To the global community of Evernote customers who explored Tasks in Early Access, incorporated it into their lives, found bugs, and answered surveys, we’d like to say: Thank you. We’ve now released Tasks for general availability—representing a huge step in Evernote’s evolution—and you helped make it happen. Your specific, ongoing feedback is focusing our attention […]
To the global community of Evernote customers who explored Tasks in Early Access, incorporated it into their lives, found bugs, and answered surveys, we’d like to say:
We’ve now released Tasks for general availability—representing a huge step in Evernote’s evolution—and you helped make it happen. Your specific, ongoing feedback is focusing our attention on the features that matter most to you, and which you need to stay on top of your day.
Developing powerful new functionality like Tasks doesn’t happen overnight, so we want to be clear that we heard all your feedback, and we took note (in Evernote, of course!). You told us what you love about Tasks, as well as what you don’t love, and we’re using that to improve the feature with every release, with the goal of making it even more valuable to you.
Here’s an update on the suggestions we’ve already acted upon and what we’re looking forward to focusing on next.
You’ll be glad to know that many of the features you told us are important were already on our radar after the private beta of Tasks, but your collective feedback has helped refine our priorities. Some, like Assignable Tasks and a Tasks widget for Home, we’ve already delivered and are available right now in our new lineup of subscription plans. Others are currently in the research & design phase—and will be released in the coming months—while still more are part of our longer-term roadmap. Here’s a shortlist of the most popular feature requests:
If your favorite feature request isn’t currently on this list, don’t despair. As we roll out new functionality, we’re continually refreshing the list of ideas we work from.
The way you interface with an app or feature is crucial. How it works for you is just as important as what it does for you. With that in mind, we’ve already refined the look and feel of Tasks in tangible ways in response to your feedback:
The following updates are solidly on our radar, with some of them already in the design phase:
Perhaps the most interesting feedback of all has been your ‘blue sky’ requests. These go beyond a specific screen or capability, and cut right to the heart of what Tasks can do for you and what it means for your relationship with Evernote. They’re highly complex in their nature, encompassing feature or design changes that have implications far beyond Tasks. To give but one example, if you can tag tasks, should you be able to tag other in-note features such as attachments, tables, and photos? Or would that add unnecessary complexity? Compelling arguments can be made both for and against such a capability, and indeed, we’ve already had some lively internal discussions!
Feedback such as this falls into a category of problems that are harder to solve, as they have broader impact on the app. Thinking through the ramifications of these more fundamental changes and building them out takes time, with multiple rounds of design, development, and testing needed to ensure the best possible experience for our customers. But we’re committed to understanding these challenges and thinking through how best to approach them.
At the end of the day, the entire Evernote team is dedicated to making Tasks a game-changing feature for our customers, and we’ll continue to invest and innovate on it in close partnership with you. Please keep your feedback and ideas coming by answering surveys and participating in our Early Access program (the best way to get the inside scoop). We’re actively listening to what you have to say, and we value your input as, together, we build the Evernote of the future—one that goes beyond helping you “Remember anything,” so you can accomplish anything.
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