N2 Build 221 – Sequential Projects & UNL

Cue (or queue) the singing angels… we have a Unified Next List. (hooooooooooooo) N2 Build 221 brings with it the ability to filter out everything but true next actions in the global Next view.

Next View Options

next view options

Switching your Next View Options to Unified List now displays:

  • all standalone next actions
  • all next actions from projects marked as parallel
  • only the top-most next action from projects marked as sequential

All you need to do is tell Nirvana whether your projects are parallel or sequential in nature. Here’s what we mean:

Parallel Projects

  • Parallel means tasks can be tackled in any order, or at the same time
  • Project View: tasks are separated by state (next/waiting/scheduled…)
  • Next View: all next items appear

Sequential Projects

  • Sequential means tasks should be done in sequence, e.g. task A must be accomplished before proceeding to task B
  • Project View: tasks are consolidated into one sortable list (except for someday)
  • Next View: only the top most next item is included

Project behavior can be modified via the full project edit view, or by right-clicking on a project in the left navi or main Projects listing.

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right-clicking is your friend

We’ve been playing with this for about a week and it’s already made a huge difference in providing clarity and reducing clutter.  We hope you like.

N2 Build 215 – Mobile Improvements

N2 build 215 was pushed to production moments ago. The most notable improvements appear in the mobile web app, including list filtering by time, energy, due items and tags. You can also adjust view settings for your focus and next lists, task counts, and (finally) collect completed items to the logbook. We’ve also reduced the logbook history to 2 weeks, mainly to reduce the rendering CPU burden on lower-powered mobile devices.  The logbook when accessed via the desktop browser version remains as it was.

On the desktop side we’ve fixed a number of bugs, most notably the “waiting-for” that would cancel out task editing when trying to assign a contact.  We’ve also restored underlying theming capabilities to bring back the N1 look and feel as an option.

Detailed release notes will be posted soon.

N2 Mobile Context Filtering This Weekend

Context filtering will finally arrive to N2 Mobile this weekend.  We’re going through final testing today / tomorrow, so expect a new build sometime late Saturday or Sunday. Another blog post will follow when it goes live.

This release will also see the restoration of the “white background” look and feel (desktop browser) that many N2 users miss from N1. You will be able to choose between the dark or light themes via the account settings panel.

On another note, some of you may have noticed that we quietly rolled out build 206 last week. This release went out in concert with a new API build, as we continue to wrestle with some edge-case sync issues a few people were experiencing. It was a non-event for most, but we’re glad that the affected accounts are (almost all) back to normal.

And we may be able to squeeze in a few other things if time allows.

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