New HomeSpot Features

I’m very happy to announce a new feature release of HomeSpot has been rolled out.  100% of the new features included in this release were taken from suggestions from our users.  Here are a few of the included items.

Delete a Space – You can now remove a Space from your home.  Be aware that all subordinate information such as projects, facts and maintenance items for that Space will also be removed.

Date Formatting – While not comprehensive, our European users will appreciate the ability to select DD/MM/YYYY as their preferred date format.  This setting is found on the My Account page.

iCal feed – You can now subscribe to an iCal feed of your HomeSpot reminder and project calendar.  Using this feed will allow you to have your HomeSpot reminders be displayed in your Google calendar, Outlook, Apple iCal, or any other calendar app that supports viewing iCal feeds.  This setting is found on the Reminders tab on the My Account page.

Improved UI – We made several changes to the HomeSpot user interface, most notably rearranging the Edit views for Projects, Reminders and Facts.  We also improved some feedback messages, icons, and other behaviors.

While these are all things we’ve added, there are a few items we took away.

Removed Banner Ads – For the time being, we’ve suspended our banner ad placement while we work on an upcoming feature called the HomeSpot Marketplace.

Removed the Shopping List page – We’re not abandoning this concept altogether, but we realized there was some overlap with the Weekend Planner, and frankly, the Shopping List page left a lot to be desired.  We’ll be working with our user community to refine the shopping page and reintroduce it in a future release.

I think that about covers it.  Please keep making suggestions for how we can continue to improve HomeSpot and make organizing, managing and maintaining your home even easier.

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Derek Smith

Derek is the co-founder of HomeSpot HQ, and uses it to manage the seemingly never-ending list of projects and maintenance tasks around his suburban home.