The Tasktop Team is very pleased to announce the Autumn 2008 release of Tasktop (v1.3). In addition to the new features that our users are accustomed to getting once per season, we are very pleased to announce a Linux version. The other big news is that Firefox users now get automatic session restore for each task, bug and issue that they work on.
Before I started building developer tools, I used Linux. Then I realized that I needed to feel the pain of as many users as possible, so I moved to Windows. Since that time, Tasktop has become a task-focused layer over the operating system. This means that a Tasktop users’ day-to-day productivity is influenced more by the availability of Tasktop and Mylyn integrations than it is by the choice of OS. We have had well over 100 requests for Linux support in the past few months and are thrilled to deliver it today. And yes, Mac is next, so let us know if you’re interested in early access.
I used to swear by Firefox. But at this point I would rather go back to using Mosaic than browse without focus, since I had a chance to measure how much time is wasted on constant web searches and session restores. The good news is that Firefox users no longer need to choose between Tasktop’s embedded browsing and Firefox, since both modes of working now support focus.
Whether you’re a programmer or project manager, check out the latest release of Tasktop. There’s never been a better time to multiply your productivity.
|Tasktop Pro for Eclipse: Commercial and supported version of Eclipse Mylyn with all the Tasktop value adds such as browsing, time tracking, email, calendars and partner connectors. Free Starter version available.|
|Tasktop Pro (Windows, Linux): All the benefits of Tasktop in a standalone desktop application for project managers and developers not using Eclipse.|
About Mik Kersten
Dr. Mik Kersten is the CEO of Tasktop Technologies, creator of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project and inventor of the task-focused interface. At Tasktop, Mik sets the strategic direction of the company as well as drives many of Tasktop's key partnerships and key customers accounts. He created Mylyn and the task-focused interface during his PhD in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. Mik has been an Eclipse committer since 2002, is a 3-time elected member of the Eclipse Board of Directors and serves on the Eclipse Architecture Council. Mik's thought leadership on task-focused collaboration and improving the software economy makes him a popular speaker at software conferences, and he was voted a JavaOne Rock Star speaker in 2008 and 2009.