In life, there’s a big difference between briefly telling a person about an upcoming event and specifically telling a person all the tasks that he or she needs to complete to prepare for said event. Taskforce is a web-application that operates with the idea that people will get more done in less time when their generic emails are converted into time-sensitive tasks.
If you use Gmail, then you’re already a step ahead of the game with Taskforce because you can download the browser add-on to put Taskforce right inside your Gmail inbox almost immediately. Taskforce will add additional “task” and “activity” buttons on top of your existing emails. Once these are in place, you can convert any email to a new task, or add it to an existing task if you’ve already created one, and set a deadline for when that task needs to be complete. As soon as you’ve converted the email to a task, you can archive the email and move on. It’s that simple. Click on the new task toolbar at the top of your inbox to see an overview of all the tasks you’ve set up so far, along with due dates, comments, and collaborators. When deadlines change or a task is delayed, just change the due date to move the task from the “Current” folder into the “Delayed” folder. Taskforce will automatically move the task back to the “Current” folder when the new deadline approaches.
The collaborators you select will receive emails from Taskforce notifying them that you’ve set up a task that needs to be completed. It’s worth noting that these collaborators don’t have to use Taskforce to take part in the action. Updates in the status of a task can be made directly through the comments on Taskforce, which cuts down on the number of back-and-forth emails that colleagues and business associates send over the course of a lengthy project.
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