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.
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).
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:
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.