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Help. Step-by-step SAU manual

A step-by-step guide to SAU: from the basics to tips and tricks

SAU Tour

SAU Tour

The most interesting and useful SAU features.
Reading time: 4 minutes.

Getting started

SAU in browser

SAU works in all popular browsers on your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Just open SAU.app, login, and start working with your tasks and projects. Web SAU contains the fullest set of features!

SAU iOS App

The SAU Application for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch is now available in the AppStore!🎉🎉
A brief description of all features and the next plans are in this article.

SAU Android App

SAU App is now available in Google Play and AppGallery! Lists of projects and tasks, analytics, dashboards, offline-mode, and many other features await in an application for Android smartphones and tablets.

Sign up process

It takes a couple of seconds to sign up for SAU, and you only need an email address. You can sign up on the sau.app website or in applications for iOS and Android. Your account will be the same for every device. Just try! It is fast and simple.

Sign in

Use your login (the same login for your email) and password to sign into SAU on any device and in any browser. You just need one account for all apps. Don't worry if you forgot your password. Recovery won't take more than a minute.

My profile

My profile is the one and only place where all your personal data, configurations, notification, and email settings are located. You can export all your task and project data in a single file from "My Profile."

Navigation

SAU interface

All you need for your projects and tasks are on one screen. SAU has logical and useful interface blocks, such as Project Sidebar, a Tasks and Analytics area, and Cards.

Projects sidebar

Your project list is always ready to lend a hand. We tried to put in as much information without losing usability: project name, project type, and project analytics. You can notice problems in a project with just one glance.

Workspace

The workspace is the main area or screen where all features are located. Tasks list, dashboard, chat, or search results reside in the Workspace.

Forms

Project creation, changing, or removal of all data and info are located in a special form, which is the same for tasks and statuses. Even the user profile is a form. Forms contain all needed info and functions.

Planning

Project: new, edit, delete

Any user at any time can create a new project. It is enough for a project to have just a name. Give it a title and start to create your tasks.

Task: new, edit, delete

You generate tasks, deals, or small things to do all the time! But we don't write down every task in a notebook or tracker. We rely on our memory or worry about it come task creation time. But wait! You need only a task name to create it in SAU. No other params. You can fill it later. Just make a task name and Add!

Private and team projects

Share your project with friends who can support you. Share projects with your colleagues for productive teamwork. Share your holiday-plan-project with your family. Make a project team. Or you can keep your project private. No one can see it or its tasks.

To-do List

To-do List is the most popular task view. It is very simple and so intuitive. All tasks are shown in one list where you can easily set your own order, mark tasks as done, change due dates, and change assignees.

Table

The table view shows the maximum amount of info about tasks on one screen. Here, you can find the description, status or file count without opening the form. The table is a very useful view if you need to work with all task parameters simultaneously.

Board

The Board view managed to prove itself as a convenient and clear instrument. It is an ideal fit for projects and tasks with straight statuses. For example, a simple grocery list can have statuses that say: To buy, Not in the shop, or Bought. The Board is that view where you can place tasks on different columns.

Tasks' statuses on the Board

Statuses are states or stages or phases of your tasks in one project. Statuses are shown as columns in the Task Board. You can create any statuses in any quantity for any projects. Examples are in this chapter!

Calendar

Lots of meetings or consultations? Need to plan your studies or training? Then you'd definitely need a calendar view. The Calendar makes it easy to see how busy each day is with tasks.

Teamwork

Project team

You can work on projects as a team, set tasks, create a workflow on the Board, or you can simply invite friends to support you on an important list of tasks.

Invite anyone to project team

You already know that signing up on SAU is very easy. But it's even easier to get the SAU account through an invitation. Add your friends, colleagues, family, and fellow students simply by email to any project. We will send an invitation letter, and the recipient will only have to come up with a password!

Task assignee

What will increase the project's success probability? Like-minded people! Invite friends and colleagues to your project by email. Build a team. Share your tasks with other members of the project team. There is no need to open a task form; just specify task assignee in the view.

Chat with team

The project team has an option to use a Chat for each task. Discuss the task, details of the implementation, or the conditions for a successful result. Share suggestions and then immediately transform the message into a task or checklist item. Chat will definitely increase your work productivity!

Execution

Mark a task as done or undone

Sometimes it is enough to mark the task as Done! if it was completed. And sometimes it is a little more difficult ... We will tell you about all the options for the task's execution so that everything will be perfect!

Task tracker

Are you remembering to do your meditation in the evening? Have you forgotten to water the flowers again? Did you forget to fill out the weekly report? Then Tracker is what will definitely help you! Put all your recurring tasks in one project and SAU will remind you about them in time.

Attachments: files, links, cloud files

Files, links, and photos can be attached to tasks. It is very convenient to keep all attachments close at hand. If you already use Google Drive, DropBox, or One Drive, that's great! Let the files be where you are used to keeping them, and SAU provides the ability to select a link to a file in a file-cloud.

Library

All files, links and photos that were attached to tasks can be viewed all on one screen - the "Project Library". The library has different views, a little statistics and filters by tasks

Analysis

Indicators

Indicators are all you need to find out whether this project or task has some problem or not. Indicators are built on the due dates of tasks and have 3 meanings:
Green is okay, the task is done.
Grey is normal, the task's due date is in the future, or it's empty.
Red is not good, the task is overdue.
For the project level, all these indicators are aggregated.

Productivity

Take our quiz 🔣 and find out the right way to motivate and monitor productivity! It is especially and only for you! Put it in SAU as the main one and enjoy the tasks.

Color-coding

When you have a lot of projects, you need to have a system or logic to prioritize, categorize, and group them. That is why we create a color-coding feature. Create your own color meaning method for projects. The chosen color will be shown on the sidebar in your project row as a background of your project page and the color of the browser tab with this project. Don't want color? Choose an inspirational 🌆 picture!

Under control

Project dashboard

We are convinced that project analysis is what brings meaning to task planning. Even if these are the simplest projects, they still deserve charts, graphs, and statistics. The whole project is on the dashboard at a glance.

My dashboard

The main screen or SAU start page is your private dashboard! Here you can see the most important, necessary, and motivational analytics and information.

Team dashboard

This Dashboard was created especially for working with your project teams. You can easily see all statistics of tasks' execution and project realization dynamics. Important! The team dashboard is built only by projects you own.

Notifications and emails

We know how annoying notifications can be… A lot of emails and push messages on the phone. In SAU, you will find a fully customizable list of notifications that you want to receive. We care about you not being distracted.

Search

Any project or task can be found by part of the name or description. The search will find the task even if it has been sent to the archive a long time ago

Archive and Bin

What is the difference between Archive and Bin? If all the planned tasks were done in the project or list, then the project can be sent to the archive. You still can see archived project's tasks, and can always restore the project. The project can be deleted to the bin only when it is no longer really needed or was created by mistake. You can return the project from the bin within a month

Export

Maybe you want to work with your tasks in Excel? Or maybe you need all your project tasks in your email? Or you want to get all your data from SAU in one JSON-file? No problem! SAU has different export functions!

Premium

Premium

More features for personal productivity
More tools for teamwork
Communication is more transparent, tasks and projects are clearer

Payment options

You can subscribe to SAU Premium on the website and in all SAU Apps. Payment is available both by card and with in-app purchases through your smartphone, tablet or Mac Book

Upgrade and downgrade for premium

You can upgrade your SAU Premium Pro subscription to Business at any time. Or, conversely, go back to Pro or downgrade to the SAU Free. You will not lose your data or your money

How to manage premium

Here you will find how to manage your subscriptions on the site or in applications, how to mark or renew a subscription, and how to get a subscription for free

System requirements and troubleshooting

System requirements

Minimum requirements for computers, laptops, browsers and mobile devices you can use to work on the SAU website or in SAU Apps

Troubleshooting

Different common problems found by users while working in SAU or installing SAU applications (and it's just a couple of things)

Security & privacy

Know how exactly SAU protects your projects, tasks, personal data and payment data from unauthorized access

SAU Tour

SAU Tour

The most interesting and useful SAU features.
Reading time: 4 minutes.

Getting started

SAU in browser

SAU works in all popular browsers on your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Just open SAU.app, login, and start working with your tasks and projects. Web SAU contains the fullest set of features!

Getting started

SAU iOS App

The SAU Application for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch is now available in the AppStore!🎉🎉
A brief description of all features and the next plans are in this article.

Getting started

SAU Android App

SAU App is now available in Google Play and AppGallery! Lists of projects and tasks, analytics, dashboards, offline-mode, and many other features await in an application for Android smartphones and tablets.

Getting started

Sign up process

It takes a couple of seconds to sign up for SAU, and you only need an email address. You can sign up on the sau.app website or in applications for iOS and Android. Your account will be the same for every device. Just try! It is fast and simple.

Getting started

Sign in

Use your login (the same login for your email) and password to sign into SAU on any device and in any browser. You just need one account for all apps. Don't worry if you forgot your password. Recovery won't take more than a minute.

Getting started

My profile

My profile is the one and only place where all your personal data, configurations, notification, and email settings are located. You can export all your task and project data in a single file from "My Profile."

Navigation

SAU interface

All you need for your projects and tasks are on one screen. SAU has logical and useful interface blocks, such as Project Sidebar, a Tasks and Analytics area, and Cards.

Navigation

Projects sidebar

Your project list is always ready to lend a hand. We tried to put in as much information without losing usability: project name, project type, and project analytics. You can notice problems in a project with just one glance.

Navigation

Workspace

The workspace is the main area or screen where all features are located. Tasks list, dashboard, chat, or search results reside in the Workspace.

Navigation

Forms

Project creation, changing, or removal of all data and info are located in a special form, which is the same for tasks and statuses. Even the user profile is a form. Forms contain all needed info and functions.

Planning

Project: new, edit, delete

Any user at any time can create a new project. It is enough for a project to have just a name. Give it a title and start to create your tasks.

Planning

Task: new, edit, delete

You generate tasks, deals, or small things to do all the time! But we don't write down every task in a notebook or tracker. We rely on our memory or worry about it come task creation time. But wait! You need only a task name to create it in SAU. No other params. You can fill it later. Just make a task name and Add!

Planning

Private and team projects

Share your project with friends who can support you. Share projects with your colleagues for productive teamwork. Share your holiday-plan-project with your family. Make a project team. Or you can keep your project private. No one can see it or its tasks.

Planning

To-do List

To-do List is the most popular task view. It is very simple and so intuitive. All tasks are shown in one list where you can easily set your own order, mark tasks as done, change due dates, and change assignees.

Planning

Table

The table view shows the maximum amount of info about tasks on one screen. Here, you can find the description, status or file count without opening the form. The table is a very useful view if you need to work with all task parameters simultaneously.

Planning

Board

The Board view managed to prove itself as a convenient and clear instrument. It is an ideal fit for projects and tasks with straight statuses. For example, a simple grocery list can have statuses that say: To buy, Not in the shop, or Bought. The Board is that view where you can place tasks on different columns.

Planning

Tasks' statuses on the Board

Statuses are states or stages or phases of your tasks in one project. Statuses are shown as columns in the Task Board. You can create any statuses in any quantity for any projects. Examples are in this chapter!

Planning

Calendar

Lots of meetings or consultations? Need to plan your studies or training? Then you'd definitely need a calendar view. The Calendar makes it easy to see how busy each day is with tasks.

Teamwork

Project team

You can work on projects as a team, set tasks, create a workflow on the Board, or you can simply invite friends to support you on an important list of tasks.

Teamwork

Invite anyone to project team

You already know that signing up on SAU is very easy. But it's even easier to get the SAU account through an invitation. Add your friends, colleagues, family, and fellow students simply by email to any project. We will send an invitation letter, and the recipient will only have to come up with a password!

Teamwork

Task assignee

What will increase the project's success probability? Like-minded people! Invite friends and colleagues to your project by email. Build a team. Share your tasks with other members of the project team. There is no need to open a task form; just specify task assignee in the view.

Teamwork

Chat with team

The project team has an option to use a Chat for each task. Discuss the task, details of the implementation, or the conditions for a successful result. Share suggestions and then immediately transform the message into a task or checklist item. Chat will definitely increase your work productivity!

Execution

Mark a task as done or undone

Sometimes it is enough to mark the task as Done! if it was completed. And sometimes it is a little more difficult ... We will tell you about all the options for the task's execution so that everything will be perfect!

Execution

Task tracker

Are you remembering to do your meditation in the evening? Have you forgotten to water the flowers again? Did you forget to fill out the weekly report? Then Tracker is what will definitely help you! Put all your recurring tasks in one project and SAU will remind you about them in time.

Execution

Attachments: files, links, cloud files

Files, links, and photos can be attached to tasks. It is very convenient to keep all attachments close at hand. If you already use Google Drive, DropBox, or One Drive, that's great! Let the files be where you are used to keeping them, and SAU provides the ability to select a link to a file in a file-cloud.

Execution

Library

All files, links and photos that were attached to tasks can be viewed all on one screen - the "Project Library". The library has different views, a little statistics and filters by tasks

Analysis

Indicators

Indicators are all you need to find out whether this project or task has some problem or not. Indicators are built on the due dates of tasks and have 3 meanings:
Green is okay, the task is done.
Grey is normal, the task's due date is in the future, or it's empty.
Red is not good, the task is overdue.
For the project level, all these indicators are aggregated.

Analysis

Productivity

Take our quiz 🔣 and find out the right way to motivate and monitor productivity! It is especially and only for you! Put it in SAU as the main one and enjoy the tasks.

Analysis

Color-coding

When you have a lot of projects, you need to have a system or logic to prioritize, categorize, and group them. That is why we create a color-coding feature. Create your own color meaning method for projects. The chosen color will be shown on the sidebar in your project row as a background of your project page and the color of the browser tab with this project. Don't want color? Choose an inspirational 🌆 picture!

Under control

Project dashboard

We are convinced that project analysis is what brings meaning to task planning. Even if these are the simplest projects, they still deserve charts, graphs, and statistics. The whole project is on the dashboard at a glance.

Under control

My dashboard

The main screen or SAU start page is your private dashboard! Here you can see the most important, necessary, and motivational analytics and information.

Under control

Team dashboard

This Dashboard was created especially for working with your project teams. You can easily see all statistics of tasks' execution and project realization dynamics. Important! The team dashboard is built only by projects you own.

Under control

Notifications and emails

We know how annoying notifications can be… A lot of emails and push messages on the phone. In SAU, you will find a fully customizable list of notifications that you want to receive. We care about you not being distracted.

Under control

Search

Any project or task can be found by part of the name or description. The search will find the task even if it has been sent to the archive a long time ago

Under control

Archive and Bin

What is the difference between Archive and Bin? If all the planned tasks were done in the project or list, then the project can be sent to the archive. You still can see archived project's tasks, and can always restore the project. The project can be deleted to the bin only when it is no longer really needed or was created by mistake. You can return the project from the bin within a month

Under control

Export

Maybe you want to work with your tasks in Excel? Or maybe you need all your project tasks in your email? Or you want to get all your data from SAU in one JSON-file? No problem! SAU has different export functions!

Premium

Premium

More features for personal productivity
More tools for teamwork
Communication is more transparent, tasks and projects are clearer

Premium

Payment options

You can subscribe to SAU Premium on the website and in all SAU Apps. Payment is available both by card and with in-app purchases through your smartphone, tablet or Mac Book

Premium

Upgrade and downgrade for premium

You can upgrade your SAU Premium Pro subscription to Business at any time. Or, conversely, go back to Pro or downgrade to the SAU Free. You will not lose your data or your money

Premium

How to manage premium

Here you will find how to manage your subscriptions on the site or in applications, how to mark or renew a subscription, and how to get a subscription for free

System requirements and troubleshooting

System requirements

Minimum requirements for computers, laptops, browsers and mobile devices you can use to work on the SAU website or in SAU Apps

System requirements and troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Different common problems found by users while working in SAU or installing SAU applications (and it's just a couple of things)

System requirements and troubleshooting

Security & privacy

Know how exactly SAU protects your projects, tasks, personal data and payment data from unauthorized access