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.