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Product evolution plans

Many thanks to everyone who has filled in the user survey. We've read and discussed every one and want to share our near-term product plans. These are all items that were suggested by more than one respondent, and also lined up with our vision for the site.

Short-term: we're going to take care of some basics that are making the site harder to use than it should be. These include - the ability to enter your home time zone so that default entry dates are customized to your home time, the ability to set a preferred hour for the daily reminder email, and ability to export your entries to a .csv file. 

Medium-term: we're going to add some more visualizations for the Lab based on your suggestions and some ideas we've been playing with. 

Longer-term: there is much demand for iOS, Windows Phone and Android apps. We hear you. Creating an app is a significant undertaking, and we are a small team. We will get there, so we ask for your patience. Stay tuned for more on this.

Tips volume 1 (November-December 2013)

Here's a compendium of the tips we sent out in our Daily Reminder emails in November and December of 2013. 

Looking for a New Year's Resolution? Start a journaling habit

Starting a new habit is as traditional part of a New Year's celebration as eating black-eyed peas. This year, consider starting a journal. It's a great way to mark accomplishments and things you're grateful for (or things you would rather avoid in the future).

Harvard Business School prof Francesca Gino on the benefits of gratitude

Francesca Gino studies negotiation and decisionmaking at Harvard Business School. But in her recent post for the HBR Blog Network, she takes up the benefits of showing gratitude. It's a terrific post, and here's a taste:

4 Benefits From Journaling Your Work Life

For the past two years, I’ve kept a daily journal of my work life. The purpose was to see if capturing stories and related statistics could help me be more productive and effective at work. It has done that and a lot more.