Hi all, just stumbled across the idea that I might have ADHD (no diagnosis) so forum is new to me, many apologies if this question is asked every other week...
I'm a really bad procrastinator and try to stop by planning myself out of it. I'm trying to find some kind of wonder app that will help me shift my planning from paper to (android) phone and (pc) desktop. I'm after something that will allow me to create a To Do list, break down tasks in To Do list into subtasks, give them a target amount of time (e.g. 2 hrs), prioritise and then put into a day or week planner (i.e. every day broken down into half hour time intervals) - then shift around as necessary!
I currently do all of this (when I'm feeling particularly motivated or panicky) on an A4 pad, which has the advantages of also keeping all my work notes and less detailed to do lists together, but I have times of the day where I'm stuck in a dark room (babies) where playing with my phone is an option but writing isn't, and would be good to use this time for planning. Also don't like the accessibility of the paper book to colleagues etc. - I look like some anal weirdo or someone just trying to keep their head above water (the second of which I am, but still, doesn't look cool).
I'm not too tech savvy, so would have to be fairly iterative.
Hi, thanks for all your replies. I've kind of found something that does almost what I want it to, a web app called Weekplan. Ironically the developer has a u-tube video in which he states that his app is different to the rest because it doesn't aim to help you be more productive, just to prioritise. Ah well, he may be right as I can't say it's made me more productive so far anyway, although I've had a great weekend avoiding catching up on the beyond late work stuff by getting all set up on this. I have lists and lists and lists and lists. Some of them are even scheduled into timeslots. Still not done any work though...
Post by shiningbright on May 26, 2016 10:20:03 GMT
I know what that feels like (all the lists I mean) I also use pen and paper and my oh clot so fed up of all the sheets all oiiver the place he helped me put together a master sheet that is on the kitchen door, next to the living room door and on the bedroom wall between door and light switch lol. He thinks that it'll help and it does kinda but it's not very specific so once I have a change I want to write some smaller lists under the subtitles from his big list in my little personal pad so then I can then refer from one to the next as needed.
I've tried using apps but found them too fiddly for me. And too linear (I'm a mind map kinda gal lol)
I'll deffo check out that app though as I've not heard of it before :-)
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Hi Sarah, i haven't seen anything that does what you want (I've been looking for something similar too). I would love to see a todo list manager that will allow you to actually schedule tasks in your calendar. At work i manually block out time in my outlook calendar for similar tasks, but would love to be able to this for my personal tasks on my phone..
the best cross platform task managers I have come across are wonderlist, todoist, toodledoo. Any.do was quite nice, but a little simple for me. I am currently using Things on the iPhone, it’s a great balance if simplicity and lots of functionality. I 'sort-of' use the GTD process, but only 'sort-of'!
Have you tried linking a calendar to todoist? The video shows how to link a lot more calendars than just iCal here
I haven't actually tried it yet, but I will post how I get on with it.
eta booo! It only works in 'premium' version. :*(
Hi Marion. I have seen couple of apps that do something similar. But my wish is to actually schedule slots in the calendar for specific tasks.
EG, say i have one scheduled meeting in the day, from 0900-1100. That means i have time in my calendar from 1100 to 1700. I can then look at my task list, choose the tasks i wish to do today, and drag them into the slots for the times i wish to do them. EG write report 1200-1230, phone john 1230-1240, sweep drive 1250-1320 etc.
I would really like to see how my day looks in a schedule view, meetings and todos, all showing how much time each will take.
shiningbright , if you're ok at not losing a notebook, and finding it when you want it, you might be able to use the 'bullet journal' system effectively.
LOL --- I have atleast 1 notepad in every room, to do lists on the walls, a pad in my bag and on my fridge, and pens everywhere, yet when I need them I can never find them and typing on my phone takes so long :-( I'm just useless i guess
I've been trying everything under the sun. Most things are too much work to either enter something or schedule/follow up.
But I have found one that works for me... especially if you have a google e-mail account (and therefore calendar as well).
Google Keep is brilliant. Easy to use, set reminders, can be used via internet on your computer or app that sync seamlessly. Also... it looks good which means it is very satisfying when you can tick a task off.