TimeTune 2.9 brings with it an important change: a new ‘Schedule’ section that replaces the old ‘Timeline’ section:
Let’s find the reasons behind this change:
TIMELINE PROS AND CONS
The main advantage of the old Timeline was its aesthetics. It was pleasing to the eye… and that’s pretty much it.
You could not see the duration of your activities or their ending times. You could not identify empty time in your day either. Those were long-time requested features that the Timeline section couldn’t fulfill.
In the end, the Timeline was just a collection of points in time. It didn’t really draw a map of your day.
The new Schedule section on the other hand allows that and more:
A STEP FORWARD IN OUR MISSION
As we emphasized in other articles, our mission in TimeTune is to help you improve your distribution of time, so you can be more productive.
As the old Timeline didn’t help with that, we needed a new way to show how your time is distributed throughout the day.
To keep things coherent, we used the same format we already use in routines: blocks of time.
Showing your day as a concatenation of blocks of time enables some useful features:
ENDING TIMES AND DURATIONS
The new Schedule section allows you to see at a glance when each block of time starts and ends, along with its duration:
That paints a precise picture of your time distribution for a specific day.
LOCATING AND ALLOCATING EMPTY TIME
The Schedule section allows you to locate empty time in your day very easily:
But that’s not all. You can click on the ‘+’ icon in the empty block to quickly assign that portion of time to a new event in your day.
A SUMMARY OF YOUR DAY
Another nice feature enabled by the new Schedule section is the ability to see a summary of your day, like we do in routines:
For the moment the day summary only includes routine activities, but the idea is to include TimeTune events and calendar events in future updates.
Finally, the Schedule section opens the door to new possibilities we’d like to explore in the future, like for example:
- The ability to advance or delay your schedule on a specific day (instead of modifying or creating a routine just for that day).
- The ability to change the order of your time blocks for a specific day.
- Improved statistics showing what really happened with your time (including one-time modifications).
- The possibility of tracking your activities and build better habits.
So stay tuned. More changes are coming in 2020! 🙂