Archive for September, 2008

Updated UI and new analysis graphs

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Updated UI

We’ve made a couple changes to the UI to make things a bit cleaner and easier to understand:

  1. The old ‘Comments’ tab is now called ‘Reviews’
    We thought that ‘Reviews’ described this tab better than ‘Comments’
  2. The ‘Analyze’ tab has been moved to a submenu on the log page
    We wanted to group all the ‘Log’ related functions onto one page, and give more exposure to export

And here’s the new look:

New Analysis Graphs

We’ve also made a big change to the kinds of analysis graphs that are now generated. There’s much more emphasis on tags, and you now have the ability to compare tags based on the amount of time you’ve spent.

Here’s an example graph that shows a tag breakdown based on the number of entries:

And here’s that same data using the “time spent” option:

By looking at both the number of entries and the time spent, you can get a clearer picture of where you’re doing work. For example, I can see here that I do a lot of UI tasks, but they take very little time.

We’ve also added a graph to the individual tag pages, which can be accessed by either clicking the name of the tag in your work list, or by clicking the tag bars on the Analyze page:

Here you can get a detailed look into how much time you’ve spent on a given tag, broken down by week.

Let us know what you think! Feel free to leave a comment, or email us at the usual feedback[at]

New Feature: To-do List

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

We’ve just added the ability to create a to-do list, if you’d like to plan your tasks ahead of time. To start entering to-do items, simply use the special tag “todo”:

We’ve added a new To-Do link in the Recent work bar, which you can click to see your todo items:

When you’ve finished the to-do item, click the green “Done!” button to have it transfer to your normal work log.

For those of you who keep tabs on the amount of time spent on your tasks, we’ve also added a shortcut (you’re prompted the first time you finish a to-do item, or you can enable it on the Display page in Settings) to allow quick entry after completing a todo item:

As always, feel free to leave feedback/suggestions/questions in the comments, or shoot us an email at feedback[at]

New way of entering tags + tooltips

Friday, September 5th, 2008

We’ve made a pretty significant change to the way tags are entered to make tags more accessible and consistent across the app. Don’t worry though if you’re a fan of the brackets - we’ve made it backwards compatible so you can still enter tags and time spent using the old method.

To enter tags, click the “add tags,time spent” link on the bottom of the enter work form:

This link will then be replaced with the tag/time spent entry form:

Just enter the tags or time spent into the box (or click on existing tags that populate on the bottom of the form), and click submit to add that work item.

Our goal is to make it as easy and fast as possible to enter new items. We’ve enabled keyboard shortcuts so you can enter in your work item, hit tab, enter in your tags, then hit enter to submit so you never have to use the mouse.

One other note - we’ve also created tooltips that will give examples and help documentation for features that need a little more explaining. These can be accessed by clicking the question mark links. We’ve only put them in the new tag entry form for now, but feel free to shoot us an email at feedback[at] or leave a comment below if you feel that there’s anything else on the site that needs better documentation.