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Follow new updates and improvements to OFFLIGHT.

July 8th 2024

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Key Improvements This Week 

  • Calendar Event Creation

  • Windows / Mac Client App

No more need to return to Google Calendar to create calendar events. Now you can create, modify, and RSVP to calendar events directly within OFFLIGHT. And we’ve finally released the client app! You no longer have to struggle to find OFFLIGHT among numerous browser tabs.


 This Week's Highlights

Calendar Event Creation 📆

No more need to switch to Google Calendar for event management. We’ve added extensive features for creating and managing calendar events within OFFLIGHT. With this update, you can now view RSVP responses, and the event layout changes accordingly.

New Features 🌟

  • Create calendar events (add participants, location, online meetings)

  • Change the account used for event creation

  • Change calendar event colors

  • Set calendar visibility and busy status

  • Calendar RSVP (event layout changes based on responses)

Notes 💁‍♂

  • Double-click or drag to create an event in the desired time slot.

  • Unfortunately, the auto-complete feature for event participants is not yet available.

    • The features are all ready, but we’re still waiting for Google’s approval. (It’s been over two weeks since we requested it. Come on, Google, please hurry up!)


Client App 💻

A frequent feedback from user interviews was the difficulty of finding OFFLIGHT among numerous open tabs in Google Chrome, making it hard to revisit. Many users requested a client app to solve this issue, and today, we’ve finally added it.

Download Path 🏃‍♂

Click Profile → Click Download Apps


💎 Hidden Gems

Improved User Guide Accessibility

We’ve improved accessibility for the OFFLIGHT usage guide. Click on the profile at the bottom left of the screen to access Docs and Shortcut documents and repeat the onboarding process as needed.


🐛 Bug Fix

  • Fixed elements that were not displaying correctly on the Notion integration page.

  • Resolved an issue where OR conditions were not being applied correctly during Notion integration.


🚀 Upcoming

 

  • Recurring Tasks: Automatically create and manage tasks that you manually create repeatedly.

  • Jira Integration: Manage tasks from Jira directly in OFFLIGHT.

  • Mobile App: Manage your tasks with OFFLIGHT on the go. We’re working on a mobile app.


💬 Behind the Scenes

  • After four weeks of preparation, the calendar event creation feature has finally been deployed. This improvement project was led by Jay from start to finish. Kudos to Leuo for the fantastic design and Jay for the implementation.

  • The client app development project saw tremendous efforts from Roy, Nick, and Luke. Special thanks to Nick and Luke for their work on Apple login development, and to Roy for handling both OS platforms simultaneously.

  • From Wednesday to Friday this week, we’ll be on a 2-night, 3-day workshop. We hope to have great conversations and become an even better maker team.


💞 Special Thanks

Thank you to Carolina Mayer, Sun, Grace, Seongwoo Chun, Jongyun Yoon, Seongtaek Oh, Gyuseok Kim, Yoonjae Oh, Jaehun Han, Manong Jung, Hyeonggu Kang, Seunghyun Nam, and anonymous users for listening to our product stories and providing feedback this week. We look forward to greeting you with more exciting improvements 😄

July 2nd 2024

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Welcome back to the OFFLIGHT Weekly Update News ☀️
Here are this week’s key improvements:

  • Planning Command Bar

  • All-Day Event View on Calendar

Previously, you had to drag tasks to the calendar with your mouse to plan them for specific dates. Now, with the Planning Command Bar, you can quickly plan tasks for any date you want. Additionally, you can now view all-day events in the calendar.


 ⭐This Week's Highlights

Planning Command Bar ⌨️

Before this update, planning tasks for next week or next month required a lot of interaction with the calendar using your mouse. Now, you can quickly plan tasks for any date using the Planning Command Bar. Press H on your keyboard and input the desired date, day, or duration.

Notes:

  • The Planning Command Bar is currently accessible only via keyboard shortcuts.

    • Mouse-based planning will be available in the next update along with a revamp of the task card actions.

  • This update only allows date planning. Time planning will be included in the next update.


💎 Hidden Gems

All-Day Event View on Calendar

You can now view all-day events on the calendar. By default, one all-day event is shown, and if you wish, you can expand the all-day event panel to see more events.


🐛 Bug Fix

  • Fixed an issue where duplicate tasks were created when using the planning quick action [SHIFT + / →].

  • Fixed an issue where entering letters into a number input field caused NaN to appear in the list edit.


🚀 Upcoming

  • Recurring Tasks: Automatically create and manage tasks that you manually create repeatedly.

  • Calendar Event Creation: Create and invite events on the calendar from OFFLIGHT without going to the calendar service.

  • Task Planning: Use the command bar to plan tasks for specific dates and times.

  • Jira Integration: Manage tasks from Jira directly in OFFLIGHT.

  • Mobile App: Manage your tasks with OFFLIGHT on the go. We’re working on a mobile app.


💬 Behind the Scenes

  • Many improvements that were supposed to be released this week have been postponed to next week. Things rarely go as planned. However, we will continue to make steady improvements so you can have new experiences, even if they are small, every week.

  • Next week, we will finally unveil the calendar event creation feature that we have been working on for a month. You can really look forward to next week's update news. 😎

  • Jules and Bella, who will be working on Go to Market with us, joined Offlight as interns this Monday. We hope they have a fun and fruitful experience at Offlight, even if it is for a short period. Welcome!

 

💞 Special Thanks

Thank you to Jisoo Hyun, Sung Ki Bong, Ko Kyung Jin, Han Ji Hoon, Gon Lee, Eric Kim, Park Yoon Joo, Bohyun, Oh Yoon Jae, Lee Eun Sol, Kim Myung Gon, Kim Ji Hyun, Yang Soo Young, Hwang Je Chul, Oh Sung Taek, and all anonymous users for your feedback and interest in Offlight this week. We learned a lot thanks to you.

June 25th 2024

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Improved

Fixed

Here we are again with the OFFLIGHT Weekly Update News! Here are this week’s key improvements.

  • Individual calendar settings for each list

  • Gmail <> OFFLIGHT two-way sync

The long-awaited individual calendar settings for each list are now available for busy users managing multiple calendars. Additionally, you can now configure actions to be taken in Gmail (mark as read, archive, delete) when tasks are completed or deleted in OFFLIGHT. Let’s take a closer look!


⭐This Week's Highlights

Individual Calendar Settings for Each List 📆

You can now set time block calendars individually for each list. Use your personal calendar for personal task lists and your company calendar for work-related task lists. You can manage it all with a single setup, without the need to change settings each time.

 

Gmail <> OFFLIGHT two-way sync 📧

When you complete or delete a Gmail task in OFFLIGHT, you can now configure Gmail to automatically perform the following actions:

  • When a Gmail task is completed in OFFLIGHT,

    • Mark the corresponding email as Read

    • Archive the corresponding email

    • Do nothing

  • When a Gmail task is deleted in OFFLIGHT,

    • Mark the corresponding email as Read

    • Archive the corresponding email

    • Delete the corresponding email

    • Do nothing

💁‍♂️ Gmail Sync Update Information

  • You can configure the sync settings at Service Integration > Gmail > Settings. The default setting is to archive on completion and deletion.

  • Existing users of the Gmail integration will need to update permissions to use the new two-way sync feature.

    • You can check if an update is needed on the integration page.

🚀 Recommended Settings

  • By setting all your emails to be imported into OFFLIGHT and using the two-way sync, you won’t need to visit Gmail for checking and organizing emails anymore!

 

💎 Hidden Gems

 

Quick Action Improvement for Task Planning

In Today, when using the shortcut Shift + → on tasks planned on past dates, the tasks will now be rescheduled to tomorrow’s date instead of the next day after the past date.

Example: If today is June 25th,

  • Before: Using the [Shift + ] shortcut on a task planned for June 21st rescheduled it to June 22nd.

  • After: Using the [Shift + ] shortcut on a task planned for June 21st reschedules it to June 26th.

 

 

Error Page Update

For those who have experienced errors in OFFLIGHT, you may have seen a page full of intimidating code. We’ve updated the error page to a space travel theme to help ease the stress when errors occur.

 

 

 

🐛 Bug Fix

  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to unpin a list (goal) from the task controller.

  • Fixed an issue where content was obscured when a list was pinned.

  • Fixed an issue where time block events were not distinguishable from regular calendar events when not synced with Google Calendar.

 

 

🚀 Upcoming

  • Recurring Tasks: Automatically create and manage tasks that you manually create repeatedly.

  • Calendar Event Creation: Create and invite events on the calendar from OFFLIGHT without going to the calendar service.

  • Task Planning: Use the command bar to plan tasks for specific dates and times.

  • Jira Integration: Manage tasks from Jira directly in OFFLIGHT.

  • Mobile App: Manage your tasks with OFFLIGHT on the go. We’re working on a mobile app.

 

 

 

💬 Behind the Scenes

  • We switched from using Twist to Slack for our company communication tool. Although we loved the thread-centric async communication of Twist, its notification errors were too frequent to continue using it. It made us realize that no matter how good a concept is, it needs a solid foundation to work.

  • We are making visible progress on the calendar event creation feature. With recurring tasks, planning, and calendar event creation in place, we are curious and a bit anxious about the feedback we’ll receive.

  • With the basics of our product now solid, we are gearing up to take more Go to market actions to introduce Offlight to more users. If you’re interested in partnering with us or helping with marketing, please reach out!

 

💞 Special Thanks

Special thanks to Junno Yoon, Yoonjae Oh, Woojae Jung, Jungjae Hwang, Bogyung Kim, Hyojin Yang, Jaesung Kim, Eric Kim, Jaehyun Lee, Taewook Kim, and all the anonymous users for your interest and feedback this week. Look forward to more improvements next week!

June 18th 2024

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Improved

Fixed

You can now automate workflows by connecting with over 7,000 services using Zapier. We’ve also added a popover list linking action to easily connect individual tasks to lists from any page, and a beautiful animation to show the task you’re currently focusing on. Here’s a detailed look at this week’s improvements.


⭐This Week's Highlights

Popover list linking 🔗

You can now link tasks to lists from the task popover. Whether you want to connect a completed task to a goal later or created a task on the focus page, you can now link it to a list without leaving the page.

 

Zapier Integration 🤖

To meet your various service integration needs, we now support Zapier integration, allowing you to create automated workflows with over 7,000 services. Native integrations with Jira, Linear, etc., will be expanded in the future. For now, try creating and using your desired workflows with Zapier.

  • In OFFLIGHT Settings > Integration, you can get and view the API token for Zapier integration.

  • On Zapier, you can use the Create a task in OFFLIGHT action.

    • Examples:

      • When a new ticket is assigned to me in Jira, add a new task in OFFLIGHT.

      • When I’m mentioned on Discord, create a new task in OFFLIGHT.

  • On Zapier, you can set Task completed in OFFLIGHT as a trigger.

    • Examples:

      • When a task is completed in OFFLIGHT, send a message to a specific channel on Discord.

      • When a Gmail task in OFFLIGHT is completed, reply to the email with the content written in the note.

  • You can use the task redirect feature by entering the source link when creating a Zapier action.

📚 For more details, check the OFFLIGHT Zapier Integration Docs

🪧 Currently, you can add OFFLIGHT Zapier integration via an private invite link. Once officially published, we’ll provide workflow templates for easy use.


 

💎 Hidden Gems

 

New Focus Animation

When you press the focus start button on the task controller or use the shortcut F, time tracking for the task starts, allowing you to focus. It was hard to know if you were currently focusing and on which task. Now, with the new animation showing the task you’re focusing on, you can see it at a glance.

 

Sublist Removal action button

An action button to remove sub-lists from a specific list has been added to the list actions menu.


🐛 Bug Fix

  • Fixed a bug where the time block of a previous task reverted to 30 minutes when creating a consecutive time block for the next task.


 

🚀 Upcoming

 

  • Recurring Tasks: Automatically create and manage tasks that you manually create repeatedly.

  • Calendar Event Creation: Create and invite events on the calendar from OFFLIGHT without going to the calendar service.

  • Task Planning: Use the command bar to plan tasks for specific dates and times.

  • Jira Integration: Manage tasks from Jira directly in OFFLIGHT.

  • Mobile App: Manage your tasks with OFFLIGHT on the go. We’re working on a mobile app.

 


💬 Behind the Scenes

  • Our frontend developer Roy started working out seriously last week. He says exercise is now essential for life. Let’s see how long his commitment lasts. We believe a healthy body leads to a healthy product. Go, Roy!

  • Our designer Leo is going on vacation to Ganghwa Island this Friday. He’s been looking stressed lately; enjoy a good book and recharge, then come back to make more fun products with us!


💞 Special Thanks

A big thank you to Soyodi, Yang Sooyoung, Kim Eunji, Kim Jihyun, Yoon Jongyoon, Eric Kim, Goh Kyungjin, and all our anonymous users for your valuable feedback this week. We’re preparing more great improvements to repay your interest.

June 10th 2024

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Fixed

⭐This Week's Highlights

Upgrade Undo (CMD + Z) ↩️

Previously, the undo feature only allowed task deletion to be reversed. Now, you can use CMD(⌘) + Z (Windows: Ctrl + Z) in various situations, ensuring no time is wasted on mistakes:

  • Undo task completion.

  • Undo task planning and plan cancellations.

  • Undo calendar event deletions.

 

New Task Navigation & Control Shortcuts ⌨️

We’ve added new shortcuts to make planning, executing, and completing daily tasks possible entirely via the keyboard. You can find the complete Offlight shortcut list in our shortcuts documentation.

Task Navigation

Use the keyboard's arrow keys (←, →) to move between lanes and up/down keys (↑, ↓) to select tasks within a list.

💁‍♂️ To minimize keyboard movement, you can also use J (↓) and K (↑) to move tasks up and down, and Tab to move between lanes.

Create a Task

Click “N” in a specific lane or list to create a new task in that area.

 

Plan a Task

We’ve added a quick action shortcut for planning tasks on the active date:

  • Shift (⇧) + →

    • Plan an unplanned task on the active date.

    • Postpone a planned task to the next day.

  • Shift (⇧) + ←

    • Move a planned task to Unplanned.

 

Execute Tasks

We’ve added shortcuts for quicker task execution, including accessing linked sources, starting focus, and pausing tasks.

  • O - Open linked source

  • F - Start focus (time tracking) on the selected task

  • SPACE () - Pause/start the current focused task

 

Complete & Delete Tasks

Complete and delete tasks with these shortcuts:

  • E - Mark task as complete

  • BACKSPACE or DEL - Delete task

 

Other Updates

  • The shortcut to change the active date in the Planned Lane has been updated:

    •  (1Previous day) , (Next day) ➡️  [ (1Previous day) , ] (Next day)


💎 Hidden Gems

 

List reorderingt UX Update

The ability to adjust list order, which was paused during the Goals <> Lists overhaul, has returned with a new UX. You can now adjust list order via the Move lists menu in the Display settings.

  • You can only adjust the order and position of lists within the same hierarchy.

  • Sub-lists are supported only to one level.

Sorting Tasks in Lists

The Display settings menu is now available on the organizing page as well. Click the icon in the upper right of the list to access the menu.

  • Adjust the order of lists.

  • Sort tasks within a list.

  • View completed tasks, previously available in 'view all tasks,' is now accessible via the ‘show done task’ option.


 

🐛 Bug Fix

  • Fixed a bug where completed tasks were not easily visible at the bottom of the Done box.

  • Fixed a bug where clicking 'view all tasks' on the organizing page had no effect.

  • Fixed a bug related to unmapped lists and time-blocked tasks in the calendar.


 

🚀 Upcoming

 

  • Recurring Tasks: Automatically create and manage recurring tasks.

  • Create Calendar Events: Create and invite events within Offlight without leaving the service.

  • Jira Integration: Import and manage tasks from Jira within Offlight.

  • Zapier Integration: Support for creating custom integrations through Zapier.

  • Mobile App: Manage tasks on the go with the upcoming Offlight mobile app.


 💬 Behind the Scenes

  • The keyboard shortcut update was an impressive job by Nick, who joined the team just 2 weeks ago. Thanks to Nick, we’re one step closer to a more efficient product. Thank you so much 🥰

  • The Offlight mobile app has entered the TestFlight testing phase. It’s not fully complete yet, but internal tests are underway. We’ll prepare for an alpha release where our Believers can provide feedback once available 😎

  • We aim to launch our first Product Hunt launch by June 30th, rapidly advancing necessary specs. Look forward to Offlight’s improvements this June 🚀


💞 Special Thanks

Taewook Kim, Eric Kim, Ryan Lee, Jiyoon Kim, Jihyun Kim, Jongyun Yoon, Junghyun Park, Kyoungjin Ko, Jiyoon Yeom, Sooyoung Yang — thank you for your interest and feedback on our service updates this week. We’ll greet you with a product that’s 5% better than last week 🤟

June 6th 2024

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Improved

This week, we're sharing updates about one of OFFLIGHT's key features: the goal feature The goal feature is central to OFFLIGHT's identity, so it involved a lot of internal deliberation. Let's introduce the considerations we had and what has been updated.

 


 WHAT WE’VE LEARNED 💡

OFFLIGHT means to focus on important tasks and extinguish the rest. To identify what truly matters, we designed the goal feature to allow users to create tasks and categorize them based on their goals. However, after talking with users who utilize the goal feature, we found that most were using it as a list or label for categorization rather than creating goals as we intended. We received feedback that users wanted to create goals without setting a timeframe or target metrics, and many mentioned that setting up OFFLIGHT took too long and difficult to use effectively.

Thinking about one's goals and distinguishing important tasks is crucial. However, we realized that in order to help users achieve their goals, the first step is to provide a tool that users can comfortably and easily use to achieve their desired objectives.


⭐This Week's Highlights

Improved List Creation and Editing Experience 🗂️

We have renamed the goal feature to a more inclusive "List," allowing you to set goal periods and metrics if desired. Now, on the planning page, you can create lists quickly and easily by entering only a title.

 

When creating a list, the default setting is “Task count,” meaning the progress of the list is automatically calculated based on the number of completed tasks relative to the total tasks, and you can check it with a pie chart on the left side of the list

 

For those who still want to use the lists for setting metric goals, we've improved convenience so that you can update metrics directly on the planning page without visiting the organizing page unnecessarily.

 

Additional Announcements

  • The goal detail page feature that was operating on the organizing page has been temporarily suspended. It will be revamped into a list detail page in future updates, so please stay tuned.

  • Changing the order of goal lists has been temporarily suspended this week. We plan to add and release the list order change feature next week.


 💎 Hidden Gems

 

Hide Unnecessary Lists

Now, with the hiding feature, you can make only the necessary information visible, creating a cleaner inbox. You can hide unnecessary or infrequently used lists from the display settings in the upper right corner of the unplanned lane or from the more options of each list.

Sorting Tasks in Lists

Before this update, you had to ungroup tasks to use the sorting feature. Many users didn't know the sorting feature existed. Now, you can set the desired sorting criteria even in the grouping state on the list management page.

 


🐛 Bug Fix

  • There are no specific bug fixes this week. (But there are still plenty of bugs to catch. When will we ever catch them all?)


 🚀 Upcoming

  • Keyboard Shortcuts: Soon, we will add shortcut features to make task management quick and easy via the keyboard.

  • Recurring Tasks: We will offer a feature that automatically creates and manages tasks that need to be generated manually each time.

  • Calendar Event Creation: You will soon be able to create and invite to events within Offlight without going to a calendar service.

  • Jira Integration: You will be able to manage tasks from Jira within Offlight.

  • Zapier Integration: We will support the ability to create custom integrations through Zapier.

  • Mobile App: We are developing a mobile app to manage tasks on Offlight from anywhere.


 

💬 Behind the Scenes

  • Jay, Offlight's third FE developer, joined the team this Monday. 🎉 Jay was worried about the improvements assigned for his first week, but we believe he'll do great. Go, Jay!

  • Although not officially planned, we have new subscribers for the Believer Plan! It is incredibly motivating to have customers who trust Offlight and willingly support us. We will strive even harder to repay that trust!

  • This week's update news is late because we were wrapping up a government support project. We apologize. Productivity tends to drop when tackling tasks we dislike. How do you all handle such tasks?

May 28th 2024

Improved

Fixed

This week, we added new features to the Today Lane and revamped the Date Picker throughout the service. We also updated the Content Security Policy (CSP) to improve the readability of upcoming integrated content. The first update is the enhanced readability of Gmail content.


⭐This Week's Highlights

Improved Gmail Readability 📧

Previously, when importing emails from Gmail, the overall design was broken, making it difficult to read. With this improvement, you can now view the content as it appears in the Gmail app. Additionally, we’ve added dark mode support for plain text emails.

 

Today Lane - Date Picker 📅

Clicking through previous days seven times to go back a week is a waste of time. Now, you can use the Date Picker to change the date of lane. This allows for faster navigating to the date you want.

 

Believer Plan Launched 🎉

Before the official plan is released, we’ve launched the Believer Plan for users who trust and use OFFLIGHT. This special plan is available only during the open beta testing period and will be the most valuable plan in OFFLIGHT's history.

🚀 Check out the Believer plan

 


 

💎 Hidden Gems

Date Picker Design Renewal

With the addition of the Date Picker feature to the Today Lane, we’ve revamped the design of the Date Picker throughout the service to match OFFLIGHT’s overall design theme.

Automatic Date Update

Previously, after midnight, you had to refresh the service to update to today’s date. With this improvement, the calendar, Today Lane, and other date-related features will automatically update to the current date.

 


 

🐛 Bug Fix

  • Fixed an issue where pressing Enter (↩️) while editing the task title in the detailed view made the text appear to disappear.

  • Resolved an issue where removing the deadline in the detailed task view did not immediately reflect the change.

  • Improved the visibility of the detailed task view in dark mode, making it distinguishable from the background.

  • Fixed an issue where Gmail content was hidden at the bottom of the screen.

  • Corrected the issue where the weekly view in the calendar displayed the previous week’s week number.

  • Improved the abnormal horizontal stretching of the calendar event detail view.

  • Fixed an issue where the sorting function did not work properly in the Unplanned Lane.

 


 

🚀 Upcoming

  • Improved List Creation Experience: The experience of using lists with goals that have current metrics and periods will be improved to track task completion rates automatically, without the need for periods or metrics.

  • Create Calendar Events: Soon, you will be able to create calendar events directly in OFFLIGHT.

  • Recurring Task Creation: A feature to automatically create tasks on specific cycles will be added.

  • Keyboard Shortcuts: Shortcut keys for managing tasks quickly and easily via the keyboard will be added soon.

  • Jira Integration: You will be able to import and manage tasks from Jira in OFFLIGHT.

  • Zapier Integration: Zapier integration will allow you to create custom integrations as needed.

  • Mobile App: Development of the mobile app is ongoing so you can use OFFLIGHT anywhere.

 


 

💬 Behind the Scenes

  • Nick, OFFLIGHT’s second FE developer, onboarded this Monday! The team is excited about delivering product improvements at a faster pace. Go Nick!

  • Our designer, Leo, has fallen in love with the combination of peanut butter and apples. I’ve never tried it, but I might give it a shot if I get the chance!

💞 Special Thanks

Thank you, Diane Thompson and Mike Kim, for your feedback on our service. Your feedback adds fun to the process of building the service 😁

May 21st 2024

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Improved

Fixed

#View Tasks by Date ☀️

#Navigation Shortcuts Added ⌨️

#Import Gmail by Specific Label 🔖

This week, we have made progress on some long-prepared features, including the ability to view tasks by date and a new custom setting for importing Gmail by label. Let's dive into the details 🙂


⭐This Week's Highlights

View Tasks by Date ☀️

Up until last week, we had the Focus lane, but starting today, we have the Today lane. We received feedback that the Focus lane was inconvenient as it didn't show tasks completed on past dates and mixed today's tasks with future tasks. The Today lane addresses these issues and adds new features for a seamless task management experience.

  • View only tasks planned for today.

  • View tasks completed on past dates.

  • View tasks planned for future dates by date.

  • Changing the date in Today will also change the calendar date.

  • Create tasks directly from each date.

 

Navigation Shortcuts Added ⌨️

We've added new shortcuts to OFFLIGHT. A set of shortcuts for navigating calendar & today lane has been published, and shortcuts for moving, creating, completing, and editing tasks will be added soon

  • =: Move to the next period in the calendar

  • -: Move to the previous period in the calendar

  • 1~7: Change calendar view (1 = 1day view, 2 = 2days view)

  • W (or 7): Weekly view

  • T: Move the Today lane to today's date (move the calendar to today's date)

  • : Move the Today lane 1 day forward (move the calendar date 1 day forward)

  • : Move the Today lane 1 day backward (move the calendar date 1 day backward)

💁‍♂️ Use [ ⇧ (SHIFT) + / ] or ? in OFFLIGHT to access the shortcuts guide page.

 


💎 Hidden Gems

Import Gmail by Specific Label 🔖

Following last week's update, we’ve added a new custom setting for importing Gmail. If you use stars for different purposes, you can now import only emails with a specific label into OFFLIGHT. Here are the current options for importing Gmail into OFFLIGHT:

  • Existing Default Setting: Import emails with a star.

  • Additional Setting 1: Automatically import all incoming Gmail after setup.

  • Additional Setting 2: Automatically create a task when a reply is received to an email previously imported into OFFLIGHT.

  • Additional Setting 3: Import emails with a specific label.

💁‍♂️ You can customize Gmail integration settings in Settings > Integration > Gmail

📚 For detailed descriptions of Gmail integration, refer to the guide document.

 


 

🐛 Bug Fix

  • Fixed an issue where task status updates were intermittently not reflected correctly.

 


 

🚀 Upcoming

 

Improved List Creation Experience: The experience of using lists with goals that have current metrics and periods will be improved to track task completion rates automatically, without the need for periods or metrics.

Create Calendar Events: You will soon be able to create calendar events directly in OFFLIGHT.

Recurring Task Creation: A feature to automatically create tasks on specific cycles will be added.

Mobile App: Development of the mobile app is underway so you can use OFFLIGHT anywhere.


 

💬 Behind the Scenes

  • The expected release date for the mobile app is taking longer than anticipated. We will work to reduce the scope to release the initial version faster.

  • Our third FE developer is set to join the OFFLIGHT team, completing our initial team building!

  • OFFLIGHT's first plan will be released soon.

💞 Special Thanks

Thank you to Jongyoon Yoon and Taewook Kim for your feedback and support this week. 😊

May 13th 2024

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Improved

Fixed

This week, we've prepared many custom settings. Why do we keep adding custom settings? Because OFFLIGHT is a ‘tool’. What is a tool? According to the dictionary, it’s "something that helps people do their work more easily and comfortably with less effort." Instead of you adapting to the tool, we’ll make the tool adapt to you, so you can work with the least effort.

⭐This Week's Highlights

Calendar Default Settings Customization 📅

You can now modify the default settings for scheduling tasks on your calendar in OFFLIGHT. Previously, all calendar events planned in OFFLIGHT were exposed on the connected Google Calendar, with all task names visible. Now you can change it to your preferred settings.

  • Set whether tasks planned in OFFLIGHT are displayed on the connected calendar.

  • Set how planned tasks appear on the connected calendar (Private, Public).

  • Set whether the scheduled task time is available for meeting requests (Busy, Free).

💁‍♂️ You can customize calendar settings in Settings > Calendar.

📚 For detailed descriptions and tips on calendar settings, refer to the guide document.

 

Gmail Custom Settings 📮

Settings for syncing Gmail have been added. While not all settings are included yet, here’s how you can now import Gmail into OFFLIGHT.

  • Existing Default Setting: Emails with a star are imported into OFFLIGHT.

  • Additional Setting 1: Automatically import all incoming Gmail into OFFLIGHT after setting it up.

  • Additional Setting 2: Automatically create a task when a reply is received to an email previously imported into OFFLIGHT.

💁‍♂️ You can customize Gmail integration settings in Settings > Integration > Gmail

📚 For detailed descriptions of Gmail integration, refer to the guide document.

 

 

💎 Hidden Gems

 

Customizing Slack Message Imports 💬

Users use the Save for Later feature for various purposes. If you do not want to use this setting to import tasks, you can change it in Slack integration settings.

💁‍♂️ You can customize Slack integration settings in Settings > Integration > Slack

 

Automatic Update of Time Block Events Upon Task Completion 🤖

When you complete a time-blocked task on the calendar, the task’s end time will automatically update to the current time. This setting helps avoid unnecessary alarms for tasks completed in the future and prevents wasting time on unnecessary schedule adjustments.

💁‍♂️ You can set this in Setting > Calendar > ‘Done task with current time’.

 

Improved Readability of Calendar
in Dark Mode 🌙

We’ve improved the readability of calendar events by adjusting the colors and font in dark mode.

 

 

 

🐛 Bug Fix

  • Fixed an issue where 1 on 1 chat links did not work correctly depending on the language setting.

  • Fixed an issue where service integrations were not properly disconnected.

 

 

🚀 Upcoming

Today Lane Improvement: The current Focus lane on the Planning page will be changed to Today. This will allow you to separate and manage tasks completed on past dates or planned for future dates.

Improved List Creation Experience: The experience of using lists with goals that have current metrics and periods will be improved to track task completion rates automatically, without the need for periods or metrics.

Mobile App: The development of the mobile app has begun.

 

💬 Behind the Scenes

  • We’ve started researching keyboard shortcuts! What are the essential shortcuts for an amazing keyboard experience? Let us know which shortcuts you find indispensable!

  • Our product designer, Leo, recently got a vintage camcorder and loves it. We hope it brings great inspiration to our product!

  • Frontend developer Roy has decided to read "Sapiens" to understand more about human nature. Will he gain deeper insights into humanity?

  • Backend developer Luke has found a perfect parking spot for the summer. We hope you have a cool and happy summer, Luke!

💞 Special Thanks

Thank you, Yoonjae Oh, Jongyoon Yoon, Eric Kim, Jaehyun Lee, Taewook Kim, Jihyun Kim, Kyungjin Go, and Yein Kim, for your feedback and interest in our service this week. 😊

May 6th 2024

Improved

Fixed

With your recharged energy, we hope you have a powerful and productive week ahead. Here are the improvements we made to OFFLIGHT over the past week. 💪


⭐This Week's Highlights

Calendar Modal Design Renewal 📅

Until last week, the calendar event modal still retained the look from our first MVP in August 2023. Now, it has been redesigned to match the rest of the interface, with some functional improvements as well.

  • The calendar modal has been changed to a calendar popover to minimize eye movement.

  • Event information is now organized into sections for better structure.

  • You can view notes for time-blocked tasks directly in the calendar.

  • You can redirect to the specific event through the calendar redirect feature.


💎 Hidden Gems

 

Task Popover Update ✨

You can now view additional information in the task popover, such as the integration source, connected calendar, and time block duration. There are still many features to be added to the task popover, so stay tuned for future updates.

Custom Settings Added ⚙️

  • You can toggle the display of scheduled time tags in the task list on or off.

  • You can toggle the display of ‘scheduled with OFFLIGHT’ in calendar time blocks on or off.

For more details on the settings, refer to the guide document.

Task List API Improvement ⚡

Speed is a crucial value in productivity tools. We have improved the API performance to make the service more responsive. We will continue to work on speed improvements to save every fraction of a second.


🐛 Bug Fix

  • Fixed an issue where service integrations were not properly disconnected.

  • Fixed an issue where events were not displayed correctly around midnight.

 


🚀 Upcoming Next Week

 

Today Lane Improvement : The current Focus lane in the Planning page will be changed to Today. You will be able to separate and manage tasks completed on past dates or planned for future dates.

Gmail and Slack Custom Features : Soon, you will be able to customize how Gmail is imported (import all, by label, or starred emails), and add custom features for Slack such as emoji display and message sending upon task completion.

Mobile App : We’ve defined the design and initial specs, and now we’re gearing up for development.

 

 

💬 Behind the Scenes

  • We are reconsidering the overall direction of the product. We’re thinking about how to communicate this with our users. We’ll set up a session to explain the background of our decisions and gather your feedback :)

💞 Special Thanks

Thank you to Taewook Kim, Eric Kim, Jihee Park, Seunggon Lee, Jihyun Kim, Jongyoon Yoon, Kyungjin Go, Jiyoon Yeom, Doeon Kwon, Jinhee Lee, Joonhyung Cho, and everyone who sent anonymous feedback this week. 🥂