That’s what I’m looking for, and I don’t want to spend a fortune. I know. How in the world can one have such a tall order and not want to spend the money? Well, I imagine because this type of sofware would be in great demand and would sell in volumes, like Quicken.
Outlook and Microsoft Project just don’t do it for me.
I haven’t found anything else that does. If you know of software that will do some of the following features, please pass the word along so I can look into it:
Firstly, it must synchronize with Outlook without having to file->Import/Export. That’s probably the most important prerequisite.
- It must allow defining a task as needing to be completed “X” number of days from the date the task is initiated.
- I need a database of repetetive tasks that have due dates that are dependent upon the number of days the task must be completed after the previous task that can be assigned to a parent task.
- I need to be able to create a master task (such as “Take a Listing”) and have the sub-tasks involved in the master task automatically show up in the calendar on the day they either start, or are due. For instance, if there are 3 sub-tasks that need to happen on the same day the listing is taken, then they would all show up on the calendar on the day they need to happen, but if there was a task that started as a result of the master task that wasn’t due until 7 days later, then it would be set as due in 7 days.
- There needs to be a clear definition between the time it takes to complete a task and sub-task and the due date in days that the task needs to occur, and the parent tasks that “kick off” the sub-tasks.
On Monday, I take a listing. On Monday, I have 3 more tasks to complete, one of which is due on day zero (monday) and one that is due on day 4 (friday) but cannot start until the other task has been completed, which is also due on day 4 (friday). Once the first task is completed, it would shift to the next set of tasks that would be added to the calendar.
I would essentially never miss a deadline and would be able to track the next move on every file that I have.
Anyone have an idea about such software?