📧 Email forwarding
Have emails you need to respond to later? Deals that you want to remember to redeem?
You can now forward them
directlyto Ellie and they will appear in either your Braindump or Today sections 🤯
Check out this demo below 👇
(thanks for the suggestion on this James!)
📈 Improved Analytics
We've made a few improvements to analytics so they are more helpful. Time is now displayed in hours instead of minutes.
You can now also toggle between # of tasks and estimated time as your unit of measurement
(thanks for the feedback Arunas!)
- We now automatically fill in "actual time" when your task is complete and "estimated time" is filled out (this can be disabled in the settings!)
3 big updates for you!
You can now view things like...
- How you are spending your time (broken down by label)
- Estimated vs actual times on tasks
- Average age of tasks in your braindump
🧘♀️ Today-only mode
A lot of people have been asking for this one: a view that only has "today". You can now do this by clicking "Focus" on the Kanban or clicking "SHIFT + T"
🕕 Task timer
You can now track time spent on a task in Ellie!
You can click the "Play" button on a task or by clicking the "Start timer" next to "Actual time" in the task modal (demo below👇)
You can also use our new analytics feature to see your actual vs estimated time 👀
Time tracking will be coming to iOS in the future!
- You can now hit "?" to bring up the keyboard shortcuts menu
Hello hello, we have a lot of great updates for you this week! 🎉
1. 🕕 Auto-timebox recurring tasks
When creating a recurring task, you can now specify if you want it to occur at a specific time (this will automatically timebox the recurring task for you!)
(Will be available on iOS this week!)
2. 🤲 Duplicate tasks
You can now duplicate tasks by right clicking them in the Kanban or calendar/timebox view. This is great for people who like working on tasks in batches and want to timebox multiple times on their calendar.
3. ⌛️ Calendar increments
When you drag a task into the timebox, it default moves in 15min increments. You now customize this (from 5 minute increments all the way to 1 hour increments)
4. New version indicator
Do you keep Ellie open for weeks (or months) without refreshing the page? You might be missing out on new features! Not anymore :)
✨ Other improvements
- All links now open in a new tab (example: Zoom links in calendar events)
- Fixed a bug where you couldn't close the settings menu
- You can now override the dark/light mode settings on iOS within the Ellie settings (great for people who like dark mode on their device, but like the Ellie light mode)
2-way sync is live on the web!
When you move around/delete Google calendar events from Ellie they now reflect in Google calendar 🥳
We've also enhanced the info for Google calendar events and now show you attendee info and their response status. You can also respond to events directly from Ellie (ie mark as Going/Not Going).
You can check out a demo of this live below 👇
More editing capabilities will come to Ellie in the future as they are requested and this 2-way sync will come to iOS very soon.
- We've sped up the "task rollover" feature on the web so when you open up Ellie the next day, the tasks will rollover much faster (~60% faster)
- We've sped up the initial load of calendar events to Ellie by ~60%
Dark mode is now available on the web!
By default, Ellie will use the same settings as your system. So if you use dark mode on your Mac, Ellie will automatically run in dark mode.
You can change this within settings 👇
The task cards have gotten a small re-design. They are designed to be more scannable on your board.
Note: We've removed the ability to edit tasks directly in the small card in favor of opening the new "Task modal". This change was made to open up the possibility of more rich task cards in the future (starting with the ability to add detailed notes!)
1. Week mode
You can now bring your calendar to the center of the screen (and the Kanban moves to the right side where the sidebar calendar used to be). This is great if you live in your calendar.
This sets the stage for a much deeper calendar integration coming in the future. No more switching between Ellie and your calendar 👀
To activate this new view, you can click this the "Calendar/Tasks" toggle at the top of the board
2. Task notes
You can now click on any task (within the Kanban or the calendar) to pull up a modal with more info on the task. We've now added the ability to add more detailed notes to each task.
We'll expand this over time (including the ability to add links and other stylings)
We've released a new Apple Calendar Integration for iOS devices (iPhone/iPad) 🙌
For transparency, adding this to the web is very difficult but not impossible. Feel free to upvote this feedback if it is something you want to see.
When our Mac app is released, this integration will be available.
Ellie for iPad is now available 👀
If you already have the iPad installed (which was terrible btw), you can simply update it and view the new full featured version.
We brought the entire web experience to the iPad!
In case you missed it, the Google calendar integration for iOS! You can now view Google calendar events on the app.
🐞 Bug Fixes:
- Fixed an issue where roll over would fail for tasks, causing duplication of tasks
- Tasks carried over from the previous day now respect the order they were in before