Thinking Of Adding New Features For My Tool, Need Your Suggestions! 🤔

Top of the morning guys! ☀️

The latest google calendar integration to my productivity tool Brutask got a great response from the users plus it has made meeting management a whole lot easier for my team too!


Yesterday I was working with my team to brainstorm new feature additions for the coming weeks. So, I decided to run a short survey with you guys to find out what other features might help out the community.

Here are some of the features ideas we could come up with -

1. Slack Integration
One-way integration where slack will notify about all the tasks listed inside your daily Brutask to-do list.

2. Progressive Web App
A lot of users suggested the idea of a mobile app but since we don't have the resources for an android/iOS app yet, we thought of making a web-based progressive app

3. Walkie-Talkie Chat For Team
This feature will help teams to communicate with each other directly inside the Brutask dashboard, through a walkie-talkie button.

I am eager to know what you guys think, so it would mean a lot if you can vote for the feature below. ✅

If you have any new feature ideas or any modification to those existing ideas, please do comment them down below! I would love to see if I can get them integrated into the tool. 👇

Siddhita ❤️

P.S - If you want to learn about new brainstorming methods for your product too, you can check out this article. My team uses this very framework to strike new ideas!

Which feature would be best addition to Brutask?
  1. Slack Integration
  2. Progressive Web App
  3. Brutask Walkie-Talkie
  4. None
  5. Some other idea I'll add in the comments!
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    Do you not think it would make more sense to ask the Users? If they are using it then they should be the people who build out your product roadmap. They will have likes and dislikes or general usage feedback, whereas, people responding in here will just suggest anything to sound helpful.

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      I agree with @Melomal - if you've got active users, ask them for feedback. You could throw up a public feedback portal and let anyone give you product feedback or add your ideas, with a bit more detail like here and let people discuss and vote on them. Remember: the discussion is more important than the vote count. You should drill down into the why!

      Hint: You can now do exactly this with Noora (https://noorahq.com). Just create a board and set it so only your team can add new posts. Then get your users to comment and vote.

      1. 2

        @glenn @Melomal Thanks for commenting guys! Yes, I do think that you are making sense on this for sure. A problem that's happening is I tried doing this once before to collect feedback but didn't get very good results. Few people are actually sharing their opinions.

        Can you guys suggest any potential ideas on how I can get them to share it? Maybe any approach strategy I can execute?

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          I'll admit that getting feedback of value from users is like drawing blood from a stone. Sometimes a simple NPS widget at the bottom of the screen can help, however, it doesn't really provide too much info with a small user base.

          Another idea would be an incentive such as an Amazon voucher etc but again the incentive doesn't correlate to useful or meaningful answers. All that I can say is that you just need to get onto a phone call which generally works better than emails or note systems.

          It's a tough activity, no different to selling your product, and it requires a lot of perseverance.

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            I will give phone calling an actual try @Melomal! The only issue is that most of them are international users. But what if I offer them some incentive in exchange for a small focus interview?

            Do you think that will work?

            1. 1

              This may work but incentives generally skew the results. People just want to get through the process and get their reward. Some will be genuine but most have no time in the day to respond. Amazon vouchers are always useful especially for international customers, you could try that and iterate based on the response.

              Genuine responses are hands down one of the most trickest things about getting feedback.

  2. 4

    Hey Siddhita, congrats on Brutask evolution! I think Slack integration makes sense. It will bring you more people and give more value to your product. 👍

    1. 2

      Feeling the same about it @Calista110! Thanks for sharing your thought!

  3. 2

    Ideally you can use your higher-level product/business strategy to help inform this as well. If you're focused on growing your user base right now then which of these is blocking people from signing up/activating? If you're focused on increasing usage of the product then which of these has the best chance of driving that?

    1. 1

      Thanks for sharing that thought process @jshcrnls! Interesting thought. I will try to run another survey and see what's blocking people from using the app too. Do you think I should talk to cold, focus groups who aren't users or to the existing user base?

  4. 1

    Have you spoke to any customers yet?

    Perhaps they know the problems and new features feasibility in their own terms?

    Would be great to read your next write up about this. Keep it up!

    1. 1

      I tried running surveys @felix12777! Turns out people love weekly planning, I actually did a post about it too!

  5. 1

    hey Siddhita, I posted you the other day about pricing - basically, why is Brutask free? It looks amazing so I am curious why you are not looking to monetise?

    1. 1

      That's actually a very good question @steveprocter! Actually one of the biggest visions I had for Brutask was to solely help other people and teams improve their productivity. Currently I am not planning to monetize it because I feel that the purpose of helping people is getting satisfied.

      However, in the future, to break even the costs and keep this running, I might consider having a small subscription costs.

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        brilliant! keep up the excellent offering. and yeah when you need to cover costs maybe just go for the donations model.

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    Slack integration sounds great. I'd wait with PWA, maybe it will make more sense to wait and build a mobile app instead.

    1. 1

      Okay that makes sense too. I might take some time to gather the resources to build the app but it would be lot of easier to access perhaps.

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