FacileThings

Preview: New Navigation and List Management

AUTHOR: Francisco Sáez Tags Improvements List Management
Preview redesign

If everything goes as we expect, we will publish a good amount of improvements in FacileThings next weekend.

This will be the most important update in the entire process of redesigning the application, not because of the number of improvements it includes, but because the way of doing the most basic things changes: the navigation between options, the management of the lists and the task edition.

I am sure that the new users will find this new interface much more useful, intuitive and easy to use than the current one. Every detail has been thought to achieve that.

The users who already have been using the application for some time will probably need a couple of days to adapt to the changes before seeing the most important benefits. To give you an idea, here is a brief preview of what is to come. 1

Navigation

To facilitate the adoption and use of the GTD methodology, the new navigation system will be based on the verbs of the five stages of its workflow. There will be the same options as always, but with a different distribution:

GTD five-step navigation

navigation organize stage

navigation reflect stage

Lists

The new lists will show the most relevant information of the tasks. Each item will have a single point of entry: by clicking (or touching) on the item you will have access to all its information and options, gathered in a single place. On the right part of each item there will be a shortcut to the action that you will use most often:

list

Task Editor

Instead of editing the text of the task at one place, adding the reminder date at another one, attaching files using another option, etc., you will now have a task editor that gathers all the information and options that can be done in the same place:

task editor

1 As always, we will publish a detailed article with all the news and instructions on the day of the update.

23 comments

Cf982d440ffc700444b12e3cec50e769
Commented over 2 years ago Nadue

Awesome, I can't wait!

Cf982d440ffc700444b12e3cec50e769 Nadue

Awesome, I can't wait!

58f8c57328382375d7ff47a76fb2db92
Commented over 2 years ago Paul

Looks great guys!

58f8c57328382375d7ff47a76fb2db92 Paul

Looks great guys!

B8f01d14c3ef6874a93efba22ea5e77b
Commented over 2 years ago Richard

These changes look most welcome, thank you

B8f01d14c3ef6874a93efba22ea5e77b Richard

These changes look most welcome, thank you

F8ec08f434c059e6b143edcf68b0b24c
Commented over 2 years ago Shaun

Looking forward to the update!

F8ec08f434c059e6b143edcf68b0b24c Shaun

Looking forward to the update!

31e9edb3d10859de6e8c0396325ef3ec
Commented over 2 years ago Michał

A big thumb up!

31e9edb3d10859de6e8c0396325ef3ec Michał

A big thumb up!

E296cdb60f4ba52d6fa8bbcf13aa1d7d
Commented over 2 years ago Joseph

Great work! I am really looking forward to this update!

E296cdb60f4ba52d6fa8bbcf13aa1d7d Joseph

Great work! I am really looking forward to this update!

D4753fbf1a915e0e189cd16908c1bd87
Commented over 2 years ago James

Looks good :)

D4753fbf1a915e0e189cd16908c1bd87 James

Looks good :)

892783ab2600008ccb3560f2e1cfa724
Commented over 2 years ago Steve

Can’t wait! Updates look great!

892783ab2600008ccb3560f2e1cfa724 Steve

Can’t wait! Updates look great!

6b4c61e54551dc2bff19bb37fc851dfb
Commented over 2 years ago Alex

👍👍👍

6b4c61e54551dc2bff19bb37fc851dfb Alex

👍👍👍

Af74b05d9de07ff9ff26e72552c055fe
Commented over 2 years ago Neil

Looks good - will the iOS apps also receive a refresh?

Af74b05d9de07ff9ff26e72552c055fe Neil

Looks good - will the iOS apps also receive a refresh?

A639c30296695cdabb498e70b64f8f2d
Commented over 2 years ago Aaron

Very nice. How is the Android app update coming along?

A639c30296695cdabb498e70b64f8f2d Aaron

Very nice. How is the Android app update coming along?

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb
Commented over 2 years ago Francisco Sáez

Thank you guys! The iOS and Android apps update will come a little bit later.

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

Thank you guys! The iOS and Android apps update will come a little bit later.

F75fa02aed386935e896ca2caab9d421
Commented over 2 years ago Paul Moss

Looks good! I like the idea of bringing all elements of the task together. Looking at the task editor screen, it would be really useful to be able to add date/time to a note

F75fa02aed386935e896ca2caab9d421 Paul Moss

Looks good! I like the idea of bringing all elements of the task together. Looking at the task editor screen, it would be really useful to be able to add date/time to a note

E296cdb60f4ba52d6fa8bbcf13aa1d7d
Commented over 2 years ago Joseph

I am wondering if the Dashboard module will remain. I do appreciate the ability to see the Calendar and Next Actions on the same screen, and the quick filtering of items for focus.

E296cdb60f4ba52d6fa8bbcf13aa1d7d Joseph

I am wondering if the Dashboard module will remain. I do appreciate the ability to see the Calendar and Next Actions on the same screen, and the quick filtering of items for focus.

31e9edb3d10859de6e8c0396325ef3ec
Commented over 2 years ago Michał

@Joseph I think current (awesome) Dasboard will become Engage section.

31e9edb3d10859de6e8c0396325ef3ec Michał

@Joseph I think current (awesome) Dasboard will become Engage section.

443258b27544af2979c579d213e7ef1a
Commented over 2 years ago Sunil

Looks interesting. Waiting for the update...

443258b27544af2979c579d213e7ef1a Sunil

Looks interesting. Waiting for the update...

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb
Commented over 2 years ago Francisco Sáez

Hi Paul, the time-stamping tool for the notes is already in our "someday" list ;)

Hi Joseph, don't worry. As Michał intuits, the Dashboard section remains under the Engage name.

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

Hi Paul, the time-stamping tool for the notes is already in our "someday" list ;)

Hi Joseph, don't worry. As Michał intuits, the Dashboard section remains under the Engage name.

A639c30296695cdabb498e70b64f8f2d
Commented over 2 years ago Aaron

Within the task, will you be able to re-order the checklist items?

A639c30296695cdabb498e70b64f8f2d Aaron

Within the task, will you be able to re-order the checklist items?

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb
Commented over 2 years ago Francisco Sáez

Hi Aaron,

Yes, you'll be able to re-order the checklist items. There's a bunch of improvements we'll detail later ;)

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

Hi Aaron,

Yes, you'll be able to re-order the checklist items. There's a bunch of improvements we'll detail later ;)

99798a4c57198bf46a870bd02f5fbd59
Commented over 2 years ago Jakub

Totally awesome! Can't wait ^^

99798a4c57198bf46a870bd02f5fbd59 Jakub

Totally awesome! Can't wait ^^

8bb2c9a97155fbcffcc91ca918d103c7
Commented over 2 years ago Cyrus

Excellent. So very pleased to see FT continuing to mature and taking steps to further improve the user experience. This weekend cannot come fast enough...

8bb2c9a97155fbcffcc91ca918d103c7 Cyrus

Excellent. So very pleased to see FT continuing to mature and taking steps to further improve the user experience. This weekend cannot come fast enough...

93904576ef194ac03a17f4df8d04d5f0
Commented over 2 years ago David

Excited about the update! This may be related, but for the last two days when I click on "Lists" I get the "page doesn't exist" screen. This is true for the calendar, next actions, everything but the Dashboard it seems.

93904576ef194ac03a17f4df8d04d5f0 David

Excited about the update! This may be related, but for the last two days when I click on "Lists" I get the "page doesn't exist" screen. This is true for the calendar, next actions, everything but the Dashboard it seems.

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb
Commented over 2 years ago Francisco Sáez

Hi David,

That is usually a local browser's issue. If you delete the cookies from facilethings.com or restart the browser -- or both things -- it'll get fixed.

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

Hi David,

That is usually a local browser's issue. If you delete the cookies from facilethings.com or restart the browser -- or both things -- it'll get fixed.

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