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Vitalist Update Release Notes
March 7th, 2010 / 31 Comments

Hopefully everyone is enjoying the latest Vitalist update. Some features are coming out of beta, some are brand new, and some are just a few small tweaks here and there to better the user experience. Here is a quick rundown of the major updates included in the latest release:

  1. Speed – We are always working to improve the responsiveness when interacting with Vitalist.
  2. Advanced sorting – Previously, actions were mainly sorted manually by dragging and dropping actions into the desired location. Now you will have the option to keep the manual sort, or use a persistent sort by either due date, priority, or estimated time. You will see the new advanced ‘Sort’ option in the top right corner of your lists, next to the ‘Print’ option. (*Note: the “drag handle” has now moved from the right to the left side)
  3. Estimated time – You can now entered an “estimated time” option for actions. You will be able to filter, group by, and search on this new field. Currently the time values are limited to a defined list, but we are working on allowing custom entry similar to how the due date works.
  4. Offline access – Offline is now available to all paid subscribers, both Premium and Basic. You will be required to install Google Gears in order for this feature to work.
  5. Daily digest enhancement – Multiple daily digests are now supported, with the option to include all notes, only the latest notes, or no notes at all.
  6. Keyboard shortcuts – When viewing your list, use ctrl + a to select/deselect all the currently visible items. When editing an item, use ctrl + j to toggle between the available edit tabs.
  7. Mobile update – The next actions filter is now available on the mobile version, making processing actions much more efficient on the go.

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Vitalist Update Release Notes
July 21st, 2009 / 10 Comments

Hopefully everyone is enjoying the latest updates we have made to Vitalist. Here are the latest features now available:

  • Speed – We have worked very hard to improve speed all throughout the application
  • Improved note handling – This is where you will notice quite a bit of change. We are using a new note input method, known as Markdown. More information will be released about this soon in our support. Also included is a pop-out window for better managing actions with longer notes.
  • Icon shortcuts – All of the mini icons next to actions/projects now jump you directly to that tab when editing. For example, clicking the note icon will take you to the notes tab.
  • Additional search options – Next actions only and a new sort are now available in the Smart Searches
  • Group by Projects – When grouping actions by project, the project header will now display the project’s due date along with the related actions’ due dates.
  • Offline support – We are releasing the beta for offline support using Google Gears. If you are interested in testing this out please email us at
  • iPhone App beta – We are releasing the beta for the iPhone app. If you are interested in testing this out please email us at

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Vitalist’s New Version Is Now Available For All Accounts
October 14th, 2008 / 43 Comments

We have moved our newest version of Vitalist over to the domain.  This version should now be accessible by all accounts.  To setup your account with this new version:

  1. Make sure you have chosen a username in your current Vitalist account.
  2. Go to to register for the new version.

We will continue to offer our previous version for our users who would rather not upgrade to a new system right away.  The “Sign-In” link at will point to the new version, however, you can still access the previous version at  Most of our focus with new features and fixes will be directed toward the new version.

When registering your account to use the new version, you will also be set up on our new user forum.  The new forums allow you to login with your regular Vitalist username, so you will not have to register separately.  

All upgrades and downgrades will now be completed through this new version.  If you have any questions or problems, please post them to our new forum or send us an email at

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Usernames for Vitalist Login
September 10th, 2008 / 12 Comments

username gtd vitalist settingAs we come closer to introducing the next version of Vitalist we wanted to let everyone about one big change we are making to our login system. Usernames will replace email addresses as the login identity for your Vitalist account. Passwords will remain unchanged.

We are making this change after many requests from users to change email addresses. This way, you will have more freedom to easily change your email address in the future. This should also speed up logging in on iPhones and other mobile devices.

If you have used our email-to-inbox feature, the username you created will become your login username. If you have not yet created a username, please go to your Vitalist Settings and select the Info page. Once there you can fill in the username field and click Save.

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URL Update for Current Users
August 28th, 2008 / 36 Comments

In order to make way for our impending update to Vitalist, we are going to be updating some urls for our current users. URLs involving the iPhone and mobile applications will be moved to a new location. The following changes will be made: -> -> ->

The main Vitalist application and related urls will remain unaffected. In order to make this transition as painless as possible, the above urls will automatically be redirected for you.

This update will go into effect this Saturday at 12:00AM EST.

Update: URL update is complete.

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