Sync tests are in full progress

The sync service of Sorting Thoughts is in the final development stage and sync tests are in full progress….

I hope the first open beta version comes very soon.

The trouble is, you think you have time.

“The trouble is, you think you have time” – Buddha
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My Next Milestones for the iOS version of Sorting Thoughts (updated forecast)

  • I. Start app beta tests (Dec 2013)
  • II. Start sync service (Jan 2014)
  • III. App release (Feb 2014)

Preview: ST for iOS

Sorting Thoughts for iOS

So, it’s finally time to announce some news about the upcoming iOS version of Sorting Thoughts.
After a long phase of finding out the best and practical way to realize the sync feature on iOS and Android, I’m now deeply involved in the development of the iOS app. After the introducing of iOS 7 some weeks ago, I changed my plans a little bit and decided that the app will be used some must-have features of iOS 7. This means also that the app will not support iOS 6 or iOS 5. But iOS 7 works perfectly together with my app concept.

The screenshots below show a first impression of the app. You can see the thought list with tags and trash section on the left side. The screen in the middle shows a standard thought with editable text content. And on the right side, you can see the organization of sub thoughts – in this example three milestone event thoughts.

First screenshots of ST for iOS

Sorting Thought for iOS

This features are already done:

  • Handling of multiple thought collections
  • Thought content editor
  • Different thought types: standard, project, task and event thoughts
  • Thought tagging
  • Thought name color marker
  • Create sub thoughts

My Next Milestones (forecast)

  • I. Start app beta tests (Aug 2013)
  • II. Start sync service (Sep 2013)
  • III. App release (Nov 2013)

There’s still a lot to be done. But I hope my forecast will come true. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me.

Save 25% until 2013-01-10

The special birthday discount is extended: 25% off until 2013-01-10.

You can use the 25% discount by buying Sorting Thoughts on the MacPromo site until 2013-01-10. The activation code is also valid for the MS Windows version.

>> 25% off until 2013-01-10! <<

Happy Birthday! 50% off

Happy Birthday Sorting Thoughts – You’re two years old now! It’s fantastic to see so many users around the world, which using you to sort their thoughts. In just two years, you grow up with new features like file attachments, Gantt charts and import/export capability to a great universal knowledge and self-management tool. I’m expectantly awaiting the next updates and an iOS version :-)

In cooperation with I will celebrate this birthday with a huge discount of 50% today. You can use this discount by buying Sorting Thoughts on the MacPromo site today (2012-12-26). Btw, the activation code is also valid for the MS Windows version.

>> 50% discount only today! <<

Check out the Sorting Thoughts screencast of Mac Update Promo on

Now on Pinterest

Sorting Thoughts is now on Pinterest!

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web, and I’ve already got a few pinboards up for you to check out!
Browsing pinboards is a fun and visual way to discover new things, head over to Pinterest now to see my collections.

Sorting Thoughts 1.4.0 update available now

The seventh update of Sorting Thoughts is available now – start the download here. Version 1.4.0 contains beside some bugfixes and improvements also two new productivity features:

New Features

Shortcut to complete tasks and projects
complete project thought
Now it is possible to change the task and project state without open a task or project thought. You can simple change the state via context menu in the thought tree. And the best, it is also possible to complete all sub tasks of a project or task with only one click.

Shortcut to create a diary thought name

If you write a diary, your thought names contains often the current date. And it can be very boring to write a diary by starting with typing the current date. Nevermore! Now you can simple insert the current date at the creation dialog of a new thought with one click on the new calendar icon.



Up to 10 backup cycles
With the new version you can define the backup cylces of Sorting Thoughts in the preference view – up to 10 backup cycles are possible now.

More privacy
This is only interesting for new users: I have modified the trial code request procedure. Now, it is not more neccessary to enter a valid email address to get a trial activation code.
If you want test “Sorting Thoughts”, you must only answer three little questions: Free 30-day test drive

Many thanks again for all your suggestions, bug reports, kudos and reviews – that helps a lot to make Sorting Thoughts better.
Thank you very much!

Update notes

This update is recommended for all users of the desktop version. To update you must only download the new version (for MS Windows or Mac OS X) and install as usual. The installation will overwrite the existing version of Sorting Thoughts. All your settings and thought collections will survive. Please ensure that no thought collection is saved in the program folder. All changes of version 1.4.0 are listed in the change log.