Project center oriented. The main goal of the project is to overcome information fragmentation. By this the author mean information of different formats store in different locations: emails in the mail application, bookmarks in the browser and documents in the file system.
The project is informed by the principle: "Good information management follows from good project management."
One of their studies suggests that "hierarchies were used not only to organize project-related files but also to express a kind of problem decomposition for the project. Subfolders often represented tasks or even whole subprojects in their own right."
Universal Labeler creates an environment with the structure of a Word outline. Items can be linked to messages or documents, and dragging an item in UL creates a link to the original document or email. "UL is a system of classification or "labels" that can be used to organize e-documents, email and web pages. Folders can represent not just holding bins for files but also a structure of a projects, sub-projects and tasks that need to be completed."
The program also had some feature of task management with the module Task Management that adds due date and reminder.
Basically, if I understood correctly, UL is a outline or text that uses outline titles as folders and project subheadings. It forces the user to use a hierarchical structure. The structure or outline can be reused. In the structure the user can add titles, type in text and drag and drop content from other places that becomes a link.
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