New Get It Done Beta

January 16, 2017

Get It Done App

The beta of the new version of Get It Done is out now!

What is a beta and why?

The old version of Get It Done was developed way back in 2007 when the first iPhone came out. We have since made thousands of improvements and have 100,000+ users using it.

After 10 years, we needed to start fresh so that we can continue making the app better for the next 10+ years.

The new version is a completely new app. We took what we learned from our other app Manage It and created the new Get It Done app. This brings a lot of new functionality to Get It Done:

  • Real-time updates are pushed instantly to all of your devices
  • Google login
  • Attach Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Evernote, and Box files
  • Comments on tasks
  • Email tasks into the app using BCC
  • Inline preview of files
  • OSX app
  • iPhone/iPad/Android notifications
  • New free plan that syncs and backs up all of your devices
  • Group plans to allow you to add up to 35 people to the app for one low monthly price
  • Duplicating tasks
  • And much more…

But there is one small problem. In order for us to add all these new features, the old version of the app would be incompatible with the new version.

 

So now we will have 2 separate apps:

  • Get It Done Classic (the old version)
  • Get It Done v5 (the new version)

We will continue supporting the old version of the app for the foreseeable future but we will only be making improvements to the new version of the app.

If you are an old Get It Done user then you will need to create an account with the new app. You will have the option to start fresh and only enter what you need in the in new app or you can import your tasks and projects from the old Get It Done app.

For most people the transition should be seamless. The app looks and acts almost the same as the old version.

But there are some issues to be aware of when moving to the new version:

  • * All your ‘People’ also need to move to the new version
  • Different mobile apps
  • Recurring/scheduled tasks need to be set up again
  • Calendar subscriptions will be a new link
  • Emailing tasks to the app will be a new email address
  • New billing plans

To learn more about the differences click here.

 

And there are some things not 100% done yet in the beta but should be done soon:

  • Documentation: We have not yet completed the new support pages and documentation yet. Even though the app should act mostly the same, you may see some incorrect support pages.
  • Printing Task lists
  • Drag/Drop on a focus: Drag and drop a task on to the Inbox/Today/etc is not done yet but you can still move the task by clicking the “focus” button on the task.
  • Emailing tasks to a tag or project: You can add tasks with your email but we do not yet support the syntax to add to a particular tag or project.
  • English only: The app is only in English for now but we plan on releasing all the other languages shortly after launch.
  • Export to spreadsheet is not working yet

 

Frequently asked questions

How do I start using the new app?

  1. Just go to https://app4.getitdoneapp.com and create a new account.

How do I use the app on an iPhone or iPad?

  1. Go to https://app4.getitdoneapp.com in Safari on your iPhone or iPad. (I know this is hard, but after you learn this shortcut you’ll never have to type in this URL again.).
  2. At the bottom of the screen you’ll see an icon of an arrow coming out of a square, tap this button.
  3. You should see a few options. Tap the button “Add to Home Screen”.
  4. You’ll be asked to choose a name for the icon. Enter “Get It Done New” or whatever name you would like to use.
  5. When you’re done it will show up on your home screen and you’ll never have to type in the URL ever again. Just click the new icon to use the app.

What happens if I find something that is broken?

What happens to all my tasks in the old app?

  • Nothing, all your tasks are still there, these are 2 completely different apps. Anything you do in the new app will only affect the new app, anything you do in the old app will only affect the old app.

Can I still use the old version of the app?

  • Yes, the old app will still work exactly as it does today, nothing will change there. You should try to move to the new version of the app as soon as you can but we are not rushing you to do so.

How do I import my tasks from the old app?

  • To import your tasks and projects from the old app, click the “Export” button at the bottom of the app, then click “Import from old Get It Done”

I paid for the old app, do I have to purchase the new app too?

  • We will not charge you for both apps, if you purchase the new app just let us know you have a subscription with the old app and we will prorate your purchase. Because of our billing software, this can only be done after you purchase the new app.

Manage It January News

January 5, 2017

Manage It app

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great holiday. We just released our 5th major version of Manage It. There will be many new things to report in the upcoming weeks as we push out new features for you.

This week we would like to announce:

Repeating tasks

You can now use Manage It to create repeating tasks.

Here are a few examples of ways you might use repeating tasks in Manage It:

  • Create the task “Take out the garbage” and repeat every Wednesday.
  • Create the task “Wash the dog” 10 days after you complete the previous task.
  • Create the task “It’s my birthday” on April 2nd of every year.
  • Create the task “Check email” and repeat every day.

To make a task repeat, just click on the task then click the repeat button, this will open the Repeat Task dialog.

In the picture below, this will make the task repeat “Weekly” on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Also note that we will only create a new task if the previous repeating task that was completed:

Task recurring weekly

In the following example, we will create a new task for you 10 days after the previous one was completed. We will also only do this 5 times:

Task recurring after completion

You can also create repeating tasks, daily, monthly, and yearly by clicking the button at the top of the dialog.

Better Edit Task Dialog

We completely revamped the way you edit tasks. The new edit task dialog allows you to set due dates, add effort, assign tasks, view attachments, and comment from one place. We love how this works, we hope you do too:

Edit task

We hope that we make you just a little more productive with everything we are improving in the app.

As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions!

The Manage It Team
https://manageitapp.com

New Get It Done Beta!

December 21, 2016

We have been working very hard on a brand new version of our Get It Done and Manage It apps.

If you are a Get It Done user and would like to help us test the new beta of Get It Done, email us at beta@marcucio.com. Please include the email address you are currently using for Get It Done.

Thanks!

Mike

Beta Screenshot

Beta Screenshot

 

Beta Screenshot

Beta Screenshot

 

 

 

Manage It June News

June 28, 2016

June has been a busy month for the Manage It app and we have a lot planned for July as well.

Here are some of the new things we’ve added to help you be more productive:

  • Files tab shows you thumbnails of your files
  • Task attach menu shows you thumbnails of your files
  • Thumbnail preview of websites, Google Docs, Box, and Evernote
  • Much faster app

NEW! Thumbnail preview of files and websites

Last week we launched new thumbnail previews for your files and website links. If you click on the “Files” tab in your project you will now see thumbnails for all of your files, Google Docs, Evernote notes, box files, and website links. Here is a preview of what you will see:

Project files show you a thumbnail preview

 

Attach Menu Thumbnails

The “Attach” menu on your tasks will also show a preview of your files. We are finding that it is much more convenient to view the quick preview of your files in this menu then just a list of files. Here is what you might see when you click the paperclip icon on your task:

Project files show you a thumbnail preview

 

Better Thumbnail Support

We now create thumbnails for the following file types: website links, Google Docs, Box, Evernote, PDF, Videos, and images. We plan on continuously supporting more file previews as time goes on.

 

Faster app

We also put a lot of work into making the app even faster for you to use. We noticed a few slowdowns in past versions especially on mobile devices and we are now seeing 5X+ speed improvements on on many phones and tablets. If anyone out there experiences a slow app, please let us know the details so that we can look to fix the speed issues you are seeing.

 

We hope everyone is having a productive June. As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions!

The Manage It Team
https://manageitapp.com

Manage It May News

June 1, 2016

May was another busy month for the Manage It app and we have a lot planned for June as well.

Here are some of the new things we’ve added to help you be more productive:

  • More price reductions
  • New dark theme
  • Spreadsheet improvements

More price reductions 

You might have noticed that a few times a year we either lower pricing or or give you more for your current plan. As more companies use Manage It, our cost per company is lower so we pass the savings on to you. This month we lowered pricing significantly (more than 50%) for some of our top tier plans. If you are on one of these plans you will see a reduction in your monthly fee next month. Hopefully we can continue this trend and lower prices even more this year.

New dark theme

One of our most requested features is for you to have more theme options. This week we added a new “Dark” theme which should help those of you who have a hard time seeing the contrast of our “Light” theme. This feature is live on the web version and will come to your native apps some time this week. To give it a try just go to your settings and switch the theme. Here is a preview:

 

Dark Theme

Spreadsheet improvements

We also made some small improvements when you export your tasks to a spreadsheet. You now see the “Parent” task for any sub-task in your list. You will also see the task effort in the spreadsheet. Both of these suggestions came from companies like yours so please send us any feedback on how we can improve your app!

 

We hope everyone had a productive May. As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions!

The Manage It Team
https://manageitapp.com