Monday, November 4
I've got a gift for you today. It's completely free and it'll give you productivity boost and inspiration you might just need: Productive! Magazine for iPhone and iPad.
Productive! Magazine is a by-product of my passion for productivity. I started preparing the magazine a few years ago for you, my dear Nozbe user, because I wanted to give you something more than just a tool - a great resource for inspiring and timeless articles that would get you motivated to be more productive and organized.
Today we're re-launching the magazine
We published first issue in November 2008 and the last (#14) in December 2012. Starting this week you'll receive a "Special Issue" of the magazine and later this month issue 15... followed by issue 16 in December and so on... every month now. To subscribe:
Meet the Productive! Magazine team
To make sure we can deliver a monthly dose of productivity to you, I assembled a great team for our publication. Magda is our executive editor, Radziu is our lead app developer (and he's working hard now on porting our app to Android platform - both phones and tablets), Radek is our designer and Tomasz, Nozbe CTO is making sure the technology works and each issue is available instantly for download. Lori, Emily and James are our fantastic proof-readers.
Nozbe is the proud sponsor of the magazine
Your favorite productivity tool - Nozbe - is paying all the bills. You don't have to be a Nozbe user to read the magazine - we want everyone to be able to access the goodies in each issue. Thanks to Nozbe's support the magazine is free so make sure to share it with everyone!
All the past issues inside
Our team worked really hard to port all the past PDF issues to the new app format. This means all the great interviews with Seth Godin, Leo Babauta, Michael Hyatt, Jason Womack, Jason Fried, Michael Bungay Stanier, Guy Kawasaki and others are available for you at your fingertips. Each issue is very light (~5MB) so you can always quickly download a new issue of the magazine over your cellular connection.
And please make sure to share it with everyone! After all, it's free!
Wednesday, October 16
For the past weeks we've been working on a new auto-update Nozbe 1.8.4. The version contains mainly bug fixes and minor changes, but as an old saying goes: little things can make a big difference :-)
We improved auto-sync across all your devices, especially on your mobile, we fixed tiny bugs in the calendar, enhanced your experience with projects converted from templates, introduced better support for vimeo links and much more. You may not even notice some of the changes, but thanks to them your Nozbe runs smoothly and efficiently.
- Nozbe 1.8.4 for Mac 10.6+
- Nozbe 1.8.4 for Windows XP/Vista/7/8
- Nozbe 1.8.4 for the iOS - iPhone and iPad
- Nozbe 1.8.4 for Android phones
- Nozbe 1.8.4 for Android tablets
We have tested each and every change carefully to make sure you'll make the most of the improvements. Nozbe 1.8.4 works great across all the devices, so don't wait, download Nozbe 1.8.4 and get your things done faster and more conveniently!
Monday, October 7
Since the release of Nozbe 1.8 we've been working to fix a few problems with the calendar view that some of you have experienced. Our support and the tech team have been working very hard to make sure all the problems and issues are solved. We know you put a lot of trust in Nozbe and we want you to be happy about the tool you're using every single day.
If you're on a PC please download Nozbe 1.8.2 for Windows.
In case you are not sure you're running the recent version please go to "Settings" and check if you're using 1.8.2.
Now, take a look at what we've improved in Nozbe 1.8.2:
- solved the new calendar display issues (especially with some overdue tasks not appearing or showing up duplicated)
- fixed the blank pages and filters issues
- improved animation of completed tasks
- solved iOS application crashing after long periods of inactivity
- and a few other minor bugs and fixes all around
We're so sorry for these issues!
Again, we're so truly sorry for all the problems with version 1.8.X - we rushed this version too much, excited about the new calendar functionality. The problem was, that most of the issues were very account-specific, meaning, they showed up in certain circumstances and to some users... and that's why we had to spend a few days carefully debugging each problem.
Just like you, we use Nozbe on a daily basis; we communicate through tasks, brainstorm ideas and work on our projects. This week we are holding a meeting where our team is discussing ways to improve the app and the whole process of implementing and testing new features. We've learned our lesson well.
We can't wait to share all the new goodies with you in the upcoming months! Stay tuned for more and enjoy Nozbe 1.8.2!
P.S. We also had an issue with our iOS app - if updated through the AppStore it'd show a blank screen when launching. Everyone who experienced this had to reinstall the app to make it work again. Luckily we submitted a new app to the AppStore and Apple approved it in a record-breaking 24 hour time so if you're on iOS your app may show it's version 1.8.3 which is in fact the same as the 1.8.2.
Saturday, September 21
When we launched Nozbe 1.8 a couple of days ago with the new, completely-redesigned calendar, we rushed too much to show it to you. We're so sorry for this. As you can read in our last blog post there were a few problems with the new feature and it wasn't working perfectly for all of you.
We're truly sorry... but we fixed it now!
Our team has been working overtime to make it happen and last night we pushed Nozbe 1.8.1 to everyone as an auto-update (so chances are you're running it already). We updated our web app and most of our native apps. (Go to "Settings" to make sure you're running 1.8.1). If you use Windows, you need to download a new Nozbe 1.8.1 version for Windows.
- Nozbe 1.8.1 for Mac 10.6+
- Nozbe 1.8.1 for Windows XP/Vista/7/8
- Nozbe 1.8.1 for the iOS - iPhone and iPad
- Nozbe 1.8.1 for Android phones
- Nozbe 1.8.1 for Android tablets
Our goal is to deliver the best productivity tool for you that's why it hurts us so much that we failed you. We gave you Nozbe 1.8 which had promising features but wasn't up to our standards. That's why we've been investigating the issues, got through all the bugs, and hopefully fixed the calendar problems in Nozbe 1.8.1.
We just hired an additional person to our customer support and testing team and redesigned the processes to make sure a mistake like this won't happen again.
Thank you so much for your trust in Nozbe - every day we work hard to make sure you get a lot done with our software and we've got great things to show you in the coming months. And we'll make sure they're truly great and work better than advertised :-)
CEO and founder, Nozbe.com
Wednesday, September 18
Important: If you're running Nozbe 1.7 on your Mac/iPhone/iPad or Android the app will auto-update upon your next sync. If you're running on Windows, you need to download a new version for Windows.
- Nozbe 1.8 for Mac 10.6+
- Nozbe 1.8 for Windows XP/Vista/7/8
- Nozbe 1.8 for the iOS - iPhone and iPad
- Nozbe 1.8 for Android phones
- Nozbe 1.8 for Android tablets
Nozbe 1.8 has lots of great features that will help you get your every day things done and enjoy being even more productive.
We redesigned calendar view, improved adding and filtering tasks, and we added completely new functionality for users with sight issues.
Here's exactly what our engineers prepared this time:
- New Calendar view - improved calendar view to help you get more organized and get more control over your schedule
- Magic arrow - now you can add a new task at the top or bottom of your task list :-)
- Completed projects view - see how many projects you've completed to be more in control and be able to complete tasks delegated to your team members.
- Better Accessibility - Nozbe has been improved to help visually impaired users
- Time - filter your tasks by the most suitable time for you
and, as always, lots of other fixes and improvements. Check it out!
If you have problems with our new features, please kindly contact us with the issue at email@example.com.
For some I have ready 'workarounds' and I will provide them below. Other are either still investigated or not yet known. We are sorry for all the issues which may have occured.
Calendar: overdue/blank pages:
a) on app.nozbe.com please clear you cache on the browser and re-log (power button in lower left corner)
b) all other versions - please relog
Please report to support each case is looked at separately
Calendar: filters not working:
Please do re-log. We do have a fix for it already (of what I hear from the tech) but it may still take a few hours for it to be implemented directly. Re-log seems to resolve that issue if not once and for all then at least for some time.
Calendar: only my items showing:
Please make sure the filter is not on. If that is not the case and re-log does not help please report to us as soon as possible.
Completed projects not appearing in the apps:
This is fully solved with the re-log. It is not as much a bug as a technical limitations that the sync with the update did not include pulling of that data from server. Once you re-log they will all show as expected.
Those are known issues. If you have a different problem please do report to us immediately. I'm sorry for not being able to get back to you sooner here, but we are working as fast as possible and email reports do take a bit of priority as they usually contain way more information needed for the tech to solve a problem.
If these 'solutions' have not worked for you please also report to us as soon as possible. We are once again sorry for inconveniance and any frustration or trouble those may have caused you.
— Delfina, CHO