December 9, 2012

Viira For Android 4.0 Released

Filed under: Viira, android, gtd — admin @ 9:15 am

We are very excited to announce something many of you have been patiently waiting for a while now: Viira for Android is now available for download. You can download it from Google Play or from the Viira for Android download page.

Viira for Android presents exactly the same interface and core GTD functionality that you can find in the BlackBerry version of Viira:

  • All core components of GTD covered. In Viira for Android you will find support for projects, multiple contexs, day tasks, next actions, an in-basket and lots more capabilities to help you stay organized.
  • Multiple contexts: Classify a task in as many contexts as you want
  • In-Basket: Perfect for the collection phase of GTD, the in-basket lets you enter tasks that are awaiting further processing and classification in your GTD system.
  • Next Actions: help you focus on what is actionable next. Tasks marked as next actions can be found in the Next Actions view and they also appear at the top of any task list to indicate that they are, well, next actions.
  • Calendar Integration. The Viira for Android day view shows the list of your day’s appointments alongside your day’s tasks.
  • Dashboard. Just like on Viira for BlackBerry, the Viira for Android dashboard makes all key areas of your GTD system a tap on the screen away.
  • Search. Quickly find the task you are looking for with Viira’s fast iterative search, available right from the dashboard.
  • And more! Download the free trial today and see what Viira for Android can do!


Viira on Google Play

Viira for Android is supported on Android 2.2 and up. The current version is 4.0 to reflect close feature parity with Viira 4.0 for BlackBerry.

And here are some screenshots from Viira for Android:

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October 11, 2012

Viira 4.0.5 Release: A Few Fixes

Filed under: Uncategorized, Viira — dev @ 5:19 am

We have added a few minor fixes to Viira and rolled them all together into a separate software update. Below is a list of the issues that we fixed, actually some of them were fixed in earlier software updates but I thought I’d mention them here for completeness:

  • Fix to the Next Actions shortcut interceptor. Entering special symbols in the Quick Add field that are also keyboard shortcuts are no longer incorrectly intercepted. You can now use symbols like ‘@’ (ALT-P), ‘-’ (Alt-I), ‘5′ (ALT-D) and ‘9′ in the quick add field without unintentionally triggering a view change. (thanks Willy for pointing this out to us!)
  • Setting Hide Completed in order to hide completed tasks is now a system-wide setting that survives system restarts/battery pulls. We previously thought this wasn’t necessary or needed- but we stand corrected!
  • Fix to email links in email tasks. Under certain circumstances the link to the original email that a Viira email task holds ceased to be valid. This resulted in the message “Unable to find original message” from appearing on occasion when clicking View Email in the email task when the email was actually still there. This is now fixed. (available since version 4.0.4)
  • Setting Hide Completed in Next Actions view works properly (fixed since version 4.0.3).

You can download the latest bug fix release from the Viira download page (click on the Downloads tab above) or by pointing your BlackBerry to our mobile site kartamobile.com/bb. The fixes will be rolled into a corresponding update to the Viira Outlook Suite as well very shortly: within the next 24hrs or so.

Thanks again to everyone who pointed our attention to these glitches, we always pay close attention to the feedback we receive and fix problems as a matter of top priority!

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July 31, 2012

Cloud Sync Service: Beta Coming Up!

Filed under: Viira, cloud, getting things done, gtd — admin @ 2:25 am

We are very excited to share with you that our cloud sync service beta launch is just around the corner!

Months and months of work are starting to show some very promising results and the preliminary prototypes are looking good and holding up well under testing. If all goes well we will start rolling out the beta version of the service about a month or two from now - hopefully by the end of August/early September timeframe.

The goal of our cloud sync service is to enable a seamless, synchronized organizational experience across platforms so that you can access and interact with your GTD data with ease from all your devices. Each rich client, be it BlackBerry (Viira 4), Outlook, Android, Playbook, desktop, web and even iOS will provide the same capabilities, power and simplicity that you have grown accustomed to with Viira 4, and the cloud service will make sure you have uniform access to your data from wherever you are.

So if you haven’t done so already, make sure to sign up on our announcements form and we will let you know as soon as we start rolling out the sync service across the various platforms.

The launch of the sync service will be gradual. We will add platform support one by one, starting with BlackBerry, Outlook, Android and the Playbook (our current supported platforms) and continuing with a web client, a desktop client and iOS support over the coming months. It will be very exciting few months ahead and we look forward to bring you the most intuitive, powerful and cross-platform GTD experience out there!

We will also need the help of a lot of beta testers so if you would like to help and are comfortable with beta software please let us know either by dropping us a note at support _at_ kartamobile.com or by signing up on our announcements list.

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July 11, 2012

A Viira Testimonial

Filed under: Viira, gtd — Tags: — admin @ 1:54 am

We recently received this testimonial - and thought we’d share it with you!

Viira is the best program on the market for keeping organized - as a mom of two wearing many hats including Executive Director of the California Women’s Conference - the largest Women’s conference in the country, I am always on the hunt for the best product in the market that keeps me organized right on my phone. I cannot afford to miss one detail. Having Viira at my fingertips keeps me on top of the many projects I am working on!”

Michelle Patterson, CEO
Event Complete: A Full Service Event Marketing Company
www.eventcomplete.com

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April 21, 2012

Viira for BlackBerry Playbook Beta Released

Filed under: BlackBerry Playbook, Viira, gtd — Tags: , , — admin @ 1:55 pm

To all of you anxiously waiting for the Playbook version of Viira, we have great news. Viira for the BlackBerry Playbook has now officially been approved by App World and is available for download!

To download Viira, just open App World on your Playbook and search for “Viira”.

Viira for the Playbook is a free beta and requires Playbook OS 2.0 or later. This version is a Playbook-only version and does not sync with your BlackBerry device - yet. However as we roll out our cloud sync service over the coming months our goal is to provide just that: a seamless BlackBerry-Playbook wireless sync of your GTD system - so stay tuned!

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The current beta version (version 0.9.2) provides the core pillars of a GTD system on the BlackBerry Playbook such as projects, contexts, a day view and an In-Basket. Over the coming months we will be rolling out support for additional productivity constructs to bring the Playbook version of Viira en par with the feature set of Viira 4, including support for capabilities like task ordering, calendar integration, next actions etc.

In the meantime we would love to hear your feedback so let us know what you think of Viira for the Playbook as well as ways that you think will make it better and more effective!

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April 8, 2012

Viira 4.0 Released: Multiple Contexts, Contact Tasks And More!

Filed under: Uncategorized, Viira, blackberry, getting things done — admin @ 12:56 pm

Viira 4.0 is ready and available for download. We always strive to provide a more powerful, effective and intuitive experience for Getting Things Done and we believe that the latest release will help you take your personal productivity to the next level.

The main theme within this release is two-fold: richer integration with your native BlackBerry applications like Contacts, Memos and Messages as well as support for advanced aspects of Getting Things Done like Next Actions.

Without further ado, here is what’s new in Viira 4.0:

  • Contact tasks. You can now organize your communications, tasks and commitments with your contacts - and add a touch of CRM to your GTD system. Creating a task based on a contact is easy - just select a contact in your Contacts application and select Create Viira Task from the menu. Contact tasks maintain a link to the original contact making it easy to call, email and follow-up.
  • Next Actions View. Next Actions are a core concept in Getting Things Done and Viira helps you manage those with ease. The new Next Actions view displays all tasks that have been marked as next actions.  To help you focus on what is actionable first, next actions also appear specially marked and are automatically displayed at the top of any list.
  • Multiple contexs. Any Viira task can now be tagged with multiple contexts - as many as you want. This powerful feature will allow you to file and organize a task in multiple filing “buckets” and make it easier to find the task when it’s time to find the next action that needs to be completed.
  • Memo tasks. Incorporate existing notes to your GTD system by creating tasks based on your notes and memos. Once created, a memo task will hold a link to the original memo making it easy to view it by clicking on View Memo.
  • Dashboard. The Viira dashboard is your new organization control center and provides you with one-click access to the major areas within Viira.
  • Email Tasks integration. Email tasks created with Viira 4 maintain a link to the original email making it easy to view the email as well as to reply and forward it.
  • Two-way task sync. Viira now syncs with your native Tasks app: every task created in Viira gets added to your native tasks and any task entered in your Tasks app is added to your Viira In-Basket for further assignment. You can now sync your tasks to any cloud sync provider such as Google Tasks.
  • Data export/import to/from SD Card. We have made it easier to backup your Viira data or move it to a new or replacement BlackBerry device. Starting with Viira 4 you can importa and export all your Viira data to and from your SD Card. The new feature is accessible from the Settings screen.
  • And more! We have added a number of other productivity and convenience enhancements. For example, completed tasks now automatically get moved at the bottom of any task lists while task marked as next actions always go to the top.

As always, Viira 4 comes with a free trial so download the free trial and see for yourself what you can accomplish with Viira now! You can also download Viira Over-The-Air by pointing your BlackBerry’s browser to our mobile site www.kartamobile.com/bb.

Viira 4 is supported on BlackBerry OS 5 or better and buyers of older version can upgrade for a special low price.

Note to App World buyers: in order to take advantage of our special upgrade pricing you must register with the same email as App World.

Viira Outlook Suite Buyers

[UPDATE] For those of you currently using the Viira Outlook Suite, version 2.0 of the BlackBerry client already contains most of the new features introduced in Viira 4, such as contact tasks, memo tasks, email integration, two-way task sync, etc. So you don’t need to upgrade.

The remaining new features in Viira 4 like the dashboard and Next Actions view will be added to the BlackBerry client in version 2.1 which will be a complimentary upgrade to all buyers of the 2.0.

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December 23, 2011

Viira Featured In App World!

Filed under: Viira — admin @ 10:53 am

Over the past month Viira was one of the select few applications to be featured on App World. Needless to say, we are all very excited about this!

Our development team was tickled pink to see the product that they have been working on featured right along prominent BlackBerry application like BBM and BlackBerry Travel. We would all like to take this opportunity to welcome all the new members to the Viira community. It’s great to see you onboard and stay tuned for even more organization and productivity-enhancing features to come in the near future!

Viira Featured On App World

Viira Featured In App World

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December 6, 2011

Viira 3.1.1 Released

Filed under: Viira — Tags: — dev @ 7:42 pm

It has been a few weeks since we released Viira 3.1, so it’s time for a minor software update to provide some touch-ups and fixes. The latest version 3.1.1 is now available for download and contains a couple of fixes as well as a couple of addition to Viira’s capabilities.

  • Email integration fix. Under certain circumstances Email tasks created from the Messages App didn’t display the full list of projects or contexts available for selection. This is now fixed.
  • Copy and paste fix on Project/Context screen. It was reported to us that copying and pasting project and context notes on occasionally doesn’t work. The problem has been fixed.

We have also taken the opportunity to add a couple of new capabilities to Viira’s feature roster:

  • <No Project> and <No Context>. You can now make Viira display all the tasks that haven’t been assigned a project or a context. Those tasks will appear under a heading titled <No Project> and <No Context> on the Projects View and Contexts View, respectively. To turn this feature on or off, please go to Settings->General Settings.
  • Selecting a project or a context with ALT. Did you know that in addition to selecting items from a list by clicking on it with your trackpad (or tapping on it, if you have a touchscreen device) you can also open a list of available choices by pressing the ALT key? This is now fully supported throughout Viira and you can select a task’s project or context by using the ALT key to open the list of available projects and contexts.

Version 3.1.1 is available from Viira’s download page as well as through our mobile site.

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November 14, 2011

Viira for The BlackBerry Playbook: Coming Up

Filed under: BlackBerry Playbook, Viira — dev @ 11:59 am

Ever since the BlackBerry Playbook hit store shelves, many of you have asked us when Viira will become available on your Playbooks. We are very excited to be announcing that we are working on making Viira available for the Playbook and will make it available once the 2.0 Playbook update rolls out.

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When our development team was at DevCon 2011 in San Francisco last month we managed to get a bit of one-on-one face time with RIM technical reps which helped us install and see how our current version of Viira will look and behave on a pre-release Playbook running the 2.0 update. And here is a picture of Viira looks on an actual Playbook:

Viira on the BlackBerry Playbook

Viira on the BlackBerry Playbook

Why wait until the 2.0 update to the Playbook? As a third-party software application Viira requires key tools and libraries in order to function on the Playbook. At present RIM has not provided these tools and libraries but they made a formal announcement that everything necessary for porting apps like Viira to the Playbook will be available in the 2.0 update. The 2.0 update to the Playbook is currently slated for February 2012.

A minor clarification is probably needed here. The 2.0 update to the Playbook does not represent a new version of the Playbook but rather a software update that RIM will be making available to all BlackBerry Playbook owners over the coming months. For up-to-date info, reviews and even rumours on everything Playbook-related you can check out the Playbook page at Crackberry.com.

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October 2, 2011

Viira 3.1 Released: Touch Screen Interface, Quick Add and More

Filed under: Uncategorized, Viira — admin @ 11:31 am

Viira 3.1 is ready and available for download. The latest update includes a number of new productivity features and ease-of-use enhancements which we are excited to bring to you. With the new generation of BlackBerry 7 devices like the BlackBerry 9900 and new Torch model series being rolled out we have also included a few features that take advantage of the touch screen capabilities of these devices.

Here is what’s new in Viira 3.1:

  • Touch Screen Interface. If you have a touch screen device like a BlackBerry Bold 9900, a BlackBerry Torch or BlackBerry Storm you will see a command panel with touchscreen buttons that contain the most frequently used actions in Viira. You can now create, edit, delete and mark tasks as completed with just a tap on the screen.
  • Quick Add: Add New Tasks Quickly. Perfect for the times where you have a number of new tasks or ideas to record, the quick add field enables you to enter them one after the other in quick succession. Just type in the tasks name and press ENTER, then repeat as needed!
  • Starred Projects and Contexts. Mark your important or frequently used project or contexts with a star. Starred projects and contexts always appear at the top of the list making it easier to navigate or select them.
  • Compact Mode. Fit more of your Viira data on your BlackBerry’s screen. Particularly useful for owners of touch screen models like the BlackBerry 9900 or the BlackBerry Torch series, turning on compact mode lets you see more of your tasks for any project, context or day. You can turn on Compact Mode by going to Settings->General Settings->Compact Mode.

And here are a few screenshots from Viira 3.1:


Viira 3.1 is a free upgrade to all buyers of the full version. You can download it from the Viira download page or by pointing your BlackBerry to our mobile site kartamobile.com/bb.

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