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Transisto

Posted: Aug 01, 2010
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SRhyse

Posted: Aug 01, 2010
Score: 1



Posted by Transisto:
It's never been about whether it look nice or not to me or you,

Parts of the UI is "Obviously WRONG" not "Obviously Ugly"

It's about humans understanding how it work without cringing.



You were replying to :
The UI is a very key part of the functionality. Without it getting better the other features/functionality get lost in the mix.


Your opinion being :
Posted by Scott:
Seriously - I don't understand the issue with the UI.


READ THE F..... WHOLE THING !

If there are specific changes you'd like to be made to the UI, and have specific ways you think they could be implemented in such short spans of time as you've predicted, why not go into detail with them in this thread?

Why not draw them up, host 'em on image shack and post them in this thread for reference and inspiration? Why not just write up the specific steps to do it, making Toodledo-for-Transisto a reality within this very thread? If what you'd like to be accomplished is as easy and timely a matter as you seem to believe, erroneously or not, why not take matters into your own hands then?

Why not do something constructive and productive with your passion for it, rather than something you would do? It'd be a project to be sure, but I can recommend an online task manager service that could help manage it for you.


This message was edited Aug 01, 2010.
Scott

Posted: Aug 01, 2010
Score: 2



@Transisto,

Dude why are you swearing at me? Relax.

I understand the importance of a UI - I personally just don't find the UI in Toodledo to be wrong, or bad, or inefficient. I actually find it quite useful and generally pleasing compared to others I've used, hence why I continue to use it. I am a human (at least I'm pretty sure that's true) and I'm not sure I've ever cringed at anything in the UI. It works very well for me and I feel that any large scale changes to it would be counter productive to my use.

If you want to take my opinion as a challenge or something, well, I'm really sorry for you.

Cheers!

sb
Transisto

Posted: Aug 02, 2010
Score: 1



@SRhyse : That\'s about all I can do
I quickly reviewed my posts +200 to find dead simple to fix improvement.

First impression post, also explaining my frequest request of “dimming the useless” (linked above) at http://www.toodledo.com/forums/2/4321/0/web-interface-big-improvements-to-be-made.html
Again ,, and again… http://www.toodledo.com/forums/2/6555/-34771/a-little-fire-underneath-your-seat.html
For the visuals : … http://www.toodledo.com/forums/2/6555/-34879/a-little-fire-underneath-your-seat.html

Given there can be multiple tags I'd like the Multi-edit of tags not to override all previous tags.
There could be a select box "replace/Add" and the default behavior would be Add tags.
http://www.toodledo.com/forums/2/6475/0/multi-edit-of-tags-add-tag-vs-replace-tags.html

There is no keyboard shortcut for going to notebook and most importantly for adding a new note.
This is very unfortunately as the keyboard is what I often use for writing notes.
Could you please make the help link so it stand out from…Privacy | Conditions
Copyright © 2006-2010
http://www.toodledo.com/forums/2/6693/0/how-do-you-use-the-notebook-workflow-totally-broken.html


Toodle UI hard to use but when using keyboard shortcuts it become much more efficient.
Underlining the shortcut letter in the word is common practice, It would promote/suggest the use of shorcuts.
http://www.toodledo.com/forums/2/6439/0/suggest-underlining-the-shortcut-letter-ex-o-of-folder.html


Filtering out "<2Do Meta> ... </2Do Meta>"
http://www.toodledo.com/forums/2/5815/0/-.html


As a PRO subscriber I request this "iCal Tasks Import" upload button to accept a Google iCal URL. And an automatic or semi/automatic way to update gCal tasks into Toodledo. As Google does with your's.
Note : The Toodledo calendar is 99.9% useless comparing to google's one.
http://www.toodledo.com/forums/2/5471/0/automatic-import-from-google-calendar-to-toodledo.html


(iPhone app REVERT!)I'd like to add that the sync button should return to the first page, Or make it so that tapping setting twice would sync.
Think of all the people that make a modif on the web then leave the house. with the app running 100% of the time...
Well,,, if all 5 todo app I use have "sync" on the bottom bar, It should be a reason.......
http://www.toodledo.com/forums/2/6379/-35101/more-efficient-use-of-screen-space-in-toodledo-app-plea se.html


Fantastic, The most useful update in the last 6 month,
Question to dev : How is it any harder to make the "Trash", The "Lego", The "Note" ect, To be movable around by drag and drop like all other columns eg: "Timer" ?
http://www.toodledo.com/forums/1/6285/-33221/new-action-button-and-moving-note-icons.html


(iPhone App)
All TD 3rd party iPhone apps I use are using email to send task by mail to others with a single click link to import them properly formatted.
I can send as many task in one email and it include everything even sub-tasks.
It use this easy to understand format, : <twodo://%7B%22dueDate%22%3A12745....... (2do)
http://www.toodledo.com/forums/2/6123/-32443/sharing-tasks.html


ON, parsing-human-written-date-and-time-information
…I agree, at least it should understand 14h being 14:00
PS: Tons of public REGEX rules already exist for that
http://www.toodledo.com/forums/2/5767/-30427/hour-entry.html


Epic thread. See Vin Thomas : http://www.toodledo.com/forums/2/4003/-29089/seriously-how-about-that-design.html


an url into witch we add a %s for a firefox quick search ?
http://www.toodledo.com/forums/2/5409/-28813/is-there-a-url-for-the-add-task-screen.html


From this very thread: … (space the sh|t out of the top sections)
Actualy the " | " delimiter (read as I) is worst than a triple space. And Dimming some useless text or adding some spacebar shouldn't take months to do. http://pkoi.ca/ffftoood.png
These simple little design mistake are plain WTF ?
Just 2 min ago I had the experience of searching for 30 sec while on the phone for the CALENDAR word.
http://www.toodledo.com/forums/3/4649/-27879/please-hire-a-ui-designer.html


6 Month ago… “Although I paid for few years of pro up front, and dove into it head first with 200+ task, I'm back to searching for a better alternative to toodledo, In the 5 month I've been here I've seen no update except some filter in the iPhone app that I find of little use, … It look like the whole project is now into Analysis paralysis mode. In the forum I've seen some 50 or more "Thanks for the suggestion ,,, This is on our todo list."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analysis_paralysis The product is priced right but I personally wouldn't mind paying 15 monthly for a better product Or a feeling that it's going to get better at some point.

A monthly newsletter with updates on progress, however small they are, would give me some hope.
http://www.toodledo.com/forums/6/4651/-27561/payin-for-toodledo.html


… … … Make NO DATE bigger / bold
http://www.toodledo.com/forums/2/5071/-27263/date-window.html


Liked this one … … Ps: The guy is GONE…
“You guys need to fix your start up user experience cause your losing a large percentage of customers who signup and never use your service cause they can't work out how to add one single task to the todo list.”
http://www.toodledo.com/forums/2/4575/-24311/wow-your-losing-alot-of-customers-fix-the-user-interface.html


This message was edited Aug 02, 2010.
SRhyse

Posted: Aug 02, 2010
Score: 6



@Transisto

I'd already read most of your posts and was familiar with them when I posted previously; what I suggested was something you hadn't yet done in any of your forum contributions.

Put another way, most of your posts/threads follow this basic scheme-

1- I hate 'this and that'
2- Make it 'this'
3- You suck Toodledo, 'a monkey could do this it's so easy and obviously in need of a thorough doing'

I was calling out the latter portion of what tends to be your third beat, the 'a monkey could do this it's so easy and obviously in need of a thorough doing' part. Since you seem very sure of that third beat, why not do the work of the monkey yourself, or make it easier for more qualified people to do? Why not go into detail and write verbatim how you'd go about doing it? Seems like it'd save you and the forum alot of grief about it if it all stirs you up so much, and you're already putting in the time in a way that has yet to lead to a positive outcome.


This message was edited Aug 02, 2010.
edjose

Posted: Aug 05, 2010
Score: 1



I've used nearly every task manager on the App Store, and was a long-time Remember the Milk user. I skipped over Toodledo many times because of the UI. I finally took the plunge a couple of weeks ago and am VERY impressed with the depth of the app. I do think there's room for UI improvement, if for no other reason than to make the app more attractive to first-time users.

No, it's not "sexy", but it is very functional. In fact, this week, I scratched an exigent task from my list: "Find a great GTD application".
rickg.chicago

Posted: Aug 05, 2010
Score: -1



I too am new. I use this on my iPad, Droid and Mac. Only request I have is on iPad. First, can the right column disappear if no task is selected. I find it distracting to have a task up that I'm not working on. Even a "done" bottom that takes me to a whole page "main" display would be ok.
Second, how about a "hide completed" option? I'm one of those clean desktop people. I like to have no distractions - just what I'm working on visible. Which in tis case is either the list or a specific task. Thanks,
PeterW 

Posted: Aug 05, 2010
Score: -1



Posted by edjose:
I've used nearly every task manager on the App Store, and was a long-time Remember the Milk user. I skipped over Toodledo many times because of the UI. I finally took the plunge a couple of weeks ago and am VERY impressed with the depth of the app. I do think there's room for UI improvement, if for no other reason than to make the app more attractive to first-time users.

Yes, I fully agree. An updated UI would probably keep new users longer and expanding the user base will be good for all of us.

Given that your newish to Toodledo, you might not have noticed that there are some free user scripts available that can dress up the website and make it more appealing. For these to be used you have to be using FireFox with the free Stylish add-in or Chrome. Check out this web page: http://userstyles.org/styles/browse/toodledo.com and the two I would recommend are "Toodledoish" and "Toodledo Me Too".

And there is a user who has setup something similar for IE - search the forums for "Toodledo Distraction Free".
aaron.perrell

Posted: Aug 09, 2010
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Captain_Obvious

Posted: Aug 12, 2010
Score: 0



@aaron.perrell

As this is already 90 post long, I don't know to whom you are saying "Shut it, bi4ch and moan about how ugly, Go buy it, Nut up or Shut up!"

If you read the whole thread you might see that some great though and effort went into finding ways to improve specific part of the interface. As a UI designer do you have thoughts on any of them ?

Except maybe for "go to userscripts.org" and "dust off your CSS" your post bring very little.

Edit: I must agree you post fits with the poor title (rant).


This message was edited Aug 12, 2010.
TheGriff

Posted: Aug 12, 2010
Score: 3



First official request to have this thread locked by Toodledo.

I'd also like a way to block certain user's posts from my view. Quite sick of seeing negative, non-productive crud.

Thanks in advance...
mco

Posted: Aug 12, 2010
Score: -1



Posted by rickg.chicago:
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Second, how about a "hide completed" option? I'm one of those clean desktop people. I like to have no distractions - just what I'm working on visible. Which in tis case is either the list or a specific task. Thanks,


You can do that already... it's my default.
Irklak

Posted: Aug 14, 2010
Score: 1



I agree the ui needs work. Functional, yes. Pretty, no. But again, it is functional in most ways.

If you are an iPad user I would try Pocket Informant. Works with toodledo perfectly and looks fantastic. IMHO.
rick

Posted: Aug 23, 2010
Score: 2



I am new to Toodledo and have to agree with you all. This is a great product but could easily be an almost perfect product if you could update your interface. Also recommend that you allow attachments to show in the iPad version and please please accomodate Evernote.
Rich

Posted: Nov 03, 2010
Score: 1



Please just hire Douglas Bowman as a consultant to knock this out.
Stephen Gregor

Posted: Nov 18, 2010
Score: -1



I totally agree, the UI for Toodledo completely sucks...wish you guys would listen to us and improve it.
Bruno FTS

Posted: Nov 22, 2010
Score: -1



Posted by aaron.perrell:
...With that in mind I went over to userscripts.org, searched for toodledo and found a few dozen user designed interface scripts, and now my toodledo inbox looks like Things. It took 30 seconds, and the problem is solved.
!

Dear Aaron,
that sounds encouraging, but I am a humble importer of organic rice so there is No CSS to dust off.
Could you provide a script or something we would run in Firefox or Crome and have the nicer UI that is somewhere out there on userscripts?
Thanks
Bruno


This message was edited Nov 22, 2010.
Steve

Posted: Nov 22, 2010
Score: -1



What I don't get is why Toodledo don't simply integrate the many third-party CSS files as skins. Obviously, with permission of the authors. Very easy to implement, instant results, then keep working on long term usability improvements.
PeterW 

Posted: Nov 22, 2010
Score: 1



Posted by Steve:
What I don't get is why Toodledo don't simply integrate the many third-party CSS files as skins. Obviously, with permission of the authors. Very easy to implement, instant results, then keep working on long term usability improvements.

Yes indeed!
Andrew A

Posted: Nov 23, 2010
Score: -1



@bf for firefox.... as Aaron said, UserStyle.org

http://userstyles.org/styles/browse/all/https:%2F%2Fwww.toodledo.com

For both Firefox and Chrome...
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