I agree though it's an abrupt moment to hit that popup. I think this kind of thing would work for certain things, however for a productivity tool for professionals - not so much.
Though I'm not really seeing what makes it any better than existing GTD offerings that already exist for gmail, so I agree with you afa I'm not going to be recommending it to anyone; if they had anything more there I'm sure they'd've had a different screenshot.
Might be useful to some that dont want to use external tools or provide access to their email inbox to 3rd parties
Occasionally I'll set two reminders because I forgot I already set one, but overall I'm doing more and replying to things at the right time without much effort, so it's been a successful switch for me.
Still, it is tricky for such an app to get stickiness from all kind of users.
After a few weeks of usage one thing that bothered me was that Inbox was slower. I continued to use it until I found that I had missed a few mails because Inbox had classified them incorrectly. I figured I'd rather use Gmail and make sure I didn't miss any mail, even if I have to sift through a few more mails. It basically comes down to what you prefer to tolerate type 1 or type 2 errors. And, search has always been good.
By default the columns are 'To Do', 'Doing' and 'Done' but this is just an example and can be changed. The idea of Drag is to be a universal way to manage your emails. Whether that's a To Do list or simply a better way to categorize your emails.
Some of our internal team are simply creating multiple lists so they're visually available (to be dealt with) in a more intuitive way than Inbox or traditional Gmail.
Love to hear your thoughts. Always good to get feedback from users of like-minded products/features.
One of the arguments that directly comes to mind when I look at dragapp's screenshots is that parsing messages to find out what the underlying task is just takes too much time. Look at the image and you'll see that there is no way to see what part of "Chrome extension for Gmail" is in to-do, progress or complete. You have to read each e-mail to find out.
Backup screenshot: http://imgur.com/a/VtyyO
Perhaps move to a host that helps you with that if you are unsure how to deploy HTTPS?
Firstly thanks so much for everyone's feedback. It's given me a million tasks to do already so prioritizing this and getting as much live as possible in the coming week.
Addressing a few of the points:
1) Accessing the tool. Would love people to share and spread the word however completely understand that you may not want to. We're getting a big number so thank you and also thanks to those who have not but interested to sign up.
2) Paid versions. Some people mentioned about the tool turning to paid only. This is very unlikely as we want to maintain a freemium model which means that on premium features (Enterprise) there may be some paid versions but again this is unconfirmed at these early stages.
3) Http(s) was a rooky mistake! Going live later today.
Please keep the feedback coming!
and selected all to delete.
no more annoying count of unread emails for years ago.
When you think about it, gmail is just one input into your list of things to do for the day - so you could imagine other integrations like Github PRs that end up there. Anyway, I'm glad people are still working on this problem, I consider it very much unsolved.
Email != ToDo List
GTD has been working for me for 10 years now, with simple lists. I think a part of it's strength is that the GTD-framework includes a method to "start over again" after your system gets inevitably cluttered.
Sortd is cool. We're trying to be a little different in as far as keeping things super-simple and a really quick way to drag 'n drop your tasks into organized lists.
We're also working on the following features:
1. Shared lists (so you can potentially collaborate on a task/email/list with co-workers
2. Adding Notes to emails. Be able to note (or multiple notes if team) on emails inside Drag.