Our *secret* dev roadmap (Learnings from the beta test)

We are now a little over four weeks into the public beta test. First of all, I would like to thank everybody who took part for your great support and the overwhelming amount of feedback.

It’s a real pleasure to see many of your comments from “So far I like the app. It has a good, simplified design” to “the sytem is brilliant” or even “whenever you’re ready, I will urge my friends and followers to try your app“.

This shows us, we have already build a valid tool focusing on an easy-to-use tickler file systems. Your feedback encourages us that we are on a good track to make fortythree.me the easiest way to organize your tasks. It fuels us with energy to move forward. Thank you so much!

Further we also got a lot of input on what features you would wish to add to our app. And there were many good ideas. Some of them we already integrated as new features: For example a basic search function and a log of all completed tasks. But we are by far not finished yet.

That’s why I want to share our *secret* development roadmap with you. This is what we are planning to put together for the coming releases. Here it comes:

Tagging

We will soon offer a function to tag tasks in the folders. This allows you to differentiate for example between work and private tasks or between different projects or contexts. Tagging will always be optional, so it won’t slow you down if you do not need it. We will also give you options to search and filter by tags in a convenient manner.

Sharing tasks with others

One of the most requested features was: Can I share something with other people? We need to do some preparations for this on the back-end-side, but we will definitively build it. Currently, we are thinking about sharing individual tasks as well as sharing a tag and all its associated tasks.

Automated back up and synchronization

When we will be able to implement sharing with others, we can also offer automated backups of your complete tickler file in case you use lose or break your smartphone. Synchronization across multiple devices will then make you more flexible and allow you even more easy success anytime anywhere.

Easier creation of items, e.g. from other apps

We want to make it even simpler to add items to your tickler file. For example, moving images from your photos app, or saving a link from your browser shall be super easy in the future, when we integrate deeper with iOS and Android.

Improved search

Right now, we have a basic search function. This will be extended to more options and possibilities to finetune it to your needs.

Assisted planning

We are not absolutely sure on how we will be doing it, but we are convinced that it would be very helpful if the app could support you in your planning . For example, a warning for “task congestion” if you put too much into a single day. This is a super complex issue though, as everybody uses the app in his or her own individual way and the type, size and number of items in the app will be very different from user to user. Some motivational aspects are also interesting to think through in this context.

Recurring tasks

Sometimes you have things to think of on a regular basis. These can be either recurr X days after the termination of the first or they might pop up according to a set schedule (e.g. every second tuesday of a month). We want to offer you a way to automate these reminders in your tickler file.

Optimization for more devices

So far, we focused on usage on a smartphone. We will add optimizations for other screen sizes like tablets and possibly even a browser version.

Keeping navigation and usage super simple

With all these new additions, we are devoted to keeping the user experience super lean, straight-forward and intuitive. Using fortythree.me shall always fit smoozly into your flow and be fun. It must never get in your way as some other products do. This is why we carefully think through every new feature and capability. We focus on what is needed to help you becoming better organized and more productive. Bells and whistles will be kept out to keep you focused.