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How Does it Work?
What does a person have to do to start using it?
To start using Voo2Do, all that one has to do is get a free account. To get a free account, on the home page you click on sign up for free. You will then get redirected to the registration page. You only have to fill out is: your name, e-mail, password, your time zone and which date looks right to you. The site will send you a confirmation e-mail and you have to click on the link that Voo2Do e-mails to you and you'll be officially confirmed and registered. You can then log on and start organizing your life!
How do you add a task?
To add a task you click on the tasks tab at the top of the page. When the page comes up there is a gray button that says "New Task". You click on the "New Task" button and you fill in the fields that it asks for. You have a field for Project, Task, Notes, Priority, Due, Original Estimation, Current Estimation, Elapsed Time, and Remaining Time. After filling in all of the required fields, you click save. After you complete one of your tasks, you click on the white box next to your tasks so there is a check mark showing that you completed that task.
What if I want to sort my tasks into groups or projects?
To sort out your tasks into projects or groups, you have to create a new project. To create a new project, you'll have to go to the project tab at the top of the page. There is an empty field so you can enter in your project title. After you fill out what the name of the project is, you will click create and the project title will then appear below underneath the heading Active Projects. To organize your tasks into the projects that you created, you have to go back to the tasks tab and then in the field for one of your tasks you can type in the name of your project. Then it will be added into that project folder that you can access in the projects tab underneath the heading Active Projects. If you do not want to go to the projects tab to just see the projects and then click on the projects to just see those tasks associated with that project, you can then just view all of your tasks on either the tasks tab or the dashboard tab.Do not forget to always save everything after you edit the field.
What other features does Voo2Do offer?
Under the collaboration tab you can create a collaborative context or a public task list. The collaborative context is where you can view your projects together. With this view you can assign people a task. Voo2Do is working on improving this feature so when you assign someone a task it will show up in their task list, but just for now, it's just so you can see who is working on what tasks so your project it well laid out and you know what else has to be done to complete everything that needs to be accomplished in a timely matter. The public task list is for if you want others to be able to view your tasks. To create a public task list you click on public task lists under the collaboration tab. You'll then be taken to a page where you can choose if you want to publish a project or a context. After you choose which one you would like to publish, you then choose the location, which is the url that others will use to view your project or context. You can protect it with a password so only those that you give the password out to knows it or you can not protect it with a password so everyone can view it. You can also add notes about your project or context. You will then click publish. You now have a published context or task list!
The notes tab shows all of the notes that you add to your tasks. To add a note to a task you will go to the task tab and then you will find the task that you want to add a note to. Once you find the task that you want to add the note to you will then follow it over to where the note icon is. The icon is a little notebook. You'll click on the notebook and it'll pop up in another window, if it doesn't you might want to turn your popup blocker off. In the space that it provides you type in what you want to write in the note. You will then click add note. Once you add the note it will refresh that window and show it on the top along with the space the write another note about that task if you want to. If you do not want to write another note about that task you can click the close button which is next to the add note button and it'll close the window and take you back to the tasks tab. To view the note, you find that task again and you click on the note icon and it'll open up in a new window and you'll be able to read the note that you attached to the task. You can also view all of your notes in the note tab.
The deadlines tab shows what tasks are due or overdue. If you completed the task and you forgot to put the check mark in the box you can then add the check mark to the box and the that task will disappear and you'll be left with the rest of the tasks that you have due or overdue. Make sure that you always save the page.
The history tab shows you what you've completed and when you completed them.
What if I need help?
What are the features of my account?
To see what features you have for your account. You click on the my account link that is also located in the top right hand corner next to the help link. It'll take you to a page where you can see your features. The first thing that you see on the page is the usage summary. It shows you how many tasks you have/had, how many you have completed, how many you have left to complete and how many projects you have. Located on the left side of the screen is the links to the options that you have. You can choose from: usage summary, adding tasks by e-mail, name and e-mail, password, localization settings, backup/restore your data, close your account and request help. When you click on the links it'll take you to their respective pages as well.
How do I log out?
When you are finished, make sure that you have saved everything! You don't want to lose your tasks or else you'll think why did I switch from paper and pencil lists to an online list when I lose the information both ways? To log out you click on the link that says logout. It is located in the top right hand corner as well next to help and my account. When you click on logout it will log you out and return you to the main page where you log in at.
When I return how do I log in?
When you return to Voo2Do and you want to log in to organize your life, you look at the top right hand corner and click on the link where it says go to your dashboard. It'll take you to the log in page. You will then log in a start creating or finishing tasks!
ALL PRINT SCREENS AND INFORMATION ON HOW VOO2DO WORKS:
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