Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by Emily Boyd
Bob T. Monkey's been furiously coding away as fast as his little monkey hands allow, and this Android update is a big one! Version 3.0 (codenamed "Tik-Tok") has a completely new and intuitive interface, improvements to reminder notifications and widgets… oh, and did we mention that it's built for tablets, too? Check out the demo we prepared earlier, or read on for the full scoop.
A whole new interface
Yes, the entire app has been completely redesigned! We're introducing the card stack concept to the Android app (you might've seen this in our iPhone or iPad apps), while maintaining the Android-y feel of the app. The card stack allows you to swipe your way through your tasks and notes with gestures for a natural, fun way to manage your tasks.
A great experience on tablets, too
Bob T. Monkey is very partial to his Nexus 7 (it's hard to prise that thing off him), so we're excited that this version of the app is built for tablets, too! The interface works beautifully on these larger screens, whether you have a Nexus 7, Nexus 10, or any of the other Android tablets out there.
New task and note views
The task view has been redesigned to make it quicker to edit or delete a task, or add a note (all these actions are now only a tap away!). The new note view gives you a full-screen for both viewing and editing notes.
Edit multiple tasks
We've made some improvements to this feature, and it works a little differently to the previous version of the app, so we thought we should mention this! To edit multiple tasks in a list, just tap the 'Edit' (pencil) icon in the top right, and select the tasks you'd like to work on. You'll now see a bunch of icons at the bottom that let you easily complete and postpone, or edit the due date, priority, list, or tags for a bunch of tasks at once.
Tap to get stuff done
As you can now swipe your way through the app, we needed to come up with a new way to quickly complete and postpone tasks (we can't use the swipe gesture to reveal the buttons, as it's used for navigating). From the list, just tap and hold on a task and you'll see the 'Complete' and 'Postpone' buttons appear.
Updated notifications, with actions!
Ever wished you could perform actions on your reminder notifications? Well, now you can! If you're using the app on Android 4.1+, you can 'Complete' or 'Postpone' the task in a reminder with one quick tap. Also on Android 4.1+ are improved notifications for reminders with multiple tasks; you'll now receive multi-line notifications that list the tasks due.
All the widgets have been updated with a cleaner design, and the Smart Bar Widget is now resizable (with the original 4×1, or 3×1 for a little extra space). You can also now place List Widgets on your lock screen for super fast access to your tasks.
Thank you, testers!
We'd like to say a big thank you to the Remember The Milk users in the Pro Tester Program who helped us to test this release. Your feedback and bug reports were invaluable, and helped us to track down quirky bits that had snuck past Bob. Note to testers: You'll be notified that an update is available to the test release, which will send you to Google Play where you can download the final release version.
Didn't get invited to test this time?
If you have a Pro account and would like to help Bob T. Monkey test pre-releases in the future (Android or otherwise ;) then please make sure you've joined the Pro Tester Program and have your profile up-to-date!
Enjoy the new version!
We hope you like this latest app release! If you'd like to learn more about the app in general, check out the Remember The Milk for Android section of the site.
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