ActionComplete helps people around the world become purposeful,
effective, and successful in career,
and other aspects of life.
The hallmark of ActionComplete Tasks is its streamlined yet flexible
task management approach that enables people of all walks of life to take a firm grip on their tasks,
assignments, errands, and to-dos and put a stop to leaks through the cracks.
ActionComplete Tasks was inspired by David Allen's Getting
Things Done methodology. Over time ActionComplete adopted elements of other task management approaches,
notably Stephen Covey's quadrants. Because of its inherent simplicity and flexibility, ActionComplete
can be used to implement a wide range of task management techniques including your own.
On this site you will learn about various ActionComplete products. Your feedback is very
important to us. Please let us know what you think because you have a vote in shaping the future of
To change or reset the sort order for a task list, tap and hold the header of the list
(Actions, Waits, Projects, of Ideas) until the sort dialog pops up, select the desired sort order, and
To set or reset the context, use the context bar at the bottom of the screen.
This release introduces a homescreen shortcut for adding actions by voice.
While voice task entry has been available for quite some time via both the main application and the widgets,
many users requested a more compact user interface element for this crucial function. It's available
That's not all. Through January 3, 2012 ActionComplete for Android can be purchased from Android Market
for $1.99. This is 60% off regular price.
There's even more. During the same period - through January 3, 2012 - you can purchase or renew your annual subscription to
ActionComplete for Web for $14.99. If you are
wondering, this is $5 off the regular price. To redeem the offer please use Google
Checkout and apply coupon code holidays2011.
The application is now called ActionComplete Task & To-Do.
Translations to Croatian, German, Norwegian,
Russian, and Spanish are updated courtesy of Nikola Radunović, Thomas
Pauli, Thomas Kjemperud, Alexander Sidorenko, and Antonio Tabasco Cabezas, respectively.
For a limited time ActionComplete Task & To-Do is available for $1.99. That's 60%
off regular price.
Happy Thanksgiving from ActionComplete! Please eat & drink responsibly
and drive safely.
October 2011 release of the GTD-based task manager improves the integration between ActionComplete for Web and ActionComplete for Android via
real-time task synchronization. It also adds one more integration point with Google services -
Google Places API is now used to support ActionComplete Vicinity view displaying tasks that can be
completed in the proximity of the user's physical location.
Real-time sync nearly instantly reflects updates made in AC for Web on up to five Android devices
running AC for Android. Updates made in AC for Android appear within a few seconds in up to five browsers running AC
Vicinity view in ActionComplete for Android is now based on Google Places API.
The vicinity view shows tasks that can be accomplished at a location close to the user's whereabouts. From there the
user can tap the location to get to its Google Places listing.
A user can leverage "private" places such as "Home" or "Work" by providing geographical
coordinates (latitude and longitude) of the corresponding location. Tapping it will bring up a Google Map centered
on the location.
ActionComplete for Web meets the fall with a major feature
update - Google Docs attachments. Integration with Google Calendar is now more intuitive and
You can create Google Docs attachments in several ways: via Attachments tab on new/edit task form, via email, and by
typing a long note.
Attachments tab allows you to link a task to up to five Google Docs files. The files can be
documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and any other files created in or uploaded to Google Docs.
Another way to link a task to a Google Docs document is to email the task to your ActionComplete email address. If
the body of the email is longer than 300 characters ActionComplete automatically creates an attachment and links it
to the new task.
ActionComplete now allows long notes. If a note is more than 300 characters long it is automatically
converted to a Google Docs document that is attached to the task being created or modified.
You can now choose your Google Calendar calendars to be displayed in ActionComplete via a user-friendly Options
dialog. The selected calendars preserve their native colors for easy identification.
New Convert button allows for easy conversion of a task to a different type
(Action/Wait/Project/Idea). The same effect can be achieved by dragging and dropping the task as needed.
Attachments can be created in AC for Web only. However you can view them on your phone if you update your AC
for Android to version 1.5.0 currently available at Android Market.
To access the new features described above please force-refresh (Ctrl-F5 or similar) ActionComplete page in your
The new release of ActionComplete product family introduces a number of changes exisitng users of ActionComplete
might want to know about.
The free edition of ActionComplete for Web does no longer accept new users. Existing users can continue using the
application through September 30, 2011, at which point it will be disabled.
We made the final decision regarding the free version of ActionComplete for Android. It'll be unpublished from the
market on or around September 30, 2011. Existing users will be able to use the application indefinitely but the sync
with ActionComplete for Web will not be guaranteed to work.
For new users ActionComplete Pro for Web now comes with 7-day access license. This should give a person enough time
to evaluate the product and arrive to a purchasing decision.
From now on we are going to start using a simplified naming/branding: ActionComplete for Web and ActionComplete for
Android. These names will refer to the paid versions of the applications. Once the free applications are phased out
the new branding will be consistently implemented across all ActionComplete properties.
ActionComplete for Web has just received a major feature
update. Now the web application handles recurring tasks and sports full-fledged email integration.
A user can create a task that repeats every specified number of days, on particular days of the week, or on a chosen
day of the month. The recurrence can be unlimited or have a specified end date. A popup or email reminder can be
automatically setup for every new occurrence of the task.
Email integration comprises several nifty features: email reminders, Nag me (TM) reminders, sending tasks to
ActionComplete via email, and checking off tasks by email.
Email reminders are sent out at the time specified by the user. An email reminder is a vehicle that can be used to
check off the corresponding task. It's as simple as replying to the reminder, typing the word "done" in
the body, and hitting Send button.
Nag me (TM) is a smart opt-in email reminder system that automatically notifies a user about the tasks that haven't
been touched for 30 days or more. Nag me (TM) is yet one more effective way to make sure nothing falls through the
It's easy to send tasks to ActionComplete via email. Every user has a special ActionComplete email address that can
be used to send in new tasks and check off existing tasks. The details of setting up and using email integration
features are described in the user
ActionComplete for Web is sold for $19.99/year. When a user
first signs in to the application, he/she is issued a license that allows access to the full product for 7 days.
Over the past 2 years ActionComplete family grew steadily to become four products that it is now: ActionComplete
for Android, ActionComplete for Web, ActionComplete Pro for Web, and ActionComplete Pro for Android.
All this time the swift and comprehensive support has been the hallmark of ActionComplete. The complex nature
of ActionComplete products lead us to believe that the users of both free and premium products are equally eligible
to technical support. However as the product family has been growing, the support and maitenance started chipping
away too many precious cycles that could have been spent for advancing the products otherwise.
After careful consideration we decided to retire all free ActionComplete products on September 30,
2011. These include ActionComplete for Web, ActionComplete for Android, and ActionComplete
Retro for Android. ActionCompete for Web will be deactivated and ActionComplete for
Android and ActionComplete Retro for Android will be removed from Android Market and other marketplaces on or soon
after October 1, 2011.
The new strategy will allow ActionComplete LLC to focus the efforts on its existing premium offers - ActionComplete
Pro for Web and ActionComplete Pro for Android - as well as to speed up the
development of new premium products.
If you use one of the products that are being retired you should consider either migrating to the corresponding
premium product (ActionComplete Pro for Web and/or ActionComplete Pro for Android) or moving on to another task
At this time the support and maintenance policy of all ActionComplete products stays
unchanged. Please stay tuned for further announcements.
ActionComplete LLC announces a minor release of ActionComplete product family.
In this release:
Show Tasks Without Due Date option for better management of
urgency-based tasks. Those familiar with GTD tickler file concept will welcome the new ActionComplete dynamic
duo: Show Tasks Without Due Date option and the filter on due
date. The tandem shoots at the same goal as the tickler file - to remove non-actionable tasks from
view until they become actionable. Due date filter cuts off the future tasks while Show Tasks
Without Due Date option retains the tasks with no due date that are usually treated as ASAP tasks. Show
Tasks Without Due Date option is available via View menu in ActionComplete for Web
and via the filter screen in ActionComplete for Android.
More translations. ActionComplete for Web is now available in 7 languages: English,
German (Thomas Pauli), Norwegian (Thomas Kjemperud), Swedish (Patrik
Larsson), Russian (Alexander Sidorenko), Croatian (Nikola Radunović), and
French (Aurélien Truco-Gallucci). ActionComplete for Android is now available in 5
languages: English, German (Thomas Pauli), Norwegian (Thomas
Kjemperud), Russian (Alexander Sidorenko), and Croatian (Nikola Radunović).
To access the new release on the web just refresh ActionComplete page in your browser.
To access the new release on your phone install or update ActionComplete or ActionComplete Pro from Android
Market. Before updating ActionComplete on your phone you might want to backup your tasks by syncing
them to the cloud and/or by exporting them to your phone SD card (ActionComplete Pro only).
ActionComplete family now consists of four different products: ActionComplete for Web,
ActionComplete Pro for Web, ActionComplete for Android, and ActionComplete Pro for Android. The fifth member of the
family - the venerable "old" ActionComplete for Android, which is now called ActionComplete Retro - is
scheduled for retirement and is no longer supported.
If you started using ActionComplete before the big bang and
did not care to follow the news at ActionComplete Facebook page, Twitter account, and Google group, the realization that ActionComplete
on your phone no longer syncs with ActionComplete on the web came to you suddenly and unexpectedly.
The directions below will get you back on track.
The change on the web is transparent. If something doesn't appear to work as it should you might
want to clear your browser cache and force-refresh ActionComplete page (Ctrl-F5 in Firefox).
To transition to new ActionComplete on your Android phone you need to perform a few steps*:
If you have all your data synchronized with the web or the unsynchronized data is not valuable, proceed to step
2. Otherwise migrate your unsynchronized data:
Start ActionComplete, go to Preferences, select Sync With as needed, and back
out all the way to home screen.
Restart ActionComplete. You should see Checking license... followed by Initializing
communication link with... messages. After that you should see the dashboard.
Initiate the sync. If the sync succeeds you are done.
If the sync fails, reboot your phone by turning it off and then on.
Initiate the sync up to three times.
If after the third attempt you still get Sync failed popup dialog, install Log Collector from
Android Market and email the log after the failed sync to ActionComplete support (support at actioncomplete dot
You are ready to sail the seas. Don't hesitate to contact ActionComplete support should you feel any turbulence
while in your journey.
* New ActionComplete and ActionComplete Pro both require Android 2.2. If your phone runs a prior version of Android
your options are:
Check if an Android update is available for your phone and apply it if it is.
If you plan to upgrade your phone reasonably soon you can gap the bridge by running the special release of
ActionCompete described above at your own risk. It syncs with the web retro-style. You can continue using the
old token/secret or request a new one. You can't generate the credentials on the web anymore.
If neither option above works for you, you can export your tasks from ActionComplete and move on to another task
manager. If you are a user of AC Pro for Web you can request a refund of your purchase.
ActionComplete family of productivity applications based on David Allen's GTD methodology just grew
larger with the addition of ActionComplete Pro for Android - a commercial version of the popular
ActionComplete application for Android phones.
At the same time the free version of ActionComplete for Android has been overhauled and both commercial and free web
versions of ActionComplete have received major updates.
At the core of ActionComplete is management of four types of tasks: Actions (next actions in GTD
parlance), Waits (Waiting for), Projects, and Ideas (Someday/Maybe).
The tasks can be assigned three types of metadata: tags, people, and
places. Together the metadata form a context that can be easily filtered upon.
People are Google Contacts and the contact record linked to a task can be readily accessed right
from ActionComplete applications for Android phones.
Places in ActionComplete allow to attach location context to the tasks. Vicinity view available in
ActionComplete applications for Android shows the tasks that can be done nearby and suggests
geographical features with names similar to ActionComplete place names. E.g. if there are tasks linked to places
"WalMart" and "Starbucks" the Vicinity view will show all nearby WalMarts and
Starbucks. From there one can view the Google map of a particular location and use a wide array of functions
provided by Google Maps such as GPS-based navigation and user reviews.
ActionComplete web apps are rich Internet applications. They provide sophisticated user interface
characteristic of desktop applications while being available via a browser from any Internet-connected computer,
notebook, netbook, or tablet.
ActionComplete 2 web applications sport a menu-based user interface and add a number of new features
such as export/import to/from comma-separated values (CSV) files and export to
printer-friendly HTML format that can be used for printing and reports.
The free version of ActionComplete for
Web supports the core functionality of ActionComplete. The commercial
version of ActionComplete for Web, known as ActionComplete Pro for Web, adds a few essential elements. It's
ad-free and all-HTTPS for better web traffic security. The commercial version has the integrated view of Google
Calendar for better visibility of the "hard landscape", which is a GTD term for tasks that
should be done at a particular day or time of the day. Also specific to the paid version are 2-column dashboard
layout and export to printer-friendly HTML. ActionComplete Pro for Web
ActionComplete applications for Android provide ActionComplete functionality on the go. They
leverage a number of smartphone hardware features, such as location awareness and voice
input, to enrich the users experience and provide unique application features.
The Vicinity view described above is available in both free and paid versions of ActionComplete for
In addition to that ActionComplete Pro for Android supports voice entry for tasks. ActionComplete
not only allows one to say the task name. It also understands places, due dates, and reminder times.
E.g. saying "paper towels at walmart or target" will produce a task "paper towels" and link it
to places "walmart" and "target" creating them as needed. One can also say something like "call
john on March 5 at 1430". That will create a task "call john", assign it due date of March 5, and
create a reminder on March 5 at 2:30PM.
ActionComplete Pro for Android comes with a configurable widget that can be setup to show Actions,
Waits, Projects, or Ideas. The widget allows the same operations as the main application right from the phone home
Both ActionComplete Android applications can seamlessly synchronize with both ActionComplete web
applications so a user can choose a combination of free and/or paid application on their phone and the web that
works best for him or her.
About ActionComplete LLC
ActionComplete LLC develops and markets ActionComplete suite of GTD-based productivity applications for Android
smartphones and the web. ActionComplete LLC is based in Centreville, VA.
The feature is implemented as export to a printer-friendly HTML page. You can generate either
Summary or Detail report. A summary report lists the names of the tasks only. A
detail report lists all the data for every task in scope, which means it can get quite lengthy.
As with CSV export you can choose to export either all tasks or just the tasks
visible on the dashboard as well as specify whether to report on all types of
tasks or on a specific one.
The tasks are sorted according to the currently active sort order, which you can select per task
type in the dashboard.
Force-refreshing (Ctrl-F5 or similar) your browser window should be enough to get the printing feature
The recenlty deployed version of AC for Web Pro marks the fist milestone of what will be known as AC for Web Pro
New and noteworthy in this version:
Redesigned user interface. True to its vision, AC for Web Pro became more like your
regular desktop application. The newly introduced menu bar is the central access point for
features and functions that used to be scattered around the header, footer, and various pages and sections. You
should find the new interface very intuitive and a new video walkthrough will be available soon.
Export and import functions allow you to backup and restore your data, switch to a different
Google account, or move in and out of ActionComplete. You can export either all or just visible tasks (scope:
All or Visible) and choose the type of tasks to export
(type: All, Actions, Waits, Projects,
Pending). Currently the only export format is CSV (comma-separated
values). You can open the CSV file exported out of AC for Web Pro with Microsoft Excel,
upload it to Google Spreadsheets, or use a text editor of your choice to view and edit the
file. AC for Web user manual will be updated with the details of the exported file format shortly.
A custom internationalization framework was built from ground up to bypass the limitations of
underlying technologies and frameworks. Now AC for Web Pro can be translated into as many languages as desired.
If you are interested in participating in ActionComplete internationalization please email the support.
To get all the goodness described above - if you are an AC for Web Pro user that is - the only thing you need to do
is to refresh your browser window.
A text box has been added alongside the slider to fine-tune a task weight. The changes
to the text box are reflected in the slider when the focus shifts away from the text box. It's however the
content of the text box that matters when you save a task - you don't have to have the slider
control up to date before you tap the save button.
Confirm exit preference, disabled by default, allows you to get a confirmation dialog on exit. You
might want to enable this preference to prevent accidental exits from the application.