Firetask for iOS Introduces Task Delegation via Email

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[] Graz, Austria - Firetask 3.2 was approved by Apple and is now available on the iTunes App Store. The new version introduces delegating of tasks via email as well as improvements for editing project, category and task details including a totally redesigned graphical date chooser. Firetask is a project-oriented task management tool based on David Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD)(R) approach developed by independent developer Gerald Aquila together with user interface design specialist Wolfgang Bartelme of Bartelme Design.

The new task emailing feature allows users to quickly delegate a task with the press of a button from the task's detail view. The task information is simply sent via email as a link that when tapped on by the recipients automatically adds a new task in their in-tray. This simple, but powerful concept saves a lot of time on both sides when delegating tasks - especially, if the person who is delegating the task already created the task using the "Waiting For" category. For Firetask this is only the first step; more delegation features such as a feedback mechanism from contributors are already on the short-term roadmap.

In addition, the new version features improved editing of task details including a completely redesigned, highly visual date chooser. The new date chooser shows the currently selected date including the weekday together with the current months. Dates are selected by tapping onto the respective day in the month view. Swiping horizontally across the weekday and date area allows to change the currently selected day while swiping horizontally and vertically across the month area changes the month and year accordingly. In addition, especially users from European countries will like the fact that the new date chooser shows week numbers.

Firetask for iOS supports WiFi syncing with its Mac counterpart that was also updated a few days ago. Firetask for Mac 1.1 supports a configurable toolbar and printing of task lists. The Mac version is now available in four new languages, namely Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian. The developer announced that the new localizations will also be ported back to the iPhone version as part of the next update.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 2.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Firetask 3.2 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. A free 15-day evaluation version of the latest Mac version of Firetask can be downloaded from the Firetask website. Up-to-date information can also be found on the Firetask Facebook page and by following @firetask on Twitter.

Gerald Aquila provides new solutions and concepts for project, task and innovation management. Beside Firetask, Gerald Aquila is known for creating the Ideawell (formerly Sparks) innovation management app for the iPhone as well as the extended Ideawell HD app for the iPad. Gerald Aquila is also the founder and CEO of Onepoint Software, Europe's leading open source commercial enterprise project management software vendor. Copyright (C) 2010 Gerald Aquila. All Rights Reserved. The company and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners as long as they are registered. Firetask is a registered trademark of Gerald Aquila in Austria and other countries. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. GTD(R) and Getting Things Done(R) are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company. Firetask is not affiliated with or endorsed by the David Allen Company.


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