1. Introduction

A Quick Introduction to InfoQube

InfoQube is an Information Management System that provides all the tools you need to simplify your life:

Rather than forcing you to accept predefined categories, InfoQube gives you the tools to create your own organizational structure:
  • Record and view information in one of the many InfoQube views
  • Use InfoQube to cross-reference information and associate values with this information
  • Use InfoQube to collect Web clippings and use the built-in rich-text editor to edit this content
  • Share this information with other users

Increase Your Productivity with InfoQube

InfoQube can be used to easily perform many daily tasks which are complicated with current main-stream office-like suites:

  • Manage your appointments and meetings and add an infinite amount of notes specific to that item, using one of the 3 built-in features:
    • User-defined Fields: Add text, numbers and dates values to each item
    • Rich-text Outliner: Add multi-level outlining notes using the built-in advanced rich-text outliner
    • WYSIWYG Word Processor: Add fully formatted text to each item (including support for bullets, images and tables)
  • Manage your contacts and sale leads using the Address Book:
    • Enter as little or as much details as you wish for each contact. No limits to the number of email adresses and phone numbers
    • Organize your contacts in hierarchy (Company > Contact).
      Doing it this way, you only need to enter the Company phone numbers once and the built-in phone dialer will find this info for all contacts under the company.
      Contact specific phone numbers will be presented first, followed by Company ones.
    • Quickly find contacts using any combination of:
      • One-click alpha-numeric filter (e.g. to only show contacts starting with the letter F)
      • Search box: enter part of a name and hit enter to get a filtered list
      • Easy grid and column filters. Hit CTRL-G to filter
      • Auto-Search: Just type in whatever column and matching items will come in focus. F3 will move to the next item. CTRL-F3 to toggle
      • User-defined fields (Work, Personal, Due, Hot, etc)
    • Sort your contacts by (all methods support multi-key sorts)
      • Clicking on the column header
      • Drag a column header to the Sort bar
      • The Sort criteria
    • Assign user-defined values to your contacts, to be used in filtering and sorting
    • Use field equations to automatically flag contacts:
      • Compute a value based on when the contact was last contacted
      • Flag contacts those in due of a follow up (i.e. x days after last call)
      • Flagged contacts can be shown in a separate list and/or color highlighted
      • Enter the new call (or email) information and automatically have the contact removed from this "flagged" list (if desired)
    • Enter outlining notes regarding this specific call to this contact
    • Assign tasks, appointments related to this call
    • Assign these to yourself or to co-workers
  • Manage your tasks more effectively:
    • In a work-group environment, view only your tasks, tasks you've assigned to others, etc
    • Use the Gantt Chart display to graphically view your tasks and:
      • Move tasks, change duration
      • Add dependencies simply by dragging a link between the two using the mouse (e.g. one task must be completed before starting another one)
      • Only show tasks that you can do now (hide tasks that have non-completed dependent
      • Show work-load graph (helps getting extra resources and/or move tasks to avoid overtime and better predict delivery dates)
      • In multi-user environments, view how tasks and info must move from one worker to another (using the Group By features)
    • Enter Due Date, Duration, Effort Required and %Done
    • Compute earliest delivery and critical path
    • Get tasks flagged when due date is approaching / passed (color coded)
    • See tasks start and / or stop in the Calendar
  • Manage all other types of info using InfoQube Grids:
    • Use InfoQube fields to organize information into virtual folders
    • Specify which folders are displayed in each grid
    • Organize the information in collapsible outlines
    • Hoist to focus on one or more branches
    • You can even put an item under many parent items
  • Use the new Surface View to emphasize specific items in 2-D:

  • If MS Office 2000+ is installed, you can use Pivot tables and charts to:
    • Compute monthly totals, project totals, etc
    • View aggregate info from different dimensions
    • Create visually pleasant charts
    • Export these to HTML files to share with others and/or publish