When we started down the path of developing Informant for macOS we were ambitious in that we wanted Informant 1.0 to have ALL the same feature set that Pocket Informant for iOS has. This was a pretty ambitious goal because Informant for iOS has had 8 years of development and now 5 major releases and literally hundreds of smaller ones. We now realize that might have been a bit OVERLY ambitious.
Good news macOS Informant fans. We are getting closer to putting a 1.0 label on Informant for the macOS. We recently released milestone 8.5 which had quite a few improvements and bug fixes.
For those of you that are keeping track, here is a list of the remaining differences between Informant 5 for iOS and Informant for mac (milestone 0.8.5):
|Feature||Informant 5 for iOS||Informant for macOS (0.8.5)|
|Triggers||Uses new Triggers feature. Allows for individual updating of task/event attributes||Uses the prior version of Templates.|
|Live location search on Contacts||Available||Not Available|
|Apple Maps for live-location search||Available||Not Available|
|Certain editing options on location-based tasks||Available||Not Available|
|TravelAssist||Available||Travel schedule events will show up on on calendar, but are not editable|
|Tag Filtering||has tag filtering in both Event and Task||Tag filtering only for tasks|
|Saved Filters (for tasks)||Available||Not Available|
|Sign up for newsletter||Available||Not Available|
|Ability to manually sort projects in the sidebar||Available||Not Available|
|Free / Busy / Tentative coloring on events||Available||Not Available|
|Franklin Covey Priorities||Available||Not Available|
|Emailing invites to meeting attendees||Available for google calendars||Not Available|
|Image / Contact Attachments on Events/Tasks||Available||Not Available|
|Ability to turn off alarms on a per-calendar basis||Available||Not Available|
|Export calendar as ics file||Available||Not Available|
Here are some other changes planned for Informant for macOS 1.0 & beyond
- Available in the mac app store
- Google groups functionality used during beta will be moving to uservoice forum after the release.