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Mobile App: New Capture Options

AUTHOR: Francisco Sáez Tags Improvements Mobile App Capture Clarify
App capture

This week we have updated the FacileThings mobile app with a new feature to enhance the GTD Capture stage.

With this new version you can capture images, photos, drawings, voice memos and any type of file you have on your mobile.

In the Capture stage of the app you can see a new icon in the bottom right. Tap it to display all these possibilities:

special capture menu

  • The file option will allow you to browse the device’s file system and choose the files you want to capture.
  • The images option will open the camera roll for you to choose the saved photos you want.
  • The camera option will open the mobile camera so that you can take the photo at the moment.
  • The audio option will open the voice recording tool so you can record a voice memo.
  • The freehand option will allow you to draw something quickly by hand with a small editor.

You will see the list of captured files under the text.

capturing files

We have adapted the web application so that you can clarify these kind of actions, viewing the image gallery immediately, with the possibility of listening to the audio notes on the same place, without having to download them:

clarifying actions with files in the web

When you are clarifying an action with attachments in the mobile app, you will see an icon indicating it. Tapping on it makes the files appear. And by tapping on any of them you will be able to see/hear their content.

clarifying actions with attached files

This new version also brings a series of small changes, improvements and fixes. The most relevant is the ability to open Evernote notes with the native Evernote app if you have it installed on your device. If an action has an Evernote note associated with it, you will see a special button to edit it.

editing Evernote notes

To make the Capture of stuff faster, we have made it the option that appears by default when you have not opened the app for a while. In the Settings option you can change this, if you prefer the app to open in the Engage state.

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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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3 comments

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Commented 14 days ago Cyrus

Good improvements to bring the application up to speed. Thank you!

8bb2c9a97155fbcffcc91ca918d103c7 Cyrus

Good improvements to bring the application up to speed. Thank you!

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Commented 9 days ago Cameron

Great enhancements. Any thoughts of a widget or two--to direct capture something?

B8015e2d6c4e2ec061da1f9affce6cc7 Cameron

Great enhancements. Any thoughts of a widget or two--to direct capture something?

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Commented 8 days ago Francisco Sáez

Hi Cameron,

Yes, a widget to direct capture stuff is in our backlog. Being a hybrid app (not Android-native) the solution is not straightforward. But we will investigate.

Thanks!

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

Hi Cameron,

Yes, a widget to direct capture stuff is in our backlog. Being a hybrid app (not Android-native) the solution is not straightforward. But we will investigate.

Thanks!

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