February 12, 2009

Viira 1.2 Released

Filed under: Viira, blackberry, gtd — Tags: , — admin @ 11:22 am

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Viira 1.2. Since we released Viira 1.1 we heard many positive words (thank you all!) and received many great feature suggestions, so we decided to make many of them reality in the 1.2 release.

Here is what’s new in Viira 1.2:

  • Alphabetically sorted projects and contexts. (Thanks Greg for making us see the light on this one!) In addition to the visual convenience of being able to quickly zero in on a project or context this feature has the added benefit of “clustering” projects and contexts with similar names together. For example, all my projects that start with “Viira”, e.g. “Viira Features”, “Viira Suggestions” etc. all appear one after the other.
  • Quick search for projects/contexts. Just press the first letter of the project or context you are looking for and the project or context starting with this letter will be highlighted. Works both in Project View, Context View as well as in the drop-down combo boxes in the Task and Appointment edit screen. Makes finding the project or context you are looking for a whole lot quicker!
  • Support for recurring appointments and events. All BlackBerry Calendar appointments and events with recurrence associated with them now appear in Day View and can be assigned a project or context, just like any task or appointment in Viira. More on Viira’s recurring appointments and how to best take advantage of them is coming up in a follow-on post.
  • Backup/restore capabilities.  All of Viira’s data now gets automatically backed up and restored when the entire device is backed up and restored, thus giving a peace of mind to the many of you counting on Viira day-in and day-out to get things done. A post on how to backup/restore Viira’s data for those that haven’t done a device backup/restore before is coming soon. Backup/restore is available on the full version of Viira.
  • Device migration support. Thinking of upgrading to a newer BlackBerry model but have a lot of Viira data on the older device? Buyers of the full version can now migrate their Viira data from one BlackBerry to another, ensuring data continuity between device upgrades. (more on this to follow in a separate device migration how-to).
  • Support for latest BlackBerry models. Release 1.2 makes sure that Viira works and looks great on the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 and the BlackBerry Curve 8900.
  • Auto-capitalization of first letter of project, context, task and appointment names. Just makes things look a whole lot nicer!

As always, release 1.2 comes as a free update to all buyers of the full version of Viira. Buyers can get the update by pointing their BlackBerries to the Viira mobile site at www.kartamobile.com/bb or by logging in to our main site and downloading the ZIPed installer from there.

A free trial of Viira 1.2 is available as well.

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  1. [...] app Viira 1.2 released - Today, 11:52 PM I am happy to announce that Viira 1.2 has been released. Viira is a native BlackBerry app that is based on the principles of Getting [...]

    Pingback by GTD app Viira 1.2 released - BlackBerryForums.com : Your Number One BlackBerry Community — February 22, 2009 @ 9:52 pm

  2. Pierre, Viira 1.2 works with the Storm as well as all other modern BlackBerry devices (i.e. anything released in the last 3-4 years).

    Viira 1.2 isn’t specifically tailored to the Storm as it doesn’t make use of some of the Storm’s special features, though we have many buyers of the full version that are using Viira on the Storm and loving it.

    The best thing is to try it out yourself and see how it works for you. The Viira trial is free for anyone to try.

    Comment by dev — March 6, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

  3. can you convert an email in the inbox to a task?

    Comment by Todd — June 23, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

  4. Todd, Viira currently does not have the ability to convert an email to a task. Your feature suggestion has been noted though.

    As a heavy Viira user myself I too look forward to being able to assign tasks based on my incoming email, so stay tuned!

    Comment by admin — June 25, 2009 @ 10:25 am

  5. are all my appointments transferable ie between Viira day view & outlook and vice versa or are they simply kept in the Viira day view?

    Comment by Claude Pratte — July 5, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

  6. Claude,

    Yes, the appointments in your BlackBerry calendar will appear in Viira’s Day View from where you can edit them, assign project and context to them, etc. Creating an appointment in Viira will also propagate that appointment to your Calendar.

    Viira uses your device’s default calendar account - there is usually one calendar account for each email address you have set up on your BlackBerry. To make sure that the right calendar is being used you can adjust the value under Options->Default Services->Calendar and set it to the calendar that you are using.

    Comment by admin — July 6, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

  7. [...] is why starting with version 1.2 we implemented the capability to backup and restore all of Viira’s data (this capability is [...]

    Pingback by How To Backup Your Viira Data | The BlackBerry GTD Blog — July 10, 2009 @ 3:57 pm

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