Karta Mobile Inc. has announced the release of version 4.0 of Viira, its popular BlackBerry app for Getting Things Done (GTD®). The latest version introduces an elegant user experience, deeper integration with users’ mobile devices, rich and comprehensive support for advanced aspects of Getting Things Done and solidifies Viira’s position as the go-to application for GTD on the BlackBerry platform.
“Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” is a New York Times bestseller written by David Allen and embraced by countless of entrepreneurs, executives and busy professionals worldwide. The method emphasizes the importance of organizing all of one’s to-dos, commitments and ideas in a well-designed and tuned system for easy retrieval and a stress-free, focused execution.
Following in the footsteps of Viira’s companion GTD Outlook solution the Viira Outlook Suite, Viira 4 introduces the ability to incorporate contact-based tasks and actions in one portable GTD system. Contact tasks maintain a link to the original contact making it easy to call, email, follow-up and incorporate techniques from CRM into one’s Getting Things Done system.
Unlike a number of mobile applications that claim adherence to the principles of Getting Things Done but don’t go beyond support of the most basic elements of GTD such as projects and task lists, Viira’s rich and intuitive classification system provides powerful organizational capabilities that cover all aspects of the Getting Things Done process. Users can file tasks, to-dos and actionable items in projects, contexts as well as categorize them by day, order and priority.
Version 4.0 also introduces the ability to tag a task in multiple contexts making fine-tuned organization within easy reach. With software support for identifying Next Actions, a key element of Getting Things Done, users can now flag any task that is immediately actionable as a next action and Viira will conveniently display them in a separate view making it easy to keep a track of actions that are immediately outstanding as well as to complete tasks and projects in quick succession.
Viira comes with a 14-day free trial and is supported on BlackBerry models with OS 5.0 or later, including OS 7 and OS 7.1. A touch screen interface makes performing common actions as easy as a tap on the screen with touch screen BlackBerry models like the Bold 9900 and the Torch 98xx series.