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Kicking off a productive 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012 by Emily Boyd

We're already off to a busy New Year here at Remember The Milk — this past week has been our biggest ever, with almost 100,000 new users signing up!

Welcome to everyone who's discovered us from the featured apps section on the Android Market (and a thank you to whoever picked us to be featured! :), as well as those who learned about us in the Wall Street Journal. We hope Remember The Milk will help you to have an organized and productive 2012!

We thought we'd start the year with a quick look back at our favourite Remember The Milk happenings of 2011.

Remember The Milk for iPad

iPad app screenshot

Our first big launch of the year was our iPad app. Development of the app took just over a year, as we rebuilt the app from scratch and threw out four different design concepts in our pursuit of a Remember The Milk experience that felt natural and intuitive on the iPad. We were thrilled to (finally!) launch the app and hope you guys liked the result, too. :)

Add tasks to Remember The Milk with Siri

This was one of our favourite launches. We were super excited to make it possible to ask Siri to remind you (e.g., "Remind me to pick up the milk"), and have that task be magically added to Remember The Milk. Check out Andrew's demo if you missed it!

Android logo

Remember The Milk for Android 2.0

Otherwise known as The Ginormous Android App Update, this release was big. We overhauled the UI of the Android app and the widgets, snuck in some cool new features and new widgets, and (like our iPhone and iPad apps) the basic app became free for everyone. :)

Real time updating comes to the web app

We couldn't wait to add this feature. Magical real time updating goodness means that you see changes to your tasks as soon as they happen: whether you've updated a task on your iPad, postponed a few tasks on your Android device, or someone you're sharing with decides to tag a bunch of tasks with 'bananas'.

iPhone and iPad apps, now with push syncing

Hot on the heels of real time updating for the web app came pushing syncing for our iOS apps. This means that, with a Pro account, any changes made to your account are automagically pushed out to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. (The iOS app has to be open to receive the changes in real time, due to OS limitations.)

Voting on ideas for Remember The Milk

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With the new voting feature in our Ideas forum, we asked you to help us decide what Bob and the team should develop next. The response has been overwhelming, with 188,591 votes placed for 4,798 different ideas so far (whew!). We're most definitely paying attention to the results… :)

Growing the Remember The Milk team

Bob T. Monkey

We've been lucky to welcome some awesome new team members this past year (hi Alonso, Brendan, and Vassil!). We're now a team of 11 people plus one stuffed monkey, located on five different continents. If you'd like to join us, check out our open positions and get in touch. :)

What's next in 2012?

The team is super busy cooking up cool new stuff and improving Remember The Milk based on your feedback. We can't wait to share what we're working on (we've got some big stuff in store for 2012!).

Follow/like/circle us on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ to stay in touch with the team, and if you're a Pro user, make sure you sign up to the tester program if you're interested in helping us to test pre-release features.

One last thing… we'd just like to say a massive thank you for supporting us! Thanks for using Remember The Milk, and we wish you an awesome and productive (and possibly awesomely productive?) year.

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