The "get TouchBase" button is clear enough, but after a minute my eyes have been redirected everywhere and I still don't know if TouchBase has a decent day/week/month view.
EDIT. Okay, here we go: "You might want to keep your iPhone calendar around if you really like/use the month view a lot, as TouchBase doesn't offer that."
FWIW, I've largely stopped using the normal calendar app in favor of this one. If we see a lot of demand for a month/week view, we might well add it in.
Thanks for the feedback!
It makes any comprehension difficult. Two recommendations:
1) add more white space
2) try to communicate the value proposition in as little words as possible. This book is a good starting point on how to do that: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1400064287/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_0dBNob...
TouchBase - a smarter iPhone calendar
TouchBase - the smart iPhone calendar
TouchBase - steroids for your iPhone calendar
TouchBase - turbocharge your iPhone calendar
TouchBase - the iPhone calendar enhancement for working moms on the go
TouchBase - powerful scheduling
TouchBase - intelligent scheduling
TouchBase - schedule like a pro
TouchBase - control your calendar
TouchBase - command your calendar
TouchBase - calendar command center
(edited to fix link, thx)
"Application Specific Information:
com.tomoapps.touchbase failed to launch in time".
Spin a thread or dispatch in -application:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:launchOptions: as soon as you can. Don't do heavy work there.
The app started successfully after that. First impression feedback:
The Edit/Done animation looks a little strange, maybe too fast or maybe because you are shrinking the height of the hidden view during the animation
Good luck with the launch!
If you're willing, would love help in tracking down what's happening. email@example.com ... Thanks for the info, regardless!
All the ones I've found are very coarse-grained. Really meant for someone with a couple of appointments a day at specific times. I need to do that, but I also need something to manage tasks and assignments. I.e. I'm in a meeting and I get 3 tasks X, Y, and Z. X needs to be done monday at 3 pm, Y needs to be done this week, and Z needs to be done at some point. I want something where I can quickly and easily add all three tasks, then come back later and decide I'm going to work on Y on Wednesday and tentatively decide to work on Z on Friday.
For me allocating a big list of tasks to limited time, and being able to fluidly move them around as circumstances change is just as important as remembering that I have a lunch appointment 3 pm on Friday.
https://www.producteev.com/ does this decently well. I love that it has a box that just lets you type in "lunch meeting noon monday" instead of having to click around on a date picker. When you're getting an assignment while talking to someone it's crucial not to have to click around. iCal is infuriating in how many clicks it takes to add a task and schedule it. I also love that you can leave a task unassigned then drag & drop it when you decide to allocate it to a certain day. But it's a web app and it's not snappy enough. The UI can slow down at random moments which sucks when you're trying to jot down an appointment while talking to someone.
If you email me (webwright @ gmail), I can get you a free beta invite for your trouble.
My calendar uses more than one language, how will you decide how to parse it?
Some of my contacts would find it weird if I message them in english, others wouldn't even notice, a few wouldn't even understand the message.
I can't seem to get it to work because it can't detect my contact, and it won't let me select my existing record. It only lets me create a new one. But when I do that, it crashes once I click done. I went in and added every email to my contact through 'contacts,' but it still won't recognize it.
Any thoughts? I hope this is something you can work out - because this app looks fantastic.
It also Crunches my calendar for about 30seconds every time I launch it. If that is the expected behaviour I will not be using it long term.
Other than that - I want to play with it, it looks really nice.
One feature request: can you also use the "nickname" field when looking for matches? I call my wife "J" so I added that as her nickname in "Address Book.app" but TouchBase still can't manage to match it up.
Looks good. Perhaps a bit weak in the face of Siri's launch?
Siri is interesting-- and may (someday) kill us, but I think it remains to be seen how practical it is for communicating/mapping around your calendar. I get plenty of stalls and "I don't understand you" on the Siri front-- especially with people or cafe names.
Of course, even if Siri PERFECT, there's still a huge swath of people with older iPhones, a hatred for voice controls, accents, etc.
While we're committed to the app, it's definitely in the "revenue generating project" category (versus the "I hope I'm doing this 10 years from now" category! :-) ).