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.
Check out the demo to see it in action. Like what you see? Help us get the word out by sharing it…
Phase 1 of our Evernote integration was our Christmas gift to you. It allowed you to easily turn any Evernote into a to-do. Earlier this week, we made “Phase 2: Evernote Lists”, available to all of you.
Evernote Lists automatically search the private notebooks in your connected Evernote account and show all of the notes that match their configuration (if you’re already using Gmail Lists that should sound pretty familiar). Check out this short video to see them in action:
If you’ve tried our Gmail integration, you’ve seen how we track your email to-dos. But what if you don’t use Gmail or you have a combination of mail services? Well, if we don’t have an integration for your mail system of choice yet, now you can just forward any email into Krumplr. It’s also handy on mobile; anything you can share via email you can send to your to-do list.
Creating a to-do by email is as easy as sending a message to the special email address we create for every Krumplr account.
If you are like us, you get your fair share of emails every day. Some of them cause real work. Work that you better track on your to-do list. For example, answering John will take up sufficient time so that you have to plan for it.
Early on, Krumplr started providing you with simple ways to turn a single gmail message into a to-do. You made good use of that. A few days ago we took the next step: Gmail lists. Gmail lists automatically search your gmail account and show all messages that match the list’s configuration. Nothing left for you to do manually.
Earlier this week, we released phase 1 of our Evernote integration. Connect your Evernote account to Krumplr, and you can now add Evernote notes to your lists. Perfect for those notes that need followup or that are really just detailed to-dos.
With the addition of this integration, Krumplr now allows you to bring together your Gmails, Quip documents, and Evernote notes into a single place where you can organize and prioritize them together!
If the contents of our spam folders, the browser ads we pretend not to see, and the decorations in the stores are any indication, ‘the season’ is upon us. Yes, we’re talking about ‘List Season’… With that in mind, the elves here have been hard at work to bring you some holiday cheer and make it really simple to manage those holiday wish lists for you and all of your friends and family. Continue reading
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