Well, it’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally got some screenshots to show.  Before we show them to you, though, a few things to know:

  • These are actual, live screenshots, not simply mockups.  The data is live and clickable.
  • These are not complete!  This is round one.  I’d call these about 80-85% done at this point.  They’re not pixel-perfect, some of our test data is still in there, etc.  But barring any major problems or amazing suggestions in the feedback, the final screens will look pretty much like they are shown here.
  • That said, we absolutely want your feedback on anything and everything.  We can’t promise to fit all suggestions or complaints into the final screens, but we’ll take everything under advisement.  That’s why we’ve adopted such an open design and development process.

  We have five screenshots to share in this first round.  Each will be presented in a separate blog post (links below) in order to keep things focused.

  1. User Profile Screen and User Notes:  This one is first because it shows and explains most of the “common” elements on the screen.  It also shows the support for rich-text notes about a person.
  2. User Tree: Shows the “Tree” tab of the user profile with a pedigree chart.  There’s a lot going on here, so lots of notes to explain everything.
  3. Timeline:  Shows our current implementation of the Timeline view of events within a user’s lifetime.
  4. Tags: Shows and explains the concept of tags and how they can be used to associate people, places and events together in an ad-hoc manner
  5. To-Do List: [this post] Shows the implementation of a task list for work to be done related to an individual person.




A pretty straightforward To-Do List:

A: The different actions you can take – Delete, Mark Complete or Edit

B: The text of the to-do item itself

C: You can associate a due date with a task, though it is not required.  Origins can remind you as tasks are coming due. 

D: Any tags associated with the to-do item.  These are not required, but can be useful for organizing your research.  See the Tags screenshot for more information.

All columns except Actions are sortable.  As shown here, to-do items can be associated with a person, but can also be associated with an Event, Location, Source, File, etc.  Just about anything in Origins.  To-Dos can be rolled up to a consolidated list at multiple levels – Tag, Surname, etc., or all the way up to one master list of all to-do items in your data.

That’s the To-Do list.  What do you think?  We’d love to hear your thoughts or any ideas you have in the comments.


Dave & Lil