Slow rate of improvement....

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    Alessandro Vernet

    Hi Saverio,

    We've had weekly release notes posted regularly since September of last year, but those haven't been updated since July, which only seems to underscore your point. On the other side, you know how hard it is to do software: people can loose their motivation, conflicts can erupt, sometimes even involving lawyers and consuming time and money, and developing production software used at scale is just plain hard.

    I'm hopeful that the WorkFlawy team will be able to plough through whatever difficulties they had, and that we'll see some deliverables very soon. (And did you mention reminders?!)

    ‑Alex

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    Saverio J Marrocco

    Hello Alessandro,

    You are correct, I am very aware how hard it is to do software.

    I am not saying this to be cruel, but knowing how difficult it is is irrelevent when you are paying for a product. We are customers, and we enter into a contract, in which we pay/expect bugs to be fixed, services to be rendered, and improvements to be made. All of which software companies do (the Workflowy team included).

    The problem is that if you imply "weeks" or "soon" to a feature, you either need to deliver on that promise, or your reputation suffers. In thish case, there is nothing wrong with stating "we will not be supporting that feature anytime in the near future". Nor is there anything wrong with realistic projections.

    I mean this is the best way--I would rather the Workflowy team (and other software teams) were realistic in it's goals/promises/etc. Be honest about issues, problems (instead of letting marketing rule) and your customers will never be able to say you let them down.

    This is different from a "hobby" product, say shareware or freeware or the like, where you pay a one time fee for something and don't expect it to change or improve.

    And yes, I certainly did mention Reminders ;) Gosh, how I would like to drop that IOS Reminders program and speak my reminders directly into Workflowy and see it on all my devices.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Alessandro and Saverio,

    We will have more/ new hands on deck in about a week, after having gone through very thorough interview processes far and wide.

    Bug fixes have been on the top of our list and we've been working on the most urgent.

    There are a couple of experimental features in the pipeline. A new left sidebar is now available on Android, Desktop apps and desktop browser...

    Dates and reminders (though not of the iOS/ Siri variety) are being worked on as we speak. 

    We are in fact ramping up for some significant new features to be rolled out and polished up before year end.

     

     

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    Mark Ruzicka

    I, for one, am happy with the pace of Workflowy's development. I don't want an app to be bloated with feature overload. That's why I'm using Workflowy in the first place. Every few months update is okay with me as long as I know it's still being worked on.

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    George Jardim

    I’d have to agree that the pace of improvement has slowed. There have indeed been very few new features.  I assume that a lot of WF resources are taken up sorting out bugs, and I fully accept that software is difficult, especially across 3 - platforms.  Put please, please, please, could we see just one little glimmer? Just one?  How about the ability to sort items, for instance.  Many other users have suggested good and seemingly small changes too.  We’re loyal, and easy to impress. Try us...

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi George, 

    did you see this post?: 

    https://workflowy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360053671512/comments/360007987471

    We're gearing up... it's a matter of days :-)

     

     

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