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[Mac app] New update with a bunch of new things and fixes

Hi everyone,

Jerome here, we’re still very busy at Producteev. We’ve just released an updated version of our Mac App (after staying 2 months under review at Apple!).

See below what’s new:

+ Because security matters, our app is now sandboxed! The Producteev app runs in its private and safe environment.
All your previous files and datas will be moved to the secured location during the first launch.

+ See your cross-workspaces notifications in the new “Overview” section of the Notification Window.

+ Keyboard shortcuts are real time savers: You can now use cmd+W or Esc key to close “Add a new Task” and “Notifications” windows

+ We slightly redesigned the collaborators windows, we hope you’ll like it.


+ Better “Reset Data” feature: No need to be logged in anymore and allows you to delete all the Producteev’s files on your Mac (Prefs, Databases, Caches).

+ Even if you don’t have Growl installed on your computer, you’ll be able to see local notifications.

We also fixed a few things, here is a non-exhaustive list :

- Main Window invisible (off the screen) after launch

- It was impossible to click on/select the scrollbar in some areas of the Task panel.

- “Create a Subtask” text field is no longer reset after a sync.

- Keyboard shortcut for 4* is now working.

- Freeze on Snow Leopard if trying to delete the last subtask.

- Font misaligned while editing a Label

- Color of workspace title in Task List for selected row in the Overview.

Hope you’ll like that update, download it here : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/producteev/id450283360?mt=12

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New on the Web App: New design, more space, task followers (Hot!)

 Hi everyone,

Ilan here, I am very excited about a couple of announcements:


We’ve been trying to improve the design of our task detail (the third panel on the right) for a little while. We’ve received requests about the lack of space on the right, especially for the “Note” section. So, there you go, we made it MUCH better.


We’ve improved the layout and the way some of our features were presented, we put some in the top banner of the task detail, and the most important ones in the center of this panel, that is to say: due dates, assignation, label, priority and notes.

We’ve also added 20% more space to the task panel. But we thought we could still do better to let you enjoy collaboration around Notes in a better way.


You can now put your Notes on each task in “Full Screen”, and that’s awesome. No more explanation needed I guess, just way more space for discussions around tasks.



We had that feature baking for a while, you could already add followers to a task by mentioning people (@john for instance) in the note section, but it wasn’t enough.


Now, if anyone from your team needs to be aware of changes around a task, without being in charge of it, this feature is for you.

Example: there are five people in your team. You’re Bill, the CEO, there’s John, the manager below you, and there are 3 people, directly working with John: Sarah, Jack and Phil. If you want to assign a task to Sarah, and simply want John to be able to track that task, add him as a follower, and let the magic happen.

The follower of a task gets notified when a note is posted, there’s a change in the assignee or when the task gets checked off.

You can easily unfollow any task by mousing over the “following” button which turns into “unfollow”.

Anyone can add one of his colleagues as a follower of a task.

For many users, this feature will totally replace a “multi-assign” functionality.


We keep working on improving your experience on each of the platforms we’re supporting, hope you like this one guys!

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Mac app Update! Subtasks are here, New design, and more

You’ve been waiting for it, it’s here!

We’ve just updated the Mac app with a couple of new things and fixes :

- Subtasks!

Yes you can now create, sync, edit, delete and rearrange subtasks from the Mac App


- New Design: faster, simpler, whiter, better


Improved Collaboration filters: It now behaves like the web app. Click on your avatar top left to change the view

- A bunch of bugs are now fixed, like crash at logins for some users, and little improvements here and there.

Update it here : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/producteev/id450283360?mt=12

If you like it, please rate us 5 stars, it does help a lot!


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Producteev launches new apps for Android, iPhone, Web and Windows!

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NEW YORK, NY, January 24, 2012  – Producteev, a leading cross-platform task management provider for teams and individuals, today unveiled a slew of new apps that are more hyper-connected through cloud services, desktop OSs and mobile devices. Now available as a web app, iPhone and Android mobile app, and Windows and Mac desktop app, Producteev is moving closer to its goal of enabling universal task management. Today, people need to create and store tasks across a multitude of platforms, devices, services and locations from email and IMs to voicemails and notes, traversing cloud services and sites on work-based PCs to personal laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Leveraging the cloud, Producteev’s new apps sync, capture and manage tasks and to-do lists across the broadest list of platforms, devices, cloud services, and locations.  


Android App : Download here : https://market.android.com/details?id=com.producteev.android.alpha22

Note: it’s a public beta, we know the app is not full featured yet, but it’s already a VERY good start, and will keep improving from now on.



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iPhone App : Available here : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/producteev/id306289289?mt=8

New UI, new back synchronisation engine (no more sync issues!), new features!


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Windows Desktop App : Download here : http://hostedapps.producteev.com/windows/producteev-windows-v1.zip

First app on Windows Desktop, let us know what you guys think!


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New Web App : 

New UI, new features like sub-tasks, printable task lists, integration with TaskRabbit, cross-workspace notifications, cross-workspace search, new onboarding process for teams, and so on and so forth. Just log on and try it out!


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This is what we’ve been baking for you guys for the past few months, hope you like it!

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Beloved Mac Desktop App FAQs

After launching Producteev for Mac just two weeks ago, we’ve gotten a lot of awesome feedback – thank you! Things like:


There’s been a surge of questions lately, so we wanted to address those while working on the next update.Producteev for Mac crashes at launch?Deleting ~/Library/Preferences/com.producteev.Producteev.plist should do the trick

I signed up for Producteev with Facebook, Yahoo, Google / Google Apps and don’t know my password to login to the app?We wanted to have our apps out to you as soon as possible! =) As such, unfortunately, some of our apps don’t have single sign on integrated yet. If you originally signed up with facebook, yahoo, google/google apps, and try to use another app (like Mac, Astrid, iPhone, etc.), you’ll have to create a password in order to proceed. Select the ‘forgot password?’ link on the website homepage and enter your email login. Follow the email prompts to create your password. You will then be able to access all apps.

I’m loving your Mac app. Is there an iPad app on the roadmap, and, if so, when is it planned for?An iPad app has been started, but there is no planned release date yet. Follow our twitter for updates. Some of us at the office are pushing just as hard as you are, though =)

Are you going to update the iPhone app soon to coordinate with super cool desktop app?Yes, we have started working on an update to the iPhone app.


And there are many more exciting things to come down the road for Producteev. Stay connected for more information =)



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Say Hello to Producteev for Mac

We just had a baby! Say hello to Producteev for Mac, currently available in the Mac App Store.

This was truly a labor of love, taking nearly nine months from start to completion. We’re so proud of our new addition to the Producteev app family that, like many beaming new parents, we’re sharing photos with the world!

Join us in welcoming the beautiful Producteev for Mac app, and download it now. And give us some love with a wonderful App Store review! :D

A special thanks goes out to all our beta testers — you really helped the last couple of weeks. We appreciate you!

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Managing a swift & beautiful user interface

Team Spotlight: Julien Rousseau — UI designer, front-end developer, pixel surgeon

fave features: 

  • separate workspaces
  • starring system
  • hot! tasks

key benefits:

  • effortless collaboration between Design & Development
  • keeping track of little details
  • rapid push

Producteev is my sidekick in our quest to build a sleek graphic interface. Design has sort of evolved to create user interfaces packed with little details. Beyond the inherent creativity, the design process now includes organization and structure, as implementation is being considered during product development. A task management application is essential for these purposes and in our case, Producteev improves the flow involved with design. 


A place for everything
We created workspaces for the developer team to integrate the user interface. At the moment, I’m working on the official Producteev Mac Desktop application. I share the workspace “Producteev/Mac” with a developer and our product manager. Tom, the developer, notifies me of missing elements. In turn, I ask him to tweak UI elements that need improvement. We do constant iteration on all of the UI elements, and the end result is a polished, sleeker interface.

Anytime we notice something that needs to be redesigned, we add the task in our Producteev workspace. This goes both ways, and no modifications are lost in translation. As an added safety, the product manager makes sure all tasks are completed and smashes every bug in sight. 

I prefer to focus on the tasks at hand and spend time designing (versus managing tasks), so I force myself to use only a handful of labels. I usually have between 5-8 in a workspace, and I try to make task titles get straight to the point. This way, I can do more in shorter time. 

Everything in its place
The starring system is the secret weapon of our slick interface and tells us what to do next. Tom adds 5-stars to all features currently in development. My job at that point is to design the feature and make sure Tom has all the elements in place so he can start work. Producteev keeps us totally in sync, and we don’t lose any time waiting on our partners to catch up.

I have a few ongoing projects with the rest of the developer team as well. I stay on top of them by watching my hot! tasks and completing to-dos by priority. For me, this works much better than setting deadlines!

The really awesome thing about our current project — the mac desktop app — is that the task list is getting shorter and shorter. It will soon be available for your viewing pleasure! ;)

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Updated : Create a Mac desktop app using Fluid

Quick hack we wanted to share with you while we’re working on the real desktop versions of Producteev.

How to create a desktop application from the web app thanks to Fluid.

Just watch the following screencast to get your answer!

Update #1: Special gifts for you, two icons you could use for the desktop app

Update #2: For more information about Prism from Mozilla (that lets you do this from your PC), check the first comment to this post!

Update #3: For those who reported bugs with the Fluid app, make sure you click that option : http://www.screencast.com/users/brainyone/folders/Jing/media/e2072c79-628d-46…

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