1. Introduction (node 33)

InfoQube is an Information Management System that provides all the tools you need to simplify your life: -- an easy-to-use Phonebook and Calendar for keeping track of the appointments and people you deal with daily, and Sheets that let you organize information in ways to best suit your needs.

 
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 using InfoQube's networking features

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 AddressBook:
    • 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
      • Filter-as-you-type: Hit CTRL-G and start typing. The list will filter live
      • 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 youself or to co-workers
       
  • Manage your tasks more effectively:
    • In a workgroup 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 durations
      • Add dependancies simply by dragging a link between the two using the mouse (one task must be completed before starting another one)
      • Only show tasks that you can do now (hide tasks that have non-completed dependant
      • 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 GroupBy features)
    • Enter DueDate, Duration, EffortRequired and %Done
    • Compute ExpectedDoneDate based on the current date, EffortRequired, %Done
    • Get tasks flagged as ExpectedDoneDate is approching / passed (color coded)
       
  • 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
    • You can even put an item under many parent items
       
  • 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 pleasent charts
    • Export these to HTML files to share with others and/or publish