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February 2021: Here is where we are at

AUTHOR: Francisco Sáez Tags Newsletter Mobile App Collaboration
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Hello everyone!

Last month I showed you our objectives for this year and the projects we are working on in these first months.

We are currently working on updating the People section (which will probably be renamed as Collaborators). Some improvements that you will see in this section:

  • You will be able to associate several people with an action and even delegate the same task to several collaborators.
  • The lists will show the images of all the collaborators associated with each action.
  • You will be able to customize the images of your collaborators.
  • You will be able to assign collaborators to your actions through people contexts and through a new graphical interface.
  • You will have a complete Agenda for each collaborator, so that when you meet with someone you can see all the actions related to that person.

At the same time, we are modifying the internal structure of the system to enable the integration of multiple Outlook and Google calendars.

The new version of the mobile app, in addition to some small changes to improve its performance and usability, will allow both the editing of actions and the use of the Clarify stage to be more similar to the web version and include all its functionality.

All these improvements will be available in the coming weeks.

That’s all for now!

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Francisco Sáez
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Francisco is the founder and CEO of FacileThings. He is also a Software Engineer who is passionate about personal productivity and the GTD philosophy as a means to a better life.

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8 comments

39d37d8d93d865ee82b0ac561f253dcc
Commented 7 months ago Ivan

I am very excited to see what Agenda's looks like as honestly for right now I do not use FacileThings for Agenda's. I use evernote. For example I have to meet with my direct reports bi-weekly as a check-in. I keep my notes in evernote and really do not find it easy to use this app for it since there is no great notetaking space and the people section was a bit odd to use. So excited for that!

With the outlook update are we perhaps going to see the integration of recurring meetings as a link into FacileThings? That would be SO huge for me as 3/4 of my meetings are recurring.

Really excited about the forecast for the year :)

39d37d8d93d865ee82b0ac561f253dcc Ivan

I am very excited to see what Agenda's looks like as honestly for right now I do not use FacileThings for Agenda's. I use evernote. For example I have to meet with my direct reports bi-weekly as a check-in. I keep my notes in evernote and really do not find it easy to use this app for it since there is no great notetaking space and the people section was a bit odd to use. So excited for that!

With the outlook update are we perhaps going to see the integration of recurring meetings as a link into FacileThings? That would be SO huge for me as 3/4 of my meetings are recurring.

Really excited about the forecast for the year :)

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Commented 7 months ago Harold Sherman Mars III

Excellent news regarding the collaboration updates; really looking forward to utilizing these improvements. Thank you!

B5cff9b601ba1c0838acc783157faac5 Harold Sherman Mars III

Excellent news regarding the collaboration updates; really looking forward to utilizing these improvements. Thank you!

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Commented 7 months ago Cyrus

Really like the approach to collaborators. Great updates to come that I am certain will empower my day-to-day activities with my teams.

Will the mobile app also include the ability to filter at the Personal/Professional level?

8bb2c9a97155fbcffcc91ca918d103c7 Cyrus

Really like the approach to collaborators. Great updates to come that I am certain will empower my day-to-day activities with my teams.

Will the mobile app also include the ability to filter at the Personal/Professional level?

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb
Commented 7 months ago Francisco Sáez

Hi Ivan,

The main objective of the People section update is precisely to facilitate the management of Agendas, something that until now couldn't be done in a convenient way. Hope you like the improvements ;)

Regarding the synchronization of recurring tasks in Outlook, they will not be included in the next update of the calendar synchronization. There will be two updates: first we will allow synchronization of multiple calendar accounts, then we will find a way to synchronize recurring tasks.

Thanks!

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

Hi Ivan,

The main objective of the People section update is precisely to facilitate the management of Agendas, something that until now couldn't be done in a convenient way. Hope you like the improvements ;)

Regarding the synchronization of recurring tasks in Outlook, they will not be included in the next update of the calendar synchronization. There will be two updates: first we will allow synchronization of multiple calendar accounts, then we will find a way to synchronize recurring tasks.

Thanks!

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb
Commented 7 months ago Francisco Sáez

Hi Cyrus,

In order not to lengthen the time to update the app too long, the personal/professional filter will not come in this update but in the next one. We will try to update the app more frequently and quickly (at least four times a year).

Cyrus, Harlod: Thanks for your comments!

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

Hi Cyrus,

In order not to lengthen the time to update the app too long, the personal/professional filter will not come in this update but in the next one. We will try to update the app more frequently and quickly (at least four times a year).

Cyrus, Harlod: Thanks for your comments!

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Commented 7 months ago John D

I am very, very excited for the multiple calendars. I can't wait until I can have my work calendar and personal calendar to be synced with FacileThings. Keep up the great work. I am also interested to see how I can use the new Collaborators (People) section with my team. I still haven't figured out a good balance between using JIRA for our work system and using FacileThings for my system.

3e35ea7713df75af1efa659f9f9f4181 John D

I am very, very excited for the multiple calendars. I can't wait until I can have my work calendar and personal calendar to be synced with FacileThings. Keep up the great work. I am also interested to see how I can use the new Collaborators (People) section with my team. I still haven't figured out a good balance between using JIRA for our work system and using FacileThings for my system.

Df1bc0f5b1bdd5e3f530a3958e2cdf81
Commented 7 months ago ntalia

awesome as usual... and agenda for each collaborator.... every step make this tool more and more comfortable and user friendly!

Df1bc0f5b1bdd5e3f530a3958e2cdf81 ntalia

awesome as usual... and agenda for each collaborator.... every step make this tool more and more comfortable and user friendly!

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb
Commented 7 months ago Francisco Sáez

Thanks for your comments, John & ntalia?

The Agendas and the synchronization of multiple calendar accounts are surely the most wanted features currently. You are going to enjoy them.

To finish fitting FT with applications that are normally used at work, such as Jira, we will create in the future an integration with Zapier, which allows it to connect with more than 3000 apps.

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

Thanks for your comments, John & ntalia?

The Agendas and the synchronization of multiple calendar accounts are surely the most wanted features currently. You are going to enjoy them.

To finish fitting FT with applications that are normally used at work, such as Jira, we will create in the future an integration with Zapier, which allows it to connect with more than 3000 apps.

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