FacileThings

New feature: Notes

AUTHOR: Francisco Sáez

Today we have released a new feature in FacileThings, our GTD application: Notes. Now you can attach a Note, that is, a text of any length, to any of your tasks.

This option will allow you, in some cases, to more clearly define what a job is, since you are no longer limited by the current length of the descriptions (255 characters). To add notes, just edit the task and select the Notes tab:

edit notes

If an action has already attached a Note, the editor will show you a view mode, which presents the information in a more readable way. At any time, you can click the edit option to update the text:

view notes

In your lists, you can identify which tasks have a Note associated because of the icon that accompanies them. Clicking on that icon will lead you directly to the Note:

notes icon

Checklists and Perspective

As long as we added Notes to the stuff edit form, we also decided to redesign it and group the data in a more convenient form. There is a new tab named Perspective, where you can view and edit the Project, Goal and Area of Responsibility associated with the action:

edit perspective info

Routines

Of course, you can also add Notes to your Routines, which will be inherited by all the actions they generate. We have also completely redesigned the edit form, grouping the information in a more logical way.

editar notes in routines

Note: The checklist option that was on the list of routines no longer exists. To access the checklist, use the edit option.

Emails and Evernote

From now on, when you send an email to FacileThings, you will receive in your Inbox an item that exposes the subject of the email and have the entire body in its Notes section.

Similarly, when you sync with Evernote, you will receive, for each note, an item that exposes the title and tags of the note, and have the whole text in its Notes section.

emails and Evernote notes

Note: Now you can open your Evernote notes with the local application and also directly on the web. This is useful if you are using Linux or an iPad, for example. Hat tip to Adam Houston for the trick.

Note: Synchronization with Evernote is now slower, since the entire contents of the notes is transmitted now.

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11 comments

8cf1af7581e45868b2240ae4f68f1006
Commented almost 6 years ago John Iskra

Nice!
I'm having a bit of trouble, though: I'm seeing the texts of emails, but
I don't see how to open my evernote note in its website, though.

8cf1af7581e45868b2240ae4f68f1006 John Iskra

Nice!
I'm having a bit of trouble, though: I'm seeing the texts of emails, but
I don't see how to open my evernote note in its website, though.

D3be5aed7fb455394d619b4475928022
Commented almost 6 years ago Olinto Gomes Júnior

bravo!

D3be5aed7fb455394d619b4475928022 Olinto Gomes Júnior

bravo!

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb
Commented almost 6 years ago Francisco Sáez

@John, there's a message on the imported notes with the text "Open the note in the Evernote app or in its website". You have to click on the "in its website" words.

It's not valid for notes imported before the update.

Thanks @Olinto!

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

@John, there's a message on the imported notes with the text "Open the note in the Evernote app or in its website". You have to click on the "in its website" words.

It's not valid for notes imported before the update.

Thanks @Olinto!

F063a8a3d88eb3c70f5a0ef7305cbc6f
Commented almost 6 years ago Per-Karsten Nordhaug

Really nice!
Been waiting for this, keep up the good work.

F063a8a3d88eb3c70f5a0ef7305cbc6f Per-Karsten Nordhaug

Really nice!
Been waiting for this, keep up the good work.

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb
Commented almost 6 years ago Francisco Sáez

Thank you, @Per-Karsten! :)

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

Thank you, @Per-Karsten! :)

8cf1af7581e45868b2240ae4f68f1006
Commented almost 6 years ago John Iskra

Thank you, Francisco! I was posted before looking carefully. I'll need to make an ordered checklist for future:
1. Coffee
2. Post

:)

8cf1af7581e45868b2240ae4f68f1006 John Iskra

Thank you, Francisco! I was posted before looking carefully. I'll need to make an ordered checklist for future:
1. Coffee
2. Post

:)

A6af45387bd34a098c61ef4c26d2f127
Commented almost 6 years ago gemond@humeur.com

Nice work! Thank you :-)

A6af45387bd34a098c61ef4c26d2f127 gemond@humeur.com

Nice work! Thank you :-)

A6af45387bd34a098c61ef4c26d2f127
Commented almost 6 years ago gemond@humeur.com

Is there a way to access notes when processing?

A6af45387bd34a098c61ef4c26d2f127 gemond@humeur.com

Is there a way to access notes when processing?

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb
Commented almost 6 years ago Francisco Sáez

Thanks @Guy. You can't see notes while processing yet, but we'll change that soon.

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

Thanks @Guy. You can't see notes while processing yet, but we'll change that soon.

46bddb96ff635f355c039267608dd04a
Commented almost 6 years ago Fernando D. Walker

I think that it would be very important to see the notes while processing my inbox. Since I send a lot of emails to my inbox, for me, this would be very useful.

I see that you'll change that. Great!

Congratulations, Francisco, on your excellent work and service!

Fernando

46bddb96ff635f355c039267608dd04a Fernando D. Walker

I think that it would be very important to see the notes while processing my inbox. Since I send a lot of emails to my inbox, for me, this would be very useful.

I see that you'll change that. Great!

Congratulations, Francisco, on your excellent work and service!

Fernando

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb
Commented almost 6 years ago Francisco Sáez

I totally agree. It's very important to see the notes while you're processing. It's information you need to make decisions.

We'll update the "processing" page with a bunch of enhancements in a few weeks: notes, checklists, a better way to select projects, tags, etc...

Thanks for comment, @Fernando!

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

I totally agree. It's very important to see the notes while you're processing. It's information you need to make decisions.

We'll update the "processing" page with a bunch of enhancements in a few weeks: notes, checklists, a better way to select projects, tags, etc...

Thanks for comment, @Fernando!

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