Welcome Nozbe Users and Blog readers,
I‘m Delfina, Nozbe‘s Customer Happiness Officer. Most of you know me from our forum and emails. I have been asked to write a different type of article for our blog. Namely one focused not on recent developments in Nozbe, but on you = our Users who blog about Nozbe, email us about Nozbe and talk about Nozbe with their friends. Thanks so much – this post is tribute to you all.
Here goes in no particular order:
1. Nozbe App Review: Productivity App to Get Things Done by Geri L. Dreiling, Esq.
I have found this article particularly interesting as it shows now Nozbe can be used in a legal environment. It is always fascinating to see how users take different tools and turn them into their advantage in different settings. This article presents general methodology of Nozbe in brief and comprehensive form.
Noteworthy is the fact that author refers to projects as to files. This at times may seem a bit confusing to some readers, as files are not precisely what Nozbe sees as projects. It’s all a question of preference, but thanks for your post, Geri!
There is one mis-understanding Geri that I’d like to clear for you. You write “Nozbe offers a free 60-day trial but it is limited to six projects.” Well, not really. The six-project account is free forever and all the paying accounts have full no-questions-asked 60-day money back guarantee. This guarantee states that you are entitled to full refund within 60 days of payment, but upon written request.
Thus let‘s say you have a free account or opening a new one and want to try Nozbe in full. You need to subscribe and pay for the account. If before those 60 days are up, you come to conclusion that the program is not working out for you, you need to cancel your account and email us refund request to email@example.com. Hope this clears any possible misunderstandings.
2. GTD Review: Nozbe by Nicolas Sivridis
Nicolas wrote a very short, clear and comprehensive article detailing the strengths and weaknesses of Nozbe. His conclusion says it all:
“Nozbe can be characterized as a professional and solid GTD solution, mostly focusing on commercial customers, since the free plan is so limited (especially in the number of projects/contexts) that only a small minority of users could use it effectively, but it is certainly a worthy investment for users with a lot on their lives. ”
3. Using Evernote and Nozbe to Organize Prayer by Michael H. Smith
This post came to me as total surprise. It is yet another great example of how Nozbe can help different professions. It is written by a pastor, who uses the combination of Nozbe and Evernote to help him in his daily duties as spiritual leader of community:
”Prayer is the main notebook and then I have created notes for each of the following categories: family, work, ministry, praises, personal, small group and people. It is great to have all this info available and just maybe I can be more consistent, efficient and dedicated to spending time conversing with God in prayer.”
The author is very critical of Nozbe and in his comparison strongly points to RTM as the better of the two. He/she does raise some valid points. One of his biggest complaints is action formatting:
“The first thing I noticed is that task entry required more clicks to enter the same amount of info as I normally did in RTM ”.
It can be true only if you go on settings all the details manually… but why not use our parameters? By typing in the name of action e.g. Call Tom on Tuesday at 10 @phone !.You will end up with action “Call Tom” with set time to coming Tuesday at 10 am and context ‘phone’. That does save time and is fully described here at our Help Page
As the article was written before release of beta of our Android it could have become a bit irrelevant now as its conclusion clearly states that decision between the two system has been largely based on existence of such client.
5. How Nozbe Got Started by Natasha Murashev
This little post has indeed made me smile. It shows the heart of Nozbe, of how it came to be and our essentials. We here at Nozbe as simply passionate about what we do. Here are two short quotes for you:
”From reading Nozbe’s first blog post from its founder, Michael, it is clear that Nozbe is one of the product built with passion.”
“Michael built it as a tool he needed himself and was really passionate about improving for himself. As a consequence, others saw it as he traveled and wanted it too.”
I doubt I could add anything here.
6. Web-Based GTD App NOZBE Introduces New Look, Features by Daly de Gagne
Daly is very brief and shortly informs his readers of newest changes in Nozbe. His experiences are best shown by:
“For a long time I’ve thought NOZBE, a web-based app for GTD, is one of the best of its kind. ”
Well, I could write longer review the original blog post here ;) But there is no point in arguing with Karma‘s simple ” It‘s getting easier to get things done!” . I can only say that I‘m very happy Nozbe has part in helping the author ;)
Emails with love from you – our Nozbe users!
To finish this lengthy collection of your blog posts let me paste here two email from our users that I have found inspiring.
Three years ago, I had too many things to do and I was working for the summer at a Barnes & Noble. When David Allen‘s books came into the store, I bought both GTD and Ready for Anything. The problem was they just became some more things that I couldn‘t get done. I couldn‘t believe it when I found your app the other day – it literally is saving my life. How long can a person survive carrying around all those ever-increasing hundreds of to-dos. I‘m ramping up as quickly as I can. Thank you, Bill
Thank you Bill for being our user ;-)
I signed up Nozbe because I was in dire need of a framework for getting things done. I use a windows 7 machine for work, a Mac for home, and android for the road. I know you team is dedicated towards making this application work across all platforms, which is why I have invested in Nozbe. It has made me more productive already. Keep up the good work! I look forward to supporting Nozbe. Thanks, -Samat Valiev
There is nothing more heartwarming and encouraging then words like this. The best reward to all of us here at Nozbe is if we see YOU, our users, profit from day-to-day work with the application.
I would like to thank you all here on behalf of myself and the whole team. Please rest assured that your voices, positive, neutral or negative are being heard and taken into account. The best type of feedback is constructive criticism, and YOU are providing it.
This inspires us and helps us to improve Nozbe for YOU... and also for us (we all here use Nozbe on daily basis).
Nozbe’s CHO = Customer Happiness Officer :-)