How do you organize your life?
I am always curious and interested in learning how people get stuff done.
Here are some tools I have heard of:
I have a friend who lives off this calendar for work and personal life but I find I need to be able to see notes in a list and not in a calendar format which is nice visually with colours, but I need an actual TASK LIST to follow at a glance
I used to use ANotes (this is how I organized my life before they rebranded themselves because their name sounded so juvenile), but I found that they didn’t have the robust requirements I needed for dates, start planning dates, etc. The app was cute, it had lots of pretty colours and icons but I prefer functionality, so I switched to ToDo app, which is still not perfect but it is better than ANotes.
I used to use this for grocery lists or short notes for the daily reminders but now they want you to create an account and sign in which doesn’t work on my iPod Touch
I now use this to make short task lists or notes to myself — it loads a nanosecond faster than my ToDo app and I am not afraid of accidentally deleting anything while I am quickly typing down a note.
This is the one I use for organizing my entire life. I cannot life without it and get really sad if I can’t access it for password reminders or notes. In one glance I have my tasks for the week along with reminders and even notes on what I have for money transfers go pay for bills and so on. It covers all aspects of my life:
- pricing comparisons of products
- things I want to borrow from the library, read, listen to or watch
- what to enter in my budget when I get home
- blog post ideas (even actual blog posts I copy and paste into WordPress)
- Little Bun notes: what to bring to daycare
- Events: birthdays, anniversaries and anything I have to prep ahead of time for it like presents to buy or photo collages to make
I live off this app.
Other apps recommended by others are:
- Teux Deux
I have never used any of the three above but many people swear by OmniFocus.
Or you can just use a paper planner but I make so many changes that it really annoys me if I see things crossed out or if I have to use white-out on it (a nice, clean, organized page is my goal here, so chicken scratch won’t cut it).