Bill Gates reads a lot. So does Warren Buffet. Elon Musk devoured books when he was younger. I don’t know if he still does, since I haven’t yet finished reading “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future”.
Keeping up-to-date requires reading, usually a lot of reading. Blogs, articles, books. It doesn’t matter if you have your own business, manage people, or if you are an intern – we all want to read more. But as we all know, getting reading done is tricky. The days are too short and reading competes with all the other things we need to do.
“I always look for ways to get more things done in the time I have.” We hear this sentence a lot, particularly from leaders. It sounds good but it’s not quite right. What we’re really looking for is that warm fuzzy feeling of satisfaction. The satisfaction that we got things done, that we moved things forward, and that those things mattered the most. The satisfaction that we gained insights and now have more clarity. That makes us happy, at least a little bit.
Ok, that may be a slight exaggeration. I’ll concede that Mark Korir (and many others), crossed the finish line ahead of Krumplr and me this past April 12th. But for me, Krumplr was the real winner.
iOS 8 introduced sharing as one way for users to share the data they look at in one app with another app. You can, for example, add the article you found in a Flipboard magazine to your Krumplr reading list without leaving Flipboard. You also can turn a tweet into a Krumplr to-do right in Tweetbot. Sharing works in Flipboard and Tweetbot and Thousands of other apps. It is a great and simple way to feed your favorite apps information you have in other places.
Over the last couple of weeks we made a series of changes to the Krumplr user interface. One set of changes is focused on the first-time experience. We wrote about those in our recent post All Aboard! Another set of changes is focused on the everyday experience.
If you’ve been following along on our journey, you know that we’ve been pouring all our energy into making a great to-do manager. One that understands that you are using many applications that contain to-dos in one form or another and shows you all of them. So we’ve not only been continuously adding function and polish to our iOS and web apps but we’ve also been adding support for more sources of to-dos.
As we’ve moved forward with enhancing Krumplr, we’re also aware of a couple realities:
- Our iOS app didn’t make any effort to convince people to create an account once they had downloaded the app from the app store.
- Ours users had to figure out how to connect other sources of to-dos on their own. We didn’t really help them, even when they were new.
We made a conscious decision to focus on building function before tackling these problems. But with the features we’ve added recently – dynamic lists connected to Gmail, Evernote, Asana, and Quip and the ability to forward emails into Krumplr – we hit a tipping point where our capabilities really called for a better getting started experience.
That’s right, Asana tasks have joined the list of to-dos that Krumplr can bring together for you! Add Asana to your linked accounts in Krumplr, and you can add individual Asana tasks to any of your Krumplr lists or simply type ‘@asana’ to create a list that automatically contains all of your uncompleted Asana tasks across all of the workspaces and projects you have access to. Of course, you can also create multiple Asana lists and configure them to show you just what you want to see.
Asana support is available today at krumplr.com and in our latest app release for iOS.
Check out the demo to see it in action. Like what you see? Help us get the word out by sharing it…