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- Planning at Project level vs Task Level
- Sequential Projects & Sub-Tasks
- How to Set up Recurring (Repeating) Tasks
- Viewing Recurring Task Sessions
- Scheduling Long Tasks
- The 21-Day Scheduling Horizon
- Bundling Small Tasks Together
- Using the Due Date vs Plan Date
- Fixed Time Tasks and Pinning Tasks on Calendar
- What are Hot Tasks and Projects?
- The Calendar Heat Map
- Finding a Task on the Calendar
- Planning Tasks that Can’t Start Before a Date or an Event
- Understanding the Focus Feature
- Planning for ‘Someday’
- Sidelining Fixed Events
In the conventional way of scheduling your tasks, you would normally schedule a reminder on a specific day OR at a specific time. And, those who use time-blocking, would schedule the full duration of the task.
In SkedPal, you can schedule a task based on the natural way you intend to complete it.
For example, I need to call Dave sometime on Thursday morning.
Or, I need to spend 2 hours preparing my presentation on Thursday afternoon.
Or, I need to review the docs I received from Jane by Friday. This is going to take about 2 hours and I prefer to work on it any afternoon from Wednesday to Friday.
This is pretty much like the way you would ask your executive assistant to make your schedule. Isn’t it?
Notice that you’re avoiding being too specific with the time. This will give each task some slack to find the best time to get scheduled.
So, SkedPal will automatically find the best time to schedule each of your tasks based on your intended time frames.
At first glance, your calendar looks pretty much like a regular time-blocked calendar.
But, there is a big difference!
If you couldn’t get the task done at the scheduled time, or if other priorities pop up, SkedPal uses the available time in the time frame to automatically re-schedule the task to another date or time WITHIN your intended plan.