What's New in Planrow

Here's what we've been working on.

Sep 14, 2021

Planrow 1.4.2

Some small bug fixes and improvements, including more preparations for mobile.

Improvements

  • Add "enter" keyboard shortcut as confirmation key for dialogs.
  • On mobile, also provide loading indicator for content view in header bar.
  • Add more space on right of bullet for task items to prevent accidental task completion on mobile.
  • Changed log out dialog confirmation button text to fit on smaller mobile screens.

Bug Fixes

  • Selecting items by using up/down keyboard arrow keys (when no previous items selected) now also shows the "Done" button.
  • Esc key should also close Keyboard Shortcuts modal, if it's open.
  • Don't deactivate item if indented via the task bar.
  • Fixed header "more" button alignment on both mobile and desktop widths.
Sep 2, 2021

Planrow 1.4.1

Bug fix on desktop builds.

Fixed a file path issue affecting the app loading on macOS and Windows desktop versions.

Sep 1, 2021

Planrow 1.4

Major improvements to the app, especially on mobile, and a ton of bug fixes!

This update also paves the way for a future mobile release for iOS and Android devices, laying the groundwork for Planrow to be available on your phone as an app.

Improvements

  • Make the heading toolbars of both the content view and sidebar fixed to top when scrolled.
  • Added a Done button which appears in the top-right, for deselecting the existing selection.
  • On mobile, you can now also long press a selected item to deselect it.
  • Better alignment of app UI from top of window on macOS.
  • Included day of week info in date indicator of tasks.
  • The New Task / New Heading buttons now do not clear the existing selection, so new items can be added relative to the current selection.
  • Improved how account information is stored locally on your device on macOS and Windows versions.

Changes

  • When dragging calendar view tasks to another calendar view, reset indent level of the dragged tasks.
  • Increased drag and drop autoscroll sensitivity for faster drag and drop manoeuvring.

Bug Fixes

  • Deselect existing selected tasks when you focus on a plan's title or subtitle in the header.
  • Fixed how shift+enter would not result in deactivating active tasks and items.
  • Ensure sidebar project item is deactivated if its more icon button is triggered.
  • Fixed how expanding/collapsing a sidebar project leads to drag and drop of its nested plans not following along.
  • Addressed how interaction with sidebar items on mobile was inconsistent when it comes to editing title and showing the plan's view.
  • Fixed calendar period indicator strings for Week, Month and Quarter views to make them more descriptive and specific.
  • Observed sufficient padding between text and the more button on the right side of heading items.
  • Prevent tasks from being activated if in state of being completed.
  • On mobile, prevent sortable autoscroll from scrolling to the right when dragging items, both in sidebar and content views.
  • Fixed alignment of content header toolbar buttons.
  • Fixed inconsistent background modal opacity.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the app to blank out when certain modals were shown.
  • Addressed how when an task in Today view, which is overdue and is the last item in that heading, is cleared of its date, the heading doesn't also get removed.
Aug 10, 2021

Planrow 1.3.2

Added relative headings, bug fixes.

Added ability to add new headings relative to the current selection, instead of always to the end of a plan.

Fixed a bug that occurred when trying to clean up a non-existent copy to clipboard instance.

Aug 6, 2021

Planrow 1.3.1

More follow-up features and changes for the new business model implementation, plus a few tweaks and fixes.

New Features

  • Added a "Sync" switch setting, that lets you toggle whether sync is on or off (for Planrow Pro users only).
  • Added a "License" setting under the "Planrow Pro" heading, where you can set the Planrow license you're using.
  • Added "Copy as Markdown" to the plan menu, which will copy the currently displayed plan's contents to your clipboard in Markdown format.

Changes and Improvements

  • Optimised the app's backend startup process to reduce loading duration.
  • Improved password dialog handling, and show it by default when the app is restarted or refreshed.
  • Added project names to the "Plan" tooltip menu, so it's clearer which destination plan you're selecting.
  • Moved "Contact Support" button under "Account" heading from "Planrow Pro" heading.
  • Integrated purchase URL to work with the app sign in process.
  • Improved the "Log Out" button to dynamically show a warning depending on the sync state.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in the database set up process that would let a procedure continue.
Aug 1, 2021

Planrow 1.3

In this update, we're implementing a new business model for the app.

The app is now free for personal use locally without sync on a single device, and you can get Planrow Pro to sync across multiple devices and for commercial use.

We've revamped the website's pricing page to reflect this, and you can learn more about the basics of the new licensing model in our EULA Overview.

Changes and Improvements:

  • The password confirmation dialog is now a Pro-only option.
  • Updated the tutorial plan's contents.
  • Included user email and plan status for Contact Support template.
  • Changed "Clear Plans" in toolbar menu to "Clear Plan".
  • In keyboard shortcut modal, changed "Complete Task" to "Complete Task(s)".
  • Production HTML file is now smaller and will load faster.
  • Switched empty contents icon of Today and Inbox view.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug where multiple items couldn't be dragged after interacting with the toolbar.
  • Fixed a bug that didn't allow options for user settings to be properly preserved.
Jul 22, 2021

Planrow 1.2.2

Bug fix.

Fixed a bug causing the order of tasks to not be presented correctly in certain scenarios.

Jul 21, 2021

Planrow 1.2.1

Bug fixes.
  • Fixed property used in comparison function for calendar views.
  • Fixed file paths for HTML references for web version.
Jul 19, 2021

Planrow for Desktop

Planrow is now also available as a downloadable app for Windows and macOS.

You may download the desktop apps for Planrow at the download page of our website.

The macOS version requires macOS 10.11 El Capitan or newer, and is a universal build which supports both Intel and ARM processor architectures. The Windows version requires Windows 7 or newer, and is for 64-bit machines.

This release is labelled version 1.2.0, which also updates the web version of Planrow, contains the following improvements and bug fixes:

Improvements

  • Renamed "Manage Plan" button in the app's settings tab to "Manage Billing", to be more descriptive.
  • Changed when and how upgrade and manage billing buttons are shown to ensure that it always contains a valid link.
  • The platform field in the Settings view now also lists more relevant information about the platform you're using the app from.
  • Automatically include your platform info in "Contact Support" in Settings, and added a copy to clipboard option.
  • App version indicated in the Settings view is now programatically set.

Bug Fixes

  • Disabled use of tab key to cycle focus, and spacebar key to pagedown.
  • Fixed alignment of mobile view content header toolbar.
  • Drag and mouse wheel scroll now works on Windows.
  • Ensured modals can be scrolled to be viewed in full.
  • Explicitly clear database before logging in to ensure zero backend complications.
  • Also reset the "Upgrade Now" button when resetting UI.
  • Fixed comparison function that was not ordering some lists correctly.
Jul 6, 2021

Planrow 1.1

An improved task calendaring system, and other changes and fixes.

We've improved the task calendaring system, with the following modifications:

  • All tasks in any calendar view now must have a specific, set date.
  • Drag and drop operations between and within views have been updated to reflect this.
  • Updated the "When" toolbar menu to show a calendar date picker directly instead.
  • The Future view now has an extra heading to contain perpetual dates.

This update also contains the following changes and fixes:

  • Changed the Done (d) keyboard shortcut to Complete Task (c).
  • Fixed pressing shift+enter allowing inserting newlines into tasks and headings.
  • Improved the descriptiveness of the calendar period labels in the sidebar.
  • Fixed a bug that set the wrong date parameters when a task is dragged in the Today view.
Jul 3, 2021

Planrow 1.0.12

Bug fixes and improvements.
  • Fixed an issue with the switches in the Settings view.
  • Changed show keyboard shortcuts key from '/' to '~'.
  • Fixed an bug causing tasks to still be active when the window/browser has lost focus.
  • Turn off current rudimentary, unstable spellcheck implementation for active tasks.
Jun 25, 2021

Planrow 1.0.11

Bug fixes and improvements.
  • Fixed a bug where the positions of plans in the sidebar was not behaving in a consistent manner.
  • Pressing the enter key on your keyboard now also blurs the heading and sub-heading inputs for non-calendar plans.
  • Updated how number of trial days left is displayed in Settings.
  • Also in Settings, highlight the Manage Plan button in a different color if user is not active.
  • Disabled viewport zoom.
  • Fixed bug: Multiple switches show up in the settings view after the windows stays open a prolonged period of time.
  • Fixed how date indicator icon is not vertically centered for all types of icons.
  • Shortened time required for the backend to reconnect after the user has gone offline for an extended period.
Cover image for Planrow the blog post titled: Welcome To Planrow.
Jun 9, 2021

Welcome To Planrow

Introducing the new task management tool designed and built for indie hackers, to help plan your day, week, month and year.

After almost two years of work, we're excited to finally release Planrow! It's a task planning and management app designed and built for self-directed, independent work.

We hope it will help you towards completing your big plans by formulating and organising the smaller steps you need to take to get there.

Here's a quick 1-2-3 on how Planrow is designed to help you achieve just that.

1. Note Ideas & Complete Tasks

Note-taking and task management tools have traditionally been separate entities in the personal workflow of most people. Continual use of the former unfortunately tends to lead towards a buildup of notes and documents, which are hard to organise and take action on.

With the latter, the individual granularity of to-do task items means that they aren't particularly suited to anything more complex than a long grocery list.

Planrow was built to help you plan your day in detail, while at the same time keeping your broader future on track towards your larger goals.

The app allows you to craft plans as you would in a traditional note-taking app, then pull them in to a calendar-based view once you're ready to decide when you'd like to act on them.

With Planrow, you're also able to refine your plans with an increasing degree of granularity as it approaches the next quarter, month, or week.

2. Privacy Protections πŸ”’

When we set out to create a task planning tool, we knew that privacy was certainly going to be one of the more important concerns for our potential customers. Nobody wants others to be able to snoop around in their extremely detailed future plans.

And so, we've made it a point to bake privacy-focused features into the app right from the very start.

All text contents of your tasks and plans are securely encrypted with your password, before it ever leaves your device to sync with our servers. This way, other parties (us included) do not and cannot read your data β€” it's simply impossible without your password, which only you know.

That's how we ensure that your data is private and strictly for your eyes only.

3. Sustainable & No-nonsense

And for the last point in this overview: Planrow is built to sustainable and no-nonsense β€”Β we stay sustainable by charging a subscription, which is the only way we make money.

By paying for Planrow, you also support its continued operation and development.

We do this so we don’t have to rely on showing you ads, selling your data to third parties, collecting private data about you with trackers, or sending you annoying emails so that we can continue running the service.

This allows us to develop the product in direct service of our customers and users.

Create your own plan! πŸŽ‰

Those were just the main points we thought we should cover in this post β€” you can discover what the app has to offer for yourself by creating your own plans directly in the app.

Planrow version 1.0.10 is now available as a web app via your web browser, and you can get started with a fully-featured 14-day free trial here.

We'll also be looking to continually improve the app with updates as well as bring it to other platforms and devices in the future, so watch out for new posts here.

Meanwhile, we hope you'll enjoy using Planrow! 😁

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