t look too friendly) that he does the job as if he was fixing the cables in his own child’s room.

Uses of Nozbe - Law

Nozbe Nozbe is used by a lot of people. They come from all professions, from teachers, house-wifes through managers and entrepreneurs. Some time ago we have presented you with solutions that might work really well for doctors and for real estate agents. This article is intended for the lawyers. The background I hope to, not pose, but provide you with ideas of how you can use Nozbe to serve you well in such extensive and demanding environment.

Nozbe 2.0 tutorial - invest 15 minutes and learn to be productive with new Nozbe

One of the few things that we wanted to do before the public release of OneNozbe for all the platforms was this tutorial. We are aware that for some of you moving from Nozbe 1.9.3 to 2.0 might be a big (but fantastic! :)) step. With all the new functions and interface it can be hard to work as smoothly and “automatically” as before. That’s why it is here - watch the tutorial and be on the ball!

Uses of Nozbe - Real Estate

Nozbe Nozbe is used by a lot of people. They come from all professions, from teachers, house-wifes through lawyers and entrepreneurs. Last week we presented some solutions that might work really well for doctors. This article is intended for the real estate agents. The background I hope to, not pose, but provide you with ideas of how you can use Nozbe to serve you well in such extensive and demanding environment.

Interesting uses of Nozbe - Medicine

Nozbe With increasing number of users, the structure of their inquiries changes and evolves. Recently, I noticed a new group of beginning users. They come from three main groups: education, medicine and law. The most frequent of their questions is “HOW” - how do I apply Nozbe in my daily routine? Thus an idea to write a short series of blogs with hints, ideas that are to provide a base for your own inventions.

Nozbe 2.0 works are in full swing, almost there!

Nozbe 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.

Advanced Nozbe tip: how to email a comment to a task

Nozbe As you all know our main tool in work is Nozbe. We use it to plan our blog posts, to track features requested by our users, to develop new versions of our app, to provide customer support, and the list goes on and on… Because we still live in email… … we need a way to add tasks to Nozbe with email. We introduced it a while ago and a few years ago improved it: you can forward one email to Nozbe and it converts the subject line to a task name and adds email body to the task as a comment.