N2 Build 140

It’s been a bumpy ride, but we’re finally back on track! Nirvana has been migrated to new, beefier servers — a bit sooner than we were planning for. But now that it’s done we have room to breathe. With the boost in capacity we feel comfortable letting in all of the folks who have been stuck in the beta invite queue for weeks (thanks for being patient).

We lost a few days of development time, thanks to the emergency migration. But hey, we actually pushed a release out a day early (build 136) once we realized that we were pretty much spent on energy for the week, given the unexpected all-nighters we were pulling to stabilize our infrastructure.

So what actually went live this week?

New and Improved Rapid Entry

  • rapid entry text field now accepts #tag notation for adding contexts inline
  • for example: finish this to do #work
  • or maybe: finish this too while you’re at it #personal #due next friday
  • or even this: clean out the attic #project #star
  • more to come

Desktop Browser UI Annoyances Fixed

  • clicking on “focus” star icon when editing a task no longer cancels out
  • project due / scheduled dates are now properly captured when editing via project view
  • rapid entry textfield no longer “freaks out” under certain conditions (chrome 9 specific)
  • new pretty inbox icon (this one’s for you @Slith_hideout)
  • some css niceties here and there

Invisible Underpinnings

  • recurring tasks engine (for unit testing in production)
  • parallel vs sequential tasks (ditto)

Looking forward to relaxing a bit this weekend, and then attacking our list of new features for the next release first thing on Monday. Thanks everyone for sticking with us.


  1. Max

    I’m so thankful for this great task manager. Do you plan on having an iPhone app?

  2. Mauro Minenna

    Now if only we could remigrate… and start using it :-)

  3. @Max – iphone, yes. it’s on the roadmap, but no hard date as yet.

    @mauro – yes, we know. working on a solution…

  4. Victor Hooi


    Awesome, fantastic to see you guys improving things so quickly.

    I’ll also add my voice to an Android app – that would be truly fantastic as well *grins*.

    The site is nice, and maybe it’s just our c*appy cellphone reception here in Australia, but it’s slow to load, and it’d be nice to have a native Android App, with full offline/sync support (I know the mobile site with LocalStorage is meant to provide offline/sync, but it’s still not snappy/responsive like a native app, for some reason).


  5. Gregory

    Wowwww… I used Nirvana a long time ago (few months), and N2 just blows that out of the water!

    Amazing work.

    I used to use RTM, but those guys don’t update anything anymore… I love how you guys actually have active development going on!

    Looking forward to more of you work (specifically the mobile Android app) and hope that you keep up the updates!

  6. sirthomas

    great job guys. next on my GTD list is to use Nirvana more frequently.

    tags in the quick-entry are a nice touch.

    — ditto request on an iphone app.

  7. David Drake

    Elbert, where are you guys with an Android app? There are a LOT of Android users out there and all of the data I have seen suggests that this is exponentially rising.

  8. Paul Blair

    *All* of the people in the beta invite queue? I, for one, still haven’t received an invite…

  9. David Drake

    Hi Elbert and Nirvana team,

    So what is on tap for the next upgrade? Are you guys on schedule for another release soon? Hope…hope… :)


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