To create a new activity, click on the Activities tab and press the New Activity button. Pick among the different activity types, fill in the activity details and save.
Go to a record (contact, company, deal, etc.)
Click on the Activities tab under it. Click on the New Activity button.
This works similar to Method 1, but automatically adds the record as a connected item.
This method is useful when creating action items from meeting notes.
First, write a note and save it.
Then, go to the lower right corner of your note. A "New activity" link will appear. Click on it.
A quick note pop-up will appear. The note and all of its connections will be automatically added to the activity's connections list.