Firetask — Project Oriented GTD Task Management for Mac, iPhone and iPad

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Firetask Pro 4.1.2 for iOS Brings Command Tagging to iPhone and iPadMarch 27, 2019

Besides improving overall usability and user interface consistency throughout the app, Firetask 4.1.2 also comes with a number of practical new features:

  • The "Waiting For" view now supports project filtering
  • Command tagging is available for the first time for iPhone and iPad (see our new manual on our website for more details)
  • Checklists support an optional category

Firetask Pro 4.1.2 for Mac with Overall Usability, Quick-Entry and Filtering ImprovementsMarch 23, 2019

Besides improving overall usability and user interface consistency throughout the app, Firetask 4.1.2 also comes with a number of practical new features:

  • The "Waiting For" view now supports project filtering
  • The quick entry panel includes "Assigned" and "Starred" fields
  • Command tagging is now available for quick-entry and task title editing in the detail sidebar
  • Checklists support an optional category
  • You can now paste tasks from checklists via the context menu
  • The app remembers the shown/hidden state of the info sidebar across app launches
  • The "Documentation" link in the "Help" menu now points to the new "Manual" page on our website

New Online Manual for Firetask ProMarch 9, 2019

We have replaced our online tutorial with a much more complete user manual. You can find it in the new "Manual" section on our website. Check it out and let us know what you think!

2018

Firetask Pro 4.1.1 for iOS Features Major Accessibility EnhancementsNovember 22, 2018

Firetask 4.1.1 focuses on improving accessibility and more specifically, VoiceOver support in all areas of the app:

  • Improved accessibility of navigation bar items
  • Sub-navigation is now consistently accessible via VoiceOver
  • Improved VoiceOver handling for task and navigation lists including custom rotor actions
  • More efficient VoiceOver support for detail view fields, especially for switch and notes fields
  • Improved VoiceOver navigation for date chooser
  • Made multi-column overviews (Kanban, Priorities, Date) accessible as good as currently possible
  • Provides now also VoiceOver support for our Apple Watch app

Firetask Pro 4.1 for iOS Now With Extended Support for ActionsSeptember 22, 2018

Firetask 4.1 provides major improvements to working with actions including:

  • Viewing actions is now possible directly inline in task lists
  • Renamed preference "Always show task details" toggles visibility of both notes and actions in task lists
  • The search function now also searches within action titles and shows actions also inline in search results

In addition, we improved the handling of long task titles in the task detail view via auto-shrinking text and more exact scrolling.

Firetask Pro 4.1 for Mac Now With Extended Support for ActionsSeptember 17, 2018

Firetask 4.1 for Mac provides major improvements to working with actions including:

  • Reordering of actions is now possible directly within a task list via drag & drop
  • Support for dragging actions between tasks
  • Dragging of actions from the actions detail view into other tasks within any task list
  • A new context menu on actions allows you to easily convert actions to tasks
  • Renamed menu item "Always show task details" now toggles visibility of both notes and actions in task lists
  • The search function now also searches within action titles and shows actions also inline in search results

In addition, we added some other practical smaller features such as, e.g., the possibility to add notes and actions via the task list context menu.

2017

Firetask Pro Takes GTD® Task Management To New Levels for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple WatchJuly 21, 2017

Elemental Tools released Firetask Pro, the next generation of Firetask, the leading project-oriented GTD® task management app for Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The new app provides tons of new features based on end user feedback including project portfolios, actions for subdividing tasks, iCloud syncing, a new iOS Today widget, and Apple Watch support. Firetask Pro is available immediately from the iTunes and Mac App Store.

NOTE: Firetask Pro is a new, completely rewritten app based on Apple's latest technology providing tons of new features and requires OS X 10.12 Sierra and iOS 10 respectively. We will continue to provide support for Firetask 3 and our previous cloud syncing until end of this year; on December 31, 2017 our own cloud-syncing will be discontinued in order to focus on Firetask Pro and iCloud syncing.