Wow that was quick! Taking us all by surprise, Apple have approved Done 2.0 in record time and it’s available in the App Store now.
We haven’t quite had the time to get all our new materials in order or update the Done User Guide, so as an interim measure we’ll just cover off what’s new in the latest version. If you haven’t got a copy already then grab it quickly because we’re going to be increasing the price very soon.
New Heads Up Display
The current version of Done presents you with an easy way to delete all your completed items – just rotate the phone into landscape mode to get the big ‘Delete all completed items’ button. Done 2.0, takes this to the next level…
Now, when you rotate your phone you’ll be presented with our newHUD (Heads Up Display) which gives you three choices: Delete all completed items, Email your list to yourself or others and Wallpaper – save your most important items to your Camera Roll so that you can set them as your wallpaper.
The fact that the HUD works on a list-by-list basis gives you fantastic flexibility and means that you can email any list or combination of lists to yourself or create a wallpaper of just the top items from any individual list (the current version of Done creates a wallpaper based on your combined list).
As before, Done allows you to shake your phone to sort your list of items by either priority or date order, depending on your settings. With Done 2.0 you can also arrange items manually.
One of the many things users really like about Done is its simple, uncluttered interface and we’ve tried to keep that in Done 2.0. So the challenge was to find a way to add new features without adding loads of new buttons. Because Done is developed exclusively for the iPhone we always wanted to take full advantage of its capabilities – if the phone can detect a shake, why not use that to sort instead of adding a sort button?
We’ve carried this thinking through to Done 2.0 – so to enter manual edit mode you simply hold your finger on an item for a second then release it. A sound will confirm that you’re now in edit mode and the drag handles and delete buttons will appear. Now rearrange your items to your heart’s content and tap the screen to exit edit mode.
Item’s dates and priorities will change as you rearrange them, so dragging a priority 1 item down the list past a priority 2 item will change its priority to 2. It all works exactly as you’d expect and is incredibly useful in fine-tuning your list of tasks.
Working with lists
One of Done’s existing features is the ability to create separate lists of tasks and view them either individually or combined into one master list. Done 2.0 takes this one step further by allowing you to turn individual lists on or off. Have a look at the screengrabs below to see how this works.
Notice how the master list (at the top) changes from All with 84 items to Selected with 40 items. Lists that have been switched off don’t show up in the combined list and their items aren’t added to the icon badge. This really helps when you want to focus on a particular set of tasks as you can now view the contents of your lists in any combination you choose – you might want to turn off all your work lists at the weekend for example.
New striped theme
There’s also a smart new striped theme – don’t worry, it’s optional so if you prefer the old lined look, it’s still available.
We’ll update the user guide soon but in the meantime, download the free update (or even buy a copy), have a play and let us know what you think. If you like what we’ve Done (pun intended) please leave a good review and let us know…