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?
Most things I need to do originate with an email. So, just "star" it.
If I need to add something to my to-do list I just email myself and star it.
I love the simplicity of it. It's pretty and has great apps for Mac, iPhone, iPad. The syncing is perfect as well.
Easy to use and straight to the point! And it's great that you have karma to keep up a good rythme.
Can add additional information to a to-do, can have a nested list in a to-do.
Trello - better for tracking - by categories - over time Todoist - one off things to do
A self-described "light CRM", Notion is an awesome tool for to-do lists and personal life management. I had initially explored the platform as a team-wide collaboration database but found it to be much better suited for external action items. Smooth interface, nice features. Highly recommend.
Things is simply the simplest and most effective task management app I've tried. I've tried just about most modern GTD-style todo apps and haven't been able to leave Things for a decade. Todoist, Asana, Trello, and Notion seem reasonable for large teams and organizations but are overkill for personal tasks.
I really dig the new iOS Reminders app and think powerful automation such as "Remind me when messaging..." will really be killer differentiators.
Between the intuitive interface, ability for multiple projects and gamification this is the best Todo app.
used all of them and Pyrus seems to be my replacement for Notion
I've been using it for years. Light and single purpose.
after having used Basecamp, Asana, Trello, Google Keep, MeisterTask, Wrike, among others: I'm back to Basecamp.
Asana is technically more feature rich as a pure task list. But we feel Basecamp ticks off more boxes for us as a project management tool.
For quick, personal tasks, Google Keep is quite nice since it's syncs between mobile and desktop.
While I realize this may not be a popular answer, this think that I like about OneNote is that I intuitive for use and almost everyone has it. This is important to me because if I quickly jot down some notes in a OneNote and later format it in to a to do list, I can just add someone to that page to share that list.
Notion for all the awesome features already mentioned here. I use Apple notes a lot since it is easy, syncs super well across all the devices.
So far it's the only application I found that links flagged emails on Outlook to your to do list. If you rely on Outlook, then it's perfect.
I use Notion for bigger stuff like a roadmap, content calendar, etc. It's also great if you need to collaborate on those things.
For the smaller day to day tasks and notes, I love Bear for its beautiful simplicity. Although it's exclusive to Apple devices (Mac OS and iOS).
I’ve used everything from Things, Asana, Basecamp, Todoist, and so much more for this. They don’t do it for me. OmniFocus understands that projects have due dates. It understands that some tasks can’t be started before a certain date, or before a previous sequential task is completed. It lets me build out custom views if I need to. And most importantly, it has a built-in review tool so I don’t lose track of my work. It’s the only tool that keeps me sane.
I find it very useful and simple to use, and it is a good collaborative tool for small teams (5 people)
big fan of getivy.co for my personal to-do. Small team, but definitely on to something in the productivity space.
Most often I end up pinning emails in Spark (GMail backend) as most tasks come in that way. Have tried many over the years but they don't seem to make me productive. ToDoIst was probably the best. Just wish Wunderlist hadn't been snaffled by Microsoft
Have tried many to-do list apps, and while it is certainly not perfect, it remains my number one choice.
I use it to keep track of the 2-3 tasks I need to complete per day. Plus, it's great to use the kanban-style layout to manage larger projects like our content marketing plan.
Simple and fast entry of items which are available cross platform - web and mobile. Easy segregation by project, and personal / work.
Their mission to provide the same user experience across desktop, mobile and apps. Just enough features to keep me interested but not too many that gets me confused.
Cross-device syncing and it just works; no fancy features
I've tried a lot of them. For me Todoist ended up the clear winner. Asana a close second.
Todoist, IMO, strikes the right balance between simplicity and versatility. And can be used effectively either solo or on a team.
Other things Todoist has going for it: - Cross-platform - Quick task creation - Quick task modification - Reminders (reminders are not on the free tier, though)
I keep switching back and forth between todoist, Omnifocus, things and others. I like stuff about one - stay with it for awhile but then the shiny new app comes along and away I go :).
Simple to use. Can share and collaborate on lists easily
Also use telegram for a running list of notes that are quick and more so for quick notes rather than detailed to-do's / project management
Notion My favorite to-do list app! Simple when it needs to be, complex when I want it!
I find if I have more options to go in a wiki or note taker direction I’ll get lost in taking notes and not clarify down to the next action.
The most flexible solution for a personal todo list. Nested lists allow to organize the tasks just the way I like it.
Perhaps I'm old-fashioned, but Apple's productivity suite of Notes and Reminders works perfectly well for me. To be honest, I think it's more a matter of personal preference. Everyone has his/her best method for prioritization and time management. Apps/services simply augment this in a digital manner.
I usually need something a little more powerful than a simple "list". I work across different topics and teams. So awork gives me just enough "project management" for my to-dos to make that happen.
I’ve been a user from the beginning, and although I’ve experimented with other apps, I always return to Things. As a devotee of the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology, none do it better. Between the Share Sheet and Drafts app actions on iOS and keyboard shortcuts + Alfred workflows on macOS, I can capture everything, then process it per GTD.
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