• Personal – appointments, music practice targets, reminders to call people etc.
• Cooking – meal planning, prioritising my recipe box meals by use-by date.
• Housework chores – repeating reminders for when I’m due to strip the bed, blitz the bathroom, which bins go out this week…
• Two work projects – one for my routine work tasks, and one for my new role in business development.
This detail might seem unnecessary to many, but I find it really helps me – not in terms of remembering jobs to do, but in facing them and not procrastinating. Plus, a sense of achievement when ticking a task off.
It doesn’t bog you down with future events, only those that are imminent. My default display is today and the week ahead.
It doesn’t compel you to a fixed regime. I was due to change my bedding yesterday, but I didn’t get around to it because of visitors. So it simply comes up onto today’s tasks as well (marked overdue), and will continue to do so until I tick it off.
One of the things I like about my Housework project is that it took me about 30 minutes to work out my basic plan, and then I have my regular chores nicely spread out, so that no single weekend is full of jobs to do, and I am not going to have jobs sitting queuing for the washing machine. So sheets one week, towels the next. Seems trivial and logical, I know, and who on earth needs an app for it? Based on the number of times that I have faced a “free” weekend, and then realised it was going to be full of chores I had ignored and were all well overdue; it seems that I do.
Amazon Echo (Alexa) integration is brilliant. All tasks scheduled through Alexa go into a default non-project “Inbox”. So I can add things to my tasklist as I think of them during the day – post that package to a friend, remember to pay this bill, order a new prescription. So that the next time I am in front of my computer (or phone) any new tasks are in the Inbox, and I can either action them immediately, or move them into the correct project.
Anyway, this will definitely not be for everybody. But I really like it.