5 months, 2 weeks ago ChristophParticipant
Using the Zapier integration of SkedPal and Zapier Webhooks, I managed to create a decent two-way sync between SkedPal and Notion.so (which I use for general project management and task repository). However, I anticipate that this two-way sync easily produces hundreds to thousands of Zapier tasks per month. This means that I would end up paying significantly more for Zapier than for SkedPal itself, which doesn’t really make sense.
The solution would be obviously to cut out the middle man and have a public API for SkedPal (a simple REST API would be enough and open tons of possibilities). Is this something that you plan to do on a reasonable timescale for SP3?
Thanks for the great product!5 months, 2 weeks ago SethParticipant
Thanks for sharing the use case, Christoph. I would say wait until you see SP 3 and then decide if you still need to use Notion as your primary task list. Hopefully, not.
Open API has been on the backburner for a long time now primarily because of more important work on hand. In addition, the amount of change that is happening makes it very difficult to maintain the API.5 months, 1 week ago ChristophParticipant
I’m using notion also to store project information, documents etc (instead of e.g. Evernote). For that reason I doubt that SP3 will completely replace it. But it would be great to use SP3 as primary task database.
The existence of integrations is critical for me (whether via Zapier, or even better via cheaper services like IFTTT or directly through REST API). Do you plan to fully migrate the existing integrations to SP3?5 months, 1 week ago SethParticipant
Sure, the existing integrations will migrate to SP 3. Notion is a great document app. What I’m hoping is that you won’t need to use Notion as your primary task list. Therefore, your concern for hundreds or thousands of Zapier tasks per month will probably not be valid anymore. Instead, you will sparingly add tasks in Notion, and mostly add Notion links to your SP 3 tasks’ notes to refer to the project documents. Does this make sense or am I still missing something?4 months, 1 week ago ChristophParticipant
after using the 2-way sync integration between notion and SP (and a similar one between ClickUp and SP) for a while, I’m now 100% back to SP. It is too much overhead to juggle with two apps at the same time, even if the sync works well.
So, I’m really looking forward to SP3! I thought what made me try the synced notion/Clickup solutions in the first place, and the reason is that capturing and managing long task lists and connecting back to reference material is not as smooth in SP as it could be. Here is a list of friction points that I encountered, and that might be useful input for (later versions of) SP3:
- It would be great to have default timemaps for areas, which are then applied to all projects. Since I have a large number of often changing projects, I’m right now using SP projects to denote areas, and SP subprojects to denote projects, just to avoid fiddling around with project settings all the time.
- Another reason for using SP projects as areas is that this reduces the number of overall projects and makes it much easier to add tasks via e.g. the mobile app (where scrolling through endless project lists is not efficient right now). Maybe some auto-complete of project names for task capturing could be helpful.
- The more keyboard shortcuts for the desktop app the better! For instance, right now one has to use the mouse to jump to a search result (project, area). Being able to do this just via keyboard would be great.
- The notes field is sometimes unpleasant to use, since links are always shown completely and sometimes very long. Having markdown or some formatted note field would be fantastic, and make it more pleasant to connect to other resources (like notion etc)
- It would be great if tasks associated with a specific project, or with a specific area, could be automatically lumped together, and maybe even shown as such. I often have very long lists of very short tasks (organizational stuff, emails, etc). Right now they are all displayed as “short tasks”, and often mixed between projects etc. It is much easier to focus on short tasks if they all belong to the same project/area/domain.
- In the mobile apps, it is right now cumbersome to open links in the notes field of a task. Making this easier accessible would be great. Also, having project-level notes would be useful to link to project-related resources.
- Finally, still on the API side: It would be great if start, end and due dates could be directly set through the API. Right now via zapier integration one can only set today, tomorrow, this week, weekend and next week.
That’s all for now :-). Hope it is useful.4 months, 1 week ago SethParticipant
Thanks for the detailed suggestions, @Chirstoph . SP 3 is not going to be an incremental improvement over SP 2. It’s a total redesign. For example, there will not be any more areas or projects. You will have an infinite embedded list of tasks that will help you organize your work and life any way you like. (very similar to embedded pages in Notion)
I’m happy to tell you that most of the items you mentioned above are taken care of. There is one item that is not on our agenda:
It would be great if tasks associated with a specific project, or with a specific area, could be automatically lumped together, and maybe even shown as such. I often have very long lists of very short tasks (organizational stuff, emails, etc). Right now they are all displayed as “short tasks”, and often mixed between projects etc. It is much easier to focus on short tasks if they all belong to the same project/area/domain.
This will make the bundling or lumping as you call it very complicated. But thanks for bringing it up so we’ll consider it in later versions.4 months, 1 week ago ChristophParticipant
Looking forward to SP3!4 months ago sheyyaakovParticipant
So, SP3 will have unlimited tasks and subtasks?4 months ago FelixParticipant
Thank god for that…
This way Skedpal will be easier to use as a (small/medium) project manager4 months ago kkyangParticipant
Is there any sort of expected released date for SP3?
Sometime in the next couple of months or a next year type of thing?4 months ago SethParticipant
Sure, we’re aiming to release by mid-2020.3 months, 3 weeks ago TrishParticipant
I volunteer to be an early beta tester, if you need such!
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.