Kanban boards are everywhere now, the default way to organize tasks, contacts, database entries, notes, and more.
Airtable uses them to organize your data. Pipedrive uses them to turn your leads into deals. Notion uses them to add a workflow to your notes. Todoist, even, built them into their to-do list app, as task cards are now almost more popular than the original checklist.
But is kanban the best way to organize all of your work? Or do you have other favorite ways to organize tasks and more?
Kanban is really useful as a team for:
- Limiting the work in progress (and therefore improving the flow)
For more personal tasks, I still prefer the good old checklist format.
For teamwork, Kanban works well. The complete picture that it gives is why I keep going to it. But for individual tasks, it will always be a simple checklist, mostly on OneNote. I find the time taken to create a board for personal use too much of an effort.
Do you have a favorite mobile app to scan stuff—and if so, what makes it great? Or do you still rely on a standalone scanner or one built into your printer?
Especially for personal to-dos and tasks that you need to accomplish outside of your team, what is your favorite app and tricks for getting the most out of it?