Great Nozbe Reviews all over the web! Thank you!

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 support@nozbe.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.”

4. Remember the Milk vs. Nozbe Showdown

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. ”

7. Getting Things Done in a digital world with Nozbe, Evernote and Google Calendar integration by Karma Lhundup

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).

Yours,
Delfina
Nozbe’s CHO = Customer Happiness Officer :-)

Posted on Friday, September 9, 2011

Paul Kaye
Oct 30, 2011 05:39

Observation: It looks like this version of the Windows app doesn’t have a way to mark a PROJECT as completed. Is that right?

Mostafa El-Belliehy
Oct 14, 2011 08:14

I just had the note to evaluate other GTD solutions against Nozbe, especially Nozbe is very expensive and its performance (as an application, not server) goes down with massive data entry and processing.

mike
Oct 10, 2011 01:29

Hi Folks, I’ve added a recent review that I completed about the entire Nozbe ecosystem; hope that it’s helpful: http://mikestpierre.com/?p=2142

David Cornish
Oct 2, 2011 20:53

Or if not an Outlook add-in (which would be quite a lot of work), persuading the folk at Fieldston Software to add Nozbe support as well as Toodledo (http://www.fieldstonsoftware.com/software/gsyncit3/index.shtml)

Gary Mark
Sep 23, 2011 15:39

HI Delfina,

Any chance, in the future, of creating a Nozbe add-in for Outlook (like the one that Evernote has). I long for it…. ;-)

mike
Sep 20, 2011 22:06

I’ve had tons of interaction with the Nozbe team and find them to be fast, reliable and caring. Just my .02

H2orocks4000
Sep 17, 2011 07:36

personel preference is another way of ignoring groups of users – opt-in opt out and forced decision frameworks as detailed in the book nudge are great ways to satisfy people and help everybody get things done. also, i dont believe you can measure the use of keybord short cuts – so for all you know they could be a big waste of time currently and just a message nozbe keeps plugging. and i dont not mean to say that you dont do a good job delfina. – and as far as feed back, ive seen nothing as to counter the idea and its implementation in nozbe…everything i see on the forum is positive.

Joe Meras
Sep 17, 2011 04:00

Please remember us not everyone uses an iPad or iPhone. There are many who use the Blackberry. Please do not forget. Develop an app! I love Nozbe but I have a Blackberry and I am frustrated that I can’t use Nozbe on my Blackberry.

Delfina
Sep 15, 2011 08:12

Hello David,

You keep stating we ignore users, to be honest I feel personally offended by this. Especially, that I handle on daily basis tons of user emails.

There are many changes planned along the road concerning among other task parameters (e.g. costume repeats). The task input is being changed constantly, though the changes are small and may not be obvious at once and to all.

As for the ‘ smart Add as RTM has is unobtrusive and brilliant…” let me only say that it is a matter of personal preferences. I have heard opinions quite contrary to yours about it.

H2orocks4000
Sep 12, 2011 18:06

4. Remember the Milk vs. Nozbe Showdown

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

i want to point out here that RTM pays attention to the experience of inputting task paramaters and designed simple quick ways that circumvent the reasons people dont normally use the ones that most web apps have. now nozbe keeps harping on the fact that “ why dont you just use our task paramaters”... i believe this is not an issue of being aware of task paramaters – as everyone is.

the issue is that nozbe assumes that just saying we have them is enough and continues to ignore the userexperience around inputing task paramaters while RTM does not.

please consider paying more attention to the input of task paramaters. Smart Add as RTM has is unobtrusive and brilliant at the same time.