Above & Beyond
People have traditionally used four common reminder systems. There are some drawbacks to
each of these methods, but fortunately today we have a solution that improves on all of
them: Above & Beyond.
Physical view Leaving items to work on in physical view is the simplest
organization system, but is limited in its effectiveness. Offices and desks soon become
cluttered and stacked so high with objects, that some become hidden, and easily missed. Above
& Beyond allows you to schedule all tasks a changeable flow, so your tasks are
listed before you, in Order of priority and urgency. In addition, you can review past
schedules to check on completion date and the time it took to complete the project,
something the physical view method just doesn't accomplish.
In-baskets and action folders. These work well for certain types of tasks, but only
as far as they are uniform in priority, duration and deadline. Above & Beyond gives
you many priority options, letting you decide when a task needs to be completed and with a
varying degree of urgency. You can schedule a time frame for each project so, when you
look at your schedule you know exactly how long to dedicate to each item. If a project
takes more or less time, Above & Beyond automatically shifts your schedule to
accommodate the change, which is impossible with in-baskets.
Appointment calendars Appointment books and calendars are fine for general meeting
times, but not for general work load scheduling. Fixed-length slots make multi-task days
an intimidating mess, while time changes and priority shifts lead only to cross-outs and
confusion. Above & Beyond simply eclipses the appointment calendar with its
dynamic scheduling, allowing the user to shift, change and reschedule events with one
simple click. New events and time changes are seamlessly integrated into your daily,
weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules.
To-do lists are only a good starting point. They don't create a clear plan for
effectively completing the tasks. Unstructured to-do lists can quickly become lengthy,
making it easy to lose track of items that need to be done in a timely matter. Above
& Beyond eliminates the need to scan your to-do list all day long. It dynamically
arranges a plan optimally so that nothng gets missed, and everything gets done as soon as
possible. And the plan is updated in real-time whenever you make an adjustment.