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Alan

Posted: Mar 27, 2013



Is there a keyboard shortcut to add subtasks?
Alan

Posted: Mar 02, 2013



Posted by Jake:
Posted by Alan:
AND, this is just a design change. There is no new functionality here.


We added a bunch of new functionality in this redesign. Quick-add, improved filters, iPad sidebar, faster subtask adding, html notes just to name a few. Here is the complete list: http://www.toodledo.com/forums/1/16121/-76545/read.html


Jake. Can you address the issue regarding the small size of buttons and menu items on iPad? Unless you have small fingers, it truly is difficult to accurately push on them. What is the reason why the app was designed this way, leaving so much unused real estate on the iPad screen?


This message was edited Mar 02, 2013.
Alan

Posted: Feb 28, 2013



I have to say that with all of the advice to upgrade, downgrade, use manual installations, try the mobile version, etc, etc, etc.....I appreciate the suggestions and the help, but this is ridiculous. Why should have I have to jump through oops to use an app and system like this?

AND, this is just a design change. There is no new functionality here. As others have said, TD got kudos before because of its intuitive design and ease of use, despite a somewhat complicated system running behind it all.

Now, that's gone. Buttons are too small for many. Fonts are too small according to many users. It can take more steps to get to certain functions. I just do not see what this upgrade has accomplished beyond alienating many users and turning this thread into a bit of a battle.

Earlier today, I extended my pro subscription, but it's just a few bucks, really, and I'm still looking around. TD had lots of bells and whistles I only used occasionally, and so this upgrade has given me the opportunity to re-evaluate my needs to search for another system which works and doesn't require me to resort to a stylus, or have to put on my reading glasses to check tasks and navigate around.

I think I'm out of here soon. Driving away loyal customers with no guarantee that new ones will come along to replace them. Especially after reading this thread.

What a bizarre business strategy!


This message was edited Feb 28, 2013.
Alan

Posted: Feb 27, 2013



Posted by Christoph Dollis:
What about downgrading to the previous version as I have done? It would certainly be a lot easier than switching to another service and it seemed that was working out well for you (as it was and is for me).


Well, that's a fair question (and suggestion). How does one go about downgrading?

Look, I didn't mean to come down hard on TD - I know I did, but I'm totally perplexed about how anyone can look at some of these improvements and consider them to be that. Areas on screens to touch are smaller and required more concentration. It's less intuitive. Actions that took a few screen clicks to get to before now take more. And for me, I just don't get how one can have the option to design something great for the iPad, with its larger screen size which has so much potential, and reduce the buttons to get through menus down to a point that they are smaller than what they were. Seriously -- if you don't have tiny fingers, you almost need a stylus to use it, just to navigate. And then you look at the screen itself and see nothing but blank space encompassing, in some cases, over what appears to be a third of the screen. I can't figure it out.

Anyway, if downgrading is easy and the previous version will continue to work then I could hang around, but it's fair to assume that within a few months, the old version will be no longer be supported, and I'll end up feeling like I've invested in TD again for no reason.

I just can't get around the silliness of some of the design elements. I see no point to it. Many others feels the same way.


This message was edited Feb 27, 2013.
Alan

Posted: Feb 27, 2013



I've been a fan of Toodledo for a couple of years, leaving RTM and doing my best to promote Toodled on Facebook, G+ and to friends and family. That has now come to an end.

I hate this update.

I agree with most of the negative comments posted already. No need to rehash most of it, but in my opinion, the iPad design is just plain stupid. You have a large screen to play with. And yet, Toodledo mostly squeezes itself into a smaller portion of the screen, with smaller buttons than the rest of the display, making it very difficult to not only read, but to use. It makes no sense.

Anyway, I won't go over the details that others have posted. Suffice it to say that my Toodledo account is about to expire and I will not renew. I'm considering a return to RTM. Still looking around at alternatives.

I suspect the objective of this upgrade was not to drive customers away, but it seems that this is what is happening. How unfortunate.


This message was edited Feb 27, 2013.
Alan

Posted: Dec 03, 2012



Posted by Alan:
Posted by mco:
Appigo seems to have stumbled with their latest releases as well. Read the reviews carefully and decide if that's really what you want to do.


Good advice. Thanks.


OK - this was actually great advice. Obviously, ToDo isn't the same app as it was a year or so ago. I'll stick with Toodledo and await the fixes. Or use the mobile site for a while. The fonts seem to be easier to work with on the mobile site.
Alan

Posted: Dec 03, 2012



Personally, I don't expect the mobile version of a site to work or look the same as a dedicated app. If that were the case, why have a dedicated app, especially since you can use the mobile site offline anyway.
Alan

Posted: Dec 03, 2012



Posted by mco:
Appigo seems to have stumbled with their latest releases as well. Read the reviews carefully and decide if that's really what you want to do.


Good advice. Thanks.
Alan

Posted: Dec 03, 2012



Well, I for one have had enough. I'm switching to Appigo's "ToDo" app to sync with Toodledo, and I will decide soon if I'm going to stick with Toodledo completely. I may no longer need it, but I still think it's the best web-based task manager around.
Alan

Posted: Nov 29, 2012



Lots of great new stuff, but a couple of issues at first glance:

- As others have stated, would like to be able to change font sizes.

- I find the color scheme (or lack of such) really drab and actually, all of the grey tones are hard on the eye and difficult to work with due to a lack of contrast. It would be great if we had optional color themes we could enable or disable.

- I really find the "priority" color bar thing a bit too large related to the rest of the information, but more importantly, the colors don't work. Medium is an orange, while Top is red. That's problematic, because the colors are too close to each other and they don't stand out.

I still can't understand why some kind of quick-type entry hasn't been enabled on Toodledo, both on the iOS apps and on the main webpage. One of your "bovine" competitors has this working nicely -- you just start typing into the quicktype section using a few key symbols and the various parameters of new tasks can be easily chosen. After all of this time, I don't get whey Toodledo hasn't developed this.


This message was edited Nov 29, 2012.
Alan

Posted: Jul 12, 2012



$1.25/month or $0.04/day is hardly unreasonable. Just sayin'.
Alan

Posted: Feb 10, 2012
From Topic: Bad Request



Switch to Microsoft Security Essentials if you're on a PC. Norton is just horrible -- it just eats all of your PCs resources and in the end, isn't that good. MSE is free! And highly-rated.
Alan

Posted: Feb 10, 2012



Will we ever be able to use shortcuts (# for Due Date, * for ProjectA)in the Quicky Entry sections on Toodledo, AND on the iPhone/iPad apps? Life would be so much simpler...
Alan

Posted: Jul 08, 2011



I would be pleased to be a beta tester.
Alan

Posted: Jul 06, 2011



There was a time when there were updates and enhancements out every few weeks -- or so it seemed. Lately, that's stopped. What's going on? Things seem to be in a bit of a lull right now and have been for weeks. Something coming?
Alan

Posted: Jul 03, 2011
From Topic: Who are you? [again]



Why, is this a publicly traded company?
Alan

Posted: May 07, 2011



Good suggestion Simon. The only thing is that I don't use email for most of my task entry -- maybe 25%, so I would spend a lot of time switching 75% of those parameters around. But your idea is good if one uses email for task entry frequently

Posted by simon:
Alan, don't you find that most of what you need can be done through the new task default setting? I have mine set to:
Folder: INBOX
Due Date: Tomorrow
Priority: Medium
Status: Active
which means at the very least, the task will show up in my Hotlist and be seen. I find it much faster and requires no thinking until I choose to go into TD either on the desktop or iPhone.
Alan

Posted: May 06, 2011



Some email clients allow you to set up "stationary" or "templates". What I've done is put a guide in my template, then, whenever I want to write a task by email, I just use that template and I can refer to the guide which is already in the text of the email. When I'm done, I just erase it.

I've also put a copy of it on a note on my iPhone, and on my office wall, so if I'm forwarding a task, I can refer to it.

Having said that, I've found that the more often I use it, the more of the options I've learned off by heart anyway.
Alan

Posted: May 05, 2011



Pommette: Here's a direct link to the section of your account to configure email importing: http://www.toodledo.com/connect_email.php
Alan

Posted: Mar 10, 2011



Jake:

On the iPhone app, when a task contains subtasks, that notification contained inside the button that you click on to view the subtasks is at the bottom of the Task detail display.

I recommend that it be moved to the top of the list. Often I know that there are subtasks, but have to scroll down the screen to see and action the button. And, there are times when I forget that a task has subtasks, and may not scroll down. Putting that button at the top makes it very obvious that a task has subtasks, and is more ergonomic and contributes to a better "flow" when working in the app.
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