The companion blog to Remember The Milk, the best way to manage your tasks.




The new girl

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by Krissy Bradfield

Krissy Bradfield

Hi everyone! My name is Krissy and I'm the new Community Manager here at Remember The Milk. I've been a user of RTM for about a year now and I love it. I've found that I'm a lot more productive if I write tasks down and lets face it, there's nothing more satisfying the ticking them off when they're done!

I'll be helping out around the forums providing support and advice to our users. I'll also be updating the blog and co-ordinating all of our social networking spots so we can get news and information to everyone quickly and easily. On top of this I'll be scouring the web to find out what people are saying about RTM and we'll be using this information to make everything we do that much better.

I'm really excited to be working with this talented team and look forward to getting to know all of you!

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An extraordinarily belated happy 2009!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by Emily Boyd

Wow, 2009 is really flying by isn't it? It seems like yesterday we were celebrating Christmas and New Years and here we are in February already. If this first month or so is anything to go by, 2009 will zip past before we know it! We're (more than a little bit) late, but happy 2009 everyone! :)

We’ve been really busy this last month which is probably why time is flying by. We’ve been working away on RTM (we read every forum post so if you have a idea, make sure you leave us a note); a new team member has joined us (she'll be introducing herself shortly); and we've been meeting with two of our engineers for the first time this past week (Arty and Michael flew all the way from Moscow and Mexico City, respectively, to Sydney; more on that in another post).

We figured we'd kick off the year with a quick recap of RTM happenings over the past 12 months, in case you missed anything! We've got lots of stuff planned for 2009, so make sure you subscribe to our blog feed to keep up-to-date. We hope your year is off to a wonderful start!

iPhone app

iPhone app, at long last

It's no secret that we're big iPhone fans here, so we had a lot of fun developing (and subsequently launching!) our iPhone app, trying to pack in as many features as we could to give you the power of all of RTM in your pocket. The resulting app is available as a free download on the App Store for RTM Pro users.

Gadget for Gmail


Combining our love of both Gmail and gadgets, we launched an RTM gadget for Gmail Labs, which can handily be added to the left nav of any Gmail account. Convenient access to RTM alongside your mail, full of task management goodness!

We grew!

This past year we're very excited to have four new members on the RTM team: Ab Kilani, Arvid Bux, Artemy Tregubenko, and Michael Wolf (residing in Australia, The Netherlands, Russia, and Mexico respectively). Our team is getting pretty global; we now have most continents covered… we'll have to work on that.

Ab Arvid Arty Michael

New ways to interact with your tasks

The list of new ways to use RTM in our Services section continues to grow, thanks to the awesome folks creating handy tools from Dashboard widgets to Ubiquity commands using the RTM API. If you feel inspired, read up on the API docs and start hacking. :)

Bob tests BlackBerry

MilkSync + BlackBerry = sync goodness

Early in 2008 we launched a much-requested new Pro feature, MilkSync for BlackBerry. W00t! This was our second app based on the MilkSync task synchronization platform, after MilkSync for Windows Mobile.

Speaking new languages

We're extremely grateful to all the translation volunteers who've continued to help make RTM and its features available in new languages. Thanks again, everyone! :) RTM now speaks 31 languages! We added seven entirely new localizations this year (Albanian, Catalan, Esperanto, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Nynorsk), Ukrainian, and Vietnamese) and have continued to make new features available in the already launched languages.

Bring on the browsers


It was a big year for browsers; we welcomed Firefox 3 and Google Chrome as officially supported browsers for RTM. We're always busy tweaking things to make sure that RTM is as fast as possible in each browser, and like to take advantage of cool new stuff that allows you to do new things with your browser (like launching RTM offline from your desktop with Gears).

Bob fixes stuff

Testing, testing

We launched the Pro Tester Program back in March, giving program members access to pre-release versions of new RTM features to try out. To everyone who's helped us with testing so far, a big thank you! :)

Blogging news

We added a new status blog in October, to provide updates on RTM and its services. A quick reminder: please check it out if you'd like to keep in the loop about upgrades, outages, and related issues! (You can also follow rtmstatus on Twitter for updates.) We'll also be trying to blog more frequently on our official blog (hint: the one you're reading!), especially sharing more tips and tricks like Doug Ireton's fantastic guest post on advanced GTD with RTM that I know many folks enjoyed.

Bob wins!

Bob's crazy adventures

Of course, Bob T. Monkey couldn't resist more adventuring this past year. He headed to Tokyo for our first ever RTM meetup, travelled halfway around the world to meet some of his idols at FOWA Miami, hung out at WWDC and picked up an Apple Design Award, and hosted a wild party for RTM's third birthday. What a big year for a small monkey!

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Happy Monkey Day!

Sunday, December 14, 2008 by Emily Boyd

Yes, today is Monkey Day, a holiday celebrated internationally on December 14. We're big fans of all things simian at RTM; we even have a monkey on our team. In honour of Monkey Day, we gave Bob T. Monkey the day off. He headed to a favourite monkey holiday destination, the beach:

Bob at the beach for Monkey Day

Enjoy your day, Bob, and fellow monkeys everywhere!

(On the topic of Bob, we received an email the other day from RTM user Lauren who pointed out that, assuming that "Bob" is short for "Robert", Bob's initials are… that's right, RTM. Whoa, spooky.)

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Welcoming Artemy and Michael

Thursday, December 4, 2008 by Emily Boyd

We're excited to announce two recent additions to the RTM team: Artemy Tregubenko and Michael Wolf.

Artemy TregubenkoMichael Wolf

Artemy (aka Arty, pictured above left) joins us as a software engineer. Artemy proclaims JavaScript his favourite programming language (we think it's pretty sweet at RTM too). When he's not obsessed with web standards, Artemy likes to cycle, watch movies, and share delicious Papa John's pizza with his friends in Moscow, Russia.

Michael (pictured above right, being attacked by a vicious kitten) also joins us as a software engineer. Prior to RTM, Michael spent several years at Ximian and Novell in a variety of roles, most recently working full-time on openSUSE. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two cats, reading, and noodling on his guitar and piano. Hailing from Boston, Michael currently lives in Mexico City.

Welcome, Artemy and Michael! :)

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Birthday #3

Sunday, October 12, 2008 by Emily Boyd

Whew! It's hard to believe that another year's gone by and it's now been three years since we launched Remember The Milk.

Bob's had a weekend of hard partying, inviting all the neighbourhood cows over for a birthday bash where vast amounts of milk and cookies were consumed.

Bob and friends party it up.

We'd like to say a huge thank you to the awesome community of RTM users, for all your support and the incredibly valuable feedback that you give us. We look forward to continuing to improve RTM for you guys in the future. :)

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Join the growing RTM team (all primates welcome)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 by Emily Boyd


As Remember The Milk grows and we head towards a million registered users, we've been thinking about where we want to go with the service in the future. We're a pretty small team right now (including a cow and a monkey), but have big ambitions and ideas for RTM, so we need to grow if we're going to get everything done!

So, we're expanding the team (yay!), and have two full-time positions available: JavaScript Engineer, and Server-side Engineer. Both jobs are great opportunities to make an impact and shape RTM's future (and you get to work on cool stuff that helps people to lead more organized lives :) Our mission is to make the world more organized and productive; if you'd like to join us in this quest, head on over to the jobs page and get in touch!

Update: These positions have now been filled. Thanks to everyone who applied!

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Welcome, Arvid!

Friday, August 29, 2008 by Omar Kilani

Arvid hard at work

Those of you who frequent the forums may have noticed a newly designated Remember The Milk team member — a fellow who goes by the name 'arvid'.

Arvid resides in The Netherlands and is a big supporter of Remember The Milk, helping to make the service available in Dutch. Arvid enjoys travelling the seven seas, and tells us that Ben & Jerry's icecream is definitely something you can wake him up for.

Arvid is helping us out as a support engineer in his spare time.

Welcome to the team, Arvid!

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We're growing!

Thursday, June 26, 2008 by Emily Boyd

After a series of rather unexpected events (the Apple Design Award being just one of them!), we've been experiencing higher than usual traffic in RTM land.

In fact, over the past two weeks, an additional 60,000 people have joined RTM (Hi everyone! Welcome! :). We're still adding hardware to accommodate everyone — we added more last week, but we'll need to schedule maintenance this weekend to perform additional upgrades (details on that coming soon in a separate post).

In the meantime, we apologise for any site slowness, particularly during peak times — i.e., when it hits 9am in the US Eastern, Central, and Pacific timezones (and there are huge numbers of you guys logging in, anxious to get to your tasks!).

Due to the high traffic, we're also receiving a higher than usual volume of support emails — we're working to respond to everyone as quickly as we can, but I wanted to apologise for any delays (we have a limited number of humans on the team, and the monkey and the cow just aren't much help with support). Thanks for your patience!

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Bob's WWDC 2008 adventures

Thursday, June 19, 2008 by Emily Boyd

Registration!  Keynote  Learning stuff  Party!

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a stuffed monkey attending a big Apple conference with more than 5,000 humans? Wonder no longer! We took Bob along to WWDC 2008 last week to answer this very question.

From lining up to see Steve Jobs present the keynote at Moscone West, to learning new coding tricks in the sessions and labs, to partying at Yerba Buena Gardens, all evidence points to Bob enjoying himself greatly.

Check out the photos from Bob's WWDC 2008 adventure

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We grew!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 by Emily Boyd

Ab Kilani

We're really excited to announce today that we have a new member of the RTM team — and it's a human! (Unlike the last time…)

Ab recently graduated with his Computer Science degree from the University of New South Wales and, like the rest of the team, resides in Sydney.

When he's not busy coding, Ab enjoys playing soccer and trivia, and eating icecream. The particularly observant among you might note that Ab shares a surname with another RTM team member… yes, he's Omar's younger brother :)

Welcome to the team, Ab!

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