Preview: New Navigation and List ManagementAUTHOR: Francisco Sáez
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
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:
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:
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:
1 As always, we will publish a detailed article with all the news and instructions on the day of the update.