Don’t let your project management turn into a “death march” by settings unrealistic goals. Take for example projects such as WARSIM which is a U.S. Army simulation which started in the early 90’s, yet 10 years later was still unable to contribute to any Army exercises even though it was being funded throughout. See image below for more details.
hiTask is pleased to announce our latest update. This update includes several changes which will make organizing and managing your time even easier.
Sign in with your Google or Facebook account—From now on you will be able to sign into hiTask using either Google or Facebook.
Synchronize your hiTask calendar with Google Calendar and Google Tasks—the latest hiTask update takes task and project management to the next level by connecting three powerful apps.
Your hiTask tasks and events will automatically appear in Google Calendar. Events you add to Google Calendar will show on your hiTask Calendar. No need to go back and forth between two calendars. All your tasks and events will show on both. When you change tasks on your hiTask dashboard, your Google Tasks will be automatically updated. Changes you make in Google Calendar will appear in hiTask.
As always, hiTask continues to implement new features to bring you the best in task management systems.
Notifications preferences are a very personal thing. Some people want to receive a notification for everything. Some people never want to get a notification. Some people want notifications for comments, but not for item changes. Some want notification in email, and others want them on their mobile device.
Until recently, hiTask notifications have been very “one size fits all,” you either checked the box to have notifications sent, or you didn’t. Now we’re unveiling a new approach to notifications that allows to choose which notifications you do (or don’t) want to receive. You can also choose which notifications you want to receive through your app, and which you will receive through email.
To take advantage of the new notifications options, log into hiTask and go to your account settings. Click on the tab for “Notifications.” Now simply check the appropriate boxes to set up you personalized notification plan!
Manage recurring tasks more easily with improved Repeat option
hiTask has a new way to schedule repeat tasks. The new hiTask repeat feature is extremely flexible. You can set a task to repeat every three days, every other week, once a month, or almost any calendar period you can think of.
As always, create a repeating task. There is now a dropdown menu labeled “Repeat.” Open the dropdown menu and select an interval: daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. But now, a new dropdown menu will appear. This new dropdown menu allows you to modify how often the task repeats: for instance, if you chose daily intervals, you can now set your task to repeat every day, every 3 days, or even every 365 days. Weekly, monthly and yearly intervals have a similarly wide range of options. Finally, the last dropdown menu remains a calendar menu, that lets you set a date for the task to stop repeating on. By default, the task will stop repeating a year from the day it is set to start.
hiTask is committed to bringing you the best possible task management system. We will continue adding features to provide you with more options and improve your experience. Visit our support portal to request additional features.
It is not just a redesign it is much more than that. We put a lot of thought and research into it. We want to get of your way and let you focus on your tasks. Your tasks and your data comes to foreground.
Visually the new style is flat and calm, easier on the eyes even when you have to check on it a few times a day. And we have plans to bring you more different visual themes to choose from.
More news: Color-coded Projects
You can now set colors for projects. This is useful for grouping projects by their priority, context, client or any other attribute.
New: Complete tasks directly in calendar
Complete tasks with just one click in calendar. Easier than before.
New: Search in navigation bar
Search is now always visible in the navigation bar.
New: Search in Archive
Quickly find archived items!
You will notice that hiTask is not lot quicker and snappier than before. It loads faster and uses less memory on your computer.
Synchronize hiTask with calendar on your computer or mobile
You can synchronize your hiTask with calendar apps on your desktop or mobile device!
HiTask provides your calendar feed using industry-standard CalDav protocol. Among applications that support this protocol are Apple Calendar, iOS Calendar (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), Mozilla Thunderbird. MS Outlook does not support this directly but it may be possible using third party add-ons.
To Connect to hiTask calendar user this address: secure.hitask.com/calendar/<username> where <username> is your hiTask account user name. For example if your user name that you use to log in to HiTask is john, calendar address will be secure.hitask.com/calendar/john
You also required to enter your hiTask user name and password.
You can upload files to your hiTask account just by e-mailing them! Sometimes it’s more convenient to forward files by email rather than uploading them.
Your email will be converted to a task or a file depending if there’s any text in the email.
When you send an email without any text in it, the file will be created in your account. If you send an email with text and an attachment, it will be converted to a task with a file attachment, or attachments if there’s more than one file.
Sometimes you need to make more than one person participate in a task. With the hiTask Business account you can do just that. Simply add Participants using select list just below the Assignee. It’s a good idea to keep the primary assignee of a task. It could be that when you remove the primary assignee nobody will be personally responsible for the completion or responsibility of a task.
Add task date, project and tag by typing it in title
HiTask now has features that will speed up your task management and to do list organization.
Specify Date/Time/Project/Tag without clicking.
You can automate certain information when typing in the Task Title field. Dates, times, tags, and projects can all be designated in the Task Title, which means fewer clicks for you!
For example, if you enter “Today 8am” in the Title
Your task will be automatically set to 8am!
You can specify projects and create tags when typing in the Task Title field, which means fewer clicks for you!
Tags:Add the hash mark ‘#’ before a word that you want to associate the task with. Or, if there is not an existing tag, a new one will be made.
And a new tag is automatically created!
Projects: To add a task to an existing project, add the ‘@’ mark and the Project Name within the Task Title.
Record exactly how much time you spent on a task with help of timer. Start timer when you start working on a task and stop when you finished. Time spent will be recorded in your task.
To use timer first enable time tracking for your task:
Now expand the task and click Start timer:
Timer window will appear in menu bar:
it displays hours and minutes in HH:MM format. Initially it will show 00:00, after a minute it will be 00:01 and so on. Blinking colon “:” means that timer is running.
There are some buttons in that window:
Pause: pause timer. Have a break.
Stop button to end the work session. Time spent will be saved and timer window will close.
Complete button to end work session and complete the task. Timer will stop, time spent recorded and task made completed.
You may close the timer window. While timer is running you will always see the time in menu bar:
If you stop time and start again it will start from 00:00. That doesn’t mean that time you spent in previous session is lost. Timer only show time spent in current session. All spent time is added regardless of how many times you start and stop the timer.
While timer is running the time is saved to server every minute. You will not lose recorded time if you accidentally close your browser. Time is also saved when you sign out of HiTask.