To use AMPLL, you will need:
- a Microsoft Outlook 365 or Google Calendar account
- a Mac running OS X 10.15 ("Catalina") or higher
Optionally, you can also authorize AMPLL to integrate with Microsoft OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Outlook 365 Email, Google Drive, and Gmail. Other integrations are coming soon. For more information about how AMPLL users the data from external data sources, please review the App Permissions page.
You can also optionally authorize AMPLL to use permissions on your computer for a more granular view of your work activity and to share your presence information.
Initial account setup
Start your installation by downloading the app and authorizing your work calendar account. You can add your personal calendar, email, calendar, shared file, and Slack accounts later. You can also add your computer permissions later.
To start the installation process:
- Download the .dmg file from the Download page
- From your Downloads folder on your computer, open the .dmg file.
- Drag and drop the AMPLL icon into the Applications folder
- Open the Applications folder
- Double-click the AMPLL application icon
To connect AMPLL to your Microsoft or Google Calendar:
- Follow the instructions on screen to create your account and provide authorization to read your calendar.
Note: When connecting a Google Calendar, be sure to check the boxes for requested permissions, even though the standard Google authorization screen leaves them unchecked by default. You must check these boxes for AMPLL to be able to read your calendar.
Start the user interface tour
Note: During the tour you will be presented with an option to add permissions for AMPLL to better analyze your work activity. This step is optional and can be performed later. Today, it is highly recommended that you grant the permissions to do more fine grain analysis of your work activity, including time in Zoom and other conferencing applications, email, instant messaging, and focus time applications.
Option during the tour to add permissions
Tip: If you do choose to add permissions, don't forget to "unlock" the padlock in the lower left of the Mac OS Security & Privacy screen when prompted to check the AMPLL checkbox in the Accessibility and Screen Recording sections. For more information on how AMPLL users these permissions, see the App Permissions page.
Reminder to "unlock" the padlock in the lower left
- Interact with the onboarding activity cards
The activity cards are in the upper left portion of the Dashboard. Your first activity cards include:
- An onboarding video
- A meeting preferences card to customize the behavior of AMPLL energy rules
As part of the onboarding, you were asked to adjust your battery based on how you feel now! Then, just let AMPLL run to learn more about your work habits.
Adding permissions later
Even if you skipped the Add permissions step above to share your presence and to get more details on your work activity, you can always choose to add your permissions later by clicking on the switch in the Presence area below the energy timeline on the lower right of the Dashboard.
Switch on permissions in the Presence area
There are quick demonstration videos to show how this process looks for both Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook 365 Calendars on our YouTube channel.