February 4, 2010

Announcing the Viira Outlook Suite: The Ultimate GTD Solution

Filed under: Viira, getting things done, gtd, outlook — admin @ 6:58 pm

Ever since we launched Viira 1.0, one of the most frequent comments that we received was “Great app! Now, how do I make it work with Outlook?”. Understandably, many of you are relying on MS Outlook for implementing Getting Things Done, and a comprehensive solution that transcends the boundaries of a BlackBerry device is clearly called for.

You requested it, and we listened. Over the last little while we have been hard at work on a combined BlackBerry-Outlook solution called The Viira Outlook Suite. In fact, it is almost ready for a beta launch!

At this point I would like to tell you more about what it will do, as well as give you a glimpse of how it will take your personal productivity and GTD workflows to a whole new level.  If you are interested in what a BlackBerry-Outlook GTD solution has to offer you can sign up for the Viira Outlook Suite updates - and maybe even help us a little by volunteering for our beta program.

Here is a summary of what our the Viira Outlook Suite will look like:

  • BlackBerry *and* Outlook. The Viira Outlook Suite will contain both a BlackBerry app (Viira) and an extension to your Outlook. The extension (called plugin) will make it possible for you to do all the things you are used to doing with Viira inside your Outlook.
  • Viira 2 functionality inside Outlook. The Viira Outlook plugin will provide the same features inside Outlook that Viira 2 currently offers, including projects, contexts and next actions.
  • Full data upgrade path from Viira 2.  The Viira Outlook Suite will import all data from Viira 2 and people choosing to continue with the Viira Outlook Suite can do so effortlessly.
  • Full purchase credit. Buyers of the full version of Viira 2 will get full credit ($29.99) towards the purchase price of the Viira Outlook Suite. We haven’t decided on pricing yet, but if the Viira Outlook Suite is say $29.99, then buyers of Viira 2 will get it for free. If the Outlook Suite is $39.99, buyers of Viira will be able to get it for $10.00, etc. So if you are interested in our Viira Outlook Suite and are also considering buying Viira 2, you might as well make your purchase now and enjoy Viira for longer.
  • Same emphasis on GTD. Our Viira Outlook Suite will stay true to the principles of Getting Things Done, simplicity and ease of use.

So put down your name name and email address on our sign-up form and we will let you know as soon as the Viira Outlook Suite is available and ready for download. We all look forward to taking your productivity habbits and GTD workflows to a whole new level.

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  1. A Mac version would also be very helpful.

    Comment by Ketan — March 24, 2010 @ 11:34 am

  2. I would love to be a beta tester. I been involved with beta testing for years with database software and would be more than happy to assist if you are in any need.


    Comment by Wade McFall — March 24, 2010 @ 4:50 pm

  3. This sounds great and I like the proposed cost structure. I do have to say that wouldn’t buy either product without the other.

    Comment by Mike — March 24, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

  4. that’s axactly what I am looking for; using Outlook at my office and my BB while underway for managing my tasks

    Comment by Rob van der Sande — April 26, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

  5. What is the status? Need a beta tester?

    Comment by Wilton — June 5, 2010 @ 4:52 am

  6. What is the estimated roll out date for this?

    Comment by Claude Pratte — June 15, 2010 @ 5:37 pm

  7. Still working on this, right? Have not heard anything in quite some time.

    Comment by Dan — June 30, 2010 @ 9:22 am

  8. The Outlook Suite is currently in ‘limited beta’ - we sent the beta version out to a few beta testers who did some early-stage testing and feedback. We are aiming for a public beta by the end of next week. Everything is pretty much in place, though we would like to do some more exhaustive testing just to make sure.

    Stay tuned, we are almost there!

    Comment by dev — July 1, 2010 @ 11:05 am

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