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August 2020: Here is where we are at

AUTHOR: Francisco Sáez
Newsletter Mobile App Perspective

Hello everyone!

September will come loaded with improvements. This month we have focused all our work on two main developments:

  1. Capturing images and audio notes from the mobile app, as well as other types of files. We have delayed this version a bit to correct a good number of small details as well, but if nothing unforeseen occurs, it will be available next week.
  2. The complete redesign of the Perspective section in the web application, which also includes quite a few improvements and new features, such as the ability to separate personal and professional life. It will also be available next week. Something that I did not mention in the previous newsletter, but I tell you now, is that the application will be filled with colors:

list items with colours

That’s all for now!

Francisco Sáez
@franciscojsaez

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

Commented over 2 years ago Michał Nowakowski

I wanted this (colors for areas of life everywhere) for a long time! Thank you so much!

Michał Nowakowski

I wanted this (colors for areas of life everywhere) for a long time! Thank you so much!

Commented over 2 years ago Ivan Weiss

Colors sound awesome and I am SO excited to separate work and personal. What a tease we have to wait for next week lol. I'll be updating my Areas of Responsibility as soon as that comes out since I have workaround in place

Ivan Weiss

Colors sound awesome and I am SO excited to separate work and personal. What a tease we have to wait for next week lol. I'll be updating my Areas of Responsibility as soon as that comes out since I have workaround in place

Commented over 2 years ago Francisco Sáez

I have always been a bit reluctant to introduce a many colors into the application for fear that the colors could be distracting, but after several days testing the application I find that when the brain assigns a color to each focus area, it is very easy to identify actions in lists, even without using filters. I really think it's going to be something useful, although it will take a couple of days to get used to ;)

Thanks for your comments, Michał and Ivan.

Francisco Sáez

I have always been a bit reluctant to introduce a many colors into the application for fear that the colors could be distracting, but after several days testing the application I find that when the brain assigns a color to each focus area, it is very easy to identify actions in lists, even without using filters. I really think it's going to be something useful, although it will take a couple of days to get used to ;)

Thanks for your comments, Michał and Ivan.

Commented over 2 years ago Cyrus

Excellent. Very much looking forward to the update on both the web app and the mobile app.

Will users be able to assign colors to the Areas? Right now, FT does that on our behalf. I would prefer - as user - to assign my own colors. For example, yellows and reds to those Areas that almost always require the most important focus and blue and purples to those that do not.

My point being, colors represent "heat" as well as just looking pretty. I'm not suggesting FT add a new and unnecessary level of prioritization, but allowing users to assign their owner colors to Areas will help the user TRULY IDENTIFY with the color shown. Something to consider if not done so already.

Cyrus

Excellent. Very much looking forward to the update on both the web app and the mobile app.

Will users be able to assign colors to the Areas? Right now, FT does that on our behalf. I would prefer - as user - to assign my own colors. For example, yellows and reds to those Areas that almost always require the most important focus and blue and purples to those that do not.

My point being, colors represent "heat" as well as just looking pretty. I'm not suggesting FT add a new and unnecessary level of prioritization, but allowing users to assign their owner colors to Areas will help the user TRULY IDENTIFY with the color shown. Something to consider if not done so already.

Commented over 2 years ago Francisco Sáez

Hi Cyrus,

Yes, you'll be able to assign a specific color to each area -- not just any color, but one within a color list ;)

Thanks for your support!

Francisco Sáez

Hi Cyrus,

Yes, you'll be able to assign a specific color to each area -- not just any color, but one within a color list ;)

Thanks for your support!

Commented over 2 years ago Cyrus

That is great news, Francisco.

Looking forward to your update this week. I believe this is going to be an important update to the application, providing a new level of productivity that will be very empowering.

Cyrus

That is great news, Francisco.

Looking forward to your update this week. I believe this is going to be an important update to the application, providing a new level of productivity that will be very empowering.

Commented over 2 years ago Cyrus

Can the FT community be provided a date to which they can expect the update this week, please? Could use the separation of personal and work right now, as our children return to school during the time of COVID which requires a great deal more preparation and activity.

Cyrus

Can the FT community be provided a date to which they can expect the update this week, please? Could use the separation of personal and work right now, as our children return to school during the time of COVID which requires a great deal more preparation and activity.

Commented over 2 years ago Bertrand

Hello,
Thanks for the new option, I'm using it right now, and I'm reviewing all my actions and projects.

Bertrand

Hello,
Thanks for the new option, I'm using it right now, and I'm reviewing all my actions and projects.

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