Computer Guy

Computer Guy
Sunset at DoubleM Systems (, Del Mar, California

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ten point one

Great news...

surprise major upgrade, free, for EZchecklist™ users.

with features that give you super-powers!

Version Ten was a huge advance.

You've come to expect innovation from DoubleM Systems.
We delight in delivering it.

It's more than that with us, really...
we are relentlessly driven to improve
as we have been doing for the last 3 and a half years
of daily using and improving the system.
When Drive finds Inspiration and good timing,
nothing can hold back the tides of productivity. 

Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come.

Victor Hugo

That's the long way of saying that we are now at Version Ten point one
Ten.1 for short.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.V 

What could possibly improve an already amazing app?

Behold, forthwith, below, and Rejoice, for it is here.

Ten.1 gives you super-powers!

1. Streak counts!

     Once you're on a streak, you don't want to break it. EZchecklist™ counts the number of days you've been on a streak, by activity. Displays to the left of each activity. under that Great Ball of Fire!

2. Goals!

    Most people have no written goals. 
    People who do have written goals will succeed in achieving their goals with greater certitude, faster, and with less stress, than those without written goals.*

    Now that we have the sermon out of the way, let's get to how this new version works with Goals. First, there's a whole new sheet, called "Goals" of course. This is where you write your goals. Easy. Look how easy:

     A Goal is usually achieved after performing a series of Next Steps. Each Next Step can have a target date, and if a date is selected, the number of days remaining is also shown. This helps a lot with planning and prioritizing.

     You can have many Goals, and each Goal can have many Next Steps.

     The first 3 Goals shown at the top of this Goals sheet are automatically imported to a special Goals section of the main checklist. Additionally, the first 3 Next Steps for each Goal are imported.

     The idea is to look your Goals in the eye every day, and have on your checklist the 3 Next Steps to do. 

     Is it just me, or does that seem like a powerful plan?

     Of course you have to actually write your goals.

     Short term goals will deliver best results, less than 6 months, definitely not more than a year. You can write those goals here too, but the best results from Goal achieving is a focus on a short term.

    When it comes to Next Steps, select from the handy drop-down menu, or enter your own.
    Prioritize simply by moving the rows around. The top 3 get put on the Checklist.

    Add a couple of minutes to your "Plan the Day" activity to review your Goals, prioritize, add/delete Next Steps, and visualize each step playing out successfully. This is an activity with great power to energize your imagination, and commitment. 

    There are interesting possibilities for having Goals that can be put into position for Today Only, or for just this afternoon, or when I'm on vacation. Lots of potential with this new feature, but of course it can only serve you if you use it... and the more you use it the better it gets.
Goals? Or Systems? Read another perspective and see why EZchecklist™ is an excellent combination of Goals, Systems, Activities, Analytics, Accountability, and Graphics, with touches of Gamification!

3. Sleep Time! 
      Now calculating and charting your Number of Hours of Sleep each day.
Finally. Celebration time is here!

4. But wait, there's more!
     Of course there's more, but there will always be more. Have patience and all will be revealed quite soon. Meanwhile, check the User Guide, now updated with more graphics and info on the latest version. 

5. Mikie Likes It
     I have been using these features as well as other cosmetic improvements, for almost a week, debugging and improving. I like what it is, and what you can do with it. Thank you in advance for your feedback. 

 6. The Future

     Based on usage data and user feedback, it's time to move to native mode apps. The spreadsheet format has been a convenient prototyping framework, but it comes with limitations. So much more will be built into the system as it evolves into native apps.

7. Thank You!
🙏  Thank you for the opportunity to be of service!  🙏