TaskClone Survey Results in - TaskClone 2.0 on the way!

[UPDATE: 5-22-2014] TaskClone 2.0 will launch in a few weeks days and it'll be based largely on user feedback. Despite our new logo design, we're all about productivity and for that you need honest answers to the right questions. Our best ideas come direct from users or in response to their questions. TaskClone 2.0 will be no different. Here are the results:

User Feedback - Features Wanted

 

Improvements you wanted

 

TaskClone 2.0 Responds

We've changed hardware and are re-writing most of the code to make TaskClone easier to use, faster, more powerful and more versatile. Here's what to expect in a few weeks time.

 

New Features

Gmail requirement - GONE!

One of the changes we're most excited about is removing the requirement to register a Gmail account with us. Many users told us they didn't want Gmail or were afraid to give access to their account. With 2.0, we will transition to an internal email system for all users (e.g. [email protected]), but to use it, your task service may need to recognize this new incoming email as from you.

Although 80%+ of task apps will require no change, existing or prospective users should visit our Supported Task Apps article to find out if your task app requires any additional steps.

 

Set defaults for all tasks

In TaskClone 2.0, you will be able to set whatever defaults your task app supports, including due dates, assignees, priority, contexts and more.  You will need to know the syntax for your specific app, but we'll even guide you with that!

 

Send to multiple task apps

Premium subscribers will be able to send to up to five different destination emails (e.g. five different task apps). This can also be used for projects if your app has a different email address for each project.  You can choose where to send tasks on a per task basis.

 

Choose your link style

Despite our best efforts at promotion, many apps do not support Evernote's application links (e.g. evernote:/// ). You will be able to choose regular hyperlinks if you prefer (e.g. https://). For Premium subscribers, you can make this choice for each of your five apps.

 

More to come

We're not near done. Next stop - compatibility with Evernote Business!

 

Process Improvements

Much easier, faster setup

For new users, 3 fields in 30 seconds to 2 minutes. We focus just on what you need to get started. Once you're up and running, all our powerful features above will be available in a much cleaner interface.

 

Improved Parsing Engine

TaskClone filters or parses your notes looking for tasks represented by checkboxes. Forwarded emails, embedded images, different formatting in different Evernote apps can all make this difficult. Our parsing engine is already much improved and there'll be even more for 2.0.

Don't Wait

If you're not already using TaskClone, there's no need to wait.  All TaskClone users will automatically be upgraded to TaskClone 2.0.

As usual, if there are ever any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

 

 


Using TaskClone effectively just got easier

At TaskClone, our users are a huge source of inspiration. We learn new ways to use or improve TaskClone from you all the time. The User Tips series lets us highlight tips and best practices learned from our users that could benefit the entire TaskClone Community.

Today’s tip comes from user Heath. Thanks Heath!

Challenge

When editing your notes, both you and TaskClone may be trying to modify them at the same time resulting in conflicts.  TaskClone is making modifications by adding a Skip Code to the tasks it clones and you are simultaneously making your own edits.  Not knowing when Evernote's auto-save will occur can add to this challenge.

Solution

This solution is so simple and easy to implement we made a video to share with everyone.

Step 1. Select an Evernote tag during TaskClone setup.

This will be the tag you use for all notes you want processed by TaskClone. You can always create a new tag in Evernote if you do not have an existing one you want to use.

 

Step 2. Take notes normally (use checkboxes for tasks and events).

Nothing new here, just a reminder.

 

Step 3. When finished, add the tag, then sync.

The key here is to add the tag only after you are finished editing the note. TaskClone will ignore the note until you add this tag and then only process it once when you sync. I told you it was simple and easy.

 

What if I want to edit the note later?

No problem. Delete the tag before you make modifications. Add it back when you’re done, then sync.  Note, you must sync at least 2 minutes after your previous sync for this to work.

 

Learn More

We have written an entire support article on Avoiding Note Conflicts.