Changelog (October 2020)AUTHOR: Francisco Sáez
In recent weeks we have been working on a set of small improvements that I comment below:
After updating the Perspective section last month, you requested a couple of improvements that we added in the weeks after:
- We added more colors to customize the Areas of Focus.
- We modified the way to filter personal and professional stuff in the filter tool. Now you must first choose between personal and professional, and then (optionally) you can further narrow the selection by indicating a single Area of Focus
The process of adding a sequence of actions to a Project (in the Projects section) was a bit slow, so we have included the following changes so that you can add tasks to a project quickly and using only the keyboard if you prefer:
- We have added a keyboard shortcut to add actions to the project (
alt+a). We have also added shortcuts for creating projects (
alt+p) and sub-projects (
- When you are adding tasks to a project, the most common option is the first (“I will do it”), which indicates that it is a Next Action. We have added a keyboard shortcut so that you can activate that option once the action is entered (
- When you create a new action, the window for adding actions does not disappear, but is cleaned and ready to add the next task.
When you have finished entering all the actions, click the “close” button or press the
esckey to finish.
Note: On a Mac keyboard, the
alt key is called
- When you are clarifying an action you also have available the keyboard shortcut
alt+1for the first option (“I will do it”).
- We have added the ability to search for projects, areas and goals by name in the different drop-downs. This will be especially useful for those of you who work with a good number of projects.
- Now you can create sub-projects during this process, as long as the selected project is of the sequential type.
You now have new inline commands to assign a project, goal, or area od focus when typing the text of an action. The commands are
To be able to use these commands, you must first associate a one-word code with each element (area, goal or project) that you want to assign in this way (normally you will want to do it with those that you use very frequently). There is a new code field in the areas, goals, and projects editors.
For example, if you have a “Family and friends” area with the code “family”, you can assign that area directly in the text like this:
Christmas dinner at aunt's house :area family
We have also improved the use of the commands
:day. Now, after entering one of these commands, a drop-down will appear with the most common options.
The management of keyboard shortcuts has been modified:
- In general, if you use a Mac you must now use the
commandkey (⌘) instead of
control(⌃). However, you must use
⌃5to access the menus, as Safari does not allow to customize the combination of
⌘plus a number.
- Except for the combinations
⌃5, the rest do not block additional functions they may have associated on your system. The FacileThings function and any other associated will be activated simultaneously.
- Access to menu options has been simplified. Once you access a menu, you only need to use the appropriate key to activate an option (no need to use
⌘). For example, with
⌘3) you open the Organize menu and then you can choose each option by typing the appropriate letter:
E. In the Reflect menu (
⌘4), the options are
- Searches in the dropdowns of projects, areas, and goals, have also been added in the task editor. In projects and routines, it is also allowed to search in the “area” and “goal” fields.
- In Lists, when an action is updated and it doesn’t meet the current filter anymore, it disappears from view.
- In the definition of routines, the “on completion” calculation option can only be used with frequencies of days. The possibility of using this option with other types of frequency did not make much sense and was confusing many users.
- Work has been done to improve the loading time of the web application.
- A few small bugs have been fixed.