Michael Koehler

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Competition – I Love It!

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Today, Nozbe released their first beta of the official Windows Nozbe app.  So, I minimized the compiler where I was learning how to format a printed version of my projects list for the next version of ReVuDo and installed it.

As Michael says in his blog post, their current version is a beta, and I applaud them for releasing it at this point so we can all experience it, and comment.  That’s exactly what I wanted to see, and one of the reasons ReVuDo is being developed in public.  Despite being a beta, their app looks very good.   I like what I see and will try to spend a lot of time using it instead of the web application.

Ever since Michael announced that Nozbe was changing direction to native applications that sync with the cloud, I wondered if there would be any reason to continue work on ReVuDo.  With their first Windows beta in hand, I have no doubt.  ReVuDo is about seeing your Nozbe lists in a new way.  My focus right now is on printing, followed by exporting, followed by edit and sync.  Only that last item overlaps with what Nozbe has achieved, and it was the feature gaps that were always my main focus.

Congratulations to the whole team at Nozbe for their first Windows client!  I cannot wait to see the 1.0 release and hope that the web site is modified to look like the new desktop apps.  I’m sure that must be your plan.  In the meantime, I will do my best to support your effort with comments, and add to the Nozbe community with features in ReVuDo that you haven’t had the time to write yet.

Competition?  Not really, but certainly lots more options for everyone.  I really love that!

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Written by mwkoehler

2011/07/15 at 9:04 pm

Posted in Nozbe, ReVuDo, Windows

5 Responses

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  1. Totally agree with your assessment! I love options!!!

    Ellen

    2011/07/15 at 9:13 pm

  2. I like your outlook Michael, would you of started ReVuDo if the Windows client was available?

    Marcus Platt

    2011/07/17 at 6:42 am

    • I think I would have. The motivation wasn’t a Windows client, it was being able to sort, filter, print, export, and possibly linking with Outlook. While I suspect the official app will get there, I never wanted to wait.

      mwkoehler

      2011/07/17 at 10:46 am

  3. Thank you – this is great! I had just got used to Nozbe when my boss began asking me for updates in Excel format. I can’t tell you how annoying it was to have to export to txt, import to Excel, un-corrupt the various issues with separators, and then reorder ‘next actions’ by project. This thing is perfect – thanks!

    Paul

    2011/07/26 at 6:22 am

    • I’m glad it helped. I assume you copy and paste from ReVuDo to Excel. I have not pointed out that you could do that, so I am happy to see you found it. Direct export to Excel is on the to do list, but this is a way to do it now.

      mwkoehler

      2011/07/26 at 11:13 am


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