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Sign into Remember The Milk with Facebook

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by Emily Boyd

We've had support for signing in with Google Accounts for a while now, so we figured it was about time we gave Facebook some love. :) You can now sign up and login to Remember The Milk using your Facebook account.

If you're an existing user, just choose "Sign in with Facebook" on the Remember The Milk homepage or login page. You'll then be prompted to link your Remember The Milk account with your Facebook account.

Sign in with Facebook

New users will see a "Sign up with Facebook" option on the sign up page.

Once you're all set up, signing in with Facebook is just one click from the Remember The Milk homepage — clicking "Sign in with Facebook" will immediately sign you into the web app (assuming you're already logged into Facebook, of course).

Posted in: New Features & Updates

Android app update: Now displays nicely on the Nexus 7

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by Emily Boyd

We know a lot of you have bought the Nexus 7 (Bob T. Monkey is pretty excited about his, too). Unfortunately we discovered that Remember The Milk for Android had some display glitches on this device, which just wouldn't do. :( We've fixed these up with version 2.0.11:

Nexus 7

Enhancements:

  • Optimizations for Nexus 7.
  • Switch from Google C2DM to Google Cloud Messaging for more reliable push syncing.

Bug fixes:

  • Attempt to fix issue with widgets sometimes not refreshing properly on Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0+).

Don't have the app yet? Get it on Google Play.

Posted in: New Features & Updates

MilkSync for Microsoft Outlook update: Windows 8 and Outlook 2013 now supported

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by Emily Boyd

If you're planning to use Windows 8 and/or Outlook 2013, this update to MilkSync for Microsoft Outlook is an important one! We've snuck some bug fixes into version 1.0.24, too:

Windows 8 and Outlook 2013 logos

Enhancements:

  • MilkSync for Microsoft Outlook now supports Windows 8 and Outlook 2013.

Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue with Outlook's "Choose Profile" prompt being shown in some cases with a single profile.
  • Fix issue with syncing if the Microsoft CRM add-in conflicted with MilkSync.
  • Fix issue with syncing some categories containing Unicode.

Using Outlook but not MilkSync yet? Get MilkSync for Microsoft Outlook today and start syncing. :)

Posted in: New Features & Updates

Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Memorizing passwords

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by Andrew Conkling

With so much opposing password advice — "your password should be unique", "your password should be hard to guess", "do not write your password down!" — it can be tricky to remember a really effective password. This week's tip, shared by toastmoartl, suggests a few tasks spread out over a month to help you memorize a particular password.

For some (mostly financial) services I need unique passwords and I don't want to write them down (for example the PIN for my credit card). If I don't use them regularly it's very easy to forget them. If it's definitely important I adjust a simple template that I send to my RTM Import Email Address. RTM keeps asking me to remember the password daily, then weekly and then monthly.

password for xxxx? today #Personal
password for xxxx? 2 days #Personal
password for xxxx? 3 days #Personal
password for xxxx? 4 days #Personal
password for xxxx? 5 days #Personal
password for xxxx? 6 days #Personal
password for xxxx? 1 week #Personal
password for xxxx? 2 week #Personal
password for xxxx? 3 week #Personal
password for xxxx? 1 month *monthly #Personal

Thanks for sharing this tip, toastmoartl! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

Do you have a suggestion for our weekly Tips & Tricks post? Got an interesting set-up or idea? Head over to the Tips & Tricks forum, add a new topic, and let us know how you use Remember The Milk. Each week we'll give away a 1 year Pro account to the user whose idea inspires the Tips & Tricks Tuesday blog post for that week.

Posted in: Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Managing objectives for a periodic review

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by Andrew Conkling

When preparing for a performance review, it can often be difficult to summarize what you've worked on over the last quarter or, worse, the last year. This week's tip, shared by dogrover, outlines how to keep track easily so you have a ready list each time you are preparing for a review.

My current employer uses a quarterly system of objectives to track how everyone does throught the year. Every three months, we review our current set of goals, and get a new batch. Some of these repeat, others don't. The whole system, rather originally, is called "Management By Objectives" or "MBO" for short.

My problem is that some of these tasks really do take three months (or longer) to complete. Worse, I need to report on everything twice: once each quarter, and again at the end of the year. I'd also like to know what worked (and didn't) work during past years.

How to keep track of all those quarterly objectives? Here's my system. It took about a year to refine. It's fairly low maintenance, and pays off best at annual review time.

Read the full post for all the details about the setup.

Thanks for sharing this tip, dogrover! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

Do you have a suggestion for our weekly Tips & Tricks post? Got an interesting set-up or idea? Head over to the Tips & Tricks forum, add a new topic, and let us know how you use Remember The Milk. Each week we'll give away a 1 year Pro account to the user whose idea inspires the Tips & Tricks Tuesday blog post for that week.

Posted in: Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Staying on track with chores

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by Andrew Conkling

It can be difficult to keep up with household chores, especially when you think of how soon everything will get dusty again… :) This week's tip, shared by bobbied, suggests looking just at what you have to do today so you can keep up without worrying about what will need to be done next week.

Bob T. Monkey stays on track with chores

As a student, I often use RTM to keep track of projects at school; but I also have to do chores around the house to earn my allowance.

So I put all of the things I need to do every week under an "unfiled" list and make sure I set them with when it needs to be done, how often it needs to be done, as well as tagging it with: @chore, and setting the location to @Home.

When I'd done this I made a "Chores" Smart List:

tag:@chore AND NOT dueAfter:"0 days from today"

which only shows me the chores I need to do today, making it easier as I dont need to file through lots of tasks to find what needs doing, nor add more chores all the time: I just look at this list whenever I have time. ;)

Thanks for sharing this tip, bobbied! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

Do you have a suggestion for our weekly Tips & Tricks post? Got an interesting set-up or idea? Head over to the Tips & Tricks forum, add a new topic, and let us know how you use Remember The Milk. Each week we'll give away a 1 year Pro account to the user whose idea inspires the Tips & Tricks Tuesday blog post for that week.

Posted in: Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Getting ready for a vacation

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by Andrew Conkling

If you're anything like I am, you'll approach each vacation with a longer list of things to get ready and a larger fear of forgetting something. This week's tip, shared by christopher.spence, suggests thinking about these things ahead of time and making a separate list so you can look over it at the critical time. :)

As a small business owner, going on vacation can be stressful right before I am ready to go.

One thing that helps is creating a "Before Vacation" tag and immediately brainstorm for a few minutes the things that are at my mind at the time. I will take down anything that needs to be down before I leave. If something comes up, I will add it to this list. I like to do this at least two weeks before leaving, preferably four and review it weekly knocking it down as often as possible.

It is very easy to forget things when getting ready for a larger vacation, and it can be difficult to do certain tasks once you are gone. The sooner you start the list, the better. When I do my normal weekly review, I will tag items for Before Vacation to get them identified as soon as possible.

Thanks for sharing this tip, christopher.spence! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

Do you have a suggestion for our weekly Tips & Tricks post? Got an interesting set-up or idea? Head over to the Tips & Tricks forum, add a new topic, and let us know how you use Remember The Milk. Each week we'll give away a 1 year Pro account to the user whose idea inspires the Tips & Tricks Tuesday blog post for that week.

Posted in: Tips & Tricks