I’ve just finished uploading the final version of TaskTask and TaskTask HD 3.1. This release is the first significant release for TaskTask in a while and includes a much requested feature: attachment support!
Version 3.1 allows you to download and preview attachments to your Outlook tasks. For example, if you flag an e-mail with an important PDF in Outlook, now you can read that PDF (or any other file you can open on your device) straight from TaskTask!
When you open a task, the attachments appear just under the notes field:
Attachments are not downloaded automatically, because they can be rather large. To download an attached file, tap on the filename, and the attachment will start downloading:
Once the attachment has finished downloading, the attachment will present an arrow indicating it is ready to be viewed:
Tapping on the attachment name again, once the attachment is downloaded, will open the attachment in the built-in previewer:
You can also open attached files in other applications on your device, for example if you need to make changes to a file and send it back to someone. Just tap the action launcher button on the right side of the title bar, and you’ll get a list of applications you can use to open the file.
This update also includes a number of other improvements and updates, including:
- Mark a task as private – Now you can use TaskTask to mark a task as private, and prevent other people who have access to your task list from seeing the contents of the task.
- iOS 5.0 compatibility – Some issues were found using TaskTask on iOS 5.0. This update resolves those issues.
This version also includes some usage reporting capabilities. This feature provides completely anonymous and untraceable data about how you use TaskTask back to the developer. It includes information like how long it takes to sync your task list, how many tasks are downloaded from the server, and how many tasks you create or complete while using TaskTask. This information will help me to make TaskTask better in the future by understanding how you really use the program. If you don’t want to provide this information, you can switch off data collecting and reporting by launching the Settings app, scrolling down to TaskTask, and switching off Report Usage. No personally identifying information about you or your identity is ever sent back.
The update should hit the app store this coming week, as soon as it clears the Apple app approval process.