- You’re here -> What Are Time Maps?
- The Default Time Map and the Project Time Maps
- Time Maps for Your Goals & Routines
- Time Maps for Your Personal Times
- Time Maps for Theming Your Days
- Combining Time Maps
A Time-map is a weekly template that defines your preferred times to schedule tasks. Every task in SkedPal has an associated Time Map. So, it only gets scheduled during the preferred times set in a time-map.
Let’s see a couple of examples.
This task – “review Jane’s report” – is work-related, and I want to schedule it for next week during the working hours. So, I plan it for next week and I ensure the time-map is set to ‘Working Hours’.
This task – “Plan Lisa’s Birthday” – on the other hand, is something I’d like to schedule on either this weekend or the next. So, first I set the plan by defining the date range, and then I set the right time-map to ensure it is scheduled on either a Saturday or a Sunday.
When you first sign up for a new account in SkedPal, you’ll see a few preset time-maps. To see and edit these time-maps, click on the Time Map tab at the top of the screen. Here you can see the preset time-maps.
Let’s take the “Working Hours” time-map as an example. The preset hours for this time-map are from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday to Friday. Let’s say I don’t want any tasks to be scheduled during Friday afternoons. I can pick the eraser tool and erase the green time slots on Friday afternoon. I also want to start my working hours earlier from 8:30 AM. So, I use the green pen and fill in the time slots from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM. Notice that I can just click and drag the pen over the time slots.
After I finish editing my time-map, I should click on SAVE.
You can create as many time-maps as you need. In other tutorial videos, you will see more examples of time-map applications and how to design your time-maps to get the best results.