Monthly archives of “July 2011

N2 Build 269 – Sequential vs Parallel

There is a new account setting for choosing how new projects should be created… either as sequential or parallel.  You can toggle projects between these two modes at any time, but it’s nice to be able to specify the type you use more often.  It wasn’t working, but now it is.  🙂

Account Settings
Account Settings

By the way… we’re experimenting with some code that tells N2 to check for version updates in the background every hour. With any luck build 269 should already been loaded into your cache, so a single refresh should do the trick.

N2 Build 268 – Hotfix for Firefox

If you are running Firefox and having troubles, read on.

Found a weird case with N2 Build 267 where Firefox was loading up without data… just an empty shell.  If you’ve experienced this, Don’t Panic!  🙂

Try this first:

  • refresh a few times until you see build 268 or higher

If that doesn’t seem to work:

  • go to the FF options, select the Advanced->Network tab
  • in the box at the bottom you’ll see a text box with “The following websites have stored data for offline use:” and there will be an entry for — select & remove that entry and click OK to close the options
  • refresh your browser until you see build 268 or higher
refresh until you see build 268 or higher

Props to Dinis for bringing this to our attention and to David for finding the fix.

N2 Build 267 – Tag Cloud and more

New N2 build 267 has been pushed live! (refresh as necessary)

Biggest new feature is the Tag Cloud. Want to see everything tagged across your entire account or selected area? The Tag Cloud is your new best friend. It works similar to any other GTD state list (inbox/next/someday) in that you click in the left navi, and tasks appear to the right. From there you can drill down via the context filtering bar at the top.

Left Navi

A nice UI improvement that came out of this is that new tasks and projects can now be created via a popup dialog, rather than inline if you so choose. Use the hot key ‘t’ to create a new task, ‘p’ to create a new project. The old hot key ‘n’ has a bit more magic behind it now… new tasks and projects are created inline where it makes sense, but a popup dialog is used in places where it doesn’t (such as in search results or tag cloud selection).

Creating a New Task

Here’s a snippet from the Build 267 release notes:

New Features and Improvements:

  • Tag Cloud
  • Relative Due Dates (due tomorrow, 3 days late)
  • New Task / Project dialogs as popup (hot keys ‘t’ and ‘p’ respectively)
  • Clicking Cancel when creating a new task no longer leaves a dangling task
  • Clicking Cancel when creating a new project no longer leaves a dangling project
  • Account Setting to create New Projects as either parallel or sequential by default
  • Firefox now does the html5 cache manifest thing to allow working offline
  • and more …

There’s a lot of code cleanup we’d been putting off for months that we finally decided to face (rather the tip-toe around). There’s still work to be done, but this feels like a major milestone.

For more details on improvements and bug fixes, our complete release notes are here: