We have been quiet – as we have a tendency of doing – as we’ve been cranking out the next big release (yes we know… it’s be a long time in the works). Today we pleasantly got pulled out from under our headphones and away from our computers as we just had our first office drop in! Nirvana Community regular Lassares (aka Alain Lesage) dropped by to see what was going on, to meet us in person and, to our delight, told us how much he loves Nirvana and how he is happily and patiently waiting for the next release. Must say it’s pretty cool to meet a user face to face.
Thanks for all your Community contributions and for stopping by, Alain! We appreciate it immensely. À la prochaine!
I was going to title this post “Just Released!” but that wouldn’t be accurate as Areas of Focus has been live via the desktop and mobile web apps for about a week now. Why didn’t we announce this last week? Well, we wanted to test it in the wild first since it is a pretty big feature and we wanted to get some preliminary feedback from those who organically discovered the new feature. So far so great, as the suggestions and feedback we’ve been receiving are what we expected and have been fantastic. Keep ‘em coming!
Check out the Areas of Focus tutorial here:
Read and Join the community discussion here:
We are delighted to announce our very first Nirvana Community Rock Star! Please give a big round of applause for Proximo (aka Damian Castillo).
On his own accord, Proximo has dedicated umpteen hours of his personal time to assist fellow community members—answering questions, posting tips about GTD, creating screen-casts on how he uses Nirvana—and many of his suggestions for feature improvements have already found their way into the live site. He’s been an avid supporter of Nirvana from the get go and has been like another member of the Nirvana Support Crew (often beating us to the punch at answering people’s questions!). We thought it important to acknowledge his past, and his continuing, efforts to support us and the Community as a whole.
A former US Army Soldier, a Computer Aided Design (CAD) admin manager and a family man, we aren’t surprised that he’s disciplined in keeping himself organized and getting things done. We asked Proximo about his search for the ultimate solution to keep organized:
Life can pull at you from many different directions and demands many things from you. GTD showed me how to capture all my commitments, focus clearly, view things from many angles and allow me to make trusted choices at any moment to achieve productivity in a relaxed way.
Although I implemented GTD into my life, I was always struggling with finding a good system I could rely on that would also be easy to use. I tried a bunch of desktop software and on-line services but never found something that was simple, functional that also implemented GTD correctly.
Then I found Nirvana and my search was over.
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Nirvana goes on at 7:25 PM, in front of 500 of Montreal’s best and brightest. 5 minute pitch followed by 5 minute Q&A. Come if you’re in town and cheer Elbert on, or send us good vibes from wherever you are. Also presenting, @shwowp, @backfed, @swixhq and @akoha. Keynotes by David McClure and Andy Nulman.
A quick note to say that while we’ve been monitoring community posts, support requests and tweets while attending SXSW here in Austin, Texas (lovely weather BTW), our ability to respond has been a bit hampered. We’ll be back in the office and at full force later this week. Thanks for understanding.