We just released a new video tutorial covering 5pm basics — learn how 5pm integrates with email for better team communication.
With more and more people working remotely, we added the geolocation feature — now your team will be able to see where the person posted the message from.
This feature is turned off by default and can be enabled individually by each person via “settings” menu on the top of your 5pm screen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stay positive and don’t forget to have some fun. Have an Alexa device? Check 5pm Skill for Alexa. This one is a bonus :-).
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
Now you can easily edit multiple projects and tasks!
Simply multi-select them via holding the
⌘ 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:
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.
Our Social Toolbar is now also available on the new interface (v2). The new version also comes with various improvements. [ read more]