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Tunnel Vision

See your next Trello tasks every time you open a browser tab

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Marc Köhlbrugge@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
I either have very bad timing or we just crashed Trello's servers: http://trellostatus.tumblr.com
Marc Köhlbrugge@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
Tunnel Vision caches your cards so it should still show your todo's if it was able to connect before Trello went down. It will automatically refresh the cache when the API is available again.
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Bertrand Bruandet@bertwitt · Designer
"If you plan to vote for Trump you are not allowed to use this extension. I'm building a wall around my products keeping idiots out." Haha, well done
Marc Köhlbrugge
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@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
@bertwitt 😁
Bradley R@knownhuman · Strategist, Recurve Services
@bertwitt that singlehandedly sold me on the product.
João Antunes@joantune · co partner, Survs
@marckohlbrugge @bertwitt ahah I love the 'concept'. However, oddly enough, you might be no longer eligible for VC money from Peter Thiel :D (I'm still boggled by that. Why does he support him? oh well)
Marc Köhlbrugge
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@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
@joantune @bertwitt Oh shit there go my chances!
Marc Köhlbrugge
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@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
👋 hunters, super excited to share Tunnel Vision with you today. I'm a huge fan of Trello and we use it a ton at BetaList, but I've always struggled with keeping an overview of what's happening across all the different boards and what tasks I should be working on. That's when I came up with the idea of creating a global overview of all the different boards we use and just showing the 'next available' card for every project. That way for each project/area I know what to work on next. Initially I created a one-pager website, but @levelsio suggested I turn it into a browser extension which makes a lot more sense considering I could replace the 'new tab' page with it. This way every time you open a new browser tab, you get a reminder of what tasks to work on. That's how Tunnel Vision was born. Please give it a try and let me know what you think! This is my first ever browser extension 😁 🙌 Major shout out to the 48 beta testers testing early versions of the extension and providing extensive feedback. Tunnel Vision truly wouldn't be the same without it. With 48 people it's a bit much to call you out individually here, but you know who you are. Happy to answer any questions and would love to get everyone's feedback!
Marc Köhlbrugge
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@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
Oh and thanks @bentossell for suggesting to create a homepage. Initially I just wanted to rely on the Chrome Web Store page, but in hindsight that probably wouldn't be such a great idea as these pages are rather bland and don't convey much personality. In case anyone's interested you can get a behind-the-scenes look at me creating the page in one afternoon: https://twitter.com/marckohlbrug...
Milan vd Bovenkamp ♠@milann · Connecting people again with Wildcard 🃏
@marckohlbrugge @levelsio you're welcome for testing and thank you for indulging my feedback. This is something @michaelpryor and @liz_hall1 should see :)
Marc Köhlbrugge
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@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
Thanks! @milann! @michaelpryor @liz_hall1 Big fan of Trello here! Obviously. Would love to hear your thoughts on Tunnel Vision. If you think it's relevant to your users, a mention in your newsletter would be great of course 😁
Sander Visser@fishsander · Co-founder of Wordeys
@marckohlbrugge You're welcome for testing Marc, l'm glad that I have already been able to use Tunnel Vision for a while 😁
Marc Köhlbrugge
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@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
@fishsander Thanks for your feedback Sander!
João Antunes@joantune · co partner, Survs
Hey @marckohlbrugge! This is a cool thing. We are fans of new tab extensions :) We thought of a way to add other custom tab plugins like yours to the rotation of http://getmulti.co/ (i.e. it would appear on the list by default) And it should only 'cost' you [or any future developers] copy pasting 3 or 4 lines of code. Let me know if this is of interest to you (we didn't do it by default because we didn't contacted anyone with an extension at the time, but this sounds like a good place to start :))
Marc Köhlbrugge
Maker
@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
@joantune Look cool! How would it work technically?
João Antunes@joantune · co partner, Survs
@marckohlbrugge You would just have to add something like this to your extension on your side: -- chrome.runtime.onMessageExternal.addListener( function(request, sender, sendResponse) { if (sender.id == getMultiId) { sendResponse({newTabUri: chrome.runtime.getManifest().chrome_url_overrides.newtab}) } }); }); -- The idea is: you are basically telling us where your newtab extension lives in regard to your extension when we ask for it, and then we can pick that up and construct an URL of the sorts: chrome-extension://urextensionid[whichwe will have access]/[whatyousendus]
Marc Köhlbrugge
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@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
@joantune That's clever! Please DM me on Twitter (@marckohlbrugge) when it's ready and I'll add it.
Michael Pryor@michaelpryor
@milann @marckohlbrugge @levelsio @liz_hall1 cool! Thanks for making Trello even more awesome.
Marc Köhlbrugge
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@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
@michaelpryor @milann @levelsio @liz_hall1 Appreciate it! Props to your development team for providing Client.js. Made development a breeze, plus lets the extension connect directly to the API so I don't need access to anyone's credentials/data. Would it make sense to discuss featuring Tunnel Vision in the Trello newsletter or blog so Trello can become even more awesome for even more users? 😁 For what it's worth, one day after launch we are at 539 Trello users generating a total of 13,000 views per day. While it's a great start, I'd love to get more people onboard.
Marc Köhlbrugge
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@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
I either have very bad timing or we just crashed Trello's servers: http://trellostatus.tumblr.com
Marc Köhlbrugge
Maker
@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
Tunnel Vision caches your cards so it should still show your todo's if it was able to connect before Trello went down. It will automatically refresh the cache when the API is available again.
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · Writer/Social Editor @ProductHunt
Excellent use of cats 👌
Fred Rivett@fredrivett · One half of @wecontrast
Easily my favourite implementation of a chrome new tab extension in a long time. 18 months back I co-made FlashTabs (https://www.producthunt.com/tech...) with a similar emphasis on focussing on something productive. New tabs are a part of our every day flow, appearing so many times. Using that to bring focus on the task list, genius. Very nice @marckohlbrugge 👏
Marc Köhlbrugge
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@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
@fredrivett Thanks Fred! I think there's a lot of untapped potential for 'new tab' extensions, as it's something users see dozens of times throughout the day. FlashTabs looks great too. Wish I could have multiple 'new tab'-replacements. #anotheridea #rotatethroughdifferentnewtabextensions
Fred Rivett@fredrivett · One half of @wecontrast
@marckohlbrugge Totally agree, there's definitely a lot of potential with the new tabs. It's prime real estate, and bringing focus back when the new tab is one of the key actions of a procrastinator is very nice.