International, recurring events & first day of the week

International, recurring events & first day of the week

It’s been a few weeks since our last official update. The wait was not for nothing…

Here we go! We’ve also made a video if you want to see some of the features in action.

🍾 New Features

  • International (Japanese, Chinese, Korean etc.) and accentuated characters are now supported in the app: in notes, task names but also in the console
  • Console with international support
    Console with international support
  • You can now define the first day of the week along with your working hours
  • First day of the week
    First day of the week
  • Routine now supports creating and editing recurring events
  • Create/edit recurring events
    Create/edit recurring events
    Define custom recurrences
    Define custom recurrences

✂️ Improvements

  • The dashboard has been drastically improved:
    1. The application that was previously in foreground will be put back in focus when the dashboard is closed
    2. The dashboard can be opened over full-screen apps e.g when watching a movie
    3. The dashboard will open on the monitor your mouse points to
    4. The dashboard will adapt to the size of the screen on which it is opened
  • The new Notion Status property can now be used in the Routine integration
  • Events can now be created in full screen by clicking the Edit button in the creation pop-up window
  • Task occurrences are displayed with both (i) a recurrence icon to navigate to the original recurring task and (ii) the parent of the recurring task (if any)
  • Task occurrences with a shortcut to the task recurrence object
    Task occurrences with a shortcut to the task recurrence object
  • Automatic time allocation now takes into account meeting attendance.
  • If you indicate No, Routine will consider that you are available, the opposite if you indicate Yes.

  • Allocations (blocked time for your tasks) create events in Google Calendar:
    1. The name of those events now feature a prepended checkbox. This way, if you use Google Calendar, you will know which events represent tasks
    2. Indicator in the title that the event is related to a task in Routine
      Indicator in the title that the event is related to a task in Routine
    3. Those events are now set as private, preventing your colleagues for instance from reading the name of the task your blocked time for; all they see is an event named “busy”
    4. By default, allocations are set in private & busy
      By default, allocations are set in private & busy
  • A bug has been fixed preventing from redirecting in an object’s specific heading
  • You can now easily capture information and organize it in your tasks, events, contacts and pages.

    Redirect to a specific heading
    Redirect to a specific heading
  • The size of events in the Planner has been adjusted to better reflect their short duration e.g 10 minutes, 15 minutes etc.
  • The day-specific list of tasks in the planner’s footer is now completely retractable
  • Same thing for the upper all-day section which can be expanded and retracted
  • If you experienced a white screen crash, it has been fixed. It was happening to users with a very large number of contacts
  • Whenever you delete recurring tasks from notes, the recurrence is now automatically stopped
  • The issue with calendar colors resetting to their original value has been fixed
  • Pasting in embed/link input fields has been fixed

🎯 Coming Next

On top of fixing the remaining bugs, we are currently working on the following functionalities:

  • Gmail integration: we’re waiting for Google’s validation
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Search

For more information, do not hesitate to refer to the roadmaps and upvote for your favorite features.

💡 Tips

We recently released a complete ebook to help busy people be more productive.

The book summarizes the methodologies, tactics and tricks experienced entrepreneurs have learned to put in place over the years so that you do not have to go through that painful learning 🙂.

Unlike many productivity books that often feel abstract (and long!), this book has been written to follow a simple and very practical structure.

Every chapter goes through:

  1. A problem you encounter on a daily basis as a busy person
  2. An explanation of how the most organized people deal with such a situation
  3. A list of tactics and tools that you can use to improve your productivity

Hope you will learn a thing or two.

🤗 Shout Outs

Melanie, Katrina, aaslyng, abbas, agnieszka, Ajay L., Alco, Alek W., Alex B., Alvaro Y., Amanda G., Ana Sofia P., Andrew Z., Armanto T., Ashley O., ashneel, Carole A., Axel H., AzLionheart, Azoth, Benoit, Benzalkonium, bliew, Brian M., Brice, Carmina, Cathy S., Chris E., Christina L., Claudio, Csaba K., Chris S., d41, dags170291, danperunov, Dawn J., delisau, Serge D. V., QT001 D, drb, Didier V., Marie E., Elijah K., Enrico M., Felix K., Fidelity B., Marco DS, Fray, Fredo N., Fredrik H., FX F., GameFreaks, Gl1n-, Abdelhalim S., Harold P., Henrik J., Hugo M., Jan-Hinrich F., Yilun L. M., jermorris, Jesse E., Jeylani, John G., Jinta Y., Joe W., Joris S., josebg, Juano, K_liff, Karl, Kennon B., Kevin T., Kevin F., Ihor, Kristin A., Haku O., leftride, Leo S., Leon B., Lucas T., Lucas~, lucidsleepy, Dion, Massey, Mathias C., Mathilde C., Michael S., Jonathan L., nesl247, Nicolas B., Nicola G., Noah, Odysseas G. P., Olivier B., Peter O., Phil R., Piotr R., Rick M., Rishi M. A., robert, Rodrigo, romap0, Sam, sathwik, Serguey B., Shambhavi S., shrikanth, Sanjiv K., sthenc, Sunil, Trevor, Katka P., tatelax, Mohamad T., TheUbermensch, Thibaut N., Tiffanie L., Tiff L., Ty F., Tyler H., Vianney C., Vladimir S., VlaDjinn, xversaceeeee, YUYA, zak, praful.eth and many more who provided feedback one way or another.

Thank you so so much for your constant support! 🙏