In my last post about Taskfox, I asked for volunteer users to try out the latest Taskfox build. For those of you that read it, you may have noticed I included no information about how to actually use Taskfox features. No mention at all. None. Zip. Nada.
And I did this on purpose.
My apologies to the people who were confused, bewildered, and frustrated by this. You were all (including co-workers!) unwitting participants in my experiment. It showed that the current interface for Taskfox features may not be discoverable enough, even for technologically savvy people. Thankfully, we think we have a solution – more on that in a future blog post.
In addition to the lack of information, the Map task was broken. This wasn’t part of the experiment – merely a mistake on my part. Same with the inability to enter spaces (thanks to a last-minute change). Oops.
So today we have a new build! Bugs fixed, some things added, and some information on how to get the most out of using Taskfox.
When you open a Taskfox build, its the same as any nightly Firefox/Minefield. It displays web pages the same, the toolbars and menus are the same, the URL bar is (almost) the same. But typing in the URL bar is where the magic begins, as you can see in the following screencast:
Where to provide feedback
There are plenty of ways you have give us feedback:
- Comment on this blog post
- Post to the dev-apps-firefox mailing list (also on Google Groups)
- Join #fx-team on IRC
- Join the weekly meeting every Thursday at 3:00pm PDT (10:00pm UTC)
- E-mail me directly (although I’d prefer one of the other ways)
Builds are available for all platforms that Firefox ships on: