Using Outlook's Journal to Track Time on Projects
Outlook's Journal is another oft-overlooked feature that can help with your productivity. Outlook's journal feature can be used to track time spent on phone calls, meetings, emails, tasks, and more. This program can help keep you on track when you need help focusing to get jobs done. You can also set journal to automatically document everything you do in Microsoft Office. This can be helpful if you spend a lot of billable time on computer tasks.
Open a new journal, and give the journal a title. For example, to the left, you will see that I titled the journal "Outlook Study Guide Journal." Then, you can select what type of activity you will be performing. Here, I selected "Document." If you have different companies or clients you work for (or a project name) enter it in where it says "Company." I often use the journal function during business phone calls - this way I can take notes in Outlook where I keep the contact's information, and if needed I can copy and paste into a word or OneNote page.
You can also forward journal entries - meaning that if you need to document time spent on a project for a client, you can forward your journal entries and notes.
Finally, you can attach items to Journal in order to track them. If you were working on a document in Word, simply attach the document to the journal. This way, you keep track of documents while using Journal.