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#1 Chris

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:45 AM

So, I've been playing around with a more "modern" concept, taking into account Windows 8's current style. At the moment, I'm planning on leaving this as a desktop application (no Metro/Modern app yet).

So, here's the current mockup:
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I would love any opinions on this. Would this be an interface worth pursuing or should I continue to update the current interface (with some slight UI adjustments)?

If I were to continue in this path, I would of course recolor the sidebar and main task panel to better match the new look. Like I said, this is more of a mockup.

#2 Peter Bulthuis

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:17 AM

Looks nice!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:51 AM

To be honest, I would prefer your development effort and time focussed on fixing the underlying issues with the Windows software. If the new UI addresses those then excellent - if not, my personal priority would be to make the software stable first and eliminate all the sync problems, project editing issues, moving items causing lock ups etc.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:32 AM

Oh, don't worry about that. I have found a significant number of bugs that have either gone unnoticed or unreported. This is on top of the issues that have been reported. This was just me playing around with PhotoShop a little bit as I'm also not happy with the current appearance of the program. However, bugs are my first priority. I've currently got 24 open issues left and I've closed out about 20 additional. This doesn't count the crashes as well.

The other reason for this mockup is that it gets rid of the ribbon component, which is a third-party component. Many of the crashes in the application have been traced back to that component, so if I can eliminate that then it should help ease some of the issues.

#5 philknowles

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

In that case, it sounds and looks good.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:08 AM

Personally, I would love to see the system incorporated into a web UI rather than focusing on a standalone app. Then it wouldn't matter which OS the user has.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

I've considered writing a web app version, but there have been a few reasons why I haven't:

1) People don't like paying a subscription fee. I know that I also don't like that, so why would I inflict that on others? When I buy software I prefer to own it indefinitely, which is possible with a dedicated app
2) Native apps are faster. Even when I run a web app on my own machine using IIS, Apache, etc. I find them to be slower than a native program.
3) OS integration. I'm currently working on some integration between Windows, OSX and Linux that you just can't get with a web app. At the very least, reminders are completely impossible unless they're emailed or the web app is constantly loaded.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:31 PM

I don't like webbased either. It can be handy at some time when you're on a computer that's not yours. But I always have my smartphone with me.
And a web app is always less than a stand alone.

When you need a web app, you can use ToodleDo for that.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

Or, you can use the Windows client on a thumbdrive, too.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:09 AM

I like it. It looks clean.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:01 AM

Do I have to pay for the version 2.0 or will it be a free update from the 1.x version?

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

You could do folder nesting the way gmail does tag nesting; if you have "main" and "main/sub", those are two tags that you can assign independently, but in the UI (imap, in the case of gmail) they are treated as a hierarchy.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:05 AM

@friflaj: I had given this one some thought but ToodleDo has a hard limit of 32 characters per folder, making this approach impossible to use.

 

I'm currently toying with the idea of creating a meta-data note in ToodleDo's notebook that will store all of this kind of information.



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:38 PM

Or, you can use the Windows client on a thumbdrive, too.

 

Could you further explain this? Which folders/files should I copy/move to the thumbdrive?

 

Would it be possible to run both a thumbdrive-based and a PC/laptop based program without getting sync problems?

 

Thanks in advance, Chris



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:37 PM

Right now just simply copy the DueToday.exe file to your thumb drive and it has code in it to detect this and set things up properly.

 

As for sync issues, there shouldn't be any because it syncs to the appropriate server just as any other client would.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:34 AM

Right now just simply copy the DueToday.exe file to your thumb drive and it has code in it to detect this and set things up properly.
 
As for sync issues, there shouldn't be any because it syncs to the appropriate server just as any other client would.


Umm, I suppose you don't mean the .exe file you can download from your web, but the DueToday.exe file usually installed in C:\Program Files (or similar).

I tried that this morning, I can run the program, but when trying to sync (via Toodledo), I got an error (my main interest is to be able to use it at my office PC, since I haven't got admin permission to install it there. I haven't got IT lockdown issues in accessing Toodledo, so I guess that shouldn't be the problem. Am I wrong?

Thanks again, in advance, for your time and effort, ;-)

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:19 AM

I'll have to look at that. I've successfully synced via thumbdrive in the past, but I'll make sure nothing got broken recently.



#18 rubengp

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:40 PM

I'll have to look at that. I've successfully synced via thumbdrive in the past, but I'll make sure nothing got broken recently.

 

Just curious if you made any progress on it... I still get this recurrent message when trying to sync...

 

 

Sync Error

The following error was encountered while trying to sync:

Response:

 

I was wondering: is there any limit in the number of devices registered? Could it be that the problem?

 

Thanks in advance, Chris.






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