Obviously the public forum is a difficult place to divulge in depth company information or discuss sensitive topics, but I would like to try and address some concern that has been building over the months since joining smarttask.
To get the point, I see that the pace of development and innovation is much lower than equivalent products. I don’t like to make comparisons, but no doubt, many users have come from similar platforms such as trello, clickup, asana, etc and to start with, these platforms are already more mature, and fully formed in terms of how they work. I’m sure like many, I saw smarttask as an option that offered the simplicity of trello but with a more comprehensive feature set that made it a more powerful solution, which is why I committed and made the switch.
6 months in and very little has evolved, the mobile app (which is useless to me because I can not use @ to mention who the message is for) has not been updated since January and the product roadmap (hosted on notion - https://www.notion.so/SmartTask-Updates-08958bf6740a464c9477c13dd4aa5267) that used to get regular monthly updates has also gone quiet since January.
I really want this platform to be great, I think it has such huge potential, but its honestly hard for me to recommend it to others because it feels like a beta program, so many things are frustrating in the way they work and some things are just outright broken. My bigger concern now is my sense that momentum has been lost and we are moving into a holding pattern rather than a product that has active and focused development. I don’t mind putting up with minor issue and continuing to share ideas, but it would be nice to know it’s not all in vain.
Can the developers explain why things have gone a bit quiet and maybe provide some more up to date road maps on when and what features are planned, timeframes etc ?
Bottom line, this forum is a great place to give feedback, but it would be more effective if it was in conjunction with an active roadmap and planned features timeline and perhaps some regular updates (like most of the other platform do) on what is actually being done.