I’m a crack pot when it comes to productivity. I like to know where I’m spending my time and how I can do more with my time. Also, if I don’t have some sort of list I tend to forget the odd thing here and there. Sue me, I’m human.
Because of my passion for productivity you’ll probably see a fair amount of productivity apps pop up in ‘This week’s App‘.
Accidentally More Productive
Honestly. I stumbled upon the Any.do To-do List app through it’s sister app, by Any.do, Cal. Cal, if you hadn’t guessed, is a calendar app which is suppose to integrate with other calendar apps and make you more productive. So far not so good, but that’s another post.
Because Any.do are clever cookies they’ve did their cross app marketing correctly and pushed me Any.do To-do List while setting up Cal. In the end I’ve gravitated towards and starting using Any.do To-do List more often than Cal.
It’s Actually Making Me More Productive
This app is pretty bossy. It keeps telling me to setup my day and asking me if I’ve completed my tasks yet, and if not when will I do them. Honestly, it’s like your mum chasing you to do chores. I think it’s amazing!
One thing I like is that when the app pushes you to respond to a task it gives you reasonable snooze options. It recommends mins, hours then times of day and finally next day. This is a much more realistic option set than just giving you a few option, e.g. minutes, then nothing after that. Some tasks may need to be moved to the evening or the next day. That’s real life.
Some screen shots
Usually I like to use my own screenshots but because I’m using the Any.do To-do List for work, I can’t. It’s got business sensitive tasks in it.
As you can see it’s very iOS’y. Which is fine. The interface is very useful and intuitive you really shouldn’t have a problem getting started. Also it’s traffic light system (are you all beging to see a theme of how I like to categories things Red, Amber, Green – see clueful post :D) allows you to quickly pick what to do with the task.
It’s Not All Easy!
I will admit I don’t find it the simplest app to use. The reason I’m saying this is because I think it has much more functionality than I’m using it for but I’ve not figured out how to use it, yet. I’ll need to dedicate a bit of time to learning the functionality so that I can quickly and comprehensively setup my key tasks for the days and weeks. Right now I’m sporadically setting it up mid-morning. Despite being requested to set it up early morning…this is what I mean by bossy. Bossy is good! Once I learn the functionality I’ll be doing it early morning to avoid being told what to do.
But Yes, Download It
If you are into productivity and like to make sure that your on top of things, but don’t have time to remember to keep on top of things, this app is definitely for you.
Got An App I should check out? Tweet me @nickduddy.