I think I am going to eject from Nirvana as my 'production' GTD
system. I have been using it for maybe a year. I just need a better
mobile interface (android ) and I agree 100% with Bruce in that
paying for future promises is something I will never do again. Too
often it just does not happen or it does not happen with
Right now I have a number of GTD services that I keep bookmarked to
check in on every 6 months (doit.im, getitdone are two examples off
top of head). Nirvana will likely move into that group.
Make no mistake, I am not ejecting due to a fee structure away from
free. I am leaving because of a pay structure when it is not where
I want it to be. A quality GTD system that meets enough of my needs
(omnifocus on mac was the last system I loved and I left macs 2
years ago) seems to be some holy grail and I do not think I am that
demanding. But a GTD is so important to me I will gladly pay.
I am just going to take more more shot on the Android thing, and
sorry this is less than all warm and fuzzy. I understand it is
harder to develop for. I understand fragmentation is a problem.
Tough shit. Life is hard. Android has nearly a million activations
a day. Put in the effort, hire people, and make it happen. If you
cannot get the funding/backing to do that, then you are going to be
any update on progress so far for the android app? Has the
project commenced or is it on the backburner until the iphone app
is launched? I'm interested because the feedback for the ios app
seems to be positive, but with so many other task management
developers such as Flow for example, offering iphone apps only it's
difficult not to feel sceptical whether this will see the light of
day any time soon.
I have a month left on a subscription to another app and while I
won't be renewing, I still haven't moved my tasks over to Nirvana
because of the nagging doubt over the android app. I realise there
is a mobile web app but while that suffices at the moment, when the
$49/year subscription kicks in soon I won't be able to justify
spending that on an incomplete solution.
As things stand I'm gradually moving projects and tasks into
Doit.im to see how it stands up as a full time task manager. Not
quite as polished as Nirvana but the basics are there, and quite a
bit on top as well. Wunderkit also have plans to incorporate
Wunderlist into their project management app so that will be
another alternative. They are both free, which while it's nice
isn't the most important thing for me. Doit has a working android
app now which syncs seamlessly with the web app. When Nirvana can
offer the same I would happily pay for the extra features whch I
consider important. Email tasks to Nirvana and Areas of Focus being
the main consideration for me.
on 07 Mar, 2012 07:31 AM
While you (and all Android users) wait for a specific response
from Mitchell to your queries there has been a brief exchange on
another thread that partially (but only partially) touches on where
you are coming from....
Hearing good things about the iPhone app so congrats on that!
Just wanted to touch base and find out how the progress on the
Android app was coming along in terms of how far we were from
signing up beta testers for Droid!
David McLaughlin responded
@Taha - you'll need to be patient, and understand we are not going
to give out dates or time frames until we're ready to do so -- and
now isn't the time.
@AJS nothing has changed from what I outlined in my original
post. The commitment to make android app is still strong. And the
timeline is still the same - nailing the iphone version, then
android version. Sorry I can't give more definite timelines.
Thanks for the response Mitchell, I wasn't necessarily asking
for a timeline, just some idea if the android project was actually
underway and a general progress report if it was in the form of
"going well" or "coming along nicely" sort of comment would have
been useful in light of the rapid progress on the ios app.
I take it from your response that there won't be any movement
until the ios app is launched, Thanks.