So we’re back in the office after a much needed week-long hiatus.  Christiane and Dave headed north, Romina and Elbert went south.  Our porteños in Buenos Aires stayed put and whimpered en masse over their World Cup smackdown… so painful.

Speaking of painful, the recent changes we made to Nirvana were met with mixed reviews.  That’ll teach us to make radical changes just before heading out of town.

Here’s what went live:

  • Scheduled tasks
  • Time and Energy filtering
  • Persistent text field for rapid entry of action items
  • Multi-drag/drop
  • Inline editing in lieu of popups
  • Streamlined project view
  • User Preferences for background color, fonts
  • Keyboard navigation (up/down arrow) for moving between lists
  • Active vs Inactive project toggle
  • Today vs Next action item toggle
  • Later
  • … and a bunch of invisible stuff dealing with server i/o

In general, people liked the streamlined look and feel improvements, as well as most of the new features and refinements.  We did, however, set off a fire storm of complaints with changes we made to the behaviour of Next, and the ill-fated introduction of the Later list.  It made sense to us at the time, but we’ve since been convinced that a realignment is in order to bring us back to core GTD tenets.

Also, while we improved browser responsiveness in some areas, we took a step backwards in others.

We know what we need to do and are working to patch things up quickly.  Just wanted everyone to know that we’re back on the case and working working working…

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