Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Version 0.3 Releasing This Week!

We're nearly done with the development of version 0.3, which is mainly a bunch of improvements for each of the existing features. 

Notes now has a new interface and you can save all your notes in a file, apart from viewing all your notes in a single window rather than multiple different ones.

CompLock steals the spotlight in this version, with a major update. CompLock now includes "work cycles". A work cycle is basically composed of a work period where the computer is CompLocked, and a break period. You can specify the durations of the work and the break periods, and also the number of cycles. There are also preset options, which have been used by experts themselves.

The Flash Cards now gives more statistics about your learning progress after each session.

We're also adding a new feature to help you with your morning exercise. The exercise given has been scientifically proven to be the most effective, and it lasts just 8 minutes :) 

Productivity 0.3 will also be fully portable, so instead of a setup file you'll simply receive a portable version of the app itself in the download, and this will cut down the download size to around 25 MB, just over half the download size of the previous version.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Our Facebook Page!

Apart from working on the app itself, we're also in the process of setting up our online profile, and the next thing is a Facebook page!

To visit the page, click here. The Facebook page will be yet another source of updates about the app, so head over and like it!

Apart from updates, we will also post about tips for the best use of the features to fully maximize how efficiently you work.

 

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Version 0.2 Released!

After quite some testing and work, version 0.2 of Productivity has finally been released! Apart from the stuff we said we'd change in the previous post, we've also added a Relax feature as a kind of bonus. Go on, check it out!
The new version is available for download on Softpedia so make sure you try it out :) We've also given a portable version of the app in case you want to carry it on a USB drive, for instance.

Now, those of you who were reading between the lines might wonder what happened to version 0.1. Well, we leave that to you to speculate on ;)

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Version 0.1 Releasing Next Week!

Most of the work on version 0.1 is finally over, and it's almost time for release! After searching for and removing bugs and finishing off the Help section, the app will be sent to download sites to be updated. I can't confirm the exact release date, but it'll be done by next week. Here's a quick review of what you can expect new in the next version:
  • Bug fixes in ToDo List
  • Bug fixes in Sticky Notes
  • Bug fixes in Prioritize
  • Improvements to ToDo List - Sorting, overdue tasks grayed out, printing the list, removing overdue tasks, updating tasks
  • UI Changes
  • Additions to ToDo List - Task ID, Start Date, Gantt Chart
  • Improvement in Flash Cards - basic stats now given at end of session
  • Relax feature added
There is a Help section in case you're stuck with any of the features too :)

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Another Beta Release

Productivity version 0.1 Beta is already up for download on Softpedia, and contrary to what was planned earlier, there will be another beta release before the final version comes out. Please do note that the beta version has some incomplete features, but whatever is done should work properly. If you encounter any errors, please submit a bug report by commenting.
The first thing you’ll notice in the next beta is the new UI. It’s a cleaner and more easy to use UI than before, and we’ve also included a Help section to help you get started (not that you’ll need it). Here’s the new UI:


The major reason for releasing another beta is that we wanted some more feedback about the app so we can make it the way you want.
The most significant development has been done to the ToDo List feature, whose UI has also changed a bit.
Unfortunately we can’t confirm a release date yet, but we’ll surely let you know soon:)

Version 0.1 Beta!

Version 0.1 Beta was released just a few days back, and it gives you a few glimpses of what the app will provide you. Work on the new version is already going well.
It must be noted that the beta is still, well, a beta so it does have a few bugs and annoyances, but those will be fixed in the final version, version 0.1.
The beta includes five main features, CompLock, ToDo List, Sticky Notes, Flash Cards and Prioritize. Although CompLock is a fully stable and near complete feature, the others will be developed in the upcoming versions.
Productivity is still a new app so it might take some time to gain ground, but rest assured that it will happen at a good pace and that it will be better than the tools you currently use :)