How to use the Magic bar – a brief guide

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The Magic bar lets you search for, create and assign tasks. The cool part is it can recognize dates using natural language, project names, and email contacts. It also triggers when you type anywhere on the screen. This means you can create, search and assign tasks with due dates in seconds, without even touching the mouse. In this brief guide, you’ll find tips for using the Magic bar. Continue reading

9 Ways to Make Your Day More Productive

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You can make your day more productive using simple techniques.

They relate to effective prioritization, self-motivation and the ability to focus.

These are transferable skills that are simple to learn but difficult to master. In a workplace filled with distractions, they’ve never been more important. In this post, I’ll provide you with the daily “drills” you need to master them. If applied, you’ll get an almost immediate boost in productivity. The good news is the following techniques will help sustain it too. Continue reading

How to use Sendtask with the GTD Methodology

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I used to put off things until the very last minute until I came across David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD). This book started a powerful movement among busy executives. It has been bringing structure to an otherwise chaotic world since it’s original launch in 2001.

The simple formula of capturing everything into an “inbox” and organizing it with a set of rules can do wonders for your work and personal life. Once you clear your mind by exporting your thoughts elsewhere, you’re free to enjoy the present without stress or worry.

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably familiar with the GTD methodology. If you’re not familiar with it, you will find the basics here but I would encourage you to go and check out the book anyway.

This article will show you how I complement the GTD method with Sendtask. I believe the right tools can amplify your results. Therefore, I will present my approach but you should experiment with your own system too. Here’s the step-by-step process you can use to manage tasks in Sendtask as it relates to the GTD method: Continue reading

Getting started with Sendtask

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This guide will provide you with a description of how Sendtask works. By the time you finish reading, you will know how to use all the basic features from creating a task to assigning it to a team member or anyone else. Continue reading

How to use Sendtask with email

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In this guide, you will find out how to use Sendtask with email. We’ll go through the process one step at a time, using our friend Bob’s workflow as an example.

Bob is a busy guy. He runs several personal and work projects at any given time. In order to organize and keep track of everything, he uses sendtask.io.

Bob starts a normal day by opening his email account. He sees a number of things he needs to do or delegate to his team. Instead of transferring everything into another software and losing time, he starts clearing off tasks as new emails come in. Here’s how you can do the same:

Step 1: Start creating an email and enter your recipient’s address in the recipient field

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How to add due dates using email

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You can set any date and time as a due date directly from your email when assigning a task. All you need to do is add [due_date]@sendtask.io as an additional recipient to the email. Here’s a list of the formats you can use for [due_date]: Continue reading