FocusGTD3 Status Update

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Alpha Testing FocusGTD3

Just a quick post to let you know how its going.

I have added the first couple of brave testers and they have been busy reporting issues. I have stopped accepting new testers for now since I don’t want everyone to run into the same problems and me being overwhelmed with identical bug reports.

As FocusGTD3 gets more robust and stable I will add more testers.

FocusGTD3 alpha testing

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Happy holidays!

I have finished most of the work required for FocusGTD3 (except for the big UI rework, but I will postpone this in order to finally get Omnifocus 3 support out of the door).

FocusGTD3 will be a new app / purchase. I know, this will not be popular but I have been supporting FocusGTD1/2 for approx 5 years with free updates and even though it might not be visible on the UI, FocusGTD3 is a huge rewrite of the whole underlying application backend.

Since many people have already offered their help in testing the new version, I want make use of this offer. I will open 10-20 testing slots for FocusGTD3.

So you are feeling brave and want to help getting FocusGTD3 out? Thats awesome!

Please note that FocusGTD3 is still in active development and not all features of the app might work properly.
It might loose/corrupt your data or cause other kinds of mischief (brick your phone, eat your dog or cause bad weather, …).

It should be good enough for simple task modifications.

So be sure to keep enough backups of your data in Omnifocus to make sure you wont loose anything.

In other words, you are using this verison at your own risk.

To sign up for testing please send me an email to support <at> focusgtdapp.com with the subject „TEST_SIGNUP“.

‼️Please note that I can only enable email addresses from gmail or google apps for the test (Google Play limitation).

Also note that I already have a number of testers enabled yet, as I am fixing the first reports I will add more testers over time.

FocusGTD3 Status update

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Finally, drag and drop support

Drag and drop support is coming!
Whew, I have been pushing this feature ahead of me for years and I didn’t want to start since I knew it would be a lot of work. So I have been procrastinating on this front for a very long time. Therefore, I was very nervous when I started to work on this feature.

I have been laying the groundwork for this feature already quite a while ago (even before starting to work on FocusGTD3), but its one thing to make preparations, and another to fully embark on the implementation.

So in a nutshell, it really was (and still is) a lot of work, but I really think this will make the app more useful for everyone.

The way it works is that you long press on a task and the moving shadow will appear and you can now drag the task to wherever you want.

Right now, drag and drop is only supported in projects and the inbox. Next up is DND support for tasks within a tag. I hope that this will be completed more quickly since I really want to get FocusGTD3 into the hands of a few testers and gather feedback.


FocusGTD3 Status Update

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Tag Chooser

I managed to finish all widget related work as well as the tag selection screen used for assigning tags to a task.

With this, most of the features surrounding OmniFocus3 support are in place. 

I decided against initial support for custom alarms (notifications) since currently only OmniFocus for iOS supports this feature and I recon people want to get their hands on FocusGTD3 rather sooner than waiting for this feature.

So the overall standing looks like this:

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FocusGTD3 task status

Basically this means I only plan on adding task reordering support and then I will start with in depth testing before the first alpha version will be released.

Dark mode and new UI will probably come as an update.

With that, I wish you a nice weekend.

FocusGTD2 Updates

I have been busy fixing Widget related issues on FocusGTD2 on different versions of Android. 

A new test version has been released to testers which should fix the remaining few issues on Android <= 5 (you have to love those inconsistencies between Android versions).

v2.5.33

FIX: fixed widget text colors on android 5 or lower
FIX: fixed quick entry from widget on android 5 or lower

In addition this version is already publicly available

v2.5.32

FIX: fixed background behaviour on Android 8 and higher
FIX: fixed widget text color
FIX: fixed completing tasks from the widget (on Android 8+)

Needless to say, my progress on FocusGTD3 was impeded by these updates. But if no new issues pop up I will be back on finishing FocusGTD3.