I’m very excited to announce that we have an all new Windows and Mac app launching today!
Our existing desktop apps have grown a little long in the tooth. The technology platform they were built on is outdated, and it took us too long to develop new features relative to our mobile apps.
Because of that, we decided to bite the bullet and modernize our desktop apps over the last few months. The result is a much faster, more capable, and stable app!
When we launched our Calendar on the TrainerRoad website, we got a lot of feedback that users wanted all the Calendar functions in the apps.
We’ve now built in the ability to add/edit/delete workouts (swim, bike, run, other), rides, annotations, and training plans directly in the desktop app.
Note: The only thing we’re missing is the “grid” view of your Calendar. That’s about 80% of the way there, and we are using it in internal builds. It still has some bugs that we are smoothing out before we release it to everyone.
You can now add training plans and re-arrange the days; just like you can online.
It’s also easier to find variations and schedule them on your Calendar. Just drill in, click schedule, and you’re off to the races!
Keyboard Shortcuts are Back!
We’ve had varying support for keyboard shortcuts in our desktop apps, but now they are back!
Up/Down arrows - Change intensity
M key - Switch trainer modes
Left/Right arrows while in Standard mode - Increase/Decrease resistance
You can also type in to change the intensity, or hold down the up/down or mouse button to change a lot at a time.
You have the option to turn on workout stats while you’re working out. We’ve had this on the mobile app for a while, and it’s a big hit.
Our app text supports the languages below. We’re working on getting workout descriptions, goals, and instructions translated.
- Spanish (Spain)
- Spanish (Latin America)
- Simplified Chinese
Coming in the next few weeks:
- Portuguese (Portugal)
- Portuguese (Brazil)
- Traditional Chinese
Better Duration Filters
We’ve also updated our duration filters to make it more intuitive. We’ve now got standard time buckets when trying to find the right workout. Before it was confusing with the ranges, we had.
If a workout falls outside of one of these buckets, it will be included into the closest time bucket. For example, a workout that is 1:01 long will be included in the 1:00 bucket.
And Lots More!
We’ve made around 100 other minor improvements that we think you’ll love when you use the app. It feels much faster, fluid, and modern.
Download the Beta
Although we’ve tested this app a lot, we still need more rides! If you’d like to download the beta, please go here:
We’re going to try a new bug reporting method. We’ll have a thread that’s dedicated only to Desktop Beta bugs. If you experience a bug, please report it in this thread:
We’ll keep the top post in that thread updated with known bugs, what we’re working on and what’s fixed.
We’ll also have dedicated support agents in that thread responding to everyone and keeping everyone updated.
Ask them here and we’ll respond!