Wunderlist

I have been looking for a simple task manager, that is easy to use and available on all platforms. There are a lot of great task managers available, such as Things and Omni Focus but many are either too complicated or too expensive. After trying many I think I finally found what I was looking for in Wunderlist.

Wunderlist is easy to use, hit the plus button on the side bar to create an event or main task. If you want to create a task specific for today or tomorrow you can click on one of the two calendar at the bottom. Once you’ve created the main task or event you are ready to create your list for that task. To add to the task you hit the plus at the top on the right side on mobile devices. On desktop simply enter a sub task then hit enter to add the next one. You can add notes, due dates, a reminder and even make the task a priority. Once you completed the sub-task you can either check the box, which will remove it from the list but keep it available to add back, To delete it entirely, just swipe and hit the delete button. You can also add a subtask by emailing it to the email address that is given when you register The subject determines what main task if any it goes under. If you email a task with no subject, it will automatically go into the Inbox list.

The only problem I ran into using it was that on the IPad after you added a subtask and hit done, it didn’t automatically go to the next task line. You have to take your hand off the virtual keyboard and hit the plus again. Hopefully that is something the guys at Wunderkinder can fix. Other then that I really like the product. It is available for Mac OSX, Windows, Android, iPhone, iPad and on the web. I do wish they would charge something for it or create a pro-version, it is worth paying for.

Record Your Finished Tasks With iDoneThis

There are many online and free ways to make a To-Do List, but what about those times when you need to track things already done.  For instance, I need to keep track of the number of articles I write.  Well, there’s something for that now also.  iDoneThis is a free calendar type service that allows you to easily keep track of what you have done via email.

The service is free to sign up for and offers no premium options.  There are also no ads on the page which begs one to wonder about the business model.  To sign up you simply choose a user name, enter your email address, and choose a password.  Once that is done you will be greeted  with a brief explanation of how the site works.

As you can see in the sceenshot above you can choose your timezone and you will then receive a daily email at 6:45pm local time.  You respond with a list of what you have done and iDoneThis will record in in your calendar.

The Settings page is as simple as the rest of the site – it consists only of choosing a time zone and changing your password.  You can also click on Calendar to view your list of accomplishments.  The calendar view is of the current month and you can scroll forwards or backwards to choose other months.

The site and it’s functionality are simple.  There’s no hassles of any kind in signing up or using the service.  The only drawback I have found is the inability to change the time of the daily email.