An Entry A Day … um … Is Keeping Me Pretty Busy

Today is the day to start getting your input on a major new feature for GiftttDy. Currently, there are two ‘modes’ for putting your social networking and other online posts into Day One: single and digest. Single mode creates a Day One entry for every post you make. So, every tweet, pin, status, photo, etc. becomes a separate entry. Some of you like this mode and in some cases, it’s the only mode that works (e.g., downloaded photos). However, many people requested a feature to have all posts of a given type combined in one entry (e.g., all Tweets in one, all pins in another, etc.). Thus, digest mode was born.

But, did that make you all happy? Noooooo! Some of you wanted MORE! Well, okay, it’s not a big deal. I’ve told many of you that I enjoy doing this and I love hearing your feedback and requests. As long as you don’t mind that I don’t always have time to make changes very quickly.

Anyhoo…

The new request was to create a daily mode. This mode takes anything you want to send through GiftttDy to Day One for a single day and puts it into one chronological entry. As with digest mode, there is a limit to how much data can go into a single entry, so if you post a lot, GiftttDy may create additional daily entries. Still, this will greatly reduce the clutter of multiple entries. The other restriction is that daily mode won’t list the time of each post that shows up in the daily entry. It could be done, but requires quite a bit of additional coding that I don’t have time for right now.

But, before this goes live, I need your input. I’ve been playing around with options for presenting they posts in the daily entry. I’d love to hear any ideas about how this could look. Here’s a screenshot of the current prototype. Please let me know your suggestions in the comments below.

Daily Mode Sample