594 votesAdminKirill Maximov (Admin, Checkvist) responded
We would really want to implement this in a new mobile HTML5 app for iphone/android devices first.
That seems to work nicely Kirill, thanks.
Cheers Kirill, sounds good.
Here's one example of something that crops a lot on slow connections:
- 'll' for new list
- type a few letters of known list name (eg. 'inb' for 'inbox')
- hit enter (muscle memory), not noticing that lists popup hasn't populated yet
The result is a new unwanted list called 'inb', that must now be deleted, and the whole process started afresh. This is only one example: many other unwanted events crop up when attempting to rapidly perform a bunch of operations on a few list items.
I suspect offline support is the answer to this, but might be mistaken.
I haven't trawled through all the comments here to see if this point has already been made, but one of crucial advantage of offline support is reducing latency on slow connections.
I live in rural Australia, and under our corrupt alliance of an explicitly anti-tech/science regime and abusive monopolist telco, must suffer ADSL speeds often as low as 100kbps. This makes Checkvist unusable for anything extensive, forcing frequent reversion to a local text document. Offline mode would obviate much of this.
Cheers, good point. Overall this gives me most of what I wanted, ie. to reduce lists being cluttered with items that I don't need to see until they're due.
Not quite as good as a toggle, as it's a bit uncomfortable to have no way of seeing everything without going back to edit the css again. Also some visual reminder that the list has hidden items would be good (though I can probably do something in css for this).
Nevertheless, it's 80% of the way there and is definitely useful for me. It's a testament to Checkvist's flexibility that you can approximate a feature that doesn't quite exist.
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Cheers Kirill, that's a reasonable thought. It's probably very simple to do something like that using Automator. One way or another, I think I'll figure out something for myself when I have a bit of time to spare.
That would help in the (perhaps) 10% of the time I'm in Chrome when working on the computer. I think Chrome extension keyboard shortcuts need Chrome to be the focused app before they can be triggered?
The kind of thing I'm talking about is a universal keyboard shortcut that opens a quick-entry dialogue regardless of which application is currently foregrounded (I'm on a mac, so this means Chrome, Xcode, Mail.app, etc).
This really requires a native app, which I realise isn't what you do, so it's probably out of scope. I'll add it to my todo list to have a look at making something like this for myself, using the Checkvist API.
Just to reiterate, the requirement is to be able to quickly throw some text into Checkvist when you're working in another app, and to do this *without* leaving the current context. No changing browser tabs or apps.
The fact that this feature is so commonplace (Evernote, Todoist, Wunderlist, etc, etc) I think makes the point that it's widely valued. Distracting 'todo' thoughts are best thrown at something where they stick, and Checkvist is probably the appropriate 'something' for many users.
Something like this would be very useful.
The purpose of the bookmarklet as I understand it is specifically to add a link to a web page that's currently open.
What I (and I think the OP) would like is to be able to quickly throw some text (typed/pasted) into a list designated as 'inbox', without leaving the current list.
Good one, will be implemented eventually.