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Archive for 'April, 2007'

Vitalist Forums Released
April 30th, 2007 / 31 Comments

Many, many of you have asked for a Vitalist forum, and now you have it. Now you can share your experiences using Vitalist with other users. We will be monitoring this board frequently, so feel free to let us know what you think.

You can check it out now at

Posted by Matt

Context Groupings Are Back!
April 16th, 2007 / 69 Comments

The long awaited context groupings are now back in Vitalist. You will now see the option in the upper right hand corner of the screen, along with the project grouping option. Make sure to refresh/clear your cache to see the changes.

Context Groupings

We have been working hard on this update and were able to release it much quicker than anticipated. Hopefully everyone will enjoy this feature.

Next up on our plate is adding back the drap-n-drop functionality, which we will be getting out to you as soon as possible. As always, if you have any support related questions, please email us at, do not post them in the comments.

Posted by Matt

Project Groupings Are Back!
April 11th, 2007 / 90 Comments

Obviously some of you are anxious for us to bring back the action groupings, and I am pleased to announce that Project groupings are now back in Vitalist. Now in the upper right hand corner of the page (next to the print button), you will have the option to group your actions by project.

We are also releasing some more features that everyone has been asking for:

  • Persistant filters. Now your filters will be remembered when bouncing around different pages and edit actions.
  • “No Project” and “No Context” filters. Now you can filters on actions without projects or contexts.
  • Filters defaulted when adding a new action. Now when you are filtering a list, that filter will be defaulted as a selection when adding a new action.

We hope that you enjoy these new updates. We have been working hard to get these out to you as soon as possible. Contexts groupings will take a little longer to bring back, mainly because of the complexity of being able to have multiple contexts per action. As always, please direct any support related questions to

Posted by Matt

Vitalist – Quick Update
April 5th, 2007 / 103 Comments

Just wanted to let everyone know that we have just finished fixing some of the usability issues that were found in the new Vitalist. The fixes and changes include:

  • Added the “Save and add another” button
  • Added a “Waiting On” field to make it easier to move actions to the Waiting list
  • You can now add a new Project or Contact directly from the add/edit action screen
  • The forgotten password page is back
  • Projects and Contacts are now sorted alphabetically in the drop-down lists
  • Filtering by project now includes all appropriate sub-project actions

We are still working hard on bringing back the Context and Project groupings. We are going to be adding drag & drop re-ordering to the new system, as well. Please bear with us, as these features are complicated and will take longer to release.

Thank you for your patience.

Posted by Robert

Vitalist – Grouping by Project and Context
April 1st, 2007 / 478 Comments

First, thanks for all of the feedback on our latest release of Vitalist. We have worked hard on this update, and it is good to see that people are enjoying the new version.

Many of you have mentioned that the main thing missing from the new release is the ability to group actions by both Context and Project. Honestly, we did not realize that this was such an important feature to all of you, and we felt that the improved filtering would more than make up for this view.

That said, we will be adding back the ability to group your actions by Context, Project, and a new grouping related to Time (Overdue, Today, Next Week, Later, etc).

Again, thanks for your feedback. We will be adding back the grouping feature as soon as possible.

Posted by Matt