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Here are a few tips to keep you organized and productive with 5pm, while working from home.

1. Create a morning routine

Start the day right and make it a habit.
Enable Deadline Reminders and have 5pm email you in the morning the list of your tasks due that day.

Deadline Reminders

2. Overcommunicate

Remember that people do not routinely walk by your cubicle or see you by the watercooler to ask what you are up to. Keep everyone informed what you are working on and use confirmations often. 

Use the 5pm Social Toolbar for quick chats with your teammates, as well as to set your global status.

Social Toolbar

3. Keep regular hours and manage breaks

Set a schedule and stick to it. That includes taking meaningful breaks.
To help you manage and, if needed, report time spent on tasks — use 5pm desktop Time Tracker widget.

Time Tracker widget

4. Be involved and proactive

Being away from your team does not mean you have to be secluded from them.
Stay on top of who is doing what by enabling User Logs in 5pm.

User Logs

5. Use the right tools

From emails and chats to phone calls and video conferences — use the right tools for the right occasion. 5pm will serve your team as the project and task management tool, as well as communication and file sharing hub. 

Check 5pm Email integration to see how you can use those tools together.
Also, check 5pm Slack Integration, if your team is on it.

Stay positive and don’t forget to have some fun. Have an Alexa device? Check 5pm Skill for Alexa. This one is a bonus :-).

5pm for Alexa Skill

We just released the third video tutorial covering 5pm basics.
This video covers users and security levels.

Check other videos: Adding Projects and Tasks, Adding Messages, Files and Progress Notes.

We just released the second video tutorial covering 5pm basics.

This video covers messages, files and progress notes — tools used to communicate with your team.

Check the other video: Adding Projects and Tasks

Multi-edit projects and tasks

Now you can easily edit multiple projects and tasks!

Simply multi-select them via holding the CTRL or  key on your keyboard and clicking on projects/tasks. [ read more ]

Normally, sub-tasks move together with their parent task. When the parent tasks deadline changes — the sub-tasks are shifted accordingly:


Please note that the parent task deadline changes automatically when closing the task (to the real closing date).

This functionality helps maintain the same “distance” between the parent tasks and their sub-tasks. But, for some teams, maintaining the original sub-tasks dates is more important.

For such teams, we just introduced the new flag in global settings — it prevents the shifting of sub-tasks dates:

Sub-tasks flag

5pm for Alexa Skill is out!

5pm Alexa Skill

Now you can use Alexa to interact with 5pm! Get the list of tasks assigned to you, check which ones are due today or overdue, or even add new tasks with a simple voice command.

You can read more about it on our website. To install the skill go to Amazon website.

We are starting a series of videos covering 5pm basics. In this first video, we show how to create projects and tasks. More videos will follow soon.

Social Toolbar now available on v2

Our Social Toolbar is now also available on the new interface (v2). The new version also comes with various improvements. [ read more]

For over twelve years now we have been helping organizations and companies around the world to manage their projects. We are working hard every day on making 5pm a better project management tool.

Check out our new redesigned interface released this summer.

We would like to thank all our clients for their ongoing support! You can find us on Facebook and Twitter.