September 3, 2011

Enhanced Viira Mobile Checkout

Filed under: Uncategorized, Viira, Viira Outlook Suite — dev @ 10:01 am

Viira Mobile Checkout

Viira Mobile Checkout

We know that being able to do anything that you can from your computer or laptop with your mobile device is very important to many of you. That’s why buyers of both Viira and the Viira Outlook Suite have always been able to purchase the full version directly from their BlackBerry with Paypal.

Over the past week we decided to take advantage of some recent improvements in mobile payment technology in order to enhance the mobile checkout experience.

Here is a screen capture of what the new Paypal mobile checkout page looks like. It provides a detailed description of the item as well as a stylish Paypal login page. Buyers of the Viira Outlook Suite can also use the enhanced mobile checkout.

To buy the full version directly from your BlackBerry just click on “Buy Viira”/”Buy Full Version” from the context menu or point your BlackBerry’s browser to our mobile site www.kartamobile.com/bb.

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August 26, 2011

Viira for Android: Almost Ready!

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 8:31 am

We know that many of you are anxiously waiting for Viira for Android to become available. Good news! Viira for Android is almost ready - and we have some screenshots to share with you!

Over the next few days we will continue with the final stages of our quality assurance and testing process after which Viira for Android will be available for download by everyone. Stay tuned!

Viira for Android: Projects View

Viira for Android: Projects View

Viira for Android: Contexts View

Viira for Android: Contexts View

Day View

Day View

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July 10, 2011

Viira 3.0.2 Update Released: View In Calendar, More Shortcuts

Filed under: Uncategorized, Viira — Tags: — dev @ 4:49 pm

We always like to hear of ways we  can make your life more organized and productive. In the most recent 3.0.2 update we have added a couple of enhancements that many of you have asked for:

  • Day View Navigation shortcuts. You can now go to the Previous Day (ALT-J), Today (ALT-K) and Next Day (ALT-L) by using keyboard shortcuts
  • View In Calendar. You can view any Viira appointment in your BlackBerry calendar.  Just open the calendar appointment in Viira and the select “View In Calendar” from the context menu in order to review or modify your appoinntment using your BlackBerry’s native Calendar application.

The Viira 3.0.2 update is available for download from the Viira downloads page as well as by pointing your BlackBerry to Viira’s mobile site.

View Viira Appointments in the BlackBerry Calendar

View Viira Appointments in the BlackBerry Calendar

Day View Navigation Shortcuts

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June 24, 2011

Viira Outlook Suite 1.2 Released: Reminders, Search, Faster Sync And More!

Filed under: Uncategorized, Viira Outlook Suite, gtd — admin @ 5:17 pm

Version 1.2 of the Viira Outlook Suite is now available for download. It is chock-full of new capabilities and enhancements and we are very excited to be bringing it to you!

First, we have brought in all the new features from the recently-released Viira 3 over to the Viira Outlook Suite BlackBerry client. On your BlackBerry you will now see the enhanced, touch-screen enabled user interface from Viira 3 as well as reminders, search and even the option to hide completed tasks. In short, everything that Viira 3 can do the Viira Outlook Suite BlackBerry client can now do as well - including the ability to create SMS tasks and file them in your GTD system.

Here is the full list of what is new in version 1.2:

  • Reminders. Both the BlackBerry client and the Outlook plugin let you set a reminder for any task, including email tasks and SMS tasks.
  • Search. Quickly find any task from the Tasks View of the BlackBerry client with the new fast iterative search.
  • Faster sync. The BlackBerry client and the Outlook plugin now actively listen for any changes to your tasks, projects and contexts. Changes that are pushed wirelessly now get picked up in near real-time and get displayed faster than before.
  • Enhanced UI. You will find the BlackBerry client sporting an even more responsive and intuitive UI, just like Viira 3 does.
  • Enhanced Outlook plugin stability. The underlying Outlook environment can sometimes provide unpleasant surprises. Our development team has put our partnership with Microsoft and leaders in the MS ecosystem to work in order to provide a smoother and responsive experience for everyone.
  • SMS tasks. With the Viira Outlook Suite you can now create a task based on an SMS message directly from your BlackBerry Inbox. The SMS tasks can be filed in your GTD system and get synced with Outlook.

Version 1.2 comes as a free upgrade to all buyers of the full version of the Viira Outlook Suite. Installing version 1.2 will also extend the free trial and give you a chance to try out the new features for those who haven’t upgraded to the full version yet.

You can download the latest version from the Viira Outlook Suite download page.

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March 24, 2011

Viira Vs. The Viira Outlook Suite: What Are The Differences?

Filed under: Uncategorized, Viira, Viira Outlook Suite, gtd — Tags: , — dev @ 1:02 pm

[UPDATED September 09, 2012]

We receive a fair amount of questions on how Viira and the Viira Outlook Suite compare with each other, especially in terms of set up and installation. In this article I will try to address some of the most common questions on the differences between the two.

Separate Download Required

The first (and most important) difference is that Viira and the Viira Outlook Suite require a separate download: in order to sync with Outlook you need to download and install the Viira Outlook Suite BlackBerry client. The BlackBerry client is a separate software application from Viira and can be downloaded from the Viira Outlook Suite download page or by pointing your BlackBerry to the Viira Outlook Suite mobile site www.kartamobile.com/bb/outlook.

The important thing to keep in mind is that downloading Viira (currently in version 4.0) will NOT provide sync with the Outlook plugin whereas downloading the Viira Outlook Suite BlackBerry client will.

Identical Feature Sets

At the time of this writing, the feature sets of both Viira and the Viira Outlook Suite BlackBerry client are identical to the point where it is nearly impossible to tell them apart. What you can do with one you can do with the other and vice versa. The only telling sign between the two is that the launch icon of the Viira Outlook Suite BlackBerry client is yellow and displays “Viira Outlook Suite” whereas Viira’s is green and shows “Viira 4″.

Of course, the one major difference between the two is Outlok sync: you need the BlackBerry client in order to sync with the Outlook plugin.

We will continue to keep the two feature sets as close as possible and as we introduce new productivity-enhancing features and GTD techniques you will see them appear in both product lines. On occasion we may introduce a feature first in one before making it available in the next update to the other.

Side-By-Side On the Same BlackBerry

Viira and the Viira Outlook Suite have been designed to work without a problem when both are installed on the same BlackBerry. You don’t need to uninstall Viira in order to install the Viira Outlook Suite BlackBerry client and vice versa. We designed it this way in order to make it easier for you to decide which one of our two products works best for you and the way you apply Getting Things Done in your day-to-day life.

If you install both on your BlackBerry you will see each appear with a differently colored launch icon with Viira’s icon displaying the text “Viira 4″ while the BlackBerry client showing “Viira Outlook Suite”.

Viira 4 Data Import from the Viira Outlook Suite

The Viira Outlook Suite provides the ability to do a one-time import of all your GTD data from Viira. If at any point you decide to upgrade to the Viira Outlook Suite you can have your Viira 4 data seemlessly transitioned over to the Viira Outlook Suite. Viira data import requires activation of the full version.

As always, if you have any other questions don’t hesitate to ask it in the comments section of this post or email our technical support at support _at_ kartamobile dot com.

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December 12, 2010

Viira 2.2.3 Released - Larger Email Summary, 15 Minute Rule

Filed under: Uncategorized, Viira — Tags: — admin @ 5:53 pm

We strive to constantly update Viira’s feature set and bring the most powerful set of tools and constructs at your fingertips so you can stay productive and get things done in your day-to-day life. The freshly released Viira 2.2.3, while not a major upgrade, contains a handful of small improvements that you just might find useful.

Here is what’s new in the Viira 2.2.3 mini-update:

  • Email summary of up to 300 characters. You requested it, and we added it. You can increase the email summary in email tasks by going to Settings->Email Tasks.
  • Intelligent startup view selector: the 15 minute rule.  Sometimes you want to leave Viira and come back right away to exactly where you left things off. A good example of this is when you want to do a quick copy and paste from another application on your BlackBerry. In other cases you want Viira to start in your favourite view, as specified in Settings->General Settings. Viira’s new intelligent startup view selector strikes a smart balance between the two by introducint the 15 minute rule: if you have left Viira for more than 15 minutes, it starts in your preferred view as selected in the Settings. Otherwise, it opens up exactly where you left things off, ensuring a smooth transition to those moments when you want to leave Viira for a moment or two and come right back to where you were.
  • Day View starts in Today.  Due to certain performance optimizations we did in Viira 2.2, sometimes Viira’s Day View opened in the last day you viewed before closing Viira. In Viira 2.2.3, we fixed this and Day View starts in today, unless your have left Viira for less than 15 minutes (see 15 minute rule above) in which case Day View will be where you left it off before leaving Viira. Remember, You can always navigate to today’s Day View by selecting “Today” from the context menu.

You can download the latest version 2.2.3 OTA by pointing your BlackBerry’s browser to our mobile site www.kartamobile.com/bb or by clicking on the Download tab above.

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November 12, 2010

Viira 2.2.2 Released: Action Links

Filed under: Uncategorized, Viira, gtd — Tags: , — dev @ 7:20 pm

We always strive to find new ways to help you stay on top of your schedule, make the most of your BlackBerry and have the most comprehensive, portable GTD system at your fingertips. With that in mind, we are excited to bring another powerful feature to help you get things done - action links.

Action links allow you to easily embed actionable chunks of information, such as phone numbers, email addresses and website links inside any task in Viira. Simply enter the phone number, email or URL in a task and Viira will automatically detect it and highlight it for you. Calling, sending an email or viewing the website link is then just a click away!

Action links are available in Viira 2.2.2, which can be downloaded OTA from our mobile site www.kartamobile.com/bb.

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September 1, 2010

Tell Us How You Use Viira - And Get Featured In The Media!

Filed under: Uncategorized, Viira — Tags: — admin @ 1:17 pm

Jeff Goldman, the editor of Mobile Enterprise Magazine’s BlackBerry Central (mobileenterprisemag.com/blackberrycentral) is doing a piece on Viira and would like to feature someone who has put Viira to use in a business environment.

So drop us a line to let us know how you use Viira to stay organized and make a difference in your business for a chance to be featured in Jeff’s magazine! We will pass one of the testimonials we receive on to Jeff who will follow up and conduct a brief, 15-minute phone case-study interview with the author.

For those of you interested in being featured in Mobile Enterprise’s BlackBerry Central, you can either email us your testimonials at feedback _at_ kartamobile dot com, or just post them in the comments sections below.

We know many of you are running businesses or are high up in your organizations` hierarchies, and this could be a great opportunity to bring extra publicity (and a backlink!) to what you are doing.

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