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Version 0.3 Releasing This Week!

We're nearly done with the development of version 0.3, which is mainly a bunch of improvements for each of the existing features. 

Notes now has a new interface and you can save all your notes in a file, apart from viewing all your notes in a single window rather than multiple different ones.

CompLock steals the spotlight in this version, with a major update. CompLock now includes "work cycles". A work cycle is basically composed of a work period where the computer is CompLocked, and a break period. You can specify the durations of the work and the break periods, and also the number of cycles. There are also preset options, which have been used by experts themselves.

The Flash Cards now gives more statistics about your learning progress after each session.

We're also adding a new feature to help you with your morning exercise. The exercise given has been scientifically proven to be the most effective, and it lasts just 8 minutes :) 

Productivity 0.3 will also be fully portable, so instead of a setup file you'll simply receive a portable version of the app itself in the download, and this will cut down the download size to around 25 MB, just over half the download size of the previous version.

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