Things have been hectic. Real hectic! Between acquiring two major applications this year, renovating and rebranding one, and building a significant 2.0 upgrade for the other, oh and getting married among other things, I’ve had very little extra time to work on anything else (or not work, for that matter!).
But I finally got a bit of time to address a few nagging issues with FlexTime. People have been complaining since very early on that the “reset” and “back” buttons should behave more like the familiar CD-players that the UI sort of roughly resembles. That is to say, pressing back should not skip to the previous item in the timeline, unless you’re already really close to the beginning. And pressing reset shouldn’t stop the playback, it should just start it over.
These minor usability tweaks should come as a great relief to people who have been fighting the unintuitive nature of the old behavior. Also, when I added the “Export to iTunes” feature, which is awesome for taking your routines on the road, I neglected to produce a toolbar icon for it. Now we’ve got a very cute, very obvious little iTunes button that you can install in the routine window:
The button will be present by default for all new users. If you’re an existing user you may have to customize the toolbar to drag it in, since your old preferences won’t include it.