Perhaps unsurprisingly, it transpires the ‘beta by Wednesday’ promise was a little optimistic. It’s been a long hard slog so far; and I’m still not 100% sure what’s to show for it 😉
While the wait goes on I’d love to point the spotlight on some functionality I’m really thrilled about – stuff to help improve stress free team-work.
You can now delegate to others, and it’ll automatically be marked as “Waiting-On”. You can then review tasks you’re waiting for others to complete; generally, by project or by person.
Efficient Sharing of Project Names
You can now pre-label a message before you send it to another person (so long as they use GTDInbox). So, I can assign a project/status to a task and send it to a colleague, and they will receive with the correct project/status already applied. (And if they don’t have the labels, they’ll be given the chance to quickly add them – helping to sync terminology between people).
To temper expectation, I imagine the first release will be a bit rough & ready. There might be some usability pitfalls and a bit of scaffolding still showing; but the foundations are there for some great improvements!
So, the last question is, when?
There are still 2 or 3 bits of real complexity to overcome; and then it’s on to the (slightly) easier job of adding in the front-end UI.
I hope there will be something by the end of this week (15/11); but I have to go to London Thursday & Friday – which makes it a rather short week!
Fingers crossed 🙂
This was written by Andy Mitchell