FWIW, I can assure you there’s never been a company as fair and decently motivated as Beeminder. I’m a hardened cynic so it has taken me a few years to internalize that this is a company unlike most others, so I don’t blame you
Worst case here is you get confused by the new UI, derail, and then email them saying the new UI confused you. You won’t be charged any money.
Ugh. Sorry, I figured out that I could hit the arrows. I wish they would remain maximized each time I return to the page. Hope this new design does what you’re hoping for and makes it easier for new people!
Thanks for the feedback @Benjamin! That actually makes a lot of sense, so the goal and dashboard now default to showing the countdown format rather than the calendar format. Hopefully that clears up any doubts about our intentions
You can still click the text to toggle between the two, and it should remember which one you’ve toggled to.
And @jeanneerin - right now it only remembers whether you’ve toggled the expand/collapse all arrow at the top, but it will soon remember which individual goals are open. A couple people have mentioned that would be useful. And I’m still trying to think of a way to have the data entry show up even in the collapsed mode, there’s just not a ton of room to work with but I’ll keep trying different ideas, since I really did like that aspect too. Thanks for speaking up!
You can click your username, or your name next to your avatar, or even usually the back button. That’s valuable for us to know, though, that those small links weren’t so obvious!
Did you notice you can click the black hexagon (er, well, if you’re on Firefox those don’t show up as hexagons – we’re working on that!) to expand all of them.?
We talked about that a fair bit. I’m personally a big fan of the live countdown but some people find it distracting and less confusing to just see the time of day / date. Having it toggle felt like the best of both worlds but you may have just convinced us that it should default to the countdown version.
Thanks so much for the feedback! And especially thanks to @drtall for the kind words!