Desktop Beta

Thanks for checking out the beta! The main goals of these changes are to make Moo.do more intuitive for new users and to focus on being a killer task management app.

You can use the beta version of the web app at https://beta.moo.do/web/ or download the beta version of the app at https://beta.moo.do/download/. In the app you will see a “Use beta version” checkbox in the Moo.doFile menu to toggle between the beta version and the normal version. You may need to press Alt to open the File menu.

New design

We’ve updated the design of the app to look more modern and emphasize important parts of the UI while deemphasizing less used features.

New views

Project View

While we love the Outline for quickly laying out projects and tasks, it’s not always the best way to visualize projects to be done, and we found it’s not intuitive for users coming from other task management apps.

Moo.do’s new Project View retains all the power of the Outline with collapsible nodes, but is laid out in a more familiar view grouped by project.

Tag, Contact, Priority views

For those people who like to organize with Tags (as context for GTD or to separate phases of a project), the Tag view makes it easy to view projects laid out by task and drag items between tag blocks. It’s similarly easy to manage and reorganize tasks by contact or priority.

Agenda view

  • The Agenda has three view options to focus on what’s due now or what’s next: Today, Week, and All.
  • It shows the full context of each item for clarity in case of multiple similarly named tasks.
  • And it just looks nicer.

Additionally, each pane’s view mode can be changed on the fly, to make it easy to view the project and search you’re looking at in a different way.

Hide when completed

  • The completed items search filters now hides by default
  • Completing items fade away and hide after a second, so they don’t clutter up your view
  • The completed items filter can show completed items or show only completed items
  • This actually applies to all search. If an item’s text is changed so that it no longer matches search, it will hide from view.
  • Because completed item management works better now, archiving completed items is less relevant so the button is moved to the pane options menu.

Search

  • You can now use or in search (or || if you’re a programmer) to show results from multiple searches
  • Search is now a simple box that opens a popup with all the options, and helpful hints for how to use search

Sidebar and top bar

The sidebar is now resizeable and can be fully hidden. When the sidebar is hidden, the boards and buttons are moved into a new bar at the top.

Board management

  • The options menu of each pane now has an “Open pane in new board” option.
  • The boards in the sidebar have a new option to create a copy of the board

Focus on task management

  • Items will have a task prefix by default, which can be changed in the settings
  • Removed the hover checkbox to make the checkbox on the left the way to complete tasks
  • Hotkeys to change prefix (not in this release yet)

Overview

  • Button at the top of the overview to show all projects
  • “Add project” buttons at the top and bottom to quickly add projects from the overview

Calendar pane is now free

We feel the calendar is a core feature of Moo.do, so we’re making it free. The Google Calendar sync remains premium.

Miscellenous

  • A move icon on left to show that items are draggable, and clicking it shows a menu
  • Collapsing is faster

Help us improve

Please let us know if you find any issues or have any suggestions. The best way to do that for the beta is post in the Moo.do Slack. If you’re not on the Slack and would like to join, send us an email to [email protected].


November Update

In this update we have a variety of updates mainly focused on improving the iOS and Android apps.

General

Zooming in the overview fades items out of view and displays the zoomed item with bold text. This makes it easier to jump between projects.

Standard Gmail labels have icons for easier navigation between labels. Open the overview or click the title in the top bar to switch.

iOS and Android

The top bar now shows the currently zoomed item as well as the hierarchy above it. Search and filter are in a second bar that hides when you scroll down. View search again by scrolling back up. The keyboard toolbar is larger and more attractive. It saves your scroll position so the buttons you last used are always visible.

The email preview has arrows at the top to navigate between emails, and a toolbar at the bottom for common actions.

The overview has a dark background and larger spacing for items, for easier navigation.

Desktop

The pane header is rearranged to put item titles on the bottom row, with the zoomed item in big bold text. All of the action buttons are together at the right side, and search is centered on the top row.

Agenda blocks are collapsible, so you can hide the blocks you don’t care to see right now. This state is saved per-pane.

Help us improve

As always, please let us know if you find any issues or how we can make our apps better for you. Thanks!


International Dates

We have added international date formats!

Choose between M/D/Y, D/M/Y, and Y/M/D in the desktop app and website by using the Settings menu from the sidebar and going to the General section.

Once you have selected the date format you want to use, all previous dates will be automatically updated for you. All dates that you enter in the future will be assumed to be in the format you have selected. Each person collaborating on a document will see dates in the format that they have selected.

OneNote integration

If you paste a OneNote link into Moo.do, you will now see a OneNote icon next to it. Clicking a OneNote link will open it in the native OneNote app.


Updates September 16

Evernote integration

If you paste an Evernote link into Moo.do or drag a note from Evernote (dragging only works on Mac), you will now see an Evernote icon next to it. Clicking an Evernote link will (optionally) open it in the native Evernote app.

Image lightbox

  • Images now open in a lightbox for quick previewing.
  • + click to open in a new tab as before.
  • This works for images in Google Drive, image email attachments, and links to images.

Misc

  • Changed: Switched hotkeys for new item and new email. N is for New item and E is for New Email.
  • New: Option to add events to Google Calendar without creating a local item
  • New: Highlight opened email in Outline pane
  • Fixed: Android typing missing characters
  • Fixed: Some repeat dates not showing notifications
  • Fixed: Some parsing issues with repeat dates

Markdown

We’ve added your most requested feature: Markdown! This brings three main benefits:

  1. You have more control over what each item on your list is: headers, tasks, bullets, and numbered lists.
  2. Along with the improved intro, it should be easier for new users to get started.
  3. It’s pretty!


How it works

Prefixes

  • # to create a header, or + Shift + 3
  • [ or [] or [ ] to create a task, or + Shift + [
  • * or - or + to create a bullet
  • 1. to create a numbered list
  • Buttons at the top of the pane to add project, task, item

Formatting

  • *italic* or **bold** or ***both***
  • + B to bold and + I to italic (as usual).
  • [Title](address) or + K to insert links with a title
  • — to create a horizontal line
  • Formatting only shows while items are selected

Search filters

  • New filters to show/hide headers and tasks. These work especially well combined with the flat search filter.

Display Settings

  • New Markdown layout theme
  • New advanced settings for header size, checkbox opacity, and background color