May 13, 2016

Viira For iPhone And iPad Now Available!

Filed under: iOS, iPad, iPhone — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 5:48 am

We are all very excited and proud to announce the availability of Viira for iOS! Available for both iPhone and iPad (minimum iOS 8 required), Viira for iOS comes fully-loaded with capabilities that will help you stay organized and get things done.

Download Viira for iOS (opens in App Store)

Clean Interface, Powerful GTD Toolset

Behind the clean, streamlined interface you will find a powerful productivity toolset that brings all necessary building blocks to implement and effective and efficient GTD system. From Viira’s signature dashboard to projects, contexts, day view, next actions, in-basket to email tasks, contact tasks and rich reminders, we have strived to put everything that you need to stay on top of your commitments at your fingertips.

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Email Tasks: Your Email Organized

Viira for iOS brings the unique capability to add an email message to a task without leaving the app. Getting your email organized and staying on top of it has never been easier! screenshot1 screenshot2 screenshot3

Email tasks maintain a link to the original email for easy viewing later. screenshot


MS Outlook Add-In, Mobile And Desktop Apps

Just like all Viira apps, Viira for iOS stays in sync with all your other Viira apps using Viira’s efficient and robust Cloud Sync service. Your personal organization system is always at your fingertips no matter if you are at home, in the office or on the go!

Viira apps are currently available for:

We are also working on an OS X and Windows 10 apps which will become available, in this order, over the coming months.

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    Full Feature List
    Here is a brief summary of some of the key capabilities that Viira for iOS has to offer:
    • Projects. Organize, order and prioritize your tasks towards a common objective or purpose.
    • Contexts. You can tag or file a task in as many contexts as needed.
    • Day View. View your day’s commitments and appointments at a glance.
    • Next Actions. Next actions help you focus on your high-priority, immediately actionable tasks.  Marking a task as a next action will make it appear at the top of any list the task belongs in.
    • In-Basket. Perfect for the collection phase of GTD, the In-Basket allows you to quickly add tasks for further classification in your GTD system at a later point.
    • Email Tasks. A powerful capability offered by few apps, email tasks allow you to add an email to a task without leaving the app. All your email tasks are available from the Email Tasks view to help you organize and stay on top of your email communications.
    • Contact Tasks. Add a touch of CRM to your GTD system! Organize your communications and commitments with your contacts by linking a contact to any task.
    • Reminders. Reminders display in the Notifications area of your iPhone or iPad with convenient shortcut actions to Snooze or Mark As Completed.
    • Drag-And-Drop Reordering . You can change the task order in any task list quickly and easily via drag-and-drop.
    • Calendar integration. Viira’s Day View integrates with your device’s calendar and displays all your appointments for a given day.
    • Overdue tasks. Unfinished tasks from previous days will appear in the Overdue Tasks area of your Day View to make sure nothing ’slips through the cracks’.
    • Quick Add. All major views have a Quick Add field that lets you enter tasks quickly one after the other.
    • Calendar Integration. Viira integrates with the Calendar on your device to display your day’s events and appointments in the Day View.
    • Hide Completed. An option to hide completed tasks helps you focus on what remains to be done.
    • Automatic sorting. Completed tasks get automatically moved to the bottom of any task list whereas next actions get moved to the top.

    Download Viira for iOS (opens in App Store)

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    April 17, 2016

    Cloud Sync Service Planned Maintenance 18 Apr at 12:00am PST

    Filed under: cloud, iOS — admin @ 6:11 am

    Just a quick note to let you know that the Viira Cloud Sync service to be temporarily unavailable starting at 12:00am on Monday, Apr 18th for a period of 30 to 45 mins. During this time we will be performing some server maintenance to increase processing bandwith as well as add support for the Viira for iOS launch.

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    February 1, 2016

    Viira For iOS: Beta Build 0.9.7 Now Available

    Filed under: gtd, iOS — admin @ 9:45 am

    This week’s beta build updates to Viira for iOS contain a few usability improvements as well as an optimization of how email attachments are

    Here is what is new in build 0.9.7:

    • Hide Completed option is now available in any task list to help you focus on what remains to be done
    • Action Menus have been re-designed to make them look nice
    • Optimized Email Retrieval: For those of you who create email tasks frequently Viira now caches your most recent Inbox email summary so that is is presented to you faster the next time you want to add an email attachment to a task.
    • Mark All Completed option to make you quickly mark the tasks in any task list as completed

    We have also added a number of other small usability and UI improvements throughout the app.

    For those of you on the beta testers list you will be receiving automated notification via TestFlight.

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    January 25, 2016

    Viira for iOS Beta: What’s New

    Filed under: Viira, iOS — dev @ 10:44 am

    The Viira iOS app is now available for public beta testing!

    Like all other apps Viira for iOS is connected to the cloud and can sync with all other Viira apps via the Viira Cloud Sync service.

    The Viira for iOS offers the same experience, workflow and core feature set as Viira for Android and Viira for BlackBerry - this is intentional. In addition to what is already familiar to many of you we have introduced a few exciting new capabilities that our team has been able to make possible on iOS.

    1. Email Tasks

    Yes, you can create email tasks directly from Viira on your iOS device! Email task creation is available from the Email Tasks view as well as by tapping the Attachment button when opening a task for edit.

    Under the hood, Viira retrieves your email messages directly from your mail server using IMAP. To help you set up email access quickly we have pre-loaded the default mailserver configurations for popular email services such as GMail, Outlook.com, Hotmail.com, Yahoo! etc.

    [Note to GMail users: you may need to enable email access for less secure apps: https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps]

    2. Drag-And-Drop Reordering

    We have harnessed the power of iOS to give you a quick and intuitive way to reorder tasks within any task list, be it project, context, day view, next actions or the in-basket. Simply select Edit and reorder the tasks as you see fit, for example to reflect priority or completion order.

    3. Quick Add Panel

    You can add tasks quickly from the Viira dashboard. The Quick Add panel gives you the option to assign a project, context, date or even reminder to a new task - directly from the main screen, in one step!

    4. Rich Notifications

    Viira’s task reminders integrate with the iOS native notifications making it easy to open the task containing the reminder or perform quick actions such as Snooze or Mark Completed.

    Joining The Beta

    To join the Viira for iOS beta program please send us an email at support@kartamobile.com and we will send you a TestFlight invite as soon as we have test slots available.

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    November 23, 2015

    Viira iOS App: A Sneak Peek!

    Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 9:09 am

    While our team is hard at work finalizing the release of Viira for iOS- staged beta rollout through Test Flight is schedule to begin over the next week - we would like to share with you a glimpse of what Viira on iOS will look like and the features it will offer.

    As promised, Viira on iOS will offer the same interface, workflow and feature set as Viira for BlackBerry and Android - as well as a few new capabilities. You will find all the familiar pillars of GTD such as projects, (multiple) contexts, day tasks, next actions and an in-basket. You will also find the familiar dashboard as well as must-haves such as reminders, calendar integration and also contacts and email integration.

    Yes, with Viira on iOS you will be able to create email tasks directly from your iOS device just like you were able to with Viira for BlackBerry and BlackBerry 10!

    Viira for iOS will be cloud-sync ready and you will be able to sync with all other Viira apps such as the Viira Outlook Add-In, Viira Windows App, Viira for Android as well as Viira for BlackBerry 10.

    If you would like to join our beta program please email support@kartamobile.com and we will send you an invite as test slots become available.

    Contact and email Integration are features that we are excited to offer to iOS devices. With it you will be able to create an email task or a contact just like you are able to on Viira for BlackBerry:

    We have also added and enhanced Quick Add control so that you can create a new task directly from the Dashboard and (optionally) assign it a project, context, date or reminder without having to navigate ‘deeper’ into Viira:

    We have also added support for drag-and-drop reordering. Prioritizing your tasks within a project, context, a day or within any of the other major views is a cinch with the visual drag-and-drop:

    We are all very excited about the upcoming release and if you would like to join our beta program please email us at support@kartamobile.com and we will email you an invite through Test Flight as beta slots become available.


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    November 1, 2015

    Viira Outlook Add-In: Now Available For Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 9:26 am

    We are happy to announce that the Viira Outlook Add-In is now available and fully supported on Microsoft Outlook 2016.

    As the Outlook 2016 rollout continues we know that many of you are upgrading or in the process of upgrading to the latest version. If you have made the switch to Outlook 2016 or plan on doing so in the future you can count on the Viira Outlook Add-In being there on the new platform after the switch.

    MS Outlook 2016 is available starting from version 5.5.6. You can download the latest version 5.5.6 from the downloads page.

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    August 12, 2015

    How To: Install Viira Windows App on Windows 10

    Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 2:14 am

    The Viira Windows App is fully compatible with Windows 10. Depending on the settings on your Windows 10 computer however Windows 10 may warn or fully prevent the installation of the Viira Windows App because the application publishers (we) are “not recognized as a safe vendor“.

    The reason why this message appears is because as a niche application without a sufficiently large download base (yet!) the Viira Windows App is relatively unknown to the app databases that Windows 10 and Microsoft maintain.

    While we work with Microsoft to register as a recognized, safe vendor (which also involves paying a sizeable sum) here is how you can fix things and install the Viira Windows App on your Windows 10 computer:

    1. Open Control Panel
    2. Navigate to System and Security->Action Center. In the left pane, you will see the “Change Windows SmartScreen settings” link. Click it.
    3. Under “What do you want to do with unrecognized apps?” select either “Warn before running an unrecognized app” or “Don’t do anything”.

    Here is a link to a more detailed article which contains some useful screenshots as well as more background info on Windows Smartscreen:

    How-To: Disable Windows Smartscreen In Windows 10

    As always, if you encounter additional issues or problems on your computer or IT environment don’t hesitate to contact our support - we are here to help!

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    August 2, 2015

    Viira 5.0 for Android Released

    Filed under: android, gtd — Tags: , — admin @ 1:54 pm

    We are happy to announce that version 5.0 of Viira for Android is available for public download. Viira for Android brings the same features and look-and-feel that many of you are familiar with from BlackBerry and BlackBerry 10.

    Another big addition to the Viira Android feature set is the Viira Cloud Sync service. You can now sync Viira on your Android device with the Viira Outlook Add-In, Viira Windows App and Viira on BlackBerry 10 to implement one comprehensive, available-from-anywhere GTD system.

    Download Viira from Google Play

    Here are a few screenshots of how Viira for Android looks now. You can see more of Viira in action from the screenshots page.

    And Here are some of the main features available in Viira 5.0 for Android:

    • Projects and contexts. Organize your to-dos by projects and tag a task by as many contexts as needed.
    • Day View. View your day’s commitments and appointments at a glance.
    • Next Actions. Focus on tasks that are actionable. Marking a task as a next action will make it appear at the top of any list the task belongs in.
    • Reminders. You can now add a reminder to any task in Viira.
    • Overdue tasks. Overdue tasks show in Viira’s Day View to make sure nothing ’slips through the cracks’.
    • In-Basket. Perfect for the collection phase of GTD, the In-Basket allows you to add tasks before further filing them in your GTD system at a later point.
    • Quick Add. Available in all views, the Quick Add panel allows you to enter tasks quickly one after the other.
    • Priorities. You can re-order the tasks in any project, context, day as well as within your Next Actions by selecting Reorder Tasks from the menu.
    • Calendar Integration. Viira integrates with the Calendar on your device to display your day’s events and appointments in the Day View.
    • Automatic sorting. Completed tasks get automatically moved to the bottom of any task list whereas next actions get moved to the top.
    • Smart Navigation. Viewing a task presents links to the task’s project, contexts or day, if applicable. Clicking on those links opens the respective project, context or day making it easier for you to navigate with ease over your entire GTD system.
    • Contact Tasks. Just like on BlackBerry and on Microsoft Outlook you can now create tasks based on a contact from Android. Contact tasks can be re-ordered, assigned as next actions and synced across devices and platforms.
    • Smart Contact Resolve. Contact tasks created and synced from the Viira Outlook Add-In or Viira on BlackBerry 10 get resolved against your Contacts database. If there is a match Viira displays the contact’s image (if available) as well as a quick access card with actions for this contact, e.g. call, email, skype, etc.
    • Email Tasks.   A top-level view where you can find all your email tasks. Email tasks can be re-ordered and assigned as next actions. Note that for this version email tasks can only be created from Viira on BlackBery 10 or the Viira Outlook Add-In and then get synced to Viira on Android. In one of the next software updates you will be able to create email tasks from your Android smartphone - so stay tuned!
    • And so much more! Download the free trial and find for yourself what Viira can do!

    Download Viira from Google Play

    Viira for Android is available for both smartphones and tablets and is compatible with Android 4.0 or later.

    A direct download as an APK is also available from the Viira Android page. You will have to make sure to allow direct installation of Android apps on your phone by selecting Settings->Security->Unknown Sources.

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    April 8, 2015

    How To: Import your Viira Outlook Suite data to the Viira Outlook Add-In

    Filed under: Viira Outlook Add-In, Viira Outlook Suite, outlook — admin @ 8:28 pm

    For those of you making the transition from the Viira Outlook Suite to the new generation of Viira cloud-synced apps we have provided a migration tool make moving your data a synch.

    First make sure to download and install version 5.5.3 or later of the Viira Outlook Add-In. (To check what version of the Viira Outlook Add-In you have installed you can either go to Control Panel->Programs or select “Send Feedback” from the menu).

    Here is what you need to do:

    1. Open the Viira Outlook Add-In
    2. Click on the right-most button in the button bar (red arrow - see image below)
    3. Select Import Viira Outlook Suite Data from the menu.

    Click on the right-most button to show the More Options menu

    This will open the Viira Outlook Suite data migration tool. Note that if you have a large number of Outlook tasks or Viira Outlook Suite tasks the import process can take more than a few seconds to import so please be patient and give the import tool the time it needs to complete.

    The data migration tool to help you import your Viira Outlook Suite data to the Viira Outlook Add-In

    The data migration tool to help you import your Viira Outlook Suite data to the Viira Outlook Add-In

    You can perform this migration not just on the same PC on which you have installed the Viira Outlook Suite in the past. You can also perform the data migration on any another PC with MS Outlook installed and the Outlook tasks moved/migrated/synced from the original PC on which the Viira Outlook Suite was installed. This is because of the way the Viira Outlook Suite integrates deeply with the native tasks - if you move your native tasks over to another PC all the data will still be there to import.

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    February 24, 2015

    Viira for Android: Cloud Sync, Lost Of New Features Available!

    Filed under: android, gtd — admin @ 9:11 am

    We are happy to announce that the Viira Cloud Sync service is now available as a public beta! You can download the beta from the beta download page. The beta is available for Android 4.0 or later and is compatible with Android 5.0.

    The usual warnings apply: please proceed to download and install only if you are comfortable and understand the implications of running beta software on your device.

    In addition to making the Cloud Sync available on Android we have used this is an opportunity to release a number of new features and enhancements to make Viira on Android have the same feature set as Viira on BlackBerry 10, the Viira Outlook Add-In and the Viira PC App. Here are the new enhancements in this release:

    • Reminders. You can now add a reminder to any task in Viira.
    • Automatic sorting. Completed tasks get automatically moved to the bottom of any task list whereas next actions get moved to the top.
    • Task Reordering. You can re-order the tasks in any project, context, day as well as within your Next Actions by selecting Reorder Tasks from the menu.
    • Smart Navigation. Viewing a task presents links to the task’s project, contexts or day, if applicable. Clicking on those links opens the respective project, context or day making it easier for you to navigate with ease over your entire GTD system.
    • Contact Tasks. Just like on BlackBerry and on Microsoft Outlook you can now create tasks based on a contact from Android. Contact tasks can be re-ordered, assigned as next actions and synced across devices and platforms.
    • Smart Contact Resolve. Contact tasks created and synced from the Viira Outlook Add-In or Viira on BlackBerry 10 get resolved against your Contacts database. If there is a match Viira displays the contact’s image (if available) as well as a quick access card with actions for this contact, e.g. call, email, skype, etc.
    • Email Tasks.   A top-level view where you can find all your email tasks. Email tasks can be re-ordered and assigned as next actions. Note that for this version of the beta email tasks can only be created from Viira on BlackBery 10 or the Viira Outlook Add-In and then get synced to Viira on Android.

    And here are some screenshots of how the Viira Android Beta looks:

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