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When Sunsama first launched, there was no daily planning routine. There was no focus mode. No single day view. No weekly planning or review. Each of these different workflow "views" was tacked on to the original version, which just showed your tasks in the center and your calendar on the right. Over time, this has made navigating between different views in the app a clunky affair, since the original navigation design had no natural place for these other views.
We decided it was time for a redesign.
Navigation 2.0
The new design gives priority to navigating the different workflow views, and room for more workflows to be added down the road:
  • "Home": the original view. A kanban board (or calendar view) with multiple days worth of tasks shown at once.
  • "Focus": single task view. For when you're actively working on something.
  • "Daily planning": for when you're planning your day.
  • "Daily task list": single day view. For when you've planned your day and you're working through your list.
  • "Daily shutdown": for when you've finished your work and are shutting down for the day.
  • "Weekly planning": for when you're planning the week ahead.
  • "Weekly review": for when you're reflecting on the past week.
Where did the old navigation go?
Everything that used to be accessible via the left panel still exists. They've all just been tucked into the top navigation bar in the new design to make better use of the space.
How to change the date?
Click where it says "Today" to bring up the calendar date picker.
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How to swap between channels?
Click where it says "Filter" to bring up the channel picker. Or, even better, use the keyboard shortcut "Shift + F" to save a click.
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How to show teammates?
Click where it says "Filter", and click on the last item in the dropdown that appears, "Filter tasks by teammate".
How to select different calendars?
Click where it says "Calendars" above the calendar panel to bring up the calendar picker.
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Feeling lost? Use this walkthrough
If you're feeling lost or curious, here's a full walkthrough of how to use the new design, and where everything from the original design has moved to:
Improved:
  • For keyboard shortcut detection, if the key that was pressed was a non-Latin key, convert it to its Latin key equivalent. Allows non-Latin keyboard layouts to use keyboard shortcuts.
  • Support keyboard shortcuts while caps lock is enabled.
  • Do not show Google's "Working Location" events in Sunsama.
  • Give GitHub issue description more room in focus mode by moving details off to the side.
Fixed:
  • Fixed
    V
    shortcut to add subtask not working in focus mode.
  • Show an error if Sunsama is unable to transition in a Jira issue.
Improved:
  • Focusing on a calendar event now always imports it to your task list so you can track time and completion status.
Fixed:
  • Search filters to exclude tasks imported from calendar events, and meeting notes, are now properly applied.
  • Fixed an issue that prevent showing your referral link if your trial was expired.
  • Fixed an issue that caused previously cancelled recurring calendar events to show in the task list as "CANCELLED" events.
  • Fixed a long standing problem that could cause recurring tasks to duplicate when changing timezones.
Added:
  • Zapier Integration Beta: We have a private beta the Zapier integration. If you want to get access, please email support@sunsama.com (or use the support chat bubble) and we'll enable the Zapier integration for you to try it out and help us improve it.
Improved:
  • Outlook emails without a subject get a nicer task title when imported by URL.
  • Improved how tasks load in to ClickUp's Home view so that your most important tasks (overdue and today) load first and also adding pagination to each section in the home view.
Fixed:
  • Adding a subtask with
    >
    directive now works when used before entering a task title.
  • Fixed an issue that caused users to create two workspaces when onboarding (which would lead to confusion later on).
Updates on recent outages
Two weeks ago, Friday March 29, Sunsama experienced a major outage. You may have seen your tasks not load in or only partially load in during this outage.
We noticed the issue a few minutes after it began and starting upgrading our infrastructure immediately to counteract this issue. The issue was resolved a few hours later.
The following Monday, we experienced a similar issue for a small subset of power users, which we fixed again in with a few hours.
We've identified and patched the root cause of the performance issues from both incidents now.
We're extremely sorry about the brief outage and appreciate everyone's patience and compassion as we worked to get it resolved 🙏🏽
Added:
  • Use
    >
    in the add task modal to add a subtask/merge a task during task creation. For more info, check out this post.
Improved:
  • It's now possible to merge a task into a task that has been timeboxed to the calendar.
  • Task keyboard shortcuts have been organized into more sections.
  • Tasks linked to objectives are highlighted in green in the objective card when the task is complete.
Fixed:
  • Todoist tasks with URLs copied from their mobile app are now detected correctly for importing them.
  • When creating a task with a channel or context selected, set the channel of the task to the currently selected channel instead of the AI recommended value.
  • Fixed an issue that made shortcut G not open Outlook emails in the email client.
  • Fixed an issue that showed the wrong list of channels when creating a task via Slack.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed users to auto-schedule a task that was from a meeting already on the calendar.
  • Fixed an issue that caused recurring tasks to expire and not show in the kanban in cases where they had been timeboxed to the calendar on a day where there was another instance of that task already.
  • Fixed channel filtering for the archive panel.
  • Make focus mode keyboard shortcut honor preference about default vs pomodoro view.
  • Fixed an issue with timeboxed event showing at the wrong time if your Outlook timezone is set to "Mountain Standard Time (Mexico)" e.g. Mazatlan.
You can now create a new subtask via the add task modal using keyboard shortcut
>
during task creation.
While creating your new task in the modal, simply type
>
to bring up a list of parent tasks to merge into. When you create the task, this new task will have been added as a subtask of that parent task you selected.
Here's a video demo:
Over the past couple of weeks, we've heard from a lot of you about issues with the mobile app's synchronization and refresh. We've worked diligently over the past couple weeks to try and resolve every single report we've gotten. We are fairly confident that these sync issues have now been resolved. Just make sure to install the latest version of our mobile app!
👋 If you are still running into any issues with synchronization, please drop us a note at support@sunsama.com so we can look into your specific issue and get that fixed for you.
We're very sorry that the sync was on the fritz for a couple weeks and appreciate all of you that reached out alerting us of the issues.
Improved:
  • Dramatically improved initial load time.
  • Improved UX and Channel prediction for users that don’t have many tasks.
Fixed:
  • Fixed an issue that caused channels to not show in auto-generated daily planning text.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the archive to show a badge indicating that there were new archived tasks since the last check when there were not.
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the timezone warning to not show as often as it should.
  • Cleaned up auto-imported "ghost events" that had been deleted or cancelled from appearing in task lists.
The "Daily wrap" helps you create an impressive visual summary of your workday that you can share with your colleagues, even if they don't use Sunsama.
Sunsama does all the hard work of helping you include links to your work and helping you summarize your day.
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How it works:
  • When you shutdown your day, you'll be asked to author your daily wrap.
  • Sunsama pulls together a relevant list of your work for the day and can even summarize the work you did in other tools, even if you didn't plan and execute your day in Sunsama.
  • The wrap includes a write-up of your work for the day, highlights and links to work you did in other tools, and overview of your workload for the day.
  • You can share the wrap with colleagues via URL, send them an email asking them to look it over, or post it into Slack/Teams.
  • Colleagues and managers can react and comment giving you feedback on your work that day.
Here's how you can author and share your Daily Wrap:
If you use Sunsama as a team, you can do everything above and your wrap will also get published into the "daily feed" where you can catch up on all your colleagues daily updates with reactions and comments. Using the Daily Feed should can fully replace your daily standup meeting.
The "Daily wrap" is currently in closed beta and we're slowly letting new customers in as we iterate and improve on it.
👉 If you need to share your daily progress with managers or colleagues, drop us a note at support@sunsama.com or in the chat bubble asking for access.
Added:
Merge tasks
feature is now live. Please check out our recent post for more information.
Planned time recommendations for subtasks:
  • You can now toggle AI: planned time recommendations for main tasks and/or subtasks. This way you can have AI assign planned times for your regular tasks but not your subtasks, or vice versa.
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Improved:
  • In the Todoist panel, do not show filters that include the
    ,
    operator since these are not supported by Todoist's API and cannot be loaded.
Fixed:
  • Todoist's latest task urls are now supported for adding by url.
  • Channels assigned to Asana tasks are no longer being overridden.
  • Do not show the warning that a task needs a planned time for a brief moment when creating your daily shutdown task during daily planning.
  • Fixed an issue that caused channels to not show in auto-generated daily planning text.
  • Fixed an issue that causes the OS X Desktop to crash when you quit from the app switcher (
    CMD Tab
    ,
    CMD Quit
    ).
  • Fixed an issue that caused Todoist filters to return empty results when the filter is written in a non-English language.
  • Fixed regression that caused Google Calendar webhooks to break resulting in events created in Google not showing up immediately in Sunsama.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented using “Add by URL” in Microsoft Edge.
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