As of December 2020, we’ve decided to
finally! build an app based on the Momentum Planning methodology that our current PDF and journal Momentum Planners are centered on. The app is also going to incorporate a few of our other tools, like the Weekly Block Scheduler and 12-Week Project Roadmap.
Endstate, the app will be native for iOS and Android and will also be a web app, but we’re going to start with the iOS and Android apps given our hunch that smartphones and tablets will be the primary way most of our users use the app. We can also get the app in more people’s hands, faster, going this route.
v1 of the app will focus on solo users so we make sure to serve customers who love using the Momentum Planners as a priority dashboard for their individual work. This solo-first perspective is backed by user interviews.
Once we nail the solo experience, we’ll be building for small teams (less than 10-15) moreso than enterprise. Imagine being able to share what your top three priorities are for the week and then see how your team’s projects relate and push forward those priorities. Imagine being able to see your boss’s priorities in your daily/weekly dashboard so you can ensure your projects are pushing theirs forward. Got it? Yes, we’re building that.
The app will have a generous trial (~34 days) so you’ll get a feel for how the app will guide you to translate higher-up goals and priorities into lower-down work and how lower-down work advances your higher-up goals and priorities. We’re going to be building and iterating quickly — you may be able to start using the alpha version of the app by May 2021.
We’re going to be showing our work and sharing news about the app at least twice a month as things develop. Sign up below if you’d like to be among the first to know what’s happening with app. (If you can’t see the signup form below, please turn off your ad blocker and refresh this page.)
If you’re an investor who’s interested in joining us, contact Charlie at charlie AT productiveflourishing DOT com for more information. As of April 2021, we’re about to kick off our seed round.
Frequently Asked Questions
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I love the Momentum Planners in their current form. What’s going to happen to them? We love that you love them. Our goal is to create a tool that you love even more AND we’re also doing some hard thinking about what versions of the Momentum Planners we’ll keep alive and in the wild. We’re also building the app to be a hybrid solution that mates well with the (journal) Momentum Planner and the Momentum Planner Cards. But, straight up, we don’t know what’s going to happen to them yet.
Will the app be able to sync with Apple Calendar, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, etc? Yes, and this will be a two-way sync, i.e. changes in your calendar will show up in the app and changes in the app will show up in your calendar.
Will the app have integrations with other tools? Yes, likely via Zapier. When our team considers applications we might use, we immediately disqualify tools that don’t have Zapier integrations, so we’re going to eat our own cooking here.
Will the app have a native Mac/Windows/Linux/Chromium version? We don’t know yet. Our goal is to make a stellar web application that provides a great desktop experience and to have applets that make it easy to add tasks and projects to the app.
Why is this a subscription rather than one-time purchase? Because it’s the best way to support continuous improvement and a unified customer experience that we can support. Version-based purchases inevitably create confusion, increased costs, and technical issues. Most of our customers are used to actual subscriptions or functional subscriptions with yearly purchases of the planners.
Why are you charging customers rather than using ads or sponsorships? Because we want our users to be our customers, not advertisers, third parties, or investors. Additionally, the app’s purpose is to help you focus on what matters in a place without distractions — ads and sponsorships are at cross-purposes with what the apps about.
Do you have a name for the app yet? We have an internal / secret name for it, but we’re holding off on making it public before we do some vetting and trademarking. Even when you do grab the URLs and handles for apps, there are just enough scoundrels and miscreants on the internet that’ll squat and ransom related URLs and handles.
Are you open to investors? As of April 2021, we’re at the start of our seed round. Contact Charlie at charlie AT productiveflourishing DOT com if you’d like to see if we’re a good investment for you.