Monday, February 3
Join the new productivity revolution. Stop using email to work with others. Share projects through Nozbe.
Last week we launched Nozbe 1.9 and I wrote about it in my previous email... 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.
With Nozbe 1.9 it's so much easier. If you have a project you want to share with someone, click on the sharing icon in this project and write their email address. That's it.
What they'll receive is a special, unique link. When they click on it they'll be able to access the project directly with their web browser and start adding tasks and adding comments to your tasks right away.
Yes, they'll be able to sign up for Nozbe if they really want to, but it will be optional. You don't have to convince them to use Nozbe for their own stuff. What matters to you is that they will be able to participate in your Nozbe project regardless.
This is huge. Now in 2014 you can share a Nozbe project with anyone and they will have no excuse not to work with you. They will literally have to help you achieve your goals!
Bonus: Sync Evernote reminders. Receive push notifications.
There's more to Nozbe 1.9 - automatically sync Evernote reminders and receive push notifications - make sure to watch the video carefully :-)
Wednesday, January 29
I'm so excited! Today we're revolutionizing the project management space. Nozbe 1.9 will be the key to your successful 2014 - you will get those New Year's Resolutions done.
Get Nozbe 1.9 for your platform or log into our web app (if you already have Nozbe on your device, it should auto-update to 1.9)
Share your New Year's Resolutions project with anyone with an email address
Remember the 12 projects you created with your New Year's Resolutions? You might need help with some of them! Now as a Nozbe user you can share a project with anyone who has an email address - and they can work with you even if they don't use Nozbe. Once you've shared a project with them, they can access it directly with an Internet browser without having to sign up for a Nozbe account.
Nozbe 1.9 introduces three new important features:
- Share projects with anyone with an email address - get people to help you accomplish your goals - and they don't have to sign up for Nozbe to work with you!
- Push-notifications. Get notified on important dates and events and when someone delegates a task to you. This has been our most-requested feature and now it's there!
- Integrate Evernote reminders - automagically manage your Evernote reminders in Nozbe and sync between these two apps!
And so much more! Lots of improvements, fixes and enhancements - all in Nozbe 1.9
Friday, January 24
We're back in 2014 with "Friday Tips". As we enter the new year we start to look at the previous year, probably closing our loops, and setting the goals for the upcoming year. And indeed it's a good time for reflection, and New Year's resolutions.
Holiday season is also a wonderful time for generating ideas. When you put your work aside for a while you may catch a totally different perspective on various things. In the end you may come up with lots of excellent ideas. This is great, but don't loose them! Make sure you put them into one place, into your trusted productivity system.
As you probably know putting everything to your productivity system is a first step in order to clean your mind. It is also a key to staying focused. Putting all the things you need to do, as well as your thoughts and ideas is the best way to get concentrated on your tasks. This is why inbox is a place where I put all of my tasks, ideas or thoughts. Of course I process them later.
Here are several ways to add your tasks into Nozbe Inbox:
When you open your Nozbe app you'll see there are two plus buttons. The one on the top right corner adds tasks directly to your inbox from anywhere in the application. The button on the bottom right corner adds tasks to the current view. Make your life easier and use shortcuts:
- press "t" and add your tasks directly to inbox
- "a" key adds tasks to the current view
How about adding tasks directly from your email account?
To do so go to "Settings", to the section "Your Nickname and PIN". Use the nick name and pin to forward your emails to Nozbe.
All you need to do is put them to the receiver field in your email message. Use this format: Nickname.PIN@nozbe.me, and click send!
To convert your email into a task and send it directly to one of your projects, write proper parameters in the subject line: #project name, add #context, #time needed or delegate the task to your colleague by typing his or her name with a hashtag #name.
Example: Send me a new report #biz project #15 min #Jane
What's more, all of the attachments will be added as comments to your task :-)
That's it! Now you can make your emails actionable! Convert your emails into tasks by forwarding them to Nozbe. Nothing is going to slip your mind now. Good luck!
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Wednesday, January 15
Welcome to 2014. This year with my entire Nozbe team we're setting out to make sure your New Year's Resolutions finally happen!
How to get your New Year's Resolutions done?
My advice: create 12 projects in Nozbe - one Resolution for each month of 2014 - and start putting tasks in each of these projects. Treat each resolution as a project that needs to be done by the end of the year. This is exactly what I did. And I want you to do the same:
Some of these 12 projects you may want to keep to yourself, others you'd want to share with someone to help you get there. Regardless of your goal, Nozbe will help you achieve your dreams and make your Resolutions actionable if you start setting up your account today.
Will Nozbe bring new features to help me get my New Year's Resolutions done?
Glad you asked. Yes, and soon! Nozbe 1.9 will launch next week with three amazing features:
- improved project sharing
- push notifications
- amazing Evernote reminders support
These features will come to all the platforms we support (Web, Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets) so get ready!
Later this spring we're launching a completely re-written and re-designed Nozbe 2.0 app, so I can personally assure you that in 2014 we'll do everything in our power to help you stay the course and achieve your big goals.
Happy New Productive 2014!
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Yes, it's this time of the year and I'm happy to wish you a really Merry Christmas. May the holiday season bring you peace of heart and give you strength and energy for the upcoming year. May it be the time spent with your family, full of love, hope and joy.
Of course as promised our Nozbe team has a Christmas gift for you to enjoy this holiday season :-) Here it is, the newest issue of your favorite (and completely free) Productive! Magazine.
What will you find in Productive! Magazine #16?
In this issue I have an opportunity to talk to Les McKeown, an Irishman living in the US, the father of the "Predictable Success" methodology who advises companies on how to achieve scalable, sustainable growth.
Michael Hyatt presents "The beginner’s guide to goal setting", Timo Kiander comes with the first part of his article on finding time for your online business even if you have a family and a day-time job. Augusto Pinaud proves that it is much easier to avoid distractions when standing and reveals how to work effectively in this position. Also, I've decided to offer you a word of advice on the matter of delegation.
Rosemary Rice from shows how personal branding can work as a way to reveal authentic purpose or talents which for some of us, are hidden treasures that require digging deeper to uncover. Last but not least, Susan Brennan, a speaker, personal assistant specialist and productivity enthusiast tells how to create order from obstacles. She brings up a quote which, I guess should become the motto of this issue: "Don’t you ever tell me you can’t do something!" :-)
- Read Productive! Magazine online – if you use a PC or Android or Windows mobile device,
- or enjoy Productive! Magazine app on your iPhone or iPad (a dedicated Android app is coming in January)
With the new 16th issue as our gift may this time allow you to recharge your batteries and help you stay motivated, fulfilled and of course productive as never before!