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    · 4 min read
    Quest pinning is now available in HeroMode to help you prioritize your tasks.
    Summary

    We have released HeroMode v5.6. In this new release, you can now pin quests to the top of the list for convenient prioritization. Pinned quests stay on top until they are completed or unpinned. We have also split the quest Delete vs Expire buttons. In an upcoming release, we have also implemented the "start quest" button directly into the avatar of the assigned hero of the quest. With all these action buttons available to each quest, you have many ways to organize your tasks and stay focused on what's important.


    · 7 min read
    decision paralysis can create anxiety and hinder productivity
    Summary

    Are you struggling with decision paralysis and feeling stuck in your personal or professional life? In today's post, we describe a simple and effective decision-making framework that can help you overcome this obstacle, and become more productive while living a joyful life. Our three-stage approach involves reducing the number of decisions, optimizing your choices, and practicing acceptance. By implementing actionable tips and focusing on what really matters, you can unlock your full potential and make choices with confidence!


    · 6 min read
    The new HeroMode onboarding experience is here!
    Summary

    We are announcing the release of HeroMode version 5.5, which adds the final pieces to the new user onboarding experience update. We've improved the introduction sliders to better highlight the app, added zero-state usage hints to help new users get started, and introduced information centers to provide relevant functional details when necessary. Together with the adventure templates and the in-app contact support feature, we hope new and existing users alike will find it easier to use HeroMode. We're constantly striving to make HeroMode a task management system that's fun, engaging, and motivating, and we hope these updates are a big step in that direction!


    · 6 min read
    motivation management is the new time management
    Summary

    We've been taught to manage time with sophisticated tools and frameworks. And we should; time is a precious and limited resource. But what about another resource that has proven to be a key driver to productivity, motivation? In today's post, we explore why motivation management is the rising star in the productivity conversation. And of course, it has something to do with AI!


    · 6 min read
    HeroMode, now with music and sound!
    Summary

    We have just released several new features for HeroMode that are sure to bring even more joy and excitement to the platform! From the addition of background music and sound effects, to the replacement of the "Memento" feature with "Quest Notes," we are continuously improving HeroMode to meet the needs of our users. The Info Centers are another addition that provides helpful tips and information to maximize your HeroMode experience. And let's not forget the Piggy Rewards System, which has now been made a core feature of HeroMode. All these updates are now available on web, chrome extension, and iOS, so make sure to check them out and let us know what you think!


    · 7 min read
    dsa@ovisly.com
    a very oink oink analysis of my productivity trend before and after piggy release
    Summary

    Honestly, I was a bit skeptical about the Piggy Rewards System as a motivator. But fast forward a month after the Piggy release, I've completely changed my mind! I find myself more motivated and having more fun being productive. Each week, I work hard to earn those Piggy coins, and on the weekend, I splurge on Piggy rewards like video games and desserts. To quantitatively verify how Piggy has changed my productivity, I did some data analysis using HeroMode's points and coins data. I'm now fully a Piggy convert!


    · 8 min read
    dsa@ovisly.com
    HeroMode helps me stay organized and motivated on my side project called Yaaker!
    Summary

    I recently launched a little game called "Yaaker!". It's a side project that developed over the course of several months. I had to overcome some technical challenges, and pick up new skills. Along the way, HeroMode has been very helpful:

    • It helped me stay organized on the project tasks
    • It helped me convert little chunks of free time into project progress that adds up
    • It helped me stay motivated with points, rewards, and activity calendar

    I don't think I would've been able to take this project from an idea to a finished product without HeroMode!


    · 4 min read
    HeroMode piggy rewards system now available!
    Summary

    I'm excited to share that we've released a new "Contact Support" feature as part of our effort to revamp the onboarding experience of HeroMode! With this feature, users can easily get in touch with us directly whenever they need help or have suggestions on how to make HeroMode better. We also have more improvements coming soon, such as an Introduction Slider, Tour Guide, and Information Center, to make it easier for both new and existing users to find the information they need and discover new features.


    · 6 min read
    motivation is a superpower
    Summary

    Motivation is truly a superpower, and with the right strategies, it's possible to unlock its potential to achieve seemingly impossible challenges. In today's post, we explore insights from Daniel Pink's book, "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" and his TED talk, "The Puzzle of Motivation." We look at the traditional carrot-and-stick approach, and then break down the puzzle of motivation into its three key elements: autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Lastly, we discuss how HeroMode taps into intrinsic motivation to help people reach their goals. You too can unlock the superpower of motivation with HeroMode!


    · 2 min read
    More adventure cover image options!
    Summary

    We have expanded the Adventure Gallery with more cover image options! Now, the gallery includes two sections: adventure templates, and additional cover image options. The templates section contains ten common adventure use cases, such as "Fitness", "Productivity", and "Build a New Habit". The additional cover image section contains 24 more cover images, adding more options on how you can easily customize your adventures. We hope you'll like it!