For years now, I have been using “Remember the Milk” to manage my list of tasks. It’s a good program, but if you don’t pay the premium theme it only allows one refresh per day on mobile. As a result, it’s hard to use.
It’s been a week now and I am really liking it. I am using it as a desktop program) rather than having it in a browser tab and it is also running as an add-on to gmail and I have it installed in my phone.
There are two paradigms that emerge as I use the program:
- “Inbox Zero” is a concept that has been around a while. This program makes it easier to move away from the inbox as a list of things that need to get done.
- Making and completing tasks is a game. I get points for doing it. Some methods:
*if an email is immediately actionable, just do it and archive it
*if it will take some time, create a task for it in the Inbox
*if there are several steps in completing the work, make a project for it and list out the tasks within the project
Todoist is a pay-for-premium service with some extra features for premium users. One that could be useful is task notes. For now, I am using it free and am linking to evernotes for note-taking