Usernames for Vitalist Login

September 10th, 2008 / 8 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.

Posted by Robert in Vitalist, Update

URL Update for Current Users
August 28th, 2008 / 6 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:

http://iphone.vitalist.com -> http://my.vitalist.com/iphone/
http://m.vitalist.com -> http://my.vitalist.com/mobile/
http://www.vitalist.mobi -> http://my.vitalist.com/mobile/

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.

Posted by Matt in Vitalist, Mobile, Update, IPhone

Spotlight: Shaine Mata Show
April 21st, 2008 / 0 Comments
Blog Talk LogoLast Friday (4/18), I had the pleasure of doing an interview with Shaine Mata on blogtalkradio.com where we were able to discuss Vitalist and various GTD concepts. Shaine was one of our earliest users and has given us great feedback so I would like to thank him for the opportunity.

If you get a chance, head over and check out his show. There you will find some great discussions and tips on small business and productivity.

Posted by Robert in Uncategorized

SMS and IM Actions to your Inbox with Twitter and Vitalist
January 29th, 2008 / 25 Comments
twitter logoTwitter is a pretty cool short message communications service that has become very popular lately. It works really well across instant messaging services and mobile SMS gateways. We would like to announce that we have just finished an interface that allows you to send actions directly to your Vitalist inbox through Twitter.

To get set up:
Sign-up at vitalist-tools/twitter.
You can now access the Twitter->Vitalist setup page directly from your Vitalist Settings/Services. Click ‘API on’ then Save. You should then see an ‘Add Twitter->Vitalist’ link.
Enter you Twitter user name and Vitalist API key (found in Settings->Services) to link the accounts.
Log into Twitter to search for the user: vitalist. Once you have found it, set your account to “follow” vitalist.
At this point, you should be ready to start sending tweets as actions to your Vitalist inbox. Send them as direct messages in the form:

‘d vitalist action’ (Example: d vitalist Pick up dry cleaning)

Your action should then appear in your Vitalist inbox in the next few minutes. If you run into any problems, please let us know at [email protected]

Posted by Robert in Vitalist, Mobile, twitter

Happy New Years and News about Vitalist’s Upcoming Update
January 2nd, 2008 / 14 Comments
We here at Vitalist hope everyone had a happy holiday season and would like to wish everyone a prosperous and productive new year. We thought that as everyone starts to settle down now after holidays and breaks, it would be a great time to announce our newest update to Vitalist.

For the past couple of months we have been working on a new version of Vitalist that represents a major overhaul in both the front-end UI and back-end code. Since our last major release, many features have been added or changed that have made the interface and interaction with Vitalist more complex than we would like. So with this release we are concentrating on simplifying and streamlining the Vitalist user-interface.

Here are some of the improvements that will be included with the update:

Improved UI
Speed Enhancements
Easier Batch Editing of Actions
Edit screens will be consolidated into one (fully functional quick-edit)
Improved Sharing – There will no longer be a ‘My Shares’ section, all shared items will be available from the main lists
Saved Searches – The ability to create a specific search/view and save it for quick and easy access later
SSL ability on iPhone version
We will be beta testing this update as we finish it’s development. If you would like to help us test the new version before we release it, please send us an email at [email protected] with the email you use for your Vitalist account. We are planning on starting the beta test on Monday of next week, and we will notify the testers when it is available.

Thanks and Have a Happy New Year!

Posted by Robert in Vitalist, Update, Beta

Vitalist Now has a Jott Link
December 4th, 2007 / 15 Comments
Vitalist to Jott 2
A few months ago, we wrote on this blog about how to set up a Jott.com account to send messages to your Vitalist inbox. It worked great but was a bit confusing to set up and get working right. Jott has since released a public API and we saw an opportunity to make the whole process easier.

You can now simply add Vitalist as a Jott Link to your Jott account. No more messing with creating a Vitalist contact and email address. Here is how to get started:

1. Login to your Jott account and click the Jott Links tab. (if you do not have an account, you can sign up free here)

2. Click Add next to the Vitalist logo in the Jott Links list.

3. Click Save or change the name of the link. (the default is Vitalist, if you already have another contact for Vitalist, you will need to change or delete it)

4. Enter your Vitalist login information and click Activate. (this is only required once)

Now you are ready to Jott to Vitalist.

When asked “Who do you want to Jott?” say “Vitalist”, speak your message, and it will be sent to your inbox!

Posted by Robert in Vitalist, Mobile, jott

VitaDesktop = Quick Access to Your Vitalist Account
October 4th, 2007 / 21 Comments
VitaDesktopFor Windows users, you can now bypass your browser and access your Vitalist account directly from your desktop. It is called VitaDesktop and a big thanks goes to Michael Prendergast for creating it.

VitaDesktop is a little application that can reside in your system tray. This efficient app should only take up 1/5 to 1/3 of the resources that Internet Explorer or Firefox does. Just double-click on the icon in your tray and your Vitalist account pops up in one of three modes: compact (mobile), iphone, or full.

Read more on the VitaDesktop blog or go here for the download.

Note: There is no formal affiliation between Vitalist and VitaDesktop.

Posted by Robert in Vitalist, Web, GTD

Wired Article about David Allen and GTD
September 27th, 2007 / 1 Comment
Just came across an interesting article online at Wired.com. It is a profile of David Allen and includes some of his thoughts on the GTD movement. Take a look.

Article via LifeHacker and Wired

Posted by Robert in GTD, David Allen

Vitalist at the Office 2.0 Conference
September 3rd, 2007 / 1 Comment
Office 2.0

We are proud to announce that we will be attending the Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco from Septemeber 5-7. We have been invited to speak on GTD and how it relates to Office 2.0.

We look forward to learning about new innovations and technologies, as we are always trying to improve the Vitalist product.

Posted by Matt in Vitalist

Update and Revisions to Pricing Plans
August 19th, 2007 / 47 Comments
First off, we would like to apologize to all of our users who feel as though they have been mislead by the recent change in our pricing structure. Although this was certainly never our intention, we recognize that some of you are upset. We also understand that these changes may cost us a portion of our user-base, but we feel they are necessary to maintain the health and development of Vitalist.

The main reason for this change is that the advertisements on the free accounts never seemed quite right to us. We always felt they were too intrusive and detracted from the effectiveness of Vitalist. In the end, we did not feel that the little revenue generated by the ads was worth the negative aspects.

After deliberating over the feedback and emails we have received since announcing the changes, we have decided to modify the structure of the free and basic plans. The free plan is meant to give users enough functionality to be able to decide whether Vitalist is for them and worth upgrading to use. To that extent, we are raising the number of projects (active), contexts, and contacts available in the free plan to 10 each. Also, because the Basic plan ($5/month) is designed to have enough functionality to satisfy the vast majority of our users, we are bumping the number of projects (active), contexts, and contacts to 50 each.

Posted by Robert in Vitalist, Update, Upgrade

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