Act! users are by nature Task Masters. Whether they’re managing their activities in Act! for Windows or Cloud, or from their Calendar or the Task List, we love to manage activities in Act!. The only problem with this is that creating tasks in Act! takes time. Activities require a lot of information, namely date, time, duration, contact, regarding, alarm details, location, etc, and this slows the process down considerably.
As an iPad user, I often use the "Reminders" feature to jot down tasks quickly. It’s great, I can often enter ten tasks on my iPad in the time it takes me to create one in Act!, but getting those Reminders into Act! can be tricky.
The truth is, Act! users don’t really have a “Reminders” equivalent they can use to manage lots of quick tasks. In 2013 Sage tried to introduce ScratchPad for this purpose, but it had lots of limitations, and accordingly was never widely adopted. In today’s cloudy world with hosted databases and SaaS, Scratchpad is of little practical value.
It was for this reason that we developed “Quick tasks for Act!”.
Quick Tasks for Act! allows users to type in activities as quickly as they can think of them, and simply hit <ENTER> to create the next one. Tasks can have little or lots of details, and can be cleared in the app or sent to Act! for completion or delegation.
Quick Tasks for Act! is incredibly flexible too.
How ever you use Quick Tasks, it will make you more efficient than you ever thought possible. Fewer tasks will get missed, and follow-ups on activities you delegate will be a snap, and all without ever having to open Act! or login into Act! cloud.
And to make this utility even more appealing, we’re allowing each license to be activated on two machines, so each user can have Quick Tasks at home and at work, or one on their desktop and the other on a laptop. And starting the first week of March, Quick Task subscribers can leverage their existing Linktivity subscription to sync their Quick Tasks between installations. Yes, that's right, keep your Quick Tasks synced between home and the office, or between desktop and laptop, further improving the effiency of you as a Task Master.
Release date: February 22nd, 2021