One of the things we’re really grateful for in TimeTune is your feedback. Since the beginning, our digital door has been open to your ideas and suggestions. Many current features originated from user requests and now you can help shape the future of TimeTune too.
Here’s the list of our top 10 most requested features, with our impressions and opinion. Some of them are obvious, some are not. That’s why we’d like to know what you think about them. If you are interested in any of these features, please share your thoughts with us and help us clear the doubts.
At this moment there are 2,205 users who sent their suggestions through different channels (and we’re not counting the ones whose suggestions were already implemented!). So when you see the number of votes you’ll have an idea about the relative importance of each suggestion.
#1 ACTIVITY TRACKING (247 votes)
Many users asked for a way to track their activities so that they can check their effectiveness and update their routines accordingly. This would be a nice feature indeed to help you manage your time, but we’re evaluating different approaches:
- Would you prefer to check off each and every activity manually? (this could get annoying fast)
- Would you like to be reminded at the end of each activity or only for certain activities?
- Would you prefer to be reminded at the end of each day or would you like a different approach?
#2 CALENDAR SYNCHRONIZATION (158 votes)
This request is in fact a mixture of different requests, all related to Google Calendar:
Some users would like to see their calendar appointments in TimeTune to avoid going back and forth between the two apps when you’re checking your day. We like this idea. It could be nice to see your calendar appointments in the Today section.
Some users would like to see their TimeTune reminders in Google Calendar as ordinary events. But in this case, why not use the calendar directly? Why have the appointment in two places?
And others would like to see all their routine activities in Google Calendar. But if one of the main reasons for using TimeTune is decluttering your calendar, why filling it with activities again?
So if you’re interested in some level of calendar integration, how would you use it?
#3 DEVICE SYNCHRONIZATION (101 votes)
This is an obvious request. Many people have more than one device and they’d like to work from one or the other indistinctly. This one is a favorite, although we need to make many internal changes before we can add it.
#4 BROWSER VERSION (97 votes)
This one is a bit controversial. While it would be nice to update your routines from your desktop, some users mistakenly expect more than this.
Some users would like TimeTune to behave in their desktops the same way it does on their phones (pop-up windows, sound, text-to-speech and more) but unfortunately this is not really doable from a web application (it should be a standalone installable software).
Besides, there are other concerns:
If we agree it’s not possible to have the same functionality on your desktop, does it have any sense to make a browser version?
Creating a web version implies an important effort and investment and very likely the use of web servers and maintenance. This would probably end up requiring a subscription model. Would you be willing to switch to a subscription model just for this?
#5 FULL TO-DO FUNCTIONALITY (75 votes)
As we detailed in our introduction to TimeTune 2.0, some users would like to transform TimeTune into a full to-do app. They see that with certain modifications it could solve their task management needs.
But remember that TimeTune is all about time management and not task management. That’s why we have our reservations here. The suggestion hasn’t been discarded, but we’re not too enthusiastic about it (besides, there already exist many powerful to-do apps in Google Play).
What do you think?
#6 FULL CALENDAR FUNCTIONALITY (66 votes)
This is another controversial one. TimeTune was never intended to substitute your calendar. While we think that some level of calendar integration would be helpful, going all in on the calendar route would just mean changing the meaning of the app.
And again, there already exist many beautiful and powerful calendar apps on the market. So why create another one?
#7 WEEKLY VIEW (58 votes)
With the latest addition of the Today section, TimeTune puts the focus on the immediate future and your activities for today and tomorrow. The idea is that if your routine has been properly planned, you only need to concentrate on what you need to do now and take immediate action.
But some users asked for a weekly view in order to see the whole week at a glance.
Do you think this would help with your productivity or by the contrary it would lead to over-analysis? Can the fact of seeing what you need to do in five or six days help you take action on what you need to do now?
#8 SHIFTING THE SCHEDULE (53 votes)
Sometimes we cannot follow our routines down to the minute. Unexpected events can throw our plans out the window. That’s why some users would like an option to delay the whole schedule on the fly in case of unexpected circumstances.
But would this really help with your productivity? Or maybe it would open the door to procrastination?
#9 LONGER ROUTINES (40 votes)
Most of the people live on a weekly schedule (5 days working/studying and 2 days resting). That’s why a weekly routine should be enough for almost everyone.
Anyway, we added the option to create routines with different lengths (up to 15 days) for two reasons: to create exceptions (for example, a routine that you only use occasionally) and to create routines for professionals who live on a different schedule (firemen, policemen, nurses…).
But some people asked for even longer routines and we think this comes from a misunderstanding on how TimeTune works. Some of them expected the app to behave like a calendar and asked for yearly routines. And others needed a monthly activity and wanted to create a monthly routine just for that (when the proper solution is to use a reminder).
Are we missing something here?
#10 IPHONE VERSION (37 votes)
This is an obvious one as well. Some users switched to iPhone and would like to keep using TimeTune. This is something we’d love to do in the future, but it depends on how the project evolves.
For the moment, other things need to happen before this can be done:
- We should add more features in Android and make it a top ranking app.
- We should add device synchronization and user login.
- We should be on the profitable business side (nope, we’re not there yet).
So this request is more likely to happen in the long run.
WHICH ONE DO YOU LIKE?
Now’s your chance to tip the balance to one side or another! If you like any of these suggestions, tell us how you would use it and your reasoning behind it. And if there’s something we missed, let us know too!
Thank you very much and keep being so awesome! 😉
(Illustration: ‘Mobile phone network‘, designed by Freepik)
#8 Shifting the schedule is one major functionality missing IMO – Life is just too fluid and you can’t control all the variables!
I use TimeTune for my evening chores as soon as I get home, to avoid the temptation of just sitting down infront of the TV. It’s a list of various chores to do, one task sometimes depending on the completion of a previous task. But sometimes my commute is delayed, and now my evening chores routine falls apart, because I can’t easily do a timeshift.
Also, a timeshift should be doable in both directions.
The presence/absence of timeshift doesn’t change the fact that a user can procrastinate anyway, by simply ignoring the app.
Hope you implement this function. In any case, it’s appreciated that you are reaching out to your users to elicit new functional requirements.
Thank you very much for your feedback, it help us know all the use cases.
Same thinking here, Time is too fluid to control. Due to many uncontrollable circumstances we need to reschedule our routine. Please try to incorporate this feature ASAP.
Just wanted to bump this. Timeshift would be very valuable.
I would love to get this feature as well!
I’m trying to adapt to polyphasic sleep schedule, and sometimes I oversleep which ruins my entire routine. It’d be great if I can shift my routine when I need to.
It would be great if i could see the time remaining until the next task. Let’s say im studying n not focusing on books n cosnstantly using my phone… if there was ‘time remaining until next reminder’ thing in the persistent notification (which obviously i can turn on and off according to my wish) then i would jst have a look at the time im left with to study n get my shit together start consentrating on my studies. And manage the time. This is one of the imp time management feature that this app lacks…
We take note of the suggestion. Thanks!
#2 – My main concern about this app is this. I add my important appointments on my calendar like most people do. I do use Timetune on daily basis too. But I would like to see my calendar appointments in timetune eventhough they are not a part of any “routine”. On Today section, i would like to see my calendar events and collisions with my routine. I would like to be able to change my daily routine for the day according to new upcoming events. This is some king of #8 i guess.
#2 and #6 – Maybe a calendar subscription according to your own Timetune routine could be perfect comprimise. Most people want to be able to see their routine on google calendar, so they can create new appointments according to their routine. This can be a solution.
#11 – i would like to add another request, more widgests, please. I would like to see how many minutes of current task is left, maybe a percentage, bigger headline, maybe a little weather and google calendar information about that day. And another similar widget, just for current tag, something not scrollable. This would replace almost every widget i have nowadays. You have a beautiful UI, but widget isnt the strongest part of it.
Thats all i am asking. Still, it is a great app and i am really really grateful for that. But sometimes i wish we had these features too. I hope its helpful. Thanks anyway for creating such a beautiful app.
Thank you very much for your feedback and suggestions. It helps a lot.
I’m very new to this app and checking its’s functionality.
Hi. I would like to suggest that, when an activity reminder pops up as a push notification, to display the comments, as well. There have been times when I wanted to do something specific on that activity, and I added comments to remind me, but I completely forgot as the comments weren’t show in the push notification bar.
We take note of the suggestion. Thanks a lot.
#1 & #7 are very useful and must have features for this app.
For the feature #1, asking the user at the end of the task to rate would be ideal But Not at the end of the day where the user would just rate all the activities excellent as for the saying goes all is well wen the end is well and jst for the graphs n charts to look good. So the other the first option here is ideal.
And why not have all the features together..whichever feature the user likes the best, he can use that. The more features the better it is and it would attract more ppl towards the app.
One more feature as many of them also suggested in the comments, is to be able to see time remaining until next task..
It would help alott of ppl who have a deadline and would want to finish work in time.
Hi, I believe Activity tracking feature would be a good addition to this great application. But it should be optional and user should be able to turn it on, on only specific activities like say exercise or study. Other activities like eating don’t really need activity tracking feature. This feature can also be used to see how effective our routine is and also for making good habits.
To-do functionality is not needed in this app. I believe that refining this time management idea would be best option in long run. There are literally thousands of to-do list apps in play store. If to-do functionality has such high demand, then your team can always add some integration(via apis) with more popular apps.
What I like most is the idea behind this app. With some refinements this app can become indispensable.
Thank you very much for your comment and ideas, they make a lot of sense. Indeed, time management is our objective. We wouldn’t like to change the meaning of the app.
I agree with this comment. I personally use Evernote and Todoist for task-management but unfortunately none of them provide any kind of time-management capabilities. So, this app fulfilled the need of creating a routine and allotting time for important activities.
Activity tracking feature will be good to have. It will further ensure that users of the app will get feedback on their routine and interact more with the app.
Instead of full-featured to-do list you can have integration with more popular apps like Todoist, Evernote, Wunderlist etc. Or some recipes in IFTTT. Not very essential but ‘good to have’.
Also another suggestion would be to have some blog posts about how other users of this app are leveraging this. How they create routines, programs to help them in their daily life.
#1 I would like a way to check off that I completed the task. So at the end of the day I can check off all that I did. I would then like analytics of completion per day, week, month , activity etc.
#2 It would be awesome if my google calendar appointments would show in TimeTune, and then have the ability to tag them with the activity after the fact. This would sort of create the integrated feel.
#8 Ability to flex the routine would be great especially if #2 was implemented as if I have a non routine appointment I could flex my normal routine.
I don’t really see a need for a desktop version with FULL functionality of the app. This app is primarily a means of decluttering your phone and is very good at that. However, I am starting to find that I have been using this app less and less because when I plan my weeks, I use my desktop. I have 10 fingers there to help me plan my busy schedules. Although TimeTune is awesome for planning general themes etc. if I am now forced to transcribe some of these things to my phone using my thumbs, it just is not feasible.
The above being said, I think a desktop version that allows rudimentary weekly setup function would be great. That way, you can use the phone primarily for customization/optimization rather than building. Also, it is much easier to set up my routines on one large screen as I cross reference my calendar, than to do it on a phone.
Overall, great app that fills a strange niche, but inherently limits itself. An app for scheduling would seem to be targeting working individuals. Many, if not most, working individuals these days using a phone for scheduling, also do a good bit of work on a computer. And as great as phones are, they still are not the fastest way to create anything requiring cross-referencing another resource/app. So, although I donate/did the payment thing for your app, I just can’t find the time to go through the tedium of switching between computer and phone to do something that could be done 10x quicker on a desktop.
You’re right, this is more or less what a desktop version could do for TimeTune.
*Above comment should have said, “…decluttering your calendar,” not phone.
Add my vote for an iphone version!
I would love to see a browser version and I would have no problem paying a monthly fee. And calendar integration would be awesome. With a browser version, I could probably drop Todoist. These updates are important because right now I have to leave TimeTune and rely on Todoist for other features but I would really prefer to just solely use TimeTune. There is just something about being able to quickly open a web app if you don’t have access to your phone. Obviously it is important that both versions have the same features and one is not weaker than the other.
Shift the schedule
Thanks Karin. Your vote has been added.
I would like to see my Google Calendar appointments and Google Tasks in TimeTune. Thanks!
#8 is a big must for me. What if someone pops in just when I’m about to start my routine? Do I tell them to go away (I got this routine-thing I do everyday, and it’s like more important than you, lol), or do I miss the time I’m supposed to start and risk not doing the routine at all that day?
An simple way to move the whole of the routine forward would be a true God-send!
#2 calendar sync
For example if an dentist appointment is on the calendar and in timetune you would normally be say weekly run. You can’t possibly do both at the same time. So a way that it checks the calendar and tells you that there is a conflict with your schedule or a way to move routine around the calendar appointment?
#7 WEEKLY VIEW (58 votes)
For me the main need is a weekly view, so what one could make a helicopter view.
Personally, I think that this app shouldn’t be transformed into a to-do list. I understand those who need it — they love the interface, logic and functionalities, thus they would like to use the same app. I think the app is good as it is, and has another role — time budget.
What lacks to the app in my opinion would be the quantifier. At the moment I can project/plan the routine, but I cannot quantify it afterwards, to see if my plans are real, or shall I make some changes.
I would like to see this app as a financial tool, but instead of counting money, it would count my time. In this way I would be able to understand what I am spending my time on and how could I improve my use of time.
#4 BROWSER VERSION (97 votes)
Browser version would be good for analytics mostly and/or, for bigger plans than 1 day, 1 week.
Thank you very much for your feedback and your votes. We take note.
Calendar sync please! I would like to see my calendar appointments in TimeTune.
I desperately want #3 and #4 – a browser and/or downloadable software version that fully syncs with my mobile app. A) It’s less strain on the eyes when using the bigger screen. B) Because of this, it would allow me to tune my time quicker/more efficiently. Plus, there’s less chance of distraction (text, phone call, etc.) and it’s more discreet, ie. I wouldn’t have to convince co-workers/boss I’m not messing around on my phone w/Candy Crush or Facebook. C) I would not expect it to support text-to-speech but I would like it to support pop-up windows and sound because as a professional who works on a computer all-day, these pop-ups would very much help me stay on routine, and insure I actually take the breaks I have plugged into my routine. By locking-up my screen with a pop-up window that I’d have to close out of, desktop TimeTune would help me move to the next task while avoid getting caught up on my phone. One of the main reasons I am part of the TimeTune user demographic is because I am somebody who struggles to move on from one task to the next and somebody who struggles daily, not to get side-tracked by my smart phone. The less I have to pick my phone up, the more likely I am to stay true to the routine I built with your wonderful app. Thanks for all your guys hard work!
#1 ACTIVITY TRACKING
I would like to be able to see if a routine worked for me. Not always, but as option. It would be perfect if at the end of a day I could
– check off completed activities
– move the time and duration of activities
-add other activities
Add the end of a routine I would like to see both, the planned routine and my real routine, to compare and adjust.
#4 BROWSER VERSION
I wouldn’t need full TimeTune functionality. Only an easier way to edit my routines.
For both features I would pay. One time or yearly, but I really don’t like monthly subscription’s.
Thanks for your votes, Lisa! 😉
For me the most useful feature would be tracking the time that you are using in a certain task and the remaining time as well. After finishing a task it should be marked as finished, with the time you actually spent doing it (all of it done manually). This way you can visualize how well you are using your time.
Also I have something to say about #5 FULL TO-DO FUNCTIONALITY and #8 SHIFTING THE SCHEDULE. Personally, every day is different to me, so setting the tasks to a certain time is not too helpful sometimes. For most of my tasks it would be better to set them just as tasks with no beginning time. I would like to emphasize that this would not convert this into another task-management tool, because you still have the time the task will take, which at the end is the important thing.
What I said in the first paragraph is way more important because I think it would benefit a lot of people, the second idea is more from my personal experience.
Good luck with the development of this app, you are doing a great job!
Thank you very much for your feedback, Andres. We will add your votes to the list 😉
This is what I really would like,
#1 Better statistics, some clear and simple charts would help.
#2 Global statistics, this helps when you have multiple active routines that complement each other.
#3 Browser view (no web app), log in and get just a minimalistic view with no functionality at all (like the widget). That would do it for me, just to avoid looking away to check my phone and get distracted.
#3.1 Push desktop notifications, well maybe a browser view with a little functionality. (This could come up later)
Some small good quality steps will be better here, don’t get crazy adding really big features.
I thinks this app is about showing you what you are suppose to be doing, not to keep track on what you are actually doing. So I would recommend to stay away from any feature that allows procrastinating. It should not allow any kind of change or shifting for specific situations, no exceptions.
Keep the great work guys. Love the app!
Thank you very much for the suggestions, Hector. We will analyze all the ideas.
#1: I am for the annoying version :-). Check off the activity I have done. Because sometimes I am doing even better than my routine: I am done with some activities earlier than planned. It motivates me.
I hope I am not too late for giving my vote !
Thanks for your app!
Your vote has been recorded. Thanks Stefania! 😉
I need both #4 (Browser Version) & #8 (Shifting the Schedule). The browser version is needed in order to input data (Routines/Schedules). I suffer from fibromyalgia and cannot always input data on such devices as a phone/tablet. I need to be able to use a full-sized keyboard.
Shifting the Schedule is needed due to things that may come up on an impromptu basis ( I call this “life”).
I also need to be able to sync my devices/desktop (#3). Sometimes I am using my phone while on-the-go, and at other times I may be using my tablet @ home.
I think TT should use Calendar integration instead of syncronization. If I have an appointment (maybe 2x/week), I would like to see this using TT w/shifting a part of my schedule as an option.
Shift schedule please.
#8 overshadows everything else for me. I often have appointments that conflict with my normal routine activities, and so I need to be able to reschedule those activities (like when I eat dinner) on an individual day basis. This has nothing to do with procrastination, as these appointments are scheduled in advance.
One possible fix might be to allow the Programmer to enable/disable routines at specific times, instead of whole dates.
Thanks for your vote, Suzanne!
#8 Most definitely. Most people do not live or work in a silo. Coworkers, family, and the world around us alter the perfect schedule like it’s their job. Users of this app are attempting to force themselves into a schedule so they can achieve their goals and struggle to do so without such an app. When that schedule is disrupted, the usefulness of the app crumbles. The user can’t keep to the schedule, they can’t accomplish their goals, and their reliance and trust in the app (even though it is not the fault of the app) is compromised. This leads to discontinued use and eventual uninstalling of the app. The ability to shift the schedule is imperative. However, this introduces a world of problems. Some tasks are immovable, either their start time or their duration. To shift a schedule effectively, you would need to introduce the ability to “lock” tasks and label tasks as “adjustable” by the app, as well as easy marking of the schedule interruption/adjustment. Using those terms let’s go with this scenario:
The user has to leave work at 6pm every day, so “Leave work/commute” is locked. The tasks from “Lunch” up to “Leave work/commute” are set to “adjustable.” The user has a lunch meeting that runs late. When the meeting is over they click on the “Lunch” task and mark a temporary adjustment, moving the end time to 30 minutes later than normal. The duration of the remaining tasks are each then shortened by a few minutes to accommodate the 30 minute shift. Tasks still get done and the user still leaves work at the normal time.
Thanks a lot for your vote, Matt. You addressed an important point.
I’ve been looking for an app like this for a long time! The only problem seems to be that I’ve got an Iphone, and it only seems to be available in the Google Play store. Are there any plans on making an IOS app?
Hi Miranda. For the moment the project is too young to make the jump to other platforms. But creating an iOS version is something we’d be glad to do if the project grows as expected 😉
I would love an iOS version as well. I have to leave my Android phone behind as its bit the dust, but my iPhone 5 works well. Pretty much I have iOS versions for all the other apps I use, except this one!
Thanks for your vote, Clint!
I want something not mentioned here at all. Two things, actually. I’d like to be able to share my routines with someone else. And I’d like to be able to view someone else’s routines shared with me. You can “sort of” do this through Google drive, but only by replacing whatever you have with the other person’s data. It’d be nice to have “family” routine slots.
With or without that, it would be great to have some way to PRINT routines, events, and reminders in an agenda, weekly, and/or monthly format. Frankly, that is the only reason I want calendar information. I WANT TO SHARE MY SCHEDULE AND ROUTINES!
Thank you very much for your suggestions, Michael. We will evaluate the ideas.
#1, #4, #5 and #7.
I know that you guys work hard to make a good app, but it’s getting much bigger than the app you planned to develop.
Eventually it should satisfy the (pro)users, as hard as it might be to put down your initial intentions.
I really want it on iPhone
I hope you can hear me out.
#1 Activity Tracking
– I would prefer to check off each and every activity manually because this helps me evaluate my productivity level for the day. But I would also prefer this as an option to be done at the end of the day. I would like the reminder to be optional too just like the pop window functionality you are currently having in the app.
#3 DEVICE SYNCHRONIZATION
– YES please.
#4 BROWSER VERSION
– For this I wouldnt want a full functional desktop version. Perhaps just a view only version of my routine because I’m distracted whenever I have to grab my phone and check which tasks comes up next or when I have to recheck the time left for the next tasks or trying to check my whole routine from time to time while I’m currently using my pc. Viewing it on my pc while I’m working on my computer helps a lot in managing and saving my time. In addition to, a few editing or adding of tasks functionalities to the web version helps a lot too.
I would also want a simple and easy-to-understand statistics like a graph perhaps on how I am managing my time with the current tasks and routines I have.
Also I have another concern. I love the interface of the app however I find the texts a bit too small esp in the routines page so I hope there’s an option that we can resize the texts to our convenience. Last but not the least, I wish in the timer option, we can see the time moving and it tells how many hours or minutes or seconds left. Apparently when I am using it, I don’t feel like its serving its true functionality as a typical timer. It doesn’t give a sense of time urgency.
But overall, you guys are rocking this app already. I have been searching my whole life for such an app and then I found this. Thank you and keep up the good work!
Hi! Thank you very much for your votes and suggestions. We will evaluate all the ideas.
About the font size, keep in mind that we are using Android standard sizes. For example, the routine page uses the same font size as the Gmail app. Google prefers users to change the font size from the main device settings instead of doing it in every app. In any case, we take note of the feedback. If this ends up being a major issue for many users we may rethink the redesign.
Have a great day and enjoy your time! 😉
#4 BROWSER VERSION Gostaria dessa possibilidade, porém com diferenças. A versão de browser seria apenas para organizar a rotina. Como se fosse um site, sincronizado com o aplicativo, mas com a função de apenas organizar a rotina, criar lembretes, criar marcadores, etc. Sem a função de alarmes ou outras coisas.
Thanks a lot for your vote, Christian!
To accomplish my activities planned for the week depends on what I am doing now. Let me say If I need to go to a doctor on wednesday, I need first to schedule it on saturday. So yes, I think it is the only feature that timetune is missing. Your app is the best for sure, but I think it is a good idea to see week activities in one board.
I am waiting for new updates and you are doing a great job building this app!
#1 Activity Tracking – At least right now, I’m trying to start working a schedule into my life, get more on track, and while it’s great to be able to lay a schedule out and get reminders and what not, I also see some gain to being able to say “Well I didn’t actually go to the gym for 1 hour, I went for 45 min”, just to see where I fall short, where I’m doing good, and how far off my planned schedule is from the execution of it.
Is there a way to synchronize TimeTune across all my devices? I’d really need that feature since I use two devices at different times.
Hi! For the moment we don’t have automatic synchronization (yet), but you can easily transfer your data to another device with the Google Drive backup option in the settings (TimeTune Settings / Backup). Just make a Google Drive database backup from the source device and a Google Drive database restore on the target device.
I am new to the app so maybe I just haven’t figured this out yet. I love the app in theory but struggle to use it in practice because while I have a sort of baseline routine, my life is chock full of things that do NOT repeat like meetings at irregular time, talks and seminars, dinners and parties, outreach events, etc. There seems to be no way to add an event to the routine and overwrite whatever would normally be scheduled for that time–say on a particular day I need to lose an hour of work time for a meeting, I would really like to see that reflected in my timeline instead of it showing me doing 2 things simultaneously. This has made it virtually impossible for me to use timetune even though I desperately want to keep using it, because all the double bookings just get way too confusing.
Thanks for your feedback, Beth. You’re right, adding priority for events over routines is a possibility we’re considering. In any case, the app is young but more improvements will be added progressively.
A suggestion not included here that should be relatively simple to implement: Selection of multiple sounds for use in notifications. For example if I use a wake-up alarm,I quickly become used to a single sound, allowing me to sleep through it. Even if I use multiple notifications back to back (which can get annoying) I still become used to the routine and tune it out. This leads to me not using the app as much as I should. (I have this issue with all my notifications).
Activity tracker: options on each activity to not track(default), track at activity end, track at designated time. Designated time would function as end of day by simply putting in the same time for all activities near the end of that day. Also an option on reminders to mark as done/skip. The number of completed instances would be tracked for reminders, the amount of time and instances for activities.
Web interface/automatic device sync should be together. Functionally both would work by logging into or linking your Gmail account to TimeTune. The only additional work would need to be the interface for editing/viewing your schedule via browser. If I have my thinking right you would only need a small server space on which to host the site. All the information would be taken directly from the users saved Gmail info that you would need for auto sync anyway. Thus preventing the need to store the data on a local server. (Though I could be mistaken) If more were needed, I would ask that only users using the website post any necessary sub fee as a sub would cut off a substantial amount of your userbase, myself included.
Task manager vs time manager: they are not mutually exclusive. Many tasks required specific amounts of time, or are allotted specific amounts of time. For example I might need 15 minutes to do dishes, but an hour to mow the yard. While I could assign time for “random To-do” that’s not particularly efficient with regards to my time or my to-do keeping. Something to consider might be a hybrid of the two. A small section much like reminders with a list of To-dos how much time they take and frequency they need done. Then a to-do specific activity to use in your routines for user determined lengths of time. When the activity occurs a notification pops up with a list of To-dos that fit in that time frame and need done (haven’t met the frequency listed). At the end of the activity time another notification pops up so you can check off the To-dos you completed. Say I do dishes 2 times a week (activity tracker required) if I’ve done them once and a time frame for To-dos pops up and it’s 1 hour, it will list dishes (15 min). At the end I can check it off (and the vacuuming!)
Time shift: A good time management software only works (and is only good) if people use it regularly. Sadly life often gets in the way and things get juggled around. If your son suddenly had to be picked up from school because he kicked the class bully your schedule suddenly gets a 2 hour kick until you can find a babysitter. Now the rest of your schedule is toast. The obvious fix is to allow a shift, putting it off for 2 hours until you can get back to it. The same goes in reverse. I worked my ass if and now I’m an hour and a half ahead with nothing to do.
The shift isn’t the best fix for this though (at least not in my opinion). This can conceivably their off the rest of the entire week. Instead I suggest temporary “quick edits”.
Quick Edits: These would take place on the timeline. In the menu where you silence notifications you should have the quick edit option. You select it and you get a dialog asking if you want to shift, single edit, or mass edit. Shift is like above, but stops at the time and day(today/tomorrow) you select, going back to the normal routine at that time. Single edit allows you to edit the beginning of or end time of a single activity on the timeline, automatically shifting the rest of the timeline until the end time when it goes back to normal. Multi edit allows you to check X amount of activities from the timeline and change them all by either a percentage or flat amount of time spread through them. Say I need an extra hour to work on a project. I multi select my lunch and breaks and cut 30 minutes(10 from each). I use the single edit to delay bedtime 30 minutes. Then single edit extend my project time by an hour. Everything else moves times to accommodate. And I don’t have to fix my routine before bed.
Just my many ideas.
Thank you very much for your suggestions, Nicohle! We will analyze all the ideas 😉
Browser Version. If it doesn’t have the same features (pop up windows and notifications) it is very useful for updating and checking your routine without having to go back to your phone (which can be quite a distraction when you are workings)
Let me first kick off by saying you guys are doing an amazing job! I’m dead serious. I’ve been reading the blog a few minutes ago and realised that the level of transparency you guys adopt is insanely awesome.
I’ve been a (pro) user for some months now and by that I mean I’m pretty much depending on your app!
Let me tell you a bit more about the good stuff I must congratulate you on. First I gotta tell you I love how highly customizable this app is and what I love the most, besides the minimal yet perfect visuals, is the voice reminders! Why? Because some people (like myself) find that the app isn’t just a bunch of reminders but personal routines and a personal assistant of sorts.
I like the Google calendar integration and other features that definitely gets your pro version money’s worth. At this point I’d like you to consider my first request: could you please develop a full Time Tune integration of the GCalendar events as tasks (being able to customise them) ? That would be incredible!
When I first came here, after starting to use the app I’ve requested, along with other users, a To Do functionality (and why not some periodic stats with it). I still stand by my request and came up with a couple of ideas: a. Google Keep sync or b. develop and addon app, complementary to the main product, implementing these features, with a supplementary cost (this way users who want this can support financially their desired feature).
Besides all this I must say I like the new icon and have noticed how updates have improved the apps functionality and minor bugs so far (good job!).
I will end here by saying that I have complete trust in you guys meeting some of our requests in the most pragmatic way possible and that I have never been more satisfied with investing my money in something like with you guys.
Keep up the good work!
Thank you very much for your feedback and suggesions, Jorj! More improvements will be added progressively to TimeTune 😉
The weekly view please!! And let us sign in to the app using facebook so we can easily open the calender from other places. Im about to pay for the pro version because i believe in you guys and i love this app. Also you think the other calender apps are good they are not. Nothing is as simple and aligned and beautiful as this app it just needs a calender sync and weekly view
Thank you very much for your feedback, Mohammed. More improvements will be added progressively.
I would love for the device synchronization to be a feature I have a tablet and a phone so it would be very useful to automatically connect the two. Please let me know if you guys do put that feature in
I’d really appreciate it. Also thanks for the app itself I have just downloaded it in hopes of having a more productive life and it might even help in the battle against depression. 👍😃
This is definitely in our plans for the future. Meanwhile, you can use the Google Drive Backup option in the TimeTune settings to transfer your data to another device. You can see how to do it here: http://timetune.app/faq/#11
I would really love the possibility to program my routines on desktop. It’s just much more easy to do with a physical keyboard, when I can open my Google Calendar in second window and think about how my week should look like. 🙂
I agree that it should be doing just that – copying whole app would be impractical.
Anyway, I understand that for now there is no logging and sync, so I have different approach for you guys: how about a Chrome App? Something you can install from chrome web store to your browser and it doesn’t take much place. Maybe there should just be a way to make a file with your routines and export/import it from PC to phone? I know it’s not a perfect design and it has it’s flaws, but maybe it’s worth to reconsider that solution?
Best wishes, the app is great and I absolutely love it. 😉
Hi! Thanks for the idea, we’re definitely open to all possibilities 😉
2, 3, 7, 8, 9.
I need this app for iPhone, there’s no other app that does what I need it to. Been trying all kinds of bad substitutes but nothing works. Please fix an iOS version, I’d gladly pay for it.
I’ve used this app to create routines to help me achieve my goals. Its been useful for this. I would like to see #1, with these features…
1. Remind me when the activity is over;
2. Ask me if I did that task; if yes, record the data, if no, ask for clarification what was done then record the data.
Thanks Chad! 😉
#8 – This one is a no brainer for me. Reason? Daylight saving shifts!
#10 – Let me give you a HUGE compliment (atleast from my perspective :P) – my job requires me to carry an office provided iphone now, but the only reason I still carry around my android is because I have timetune in it.
Thank you very much for your votes, Vikram! 😉
This app is great! I was quick to pay for the Pro Version and have been very happy with it.
For #1, I follow the habit that I see is pretty common which is at the end of the day right before bed, review the day – what got done, what didn’t and move those unfinished things into the next appropriate day. So having a day in review feature would be awesome, to quickly see what tasks and reminders I had for that day.
#8 would be great, just in case some tasks take longer. I’m not sure what that would look like because I wouldn’t always want it to bump everything (or at least have the choice) because I wouldn’t want to get notifications of task reminders in the middle of the night.
Keep up the great work!
Thanks a lot for your votes, Cody! 😉
I’m new to TimeTune so not sure if this functionality already exists but I’d like to be able to share or have shared routines, with my wife for example.
Hi Ben! We don’t have this feature yet but we’re considering its implementation in the future. Thanks for your vote! 😉
This feature would make you unbeatable:
1.Create a private time tune calendar you can activate in your Google Calendar
2.Make a Chrome plugin to send it to the back as daily guidelines
Now you can see your routines in Google Calendar but when you create an event it shows on top of it.
Hi! Thanks a lot for the suggestion and the link. We’ll check it out 😉
#2 CALENDAR SYNCHRONIZATION
I would like to see TimeTune sync to Google Calendar since device synchronisation is not available; syncing to calendar will allow users to see their TimeTune routines on any device including their smartwatches. The main benefit here is that we could have our complex routines show up in pebble and other smartwatches without having to keep our phones on us always.
Thanks a lot for your vote! 😉
I think #1 would be what I would prefer the most. I totally understand the issues that come with it, but I think having it be something that you can turn on or off (depending on if you want to track actual effectiveness or not) would be helpful. Of the options you presented, I think the day’s end (or next morning) options would make sense.
Thanks a lot for the feedback, Thomas! 😃
I think you’ve done calendar sync (yet to test, but I figure it works), and I don’t really want any of the rest. #3 (device sync) has merit but I don’t currently have need for it, and some of the others that would change the nature of TimeTune or require subscription I think are better off in a different app, from you or someone else.
Thanks Greg! We’re adding your vote to our list 👍
Add another vote for an iPhone version!
Thanks Martin! 😃
You claims “But remember that TimeTune is all about time management and not task management”. You are totally wrong about these concepts. Tasks consume our time as many as routines do (especially if exclude sleep). So for what reason we need to organize one part of time consumers in one app and another part in different app? It is not convenient at all. The solution could be in garmonical combination. What if during some routined activity we are intended to resolve some tasks?
I’m a developer as well, and author of another app from prodactivity category. We could communicate about ideas and implementations. I’m open to collaboration 🙂
It is very important to adjust the schedule. Or it will become like an Icon. It is more frastrated to get reminders from timeline all over the day not in time, when all timeline is shifted for example by 2 hours. It is really anoing.
You need to implement “Exceptions” mechanism, to readjust single day without changing all routine.
Thanks for your feedback, Oleksandr! 👍
Not sure if we’re still voting years later, hah! But I’d LOVE a simple browser version to edit routines. My routines change during school vs summer, plus I have certain months where I’ll have a diffrent routine based on the business that needs the most attention during its peak times. It’s such a hassle to do it all on the phone and I would really love to do it faster on the desktop with my keyboard and big screen. Thanks!
Thanks! We’ll add your vote to the list 👍🙂
I liked #1,#8,#9.
I also recommend to add a feature of adding personal tunes for notifications, as listening to our favourite music we might not skip our routine and complete our planned work.
Hi! You can already use your personal tunes if you click on the ‘Custom’ button when selecting a sound for your notifications 🙂
A desktop version synchronized with our smartphone would be very convenient.
Thanks for your suggestion, Samuel 👍 We’re open to that possibility for the future, provided the project grows adequately 📈
#2 CALENDAR SYNCHRONIZATION
The reason why you would want 2-way sync is for the obvious reasons you already covered for incoming sync, but outgoing sync is necessary because it’s hard to integrate this with other tools without using a common integration between them. I can’t use your app with Sectograph, for instance, and that’s a big deal breaker for me as I am trying to use your app as part of a system of tools for managing ADHD. I won’t get in depth here about it, but the special requirements of an ADHD brain makes it necessary to have data presented in several different formats sometimes. You could also just add a sectograph like widget feature, but that sounds like reinventing the wheel and much harder than just added sync back to G-Cal.
Believe me, there is a whole market out there for neurodivergent utilities that help us manage time and tasks. It will be worth your while.
Thanks a lot for your feedback about this feature 👍🙂
I second that! One of the things I’ve been always wanting with this great app is 2 way Calendar sync, or being able to create a new Calendar for timetune that’ll allow it to work with other apps.
Sectograph being one great example, as I can have my smartphone watch face contain all the details in one view.
I really want to love this app, but i feel like it is seriously lacking in some areas. I would like to be able to schedule things out more than a month in advance for
example, when my kid starts soccer, I would like to be able to add those games and practices to my schedule without using a template because the times and fields are different every week; or when you book a Dr’s apt 6 months in advance it would be nice to add it the schedule so you don’t end up with conflicts. I think it would be beneficial to allow syncing across multiple devices and shared scheduling so you and your family are on the same page. I have spent 2 days scanning apps and I can’t find a single one that takes the hourly scheduling like Time Tune and combines it with a shared calendar app. Do you have any idea how great it would be to be able to add something to my husband’s schedule so he doesn’t forget to go by the grocery store or change the oil. That way everyone knows when the soccer games are and doctors apts. I just want an all in 1 app. I’m tired of using 3 different apps to try to stay on top of things (I say try bc when using several different apps things get missed)
Thank you very much for your feedback, Samantha 👍
TimeTune allows you to schedule single blocks on any date if you change the date on the ‘New block’ screen. But you’re right, limiting the ‘Schedule’ section to the next 30 days is not convenient.
We take note of your suggestions and we’ll evaluate the possibilities. The app is still evolving but we’re adding improvements progressively 😀
I want a desktop sync version of timetune.
Thanks for your suggestion. We’re open to that possibility, provided the project grows adequately 📈😀