Help. Step-by-step SAU manual

Help. Step-by-step SAU manual

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

SAU Tour

SAU App for macOS computers

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

Getting started

Sign up process

It takes a couple of seconds to sign up SAU App for Mac, and you only need an email address. And 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Project templates: public & private

If you don't know how to start a project, what tasks to add, you should try our templates. We have prepared projects for life, for work, for the soul. Inside each project, we have created tasks, added necessary links, and set deadlines.

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.

Delete whatever you want

How to delete a task or a project or your SAU profile? You can delete the task only if you are the owner of 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 and only on the website. To delete your SAU profile titally write us

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.

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!

Checklists

Checklists belong to tasks and help to explain to the assignee how to do a task or what the result you are expecting to get. Real examples of checklists and step-by-step instructions for working with them you will find in this section

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.

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

Notifications: email, push, messages

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.

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!

Change Password

You just need one account for all apps. Don't worry if you forgot your password. Recovery won't take more than a minute.

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

Tech issues

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 App for macOS computers

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

Getting started

Sign up process

It takes a couple of seconds to sign up SAU App for Mac, and you only need an email address. And 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.

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

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.

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.

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

Project templates: public & private

If you don't know how to start a project, what tasks to add, you should try our templates. We have prepared projects for life, for work, for the soul. Inside each project, we have created tasks, added necessary links, and set deadlines.

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

Delete whatever you want

How to delete a task or a project or your SAU profile? You can delete the task only if you are the owner of 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 and only on the website. To delete your SAU profile titally write us

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.

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

Checklists

Checklists belong to tasks and help to explain to the assignee how to do a task or what the result you are expecting to get. Real examples of checklists and step-by-step instructions for working with them you will find in this section

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.

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

Notifications: email, push, messages

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

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!

Under control

Change Password

You just need one account for all apps. Don't worry if you forgot your password. Recovery won't take more than a minute.

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

Tech issues

System requirements

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

Tech issues

Troubleshooting

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

Tech issues

Security & privacy

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