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Changelog (February 2022)

AUTHOR: Francisco Sáez Tags Improvements List Management Project Management
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In recent weeks we have introduced a number of small improvements to the web application. Most of them fall into the Project management section:

  • The extended project description field allows you to document your project using the Markdown markup language.
  • As with actions, you can now order the subprojects in a sequential project using drag and drop.
  • We’ve also improved the action drag-and-drop feature to make it easier to drop an action into an empty sub-project and to the end of any sub-project.
  • In the lists where you don’t see the sub-project structure (anything but the Next Actions list), now it is shown which subproject each item belongs to.
    subproject names in list items
  • A sub-project extended description field has been added, which also allows Markdown writing.
  • In Kanban-type projects, delegated tasks that are on the Waiting For list are now identified by a specific icon.
    Waiting For items in Kanban

Some other improvements have also been developed outside of Project management section:

  • In the Next Actions list, the star-shaped icon (1) used to highlight actions you want to focus on has been separated from the “done” icon. The reason is that on touch screens it was very easy to make a mistake and terminate an action when you just wanted to check or uncheck the “focus” icon.
    icons in Next Actions
  • The “Done” icon (2) in lists is now disabled immediately when clicked, to prevent accidental double-clicks that could lead to unexpected results in some cases.
  • The task editor allows you to open, in another browser tab, the project to which the task belongs.
    open project from task editor
  • Search results that include the Done list are sorted according to the date the action was completed to make it easier to locate actions.
  • Many users of the app are programmers, so we’ve improved the feature of writing Markdown notes in actions so that code snippets can be included. Before, certain characters were removed to prevent the inclusion of malicious code.
    code snippets in Markdown
  • We have worked to make the integration with external calendars (Google and Outlook) more efficient. Now the events are not updated when the data modified in FacileThings do not affect the calendar scheduling. Some integration bugs have also been fixed.
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Francisco is the founder and CEO of FacileThings. He is also a Software Engineer who is passionate about personal productivity and the GTD philosophy as a means to a better life.

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8 comments

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Commented 8 months ago Paolo Santucci

Thank you, Francisco! Its really nice seeing the application being constantly polished and refined, especially for the attention to the touch devices.

MD notes is a e rally nice feature and I'm happy to see it extended.

9b688b65d4c33defa61b97aba692bdfc Paolo Santucci

Thank you, Francisco! Its really nice seeing the application being constantly polished and refined, especially for the attention to the touch devices.

MD notes is a e rally nice feature and I'm happy to see it extended.

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Commented 8 months ago Cyrus

Excellent updates. Small improvements to a larger and ever-improving GTD application. I am most pleased with the changes and greatly look forward to the ones to come.

8bb2c9a97155fbcffcc91ca918d103c7 Cyrus

Excellent updates. Small improvements to a larger and ever-improving GTD application. I am most pleased with the changes and greatly look forward to the ones to come.

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Commented 8 months ago Paolo Santucci

Do you have any plan for a public API?
I'd love to be able to integrate FacileThings with Obsidian and Drafts.

9b688b65d4c33defa61b97aba692bdfc Paolo Santucci

Do you have any plan for a public API?
I'd love to be able to integrate FacileThings with Obsidian and Drafts.

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Commented 8 months ago Scott

Nice update - several quality of life items that will be very helpful. It would also be nice to be able to re-order the items in the reference section of a project as well. I love the ability to reorder sections now :)

674b0741b88192c08101a7bd8371a6e7 Scott

Nice update - several quality of life items that will be very helpful. It would also be nice to be able to re-order the items in the reference section of a project as well. I love the ability to reorder sections now :)

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Commented 8 months ago Francisco Sáez

Thanks so much for your support, guys!

Paolo, we have a private API at the moment and plan to make it public in the near future. It needs some refinement and testing, but most of all, it needs documentation so it can be used by others.

Scott, I take note from your suggest. In the meantime: the Reference Material items in a project are arranged alphabetically. You can use this to order those items to your convenience (perhaps writing some number at the beginning of the text, for example).

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

Thanks so much for your support, guys!

Paolo, we have a private API at the moment and plan to make it public in the near future. It needs some refinement and testing, but most of all, it needs documentation so it can be used by others.

Scott, I take note from your suggest. In the meantime: the Reference Material items in a project are arranged alphabetically. You can use this to order those items to your convenience (perhaps writing some number at the beginning of the text, for example).

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Commented 8 months ago Salim Rahemtulla

Thanks, Francisco - I really love the ability to open a project from the Task Editor module!

A21cd0bcdcde73bef24b91da7d1aebd7 Salim Rahemtulla

Thanks, Francisco - I really love the ability to open a project from the Task Editor module!

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Commented 8 months ago Julian

Another good update. I enjoy reading these and seeing the product develop. Thanks.

Da68fa77bdfcfd7ab8bd8e9f2d6c9bed Julian

Another good update. I enjoy reading these and seeing the product develop. Thanks.

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb
Commented 8 months ago Francisco Sáez

Salim, Julian, thanks for your support. Really appreciated :)

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

Salim, Julian, thanks for your support. Really appreciated :)

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