ActionItems
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Personal or workgroup info manager, Lite version available.   Demo ($99.00)
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ActionItems is a unique information management software application designed to increase the productivity of the busy professional. ActionItems turns notes into actionable items that can be sent and received across a network. Assign items to people and projects, establish due dates, and track for progress and completion.

Primary features include the Journal, a digital notebook where notes and ideas are captured in outline form. Items can be assigned to people and projects set up inside the Directory. Items are first sent to a Pending area for review. Once designated, they form
What's New
Version 2.6.1:
  • ActionItems is now built as a Universal Binary. This ensures the maximum performance when running on Intel-based Macs.
  • A new "Next Action" column has been added to all outlines.
  • Ability to sort outlines by column expanded and improved
  • Spell check improved for outlines.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2.6 or later








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noumenal reviewed on 28 Jul 2006
I've experienced none of the issues with the 2.5.6 release mentioned by ANON BUD - no problem downloading the app or testing under the trial period, not one crash during several days of intensive real-world use - really, I've had no problems at all. Maybe the developer fixed some things since those posts.

It took me an evening to really grasp the utility of this thing; now I have it running on my PowerBook all day long. I take brief notes during meetings and phone calls at work and can review those notes and easily turn them into actionable items later - usually while sitting in the recliner at home. Very nicely done.

Bought a license after three days. Reminds me of Studiometry's overall design, but without all the features I didn't need. Highly recommended.
[Version 2.5.6]


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Anon-Bud commented on 14 Jun 2006
This is a developer which seems not very interested in getting new customers. After finally getting the demo downloaded (thanks to Mac Update folks for helping me with this) I am unable to use the demo because it keeps telling me my demo period has expired. After repeated messages to the developer I have not received even a hint of an answer. Admittedly, two days may not be such a long period of time, but when one is trying to demo an app, it would be nice to have some kind of response. Apparently, IÕm not the only one who has had problems getting the developer to respond to inquiries about their product, as you can read from othersÕ comments below!

Too bad. It looked like it might be an app that meets my needs.
[Version 2.5.6]


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Anon-Bud commented on 12 Jun 2006
After trying for over 20 minutes to navigate the site with pages that wouldnÕt load, I was finally able to get to the download page for their ÒLiteÓ version. I entered a fake name and e-mail address because I absolutely NEVER give our my name and e-mail address to any developer just to download trial software. I was taken to the license agreement form which I accepted. The download never came up. ItÕs thirty minutes late and IÕm still waiting!

Seems to me, if they were serious about their software, theyÕd make sure that people can get to pages on their website. And Never, I mean NEVER give out your name and e-mail address just to download trial software.
[Version 2.5.6]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 12 Jun 2006
Just use the download link for ActionItems Lite on its MacUpdate product page, it is near the bottom of the page in the 'Related Links' section.
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Oct 2005
I urge all of you who tried previous versions to give 2.5.3 a chance! Completely redesigned saving routines, attractive new price point ($99), plus Lite version available for $29.
[Version 2.5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Aug 2005
I purchased and have tried to use this program twice. Once I lost all my data due to a bug in their upgrade. The 2nd time I lost several days work when the program became unstable and responds with the wheels of death when you click on a project or person. It has been one week and still no response from my questions. I would rather make do with File maker Pro and Tasks than keep losing date. I do not recomend the program.
[Version 2.0.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Sep 2004
The auto-save problems of earlier versions seem to have disappeared in 2.0.7. Also, a Save command has been added, so that there is no more danger of data loss.

ActionItems has an intriguing and unique concept, and I'm looking forward to testing it 'for real' now.
[Version 2.0.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Aug 2004
ActionItems claims to automatically save data in user-specifiable intervals. In my experience, this was untrue, leading to the loss of several days' worth of data for me. And, no, there is NO Save command - you lose everything from the last application launch when ActionItems (or your Mac) crashes.

In the present form, I cannot recommend the application for production work, though I find the concept intriguing.
[Version 2.0.6]

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Anonymous commented on 06 Sep 2004
I'm happy to report that the new version - 2.0.7 - has improved data safety. The automatic save option seems to work much better than in 2.0.6, though still not quite perfect, and there is a new manual save option that appears in my limited test to work flawlessly.
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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Aug 2004
I completely agree with the above comments. Lower the price to $20. Let large sums of expert users use it. Develop a good feedback protocol to accept and act upon improvments and fixes. Repeat as needed. Now you have a product that is worth $99.
[Version 2.0.6]


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Bob114 commented on 28 Jul 2004
this is a good app, but not at this price. I'd pay $30 today for this, but for $99? nah.
[Version 2.0.6]


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Deirdre Saoirse Moen commented on 23 Jul 2004
The blurb says "ActionItems™ continuously saves your information as you enter it. Go to “Preferences/Data File” to specify the frequency. ActionItems™ also performs an “AutoSave” on your data file upon closing the program."

You know what? It doesn't. Too many times, I've lost information that I entered half an hour ago, even though my save interval is set to 10 minutes.

The other thing is that there's no way to see ALL your own tasks, nor are the days that tasks were assigned highlighted. So it's not easy to get an overview that's not project-by-project.

This is really a 1.0 release, even though it says 2.0, so I'm willing to give it a bit of leeway. Then again, I'm using a demo. Would I buy it with these limitations? Umm, no.

But the single thing I'd like most, even more than better reports? Subprojects!
[Version 2.0.5]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Jul 2004
Dierdre:

Try setting your autorecover to 1 minute in the preferences area, will help with your saving issue. Also, version 2.1, coming soon, will save a whole new way, eliminating the 1-minute interval completely.

To see all your tasks in Upcoming, go to the Upcoming window and de-select "for current selection". This will give you all items with an assigned due date across all projects.

If you have further feedback, please send to customerservice@sailalong.com. We hope 2.1 solves your issues and makes you a believer!

Sincerely,

SailAlong Customer Service
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Downloads:4,977
Version Downloads:1,775
Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
License:Demo
Date:16 Feb 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $99.00
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ActionItems is a unique information management software application designed to increase the productivity of the busy professional. ActionItems turns notes into actionable items that can be sent and received across a network. Assign items to people and projects, establish due dates, and track for progress and completion.

Primary features include the Journal, a digital notebook where notes and ideas are captured in outline form. Items can be assigned to people and projects set up inside the Directory. Items are first sent to a Pending area for review. Once designated, they form Assigned Outlines that can be edited and amended. Click on Upcoming to track items by person, project, due date and priority. Send and receive action items over the local network via the ActionItems Inbox, which utilizes Apple's Bonjour technology. Many other unique features make ActionItems the indispensable manager's tool!

For all of the outlining and action item tracking without the bells and whistles, try ActionItems Lite! Perfect for students and single-users.


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