Getting Things Done: Great To-Do List App

Posted by David Chism | Tue, Sep 1, 2009

 Getting Things Done: Great To-Do List App
ThingsBlack­ber­ry and Palm devices always did a great job includ­ing a good and easy to use task man­ag­er appli­ca­tion. On the old PALM, you actu­al­ly had a but­ton for To-Do’s” right on the front of your device. Mak­ing list were easy and check­ing them off was even more fun! Now that the tech­nol­o­gy age is so much more advanced since the ear­ly Palm Pilot mod­els of the late 1990s, we think we need bet­ter pro­grams to man­age our crazy sched­ules. Books have been writ­ten about how to man­age your time more effi­cient­ly, includ­ing the pop­u­lar Get­ting Things Done” book by David Allen. The iPhone, being the lat­est and great­est mobile device on the mar­ket does not come with a stan­dard task man­ag­er pro­gram. Apple left that par­tic­u­lar App to the App cre­ators! If you do a search for a good to do” list for you iPhone, it will be hard find­ing one that is easy to use and even reminds you when things are do. I’m still in the test­ing stages of find­ing a qual­i­ty task man­age­ment App for my iPhone, but so far, I like the App called Things.” This App cost $9.99 from the Apps Store on your device. How­ev­er, if you are famil­iar with the Get­ting Things Done method or have your own cre­ative way to orga­nize your list, Things is prob­a­bly a great lit­tle pro­gram for you to try. I know it is $9.99 but if it real­ly does help you orga­nize your busy sched­ule bet­ter, I’m sure it is worth it. Things allows you to quick­ly jot down thoughts and to-dos. It then saves them into a fold­er called Inbox.” The next step, when you have the time, is to go into your Inbox and cat­e­go­rize and pri­or­i­ties your recent to-do items. Things then will orga­nize your items into sep­a­rate fold­ers such as: Today, Next, Sched­uled and Some­day. All items can also be tagged. I use the tag” func­tion as the cat­e­gories for the com­pa­nies I am work­ing for on an ongo­ing basis. Two final cool” fea­tures are the Projects sec­tion and the abil­i­ty to email your items to your­self or some­one else. The projects area gives you the capa­bil­i­ty of nam­ing projects and the items that need to be done to accom­plish the over­all goal. To learn more, vis­it Things and watch their short video on how it can save you time and money!

About David Chism

David Chism started his business out of a passion for helping small contracting businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. One lifelong hobby of David is using techie gadgets. So this blog is a place where he writes about technology, marketing ideas, just for fun (humor), personal thoughts on small business and more.


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