How time flies! Before you know it, we’re already into March. Today I’d like to share with you some of the latest developments here at GoalsOnTrack.
As some of you already know, we launched the new version at the end of the last year. Since the launch, we have received quite some feedback and majority of which has been positive, supportive and encouraging so far. Which is good, as at least we know we are on the right track. But there is still quite a lot we need to do down the road. So today I want to share with you some of the issues that we have fixed and some of the things we are actively working on.
Login issues (for users coming from the old version)
We launched a new version last year, including both the website and the app itself. If you signed up before Oct 28, 2017, you can still access your account in the old version. To log in, please go to http://app.goalsontrack.com/login. Your username and password should be working there.
We are keeping both versions live in operation so you can use either one of the two or both if you like. If you want to access the new version, please log into the old version first, then go to My Account page, and click Upgrade(beta) from the right navigation menu.
Bug fixes and issues
Since the launch last year we have discovered some bugs. Most of them have been fixed by now. There could still be bugs or things that may not work exactly as expected. Please feel free to let us know if you run into anything that seems buggy or simply wish things are done differently. Here is a list of bugs we have fixed lately.
- fixed deleting goal linked to a template
- minor fixes on login page
- fixed category goal count; goals page refreshing bug
- fixed active goal count on goals navigation menu
- fixed bug in scheduling and deleting recurring tasks on dashboard page
- fixed task due date comparison
- fixed habits day misalignment bug
A few users have reported that sometimes their account data seemed to suddenly all disappear. This mostly is a browser cache issue. The easy workaround is to simply refresh your browser on Dashboard page. Or you can also log out and log back in so that any cached changes are reloaded from the server.
What we are working on
At the moment we are working on a few minor bugs that have been identified recently. We also dedicate a significant amount of effort to the new mobile versions for the new web app. These will be completely replacing the older versions currently listed in the App or Play store. The web app is optimized for mobile use. For now, if you like to access the app on your phone, you can still use the mobile browser. We will also improve the reporting features and things around goals and tasks modules.
As always we welcome your feedback and feature suggestions. Please do let us know if you wish to see some features implemented in the product.
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After almost two years of development, we are now pretty close to launching the whole new version of the GoalsOnTrack. It will be a complete makeover with lots of improvements over speed, performance, functionality and features.
In the upcoming version, you will see significant changes and improvements to the current version.
1. New layout and improved UI
We have complete redesigned the user interface so that it’ll be more visually appealing, and feel more motivating to use.
We are excited to announce the launch of new GoalsOnTrack iPhone and iPad (iOS7 style) mobile app, called “GoalsOnTrack App”. It’s available on App Store and ready for download now. Simply search for “goalsontrack” on App Store. This version is a complete redesign of the old iPhone app and is especially optimized for iPad users.
The new version has been designed to be fast, responsive, easier to use and more consistent with current web app. It syncs seamlessly across the iPhone, iPad and web versions. Now the app supports offline mode, where you can use the app without an internet connection. All your changes will be cached locally on your device and can be later synced with the server incrementally.
If you are new to GoalsOnTrack, please note that the new GoalsOnTrack iOS app is for current members only. So you will need an active account/login to access and use the app. If you have an older version of the iPhone app, please remove the old version and then re-install the new version to avoid crashes or potential sync problems.
We are always improving and would love to hear your feedback and suggestions. So please let us know what you think and tell us if there is any feature we can improve or add. Thanks!
I hope you all had a great time during the New Year holidays and you are all getting on track with your 2014 goals. In this post, I’d like to share with you some of the current developments with GoalsOnTrack and a few things we’d like to do in the new year.
The main thing we have been working on lately is the new iOS app which will be a universal app supporting both iPhone and iPad, with optimized layout for each platform (new Android app will come later in the year). It’s been taking us a while and I am happy to say that it’s coming along well and we are almost there. If you are interested in being a beta tester, please let us know.
The app performance is one of things we are always trying to improve. We have had a little bit of trouble with our hosting providers at the beginning of the month. It must have caused you some inconvenience. I apologize for that and I just want you to know that we take this seriously and we’re doing everything we can to ensure maximum performance and availability of the service.
In addition to the new mobile apps, we’ll also improve on some of the existing features in the next few months, such as goal progress tracking, recurring tasks, more ways to track habits, vision board and reporting. We have received many valuable feedback and suggestions from you. We appreciate that very much and are always open to your ideas on how to make the program more useful in helping you achieve goals.
Also we will be looking at adding more goal templates and perhaps supporting languages other than English. So if you have any suggestions or comments in these two areas, please do let us know. Again thank you for your continuing interest and support and wish you all have a prosperous and successful 2014!
We have just released two new features that allow you to quickly add or edit tasks in just one text input box. Click the “Quick add task” link on either Tasks or Dashboard page to add tasks. The quick edit feature is available only on Dashboard page.
1. Quick Add Task
To enter a quick task, just click the “Quick add task” link and enter your task name in the text box, and then press ENTER. You can continue to enter more tasks this way as it’ll auto focus to the next quick add edit box.
All tasks added this way will have “Today” as the due date. On Dashboard page, all your quick tasks will be automatically added to a default goal called “Daily Todo List”. You may change this goal to any other name you like.
2. Quick Edit Task
On Dashboard page, move your mouse cursor over a task name listed under the Due section, then click the task name. You will be editing the task name with an in-place text box. Press ENTER key when you are done. Like adding quick tasks, you can also include tag or set hours within the task name such as “#CALL Make an appointment 0:25”, which will create a task named “Make an appointment” with tag “CALL” and estimated hours set to 25 minutes.
We also fixed a few minor bugs around Tasks page and Habits page. Hope you enjoy the new features and improvements. Let us know if you have any feedback or more suggestions!
Recently we released an upgrade which includes a few new features around Calendar page and some small fixes here and there. Most of the new features have been added based on your requests. We appreciate your continued support and interest. Please let us know anything you can think of that may help you achieve your goals.
1. View more tasks by status and tags
On Calendar page, now we have added a new column to the right, dedicated to two navigation sections. One is viewing tasks by status, such as Active, Completed, or All. The other is viewing by task tags. Tags listed here will only include those that have been assigned to your active goals.
2. Use your own colors for goals
We have added support for assigning colors to goals. Using a given goal color, the calendar page will display the tasks that belong to that goal using its goal color. By default, if you don’t assign any color, a default gray color will be used. To assign colors, go to Goals page, just edit a goal and pick the color you like. When a color is picked, the goal section title will also show in a gradient version of that color as background.
3. iCalendar feeds
We have also added iCalendar feed for “All Goals” on Calendar page. Instead of sync your GOT calendar with an external calendar, one goal at a time, you can all sync all your goals with just one iCalendar feed. To get this feed, simply copy and paste the link shown next to the “Calendar for ” dropdown list and make sure “All goals” is selected. Otherwise, you will be getting the feed link for that selected goal only.
Hope you like the new features and improvements. As always, any questions or feedback is much appreciated.