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New Version - What has been added?

Hi,

Over the past few days , I frequently see new version updates, but I do not know what has been added in the new version. Is there a place where I can see what has been added in the latest version?

Santosh

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Jay Perry premium
Replied on Apr 29, 2014 - 08:09

Yes you would think as premium members we would be emailed with announcements for new versions.

Clyde Romo staff
Replied on Apr 29, 2014 - 08:35

Hi,

We often deploy minor changes on a daily basis. When you see the gear icon is green, that means that a significant change has been made in the web core that needs to be applied. This notifies you that a there's an update and allows you to apply the change on a time of your convenience thus preventing a refresh of Todoist occurring on a bad time.

Often, you will not see a visual difference as most changes are related to the backend. However, expect to see the green gear icon every now and then as we are constantly improving Todoist.

You can follow our Twitter and Facebook pages for news and updates regarding new features.

Regards,

Clyde

Alex Bryan premium
Replied on Jul 04, 2014 - 11:51

Hi Clyde,

I, personally, like knowing even the smallest behind-the-scenes updates—not just new major features. As a user, it's comforting to know how a product I use daily is changing; on the flip side, it can be unsettling to *not* know how a product you depend on has changed. (Perhaps it's on me to get over this anxiety). When I click the green gear, I expect to see a change, but if I don't notice the change, I worry I'll do something that doesn't work well with the change. The product also starts to feel like a 'black box' and I lose a little trust in it. I acknowledge it's irrational to think a new version would be worse than than the old, but it's definitely a reality in our psychology as users that you should be aware of and try to accommodate.

To be honest, you're also kinda missing out on an opportunity to brag about the improvements your making (e.g., "many users reported X issue, so we made fix Y so this no longer happens"). I take more pride in the product seeing how it's been improved, no matter how big or small, even if I wasn't aware of the issue to begin with!

It would be really nice if there were a detailed blog page where one could find all changes, even the smallest ones. (I agree that Twitter and Facebook should be reserved for major feature additions). I don't think you have to back-log and list everything since version 1; starting from this point forward is fine from my perspective. If you decide to add such a page, *please* say a little more than "bug fixes"—something I see on so many version histories that is so meaningless and vague that it's not worth posting. I don't need all details, but the basic gist would be satisfactory.

Alternatively (or in addition) to a blog, it would awesome if a pop-up that summarizes the changes made between the new and previous version appeared after I click "new version" under the green gear.

Alex

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 04, 2014 - 12:09

Hello Alex,

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, in most cases we can't do that. The last view changes might be "Developer X changed a line of code in file Y, but it requires a reload to take effect and the difference it will make is that when you have a project with a few sub-projects and sub-sub-projects and a similar structure below it then collapsing sub-projects level 1 of the upper structure will not cause the seconds structure to expand itself".

Now, we understand your point and rest assured, any new feature will be announced properly and every fixed bug is announced in the threads in which it's been reported so that the affected customer are notified about it, but given that we're already receiving complains about any email we send, any message that something is a Premium feature or any form of communication, we prefer to invest the time we would into preparing these detailed changelogs in just continuing to improve the app :-)

We hope this won't affect your trust that these are positive changes that will not affect your workflow.


Best regards,
David