Version 1.2 Release

July 31, 2008

We just released version 1.2 of Enleiten’s personal project management application.

Here’s what’s new!

Entering details for new projects has been improved.

Create New Project

Create New Project

In project view, you can now see the order of tasks within a project. You can drag and drop tasks to change the order, and click on the headings to change the sorting to retrieve tasks more easily.

Task priority numbering

Task priority numbering

The task detail screen has been overhauled based on your suggestions.

Editing task details doesn’t require a full page load, to make that quicker. (Remember, you can also double click a task field in a project view to edit commonly used information directly.)

Edit Task Details

Edit Task Details

Comments will be hidden by default after you’ve viewed them to make it easier to see new discussions about a task. Clicking “show” will give you access to older older comments.

View Comments on a Task

View Comments on a Task

When you assign a task to a contact, you can now choose whether to email them a notification or not. Anything you assign will moved to your waiting list, and can be retrieved by clicking the contact’s name – whether we sent them a copy of the task or you are just keeping a record for yourself of outstanding items.

Notify About Assignment

Notify About Assignment

Paid accounts also have an option to attach files to tasks. (up to 500 MB in the Personal $5/month edition)

Attach File to a Task

Attach File to a Task

If you would rather not get notifications of every comment on a delegated task and new assignments you’ve received by email, you can now disable that your profile.

Comment Notification Email Option

Comment Notification Email Option

We hope you love the changes as much as we do. Please continue to share your ideas and ask us questions and help us improve.

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Enleiten tutorial videos

June 6, 2008

We’ve been working on getting some screencasts together to show how Enleiten’s project management app works. I’ve added the link over there on the right, so you check out the collection at your leisure.

Here’s a quick little video telling you about the three way you can currently add tasks to your Enleiten account.

And here’s a quick run through of the different ways you can retrieve and sort your tasks when you’re ready to get down to work.

If you’ve got any other requests for video tutorials, please leave a note in the comments or send us an email to support@enleiten.com.


Make Time Tracking Easier

May 15, 2008

I am becoming increasingly enamored of Jott.

If you haven’t tried it, you sign up with your cell phone, and add contacts. You can just call Jott, tell it who to send a message to, and leave a voice message. They’ll transcribe it (speaking clearly really, really helps…), and email both the text message and the recording to you or one of your contacts.

How does this help with billable hours? If you’re using time tracking on your computer, it’s easy enough to keep your application of choice open to mark time. If you’re on the road, however, try Jott. Call in and send yourself (or your assistant) a message with the start time and project name. Call in again on your way out the door. By the time you get back to your computer, you’ll probably already have emails documenting which jobs you worked on and how much time you spent working on them.

There are lots of other tips for using Jott on the Jotter blog.

And yes, an integration to let you Jott tasks to your Enleiten account is coming soon, we promise. Because we really want it, too.


GTD and Start-ups

May 12, 2008

As promised, here’s your recap from the GTD and Start-ups session at Minnebar.

View it full screen on Slideshare.

If we missed anything important from the Q&A session, or there are other questions, please continue the conversation in the comments.


Using Enleiten with your Franklin-Covey Planner

April 15, 2008

The classic Franklin-Covey Planner system, as practiced by Stephen Covey, is one of the most popular organizational systems today. If you’re one of its many fans, here are some ideas for how you can best take advantage of Enleiten’s features to help you use the system you know and love.

Always assign Due Dates

Since your Next actions screen displays every task due that day (and, should such a situation arise, everything overdue), you can make sure you can stay on top of each day’s responsibilities by setting a due date on each item as you process it in your Inbox. Additionally, your Datebook will show you all the tasks you have coming up in the next several days.

Use projects and contexts to set priority

Enleiten is designed to encourage a variety of flexible approaches to prioritizing. By dragging and dropping tasks within a project, you can rearrange them to reflect their priority. To use the Franklin planning method in all its rigor, you can combine the project-based approach with contextual tagging: simply create contexts of “A,” “B,” and “C,” and set the priority level on each task using these contexts. You can now review all your Priority-A tasks (in any project or due date) in a single spot.

Do you use the Franklin-Covey system with Enleiten? Share your tips and tricks in the comments! Do you want to get started with Enleiten? Sign up for a free account!