Wednesday, February 1, 2017

🖇 My company, Nozbe celebrates 10 years! [on: Nozbe Blog]

On the Nozbe Blog Today is a big milestone for me personally and professionally. My company, Nozbe just turned 10. To celebrate it with our customers, we've got a special promo which is great for both new customers and celebrates people who stuck with us the most. We even got 102 people who've been using Nozbe all these 10 years! We've come a long way since 2007... Check out these few quotes or get the entire thing:

My company, Nozbe celebrates 10 years!

A few gems NOT mentioned on Nozbe blog, but available for my readers here:

"Personally, I coded Nozbe entirely myself in PHP+MySQL+Prototype.JS out of a rented 1-bedroom apartment in Warsaw where I lived with my wife. 10 years in we have a team of developers working on apps for all the major platforms but I still work from home - this time it's my own house with the same wife and three daughters :-)"

"I wrote the first version of Nozbe in pure PHP+MySQL as a weekend project back in 2005 inspired by the book by David Allen: "Getting Things Done". In 2006 I kept rewriting the code with JavaScript, Web2.0 style, because it was a fun technology playground. In 2007 I decided to launch Nozbe as a small beta and announced it in the GTD-aficionados circles. Thanks to the word of mouth and press (ZdNet, Lifehacker) I got 5000 users in first three months. Today we're at 400,000 users."

"The name Nozbe was invented by me and my buddy Wiktor when we were in college in 1999 and we wanted to launch a web-based reminder service. We were playing with the phrase: To Be Naturally Organized and after trial and error found Be-oz, N-oz-be, so in the end Nozbe which we thought was cool - 5 letter word with a Z in the middle, doesn't mean anything and the .com domain was available. Eventually we launched the service and shut it down after 2 years. But I kept paying for the domain so when I was launching my project/task management web app, the word Nozbe and the theme of being organized fit perfectly so I used it again. 10 years in and people still ask me where the name came from :-)"

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

☆ Let's give thanks and donate to help buy computer equipment for orphans! [on: Nozbe blog]

Today is Thanksgiving. It's about being thankful for what we've got. For people we have around us. To me it's also a day when I think what I can do to help others, who are less fortunate than me. In one of my past blog posts I explained that at Nozbe we have a policy of putting away a certain percentage of our profits to charity every month. and last week we've used some of this money to help orphans get computer equipment - and today, in the spirit of Thanksgiving I'd like to encourage you to donate to EneDue.org and do your part. Thanks!

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"Yes, my children are lucky because they have a mom and dad, that’s why with this short video I want to encourage you to send a unique gift this Christmas to the children who are not as fortunate and live in orphanages."

"The long story is that my friend Karol Zielinski, has been running this thing for 3 years now, where he’s been collecting money to buy gifts for the children in orphanages. This year is a little different because he wants to buy computer equipment for these kids and teach them programming skills."

"I vouch for this cause because I know Karol personally and I know that all of the money he raises we’ll be spent on the stuff for the kids."

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

☆ Why You Should Be Using Nozbe for Task Management [on: Jeff Sanders 5am Podcast]

I typically link to only the things I'm writing on other blogs but this mention of Nozbe by Jeff Sanders was just too good to ignore. Jeff is a good friend with a fantastic podcast where he promotes early rising and getting a day done before breakfast. I highly recommend it! What I really like about his recent Nozbe endorsement is that he writes this:

5am-nozbe

"Paperless is Key ... when I ditched physical paper I did not make a full transition. I left task management to my calendar and random post-it notes strung all over my house, desk, car, wallet, bathroom, and anywhere else a post-it could go... A few months ago I finally brought my system full-circle by completely letting go of all paper, including post-it notes, and let the digital cloud do all my heavy lifting."

"Empty Your Brain ... In my world today I have endless ideas and energy due to my diet, exercise routine, and early morning wake-up calls. However, the real productivity transformation occurred when I decided to filter all of my thoughts through a digital system and then focus on my current, high-priority tasks."

Amen to that brother! I keep saying that the main competitor for products like the Nozbe is not another to-do list app. It's the non-consumption. That's why I'm currently working on a new course that will hopefully convert more people to a digital system. But more on that later. Now please enjoy Jeff's podcast episode no. 113;

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

▷ The Podcast ep. 1 - Introduction to Radek and me :-)

Together with Radek (our VP of Apple Tachnologies at Nozbe) we decided to start a weekly podcast about "technology, productivity tips, business, publishing, and whatever else comes to mind." We've been chatting about these things for a while and a few weeks ago we decided to switch to English and start recording our chats. This is how "The Podcast" was born and I'd love to welcome you to listen our very first episode:

The latest episode of The Podcast

In this episode we introduce ourselves, explaining to our audience (which we don't have yet, because it's our first show, so please do have a listen :-) what we're all about. We also dive right into the latest Apple Keynote on Apple's WWDC - Worldwide Developers Conference - and explain what the changes presented there mean to the industry and stuff we're working on, like Nozbe and Remag.

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And please let me know what you think about this podcast: the good, the bad and the ugly - post your comments over here or on our podcast site. Thank you!

Friday, June 19, 2015

☆ What would I do with 1 Billion dollars? [on: KarolZielinski.com]

My friend Karol Zieliński asked me on his blog this question: what would I do with 1 Billion dollars if suddenly got it? Well, I give 5 things I'd do...

Check out these few quotes or read the entire article:

1billion

"...it usually takes time to get used to big money. That’s why many lottery winners end up poorer than before they won..."

"...I guess I’d first divide this sum into smaller chunks, like 100M or 10M or even 1M dollar chunks…"

"...With all of the investments I’d focus on long term growth and profitability, to be able to slowly in the long run multiply this 1Billion fund."

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Friday, June 12, 2015

☆ What I think about Nozbe being one of the "best new apps" on the AppStore [on: Nozbe Blog]

On the Nozbe blog I just wrote about how Nozbe was singled out by Apple as one of the "best new apps" on the App Store right on the eve of us releasing a newer version of Nozbe 2.1.8 with lots of improvements for the Apple Watch, bigger screen phones and lots of Android love.

Check out these few quotes or read the entire article:

nozbe is best new app

"Yes, it's nice to see your work being recognized by a big player like Apple. Especially after seeing that they usually recognize our competitors who are not really better than us..."

"Nozbe has been successful despite all that. We've managed to attract more than 300K users without being highlighted by Apple or Google."

"Thanks to you we didn't need to be singled out to be successful and become one of the leading productivity apps on the Internet. For that I thank you so so much!"

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

✘ How To Build Habits in 3 Steps [on: HighPerformanceLifestyle]

On the HighPerformanceLifestyle blog they gathered 42 productivity experts (including yours truly) to talk about how to build habits. It's an amazing read. I like compilations like these. I'm sure you'll learn a lot from the wealth of advice there:

How To Build Habits in 3 Step

"1. ...I would make a list of benefits and positive stuff about the change on the whiteboard in my office and leave it there for some time..."

"2. ...I’d focus on reducing the “barriers of entry” – I would make this new habit as easy to start as possible..."

"3. ...I would choose a particular part of a day for working on that new habit and make it my routine that follows the action I do everyday anyway..."

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

✘ How to deal with Chinese providers, manage family life and productivity - my interview with Bogdan Wicinski (in Polish) [for the: Productive! Magazine Poland issue 13]

Our Polish franchise of [Productive! Magazine][] is doing really great! It's got an almost monthly schedule with great interviews and fantastic contributors. This time, I'm interviewing Bogdan Wicinski of Manta SA - one of the leading Polish electronics importer and manufacturer. Please note that the interview and the entire magazine is in Polish. Here are a few quotes from the magazine - get it from the App Store or Google Play:

Productive! Magazine Poland issue 13

"...frequent travels to China impact my health, I work a lot, I don't deal well with the jet lag. It's not easy..." "...I started my first business at school and later continued through college. I was involved with music industry as well!" "...I'm a leader and I couldn't work for someone else. I had to start my companies and with Manta I'm already 17 years in..." "...I try to spend as much time with kids as possible. The family brings sense to all the hard work I'm putting into all this..."

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Monday, June 1, 2015

✘ How much is productivity worth to you? [on: Nozbe]

On the Nozbe blog I just wrote about pricing of productivity tools. This is a very important topic. Check out these few quotes or read my entire article:

How much is productivity worth to you?

"ideal customer for Nozbe is a person (or a group of people) who value their time."

"time is indeed money and you should find a solution that works for you. That makes you more productive. "

"will a single cup of coffee give you 2 extra days a month just as a good productivity tool can?"

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