Has anyone found a task management tool they really like?
I rely heavily on my calendar and keep a running to do list (paper), but it usually gets messy. Does anyone have any recommendations for a simple to use online tool that can help me manage my work and personal to do list?
Yes! I am using Comidor(www.comidor.com) and I am really satisfied with that!
If your a PC user, I've found Microsoft's Notepad incredibly helpful since they work like basic sticky notes as they are digital.
Great question! Been struggling with the issue since forever...
After trying most apps in the market, here are some take-aways:
You to-do list should be SHAREABLE, both with other people and across your computer, phone, tablet and web browser.
If you only need a simple check-list, use the simplest possible To-Do app.
Most people need to add more information, beyond the check-list.
End of day, I'm using Evernote across all my devices. I can share the lists with others, that can help keeping things updates.
- Trying to set up a weekly to-do list and plug away against that list.
- The weekly list becomes a weekly commitment on your desk.
- Still like to print out a clean to-do list every week and that jot on the paper, since it's hard to update electronic lists while talking to clients over the phone.
Everything else i do is in electronic systems... but the to-do list and meeting notes are paper-based (then transferred into different software apps).
Proofhub.com is another tool that you can check out. Has all the features that are required for project management as well as collaboration. I'd recommend you to give it a go.
Wunderlist is the best all round 'task' manager, although some have task integrated into Evernote I like to keep the 2 separate. I have purchaced the premium pack in Evernote.
If you have simple task, not needing to 'share' tasks, then the best and most recent 'Any.do' and 'Any.do Cal' These are really cool apps where whatever you have in the Any.do task app, when you open the cal app the lists are accessible, or integrated there. Android the task appear on the day, iOS the link to the list appears in the calendar app.
I've used Basecamp and also Daylite. They are both great but at different ends of the spectrum. Daylite has a calendar, to do list, projects and you can link in emails really easily. It's for Mac. However it is by far the most functional tool I've found.
Asana.com is the best you can get as far as i am concerned and it's FREE
Evernote is the best app for keeping track of notes and lists. Personally, I use Google Apps for Business, so I just use Google Tasks as my To-Do list and their are apps that will sync and display it on my phone.
I like Google tasks because it doesn't get to crazy, you just make list items and check them off. The other to-do lists get waited down with too many features and complicated entry.
A really good task manager app is Asana. https://asana.com/ we use it quite extensively. Its good for project management and task management. It has some nifty features where you can mail in updates and it gets logged.
There are so many excellent tools on the market it's important to identify specifically what you want to track and manage about your tasks. Are you looking for pure capture and completion? Perhaps task relationships? Managing for a team? My productivity group on G+ has compiled a list of over 50 different tools, all of them with varying functionality. With that in mind, I agree with the Trello recommendation as well as Any.Do, Todoist, or ToodleDo.
If you'd like some help narrowing this down to the specific one that will help you the most, just drop me a line.
Tried Asana but it's too complex for personal use, and even for an entire team (which we used it for), basically anything you can do there can also be replicated in Trello. Plus, Trello launched its own calendar view with new features on the way after the company secured funding.
Also tried Basecamp but across mutliple devices it can get buggy.
So I would recommend Trello. It's completely free too.
I personally like to use Wunderlist. https://www.wunderlist.com/ Works well on the computer and real well on the phone.
Wunderlist works online and on your phone. It's simple and easy on the eyes.