When we built Doris, as is often the case, we built it out of a need to be able to quickly and easily organise our workflows. We took a good look at what was available on the market, free and paid, and concluded nothing properly met our needs.
Our requirements were quite simple:
- Simplicity: we have often been overwhelmed by the amount of projects, tasks, deadlines and priorities that needed to be tracked - we needed an app that didn't get in our way, made it simple to manage work, and that allowed for hiding complexity.
- Great usability: the UI had to be fantastic, frictionless, fast, minimum clicks, keyboard optimised and of course very responsive.
- Speed: there almost seems to be a requirement in GTD circles to make Todo apps as complicated and painful as possible. Reminds me of submitting bugs in Bugzilla where you need to fill in 50 fields per ticket as opposed to Trac where you need 2. Typical task options we've seen are priority, category, mood, colour, status, due date, flagged, starred, notes, tags, contexts ... no kidding, just unbelievable! So with Doris we wanted single field, keyboard-friendly task entry. Lightning entry! We do actually make other aspects of classification available to users, but these must be enabled in your settings first.
So Doris is our take on task management and productivity - we hope you like it. We have an active user feedback forum and listen carefully to our users' requests, so please let us know your input.
We also view collaboration as an essential ingredient for any productivity app, and will be releasing team features in the near future, stay tuned!