Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Things - My To Do List Manager

I've gone through an entire series of To Do managers. On my mission I used these 'Do It' cards I kept in my shirt pocket. Then back in my university days I used a full-page system from the very first Franklin planner. Moved on to the Daytimer 1/2 page size. Palm Pilot, Microsoft Outlook, and probably 15 other systems.

After moving to the Macintosh last summer I spent some time trying different To Do managers... none seemed to do what I wanted. I especially wanted a nice fast sync to my iPhone, and something that worked with the way I work.


I think in 'projects' and 'where' - something that would let me keep all those items that were errands in the same area together, then later see them all together.


I've found my latest tool. It's called 'Things' - and also comes in an iPhone format.


I can strongly recommend it to anyone with a Macintosh. I especially like the simple quick way to add a new item as so as it pops into my head (ctrl-option-space) and then I can later re-organize them, and prioritize them, and assign them to specific dates, or even just drop it into a 'someday' category.


Syncing to the iPhone is fast, simple and easy - I can enter a new To Do on my iPhone and then it shows up on the Mac... or vice versa.


Give it a try! - here's a short video on Things

2 comments:

Gramps said...

Glad that you are enjoying all the new electronic toys. I think we are about as far into things as we'll get at this point. I still need to update our digital photo's.

Gram said...

I love that you are into all of this. I did go far enough to read what it is about. I am sure Jill is enjoying you being home.