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Project Form  The Project UI provides a 'project' centric view of the Outlook information.  Started from the Task Pane, it displays the project's dashboard, Tasks, Calendar, and Contacts.  It adds Notes and Documents tabs if those pointers are specified in the project's properties. Focus Project Explorer 
Project Tasks The project tasks tab shows the project's tasks and each task's sub-tasks.  Unlimited levels are supported.  Any task's conversations are also tracked using a special reference number - so a discussion regarding a specific task can be tracked.  FocusMe Project Tasks
Project Gantt A project Gantt view is provided so tasks can be managed in time and by milestone.  FocusMe Project Tasks Gantt View

Mind Mapping tool
Create a task hierarchy for a project using the mind mapping tool built into the project manager window.

FocusMe Mind Mapping tool
Calendar View
My favorite view, leaving this view up while working reduces e-mail distractions. And focuses on task lists, e.g. tasks today in the To-Do bar and filtered lists in the Organizer Pane.
Calendar View

OneNote Integration
Link OneNote with Outlook to never miss an action item from your notebook. 

FocusMe Project Window - OneNote Notes

Undockable Task Pane
To reduce the footprint from the calendar view - FocusMe now enables the Task Pane to be undocked.  When Outlook is minimized, the task pane stays active off to the side of your screen.

When using a smaller screen, e.g. a laptop or tablet - the Dashboard and/or Charts window can be collapsed.

Task Pane (2 Views)

Delegating from Email
Depending on the type of subscription, you can Share via Email or Share via a service (e.g. FocusSync or SharePoint).

Sharing via Email creates a forwarded message that uses a tracking task and unique reference # to identify the subsequent conversation.

Sharing via Email

5D Email Processing
New e-mails can be processed using the 5Ds, delete it, defer it to a task or appointment, delegate it, or file it in the drawer (Outlook folder, Journal entry, or Windows folder).  Conversations can also be filed in the drawer.

 

Processing Email - 5Ds

Task Organization - by Project and Focus
Tasks can be assigned to a project and/or to a Focus (context). 

Task Organization

Task Execution & Planning - Start or Schedule a Task
When ready to begin a task, a timer can be started to track the time spent.  Or the Scheduler can be started to show free/busy times during the week to best schedule the task. 

 

Task Execution - Start or Schedule Task

Task Conversation
Start a conversation around a task and track the subsequent email messages. 

 

Task Conversation

Using Roles
Achieving your Personal Mission starts by reflection, requires imagination and takes life with declaration.  Declaring roles helps you focus on becoming the person you imagined.
[Life Imagined] 

 

FocusMe Roles

Travel Distance Tracking 
Use the Travel button to measure the distance you're traveling (in miles or kilometers).  If you need directions, they can be inserted directly into the appointment body.  Use the milestone buttons to reuse previous addresses.

 

FocusMe Travel Tracking

Time Based Billing Tracking 
If you bill by the hour, you can set the hourly rate for a project, and track the billing using the Calendar.

View the billing summary chart via the Task Pane and export to Excel via the Timecard to interface with your billing software.

 

FocusMe Revenue Tracking

Contact Information
Right click on any incoming email or contact and show the contact's requested tasks, conversations they contributed to, and projects they are linked or assigned to.

 

FocusMe Contact Information

Sender Address Information
Right click on any email address in any form to display conversations that include that emailer.  If the person is a contact, then open tasks will be presented and any project they are linked or subscribed to.

 

FocusMe Contact Information - Email Addr Scenario