As you probably know by now: Simpleology 4.0 is pretty dang awesome.
But it can be better. Much better.
We’ve been working around the clock to address the inevitable minor things we missed here and there, but we can – and will – do much more.
What We Got Right
- So much faster.
- So much more flexible.
- Interface is (actually) much simpler.
What We Need to Improve
- Better Training and Education
- Greater Simplification and Ease of Use
- Customizable Appearance
- Some Major Surprises
- What else?
I love Simpleology along with many of the other programs offered...and it just continues to get better!
Thank-you Mark and your team for offering these to us:)
I don't understand the new system for setting reminders.
The old days: you have a daily target, you mark it for a future date--it disappears and reappears on that future date.
The present day: here is the email instruction I received:
"You can set a reminder for any item within the Simpleology system by clicking on the "Set Reminder" icon on the overlay menu. Please note that setting a reminder would not move the item any place else. It will stay on its current location until you've assigned it to go somewhere else (Do It Later, your lists, etc.). It will then show up on the Brainstorm and Decide steps of the Start My Day process on the date you've chosen. On those steps, items that appear because of a reminder will have an "R" just to the left of the target.
This is pretty complicated and clumsy. Is it possible to simplify?
I'd like the search option back. I want to be able to find tasks that I know are in my lists more easily. And also for the 'Do it Later' tasks to automatically appear in the start my day process. Thanks
simpleologyblog Excellent! Also just remembered that clicking tasks as done in lists leaves the item crossed out on the list, but it would be so much better if it sent them to the archive section. Slightly annoying now but will get increasingly so once the completed task lists get longer! Please can you work on that too? Thanks
jododds Ah that's a good point. It's the way it is now because we wanted to make it easy for folks to restore a target if they clicked done inadvertently. An undo button (which is in the works) will solve this ...Meanwhile, you are clicking the "clear completed targets" button from time to time, correct?
@simpleologyblog I am but that only works on the Daily Targets page. It's when I've done a task and ticked it off from the list section that it doesn't archive, so an archive button that works to archive all completed tasks would work or one on each list screen would work. Does that make sense?
jododds simpleologyblog Ah, I see ... OK, we'll take a look at the Lists dialogue and how it handles items that have been ticked off. I think an archive for each list could be very useful - and perhaps let you turn that on or off as you see fit. Or perhaps give you three options: as it is now, archives automatically, or disappears.
simpleologyblog Thank you. Sorry to keep going on but I've thought of another thing. I keep expecting things on the Do It Later list to reappear automatically when I do Start my Day but they don't unless I set a due date on them, which makes it clunky and I may as well just add them to a list or keep one long DIL list, which isn't very organised! Not sure what Do It Later is supposed to be for on that basis?
Loving the new design in general by the way ;-)
jododds Excellent point! The way we're going to design it is to have the Do It Later button immediately prompt for the addition of a date. This way folks can add a date or not quickly and easily. The purpose for this, if there is no date, is to simply have a list of things you want to consider at some point, but to review at your own leisure. If everything on that list comes with a reminder that is not of the user's choosing they will eventually be constantly peppered with reminders.
simpleologyblog I'm probably starting to really annoy you now but I've just found something else! (at least I'm using it all!). If you add something as a 'short term focus' from say the 'stuff I want' sub menu, it knocks out what's already there without a warning, and it seems that what was there just disappears as I can't find it anywhere else - although without the search option I can't be sure it isn't there somewhere ;-)
I do not see this as annoying... it is helping everyone... BUT I must confess, Mark may get annoyed, not from your comments, but because he did not think of it before.. is that correct Mark??? All the best... I know soon we get it right and it will be as great as ever.
tahnks to you @jododds and many, many THANKS to you Mark
good work guys just found you less the two weeks ago and my life just getting better and better :)
Great work with v4.0. The biggest challenge I've found so far is adding directly to the 'Daily Tasks''. Currently I have to go via another part of the program such as adding to 'Dream Catcher'. In addition, I prefer how newly added items added to the top of the Daily Tasks list - now they go to the bottom. Keep up the great work :-)
LesGordon Hey Les, this is by design so people don't start using it as a todo list, but .... If you want to get around this you can set up an "Engine" where you can add something directly to your DT list if you add a specific keyword.For example, you can set up the engine to:- move to daily targets
- if starts with "dt"
Then if you type: dt take out the trash
... it will put "take out the trash" on your DT list instantly
Play around with Engines a bit and you'll see there are many great possibilites there :-)
I'd like to have goals set based on category, I have more than one short-term goal. I have health, business, life experience goals too... I found simpleology unable to cater to this methodology. I understanding focusing on one short-term goal, but I think there should be more of an overall approach to life. Great system though I've purchased a lot of courses/upgrades through it.
ChristopherLee1 I also have more than one short-term goal and have solved this problem by separating them with "***" . For example "Short term focus : Loose 4 lbs ***** Do mobility exercises in the morning ***** implement the new software ***** come home earlier and have dinner with family". You have achieved one of them, you have to erase this part in the short term focus. If it is important for you to record your achieved goals, simply create a list for that.
ChristopherLee1 We were just talking about this today! We're going to address this for sure - it's just a matter of when.
Trine Absolutely agree with Trine. A vision board would be an absolutely awesome tool to have in the arsenal.
I got to say, I love version 4. You all have really done a great job and I'm looking forward to the new features.
Simpleology 4 is great, if only you could fix the issue of the Focus enhancer that takes up a strip of real estate on any web page it shows up. Any webpage should show under the focus enhancer message, not behind it. Keep up the great work!