Flexible Activities come to Tiimo's Android App

Flexible activities - activities that have no scheduled time and can be played and paused through the day are now available for Android

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Dec 22, 2021

Tiimo member

December 22, 2021
Melissa Würtz Azari
Designer and co-founder

We are so excited to bring flexible activities, which have no set start time, to Android. This still remains our most requested feature and we know our Android Tiimo-ers have been waiting patiently for this to drop. We hope that you agree that it has been worth the wait. It is no exaggeration to say this feature will change how you schedule and go through your day.

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Flexible Activities are tied to a particular day but not a particular time. You can still set a duration for them, leave yourself notes or use a checklist with them, but the big difference is that they do not have a fixed start or end time. This allows you to have several different activities happening at the same time. You are also able to play, pause and restart them. We believe this is a lot more reflective of daily life and the fact that people often have to do multiple things during one time period. Don’t worry, you can still use Tiimo exactly how you did before, and plan your activities into a timed schedule. But now you also have the option to not set a specific time for certain activities as well!

Integrating new types of activities like this into our app has not only required a big change to how the app works, but also how it looks. We will walk you through some of the changes now, as we are also aware that for some of you who are sensitive to visual changes you might need some extra time to process the new way that the app will look.

'Right Now view'

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Flexible activities now mean that you can see more than one ongoing activity in the ‘right now view’ at the same time. Simply click on the activity that you would like to focus on.

'My Day view'

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The My Day view is now divided into two areas: to do anytime and planned. The ‘to do anytime’ flexible activities (at the top of the view) still have a duration, but they can be started, paused and restarted at any point during the day. The planned activities (at the bottom of the view) appear as per your regular schedule and have a defined start and end time.

How to create a flexible activity

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Creating an activity has the same set up, until you ‘add time’. Now you can decide if you want to start it ‘any time during the day’ (image b) or give it a specific start and end time (image c). Depending on your selection, the activity will be put into the relevant area on your ‘today view’ (as in Image 2 above). You are able to change between both types when you edit the activity.



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We hope that you will be as excited for this new feature as we are! Please reach out to us if you have any questions or comments, and we would also love to see some of the new activities that you create 💖 This feature originally was requested by users, so we built it! We take user feedback very seriously and it has made the Tiimo app what it is today. So if there is something that you think the app is missing, please head over to our public suggestions board where you can add ideas and upvote others. Already one suggestion from our users (which wasn’t on our roadmap) has now gone into development - will yours be next?

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