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To Round

Task manager designed for visual thinkers

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Anna Svirelkina@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
According to researches, there are almost 40% of visual thinkers in the world. These people perceive information in the form of images better. That is why our team decided to create To Round, a task manager with the clear interface designed for visual thinkers. And now we are excited to introduce To Round to the visitors of ProductHunt. To Round is an easy-to-use task manager for iOS and Android. The focus is on the simplicity. A distinctive feature of the app is its interface designed as a funnel with bubbles. Each task is a bubble and its priority is determined by the size of the bubble. If the task is completed, it could be closed or postponed by setting up a new deadline. There is also an archive with completed tasks, so you can check up what was done recently.
Tim Von Janssen@tim_von_janssen · Senior Online Marketing Manager
@anna_svirelkina Great idea and execution. Just from looking at your screenshot I felt more inclined to buy milk than ever before. I think your key to success will be to integrate with existing task management tools like Asana, Wrike, etc.. The other 60% just won't part with their traditional established tools I'm afraid.
Nick Zieber@nzieber · Tech & Startups Community in Hong Kong
@anna_svirelkina very interesting! Can't wait to try it out.
Anna Svirelkina@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@tim_von_janssen @tim_von_janssen Thank you! I'm happy for you, because milk is very healthy:) We developed our apps constantly. And we have great ideas to develop our app which includes integrate too.
Mike Schetkin@mikepetersss
@nzieber Thank you, hope you will like our app!
Anna Svirelkina@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@nzieber thank you! Don't hesitate, go ahead!
Sona Cali@sonacali · Communication at IfT
@anna_svirelkina I really like the whole approach of it. Will definitely try it soon!
Anna Svirelkina@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@sonacali Great! I hope that you will not disappointed.
evan@realevanbrown · Growth, Humi
@anna_svirelkina on boarding screen was spot on.
Kimberly Wolfson@khw77 · KHW Marketing | CRM & Sales Automation
@tim_von_janssen @anna_svirelkina That's a good point. I can see this as a great home task manager. If it could integrate with Salesforce.com it would be an option for work as well. For now, I'll try it for personal tasks.
Anna Svirelkina@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@khw77 @tim_von_janssen ok, thank you!
Anna Svirelkina@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@realevanbrown thank you!
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Anna Svirelkina
Maker
@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
According to researches, there are almost 40% of visual thinkers in the world. These people perceive information in the form of images better. That is why our team decided to create To Round, a task manager with the clear interface designed for visual thinkers. And now we are excited to introduce To Round to the visitors of ProductHunt. To Round is an easy-to-use task manager for iOS and Android. The focus is on the simplicity. A distinctive feature of the app is its interface designed as a funnel with bubbles. Each task is a bubble and its priority is determined by the size of the bubble. If the task is completed, it could be closed or postponed by setting up a new deadline. There is also an archive with completed tasks, so you can check up what was done recently.
Tim Von Janssen@tim_von_janssen · Senior Online Marketing Manager
@anna_svirelkina Great idea and execution. Just from looking at your screenshot I felt more inclined to buy milk than ever before. I think your key to success will be to integrate with existing task management tools like Asana, Wrike, etc.. The other 60% just won't part with their traditional established tools I'm afraid.
Nick Zieber@nzieber · Tech & Startups Community in Hong Kong
@anna_svirelkina very interesting! Can't wait to try it out.
Anna Svirelkina
Maker
@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@tim_von_janssen @tim_von_janssen Thank you! I'm happy for you, because milk is very healthy:) We developed our apps constantly. And we have great ideas to develop our app which includes integrate too.
Mike Schetkin
Maker
@mikepetersss
@nzieber Thank you, hope you will like our app!
Anna Svirelkina
Maker
@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@nzieber thank you! Don't hesitate, go ahead!
Sona Cali@sonacali · Communication at IfT
@anna_svirelkina I really like the whole approach of it. Will definitely try it soon!
Anna Svirelkina
Maker
@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@sonacali Great! I hope that you will not disappointed.
evan@realevanbrown · Growth, Humi
@anna_svirelkina on boarding screen was spot on.
Kimberly Wolfson@khw77 · KHW Marketing | CRM & Sales Automation
@tim_von_janssen @anna_svirelkina That's a good point. I can see this as a great home task manager. If it could integrate with Salesforce.com it would be an option for work as well. For now, I'll try it for personal tasks.
Anna Svirelkina
Maker
@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@khw77 @tim_von_janssen ok, thank you!
Anna Svirelkina
Maker
@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@realevanbrown thank you!
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
For all the visual thinkers out there, how can you be sure that this bubble approach is the right one for them? What research pointed you in this direction? Have you thought of having a handful of different themes the visual thinkers could choose from? As it has been mentioned, people are locked in with current solutions and it is a big move to switch task managers, are you going to enable people to export their past from other sites? Other than the bubble funnel, what else does To Round provide to differentiate it from others in the space?
Anna Svirelkina
Maker
@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@bentossell Hello, Ben! Thx for your comment! The thing is that we’ve researched this by assembling a focus group of visual thinkers. Our team of developers had 2 or 3 different options of how the tasks should be visualized. After a series of brainstorming sessions, we created our unique main screen – the funnel, where each task is shown as a bubble and the task importance is represented by the bubble size, the bigger the bubble the more important is the task to be done. The title To Round reflects the concept of a task manager where tasks are represented as bubbles.
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
@anna_svirelkina yeah so are you going to explore any other themes of how they could look? How else does this differentiate to others in the space? Are people going to be able to export their current data from task managers into To Round?
Anna Svirelkina
Maker
@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@bentossell It's great idea, you know. Now we focused at To Round, but we research other themes too. And we will develop different products with bubbles, because it is in demand. We understand that export current data from task managers into To Round is necessary for users. So, yes, we will realize it.
Matt Menzer@menzer · design + dev, Microsoft
@anna_svirelkina @bentossell Did you think about using the size of the bubble to represent the amount of effort involved? I can immediately imagine that having a lot of use for product teams to better understand and convey the amount of work in a backlog or sprint. I could also see value in forcing large tasks to be broken down into tasks that are small enough, both metaphorically and in bubble-size, to actually fit through the funnel opening!
Anna Svirelkina
Maker
@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@menzer @bentossell Actually we thought about it. It's really interesting. I would like to know the amount of work. You can write here or via e-mail: anna@to-round.com
Johan@bob6664569 · CEO, Squareshop.io
I think this app may be a good lever to fight against procrastination. The big bubbles are kind of anoying, that I can't handle to keep them on screen. Suggestion: "popping" the bubbles must be so delightful when we finaly achieve to get rid of them :D
Anna Svirelkina
Maker
@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@bob6664569 There is a psychological effect certainly ;)
Wilsar™@callmewilsar · Founder - MelaninHabits.info
@bob6664569 I love the popping bubble idea. It's like a win haha.
Anna Svirelkina
Maker
@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@callmewilsar @bob6664569 Here so are created new amazing projects 😄
Kimberly Wolfson@khw77 · KHW Marketing | CRM & Sales Automation
@bob6664569 I like the popping bubble idea too!
Anna Svirelkina
Maker
@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@khw77 @bob6664569 received and duly noted, thank you!
Eric Willis
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@erictwillis · Working on something new
To Round is a task manager with clear interface designed for visual thinkers. A distinctive feature of the app is its interface designed as a funnel with bubbles. Each task is a bubble. The priority is determined by the size of the bubble. If a task is completed it could either be pulled into a funnel or postponed by setting up a new date. There is also an archive with completed tasks, so you can check up what was done recently. All the tasks are categorized and could be filtered by tags, each of which is recognized by its own color. If you prefer the classic list view, you can simply switch to the standard to-do list view.
Nick Zieber@nzieber · Tech & Startups Community in Hong Kong
@erictwillis Great hunt!
Anna Svirelkina
Maker
@anna_svirelkina · to-round.com
@erictwillis Dear Eric! Thank you for featured!
Eric Wilson@ecwilson · Product Lead & Co-founder, Pro.com
Cool idea, and very well done first version! After spending 10 minutes with it, my unsolicited feedback: 1) It seems really hard to "select" an existing ball. I try to tap 10-20 times before the bottom menu comes up. After messing with it I realized that what's happening is if the phone things you are trying to "move" the ball (even 1px) it doesn't let you tap the ball to expose the menu. The only way is to be SUPER careful when you tap to not cause any friction on the screen. Perhaps some tweaks to interaction would make this more forgiving. 2) The UI to add new balls by pulling out the right-side drawer seems unnecessarily novel. I haven't seen any other app do that. 3) I love the idea of tasks as balls so you can prioritize your "big rocks". 4) I didn't really like the canned categories, which make some assumptions about how I use to-do apps. I would personally only use this for work tasks, so I had to go delete all the categories and add new work ones. I bet most users who actually use categories would not match up with the canned ones – so you might look into whether it makes sense to just let everyone start from scratch. 5) I expected to be able to increase the size of balls by pinch/drag on the main UI – but have to open the detail screen and unhide the slider to actually do this. 6) I love the airy look/feel. 7) The nav icons were't super intuitive for me.
Mike Schetkin
Maker
@mikepetersss
@ecwilson Eric, big thanks for your detailed feedback. We really appreciate that! We are continuously improving our app, so your feedback is really very helpful! Would try to do our best.