SOURCE: Skoach

November 07, 2007 07:00 ET

New Web-Based Time & Task Manager Skoach: Powerful Enough to Manage ADD, Office ADD, and Other Time-Related Obstacles to Success

World-Renowned ADD Authority Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. and Savvy Software Applications Architect Alex Turetsky Wow Users With Tool Boasting Unprecedented Features and Functionality

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - November 7, 2007) - CHADD Conference -- Skoach™, the Web's only on-the-go time and task management solution powerful enough to manage ADD, ADHD, and the most hectic of lives, will debut today at the National Conference of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD). Developed by the internationally renowned ADD expert who wrote the best-selling "ADD-friendly Ways to Organize Your Life," Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. and a development team led by seasoned applications architect, Alex Turetsky, Skoach is a powerful, insightful time-management application.

"In the U.S. alone, there are over 10 million adults struggling with ADD. Their struggles are estimated to account for a $77 billion loss of household income annually," said Skoach Chairman and Founder Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. "Because the problem is so widespread, Alex and I decided to create a web-based management system to reach the broadest audience possible. Skoach trains users to live, think, and work more efficiently and to avoid over-commitment and disorganization."

Skoach wraps features like automated scheduling, phone-in task and appointment adding, SMS and email reminders, agenda building, and guided project planning into one centralized and intuitive system. Skoach can even be synchronized with popular business tools like Microsoft Outlook to integrate existing and shared schedules and tasks. Skoach has been tested by beta users, known as "Skoachers," since spring of 2007.

"I am floored by how useful Skoach has been to me," said beta Skoacher Daniel Schutzsmith, editor and publisher of Graphic Define Magazine. "I have been more productive and I'm in a better mood because of it."

Customizable Skoach Features Include:

Tasks on the Fly -- With nothing more than a mobile phone, Skoachers can call-in to add items to their task lists and schedules or receive a text message containing their daily schedule.

Auto-Scheduling -- Automatically schedules tasks and appointments on a task map according to priority and deadlines.

On-the-go Reminders -- Skoach sends a text message or email task reminder to reach users wherever they may be.

Project Manager -- Users are prompted to create a cohesive plan for completing projects through a series of targeted questions.

Task Shifter -- Automatically reschedules to compensate for added or moved tasks or for time estimate revisions.

Notes Feature -- Skoachers can link real-time notes to their schedules for time-stamped meeting minutes.

Agenda Tasks -- Users can create meeting agendas enabled with the ability to time-stamp action items as they are checked off.

"As an ADD-challenged adult, I fully understand the hardships of a world cluttered with task lists, planners, to-dos and post-its," said Skoach CEO and Co-Founder Alex Turetsky. "Before I started skoaching, successfully completing my day-to-day tasks was a real burden. That's why after an initial learning curve, users can't imagine life without Skoach."

Skoach, found at www.skoach.com, currently operates on Internet Explorer 7, Firefox, and Camino and will support Internet Explorer 6 in the coming weeks. For more information on the Web's only time management solution powerful enough for today's ADD world, visit Skoach's founders at Booth 901 during the 2007 CHADD Conference, November 7-10 in Crystal City, VA. During the conference, Skoach founder Kathleen Nadeau will be inducted to the CHADD Hall of Fame for her decades of work teaching ADD management skills and strategies.

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