Doo 2

Reminders that work

Doo is the to-do app that forces you to focus.

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Mike Ciarlo
Maker
@mciarlo · Product Designer
Hi everyone! My name is Mike and I’m back on Product Hunt after a year of work on my reminders app Doo. Doo 2 is a major relaunch with big new features and a polished new design. The original Doo had a lot of potential. I see today as an opportunity for others to see that potentially more fully realized. The biggest new features in Doo 2 are reminder collaboration, locations, and checklists. These were actually some of the biggest requests I received, so I’m excited to finally get them out into the world 🚀 Checklists especially, combined with collaboration, add a new level of utility that didn’t exist before. Another exciting announcement is that Doo is nominated for two Webby Awards: Best Productivity App and best Visual Design – Function. I remember submitting Doo for consideration thinking it would never happen. The fact that Doo even got nominated is an honor. My plan for 2017 is to continue adding new features, including Apple Watch support. I want to make Doo the most effective, beautiful app I can while preserving the simplicity that people love. I’m grateful for the support I’ve received so far and am looking forward to seeing where Doo is in another year. Thanks for reading 😀 -Mike
NaveenKumar Namachivayam@naveenkumar · Performance Test Lead | QAInsights.com
Excellent app.
Mike Ciarlo
Maker
@mciarlo · Product Designer
Oh, I forgot to mention one thing: there's an App Preview video on the Doo website and on the App Store for anyone who might want a better sense for how the app works 📱
NaveenKumar Namachivayam@naveenkumar · Performance Test Lead | QAInsights.com
@mciarlo any promo codes available? :)
Gareth Fuller@garethafuller · Software Developer at @Bitbonds
@mciarlo design is 👌
Mike Ciarlo
Maker
@mciarlo · Product Designer
@garethafuller Thanks Gareth! I'm really excited at how the design continues to evolve. It's come a long way since the last time Doo was on PH. https://pic.twitter.com/WeERWViu0e
Mike Ciarlo
Maker
@mciarlo · Product Designer
@naveenkumar We both know what'll happen if I give one person a promo code in a public forum :P
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ Product Hunt
@mciarlo wooo woo, congrats!
Mike Ciarlo
Maker
@mciarlo · Product Designer
@mscccc Thanks Mike!
NaveenKumar Namachivayam@naveenkumar · Performance Test Lead | QAInsights.com
@mciarlo That's fine. I bought it :)
Chanan Greenblatt@chanan__ · Design founder.
@mciarlo awesome job on the experience and little details you managed to nail. Productivity apps are an excellent example of how one use case can always grow towards perfection. Could you share some dev specs? What tool did you use for motion prototyping?
Mike Ciarlo
Maker
@mciarlo · Product Designer
@chanan__ Thanks Chanan! Are there any specific dev specs you're interested in. I'm happy share anything you'd like :) As for prototyping tools, the very first prototype was done in Objective-C to validate whether or not a gesture-based reminders app was compelling. It looked like this: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9dx... I could swipe and create basic to-dos – just enough to get a feel for things. This would eventually become one of the first builds. I often prototype in HTML/JS/CSS, but I've started to take an interest in Framer and Principle too. At this point, it all comes down to what'll be fastest.
Francesco D'Alessio@francescod_ales · Productivity App Reviewer
Congrats to the team on the launch. Planning to do a full review of this one!
Mike Ciarlo
Maker
@mciarlo · Product Designer
@francescod_ales Woop woop! Thanks Francesco! Just a heads up, the team is just me 😛
Francesco D'Alessio@francescod_ales · Productivity App Reviewer
@mciarlo Ah! I've been in touch with you via email then, aha! :-) Review is being edited! Kudos Mike.
Mike Ciarlo
Maker
@mciarlo · Product Designer
@francescod_ales Yup! I handle all the support emails :) Looking forward to your review!
Francesco D'Alessio@francescod_ales · Productivity App Reviewer
My Full Doo 2 review: https://youtu.be/WdgiOXFG5KE Impressive iOS Reminders alternative with great location reminders and gestures!
Mike Ciarlo
Maker
@mciarlo · Product Designer
For those of you just finding Doo for the first time, here is a side-by-side with the old version. I'm constantly amazed at how much the app has grown. https://pic.twitter.com/WeERWViu0e
Austin Sandmeyer@as_austin · Thinker/Student/Rockstar
That product video is blazing fast. I'm really not sure what was even happening after two watches. I think I might like this but I can't tell from the video. This is based off the Apple Reminders, is that correct? Is there any integration w/ platforms like Todoist, Wunderlist, Any.do, Google Keep?
Mike Ciarlo
Maker
@mciarlo · Product Designer
@as_austin Thanks for the feedback Austin! It's a bit fast right now to fit the 30-second limit on the App Store, but it could definitely be slower. The goal was to show key features in motion: editing, checklists, collaboration, the list, and card stack gestures. Doo isn't based on iOS reminders. It's an independent app. There's no integration with other to-do apps since, well, they're my competition. Integration with things like calendars is something I'm paying attention to and want to investigate. I want to be sure it's done well and in a way that enhances the experience without trying to duplicate all the same functionality. A great example of this would be to show time conflicts with items in your calendar.
Austin Sandmeyer@as_austin · Thinker/Student/Rockstar
@mciarlo That sounds great! Thanks for the clarifications. I was under the assumption it was framed as a better ios reminders built on the back of iOS reminders. (Which I was really confused on) THANK YOU for the clarifications! I understand now. Great usage of cards! 👍
Mike Ciarlo
Maker
@mciarlo · Product Designer
@as_austin Aww, thanks! You're quite welcome!