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johncolucci

May 30th 2014 12:27 pm

How do you keep up with that honey-do list?

You might have been boxed into using whatever project/task management software your company is willing to pay for. Maybe it's Asana, Basecamp, Trello, Todoist, or some form of an in-house solution. But what about your life tasks, like remembering to pay bills or weeding the garden?

For the better part of a year, I was using Asana and things were going ok, but I just grew frustrated with the functionality, so I tried using Evernote as a task management tool. Needless to say, Evernote can be nice for notes, but using the reminders functionality to organize tasks isn't ideal.

I moved to Trello, something that is slowly growing in popularity. You create "boards" filled with "cards" that are quite customizable to the specific task at hand. After using it for a week, I was hooked. It's simple, fluid, customizable and feels great. It's not perfect, especially the mobile app is a bit "meh," but overall, I think I've found something I can stick with for a while.

So what about you? Share with us what you're using in the discussion below.

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frankspin

I'm convinced finding the perfect solution is harder than finding the Holy Grail....wait I think the Holy Grail is the perfect task manager. I've tried Toodledoo, Evernote, Springpad, Nozbe, Tasks, Reminders, Wunderlist, Any.do, Todoist and so many other damn apps.

Right now I'm settled in on using Things (iOS/OSX only) and have been quite happy with it. It's kind of long in the tooth design wise on the iPhone, so I don't really use it there. I prefer Things over web based solutions because above all else it has a native desktop app. This may not seem like much but I'm an Alfred.app user and webapps don't get as much love as desktop counterparts. So this means in a few clicks I can quickly add tasks.
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dimenso

Great article. I too have been searching for the elusive to do manager. Thanks
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JedH

Using Wunderlist & am (mostly) happy with it, I need solid multi-platform support, as I & my fam/friends use a very broad range of platforms.
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