Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Using PUSH for Background Sync in MyLifeOrganized on Android





Great news from MyLifeOrganized again! This time for our Android users. After the recent announcement for iOS background push synchronization is coming to MLO Android task manager. The cloud sync was automatic even before but it was still needed to run MLO for this. Now you can forget about manual sync and updates of MLO on Android completely. Once you are online the MLO app will receive all updates from MyLifeOrganized Cloud automatically and will send all changes you made while offline. All this in the background even if you do not run the app itself.

Yes we know that you waited for such news quite a long time. But we had to make it right and I think we did.

Here is an example of how it works. You set a reminder for a new task on your MLO task organizer for Windows and sync it to the cloud. After that you leave your home taking only your phone with you (even without opening the MLO app). As a result, the reminder from MLO app on Android will alert you at the required time. This is because it was sent to your MLO app on Android automatically during background cloud sync a few moments after you synced your MLO-Windows with the cloud.

How do I configure PUSH sync on my Android device?

Would you like to try this new feature? The PUSH notification is OFF by default in MLO-Android app and you'll need to configure it. Here is how you can do it:

1. Install the latest MLO for Android update.
2. In MLO settings click Synchronization and open cloud sync configuration profile. If your profile is not configured to sync with the cloud yet then connect it to the cloud as you normally do.
3. Switch ON the "Use Push" setting on this screen.
4. Make any change in your tasks in MLO on your device and perform a manual sync to the cloud. This manual sync will register your device on the cloud for future PUSH notifications and background synchronization.
5. From now completely forget about any manual sync to the cloud from your Android device.

We hope that the new PUSH sync functionality in MyLifeOrganized for Android will help you to become even more productive!


Respectfully, the MyLifeOrganized Team
Life is easy when organized!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Using PUSH for Background Sync in MyLifeOrganized on iOS





In the latest update for MyLifeOrganized iPhone and iPad task manager we released one of the most awaited functionality - the PUSH synchronization from the cloud. The PUSH notification is needed for MLO on iOS devices to receive updates you made on other devices via MLO Cloud automatically and in background i.e. even without opening MLO app on your iPhone or iPad.

Here is an example of how it works. You set a reminder for a task on your MLO task organizer for Windows and sync it to the cloud. After that you leave your home taking only your iPhone with you (without opening MLO app). As a result the reminder from MLO app on iPhone will alert you in the required time. This is because it was sent to your MLO app on iPhone during background cloud sync a few moments after you synced your MLO-Windows with the cloud.


How do I configure PUSH sync on my iOS device?

Would you like to try this new feature? The PUSH notification is OFF by default in MLO iPhone and iPad task manager and you need to configure it. Here is how you can do it:

1. Install the latest MLO for iOS.
2. In MLO settings click Synchronization and open cloud sync configuration profile. If your profile is not configured to sync with the cloud yet then connect it to the cloud as you normally do.
3. Switch ON the "Use Push" setting on this screen.
4. Make any change in your tasks in MLO on your device and perform a manual sync to the cloud. This manual sync will register your device on the cloud for future PUSH notifications and background synchronization.

Well done. Now your iOS device is ready to receive PUSH sync requests from MLO cloud in background.


How do I check that the PUSH sync works on my iOS device.

You can test that it works with these steps:
1. Lock your iPhone/iPad
2. Create one new test task on desktop with reminder for Now and sync desktop with cloud.
3. Wait for ~10-25 sec - do not unlock the phone.
4. MLO on your iOS device will get updates in background and as a result the reminder will be played on your device.


Why PUSH sync does not work on my device?


The PUSH sync may not work in the following cases:
1. When you unload MLO app from memory. Just start the MLO app again and do not unload it to receive future push notifications.
2. When MLO not allowed to receive notifications in iOS settings. If you did not allow it when MLO requested you can verify and change it in iOS settings->Notifications->MLO.
3. When MLO not allowed to make background refresh in iOS Settings-> General->Background App Refresh-> MLO
4. If there are too many modifications received in background by MLO from the cloud today. To protect your battery iOS may stop forwarding further PUSH notifications to the MLO app in background for the current date if there were too many requests already processed or the requests were too heavy. So if you made too many modifications in MLO-Windows, then start MLO on iOS to sync the changes from the cloud while the app is foreground. All future background sync requests should be processed normally. If it does not restore the PUSH background sync you may need to wait till the other day for the background sync to start working again. Unfortunately this is the restriction implemented by iOS and we can do nothing with it.


We hope that the new PUSH sync functionality in MyLifeOrganized for iOS will help you to become more productive!

P.S. The same background PUSH synchronization for MLO on Android already in the testing phase and will be available when all tests are over.


With inspiration, the MyLifeOrganized Team
Life is easy when organized!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

MyLifeOrganized 3 for iOS has been released!



We’ve released MyLifeOrganized 3 feature pack for iOS!
Our team took into account your wishes and prepared a large upgrade for the iOS app. 
Now the new MLO for iOS brings the mobile app closer in functionality to the desktop version, and it allows you to plan your tasks even more efficiently. Here are some reasons why you should upgrade:
• Full using of flags on your device.
• Custom task counters in views.
• Transform text to date when input new tasks to your inbox.
• Archive for completed tasks.
• Task statistics
• MyLifeOrganized on Apple Watch
• iPhone + iPad = a single universal app.
Also in the MyLifeOrganized 3 feature pack will be other new features, but later:
• Change properties of several selected tasks at once
• Text tags.
• PUSH for background synchronization.

About the price of the new pack and purchase guide you can read more here.


With inspiration, 
the MyLifeOrganized Team
Life is easy when organized!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New in MLO for iOS: Apple Watch and iPhone+iPad

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Friends, we have the last post about new features in MyLifeOrganized iOS 3 pack:
MLO on Apple Watch and an universal app for iPhone+iPad.

You have to wait quite a bit, and you will be able to enjoy the updated version.

Recall, previously we announced features:
Full using of flags on your device

MyLifeOrganized on Apple Watch

We worked hard to create MLO app for Apple Watch. So we are glad to present it now!

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With MLO app, you can choose which list of tasks you would like to see on Apple Watch. The only limitation is that this view should not be hierarchical because of the small size of the screen clock.
For example, create an "Important tasks for today" view on the phone, which shows only the red flag marked tasks. Next make a force touch on the watch, open the menu and see the list of the views from MLO on your phone. Choose the view that you need on the watch.

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In MLO for Apple Watch also you can:

  • Add a new task by clicking the "+" and dictate task text by your voice
  • Complete a task by clicking the checkbox in the list
  • See the number of completed tasks in the current view and the approximate percentage complete

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  • Open the task properties, add notes, put a star or delete the task

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  • In the Glance on the Apple Watch  you will see a graph of the completed tasks for the latest 7 days, and the current task list of the selected view

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Addition to the views, you can also switch between profiles and workspaces in order to see only desired task lists.

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As you know, MyLifeOrganized distinctive feature is that you can customize it to your own life and task management system. And the app will work flexibly the way it’s necessary for you. This ideology we have put in the MLO app on Apple Watch.

iPhone + iPad

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Another novelty! With the release of the new MLO iOS pack we’ve combined applications for iPhone and iPad. Now you can use a single universal app for your phone and for the tablet  when buying MLO. Those who have already purchased the app for the iPad, will be able to move their Pro purchase to the new universal app for free.

Do you enjoy this update? Is it useful for you? Write in comments.

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That's not all! In the next post we will summarize the update procedure and the price of MyLifeOrganized iOS 3 pack.

With inspiration,
The MyLifeOrganized team
Life is easy when organized

Thursday, May 12, 2016

New in MLO for iOS: Archive, purge and statistics for your tasks

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Friends, we don’t stop to tell you about new features in MLO iOS 3 pack.
You have to wait quite a bit, and you will be able to enjoy the updated version.


Recall, previously we announced features:
Full using of flags on your device


And now we'll tell you more about two new features: archive for completed tasks and task statistics.


Archive and delete completed tasks
We know that you have long been waiting for this update. After all, what can you do with a large number of completed tasks, which accumulate and occupy your resources and attention?
Now with the new MLO pack, you can archive old completed tasks, moving them to a different profile or completely delete them.
Therefore, your tasks list will not be overloaded, and your head will be free from already completed tasks.


This feature was previously available only in the desktop version. Recall, the new MLO for iOS brings mobile app closer to the desktop functionality.


When you would like to get rid of already completed tasks, go to Settings and choose "Archive / Purge tasks".


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Now you can configure a specific date by which all completed tasks need to be deleted. Select whether to delete tasks with open subtasks. You can also decide what to do with completed subtasks of current projects and recurring tasks. Finally, you can define a concrete action - copy, move or permanently deleting for all tasks.

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Important note. if you use synchronization for multiple MyLifeOrganized clients with a single data file, then make archiving only in one client.


Task statistics
With the new MLO 3 pack for iOS you can see all statistics for your tasks:
How many tasks I have? How many of them I completed yesterday? How many suspended projects I have? How many tasks I added past year?
On these and other questions a new statistics feature gives the answer.


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Projects.


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Stay with us
That's not all! Next we will announce other new features for MLO iOS 3 pack - iPhone + iPad = a single universal app and application for Apple Watch.


Do you enjoy this update? Is it useful? Write in comments.


With inspiration,
The MyLifeOrganized team
Life is easy when organized

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New in MLO for iOS: Parsing

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Friends, we have another surprise - we taught MLO for iOS to understand the entered text and set the task parameters!
This means you will have more time to carry out of your tasks and plans.


Let us remind, we announce new features of MLO for iOS. The new version will be available soon. Now it is checked by beta testers. Before that, we reviewed the new feature of using flags and сustom counters feature.


In this post we will focus in detail on a parsing tasks feature. With it you can set the time, date, reminder and other settings when you type the name of the task at Inbox.
For example, you urgently need to write that you must call to your partner Jim after 3 days at a specific time. But you have absolutely no time to adjust the date, time and other settings in the application. For such cases, there is a new feature that customizes the reminder directly in the text!


You go into your tasks. Next you enter a new task on the button Inbox. Type here "Call Jim remind in 3 days 2pm". Examples and reserved words you can also see on the screen.


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Then MLO application itself sets the date, time and puts the reminder.


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As a result, after 3 days at 2 p.m. app gives the reminder and you call Jim successfully. It saves your time and effort for more serious tasks.
This feature was available previously only in the desktop version. Recall, the new MLO for iOS brings mobile app to the desktop functionality.


Stay with us. Next we will announce in detail new features for MLO iOS 3 pack - archiving, deleting and statistics for tasks.


Thanks that you are with us! Ask questions and write requests.


Best wishes,
The MyLifeOrganized team
Life is easy when organized

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

New in MLO for iOS: Custom counters

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Friends, we have prepared another big improvement! With the new MLO 3 feature pack you can see a number of different tasks for views on your iOS devices!


Let us remind, we announce new features of MLO for iOS. The new version will be available soon. Now it is being tested by beta testers.
Before that, we reviewed the new feature of using flags.


Now we consider the function of counters and their configuration in the view of tasks. This innovation allows you to glance quickly over the list of views and understand how many different tasks require your attention. You don’t even need to open each view.


For example, you can see how many tasks in your Inbox waiting for your processing, even not revealing this view. Or you can see that there is an overdue task appeared in the Active Actions view even without opening it.


As you know, MyLifeOrganized app offers maximum flexibility. Therefore, the most important new feature is the ability to decide what type and what kind of tasks are important to you in the current view: All, completed, not completed, started or overdue.
We took care that you can customize the counter system as it’s convenient for you.


First you go to the settings of view counters.


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Go to the counters of the "All Tasks" view and select desired setting. For example, for this view we want to see two counters: the number of not completed tasks and the number of all tasks.


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We can see that we have 31 of not completed tasks and 43 of all tasks in this view at the moment.


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Important to note that counters consider tasks exactly in the given view. For example, we can count the number of overdue tasks among the tasks marked with red flag. To do this, we create a view showing only red flag tasks. Next we set for this view a counter of overdue tasks.
Thus, we give instructions for counter from which tasks it can make a count.


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Another interesting detail. If you set the option "Hide If Zero", the counter will not appear until at least one task with the given criterion appears. Thus, this option can be viewed as an additional soft notification, along with reminders for time, place and review already available in MLO.


As you know, one of the main MyLifeOrganized advantages - is unlimited hierarchy. As well it is used in the counters. When they are set, you can specify whether to consider only top level tasks or tasks with subtasks.


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Stay with us
As you can see, the work of MLO has become even more efficient and comfortable, despite the large number of your various tasks.


Next we will announce in detail the new feature for MLO iOS 3 pack - parse in your inbox, which can select by the entered text a date, context, time and other task settings.


Thank you. Ask questions and write requests!


Best wishes,
The MyLifeOrganized team

Life is easy when organized