In October of 2011 I wrote a post about the program SimpleNote, which was my note-taking application of choice. At first it only worked on my iPhone, and then they eventually added a weird work-around for syncing, but I got tired of stuff not showing up on one machine or another… so I stopped using anything at all, reverting back to either a piece of paper in the house or the Notepad app on my phone. A few months ago I put the word out to my contacts that I was looking for a new to-do app that would work flawlessly on both my laptop and my phone, and I received a few responses back. The one that caught my eye was one called Wunderlist, which is marketed as being “task management at its best”, so I decided to give it a try. It’s fantastic.
Why is it fantastic?
- It’s free.
- It syncs perfectly between my devices.
- It’s as simple as it can possibly be.
- It allows me to cross off completed items while still being able to see them.
- It’s beautifully designed.
- I can share lists with others.
- It’s cross-platform and available for Mac, Windows, and Android devices
Here’s a snapshot of the list I was working from earlier today:
If you are looking for a desktop or mobile app to help keep you organized, you really couldn’t do much better than this one. Seriously, give your to-do list a makeover and give it a shot. You’ll dig it.
Thanks for the post David! Don’t forget to check out Wunderkit too 🙂
When will it be ready?
Been following your blog for awhile now and you always have really informative things to discuss. Will definitely check this app out.
Thanks for continuing to blog. Look forward to seeing your columns pop up in my inbox as I’m subscribed via email.
Enjoy your new life in Vermont!
I’m with you! I love Wunderlist, it even works on my old PowerBook G4, so I have it on my Android phone and all my devices. I’ve just started sharing lists with colleagues and as I’ve said to them as an introduction to using it; if it’s more work to manage the system/app itself, forget it. This is as simple as you’d want and you can set deadlines and even set it to remind you of tasks via alerts and or email.
I just stumbled upon your blog recently and am liking it quite a bit. I too have been STRONGLY desiring a move to a simpler life. So many of these simple living blogs I have been reading though are written by people who work from home. I love that & would love to do this myself since a big part of my simple living plan is being able to stay home & homeschool my child. What I’m wondering though is what in the world do work from home people do for a living??? More importantly, how do you go about even finding a job like this and stay away from the barrage of scams out there? The idea of a traditional job has been drilled into so many of us, myself included, that I don’t really know where to begin with this search. I so want to do something I love for a change. Any suggestions?
I don’t know whether it’s just me or if perhaps everyone
else experiencing problems with your blog. It appears as though some of
the text on your posts are running off the screen.
Can someone else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them as well?
This may be a problem with my browser because I’ve had this happen previously. Cheers
Another to-do app I want to mention here, Proofhub. Also provides project management and time tracking.