I’ve been looking around lately for a better planning/to-do tool that I can use online and will sync to my phone (I’ve used One Note for years but it’s really slow on the phone). It was beginning to take as long as it took me to switch from my IPhone to Samsung (months), so I went exploring last week.
I’m actually really happy with paper and pen. It suits me. But I’ve been out and about a lot recently, and, well, I’ve got a brain like a sieve.
In 100 Days to Done , people were talking about how much they weren’t into planning, and this came up at the right time. So for you, here’s the same information I popped to them in an email.
Here we go (personal opinion ahead, and ones I love you may hate and vice versa). I’ve not included the ones that are $47 upwards a month, or ones with just a free trial period, or ones that are plain old pants unless you upgrade.
Oh, and this isn’t a great big review list. It’s just me, one person looking for something that fits her needs of finding something that will do personal plans and business projects.
This one is great. I love it. It’s called Asana. I’ve just been using the free version so far, and if you’re using it just for yourself and personal projects it’s fab. For business, awesome. Writing, creative projects – yup, it’s lovely.
This one was a bit clunky and reminded me a little of my email inbox which scares the hell out of me some days, but it was easy to use and the focus is on to-do lists. It’s called Toodledo. But, sadly, I can’t just use something because I really like the name! Or could I? No. No.
Another one with a snazzy name called Remember The Milk: free and upgrade. The free version didn’t include syncing to my phone so I left it.
For personal/family organising there is this one called Cozi. Definitely focuses on family planning (as in family organizing, not actual family planning, you know, ‘how many numbers of children will we have sorta planning). I actually liked this. What did make me giggle was you can message each other, perfect if you’ve all stopped talking. Oh, and it’s got a wee journal area too. Nice.
This one isn’t as eye catchy as Asana, but still really good. It’s called Producteev. I liked it, same functions as Asana, but I didn’t choose because I preferred the user experience of Asana.
There’s this one called TodoIst I liked it for work and play. But again, for the free version you don’t get access to all the tools.
Oh, and Slack, which we were talking about on 100 Days on Facebook. But it’s more a collaboration tool, rather than personal products and goals tracking tool. Still slick.
Plenty. Google ‘to-do list project management or goal planning tools’ and you’ll see a lot more. Be safe though. Where it says ‘Sign Up, It’s Free!’ do your digging around the site, is it? Or is it just free for a wee while? Remember, if you sign up for any you are bound to be sent plenty of emails asking you to upgrade. And Dawnie ‘stay safe online’ tip: don’t pay for free, or check how easy it is to cancel! I’m just saying.
Paper and pen do the job too.
But it’s the person using the tools that really does the do.
Okay, over and out. I hope that doesn’t send you off down Internet Squirrels land too much.