Saturday, May 3, 2014

General Improvements

We are very proud of how Tasknik has evolved in the past two months. After many hours spent discussing, planning and developing our ideas, we have managed to make Tasknik even more practical, intuitive and friendlier to the eye. 

There have been a lot of smaller improvements and bug fixes, such as improved notifications, greatly improved responsive layout (with an additional view), tasks redesign and more. There have also been two improvements that we are particularly proud of. The first one is the redesign of the Navigation view, which now consists of three tabs: Projects, Shortcuts and Contacts. This means that you have an even nicer overview of what you need to do, since you only see what you actually need at a particular moment, without any unnecessary distractions.

The other one is the gradual revealing of your list of tasks, meaning that in case you are viewing a project with a large number of tasks, only those that you deem important are showed immediately. You can see the entire list by clicking Show More. This makes your tasks much easier to handle, since instead of getting lost in a flood of tasks, you have complete control over the tasks you are currently inspecting.

And don't forget, Tasknik is an ever-evolving app, developed according to your needs and wishes. If you have any ideas or suggestions on how to improve it, do not hesitate to let us know. You can send us an email to, visit our forum or find us on Facebook or Google+.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Tip of the Week

To start things off, I want to share a useful tip on how I usually get myself motivated first thing in the morning by using Tasknik. The trick is actually quite simple.

As you may have already noticed, Tasknik remembers which tasks you were viewing last, with some help from the filters and projects you have last selected. 

Every night, I leave Tasknik with only my Due Today filter on, so when I get up in the morning, the first thing I see is what I have to do on that particular day, with the most important tasks already at the top, colored in screaming red. 

Hope you find this tip helpful in keeping yourselves more productive. Have a great week everyone!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Rich Text Comments

We are thrilled to let you know that from now on, you can also write down notes to your tasks. These can include anything from simple texts, to tables, links, photos and even videos. Needless to say, these comments get shared along, when you share a certain project with your contacts, which means your chosen contact can edit them as well, leaving you meaningful messages.

Also, you can edit your notes in full screen, which means there's more than enough space for you to take the time and comfortably write down everything you need to know to complete a certain task, whether you're doing this as a reference to your future self, or someone else you might be sharing your project with.

What I personally love most about this new feature is, believe it or not, adding videos to my tasks. You see, I always have a long list of movies that I want to watch “when I find the time”. Now, I can simply embed the trailer into Tasknik, next to the title of the movie, and have everything in one place, when the time for picking what to see comes. How cool is that?

Friday, November 22, 2013

Winter Weekends

This weekend, my two activities are very much related to one another.

1. The Great Outdoors: Build a Bird House

Well, I know this is not technically outside, but I guess you have to go out for at least a while to set up the whole thing. This is a fantastic website, with a lot of ideas on how to build different bird houses and bird feeders. There are also some quite detailed plans for the more unskilled crafters like myself.

2. The Great Indoors: Watch the Birds from the Coziness of Indoors

Make yourself and your family a cup of tea, sit by the window and watch your new masterpiece be of great use to so many tiny creatures that were looking for some food and shelter.

Make sure you put this on your favorite todo list, and if you don't have one yet, make sure you try out Tasknik!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Responsive Layout – Use Tasknik Comfortably Everywhere!

We’ve just finished working on our new responsive layout. Now you can use Tasknik any time and anywhere, regardless of how much space you have available on your screen. It’s practical in every way you use it.

We have 3 views now!

If you’re tight on space, you get to work comfortably with three different views: Navigation, Main View and Details View.
Pop-over Navigation View
 By clicking the icon in the upper left corner, you open navigation.

Main View
If you click the new Edit Icon (Pencil), the details section opens.

Details View
 When you're ready to go back to main view, click the Check Icon.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Winter Weekends

It’s time for our favorite winter activities again. Well, I know it’s technically not winter just yet, but once those warm October colors turn into a greyish kind of mush, it’s winter time for me.

I actually like winter very much, but to be honest, what I like about it most is the fact that I finally have an excuse to stay inside and engage in my favorite indoor activities. So this year, I’ve decided to make a todo list of everything I want to do and try out this winter. But to keep myself from getting too lazy, I’ll pick one indoor and one outdoor activity for each and every weekend.

This week, I picked these two things.

1. The Great Indoors: Learn to knit or crochet

Well, I know at first sight it seems rather boring and old-fashioned, but it’s actually really fun and even useful. There’s nothing more relaxing on a cold day than sitting comfortably in your favorite chair, drinking some hot chocolate, listening to music and trying to learn to knit or crocket. Yes, it does take a great deal of patience, but the outcome is totally worth it. From now on, you’ll be able to say “I made that myself, you know”. And if you’re already thinking about DIY Christmas presents, a homemade scarf, hat or mittens are always a nice gift.

2. The Great Outdoors: Go on a hike

I know… Who wants to go on a hike in this weather? Well, in case haven’t received your first shipment of snow yet, take advantage of that and go for probably the last autumn hike this year. Get some fresh air and much needed exercise, since the upcoming season is really not in favor of you staying fit and athletic.

Make sure you put this on your favorite todo list, and if you don't have one yet, make sure you try out Tasknik!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

How to Share a Project?

First of all, the person you want to share your project with has to already be using Tasknik. The second thing is that the person has to be added as your contact. You can do that in a matter of seconds. In the upper left corner, there is a brand new button that says “Add a Contact”.

Click it and a pop-up appears.

Enter the email address of the person you want to add as your contact and choose “Add Contact”. Once you’ve done that, the email is listed below the “Add a Contact” button. But mind you, only when the person accepts you invitation, the email changes into the person’s actual name and that is also when you are able to share projects with him or her.

Once the person is listed as your contact, you can share a project by checking out the details section of the project you want to share and find the sharing section there. If you aren’t sharing the project yet, it says “Not shared”.

After this you simply choose the names of the people you want to share your project with from the “Contacts” column. For removing someone from the project, the procedure is quite the same. You just click on their name in the right column, “Project Members”, and the contact is removed.

Also, all projects that you are sharing with other people are marked with this icon
The projects that are not yours but shared with you by someone else are marked with this icon
The same small cloud can also be seen next to those tasks that were not created by you, but by someone you are sharing a project with.