Since the launch of Elisi, one feature that has been requested most often by our users is a monthly calendar view.
Initially we didn’t include a monthly view because we felt the weekly granularity provided a good balance between an overview and an actionable to-do list. However, customer feedback clearly indicated that a monthly calendar is needed by many of our users, and is better for planning the far future than a weekly view.
Designing the monthly view presented its share of difficulties, from both UI and technical viewpoints. There was the challenge of keeping the UI clean while still being functional; with a monthly view it is surprisingly easy to put too many things on the screen and lose focus. The technical challenge is how to optimize performance when suddenly Elisi had to show much more information than in a weekly view.
After several iterations and many weeks of internal testing, we are releasing the monthly view for everyone, starting today.
We hope you like Elisi’s interpretation of a monthly view. Please give it a try and tell us what you think.