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A look back at our most memorable moments of 2015…

Looking Back on 2015 at DropTaskWith the holiday season in full swing, many of us will be taking time out to rest up and recharge our batteries after a busy year. So as 2015 draws to a close, it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on everything that has been accomplished – before looking forward to the year ahead. Here’s a look back at just some of our most memorable moments at DropTask this year…

The DropTask Community

The DropTask Yammer CommunityAs we looked to find the right tool to engage with our users, we set up the DropTask Yammer Community – providing an engaging and collaborative environment for users and the DropTask team to connect with one another. By strengthening our connection to you – our incredible supporters, we’ve been able to gain valuable insight into your needs as well as deliver the support that you require – resulting in a product that brings great value in managing people’s tasks and lives, as well an invaluable user experience.

Brand-new integrationsDropTask for Outlook plugin

2015 saw the release of our plugin for Outlook – making the way emails are managed even easier. The ability to instantly transform emails into actionable tasks ensures that incoming to-dos don’t get lost or forgotten in an ever-increasing inbox.

DropTask PRO and Evernote IntegrationHot off the back of this release was the launch of our integration with popular note-taking tool, Evernote. A two-way sync makes it possible to bring notes to life by putting them into action in DropTask, or sending to-dos straight into Evernote to generate ideas and watch work take shape.

Native desktop apps

DropTask for Windows and Mac DesktopWith DropTask available on the Web, as well as on iOS and Android devices, we were thoroughly excited for the much anticipated launch of our native desktop apps for Mac & Windows. Boasting lightening speed performance and offline capability, the apps give you the complete flexibility to be able to leverage DropTask from your chosen device at any time.

Powerful product enhancementsProject Archiving

As part of our mission to continuously deliver value and improve user experience, we also made some small yet powerful enhancements to the app. From the ability to Transfer and Archive Projects, to improved Searching and Filtering functionalities, these small enhancements give even more freedom and flexibility – helping to reduce distractions and bring focus to the areas that need it the most.

How others are using DropTask

Hudson Architects using DropTaskFrom large organizations and schools, to family-run businesses and sole traders, DropTask has been helping users from around the world to manage their to-dos. Amongst the stories we’ve shared, we’ve learnt how sales at Corporate Recognition have increased, working in remote teams has been made easy at HP, and how efficiency and transparency has been inspired at Hudson Architects – all as a result of implementing DropTask into the day-to-day running of the organizations.

Plus, a beautiful evolution…

The DropTask team at TechCrunch Disrupt 2015Throughout the year we’ve been listening to what our users have been saying and as a result, we’ve been making some big changes to the app – including a beautiful new design and strengthened organization and management capabilities. The team were extremely excited to hit the road and head to London for TechCrunch Disrupt (one of the most anticipated tech events of the year), to unveil the upcoming release for the first time.  Now, with the beta already under way, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be lifting the lid on our new release early next year. But in the meantime here’s a glimpse at some of the feedback we’ve received….

First minute’s impression: WOW, both Schedule and Completed Tasks view are functional enhancements.”
Jan Dvorak

Great work guys. I wasn’t sure what you could do to tweak it and make it better. This is more than just a tweak!!! This is a whole new program.
Brian Vroomen

Love it!! …Love the fact that one can view it in so many different ways.
Tarjinder Gill

So there you have it, some of our favorite picks from 2015 – and what an amazing year it’s been. A big thank you to all our users for supporting us on our journey. Now, with the doors to 2016 to soon open, we’re excited about what’s in-store, so be sure to check in here and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ for the latest news, tips and stories.

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Unveiling our new release at TechCrunch Disrupt…

DropTask at TechCrunch Disrupt Startup AlleyEarlier this week, we hit the road and headed to London for one of the most anticipated tech events of the year, TechCrunch Disrupt, to showcase our new release for the first time. Least to say, we were all extremely excited to unveil the beautiful new design and demo the enhanced functionality of the app. In fact, we were so eager to get set up and show off our brand new app, we were the first to arrive!DropTask team first to set up

Before long, the doors opened and there was a real buzz about the place as exhibitors, members of the press, and the general public began to flood into the arena to check out some of this year’s hottest game-changing technologies.

Located amongst approximately two hundred other companies in the Startup Alley, we were there to shine the light on the new DropTask. With a complete redesign of the interface, the new app brings a fresh, clean look and boasts a range of modern and vibrant colors – which sure did the job of catching the attention of passers-by. You couldn’t help but be drawn in to the uniquely colorful and shapely design of DropTask, as intrigue spread about the functionality of the app.

DropTask's stand at TechCrunch Disrupt

This was our first opportunity to show off the new release, and we couldn’t wait to demo the strengthened organization and management capabilities which the team have been busy developing over the past year.  A brand-new way of managing your project in stages (as opposed to focusing on time), makes way for a more agile way of working, and can be implemented when using methodologies such as Kanban and GTD. In addition to this, enhanced scheduling across each project will give you a clear overview of your work so you know exactly what needs to be done and when.DropTask demo with visitors at the event

With this (plus a whole host of extra features), visitors were able to get stuck in and try the app first-hand for themselves. The feedback we received was immensely positive and users found it easy to relate to the new ways of working – envisioning how they would use the app for organizing both their personal and professional projects and to-dos.

During the exhibition, a whole line-up of events were taking place on the centre stage – including the main event of the afternoon, Startup Battlefield.TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield Competition

Battlefield is all about bringing the latest innovations and technologies together on one stage to compete for the coveted Disrupt Cup, and despite losing out on the top spot, we made it through to the final 10 through a public vote – and for that we can’t thank you enough.

The DropTask team at the DropTask stand

We’re pleased to announce that our official beta will open this Monday (14th December), exclusively to members of DropTask PRO as part of our Tester Program. The beta is an opportunity for you to get a first-look at our brand new app where you’ll be able to try out and test all of the new and improved features for yourself. You’ll also be encouraged to share your thoughts and contribute towards its overall enhancement ready for the official release. To get involved, simply subscribe to DropTask PRO today here, then drop us a message at contact@droptask.com to gain access to the beta!

Join us at TechCrunch Disrupt this Monday – unveiling new features & more!

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On Monday, the DropTask team (including CEO & Founder, Chris Griffiths), will be heading to London where we’ll be exclusively unveiling the new DropTask at the digital flagship event of the year, TechCrunch Disrupt.  Gathering the biggest and brightest entrepreneurs on one stage and shining the spotlight on some of the start-ups tipped to be the next big thing, Disrupt is shaping up to be an unmissable event that we can’t wait to be a part of. But don’t worry if you can’t drop by to say hello… Here’s a little taster of what’s coming soon…

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Beautiful by Design.

Prepare to be blown away with the vibrancy of our new design which is sure to make heads turn and pens drop.

Small but Mighty

Small but MightyAmongst all of the big updates such as improved scheduling and enhanced filtering, we’re also making it possible for you to set due time as well as date, apply multiple reminders on the same task, and add individual notes to accompany each reminder.

Adaptable, Flexible and Fluid

Adaptable, Flexible and Fluid

Whether you’re a GTD enthusiast or prefer more of a Kanban approach to your day to day management, our newest release will be more flexible than ever before with various views to compliment the way that you work.

 

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ where we’ll be bringing you live updates directly from TechCrunch Disrupt, including details on our upcoming beta.

Integrate with iMindMap 9 for the complete creative experience…

iMindMap 9 - out nowBursting with new features and powerful functionality – this week we’re celebrating the latest version of Mind Mapping software, iMindMap.  Guiding you through each stage of the creative process, iMindMap 9 equips you with the power to fire your ideas in at lightening speed, so you can seamlessly think, plan and develop before getting to action in DropTask.

If you love what we’re doing here at DropTask, we highly recommend checking out iMindMap’s visual workspace – designed to inspire you while you work. Delivering nothing short of outstanding performance, functionality, and the flexibility to work in a way that suits you, the latest version offers the perfect creative package to make sure those great ideas don’t slip away.

Get started by downloading your free trial today, and take a tour of the highlights while you wait…Take a tour of iMindMap 9

Big changes are coming…

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Here at DropTask, our aim is to develop functionality that’s simple and enjoyable to use but delivers powerful results. To accomplish this, we don’t like to simply make assumptions about what we think you want to see in the product, instead we take great care to listen.

Over the past year our team have been busy evaluating our forum & community pages, engaging in conversations with our users and taking on board all of the feedback and suggestions we’ve received – including those from our own experiences of using DropTask.

As a result, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be making some big changes to the product as well as our brand, later this year.

The road ahead…

From the abundance of positive feedback that DropTask has received, we’ve learnt that you absolutely ‘love’ the colorful and visual design of the app and how it engages you while you work – which we couldn’t agree with more! So as we look towards the future, we see our app being more than just your project-based task manager; we see it as your life organizer – a planner that’s flexible, friendly and fit for purpose for everything you’re looking to achieve.


A clean & clear experience
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In keeping with our simple and visual approach, we’ll be bringing a fresh and vibrant new look to the app to make things cleaner and more intuitive. Attention will be drawn to the tasks and areas that need it the most, allowing you to clearly assess when and where your time should be spent. Emphasis will turn towards team members instead of projects, and you will gain greater clarification over the accountability and responsibility of individual tasks. The new design will eliminate clutter and prevent distractions from tasks that don’t require focus.

Our Head of Creative Media, Gareth Lloyd – who has been busy redesigning the app, states “Design and user experience never takes a back seat at DropTask. Through recognizing how significant it is to instantly know what’s important and when, the new look will bring focus to a cleaner way of working, for a much clearer way of thinking.”


The feel good factor
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Our current view of completed tasks isn’t how we’d like it to be so we’re transforming it into something special. The new interface will give you the feel good factor about the tasks you’re achieving and will motivate you while you work. When you’ve worked hard at something, there’s nothing more satisfying than reaching your end goal and getting the task ticked off, and by making sure your achievements are recognized, you can celebrate and look back at everything you’ve accomplished.


A refreshing new look on the go
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Upon launching, a goal of ours was to give complete flexibility to our users by allowing them to leverage DropTask from their chosen device at any time. In accomplishing this goal, we’ve released native apps for iOS and Android devices, as well as both Mac and Windows Desktop.

As we continue to move forward, our development teams are taking things up a notch and revamping our entire range of apps to bring you a seamless and intuitive experience. Bursting with exciting new visuals and polished functionality, our apps will breathe new life into your projects to deliver an even more engaging and enjoyable experience no matter where you are, or which app you’re using.


So there you have it, a sneak-peek at some of the changes we’ll be making and what you can expect to see in the next few months. Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Twitter & Google+ pages over the coming weeks as we’ll be bringing even more announcements and previews of what will be available in the new release.

If you’re not yet a DropTask member, sign up for free today.

Now Available! DropTask for Windows desktop (beta)

 

DropTask for Windows

Just released in an open beta –
Get the Windows app for free today:

Download DropTask for Windows

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A powerful productivity experience now available on your Windows desktop

As part of our Tester Program last month (a cool perk exclusively available to DropTask PRO members), we released our Windows desktop app in a private beta. Since then, it has been vigorously tried and tested, and as a result of some insightful feedback, improvements and fixes have already been made to make the running and performance of the app even smoother.  Now, with the private beta closed, we’re excited to release our app to all of our users in a public beta*. Here’s what you’ll experience when you download and install DropTask to your Windows desktop…

easy access

work from anywhere - offline capability

superior performance


Get the DropTask app for your desktop today!

Download DropTask for Windows

*Please note that while this app is in beta, there will be differences in the availability of certain features. If you have any questions, just drop us an email at contact@droptask.com and we’ll be happy to help.

Coming Soon: DropTask for Windows Desktop

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Last month saw the successful launch of our app for Mac desktop and since then, many of you have been eager for a Windows desktop app. Well, we’ve got some exciting news…Our development team have been working hard this spring to design and build a DropTask app suitable to download and install straight to your Windows desktop!

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The new desktop app for Windows will deliver an all-around powerful experience, with instant access to your projects with just a click of a button – making it even quicker and easier than ever before to dive straight in and start getting things done!

What’s more, the app boasts offline capability, which gives you the freedom to continue making progress on projects regardless of Internet connection. Once you’re back online, any changes will seamlessly sync across all devices.

With just a few finishing touches left to be made, we want to make sure it runs just as we expect and gives our users the most seamless experience possible. That’s why we’ll soon be asking some of our lucky DropTask Tester Community members to take a first-look at the app in beta before its official release. If chosen as a beta tester, you will be able to have your say on what’s working well and also report any glitches so we can make important updates and fixes before its release. The feedback we receive from our beta testers is incredibly valuable to us as it helps shape the future of DropTask, so we’d really appreciate your help.

Want to get involved?

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If you would like the opportunity to test our upcoming app in beta, you’ll need to be part of our Tester Community which is exclusively available to DropTask PRO members only. Beta testing will open very soon, so stay tuned for the latest news and updates.

For more information on all of the other great benefits you’ll receive when you join DropTask PRO… 

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DropTask is now available to download on your Mac Desktop!

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DropTask for Mac has arrived!

Get started by downloading DropTask straight to your Mac desktop for free today:

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If you’re not a Mac user don’t worry – our Windows desktop app will be coming soon! In the meantime, you can also sign up to DropTask for free via our Web, iPhone, iPad, or Android apps.


Do more on your desktop

DropTask’s engaging visual display gives people all around the world the motivation and encouragement to reach their goals – whether they be deadlines at work, personal errands, or that trip you’ve always wanted to take. When you download and install our app on your Mac desktop today you’ll be instantly equipped with the tools you need to plan, manage and take action…

Bring everything together

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From files to conversations – bring everything together in one collaborative workspace. With DropTask installed on your Mac you’ll gain instant access to all of your projects and will be able to stay in the loop with a visual notifications showing right on your desktop!


Keep your projects moving

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With offline capability you can continue to delegate, update and complete tasks, safe in the knowledge that any changes will seamlessly sync across all devices once you’re back online.


Download DropTask for Mac today:

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If you’re not a Mac user don’t worry – our  Windows desktop app will be coming soon! In the meantime, you can also sign up to DropTask for free via our Web, iPhone, iPad, or Android apps.

Join our DropTask Yammer Community!

Join our DropTask Yammer Community today!

Our DropTask Yammer Community offers a collaborative environment that allows you to connect with other DropTask users just like yourself, from all around the world. As part of our community you’ll have the chance to get involved in product and feature discussions, leave suggestions, and engage directly with members of the DropTask team.


Why Join Our Community?

 

Topics that interest you

If you have an interest in a particular DropTask topic or feature, then you can browse our groups and join the ones you find most important. If a specific group doesn’t exist, then simply start a new one and invite others to join!


Shape the future of DropTask

User feedback is incredibly valuable to us, and your insight leads us to make meaningful enhancements and improvements to the app. Our community is a place for you to share your thoughts and leave any suggestions you may have for the future development of DropTask.

 

A helping hand

You may find the answer to your question through discussions with other users or by engaging with members of our team for some extra help. What’s more, if you have some knowledgeable information then you can help other members by sharing it with them.


Get involved and have your say on the topics that matter to you the most when you join our community today. Plus don’t forget, if you’re a member of DropTask PRO you’ll get to contribute to all of our exclusive beta discussions around our upcoming Mac Desktop app.