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New Microsoft OneDrive and Office 365 Integration

AUTHOR: Francisco Sáez
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This weekend we added a feature that allows you to attach your Microsoft Office 365 files (actually, any files you have stored in OneDrive) to the actions of your FacileThings lists.

If you use Office 365 and its famous applications (OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), this new tool will allow you to access all your files in the cloud from FacileThings, and attach reference material to your tasks and projects that will help you get them done.

It works in the same way as you currently attach files from Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box: When you are capturing, clarifying or editing an action, you must click on the Files section and then on the (+) icon that appears on the right:

attaching OneDrive files

Once the file is selected you can keep the file name in OneDrive or change it to a more meaningful one before saving it.

To have a direct access to the attachments, links to them are now shown in the list items:

item with attachment links

Support Material for Projects with OneNote

Since many people have requested an integration with OneNote that allows them to associate their notebooks as support material for the projects (as it’s now done with Evernote), I want to emphasize that this integration with OneDrive allows you to do so.

This is because Microsoft saves OneNote notebooks as a single file (actually, it’s a special type of packaged file that contains other files). Therefore, to associate a OneNote notebook to a project you only have to create an item in the Reference Material list of the project and attach the OneNote file to it.

attaching a OneNote notebook

Other recent changes

  • The most used person contexts tool has been included in the task editor and in the routine editor.
  • The management of the application’s cache has been improved, for faster execution.
  • We fixed a problem where, in some cases, duplicate events were generated in Google Calendar through the FacileThings synchronization process.
  • Other minor errors in the management of the Calendar and the integration with Google Calendar have been fixed .
  • When you are clarifying a next action of a project, you are no longer asked about its position in the project (at the beginning or at the end) if the project doesn’t yet have actions. It does not make sense.
  • In the Projects section, you are not asked about the position of a new action in the list (at the beginning or at the end) when you are adding it. We think that it’s more efficient if the actions go directly to the end of the list, and the user reorder the project by dragging and dropping the actions immediately afterwards.

7 comments

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Commented 4 months ago Jonathan Byron Head

You have addressed true pain points with these changes. Thanks for listening.

Cf06654ff8786b565af449aac17ccf57 Jonathan Byron Head

You have addressed true pain points with these changes. Thanks for listening.

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Commented 4 months ago Francisco Sáez

So glad you find it useful, Jonathan. Thanks!

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

So glad you find it useful, Jonathan. Thanks!

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Commented 4 months ago Steve

The OneDrive integration: Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Thank you!!

892783ab2600008ccb3560f2e1cfa724 Steve

The OneDrive integration: Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Thank you!!

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Commented 4 months ago Francisco Sáez

Thanks, Steve!

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

Thanks, Steve!

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Commented 4 months ago Shaun Dicker

These are great additions, many thanks!

B5e5d8b53c1b2d174cb7226a924eb35a Shaun Dicker

These are great additions, many thanks!

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Commented 4 months ago Harold Mars III

Excellent integration add ... been waiting for this! I also love the updates to the clarify process; makes things that much more efficient and streamlined ... much appreciated!

B5cff9b601ba1c0838acc783157faac5 Harold Mars III

Excellent integration add ... been waiting for this! I also love the updates to the clarify process; makes things that much more efficient and streamlined ... much appreciated!

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Commented 4 months ago Francisco Sáez

Hi Shaun & Harold, thank you so much for your encouragement!

Fcb879f1bc70aa0f661b842011f280fb Francisco Sáez

Hi Shaun & Harold, thank you so much for your encouragement!

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