When you outsource your tasks to run your business more efficiently, you have to keep on top of things. Your team has to communicate with you about the tasks and complete them in the due time. Here are some ideas how A1tasks can help you achieve this easily:

1. Your team members may be in geographically diverse areas. Also they may use the dates in a different format like dd-mm-yy, mm-dd-yy or even yy-mm-dd. A1Tasks lets the members see the dates in their preferred format.

2. When you assign a new task, the recipient gets an alert email.

3. When you see that the task cannot be completed within the due date (this is not good but happens all the time), you can extend the due date. However this gets recorded as a system note so that you can track when due dates were extended.

4. You can add any number of files relevant to the task. This includes project specs, usage guide for any tool, Excel sheets to fill up as a progress chart or even time-sheets. Even the assignee can upload files.

5. If the assignee does not understand any part of the task, he can ask clarifying questions and you can answer them in context. This discussion trail is very handy for clear communication.

6. A completed task can be reopened after scrutiny if you feel that the task was not completed fully.

The best feature of this software is, I think, the extreme simplicity of the software. While a lot is going behind the curtains, the users add tasks and post updates through a very user-friendly console.

Check out an interactive demo, make sure it suits your needs and order your own copy here.

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Do you want to take control of your life? I strongly believe that it becomes so much easier when you have good control over your tasks’ list – the things to do.

One of the biggest stress causing issue is when you are struggling to remember all the things you have to do and to see some, yes only a few, important thing falling through the cracks even you are doing great otherwise.

Keep a list – use paper, Excel or a good software, whatever makes you comfortable – but this is the easiest way to be on top of the jobs you have to finish. Of course, a good software like A1Tasks makes it so much easier to maintain your own task list as well as maintain a list of delegated tasks. Check out the FREE demo here.

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A1Tasks mobile websiteWe are happy to announce the launch of the mobile website for A1Tasks – the world’s simplest task management software. You can see the key features of the software and even buy it right from your mobile phone, whether you have an iPhone, Blackberry or Android phone.

You can also get in touch with us if you face any problem while using your A1Tasks software after you have bought it and are using it.

Scan the QR code displayed here with your barcode scanner or go here to see our mobile site. This site has been designed by our mobile website design wing. Thanks guys!

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Some people have recently asked me why did we make A1tasks as on online software and not a PC based software. You see, an online software has several benefits over a regular desktop software. Here are a few:

1. The online software can be accessed from anywhere in the world, even if you are not carrying your laptop with you.

2. You can even access the data from your iPhone or other smart-phones with a full browser. Soon, it will be available as a specialised mobile website for the small mobile screens also.

3. A1tasks is a team collaboration software even though it organizes your own tasks also. For teams to work together, you need some connectivity. So you need a LAN at least. However putting it online on the Internet gives wings to the connectivity.

4. Your team members can be anywhere in the world. This works great for companies outsourcing their work. They can assign tasks to the team members and the assignee can take over from there. BTW, A1tasks lets you view the date in either of 3 formats (dd-mm-yy, mm-dd-yy and yy-mm-dd), that can be independently set for each team member.

As you can see, there are distinct advantages in using an online task management software for taking control of your things to do lists. Check out the interactive demo here: www.A1Tasks.com/demo or buy it right away: www.A1Tasks.com

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Do you have a wedding coming up in your family? You might be feeling overwhelmed with the 1000s of things to do like finalizing venues, managing guest lists, buying all the stuff, ordering flower decorations, settling the menus and what not. A1Tasks can help you get on top and take control of the chaos.

Managing a wedding is a stressful activity. We get so busy keeping tabs on the things to do and interacting with all the family members and volunteers (office staff, friends) that we hardly get to enjoy the festivities. Nowadays the wedding planners have set shop and they take a lot of burden off our shoulders but this comes at a steep price.

I can suggest a simple solution to bulk of your problems:

1. Take an online task management software like A1Tasks and feed all your things to do lists in this.

2. Add your family members who can share some responsibilities, friends who will stand by you and help you tackle some assignments and also office staff if you have some – as users to the system.

3. Assign these tasks to the appropriate people. Add supporting information (Excel sheets, photographs, shopping lists etc) to the tasks as required.

4. Let them complete the alloted tasks and update their assignments with notes.

5. You can now focus on the big picture and providing the required information and guidance to everyone.

Trust me you will feel heavily liberated when you will have all the things under control and steady progress will be made on all fronts. You can spend much more time planning things with the family and be with them rather than sit in some remote corner stressing over all the things that fell through the cracks and have now become overdue.

For a limited time, A1Tasks software is available at an introductory discount and there is a full featured online demo available. You can try it out before committing or go ahead and buy it right away, secure in the knowledge that there is a full 60 days no-questions-asked warranty to make this 100% risk-free for you.

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Feeling overwhelmed with all the things you have to do and get done? These tips will put you on top of your task management nightmares and help you get things done – without stressing you out.
  1. Note it down: The best thing you can do to manage your tasks easily is to note them down. When you have the things you need to do stuck in your mind, the brain gets stressed out.Putting these down on the paper tells the brain that it does not need to bother about remembering them and you can complete them easily. You can use a simple piece of paper or a sophisticated software to note these but everything works to relax your brain.
  2. Delegate the tasks: You should delegate the tasks to your assistants or any other help when they can do it better than you, quicker than you or at a lower expense.You see, there is a certain income goal you have identified for yourself. This means your time is valued at a certain dollars per hour rate. If someone else can do it cheaper, get it done rather than do it yourself.
  3. Handle the task once: When you see a task that can be done quickly like replying to a mail or filing a piece of paper, do it right away rather than see it on your to-do list again and list and spending more time thinking about it than it takes to do it.
  4. Prioritize your tasks: You must definitely put a priority on each of your task and you should get around to doing the B level tasks only after completing all the A level tasks. If you don’t do this, you will end up doing what we call “spinning the wheels” and nothing important will get done.
  5. Plan in advance: Make your to-do list the previous night. If you sit down to prepare your ‘things to do’ list the first thing in the morning, you will be wasting a lot of the productive time in thinking about what to do rather than doing that.
  6. Block out chunks of time: You must block out decent sized chunks of time like 30 minutes or 60 minutes. You must take up something that requires undivided attention like writing the web copy, preparing an important quote, planning some marketing activity etc.Don’t take phone calls or let your colleagues disturb you during this period.
  7. Take a break: You must take a break after every solid working block. See if you can get up, stretch a little or take a walk around the office. This will free up the jammed body and will give you fresh oxygen. When yuo sit down on your desk again, you will have a revitalised mind to tackle the next item.
  8. Visualize the results: Some tasks require deft attention and might be a bit routine thereby making them look boring. Vislualize the results that you will get after you have completed it and you will be doing it with renewed vigor.
  9. Collect the tools: When you start doing something, make sure that you have all the tools handy. You don’t want any breaks or problems while doing what you are doing. Imagine how it would feel when the ink in your pen runs out while you are writing in full flow.
  10. Eat the frog: You should tackle the most challenging task first when you are fully charged up. No point doing the trivial stuff first and then taking up the monster when you are tired or bored.
  11. Close that list: Once you have added enough items to your task list (things that you can do in about 80% of the day), stop adding any more items to this list. Everything else has to go in another list.If you happen to remember something super-urgent, swap out another item from the list before you add this. This way you won’t be a list chaser and will enjoy doing what you are doing.

Remember, you have A1Tasks to help you organize your tasks when you don’t want to load up your priceless brain.

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I am happy to share with you that A1Tasks has been launched and is ready to accept your order at www.a1Tasks.com.

As you might know, this is the world’s simplest task management & delegation software. If you have a team of 1 to 25 people, you can get much more productive by using this low cost, yet powerful software to manage your own as well to delegate tasks to your team members. Add unlimited notes and files to each task and monitor their progress in an easy, intuitive way.

Click here to check it out.

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Do you use a task management software? Are you satisfied with it? Do you think something is missing?

I request you to share your concerns with your fellow readers and I will try my best to see that we find out a way to tackle that problem? May be there is a way to achieve what you need to get done.

Please post a comment below mentioning your task management software and the problem you face.

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While doing some research about how people are using their task management software, I came across a startling revelation. Several people I told about our new task management software, told me – “Yes, but there are several software in the market already. So why do you want to build another one?”.  When I asked them which one they used, they went silent.

The reasons they were not currently using a system were many, including:

1. They are quite complex and I do not have the time to learn them

2. I do not want to use a system on someone else’s server due to privacy reasons.

3. A desktop software does not work for me because I want to share my tasks with my team members.

…and so on.

Well these are some of the problems we are tackling through the A1tasks software. For starters, we have made this the world’s simplest task management software. You can learn to use it in 2 minutes flat. So no learning curve for you or a team member.

We also give you the software to install on your own server. No one else sees what tasks you are planning to do yourself or assigning to a team member.

Similarly, this being an Internet based software, you and your team can use it from anywhere, be it the office or home or a vacation point.

And we have priced it such that you get a pleasant surprise. You get it for $9.97 one time, with full source code. Click here to checkout all the details and buy your own copy.

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