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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

Introducing Remember The Milk reminders for Mountain Lion (and browsers, too!)

Thursday, July 26, 2012 by Emily Boyd

When we upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion yesterday we had two thoughts: 1) Notification Center is awesome! and, 2) If we could show Remember The Milk reminders in Notification Center, wouldn't it be even awesomer? One of our engineers proceeded to consume a ridiculous amount of caffeine, and this is the result:

Remember The Milk in Notification Center

Remember The Milk reminder on Mountain Lion

Not using Mountain Lion? Get notifications with Chrome and Safari, too

The desktop notifications fun isn't limited to Mountain Lion! If you're using Chrome 20 or Safari 6 (or later, if you're reading this from the future), your browser now supports desktop notifications for Remember The Milk:

Remember The Milk desktop reminder

Enabling desktop notifications

Just log in and go to the 'Settings' screen in your account, then click the 'Reminders' tab. You'll see the new Desktop Notifications option; once you turn this 'on', just follow the browser's prompt to give Remember The Milk permission to send notifications.

Desktop Notifications setting

Important note: Both Mountain Lion and Chrome/Safari desktop notifications require Remember The Milk to be running in your browser, but you always have it open in one of your tabs, right? Right?!

We hope you enjoy the notification-y goodness!

Posted in: New Features & Updates

The humongous Remember The Milk for iPhone update

Monday, May 14, 2012 by Emily Boyd

Bob T. Monkey's busy cooking up some big new things in his lab (he barely comes out, not even for bananas), but we convinced him he could sneak in our biggest iPhone app update ever.

Version 3.0 (codenamed "Insect") has a completely new interface, and a whole bunch of new features and improvements, too. Check out the demo we prepared earlier, or read on for the full scoop…

A whole new interface

New UI'Personal' list

Yes, we've completely redesigned the app! For those of you familiar with our iPad app, you'll recognize the card stack for interacting with your tasks and notes. 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.

New 'Task' view

Task view

The task view now shows not only the task's details, but any notes you have associated with the task, too. You'll also see new icons for quick task actions: complete, postpone, and delete.

'This Week' view

'This Week' view

This new view makes it easy to see what's due this week. As with the iPad app, you can also select a specific day to see what's due.

Edit multiple tasks at once

Edit multiple tasks

You can now edit multiple tasks quickly and easily: simply select multiple tasks by tapping the 'Edit' button in a list. In addition to complete and postpone, you'll now see options for editing the due date, priority, list, or tags for a bunch of tasks at once.

Tap to get stuff done

Complete button

As you can now swipe your way through the app, we needed to come up with a new way to quickly complete tasks (we can't use the swipe gesture to reveal the 'Complete' button, as it's used for navigating). From the list, just tap and hold on a task and you'll see the 'Complete' button appear. Bonus! From here, you can slide up to switch to the 'Postpone' button.

Enjoy the new version!

We hope you like this latest app release! Want to learn more about the app in general? Check out the Remember The Milk for iPhone section of the site.

P.S. Remember The Milk for iPad has also been updated to support the new iPad with retina display. Enjoy!

Posted in: New Features & Updates

Android app update: Scrollable, resizable widgets

Thursday, May 10, 2012 by Emily Boyd

Our Android widgets lacked scrollability and resizability, and this made Bob T. Monkey sad. :( We've remedied the situation with version 2.0.9 of Remember The Milk for Android, which includes:

Android logo

Enhancements:

  • Widgets are now both scrollable and resizable (requires Android 3.1+).
  • Updates to localizations for Chinese (Simplified), Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian (Nynorsk), Portuguese (Brazil) and Russian.

Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue with widgets not updating immediately when list sort order was changed.
  • Fix issue with tasks duplicating incorrectly in particular (unusual!) circumstances.

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

Posted in: New Features & Updates

Share how many tasks you've completed in 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011 by Emily Boyd

Wondering how much you've accomplished with Remember The Milk this year? We've been counting! Just login to the web app, and we'll tell you how many tasks you've completed in 2011.

There's also an option to share your achievement via Twitter or Facebook, if you'd like to let everyone know how much you got done this year. :)

Bob T. Monkey tweets how many tasks he completed in 2011

Posted in: New Features & Updates

Remember The Milk now available on the Kindle Fire

Friday, December 23, 2011 by Emily Boyd

Bob T. Monkey tests Remember The Milk on the Kindle Fire

Scored a Kindle Fire recently? The goodness of Remember The Milk for Android is now available on this device. The app was put through its paces by our Quality Assurance team (aka Bob T. Monkey), and after a few tweaks here and there, is now Kindle Fire ready and available in the Amazon Appstore.

Posted in: New Features & Updates

Circle us on Google+

Friday, December 23, 2011 by Emily Boyd

Google+ logo

Remember The Milk is now on Google+ (w00t!). We'll be sharing all the latest Remember The Milk news, tips & tricks, and more. (And yes, for those wondering, Bob T. Monkey may make an occasional appearance, too…)

Sound good? Circle us on Google+ to keep in touch with the Remember The Milk team. :)

Posted in: New Features & Updates

Android app update: Now Ice Cream Sandwich ready

Friday, December 23, 2011 by Emily Boyd

Before Bob T. Monkey heads off for the holidays, we wanted to bring you version 2.0.7 of Remember The Milk for Android. This update includes a bunch of small enhancements and bug fixes, detailed below.

Ice Cream Sandwich logo

Enhancements:

  • Update widgets for Ice Cream Sandwich (we prepared the app for ICS with our 2.0.0 release, but this final tweak means we're ready to call the app "ICS ready" :).
  • Updates to localizations for Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Portuguese (Portugal) and Spanish.

Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue with widgets not opening to the correct task list in some instances.
  • Fix issue with tag display on the Samsung Galaxy S II.
  • Fix issue with display of repeat interval "every [interval] [day name]".

Don't have the app yet? Learn more about Remember The Milk for Android.

Update: We've just released another Android bug fix update (2.0.8), as some users experienced an issue with widgets and/or shortcuts being removed from the homescreen when updating to 2.0.7 — sorry to those affected by this issue! :(

Posted in: New Features & Updates

Android app bug squishing update, the sequel

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 by Emily Boyd

Bob T. Monkey brings us another bug squishing release, following our big Remember The Milk for Android update. Version 2.0.5 includes:

Bob T. Monkey with Android friend

Enhancements:

  • Improve updates to lists/widgets using locatedWithin search criteria.

Bug fixes:

  • Fix display of "every last [DAY] of the month" repeat intervals.
  • Fix issue with parsing due dates on days with timezone transition.
  • Fix issue with repeat intervals passed via the Android Share menu.
  • Fix issue with Reminders Bar task entries not being removed if the related task was completed from the Reminders screen.

Versions 2.0.3 and 2.0.4 were also bug squishing updates that we skipped on the blog, but head over to the release notes if you'd like to check whether a bug that you spotted has been fixed. (Not fixed? Be sure to let us know about it so we can get that thing squished!)

Don't have the app yet? Learn more about Remember The Milk for Android.

Posted in: New Features & Updates