Zenkit nowadays launched its first iOS app. The app is a welcome boost, and could put Zenkit firmly forward of Trello in a fight of competing products and services, no less than for iOS customers.
Sorry Android lovers, your app isn’t but to be had; however the Zenkit group assures me it’s shut. I’m advised the timeline is 4 to 6 weeks.
I first heard about Zenkit when our personal Matt Hughes profiled the productiveness app previous this yr. I used to be right away enamored. The internet app is the easiest mix of the whole lot I like about Trello, however with customization choices and collaborative options it didn’t be offering. The calendar view, talent to prioritize duties, and thoughts map your notes right into a full-fledged thought are welcome additions to the Kanban board-style presentation of Trello. And if you happen to favor the Kanban way, it’s nonetheless some of the 4 to be had view choices in Zenkit’s internet app.
If you’re taking a look for all of the capability of the internet app, you received’t in finding it right here.The mobile app isn’t somewhat as feature-rich, no less than now not but. But for me, all I in reality want it to do is upload quotes, hyperlinks, and analysis subject material from the iOS percentage menu. I will be able to take care of the heavy lifting, as I frequently do, at my table.
The beta model I’ve used the final two weeks does all I would like it to, and the internet app is its highest praise. If you’re a comparability sort, bring to mind the mobile model as Wunderlist, whilst the internet app is extra conventional Trello competitor.
And in my time the use of the beta, the app works most commonly as you’d be expecting. It doesn’t get highest marks, as I did run into one irritating omission. Clicking the “+” icon provides a brand new be aware to an current board, however received’t mean you can create a brand new one.
This, I’m advised, used to be a mindful determination to get the product out the door and one thing the group plans to deal with down the street. According to founder and CEO Martin Welker:
We’re operating onerous to check out and get as many options from the more-powerful internet app into the iOS and Android apps. It’s at all times a query of the sources to be had on a telephone vs. the ones on a pc. We wish to think about display measurement and computing energy, which makes construction a database to your telephone slightly extra difficult. We’re assured that we will be able to crack it despite the fact that.
Also at the roadmap:
Creating and modifying groups and collections
Creating and modifying labels and fields
Deeper iOS integrations (shortcuts with out opening the app)
And extra, relying on consumer comments
I’ll be anxiously waiting for the app’s transition right into a full-blown Zenkit enjoy. For now despite the fact that, the iOS model is a wonderful praise to an already outstanding internet app.
You can get it nowadays, loose, on the App Store.