On Sunday, April 26 at around 8 PM EST we will release an update to Blimp with lots of improvements but before we do that, we wanted to let you know a little more about what to expect.
This update includes a major redesign of our tasks feature based on the feedback of our users.
The first thing you will notice is that the “Done” checkbox is missing. We replaced it with a new state picker at the right of the task. This feature will allow you to clearly express the current state of each task by choosing from one of the options. You will be able to choose from “Not started”, “In progress”, “On hold” or “Completed”. When you choose “Completed” you will hear a very nice “beep” as a reward for your hard work.
The next important change is that we decided to move the assigned user to the left of the task. That way it will be clear and more obvious which tasks have a user assigned to it and which don’t. We believe that if a task has no owner it will never get done and this is our way to nudge you in the direction of assigning someone to each task.
Next is due dates, we created a grey column to include due dates for individual tasks and lists. Now every task has a place for a date right on the list. To change the date just click and pick from the calendar.
Since we where making lots of changes we decided to go ahead and implement one of the most requested features: bulk edits. This feature will allow you to change the assigned user, due date and state of a group of tasks with just a few clicks. Before this you had to go to each task, make an edit then save.
Going forward we expect to launch small features and updates with more frequency. After trying for some time we decided to approach building Blimp 2 with a more iterative process instead of a single huge update.
All current customers of Blimp will be migrated to the updated version without having to do anything. We don’t expect any downtime during the update on Sunday. Let us know if you have any questions.
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