Sneak peek: Quarter goals and big rocks planning

In the last 6 months, the team has been hard at work to rewrite the whole user interface from scratch. We took the opportunity to introduce some new highly requested features like the ability to plan on the longer term.

We are only weeks away from releasing our biggest and best version yet, and we wanted to show you some of what is coming up.

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Designing a better way to manage appointments

When I started working on WeekPlan, the focus was more on tasks rather than events (tasks with a start time). As WeekPlan grew, it started to attract more people with event heavy schedules. I want to allow these users to manage their schedule while keeping it as simple as possible to the people who rely on tasks more than events. (more…)

What’s next for WeekPlan?

Hi fellow planners,

I am Aymeric the founder of WeekPlan. It’s been a while I haven’t given some update of the current work in progress, and the roadmap. (more…)

Monthly planner: a new feature in WEEK PLAN

Many of you have been missing the ability to see more than a week ahead.

Although the product is called WEEK PLAN :), we agree that it makes sense sometimes to want to easily look ahead. (more…)

Windows app released

You can now install WeekPlan on your computer and add it to your taskbar.
Simply go to the Apps page and click Download.

Windows app for WeekPlan

Note that this is a simple wrapper around the existing WeekPlan app. This app doesn’t work offline.

Updated roadmap

Hi, I have worked recently on clarifying the roadmap for WEEK PLAN and thought you might be interested to see it.

Roadmap

1. Polish the Android app. We published the Android app silently a few weeks ago and unfortunately it is still very “experimental”. Because I am not an Android app developer myself, I have outsourced the development to another company and fixing and polishing the app takes an order of magnitude more time than I would like.

2. Publish a new version of the API. We will improve the documentation and the consistency of the API to make it easy for any developer to create apps on top of WEEK PLAN. The first product to come out of this API is the iPhone app which is doing very well now.

3. Rework the user experience. I believe I can make the experience on WEEK PLAN a lot more engaging by improving how a user enters information and navigates in the web application.

4. Calendar day view. This is our most requested feature and after several months of product design I believe I came up with an elegant solution.

5. Etc… There are more than 400 items in our parking lot, so we are not running out of ideas on how to improve the product… The timer seems to be a feature people use extensively so we might look into improve it.

 

What we have been working on lately

1. Publish the Android app.

2. Publish and polish the Google Calendar synchronization.

3. Hire another developer. Although we are making progress, things are going way too slow. So for months I have been looking to hire someone but I couldn’t find anyone that matched what I was looking for. Finally I met Dzmitry from Belarus and he is great!

4. Automation of the testing. One of the things I want to improve is the stability of the software and Dzmitry’s first task has been to automate the testing on many pages of WEEK PLAN.

5. The Outliner. I was looking for a way to connect long term vision with the weekly planner and this is what the Outliner is about. I am planning to publish a video about the Outliner soon.

WeekPlan integrates with Google Calendar

We told you we had a couple of exciting announcements coming up. 

Today we are launching the two way integration with Google Calendar.

What it does
New events from Google Calendar will appear in your Week Plan (refreshed every hour). 
New tasks from your Week Plan will appear in Google Calendar.

What it means
What is exciting about this new integration is that you can now access your Week Plan tasks everywhere Google Calendar is available. All the existing apps in the App Store or Google Play Store that work with Google Calendar will work with your Week Plan tasks too.

How to enable this integration
This integration is available to Week Plan PRO users. If you are not a PRO user, you can review the plan here.

To connect to your Google Calendar, head to your workspace’s settings page, you will find the Google Calendar section.

WeekPlan for iphone

We have got some exciting news to share!

Week Plan is available as an iPhone app in the AppStore and a new release was just approved by Apple

Check out the app on the AppStore here.

In this new version you can access the following features:
– Setting time on tasks
– Calendar integration
– Reminders,
– Subtasks, etc… 

Also, the iPhone app has changed name from MyWeek to Week Plan to avoid any confusion in the future.

We have a few exciting announcements coming soon, stay tuned!

New PRO feature: Customize the look of your weekly planner

I have implemented a new module available to the PRO users of WeekPlan (thank you guys!).

To access the personalization module, go to the Workspace Settings page:

New personalization module in WeekPlan

 

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20140711 Weekly status report

Weekly Status Report

Summary

I finished writing a 30 pages ebook that explains the methodology behind WeekPlan. I am currently asking for feedback to polish the ebook. The goal is to send the ebook to people who signed up on the mailing list a long time ago to “warm up” the relationship with WeekPlan a bit.

We welcomed a new team member in the development team. Khurram has started helping us by writing more automated tests.

I spent some time clarifying some of the incoming work. Having three developers helping me means that things should go faster and I don’t want the requirements to be the bottleneck.

Lots of bugs have been squashed and some usability issues have been ironed out.

A new feature that has been added is the ability to @mention someone in a task notes or comment. The @mention will add that person to the task.