Friday, October 27, 2017

for Android 8 users

There's a crash happening for users who have Android 8+ installed on their phones. This happens because Google has changed some logic in that version of Android and the service responsible for reminders doesn't work well now. It leads to crashes. We'll try to solve it soon.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Workodoro pause + more

The workodoro timer is aimed at helping you concentrate better on the work. It's a popular technique and is to many users very effective to overcome the procrastination urges. It consists of work periods of usually 25 minutes (adjustable) interleaved with break periods of around 5 minutes (also adjustable). The idea is to stay focused during the 25 minutes and then have rest during the breaks. It's said to help get into the so-called focused mode during working, overcome procrastination, better learn and do the work.

But often interruptions are inevitable - some short but urgent call, someone asks you something, etc - some actions that you have to react to. If you stop the work timer and start it over again, it'll break the smooth process. That's why we've added the 'Pause' function.

If you press the pause button during the work period, it will pause the timer for 1 minute so you finish with your interruption, then will return to the minutes remained in your work period. We think it will let you keep the idea in your brain that the work process is on, thus you don't switch the contexts and then have hard time to return back.

You can pause once only during a work period, and during a break period pausing seems not needed.

Also in the current update, as said before, trying some ads in the app, only on the one screen now. And some UI/UX changes.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Some changes to come

We are thinking of adding some ads to a limited number of screens or a subscription for some advanced features in the coming versions of the app. Ads look ugly usually, so subscription is probably the way to go, but in the beginning ads will do. We'll try to make them the least annoying possible.

This will be done not to simply make money, but mainly to try to find some way of motivation for the further development of the app. It still lacks many wanted features, but we don't have resources to develop it - during the last half a year I was so busy with other things, that there was no single update of the app and we even got letters from some of you asking if everything is ok :). Thank you, by the way - it was really touching!

The app helps to solve the problem of being unproductive to a degree and thus gives little motivation to put aside other life problems and invest time and effort into it. 

If the model comes to be livable, than we'll be able to devote more time and advance it. If not, we'll revert the 'monetization' attempt and leave the app as-is, but with little to no improvements probably. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Loan Calculators updated

We've just updated the 'Loan Calculators', the update is really big. New modern design, new advanced features - like LoanMeter  - none of the similar apps on the store have them (from those we managed to look at). More description to come yet, meanwhile you can go update and try yourself.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Change role and filter by 'this week' actions

Have pushed two new features to the Play Store: ability to change the role of a goal and an additional day-filter 'this week'.

'Change role' has been asked for many times, it's pretty simple and easy to use, and it does what it says - if, at some point, you decide to split a role and move some goals to a newly created one. Or, just move a goal to a more appropriate one, then use the menu on the goal page.

The 'This week' actions filter let's you see actions that are either recurrent and their recurrence falls into this week, or those that have their date set to an exact calendar day and that date also falls into the current week.

The plan is to help one have a better overall view of the actions to do and improve his/her planning. There are more ideas how to further develop this, stay tuned. And, enjoy!