15 Jan

Zeegaree 1.5 available for Ubuntu

I’m happy to announce the new version of Zeegaree. Let me show you what’s new in this version.

First but probably not the most important change is the option to change a color theme for the app. You can choose between couple styles.

Now you can change a color theme

Now you can change a color theme

What’s more interesting and was requested by quite a lot of you is the possibility to minimize Zeegaree to the application indicator (system tray) instead of quitting the app on close. You can change this behaviour in the global settings.

The program help was also redesigned. It’s now not as fancy as before. Transitions are gone.

What I’m proud about is the new look for the time management part of the app – Work&Play. Now it’s clear if you have tasks tracked or not, progress of the Work or Break unit is indicated more accurately. Also the Tasks view and the History view were updated.

New Work&Play view

New Work&Play view

In the History view now you can clearly see the days when you were working (indicated by the red dot). The days you added a Daily Note are indicated by the yellow note icon. As you guessed, the days you’ve marked some tasks as done have the blue task icon.

More readable History view

More readable History view

Task view was heavily redesigned. You can see the new “hamburger” button. When you click it you see options corresponded to given task. If you got used to previous interactions with tasks, it’s fine: they still work. Clicking a task name will still start/stop tracking. Also if you click the colored rectangle, you will get to the edit task mode.
Furthermore, now you can filter tasks by color and you have option to delete all done tasks at once.

I’ll try to write more about tasks in a separate post.

Redesigned Task view

Redesigned Task view

Another feature commonly requested was a ticking sound while working. Good news! In this version it is implemented as an option.

Timer was also updated a little. Now you can set it easily with your keyboard. Click “Set” and just type your numbers. Also the Favorites view was updated to be more consistent with the rest of the app.

Updated timer setting dialog. Now with keyboard support.

Updated timer setting dialog. Now with keyboard support.

I can tell you that I put quite a lot of work to “under the hood” stuff. For example I’m slowly getting ready to make Zeegaree available for translation. Also some bugs were fixed (and probably some new introduced).

All in all I’m happy with this release and I hope you will be too.
Contact me if you have any problems, ideas or requests. And remember: Enjoy Your Time!

Oh, here’s the short video:

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