Manifest 3.0

Today I released Manifest 3.0, which brings Manifest’s goal-focused time tracking to the iPad. A big reason I added sync to Manifest a few months ago was to support an iPad version as well. After all, it wouldn’t be very useful to have Manifest on multiple devices if you couldn’t easily share data between them. With sync in place, I was able to design a great iPad app that takes advantage of that big screen.

On the iPad, you can keep an overview of your day on the left-hand side and also dig down into additional detail about each project on the right. On both iPhone and iPad, Manifest 3.0 includes updated charts that show how much time you’ve tracked and whether you’re on pace to reach your goals.

Manifest 3.0 also adds a new multi-project view that shows all of your projects on the same chart. It’ll give a day-by-day breakdown of which projects you worked on, as well as chart overall time across all projects. This is a feature I’ve wanted to add for a while, and I’m excited to finally get it into users’ hands.

This version also combines a list of your active projects with a calendar view. Tapping on a day in the calendar makes it easy to add or adjust time for past days, which was a frequently-requested feature. (This was actually possible in previous versions of Manifest, but it wasn’t very obvious how to do it.) The calendar can also be toggled between a week and month view.

Manifest 3.0 also has new options for how to display the list of projects. You can change the sort and switch from ascending to descending, as well as toggle the display of notes and archived projects.

I’m really excited about this release, and it opens up lots of possibilities for the future. You can download a copy and try it for free on the App Store. As always, I’d love to hear your feedback or feature requests by email or on Twitter. If you enjoy Manifest, please consider rating it on the App Store.