Getting Things Done, as a concept carved by David Allen in 2001, has aged fast. Users of the method have been shaping its recommendations to fit their needs, but, most importantly, they did so to catch up on how technology could help them get things done with less friction. Apps have also developed their own ways to support some sort of easy path to achieve productivity and the starting point from Getting Things Done soon deviated into several personal methods.
As a Mac user, I’m very familiar with the dispute between Omnifocus and Things, being a previous user of the latter and considering the jump to the previous until I reached out for the web and found Nirvana, which felt like a better deal coming from Things, which manages tasks with Next Actions and Today lists, rather than Omnifocus with its Forecast and the reliance of due dates.
Having to juggle both household responsibilities and work, productivity is always in flux for me. I’d usually sit down and focus for more than two hours, but there are instances when I’d get so distracted that the day ends with so much left undone.
I’ve tried reading up on several productivity systems, one of which is David Allen’s infamous work-life management system, Getting Things Done®. This system works well for so many people to such an extent that they would use GTD apps to fit it into their workflow. Nozbe is a web app that adheres to the GTD productivity system and has since helped thousands of people become more productive since its inception in 2007. What’s more, the app recently got a design overhaul that aims to sharpen its core feature set and introduce new features as well.
Let’s see what the latest version of Nozbe (1.7) has to offer, how it works, and if it is successful in helping users apply and adopt basic GTD principles.
For small teams looking to launch exciting new projects in the 21st century, the web has played a very big part in helping some teams get organised and manage their projects completely online. For this reason, there have been plenty of interesting project management apps launching that bring their own set of features to the mix. However, a fair few of these are pretty pricey and for businesses with a large number of employees relying on the system, the per-user pricing model can quickly prove to be impossible to maintain financially.
An exciting new app making its mark in the project management field is Getquantify. With its vast array of features, it could prove to be the saviour to every project manager looking for a complete solution without the high price tag. (more…)
It’s great that there’s a spectrum of task management web apps to help you get things done. Each of them offers a different approach and interface, so you can choose from a wide variety to find the app that works best for you. After all, everybody has their own way of working through their tasks and projects.
FacileThings is one of the new kids on the block and presents a fresh take on the GTD app category – it’s not just a to-do list. Developed by a dedicated team in Spain, FacileThings urges you to think about all the things you need to get done, organize and prioritize it all and then work through your tasks efficiently and effectively. If your time management has been completely out of whack and you’re looking to get a grip on things, this might be the way to do it. Let’s try it out, shall we? (more…)
Every day, lots of new websites and apps are popping up around the internet with one sole purpose: to help the everyday person of today manage the things they need to do. These are often generally carbon copies of each other and by there being so many variations of the simple to-do app, it can be confusing for most of us to know which one to use.
A new contender in this field is Pegby. It takes its own unique stance on getting stuff done and offers a radically different type of system than has been seen in most other GTD apps that grace the internet. You can read on to find out more about this exciting app!
Since the dawning of time, people have had things to do. And once those things to do out-numbered their ability to remember them, they started inventing ways to keep track of them. With each new leap of technology, people found new and ingenious ways to keep lists of all the things they needed to do. The Internet is the hight of technology today, so naturally we’re going to try to leverage it’s power and awesomeness to help us get things done — or at least keep track of all the things we have to get done.
Because the concept of a to-do list is nothing new, there’s no shortage of to-do lists in web app form. Today, though, we’re going to take a look at one of the newer kids on the block — TeuxDeux. We’re going to see what makes TeuxDeux different, what it’s capable of, and how you can use it today.
We’re kicking off a new weekly poll today, getting our readers opinion on a different topic each week. Hopefully this will give us all a chance to talk about a relevant issue, share our thoughts, and generally have a chat in the comments!
Task management has been a popular and reoccurring topic on Web.AppStorm and rightly so. It’s a topic we all deal with daily, yet we all approach and handle differently. Today’s powerful web apps make task management a breeze, even fun sometimes.
I’m always trying to get others to make the switch from paper-based task management to a web app, yet you’ll still find a stack of sticky notes, at the ready, on my desk. So we’d like to know, how do you manage your tasks? One of the plethora of amazing web apps available? The tried and true paper method? Or maybe you’re just so darn smart you can do it all in your head?
What’s your preferred method? If a web app, which one? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks!
Task management is critical to enhance productivity. Arranging tasks in a sequence and scheduling them is the key to efficient time management. Doit.im promises to make your life efficient by managing your time and tasks. Can you depend entirely on Doit.im to manage your tasks with its ability to delegate tasks to coworkers or friends? We will find out after the jump.
We’ve covered a multitude of task and project management apps, which probably only account for a fraction of what’s available on the web. While we don’t want to bore our readers with a gazillion more to-do and GTD apps, I really felt this one was worth checking out.
Nirvana is an app for task management based on the GTD book by David Allen for getting things done. Its interface design and capabilities immediately caught my eye so I had to give it a shot. Read more about Nirvana, with a video preview, after the jump.