Working with Makagiga, the digital office

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Task Planner

From the Files and Folders in the tree view on the left, you can choose To-do list to open a tab that allows you to take care of task planning and links this activity to the calendar. Task deadlines entered into the planner find their way automatically onto the corresponding date in the calendar. It is also possible to designate a particular time and define priorities for tasks. The various priorities can be displayed using a multicolored background in the task list. This provides the user with a quick overview of what needs to be done first. Completed tasks can be designated by crossing off the corresponding entry in the to-do list. In order to keep better track of what has been accomplished, it is also possible to delete individual entries. This can be helpful when a large list of tasks is involved. Removing a task from the list is accomplished by right-clicking on the relevant entry, then selecting the Selection option in the context menu, and finally selecting the Delete selection option.

In order to add additional tabs to the pinboard, click on the New button above the tree view and add another entry. Make sure that the new entry is added to the tree structure at the right location. You should definitely consider adding entries to prepare the tree view's basic level with new folders for projects and activities before using the software productively. This will permit you to make modifications later without having to rearrange entire hierarchies.

RSS Reader

Makagiga also comes with an internal RSS reader, which constantly updates your subscription news. The RSS Feeds entry is found in the tree view to the left of the main window. As soon as you click on it, you will see the existing feeds roll down. When the program is first installed, there are already some example feeds entered into the list. These can be easily removed by right-clicking on the feed you want to delete and then selecting the Delete option in the menu that opens.

You can integrate any desired feeds into the system using a corresponding dialog. All you need to do is copy and paste the relevant target URL for the website into the address line of the installation dialog. After this, click below and to the right on Preview . After a short wait, you will see the latest headlines and teaser content for the feed in the window's preview area. Clicking below to the right of the window on Create causes your system to accept the new RSS feed. As soon as you click on the RSS feed's entry in the tree view in the left area of the window, the individual feeds roll down. A click on one of the feeds brings it up to date. Right-clicking on the main entry RSS-Feeds and then selecting the Refresh Feeds: RSS-Feeds updates all of the feeds that have been integrated into Makagiga. After finishing the update, the program will show you the title of the most recent feed entry and the number of new notifications in the system tray at the bottom left. If you click on one of the feeds in the left part of the window, the program will display the title for the most recent notifications for this feed in the form of a list. When you click on the notification, Makagiga opens a new folder on the right of the workspace and displays the notification together with the available information (Figure 4).

Figure 4: You will always know what is going on thanks to the built in RSS reader.

To close the tab once you have finished reading, right-click on the tab itself, and then click on Close in the context menu that opens. This causes Makagiga to close the tab and go back to the previous one. Individual feeds to which you do not want to subscribe are removed from the list by right-clicking on the relevant entry and choosing Delete in the context menu that then opens.

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