First steps in awork

These first steps should include everything you need to get productive with awork. They are meant to be read in this order.

Getting Started

Register for awork / awork login

Go to https://awork.io or https://app.awork.io to sign-up for awork. Then click on Try out for FREE to sign-up. This automatically starts your 14 day free trial.

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There are two ways to create an awork account:

  1. Via Email
  2. Via Google Sign up
  3. Via Apple Sign up

1. Register via Email

You can just enter your Email address (1), set a passwort (2) and create your account.

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2. Register / Login via Google or Apple

You can use your Google or Apple account to create an awork workspace. Just select "Sign up with Google/Apple", select your account and connect it with awork.

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To log in to awork later select "Login with Google/Apple", select the account you linked with your awork workspace and you are good to go.

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Of course, you can link existing awork accounts with Google/Apple or delete the link later on.  

Your first steps in awork

To really get into awork you should try the following things:

1. Create additional projects

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2. Create a task list and some task in your projects

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3. Try the time tracking functions in awork:

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Have a fun a productive start with awork šŸ’ŖšŸ˜Š

Getting help from us

To give you an awesome experience with awork we are here to help you. If you navigate to "Help" you will find the following options:

  • About awork: Here are some details about your awork version
  • Docs: A direct link to our help center
  • New support ticket: You can create a ticket for our support team here.
  • Starts support chat: You can chat with our support team between monday and friday 9am to 6pm.

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General

Dashboard

Your dashboard gives an overview of the most important things in your workspace. You can configure your dashboard via the edit button at the bottom. You can select the widgets that you want to see, rename them and drag them wherever you like.

Tip: Guest users can't configure their dashboard.

You can collapse or expand each widget by clicking on the arrows at the bottom. awork remembers the last state (except for activities, because the quantity of entries can be very fluctuating).

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Some widgets can be added multiple times to your dashboard

  • List of projects
  • List of tasks
  • Time report charts
  • Text notes

This widgets have additional settings that you can edit via the gear button. In the list of tasks widget, for example,  you can show your own tasks, a saved task view or create a new task view

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Today's time tracking

The circle shows how much of your day (base = 8 hours) you have already tracked. The icon on the left will send you to your detailed time tracking overview and you can create new time entries via the +button.

Below the circle you will see the list of all your tracked times for today. Here you can edit or delete them via the three dots icon

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Text notes

Here you can leave notes, e.g. if you need to take notes during a call. Clicking the +button creates a new note right below the current one.

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List of projects 

The standard projects widget shows all projects where you are a team member. Clicking on the title leads you to the project overview page. You can create new projects via the +button or jump directly into a project by clicking on its name.

Hint: If there are more than 3 projects in your workspace, only projects with the status 'in progress' will be shown in the standard widget.

But you can also use your filters from the project overview to create a custom project list, when adding a new list of projects widget.

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List of tasks 

This widget shows all your tasks. A click on the title leads you to your detailed task overview. If you click on a task, the task details will open. You can edit, delete or track time for a task via the three dot menu.

We also show the project and deadline for each task. 

Hint: If there are more than 3 projects in your workspace, only tasks from projects in progress will be shown.

But you can also use saved task views when creating a new list of tasks widget. There is also the option to create a new task view directly from the add widget screen.

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Time report chart

This widgets shows the charts from your time reports. When adding the widget awork asks you to choose your time report. You can toggle between matrix and pie chart view. 

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Activity stream

This widget shows all activities from the running projects where you are either part of the project team or observer. The activities are grouped by day and project. You can see everything from the last 7 days.

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User absences

This widget shows you all absences that were created in the team planner. You can flip through weeks in the top right corner or go back to the current week.

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Upcoming birthdays

Here you can see birthdays of your team members.

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How does search work in awork?

To activate the search in awork just click on the search button in the X or hit the ā€œsā€ button. awork will automatically give you suggestions based on your actions / searches in the past. But you can of course search for everything by typing. You can search for the names of all entities and tags you have set.

If you want to can edit entities directly from the search, e.g. marking a task as finished or changing a project status.

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How do table filters work?

To filter tables in awork just hit the filter button above the table. You can now either add a filter or select one of your saved filters.

When adding a new filter, you can select from different categories and set the filter. Afterwards you can type a new for the filter on the left side and click on the save icon to the right of your filter.

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How do notifications work?

There are a host of notifications waiting for you in awork.

awork can send you notifications to help you manage your everyday business, remind you of important things and to give you smart advice. Those include notifications regarding project or task assignments and status changes, information on appointments and reminders for time trackings or birthdays.

You find the notifications tab on the upper right side of awork If you click on the bell-button, you extend all notifications. New notifications will always show up extended at first. After a while, they will be minimized but you will still see the number of your new notifications on the bell. When clicking on a notification you will be directly forwarded to the concerned module.

Of course, you can individually decide, what types of notifications you want to receive. You will find information on that here: How do I manage my notification settings? You can also alternatively or additionally activate e-mail notifications.

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How do I manage my notification settings?

To select which types of notifications you want to receive, click on your profile picture on the bottom left of your screen and select the module "My profile". Now switch over to the notifications tab.

Now you can see all the different types of notifications. With a simple click on the switch button you can activate and deactivate notifications. That includes e-mail notifications as well as notifications within awork itself.

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