Monday, October 7, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Friday, July 19, 2013
I'm Michael Sliwinski, the CEO and founder of Nozbe - an app you're using evey day to get things done. This is an exciting time for Nozbe and me personally and I wanted to share with you two things I've been working on.
Do you have an iPad?
If you don't and you're not planning to get one soon, please disregard this blog post. If you do, however, own an iPad or are getting ready to purchase one, please read on - I've got exciting news to share: Nozbe for iOS7 and my new book: "#iPadOnly - the first post-PC book: How to use only your iPad for work, play and everything in between".
1. Nozbe for iOS7 coming this Fall
Our engineering team is working like crazy this summer. On the one hand, in a few weeks we'll bring you Nozbe 1.8 with revolutionary Evernote integration (even better than what you have now!) and Google Apps and Docs sync (yes, we were listening!). On the other hand we're working on iOS7 Nozbe - a totally redesigned and re-imagined Nozbe app for the new iPhones and iPads. We're testing iOS7 and applying Apple's new design paradigms to Nozbe to make sure you'll get even more done with our new iOS7 app later this Fall.
2. I co-wrote a book for you about working on the iPad: #iPadOnly
This is my first book ever and I'm so excited about it! Its aim is to show you that the iPad can become your main "computer" and how my co-author Augusto Pinaud and I have made it ours. It's jam-packed with productivity advice, app recommendations and a lot more. It's available in several versions:
- iBooks for iPad (500MB interactive book with 34 videos)
- Paperback (from Amazon)
- Nook (from Barnes and Noble)
Here's the backstory - why I wrote the #iPadOnly book with my friend Augusto:
Last year when we started working on our own in-house engineered Nozbe iPad app I decided to switch to the iPad completely and make it my main machine to work. I wanted to see how other apps work and explore this new post-PC device. I wanted to see if it could really become my main "computer" to run my business. And I wanted to be testing our new iPad app continually.
iPad as a productivity machine
You know I'm very passionate about productivity. This is why I'm already working on Nozbe more than 6 years now and I feel like I'm just getting started. I didn't want to switch to the iPad just for the sake of it. I believed that thanks to the new app-centric approach, multi-touch interface, light weight, all-day battery, optional keyboard and other new paradigms - iPad will make me more productive. And boy it did.
Switching to the iPad has made me more productive.
Less distractions, more focus, better apps, files in the cloud, streamlined workflows... and many other small improvements have made me more productive on the iPad than I was on the Mac or PC. My co-author Augusto Pinaud has been #iPadOnly for two years now, I'm #iPadOnly more than a year. And not only do we feel we're more productive on this device, but also we're having a blast in the process.
This is why we wrote this book; we believe you can use your iPad not only as a "media consumption device", but also you'll be able to accomplish 60, 70, 80, 90 or maybe even 100% of your work tasks on the iPad. And you'll love it. But it doesn't happen overnight, it's a process and that's why we wrote this book for you.
Here's what others are saying about this book:
"#iPadOnly - got it, read it, now trying it! Good to see some real examples. Well worth the read!" - Nial
"I can't say enough about the new #iPadOnly book - I now have new apps and new perspectives" - Jason
"The authors' concept that a professional can just work with an iPad is fueled by what they describe in Chapter 3 as the "new office paradigm" (...) They drive the point home further by saying that if Michael Sliwinski can do it as a CEO of a small business with developers scattered across the globe (...) then so can you." - Daniel
Don't take my word for it, please go to the #iPadOnly web site and get your free chapter. And if you want to start your own #iPadOnly journey right now, get the book from these retailers:
- iBooks for iPad (500MB interactive book with 34 videos)
- Paperback (from Amazon)
- Nook (from Barnes and Noble)
Again, thanks for taking your time to read this email. I'm very excited about this book and I decided to let you - my beloved Nozbe user - know about it.
I'm passionate about productivity and I'm getting a lot done with Nozbe on my iPad and lots of other great apps I'm describing in this book. I just had to share this with you, because I want to help you lead an even more productive and fulfilled life.
Thanks for your support,
Monday, July 8, 2013
On Friday, 5 th July we announced the end of the 10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity Course contest and we drew 10 lucky winners. Just to remind you: Anne Mateer, Kostiantyn Iakovliev, @ErikaMcIntyre, @emuelle, TzuChiang Liou,@pawelbanaszak, @StephHovland, Asia Ryćko, @aplaceforpaws and Pastor Stoeber
We want to thank all of you not only for taking part in the competition, but also for your amazing response, all the comments and shares. I'm glad that many of you spread the word about the course and helped others discover it. But most of all, I'm happy that you find my productivity tips and tricks useful for your own productivity systems :-)
Our ten lucky winners can now put the ideas into action on their new Nozbe family accounts (or on their existing paid accounts that will be extended for another year).
Once again congratulations!
Remeber also that everyone can try Nozbe (you don't risk anything- there's 60-days money-back guarantee and free plan available).
Also, I want to thank those who posted information about the course on their blogs:
These blogs are really worth visiting!
We encourage everyone to watch the course. Because my productivity tips are really universal all of you will benefit from them. I'm sure those who do not use Nozbe find them useful as well.
P.S. Winners who haven't contacted email@example.com please do so, your Nozbe accounts are waiting :-)