If you have problems or questions about how to use InLoox Web App, please refer to the help sections below. Each section explains the functionality and features of InLoox Web App, gives you useful tips and suggestions and important directions so that you can make the most of it.
The First Steps in InLoox Web App are a quick guide to give you a short introduction to InLoox Web App so that you can dive right in. It shows you the basic settings, how to create tasks, set up a project and collaborate with your teammates and work colleagues.
Simply type www.inlooxnow.com in your browser. InLoox Web App supports these browsers and browser versions:
TIP We highly recommend updating your browser regularly to the latest version. This ensures best performance and that InLoox Web App is displayed properly.
At the login-site, click on and then enter your full name, your own, individual-related email address and define your own password. Then click . You’ll immediately receive a confirmation email with your login data.
Do not forward this email to a third party and do not share your InLoox Web App login data with anybody.
PLEASE NOTE As the creator of your or your company’s InLoox Web App account you hold the administrator rights. This means that you alone have access to Options, which you access by clicking on your name in the Top Bar and selecting Options. This is where, in Options-Permissions-User Based, you may change the user-based permissions and e.g. transfer the administrator rights to another InLoox Web App user.
Login for InLoox PM Enterprise Users
In case you are using InLoox Web App in combination with InLoox PM for Outlook, please use your InLoox PM for Outlook login name and password to access InLoox Web App. You do not need to create a new account! All your data is synchronized and transferred from InLoox PM for Outlook to InLoox PM Web App.
Use the Top Bar to quickly create a New Task and navigate to the Workplace by clicking on the InLoox Logo from every page of InLoox Web App. Click on if you wish to upgrade your InLoox Web App edition and access the settings by clicking on your name.
If you click on (recent projects) you can access your recently created projects. You see how many notifications from the Chat and the project notes you have received and how many new tasks have been assigned to you.
Alerts notify you about upcoming tasks. Click on these icons, and you can directly go to the respective chat discussion, the project notes and newly assigned tasks as well as your upcoming tasks.
Invite others to your InLoox Web App account:
If you have purchased several license keys or if you want to invite colleagues to your InLoox Web App test account, please click on . Enter a valid email address of the person you want to invite, select the language (English or German) the email should be written in and click . The invited person receives an email with a link to your InLoox Web App account and is asked to select their own password.
IMPORTANT As soon as you invite someone to your InLoox Web App account, a new contact form is created for this person. It is advisable for you, as administrator of the account, to go to Options and then to Permissions-User Based Permissions to give the invited person full access to InLoox Web App. To do so, please click on in the person's tab and then click Select All. Now, the newly invited person has all the necessary permissions to access every area of InLoox Web App. This is especially important during the initial testing-phase, when you want to fully experience all the collaborative features InLoox Web App offers.
To access the settings, click on your name in the Top Bar. Here you can go to your Profile, to upload a profile picture, Change your Password, change into Advanced Mode, access Options, your Account, and the Help-documentaion, start the demo Tour, or Log out.
PLEASE NOTE: You can only access Options and Account if you have administrator permissions for the InLoox Web App account you are working in. If you have created the account, you are automatically given adiminstrator permissions.
After logging in, you are at the Workplace. Here you get a concise overview of all your tasks. The Workplace also has a calendar and a stream, which keeps you informed on any news or updates in your tasks and projects.
There are three ways to create a new task:
1. The quickest way:
Click on , give your new task a name and press ENTER. The new task does not yet have a start or due date or effort. If you want to change that, drag the task into the calendar to give it a due date or click on to open the Edit Task window where you can edit all the details.
2. The visual way:
If you already know the due date of a task, you can e.g click on Tuesday, 10 a.m. and edit the task.
3. The universal way:
Click on the button in the Top Bar to open the Edit Task window. This button enables you to create new tasks from everywhere in InLoox Web App.
If you want to mark a task as done, set a check in the box of the completed task. It is now displayed under the completed tasks.
PLEASE NOTE Tasks that you create either in the Top Bar or Workplace are your personal tasks without an assigned project. Nobody else can see or edit these tasks.
This is the dialog box that opens whenever you edit a task or create a new task by clicking on the New Task button in the Top Bar or by clicking in the calendar to create a new task.
Start and End Date
You can either only select a start or end date, or select both. The end date of a task is its due date. If you e.g. click on Next Week, the start date is the Monday and the end (due) date is the Friday of next week. If you select Anytime, neither start nor end date is set.
If you click on you can select an indiviual date and also set a time.
The time line shows you the duration between the start and end date.
PLEASE NOTE The duration in the time line is not relevant for the time effort you have to put in to complete the task. It only shows you the time frame during which you can complete the task, with the due date as the latest date until the task is to be completed on.
This is where you select who much time it will take you to complete the task. The effort of a task is relevant for the calculation of a person's workload, for budgets and for time tracking entries.
Add a short text as a description to the task.
Details - Assign a Person and/or Select a Project
You can assign a task to a person and you can select a project for which this task needs to be completed. If you have created the task, you profile picture and name are shown under Assign. Click on it and select another person that works on your InLoox Web App Account to complete the task
IMPORTANT! PLEASE NOTE If you delegate a task to another person, this task is no longer listed in the task list in your Workplace and can no longer be seen or edited by you.
If you want to turn the task into a project-related task, click on Select project, chose a project from the list and click OK to close the dialog box.
PLEASE NOTE If the task is assinged to you and to a project, it is listed both in the task list in Workplace and in the Kanban board (Tasks) in the project.
Details - Color
If you pick a color for your task, a small colored card is shown next to task name in the talk list in your Workplace. If the task is shown in the calendar, the calendar entry is in this color.
TIP Use a color coding system for tasks that are not combined in a project. E.g. use red for urgent phone calls or blue for out-of-office appointments.
Additional Functions in the Advanced Mode
If you switch into Advanced Mode, you can edit further details the tabs Budget, Documents and Custom Fields.
Simple task management can be done in the Workplace. If you have several tasks that are dependent on each other or have to be performed within a certain order it is advisable to combine them within a project
Creating a Project
First, navigate to Projects and there click on . You are directed to the Manage site, where you can edit the project’s details. You are automatically assigned as the project manager.
Now, there are two possibilities to fill this project with tasks:
1. Create Project Tasks
While you are still in the project, click on Tasks in the ribbon and then into the New Task text box to give it a name. Click and the new task is created, displayed in the left column. Click on the task and drag it into another column, if you’d like to change the task’s status e.g. into In Progress.
2. Assign Tasks to an Existing Project
In order to assign existing tasks to an existing project, navigate back to the Workplace by either clicking on and then on Workplace, or by clicking the InLoox logo in the Top Bar.
Now click on to open the Edit Task window and click on the tab Details. There you click on and select the project you want to assign the task to. When you click on OK, the project’s picture, which is clickable and will get you directly to the project’s Manage site, is shown next to the task.
EXAMPLE Here you see two tasks assigned to two different projects. Below the projects’ pictures, you see either your own profile picture, if it is a task created by you, or the profile picture of the person that assigned the task to you.
You can create contact profiles for people who do not have access to your InLoox Web App account, such as your clients, service providers or freelancers. If you have purchased several InLoox Web App licenses, however, you can invite team members and work colleages to collaborate with you on your InLoox Web App account.
New Contacts - No Access to InLoox Web App
In order to create new contact profiles, click on People and there on . The New Contact window opens, where you can add all necessary details like phone number, mail address or website.
Inviting Team Members and Work Colleagues
If you have purchased several user licenses, and have administrator permissions, you can invite others to your InLoox Web App account.
Click on in the Top Bar, enter the email address of the person you want to invite, select English or German as the email’s language and click on . The invited user receives an invitation email with a link to your account. The person choses a password and can then access your InLoox Web App account and you can work together.
TIPTo make sure that new users can start working with InLoox Web App right away, you need to assign them certain permissions. To do that, go to Options-Permissions-User Based, click on the arrow next to a user and click Select All. Now, the newly invited person has all the necessary permissions to access every area of InLoox Web App. This is especially important during the initial testing-phase, when you want to fully experience all the collaborative features InLoox Web App offers.
Im Bereich Auswertung, den Sie nur im Fortgeschrittenen Modus verwenden können, finden Sie die Teilbereiche Dashboard, Berichte, Verlauf und Auslastung. Sie bekommen hier einen schnellen und strukturierten Überblick zu allen relevanten Projektinformationen.
Sie haben im InLoox Web App Dashboard die Möglichkeit, sechs Standardansichten zur Analyse Ihrer Projekte auszuwählen:
Wenn Sie Ihre Projekte verschiedenen Abteilungen zugewiesen haben, wie z.B. Vertrieb, Marketing oder IT, sehen Sie in dieser Ansicht den Projektstatus nach Abteilungen sortiert. So sehen Sie auf einen Blick, wie viele Projekte z.B. in der Marketing Abteilung gerade in Bearbeitung oder schon abgeschlossen sind.
Diese Dashboard-Ansicht gliedert sich in eine Monats-, Quartals- und Jahresansicht, in der jeweils Plan-Ausgaben (Ressourcen), Ist-Ausgaben (Zeiterfassung), Plan-Einnahmen und Ist-Einnahmen in der Währung angezeigt werden, die in den Optionen festgelegt wurde.
In dieser Ansicht werden der geplante (Plan) mit dem tatsächlichen (Ist) Fertigstellungsgrad verglichen. Der jeweilige Fertigstellungsgrad wird prozentual dargestellt. Der geplante Fertigstellungsgrad errechnet sich aus der Differenz aller geplanten Arbeitsaufwände von Aufgaben bis zum heutigen Datum und aller geplanten Arbeitsaufwände aller Aufgaben der Projektplanung. Der tatsächliche Fertigstellungsgrad errechnet sich aus der Differenz aller gebuchten Arbeitsaufwände von fertiggestellten Aufgaben und aller geplanten Arbeitsaufwände aller Aufgaben der Projektplanung.
Wenn Sie eine Projektplanung mit Meilensteinen gemacht haben, können Sie in dieser Ansicht überprüfen, ob Sie den zeitlichen Rahmen einhalten können und die festgesetzten Meilensteine termingerecht erreicht werden können.
Diese Ansicht vergleicht Plan- und Ist-Größen des Arbeitsaufwands. Die geplanten Arbeitsaufwände werden mit den tatsächlich gebuchten Arbeitsaufwänden der Zeiterfassung verglichen.
Sie können im Diagramm rechts die jeweiligen Status auswählen und erhalten die Projektliste dem Status entsprechend gefiltert angezeigt. So sehen Sie auf einen Blick, welche Projekte gerade in welchem Bearbeitungsstatus sind.
Die Bedienelemente sind in allen Dashboard-Ansichten gleich.