Wunderlistis my tool for simple tasks or large tasks, and I love its simplicity and beauty.
The Wunderlist logo
I choose Wunderlist after trying out many task managers such as Things, Asana, Azendoo and Producteev. I sticked with Things for a while, but I found it irritating that I could not access my todos on my PC. I decided to try out the other apps, but I choose Wunderlist over everything else as I could easily access it offline on all my devices, and I loved the way you could organize it.
One of my lists
The list feature is a very important feature of Wunderlist. My Kill list is the list everything goes into when I need to complete it. If I get an assignment from school, I will place it into my school list and hashtag it with the appropriate hashtag, and when I am ready to use it, I place it into my Kill list. In my Inbox is all the items I cannot/can’t be bothered to categorise.
If you look at the list at the bottom, you can see a symbol of two people. That means the list is shared. This means you can assign people to a task, and the people you have shared it with can add tasks and tick tasks off.
Another feature I love is hashtags. If I have many Chemistry assignments, I can hashtag them with this: #chemistry. When I click on the hashtag, it shows all todos with that hashtag regardless of which list it is on. This is very useful, as I can see related tasks regardless of which list they are on.
If some of my information is on Evernote I can simply paste the notelink into the ‘notes’ section of the task, but I am hoping that Wunderlist will release integration with Evernote.
I find that Wunderlist is a really cool tool, and it is so helpful that you can get it on all devices, and you can access tasks regardless of your internet status. I find it simple to use, easy to find content with, and I also find it looks very pretty. I would defiantly recommend that you try it out.
Evernote is one of my favorite tools; I use it for everything, from school work to recipes to websites I clip to read later.
My ‘English’ notebook
When I first got Evernote I tagged every note with around 7 tags, and I had hundreds of notebooks which had around 2 notes in them each. After reading Micheal Hyatt’s blog, and how he now organises his notes, I decided to try and adopt his method of having two notebooks: Inbox and Cabinet. The Inbox is my default notebook, and it is where all my notes go if I send them to my account or clip anything to my account using Evernote Clearly or Evernote Web Clipper.
Where you can find your Evernote email and upload allowance
I tag each note carefully and then move it to the .Cabinet notebook. I can then go to the tags section, where I can see all my tags, and select which one I want. This enables me to easily find all my notes.
I decided not to use individual notebooks as you only have a limit of 250 of these, but 100 for saved searches, and a limit of 100,000 tags. One of my most used saved searches is this: ‘tag:school tag:year9 created:day-0’. This brings up all my notes which are tagged with ‘school’ and ‘year9’ and which have been created today.
I love Evernote. I use it all the time, and you would be hard-pressed to find me without a device with Evernote on. I love its simplicity, the way you can easily organise it, and all the integrations it has with other apps and programs.
My current tags
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