February 1, 2017
The all new Get It Done task app is here!
Get It Done was developed way back in 2007 before the first iPhone came out. We have since made thousands of improvements and have hundreds of thousands of 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.
For those who never used Get It Done, it is an easy to use app to help you manage your tasks. Based off of the book “Getting Things Done” we made an app that works in your web browser, and mobile device.
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
- Comment on tasks
- Email tasks into the app (BCC works now!)
- 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…
So now we will have 2 separate apps:
- Get It Done Classic (the old version)
- Get It Done 5 (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 things 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 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
From the surface, Get It Done 5 looks mostly the same as Get It Done Classic so it should be an easy transition. You already know how to use it!
But we added lots of little things to make your life easier. One of them is an option to add tasks to the top or bottom of the list. Just click the arrow to the left of the add task field to change your preference. This seems like a small change but it can save you a lot of time.
One of the bigger improvements in Get It Done 5 is attachments. You can now attach photos, files, Dropbox, Evernote, OneDrive, and Google Drive files to your tasks.
Your task view is greatly improved too. You can preview your attachments from here without clicking anything. We will show you previews of many types of files including photos, Google Drive files, Evernote notes, and more.
When you click on the file thumbnail, you will get a much larger view without leaving the app.
You can also now comment on tasks. At the bottom of the task dialog you will see a section where you can add your comments. If you assigned someone this task they will also receive an email when you leave a comment. They can comment back by using the app or replying to the email.
One of our favorite new features of Get It Done 5 is the ability to take a photo on your computer or mobile device and attach it to a task. This is a great way to quickly add context to your task.
There is a lot more that has changed and we will go into more detail in future posts. Stay tuned!
How do I start using the new app?
- Just go to https://app4.getitdoneapp.com and create a new account. If you purchased the old app you will have to also purchase the new app because the plans changed slightly. After you purchase send us an email and we will give you a prorated refund so that you are not double charged.
Where can I find the new apps to download to my phone or computer?
What happens if I find something that is broken?
- Use the “Contact Us” link in the app and let us know what you found.
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 “Import/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?
- You will need to purchase the new app because the plans changed slightly. After you purchase send us an email and we will give you a prorated refund so that you are not double charged.
What are the differences between the new and old apps?