Hi Tim, Here’s The One Thing Productivity App

Dear Tim,

Sorry about all the tweets (I have awesome friends), but if anybody can appreciate a good promotion, I think it’s you.

We have a few mutual friends, but I thought doing something a little spectacular would be more fun than asking for an introduction.

Your article about depression and productivity really resonated with me as it’s something I deal with as well. I’m happy to see doing one thing works as well for you as it does for me.

Anyway, here’s the “One Thing” app.

Call this an outrageous ask, but if you think it’s solid would you link to it from your essay?

-Karol
@KarolGajda
karol@gajda.com

Thanks for being here. Today, a short announcement of my new app called One Thing. (Demo video above.)

One Thing is for entrepreneurs, authors, bloggers, and anybody else who wants to get stuff done (and track it).

It’s a simple, beautiful, app.

This is how it works:

  1. Every morning set a One Thing. (Your goal for the day.) You can either do this manually or the app can prompt you with a notification if you’d like.
  2. Every evening mark if you accomplished your One Thing or not. Again, you can do this manually or the app can remind you.

You can get a general overview of how you’re doing on the Calendar or the Stats pages.

The goal is to get in the habit of doing your One Thing every day. One Thing App keeps track of your streaks to help you stay motivated.

In the few months I’ve been using the various versions of the app my record so far is 11 days. (Though I’ve deleted all my data and am starting over today. Had to buy the app from the App Store instead of using my adhoc version, of course!)

One Thing does not include tweeting, facebook sharing, or any extraneous garbage. One Thing productivity was created to help you with getting things done, not for wasting time bragging.

I’m really proud of this app. The development was a long process (had to fire the first development team) and it’s something I’ve wanted myself for some time.

Buy it here for just $0.99. Please leave a review. It helps us indie developers immensely.

For more about One Thing Productivity read this post I wrote last year.

One Thing Productivity App Home Screen

Ivan

Links don’t work for me :)

“Invalid Publisher Code, Offer, or Publisher – Advertiser Partnership Status”

Karol

Weird. I use a service that automatically redirects to the correct iTunes store based on country. Here’s a US store link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/one-thing-productivity-daily/id580837649?ls=1&mt=8

Jenn N

Any chance you’ll be turning your apps into apps for non-iphone users? Us android people want to love you too!

Karol

Yes, I’m an Android person as well. But right now the costs involved of doing both or prohibitive.

Jenn N

Sad to hear it. I wish you great success with the apps, and look forward to the day when I can use them too :)

Kerry K

I’m with Jenn N. Too bad for us Android users. Looks like a great App.

Jenn N

Karol what do you use personally on your phone in place of your apps? Or do you use the same tool on a different device?

Karol

I use my apps on my iPod Touch.

Jonathan Mead

Beautiful work. Just downloaded. Going to try this out for the next few weeks.

Karol

Sweet, thanks Jonathan!

Sukhneet Singh

YES!

I have a google docs sheet doing JUST THIS called “Habit Builder”. It’s how I build new habits for myself. I shared you on it.

Suggestions:
- Allow the user to set one habit for the month (eliminating the need to re-enter the info every day). This also allows user to track progress on that single habit.

- A chart showing progress (in addition to the numbers you have, maybe) from the past week that makes it SUPER CLEAR which days I skipped and motivates me (by hating the skip days) to keep going.

- A summary each week/month similar to RescueTime’s weekly emails.

- MAKE MONEY: by locking my performance a few months ago and making me pay to see my charts after some time (basically free for week of results, I pay for the data the app has of longer results).

- Freemium model: let people download for free (more downloads), then make us pay for more data as we fall in love with your app.

Karol

Thanks for the suggestions Sukhneet. I appreciate you taking the time for that. Gonna add it to my “possible app updates” document.

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