Planners, pages, widgets

As you get things done with Timebook, the Planners module becomes your hub for managing all types of data available in Timebook.

Planners give you great flexibility when it comes to storing and displaying your content. You can enjoy a document-like approach by creating a planner with pages full of text and visuals. Or you can choose the grid view to have a highly-structured platform for presenting data. If that’s not enough, select the canvas section that is best suited for brainstorming and free-form planning.

Once you add suitable pages, boost your content with widgets. They help you make the most of the data you store in Timebook and display it in your preferred context. Widgets are micro-apps that you can use to bring data from different Timebook apps and display it in a single location. And, if you still need more, you can use widgets to embed content from external sources too.

Planners

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Pages

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Widgets

Timebook widgets are the key elements that populate planner pages with various types of content. Widgets may look small, but they offer a range of options to work with data in your preferred context.

You can apply widgets to reuse the content already stored in Timebook or display data from external sources.

See the following sections for more information on available widgets.

Workstream

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Task list

Use this widget to create new task lists directly on a page or to reuse any of your existing task lists.


To create a new list:

  1. Select the [Task list] widget.

  2. On the resulting screen, press [Create].

  3. Give your new task list a name, and press [Add] to confirm.

  4. Your new list is added to the page. You can start adding tasks to it.


To reuse an existing task list:

  1. Select the [Task list] widget.

  2. On the resulting screen, press [Add existing].

  3. Use the [Planner] dropdown to select the planner that your task list is in.

  4. [Optional] Use the search bar to find your task list.

  5. From the list of results, select your task list and press [Add] to confirm.

  6. Your existing list is added to the page.


The Task List widget is fully integrated with the Tasks App:

  • any changes you make to your task list in a widget will be shown when you access this list in the Tasks App

  • any changes you make to a task list in the Tasks App will be shown in all widgets that reuse this task list

Text box

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Note

With this widget, you can reuse existing notes you created in the Notes App. Or you can quickly add a note without having to leave the page you are working on.

To add a new note to your page:

  1. Select the [Note] widget.

  2. Give your new note a name.

  3. Make sure the [New note] option is selected.

  4. Press [Create] to confirm.

To reuse an existing note on your page:

  1. Select the [Note] widget.

  2. Make sure the [Existing note] option is selected.

  3. Use the [Planner] dropdown to select the planner that your note is in.

  4. [Optional] Use the search bar to find your note.

  5. From the list of results, select your note and press [Add] to confirm.

  6. Your existing note is added to the page.

File

With this widget, you can add files to Timebook pages. You can reuse files from the Files App, and upload files from your Google Drive or your device.

To add a file to your pages:

  1. Select the [File] widget.

  2. Choose one of the options, depending on where the file is stored:

  • [Timebook]

  • [Google Drive]

  • [Your device]

  1. Select the file you want to add and confirm your selection.

  2. The file is added to your page.

Collection

Think of Collections as containers for multiple widgets of the same type.

Let’s say you want to have several task lists displayed together in one “box”. Or a set of notes you want to keep close together. This is when Collections become useful: treat them as “folders” to group similar widgets. Collections improve the organization of your Pages and make it easier to browse content.

Collections are available for the following widgets:

  • workstreams

  • task lists

  • notes

  • files

Embed

Use this option to add external content to your Pages.

For example, you can embed videos, charts, presentations, or other media hosted outside of Timebook.

All you need to do is paste the URL address of the external content and press [Embed] to confirm. The embedded item is now available as a widget on your Page.