Translated versions of ‘The little reference guide to Nozbe’ now available

BrHZCqMCcAAMu7KWhen the Nozbe team asked if I would be willing to translate my Nozbe little reference guide into the 4 other languages they support I was thrilled, and also a little scared.

English is my first and only language and the thought of resorting to Google Translate filled me with dread!

Thankfully Delfina (Nozbe’s Chief Happiness Officer) and the Nozbe team helped translate the text into Polish, German, Spanish and Japanese, making things a lot easier for me and giving a more professional final product.

The reference guide is now available in the 5 Nozbe officially supported languages;

  • English
  • Polish
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Japanese

Whilst not a supported Nozbe language the guide is also also available in Swedish thanks to @MartinHaagen a Swedish Nozbe user who offered to help translate the guide. I can confirm the Nozbe community is awesome!

To download any of the language versions please sign-up for some very infrequent email updates, I can then keep in touch with you and let you know about any updates to the guide.


If you find any problems or can see any improvements let me know in the comments.

A Final note - Anyone that has already subscribed and downloaded the English version, check your email for details how to download the other language versions if you’d like them and thank you for downloading my guide!

The productive! magazine

Recently I created a ‘little reference guide for Nozbe‘, a small double-sided guide of Nozbe covering the powerful features of Nozbe that can be easily forgotten, the # syntax, converting emails to tasks, using markdown in comments and the keyboard shortcuts. Why? It was something I wanted for my own reference and judging by the download numbers there are a lot of other Nozbe users who wanted something like this also.


After it’s release I was contacted by the Nozbe team and asked if I would be interested the guide being used as the basis for an article in the next issue of productive! magazine. I read the productive! magazine every month, it’s filled full of great articles and interviews from industry giants whom I have a huge amount of respect for, Seth Godin, Michael Hyatt, Laura Stack, Graham Allcott, Augusto Pinaud, Grace Marshall and Michael Slwiniski to name a few.

Now my little piece would grace it’s pages also, amazing and very humbling!

IMG_0369My Nozbe reference guide is designed to be visual, primarily for mobile devices or for printout, which made it a difficult transition onto the productive! magazine format as the magazine ‘engine’ is designed for text heavy articles.

Design compromises had to be made but most importantly the information was out there and having a link to the ProductiveWizard website for users to download the PDF version was a good compromise.

If your interested in productivity at all I recommend the productive! magazine, it’s available for free, with iOS, Android and  Web versions.

Direct link – productive! magazine issue No.21

The no.1 rule of creating a Productivity app?

screen-3A few days ago I was approached to take a look at a new productivity application thats currently in beta called GTDNext, whilst I’m not looking for a new productivity app I do like to keep up to date with any new products that are in development.

My initial impressions are very favourable and I intend on writing a mini review when time allows. Due to it’s early beta nature the developers have all their focus on the core web product, they are striving to get that ‘right’ before creating any mobile versions. This for me is the right way to launch a productivity product, the core application (in this case the web app) has to be ‘solid and refined’ before progressing onto any other platforms.

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Nozbe Google Chrome extension

Nozbe has a very useful booklmarklet tool hidden away in the Nozbe settings.

This Nozbe bookmarklet available in these settings is configured (hard coded) just for the account your logged into, you can drag it to your bookmarks bar and when pressed you get to create a new Nozbe task that stores the current webpage address you are currently on as a comment. Very handy when you come across a web page that triggers the idea of a task or project you’d like to do.

Introducing my Nozbe Chrome extension

I use Google Chrome as my browser of choice and I always hide my bookmarks bar as it gives me a few more pixels of screen to view websites;

Result = The Nozbe bookmarklet is hidden.

So to solve my own problem I created this small Chrome extension that gives you a button on your Chrome tool bar that when pressed launches the existing bookmarklet code. I then added an options page to manually enter your own API key so anyone can use it. Thats the kinda guy I am!
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