How To Make A DIY Planner You’ll LOVE (2021) With Printables
A DIY planner is the perfect way to find clarity in all the craziness of each day.
Not to mention it gives you so much peace of mind when you have an actual plan and intentions for your week (I usually like to plan mine out on Sundays).
Through starting this blog, I realized I needed a system to manage my personal life while also working on and growing the blog, and I can say creating my own printable DIY planner was a total game-changer. Especially because I got to design and choose my own pages. And it’s, IMHO even better than getting a store-bought planner.
You can find a printable planner useful whether you have a big family that you’re trying to keep fed and clean, or you’re living with roommates and you’re trying to figure out whose turn it is to get the groceries!
Here’s how you can create your own printable planner, along with templates, free printables, and DIY planner ideas for an awesome home organization system that can work for anybody (especially if you have a crafty side and love color, like me!)
Before we get started:
How do you make a good planner?
Making a good planner means designing it around your very personal needs.
Are you trying to organize your finances and prioritize paying off debt?
Are you trying to get a handle on your health and need a place to write out weekly meal plans?
Do you need a daily, weekly, or monthly spread and outline of what needs to get done each day?
Do you want a journaling section to create a journaling habit?
Are you starting a blog or side business and need a place to organize it all?
The first few steps I would take before actually printing and putting together your planner are:
- What are the top 3-5 parts of my life that I need to organize RIGHT NOW?
- How many categories do I need to organize those five areas of my life?
- What are the 1-2 basic sections I want my planner to have (a weekly category? A monthly category?
- Once I know what exactly I want to organize, where can I find those printables? (HINT: I have a shop along with a free printable resource!)
- Where can I find pretty dividers for each of my sections?
Once you’ve answered all these questions, have put together an initial functional planner, go ahead and put it to good use! Try to make it a daily habit to check in with your planner, even if it’s just to look over what you’ve got planned for the week or even your favorite affirmations.
As you go, your planner needs will change
And that’s the beauty of creating your own DIY planner, you can organize it and change it or add to it whenever and however you want.
I’ve honestly tried keeping store-bought planners, but they always ended up in a corner with only three pages filled in. Now, with my personal DIY planner, I enjoy using it every day in some capacity (especially for journaling, since I’ve designed my pages exactly how I want them). And I’m constantly playing with changing my planner covers and dividers.
To make sure your planner is something you actually LOVE and look forward to really using every day, you’ll want to put some time into making it the best and most usable planner and really make it yours.
How do I make my own daily planner?
To successfully design a DIY planner that you’ll actually use you want to make it as pretty and as accessible as possible.
These are all the materials and tools I use to put my DIY planner together. Here’s a quick pic of one of my planner sections. I love it.See-through three-ring binder
I searched high and low and wasn’t really able to find a letter sized three ring binder that was completely see through.
The closest I got to that was this Jam Paper see through 0.75 three ring binder.
It works great and it’s durable so its a great binder if you want to be able to see your cover page through it.
I ordered it through amazon and I got it within two days! No need to go to Staples.White printer paper
You can find basic white printer paper on amazon. It’s totally up to you if you want to buy reams of paper in bulk (always remember to recycle too) or if you want to buy a ream individually (they can last you for what seems like forever).
There are also different grades of white paper, and it’s also up to you the kind of feel and look that you want your paper to be.
I like to get the basic paper and it works just fine for me. This Amazon Basics 500 page ream is only about $8! It’s a pretty good steal if you’re going to be printing a lot (which after you fall in love with your own DIY planner you totally will!).Cardstock
I’ve always felt like cardstock is always a good idea to have stocked away just in case!
It’s great for making simple DIY thank you cards, making dividers, or printing out wall art that you can frame and hang in your bedroom or home office.
For the DIY planner, I like using cardstock for the cover pages. And also for the divider pages. It’s sturdy and helps your planner stay neat, new, and tidy.
Pens and markers
I don’t know about you, but if I don’t have the RIGHT pen that feels good in my hand when I draw and write with it I’m not happy!
I love when you find a pen that works with you and your penmanship.
So it might take a little experimenting to find something that fits you.
I personally like to use the classic Sharpie pens. I like getting them in sets of two.
Another great pen brand is the Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pen Set.
These are great for color coding different parts of your planner printables and are great for doodling and drawing.
Especially if you’re including a bullet journal section in your planner with dot grid paper (more on that later!)
I like using them for doodles, or if I want a certain appointment or set of notes to stand out. They last long and they don’t bleed through paper, which is always a plus!DIY sticker paper
DIY sticker paper is great for when you want to create your own stickers instead of buying them.
Lots of my planner printable kits include sticker templates so you can print them and cut them out at home on your very own sticker paper.
They come with their own set of directions on how to use them so you get the most out of them. Making your own stickers might seem intimidating, but it’s a lot easier than it seems.
This Avery sticker project paper is perfect for that!Washi tape
I’ve had a set of small washi tapes that I’ve used and had for a while now. These tapes are great for decorating just about anything.
Think of them like colorful masking tape. You can decorate your planner binder with it (like I did) or use it to decorate or color code different sections of your binder.
Washi tape is definitely not a necessary ingredient to make your DIY planner a success. But it definitely helps to add pops of color and brightness to your planner!At home laser jet printer
A good printer helps make sure that your printables come out as crisp and colorful as possible.
I searched for a while for a good printer that helped me both print AND scan, since I upload lots of free coloring pages for anyone to download and print whenever I get the chance.
So I finally came upon this Prixma Canon laser jet and its pretty handy.
One of the big perks is that it doesn’t have a bunch of wires for you to plug in. It’s all wireless, which is a plus.
So if you’re on the lookout for a decent printer that won’t break down (I’ve had mine for about a year now) this one is definitely one to look into. Especially because of the price and the quality you get with it!Hole puncher
And of course you want to get a hole puncher if you don’t already have one.
A hole puncher is pretty straight forward and if you’re going to be using your DIY planner with the printable planner pages you print out yourself then you want to make sure they have holes in them so you can thread them into your binder.
You can always go out and get a cheap one through your local store or you can just order one off Amazon.
How do I make my own printables?
Now, you might be wondering at this point how exactly you can create your own printables, especially if none of the printables out there are catching your eye or they aren’t exactly what you need.
Two of the best ways I’ve known to create printables (which at this point I’ve been doing for years) are:
Using Adobe Illustrator
Or using Canva
For an easy way to get started, going with free design software like Canva is the best way to start. As with any new thing, there will be a bit of a learning curve, but nothing you can’t learn if you play around with it once you create your free account!
There are color pickers like coolors.co or even colormind.io that can help you come up with great color combinations you might not have thought of on your own. They’re great tools if you want to invest time in making your printables colorful and cohesive.
Printable inspiration is all over. All you have to do is Google them, make a quick search on Pinterest, or look through Etsy for endless inspiration. It’s always good to remember that inspiration is meant to help you create your own style, not to outright copy something else (especially if you want to sell your printables).
How to resize your printables with Adobe Acrobat
You can get Adobe Acrobat for free if you don’t already have it on your computer. It’s a great way to read and edit PDFs.
Once you open your printable, go to Print > Properties > Printer Paper Size.
Once you’re there you’ll see a TON of different printing options.
You can choose the option you need from the list, or you can scroll all the way down to where it says ‘Custom’ and create a custom size from there.
Once you click ok, you’ll be brought back to this page.
Under ‘Page Handling’ make sure you choose ‘Fit To Printer Margins.’
This way you avoid having the printer print only a part of your printable instead of resizing your printable to fit the size you’ve chosen.
Once that’s set you’re ready to print!
And voila! You just printed your printables in another size than the one they come in without losing quality. Super nifty!How to print your printables with the prixma printer
This is where you might run into some trouble when you first start. But not to worry, once you have a few basics down, you’ll be printing out your printables like a pro!
Now, everyone has a different type of printer. So they each might have different settings and abilities. For the most part, a lot of them have the basics, so we’ll go over these to be able to print out the best quality version of your printables as possible.
Usually your printer will pull up the basic settings for printing a document every time you hit the print button.
You want to click on the ‘more settings’ or ‘advanced settings’ button to be able to access more printing settings.
Here’s an example of what the Canon Prixma printer settings looks like below.
Usually what you’ll want to tweak the most is:Printing quality
You want to set it to the highest quality possible to make sure you get the best print quality possible. I always go in and change it by setting the output quality to ‘high quality’ instead of ‘normal’ quality.Borderless printing
With your printer. If you have borderless printing as an option, its great if you want to print a borderless cover page that won’t have any white space added around it when it prints.
It’s helpful to leave it as is when you’re printing the pages you know you’ll hole punch. That way it’s adjusted so you have some extra space to add the hole punches.
How to resize your printables
Sometimes you want to print your planner printables in a size other than the standard 8.5 X 11 to fit your personal planner size, or if you use disc planners.
You can easily resize your printables when you tweak the settings in your printer.
For the Prixma Canon, after clicking ‘more settings’ under ‘paper and quality’ and then ‘paper size’ you can choose a size other than Letter.
Depending on your computer and the printer you have, they might vary slightly in the sizes you can choose.
How to put your DIY planner together
Personally, I like using binders with smaller rings. Either 1 inch or less.
I feel like smaller rings makes them more manageable, and makes them easier to carry around. Usually, I can fit anywhere from 50 to 80 pages per binder. And I like creating a category for each binder with a quote page and a sticky note.
I like doing this instead of using the generic dividers you can get at Wal-Mart. It adds a bit more of a personal touch to it!
DIY Planner Tips And Tricks
How to make your DIY planner dividers
Coming Soon (with pictures!)…
Free printables on the blog
How do you make a DIY planner from scratch? The answer is easier than you might think.
But I’d say, the very first step is STARTING before you think you’re ready to start, and figure it out as you go. There were a ton of different ways I organized my own planner before I came upon something I really enjoyed using.
Here are some free printables to start your planner today.
Free Coloring Pages
Coloring pages are a GREAT thing to keep in your personal planner. If you’re feeling overwhelmed you can just leaf over to that section and start coloring to relieve some stress. Thankfully I have a TON of printable pages on the blog that you can instantly download and print.
Free Summer Bucket List Printable
Need a place to write all your summer plans? Print out this summer bucket list printable to help you organize all your ideas!
Free Wall Art Printable
Free wall art printables make great DIY planner dividers. So print some out on cardstock and add it to your binder!
Free Beautiful Wall Art Printable
If you’ve got a bare wall that needs some decoration, check out this free printable with a positive message. It’s an automatic download, no sign up needed!
Free Habit Tracker Printable pages
Habit trackers are some of the best things about bullet journals because you can track the habits that you want to grow and the habits that you want to get rid of. Get two FREE printables and choose your favorite one to use!
Free Christmas Gift Lift
Is it the holidays yet? Print out this gorgeous holiday page to make sure you don’t miss anyone on your gift list and ditch the shopping stress.
Weekly Meal Planner Printable
Meal planning is hands down one of the best ways to make sure you’re eating nutritious and good meals with a little planning ahead. This is one reader favorite for sure. Make sure you download your own copy.
Weekly Meal Prep Printable
Meal prepping is another great way to save time during the week because you get to plan your meals ahead. Once you get into the habit of doing it every Sunday night, then you’re almost guaranteed to be less stressed during the day. Check out the rainbow printable and add it to your household binder.
Free Printable Blogger Planner
Are you a blogger and want a planner that revolves around your blogger to-do list? Then this is the perfect printable planner for you!
Free DIY Desk Pad Printable Planner
If you love desk pads you’ll love this idea! Learn how to make your own desk pad at home and organize your home office!
DIY Day Planners for the New Year
We might already be a few weeks into 2019, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to start getting organized and planning your days a little better right now! After all, sometimes it takes a bit to settle into new routines that include things like your New Year’s Resolutions. That’s why we’ve been on the lookout lately for lovely homemade day organizer and DIY planner ideas that will help us reach our maximum productivity potential in the coming year!
Just in case yo love the idea of making a stylish and well organized planner of your very own just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best designs, ideas, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and information.
1. Hand sketched mindfulness bullet journal
Not every journal has to be made from scratch or professionally laid out and printed! Sometimes it’s actually just nice to make yourself an organizer that you can change and customize as you go, depending on how your schedule and needs change throughout the year. That’s why we love the idea of making this hand sketched bullet journal idea outlined step by step on Boho Berry!
2. DIY fold pocket planner
Are you actually the kind of super organized planner who loves to keep certain supplies or notes and papers all together in one place, letting your add or move appointments and change things whenever you need during your busy day? In that case, we feel like you’ll appreciate this planner tutorial from Hello Creative Family that teaches you how to make folded pocket pages amongst your regular scheduling and note pages.
3. Motivational doodle planner
What if your sense of organization and productivity is a little more fun and full of flair than the average super streamlined planner? Then we have a feeling you might get a bit of inspiration out of this fantastic doodle planner idea outlined step by step on Crafty Crafts! Feel free to recreate their suggestions for featured, illustrated sections or get creative and design some of your own!
4. DIY hand segmented moleskine planner
Have you actually already got a stunning moleskine book that you’ve been wishing you had something to do with, but the pages inside are only lined or a grid and therefore not necessarily suited for keeping a calendar in? In that case, we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Minnesota Scatterbrain went ahead and
5. Custom three-ring planner
Maybe you’re rather keep like a master book of all your tasks and appointments rather than making one of these trendy little pocket sized planners? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Classy Career Girl transformed a whole full-sized binder into an awesome three-ringed planner with customizable pages!
6.DIY daily planner for less than $10
Have you actually been feeling rather intent on the idea of making a daily planner that’s actually constructed by you entirely from scratch? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get alone very well indeed with this fantastic tutorial outlined step by step on Lily The Wandering Gypsy! They show you how to put your own planner together using a small file folder, mini binder pages and some custom design or illustration.
7. Basic checklist style bullet journal
Maybe you’re actually rather into the bullet journal idea like we’ve shown you earlier on the list but you usually prefer less cluttered or colourful pages, so you’re not sure the doodled design of that idea is really the one for you? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how All About Planners made this slightly more checklist style planner book happen instead.
8. Weekly activities planner
Perhaps it’s not just appointments and assignments you’ve been trying to get a handle on organizing, but rather the more activity or hobby based things in your and your family lives that could use a bit more structure? Then we’d definitely like to direct your attention to the way Deerest Dahling made this fantastic activities planner that makes time and space in your day for the things that feed your soul on a weekly basis!
9.DIY Foliofax planner vision board
Do you have an old foliofax style organizer that you really like the exterior of but that is out of date on the inside? Perhaps it’s just a grid and not the kind of more innovative planner you’ve been hoping to find yourself. In that case, we’d
10. DIY sticky note strategies for pre-made planners
Do you actually have the kind of fluid schedule that’s always changing and getting rearranged, so you hesitate to write your commitments and appointments in a daily planner because you’re worried you’ll just have to scribble them out? Then we think you might get along quite well with the way All About Planners uses their sticky notes to avoid scratching through things! The planner itself might not be a DIY project, but the solution is certainly creative!
11.DIY illustrated Hobonichi planner
A hobonichi planner is a Japanese organizational book that’s designed to help you outline your goals, plan out your steps towards productivity, and keep yourself motivated! Makeup Nail shows you how people who make these journals traditionally involve draw out things they’ve done, things they like, and things they plan to do like a sort of manifestation of reaching certain goals.
12. Creatively customized hand drawn monthly layouts
Just in case you’ve decided that hand drawing a journal, planner, or organizer is definitely the way you want to go but you’re just not sure of the layout you like best and you feel like you could use a little more inspiration, here’s another design for your consideration! Page Flutter shows you how they divide up their day and their pages and get it all drawn out neatly.
13. DIY framed paint chip erasable wall organizer
Are you more of wall organizer or calendar person than a small planner book kind of user? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with something like this brightly coloured dry-erase frame calendar outlined step by step on LaurDIY! We love the way they used paint chips to make date squares in bright shades.
14. DIY habit tracker planner pages
Just in case you’re looking for a planner that’s got a little more specific of a purpose, since you’re already pretty organized and productive, here’s a totally rad concept that’s great for people who want to form good habits and break less positive ones! Check out how Peanut and Jellybean formatted, printed, and put together this amazing habit journal that tracks how many days you have or haven’t done something until you’ve repeated that new behaviour enough to really make the change stick.
15. Planner coding with washi tape
Maybe you’ve already got a planner or organizer that you actually really like the structure or format of but you’re looking for more effective ways to code what you put inside so you can keep things
Have you made other kinds of DIY planners or tried different crafty but organizational tips and tricks before that you really enjoyed and found useful but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you did and how or link us to photos of your work in the comments section!
Personal Planner and Organizer on the App Store
Here comes the perfect planner app for organizing all of your activities and plans.
This application is everything you need to schedule all the things you need and want to do. You can pin the most important entries to the Dashboard, so that you can always have the quick look of the upcoming duties. You can add different entries, like parties, birthdays, meetings, make lists for packing or shopping, taking down notes, adding photos and all other things that are important to you.
Add different entries – tasks, events, notes, checklists and photos
Set priority, duration, notifications and repetition for every entry
Pin the most important entries to the Dashboard
Pick a certain period you want to view the entries for in your Calendar
Use this app for various purposes – reminder, organizer and planner
This app is a perfect all in one planner for to go. Wherever you are, write down all the necessary things – movie recommendations, recipes, things to buy, places to see, anything. Have an important meeting? Write it down. Organizing a party? Make a checklist of everything you need.
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Daily Planner Templates Printable – Download PDF
Enjoy easy planning and make time management simple with the dated daily planner templates. Elegant planning pages will make it easy to keep track of everything and always stay organized.
Choose the design you like and download a template with one of the most popular types of daily planners to manage time and get things done easily.
Click the “Download & Print” button below to choose the dates, customize the start day of the week and save your daily planner template in PDF.
Ready to take to bridge the gap between physical and digital? These all-round planners are built to help you enjoy digital planning with your iPad or Android tablet. Get your hands on a well-thought-out interlinked structure with a bunch of tabs and useful pages including daily planner spreads, to-do lists, meal plans, grocery lists, expense trackers, goal plan templates and more. These planners are 100% compatible with popular PDF apps like Goodnotes, Notability and the like. Download and upload in record time to start using today.
The primary goal of every productivity tool is to help you stay on track with what you set out to achieve.
If you consider yourself a busy person, these printable daily templates are for you. These cute agendas will help you stay on top of what matters the most throughout a day, manage your schedule easily use daily schedule printable PDF to always stay on top of your schedule. These templates work perfectly well for both professionals and students as you can turn every PDF into a functional organizer that will help you in business and education.
Unlike monthly planner this version of a printable day planner and planner templates allows you to make daily planner an agenda template with the detailed plan for your day.
These day planner printable templates are designed to help you plan your day hour by hour using a classic timeline. A convenient layout and blank space will help you write down daily goals, create your daily meal plan, take important notes and your exercise list for a day. Also, some of the planner pages contain to-do list fields, datelines, boxes for top priorities and thankful notes.
These printable planner templates will help you plan your day using a classic well-known tool – to-do list. The to-do list is a proven tool that is both simple and efficient. This type of organizer helps you effectively manage a log of tasks and focus on your priority to get things done on time.
Therefore, they are super useful when you want to stay organized and get your tasks done every day. Mainly, most people use the lists to make sure they list all the tasks they set out to do and get them organized in a simple and intuitive fashion. You can choose the planner pages that you like, download and print them out using a regular printer.
Customize and download planner printables you like to employ your best daily schedule planner today.
This category of planners is for people who don’t use planners every day but sometimes need to plan things out.
These templates are completely undated and have become pretty popular with planner fans because they don’t force you to use the planner every single day. Start anytime, even in the middle of the month and get organized easily. Even if you miss a day or two, you can move on without wasted the pages. This format has proven to be useful if you have a flextime job or don’t plan too much for weekends.
In these undated planner templates, you can find planners with an hourly schedule box, fields where you can write down the lines that motivate you, fields for tasks and priorities, and even a simple system that will allow you to check your daily water intake.
Here are a few templates with various designs: cute daily planner template for moms and minimalist designs for students and professionals. Choose the one you like and start planning your day with pleasure!
Download a personalized daily schedule template to crash your goals in 2020!
Discover the best daily to-do list templates for everyday time and task management. Choose between simple layout that only offers 4 columns for task lists and more advanced structure that offers a full range of productivity tools including spaces for top-priority tasks, notes, sketches, and daily schedule.
All templates are available in 4 sizes and come in PDF that you can print out at the office or home. Click “Download & Print” to choose the size and get your printable templates with to-do lists now.
If you have ever thought “It’s time to start planning my time!”, this time is now!
Today, due to the high pace of our lives, we often don’t have enough time to relax, meet with close friends, or devote just a couple of minutes to meditation.
The good news is there are great tools for organizing your daily schedule and carving out a few hours to do the things you love and care about. Usually, the daily planners have a few main sections: a field for your work schedule, a field for recording urgent tasks for the day and organizing your to-do lists, a field for personal notes, and many more additional blocks, such as a today menu, a block for checking water intake, top priorities of the day, etc.
The printables above have it all. Whatever approach you use to plan your day, these templates have you covered.
What is the printable daily planner template? This is a simple ready-to-print PDF file that contains a layout designed to help you schedule your appointments, prioritize them and manage a list of tasks that you need to get done during a day. You can print out the templates you like and use them to design your own daily planner. You can use separate printable planner pages to create your own planner.
Planning is efficient if you do it right. Moreover, it’s simple if you have the right tools for that. Just do a couple of steps to download and print the planner templates. With their help, you can make your own personal planner, edit pages, make your design and enjoy the daily planning.
Overall, it’s no wonder why millions of people are keen on using the printable planner templates instead of old-fashioned planners and notebooks. Unlike a classic notebook, a template is more flexible, simplified and can be customized easily – everything you need to get the job done.
Note that you can download free printable daily planner template of each day planner agenda. Download sample template free of charge. But if you want to get a high-resolution, watermark-free and editable PDF file, you need to get a premium version.
If you need daily, weekly, monthly calendar, menu planner or any other planners templates for 2020 and beyond, please use the search bar at the top to find a template you need. We’ve got the best planners for any need.
17 Tips for Successful Planner Organization
It is no secret just how productive you can be once you master the art of planner organization. Honestly, a planner is the ultimate tool for time management, motivation, and organizing your calendar. There are countless benefits to using a planner and once you create your own personal planning system, you will begin seeing results instantly.
A personal planner is a way to contain everything in your life in one given location. It is home to your many calendars, task lists, project ideas, budget, workout plans, goals, gift ideas, grocery lists, and so much more. Today, I am going to give you my top tips for planner organization. I continuously use these tips throughout my planning system and see some major improvements in my time management and work rate every month. But, the key to my success is switching up how I use my system every so often. So I challenge you to choose your favorite tips, then return to this post later to find new ones when your planning gets boring or redundant.
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Benefits of using a Planner
There are countless benefits to using a planner. All of which are vital to being successful in life!
- Increased organization: Obviously, using a planner will increase your life organization. You have the ability to keep everything (including your appointments, deadlines, tasks, and more) in one central location that is easily accessible.
- Increased productivity: Plan out your task lists and busy days with ease using a planner.
- Decreased stress: Planning is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety. Once you write everything down, your mind begins to worry less and focus on the things that are most important in life.
- Gain perspective: Having a planner makes it easy to understand what all you have on your plate, and if or when it is time to decrease your responsibilities and say no.
- Increased motivation: It is easy to create and plan out your current and future goals in your planner. Pair these with some amazing rewards, track your progress, and gain motivation!
- Less screentime: If you keep a paper planner, you will lower the amount of time in front of a screen, helping you stay focused on your task list and decrease distractions that continuously pop up on your phone.
- Add some fun to your life: Keeping a planner can make the difficult, stressful, or mundane tasks seem a bit more fun.
- Get more work done in less time: Utilizing a planner to prioritize your lists will make it easy to identify what is more important and when you can work on each task!
- Never miss another deadline: Having your entire calendar in one location helps you track every deadline easily!
- Remeber the good times: Keeping a planner is also a great way to memory keep. In the future, you can look back on your previous planner pages and remember all your happy memories!
Related: 24 Amazing Stress Management Techniques to Try Right Now!
Top Tips and Ideas for Planner Organization
So how do you use a planner… you might be asking? Here are my top planner organization tips that I personally use today to maintain my sanity and skyrocket my productivity using my personal planner.
1. Schedule Deadlines, Events, & Appointments
Be sure to always write down and schedule out all of your deadlines, events, and appointments. Utilize the monthly and weekly calendars to add in your dates, as well as reminders (such as when to begin working on a project or studying for an exam).
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2. Create Task Lists
Dedicate a specific space within your planner for your to-dos. Then, whenever a new task jumps onto your plate, be sure to write it down in this section! That is the key here! When doing this, you ensure all of your tasks are in one easy to find location and not scattered around your life.
3. Prioritize your Tasks Lists
Let’s take your task lists one step further by prioritizing them. This could simply just be small numbers or symbols you write next to the task themselves or highlighting the ones that need to be completed first. One of the best ways to do this is to categorize each task into four categories: important and urgent (do now/very soon), not important but urgent (delegate it or do second), important and not urgent (do third), not important and not urgent (delete or do fourth).
Related: Discover 17 Surprising Ways to Avoid College Burnout
4. Categorize your Tasks
Categorizing your task list is a great way to better understand what you truly need to accomplish. Personally, I work best by categorizing my tasks by area in my life. My current categories include: family/adventure, house/home, personal development, health, work/business, school (and each class is separated out), and career/finance. I have an individual task list on separate pages for each of these categories and in order of priority. This way, I can easily flip through my task pages to know what is needed to be done next.
Looking for a new planner? Check out my student printable planner today!
5. Add Time Assignments to Each (Bigger) Task
Looking at a giant list of to-dos can be incredibly daunting. One way to overcome this is to add time assignments to each task. I do this by adding a colored dot before each task, with each color representing how much time I believe each task might take. At first, I thought this was overkill but it actually has proven to be quite useful when I get really busy (like finals week). This way, if I know I only have an hour to get something done, I can quickly scan my task list to choose an hour-long task or get a ton of smaller tasks done. It also gives you perspective on how much you really need to get done and how long you need to complete your tasks.
Color Assignments (using highlighters):
- Pink: 2 or more hours
- Orange: 1-2 hours
- Yellow: 40-60 minutes
- Green: 20-40 minutes
- Blue: 10-20 minutes
- Purple: Less than 10 minutes
6. Make Sure Each Task Begins With a VERB
Make sure each of your tasks are actionable. This is a bit of a phycological trick you can use on yourself to make it easier to get your tasks completed. Let’s look at an example. Instead of saying “Molecular Biology Essay,” put “Write Molecular Biology Essay.” See the difference?Making sure your task list begins with a VERB is one of 17 great ways to ensure maximum productivity with your planner!Click To Tweet
7. Make your Tasks Specific and Small(er)
In addition to adding a verb to the front of your tasks, make sure they are specific and small enough that you can easily get the task down in one sitting. For example, let’s use the example from above. Go a little further from just saying “Write Molecular Biology Essay,” add “Research Molecular Biology Essay Topic,” “Write Up Bibliography,” “Create a Molecular Biology Essay Outline,” “Write Molecular Biology Rough Draft,” “Edit and Revise Molecular Biology Rough Draft to Final Version,” and “Turn in Molecular Biology Draft via Email.”
I know, writing out these tasks can seem daunting and tedious, but they create actionable items that are much more realistic to complete than just sitting down and pumping out an entire essay all at once!
8. Color Code your Tasks, Deadlines, Events, and More
Color coding is one of the best ways to organize your tasks, deadlines, and events. You can use a different color per class, per category (like in step 4), or per family member. Once you choose your colors, be sure to create a color key and stick to these colors throughout your planning system!
Tip: If you run out of colors, or are trying to create subcategories, use a pen as the main color, and use highlighters as your sub-categories! For example, my school category color is blue, while each of my classes has their own specific color. So, in my planner, if I have a deadline for, let’s say differential equations (purple), I would write “takehome test due” in blue, and highlight it in purple.
9. Carve out Time to Plan
Each day, add “plan tomorrow” to your task list. During this time, be sure to add any tasks that have come up during the day to your task lists and review what needs to be done tomorrow.
Creating a small list of everything you should be doing in your planner each day is an easy way to make your daily planning quick and painless. An example of a daily planning list might include: check off all completed tasks, migrate any unfinished tasks to another day, check tomorrow’s schedule, create a realistic task list and schedule for tomorrow, and check in with any current trackers (workouts, meal diary, check register, memory calendar, etc.).
Then, once per week, complete a weekly review. I highly recommend following David Allen’s GTD Weekly Review Process (from his book Getting Things Done, an amazing productivity book!). During your weekly review, be sure to always:
- Get Clear: Collect all your loose papers and jot down any tasks or important items you can think of.
- Get Current: Review your task list, upcoming calendar, and large projects.
- Get Creative: Review any future task lists.
- Plan out your Week: Using the information you just reviewed, create a task list, goals, and initial plan for the next upcoming week.
Check out David Allen’s Weekly Review Checklist PDF from his website for more information on the weekly review process, and be sure to grab his book if you haven’t read it already, it is jam-packed with even more productivity tips!
Related: The Ultimate Guide to Weekly Planning
10. Utilize Worksheets and Freebies
Using productivity printables are a great way to easily organize your projects and tasks. Here are some of my current blog posts with great freebies included:
11. Complete the Project Planning Process on Large Tasks
When it comes to giant tasks you can’t possibly do in one sitting, you might want to consider turning it into a “project,” and complete the entire project planning process. I take a deep dive into this process in THIS POST. Basically, in order to complete larger tasks, you must break them down into smaller, more manageable sized chunks. You also need to evaluate your goal for the project and create a deadline in order to stay motivated. I include a free project planner and a free checklist printable in the blog post, so be sure to check it out!
Related: Master the Project Planning Process in 10 Easy Steps
12. Write EVERYTHING Down
Ever get to bed for a long day but your head is still buzzing about what you didn’t finish? Or, perhaps you keep forgetting to get important tasks done? There is one simple solution to this. WRITE IT DOWN! Write down anything and everything. Remember when we talked about keeping organized task lists (steps 2-4)? Yeah, just write them down there!
But what if you don’t have your planner with you? Add a list on your phone’s notes section of tasks that come to mind throughout the day and just move them to your task list when you get a chance. This will add only one extra location your tasks should be. Plus, I am sure you always have your phone on you so you really don’t have an excuse to not write it down!
Tip: You obviously can’t be on your phone in class, so be sure to bring your planner to write down any specific notes or tasks that come up! If this becomes inconvenient, bring a small notebook to write them all down in and transfer immediately after class.
13. Keep Everything in One Planner
In addition to writing everything down, make sure that everything you are tracking or planning is all in one planner. Be creative! There are hundreds of things you can have in your planner that can make your life so much easier!
Things to put in your planner:
- Yearly/long term calendars
- Monthly calendars
- Weekly calendars
- Daily calendar pages
- To-Do Lists
- House to-do list
- Work to-do list
- School to-do list
- Family to-do list
- Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Yearly to-do lists (see planning tip 16)
- Projects (Large tasks that are broken down and with a specific deadline)
- Routine lists
- Habit tracker (check off how many days in the month you complete your routines or specific habits)
- General notes
- Planning Task Lists
- Daily review list
- Weekly review list
- Monthly review list
- Goal Setting
- Financial Planning
- Yearly or monthly budget outline
- Spending tracker (check register)
- Loan repayment plan/debt tracker
- Savings plan and tracker
- Bill schedule
- Wish list
- Bucket list
- Gift ideas list
- Shopping and/or grocery lists
- Book, movie, podcast, or TV list
- Detailed cleaning list
- Packing lists
- Child and/or pet health trackers
- Vehicle information
- Daily journal
- Favorite quotes
- Health and Fitness
- Workout plan
- Meal ideas
- Meal diary
- Calorie Counts
- Medical tracker (note what days you had specific symptoms)
- Weight loss tracker
- Work/Career Planning
- Task lists
- Billable hours tracker
- Office calendar
- Vacation and sick day tracker
- School Planning
- Course information
- Grade tracker
- Assignment tracker/list of deadlines
- Class project planner
- Essay planner
- Exam study schedule
- Textbook section review
- Graduation plan
- Scholarship application tracker
- Student debt tracker
14. Create a Top 3 For the Day
Having a hard time focusing on all of your tasks? Simplify your day by just creating a Top 3 for the entire day. This will help you focus on what is truly important!
Tip: If 3 are not enough tasks for the day, you can always create an additional list of things to get done AFTER you complete your top 3 or during your short breaks.
15. Abide by the 2 Minute Rule
Here is another Getting Things Done tip: if you can complete a task in less than 2 minutes, just DO IT NOW. You could have completed that task in the same amount of time it would have taken you to write it down and think about it later.
16. Create a Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly Task List
Have you noticed that each day, week, month, or year you are completing the same tasks but some just seem to slip through the cracks? To avoid this, create a daily (such as morning or night routines), weekly, monthly, and yearly task list, then be sure to review them during your weekly review.
To get your lists started, here are some tasks that I currently have on my reoccurring lists:
- Grocery Shop
- Meal Plan
- Meal Prep
- Clean Apartment
- Run and Fold Laundry
- Plan Next Week (Weekly Review)
- Check in with goals
- Pay Rent and Other Bills
- Review my goals for next month
- Create a workout plan for the next month
- Schedule when to send out birthday cards
- File any important paperwork
- Review our budget/Balance “checkbook” for the month
- Backup laptop
- Run anti-virus software
- Replace A/C filter in the apartment
- Complete pre-semester checklist (2 times)
- Visit Doctor (Yearly Physical)
- Visit Dentist (2 times, bi-yearly cleanings)
- Change Car Oil (3-4 times, every 3-5000 miles)
- Rotate Tires (2 times)
- Create Yearly Goals
- Renew Car Tabs
- Get a flu shot
- Clean out old computer files (3 times)
Related: The Pre-Semester Checklist – 23 Things You Must Do Before Every Semester
17. Educate Yourself: Productivity Must-Read Books
A great way to increase your productivity is to routinely change up your systems and learn new time-saving tips. I have found that the best way to do this is to read! I challenge myself once a month to read a book related to productivity and have seen some amazing results. Here are my top productivity reads:
- Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen: If you read any book, read this one. Allen packs this best seller with countless productivity tips as well as an entire productivity system you can implement today. It truly is a must-read for everyone!
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey: This is another amazing and must-read book. In fact, this book paired with Allen’s Getting Things Done is often seen on popular career book lists, and for good reason! Covey covers the life-changing habits that you can incorporate into your everyday life that has been proven time and time again to increase productivity and better your overall wellbeing.
- The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod: This book has been growing in popularity over the last year or so. It is a detailed account of how your morning routine can truly change the way you live your life, and what exact things you can do to start your day strong.
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business by Charles Duhigg: This bestseller is another great read! It covers the science of habit formation, how to create new habits, how to cut out unhealthy ones, and what habits you should consider adding. He argues that the true key to productivity and living a healthy lifestyle is understanding how habits work.
- Smarter, Faster, Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity by Charles Duhigg: Another bestseller and great book by Duhigg. It covers eight key productivity concepts including goal setting and decision making, that set productive individuals and companies apart from the pack. All of his arguments, like The Power of Habit, are backed by science-based evidence. Incredibly enlightening!
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman: This book, written by a world-renowned psychologist, goes over the two main ways in which humans think: quickly and slowly. Our quicker instincts are more emotional and intuitive while our slower thoughts are more logical. Having a better understanding of the way we think makes it easier to understand processes, such as decision making, that are vital to productivity.
- Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy: Eating the frog is a metaphor for taking care of your most challenging tasks first. This principle is the basis of this great book, exploring many ways in which you can learn how to not get everything done all at once, but instead getting the most important things done first. Learning how to prioritize is one of the best ways to master productivity and this book is a great way to explore this concept.
Related: 21 Life-Changing Books for 20-Something’s (that will teach you everything school didn’t!)
Looking for some more great productivity and planning related content? Check out these great blog posts:
Alright, those are my top 17 tips for planner organization! I hope you have found at least a few of them useful and will use them soon! Remember, once your planning organization system begins to feel redundant, switch things up! Return to this post or begin reading a new productivity book to inspire you for better, more motivating systems. Happy planning!
Looking for more planning organization tips? Check out my Ultimate Project Planning Guide! Includes a free project planner!
The 9 Best Planner Apps of 2021
What Is a Planner App?
A planner app is an app that helps you get organized and keeps all of your organizational tools in one place so you can access them from anywhere at any time. A planner app can replace your old-school paper planner and can store names and contact information, calendars, appointment schedules, and more. You can even create to-do lists and custom headers right in the app.
How Does a Planner App Work?
A planner app is basically full of templates and blank calendars waiting to be filled in. You can enter your information or upload it from another source and get started using it right away. The app stores your information and organizes it, and it can be customized to your organizational style. The app can create reminders and alarms for important events and even sync calendars and devices.
How Much Does a Planner App Cost?
Planner apps vary in features and functions and therefore also in cost. There are multiple free planner apps, including basic calendar ones. There are also ones that have a free basic version, but in order to access more features, you have to make in-app purchases. Other planner apps charge per team member and per month, typically around $11.
Is a Planner App Worth the Cost?
If you have a busy life and want to stay organized, be more efficient, and store everything in one digital home, then a planner app is probably for you. Because there are so many free options and some smartphones have built-in planner apps, it may not be worth it to pay for the app. If you manage a team at work or have some specific organizational needs, then it may be worth it to download a paid planner app instead of a free version.
How We Chose the Best Planner Apps
After researching all the available planner apps, we selected the top contenders. We chose these as our best planner apps based on their features, device compatibility, integrations with other programs such as email, cost, ease of use, and more.
The Best 2020 Planners to Organize Your Life
You’re probably figuring out how to kick off the year right. What better way to do that than to invest in an awesome personal planner that’ll inspire you not only to get your stuff done—but to get it done better. Here are a few of our favorite 2020 planners.
1. If You Want to Look Like the CEO: Design Love Planner, $70
What’s really great about this one in particular is that it’s elegantly designed for someone who has a lot to do, but who wants to look calm, cool, and collected, too.
Bonus: You can keep track of your budget and expenses and keep your receipts tucked away in the back pockets. Basically every future CEO should have one of these. Dress for the job you want, right?
I don’t know about you, but most of my to-do list items come from my computer screen. If you want a physical reminder of what you have coming up, this weekly keyboard memopad is awesome.
Other plus: It’s super-cheap as far as planners go.
3. If You Want to Add an Extra Hour to Your Day: Planner Pad, $31
Planner Pad products aren’t just schedulers, they’re actually meant to help you organize your to-do list items for maximum productivity. You can create goals, track your improvement, and figure out what’s most important for you to work on each day.
All in all, it sounds like a productivity guru’s dream.
4. If You Don’t Want to Lug Around a Huge Planner: TwelveSkip Printable Planner, $5
Maybe you’re trying to be more environmentally friendly, or maybe you just don’t want to carry more than a month’s worth of to-do lists and notes. This printable planner allows you to download a sheet that you can use at your own leisure. That means you only print pages when you need them.
Introducing a planner that’s delivered to your doorstep every month. Each edition features new cover designs, inspiring articles, journaling prompts, and bullet journal-esque day planning. Just what you need to reach your full potential.
6. If You Like Classic Design: The Day Designer, $59
The Day Designer has had a cult-like following for more than seven years. Every year, devotees line up to purchase the new planner, and every year they sell out. With elegant styling and perfectly planned pages, you can design your day with class.
Adam Kurtz is an artist and author who’s created a ton of different products, but this one takes the cake. In addition to the usual scheduling and to-do list components, this particular organizer also contains interactive pages, jokes, and other fun tidbits that’ll make getting your life in order way more fun.
Do you like to have your entire year laid out right in front of you? If so, this is a big and very colorful way to do so. Oh, and it probably won’t hurt your team’s productivity, you know, to display it where everyone can see it.
If you have a big vision and are ready to take action on it, this is the planner for you. Danielle Laporte’s Desire Map planner is part self-development workbook part day planner, a killer combination for going after those career goals.
May the force be with you when you’re using this awesome limited edition planner.
11. If You Want Something Customizable: Plum Paper Planner, $30
Want something made just for you? If you opt for a Plum Paper planner, you not only get to design your own cover—you can also choose which calendar layout option works best for you and your busy schedule.90,000 Free online organizer, diary, to-do and task planner, calendar
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And let’s start learning with the most popular function – keeping to-do list , allowing you to store all information about them in one place, helping you not to forget anything and do everything on time.
Let’s get started
Open the “Cases” section
This is one of the main sections of the organizer. In it you can make a to-do list, edit their details, group them, sort them, sort them into folders, etc.Let’s figure out how this is done. Click Next
Think about what you have to do that you could complete right now in a few minutes. Enter its name here and click on the “Add case” button or press Enter
Congratulations! You have a new business. When performing various actions, you will be shown hints, helping to organize everything correctly. You can enable / disable them in the service settings. Click Next
Also for many actions you get points and awards.For them to be saved, you need register. Let’s see what you can get them for. Click Next
This is your place in the rating. If 0 is displayed, it means that you have not yet scored enough points to participate in the rating. Let’s see how you can earn points. Click on this block …
Here you can find information about your rating and status. The “Points” tab shows what points are awarded for and how many have already been received. You can see the tasks for the completion of which many points are awarded.Valuable gifts are awarded for high positions in the rating. You can also see who is in the TOP of the rating. Look at the tabs and click Next
Alerts will appear here, for example, about the expiration of the case, a reminder about it, receiving a reward, etc. They can be configured in the service parameters (in the menu on the left). You can also receive notifications by e-mail, in the browser, in Android smartphones, In contact with. Click Next
When a lot of information about affairs, goals, etc. appears in the service.NS., then using this field you can instantly find it and perform the necessary actions. There are also special lists for searching, for example, all current tasks (button on the right). For now, click Next
This is the main menu. Here you can go to other sections of the service. Using the icon in the upper left corner, you can hide / open the menu. Let’s consider it in more detail. Click Next
Open the menu and scroll down to the “Options” section
Here you can configure the service and make it more convenient for you.By clicking on “Settings”, you can change the main parameters, set the design, change the order of sections or hide unnecessary items, set alerts, for example, about urgent matters. Here you can also change the background to a random option, expand the service to full screen or open it in a separate window. Try this and click Next.
Scroll down to the “Widgets” section
Here you can open various widgets that help in organizing and implementing business, for example, a stopwatch to monitor the actual time spent on a case.Try them and click Next.
Scroll down to the About Service section
In this block you can go to the description of the service, our blog or the VKontakte group, get a book about the organization and service, leave a review or suggestion, go through this training tour again or from the stage where the tour window was closed. Or find out how you can support the project to improve it. Click Next.
Scroll down to the Applications section
Here you can open applications for social networks and work with the service where it is more convenient for you.
!!! Important !!! To use one account and one data in all social networks, first connect them to personal account. Review them and click Next.
Scroll down to the Other Services section
In addition to this service, for the development and self-realization, our other services may be useful to you, to which you can go here. Check them out later, but for now, click Next.
Scroll down to the Delegate Cases section
You may want to delegate some of your affairs to competent specialists, to free up your time and get a faster and better result.Then you can use these services, where you can quickly find performer for a suitable price. Click Next.
Open the “Cases” section …
Add a case to continue …
Let’s get back to business. When you click on a case, its details panel opens, in which you can write down useful information and customize the parameters of the case. Let’s take a closer look at this panel. Click on the case in the list …
The details panel includes several tabs for storing all sorts of information about the case.This panel can be moved by the button in the upper right corner, spread over the whole screen, change its width by the sides. Try this, then open the “General” tab and click Next
Here you can change the name of the case. Make it as clear as possible for yourself so that it is easy to find it. Try to change the name and click Next
Here you can write down any information about the case, which will be useful for its implementation. Write down your notes and click Next
Attach tags to cases to find them quickly.This is how you can create contextual lists – “In the store”, “At home”, “Work” … At the right time, find cases by tag and complete them. Add labels and click Next
Tags can be renamed. To do this, right-click on the label and in the menu that opens, select “Rename”. Also, through this menu, you can completely remove the mark from all cases. Try this and click Next
You can change the order of the labels to indicate their importance, for example.To do this, click on the label name and drag it to the desired part of the list. Try this and click Next
The added tags are displayed in the to-do list under the name of the case. This allows you to quickly find cases by the desired tags. and pay more attention to them in order to meet the deadline. Click Next
Mark special cases with color so that they stand out brightly, You quickly found them and paid more attention to them. For example, red indicates urgent matters, and green – important.Try to set the color and click Next
The order of the colors can be changed by dragging them with the cursor, for example, to indicate their significance. This affects the sorting of cases by color so that, for example, the most important cases are displayed first. Change the order and click Next
Color is displayed wherever things are shown – in goals, calendar, plans … In the “Overview” section, you can search cases by color. Also, the color is displayed when printing cases and in mail alerts.Click Next
Each case belongs to a specific list: New, Execute, etc. This helps to group things and quickly find the ones that are needed at the moment. Move the case to the ‘Run’ list and click Next
You can also quickly move a case to the required list using these buttons. Click Next
You can share information about business with friends in social networks so that they know what you are doing. For each publication you will receive +10 points in the rating.Try this and click Next
Cases can be duplicated to re-perform similar actions and get results, for example, in projects of the same type. Click Next
Cases can be printed out to take with you and not to forget to complete them. You can specify which case details to print or print only the to-do list. Click Next
Archive files that you don’t need now, but may need. This will shorten the list, reduce emotional stress, and allow you to concentrate on the essentials.Click Next
Completed cases are automatically archived, 10 days after being moved to the Completed list. This period can be changed in the service settings. We will analyze how to restore files from the archive later. Click Next
And of course, you can easily get rid of unnecessary matters. To do this, they can be moved to the trash can using this button. The case can be restored from the trash within 30 days if you need it. Click Next
It is very easy to add a task to the organizer.But it can be very difficult to actually complete the job. – no energy, strength, desire … To solve this problem, you need to motivate yourself. To do this, open the “Motivation” tab
If you feel incomprehensible internal resistance before doing the job, then fill in this tab in as much detail as possible and you will feel how there is more desire and strength to do it. Click Next
Indicate how the case is completed. It motivates when you see that business does not stand still, and especially when it comes to an end.Start this task now and note how completed it is. You can enter a number in this field or move the slider to the right. Try this and click Next
You can set the priority of the case (from 0 to 999), indicating its importance in relation to other cases. This will help you determine the order of things to do (highest priority first) by sorting things by priority. Set priority and click Next
You can also set the importance of the case, how important it is to achieve the goal (from 0 to 10).This will determine the state of affairs in the Important-Urgent section (more on this later). Cases can be sorted by importance to determine the order in which they are completed. Set the severity and click Next
You can also indicate the urgency of the case, how quickly it needs to be completed (from 0 to 10). This will also determine the status of the matter in the Important-Urgent section. Set the urgency and click Next
Mark your desirability, how much you want to do the job (from 0 to 10).You can sort cases by this detail and carry out the most desired cases first, but it is better to complete unwanted, but important things first, so that they do not create emotional tension. Set desirability and click Next
Any business is carried out for a reason, but to achieve some of your personal goals. Here you can indicate to which purpose this case is tied. We will deal with this in more detail a little later. For now, click Next
Also, the case has a reason why it must be done.If you have not found an important reason, then perhaps you should not do it, just waste your time. Determine the reason, write it down and click Next
Be sure to think about the end result of the case. It must be specific, measurable and achievable. Without this, it is impossible to understand whether the business has been successfully completed or not. Write down the result and click Next
You need to reward yourself for doing the job. This motivates him to make it faster and get something nice for success.Celebrate your award or the service will remind you of it. Add a reward and click Next
Awards have a context menu through which they can be renamed and deleted. And you can change the order of the awards by dragging them by the name. Try this and click Next
When you are motivated, you can move on – determine what exactly needs to be done to successfully complete the case. To do this, open the “Work” tab
Write down specific actions (subtasks) to complete the case.The more detailed you describe, the easier it is to complete the task. The clear path to the result is already the half of the result. Actions are recorded in a list. Add several and click Next
Actions can be dragged and dropped to indicate their exact sequence. This will help to properly organize the process of implementing the case and carry it out more efficiently and successfully. Try this and click Next
Mark completed actions and skip to unfinished ones. It motivates, gives strength to move forward and helps not to forget anything.Mark the action completed and click Next
Through the context menu of actions, you can change their name, mark completed actions as not completed, create a case based on an action (if it is complex) or remove them from all to-do’s and plans. Try this and click Next
Actions require certain resources. If there are not enough of them, then the case cannot be completed. Therefore, it is necessary to determine what resources are needed, and note which ones are lacking (there are needs).Add some resources and click Next
The resource needs to indicate how much of it is now (first number) and how much is needed for this particular case (second number). To edit them, you need to click on the number and enter the value. Set resource values and click Next
If the resource is now less than the required amount, then it will be marked with a red background. This means that there is a need. To satisfy it, you need to add a deed or a goal, to get the missing resource.After their implementation, you need to specify the new amount of the resource. Click Next
Resources can be shared (the current value is set for all elements where it is added) or individual (the current amount is set only for the current case). This is indicated by a checkmark button that can be clicked to change the type. Try this and click Next
When it is clear what needs to be done, you can move on – determine at what time should this business be done.To do this, open the “Terms” tab
If a task must be started or completed at a specified time, then you need to install it here. You will be able to see the cases for tomorrow or for the week. And the service will remind you of them. Set a deadline for this case and click Next
Estimate how long it will take to complete the task, and write this estimated time here. This will help determine how much time is needed to implement the plans and goals in which the the total planned time of all cases linked to them.Write down the planned time and click Next
In the course of the implementation of the case and after its completion, record in this field the actual time spent. This will help monitor and manage the implementation of plans and the achievement of goals, determine what will help improve the efficiency of implementation. To transfer a case to the Completed list, you must fill in this field. Click Next
You can use the Stopwatch widget to more accurately determine the actual time it takes to complete a task.Click on this icon, start the stopwatch and get down to business. And when you’re done or switch on another matter, press the button in the stopwatch and the time spent will be added to the actual time of this case. Try this and click Next
If the case is repeated, for example, on Wednesdays or on the 1st of each month, then this can be indicated. Then you will receive alerts every time it is time to do something. If the case repeats, then ask it and click Next
Here you can create custom reminders about the case to remember it in advance, and not just when it needs to start or the deadline has expired.Click on the + button to add a new reminder
This is the reminder editor. If it has a red background, then you need to set the date for the start of the case. If you haven’t done so yet, do it now (you can move this window to see the due date fields). Then click Next
This check mark indicates whether the reminder is active. If you remove it, then this reminder will not be shown to you. So you can turn off temporarily unnecessary reminders, instead of deleting them.Try to change it and click Next
Here you can change the time for how long to show the reminder (from 1 to 9999). You can click in a field and enter a value using the keyboard, or hover over and use the scroll wheel. Try to change it and click Next
This field is a list, in which you can specify in which time units the value in the previous field is indicated. You can also use the scroll wheel to change the value. Try to change it and click Next
Specifies whether the time for displaying the reminder is counted from the start date or from the deadline (end).Try to change it and click Next
Reminders can be deleted using this button. You can create multiple reminders, make different settings and receive reminders, so as not to forget about the most important. Click Next
Specify your time zone in order to correctly receive notifications about urgent matters that will come to your mail, in the browser and the application. To install it, register or click Next
With the deadline for now, let’s move on.Open the “Places” tab
You can specify the places where you want to do the job. This will help determine how to get to it or what things you can do on the way, for example, home from work. Let’s try this. Click Next
Find a location for this case on the map. To quickly find it by name or address, you can use this search box. When you find a place, click Next
To add a place, click here and then on the map where it is located.Multiple locations can be added. When done, click here. to turn off add mode. Paste the location and click Next
Click here to go to your location. The browser must support geolocation and the location must be allowed (it is not saved anywhere). Go ahead and click Next
This button allows you to show all added places on the map at once. This is convenient when there are many of them or they are not visible on the map.Display all locations and click Next
The current map image can be printed and taken with you on the road, so as not to forget where and why you need to stop by. Click Next
There are other useful functions here, for example street view via Google Street View or satellite map display. Also the places and the map have a context menu with quick functions. Try them and click Next
In order to carefully think over the matter and describe everything that is needed for its successful implementation, you can make a map of ideas (mental map, mind map).Let’s figure out how this is done. Open the Idea Map tab
Here you can create an arbitrary map of ideas, thoughts, notes …, who are relevant and will help you complete it. Double click on the central block, write down the main idea of the case and click Next
To add a new idea, hover over an existing one, then click on the red circle and drag it to the side, then enter the name of the idea. Try this and click Next
You can arbitrarily change the position of ideas, add sub-ideas to them, delete them and rename them, to form a complete map of ideas and clearly understand how to implement the business.Try this and click Next
In this panel, you can edit the selected ideas, change the font size, style, color. The “All” button makes the line color of the child ideas the same as the selected one. Try changing ideas and click Next
Here you can view a mini-image of the map, move to the desired area, change the scale. You can still move the map by dragging it into an empty space. And change the scale with the mouse wheel. Try this and click Next
This button opens the map menu.Through it you can clear the card, save it as a picture or to a local file, load from a file, print a map. Try this and click Next
These buttons allow you to add or remove a sub-idea to the selected idea. You can add ideas with the Tab key and delete with Delete or Backspace. Try this and click Next
These buttons can be used to undo changes made to the map, for example, recovering accidentally deleted ideas or returning ideas to their original place.Try this and click Next
These buttons allow you to copy and move ideas. To do this, you need to select an idea, press the “Copy” or “Cut” button, highlight another idea and click “Paste”. Try this and click Next
This button allows you to expand the map to full screen, to make it easier to edit and view it. Click Next
Use these buttons to hide and open the sub-panels on the map.Click Next
Try to create detailed idea maps for the most important and difficult tasks. Then you will clearly understand what exactly needs to be done to fulfill them, and this is already half the success. Click Next
Well, let’s move on to the last tab “Other”. Open it
You can link contacts to things you do with other people or companies. Then it will be easier to organize joint activities. and track the implementation of such cases.Add a contact and click Next
Add links to web pages useful for getting things done. When you hover over the link, a preview will open. Clicking will open the page in a new tab. Links can be edited. Add links and click Next
So we figured out the details panel and what information about cases can be stored in the service.
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Now practice. Add 5 to-do’s and drag them to the “To Do” list. Do not close this window until you have completed the task and we will continue.
The to-do list is getting bigger. To make it easier to work with him and find the information you need faster, you can customize sorting or grouping cases according to different criteria in this menu. Try this and click Next
This button opens the case archive.In it you can restore the necessary cases, delete unnecessary from the archive or archive all completed cases in one click. Try this and click Next
This button opens the to-do basket. In it you can restore the necessary cases, delete all unnecessary or send to the trash all completed cases in one click. Try this and click Next
Here you can see the legend of the section, what are the designations of the cases and what they mean. Check them out and click Next
This button starts a tutorial tour for this section.There are such buttons in all sections. They will help you understand how each section works. Don’t click on it yet to continue. Click Next
If you have cases for which there are deadlines. Then they can be viewed in the “Urgent” panel. Open this tab
In the “Urgent” panel, you can see all cases for a day, week or month. This panel is displayed in all sections of the service. You can periodically review these tasks so as not to forget and complete them on time.Click Next
You can add any notes. To do this, open this tab
In the panel “Notes” you can store any information that you may need later to complete tasks. To add a note, enter its text in the field above and click on the add button on the right or on the Ctrl + Enter keys. Add notes and click Next
Notes are displayed in one list. They can be moved up / down. To do this, hover the cursor over the note, a drag button will appear in the upper right corner.Click on it and move the note to the desired location. Try this and click Next
To change the text of a note, click on it once. The text will become editable. After making your changes, press Ctrl + Enter or Tab. Try this and click Next
You can change the background color of your notes to make the important ones stand out. To do this, right-click on the note and select the desired color from the menu. Try this and click Next
You can select several cases to perform various actions on them, for example, move to another list, set color, archive, etc.NS. To do this, check the box to the left of the case name
The number of selected cases will be displayed here. With a tick on the left, you can select all cases in the current list. And with a cross on the right, you can deselect all cases. Click Next
After selecting all the required cases, select the required action from this list. For some actions, for example, setting a color, another field may open on the right. Try this and click Next
Various information about cases is displayed right in the list, for example, what details are filled in, how long is the case, what is the priority, etc.NS. The green circle allows you to quickly mark a task as completed. Watch this and click Next
Many elements have a context menu (for tasks, goals, plans …). It helps you to perform frequent operations faster. Right-click on a case in the list or on the dot icon on the right, read the menu and click Next
Some items can be carried. For example, in this list or in the Urgent panel, you can drag cases. If you enable grouping by lists in the settings, you can drag and drop cases into the required lists.Try this and click Next
More cases can be grouped into folders. To do this, click on the “Folders” tab
In this panel, you can create an arbitrary hierarchy of folders to group cases, for example, on work projects, areas of life, interests, importance, etc. Let’s figure out how to do it. Click Next
By default, all cases are added to this folder. It cannot be changed in any way. Click Next
To add a new folder, click on this button, enter its name and click on OK
Folders can be renamed.To do this, select a folder, press the F2 key, enter a new folder name and press Enter. Try this and click Next
Folders have a context menu. Through it, you can add a subfolder, duplicate or delete a folder. The menu items change depending on the availability of the to-do folder and subfolders. Add 5 more folders and subfolders to continue …
You can change the order of folders or move folders to other folders. To do this, click on the folder and, without releasing it, drag it to the desired location.Try this and click Next
To transfer a case to a folder, you need to click on the name of the case and, without releasing it, drag the case to the desired folder. Similarly, you can drag cases from the Urgent panel. Try this and click Next
You can transfer several cases at once. To do this, select the cases with a checkmark on the left and drag them into the folder. This will display the number of cases that are being moved. Try this and click Next
Next to the folders, the number of cases in it and its subfolders is displayed to make it easier to keep track of the cases in them.Blue indicates current cases, and red indicates overdue cases in a folder or its subfolders. Click Next
You can use this field to quickly find the folder you want. Enter the folder name in it and it will be shown in the list, the rest of the folders will be hidden for convenience. Try this and click Next
You can change the width of the panel to make it easier to browse folders. To do this, move the cursor over the right edge of the panel. When the right-left cursor appears, click on the edge and drag it.Try this and click Next
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Now let’s figure out how to determine which tasks are more important than others and in what order to carry them out. This will help you decide which business to tackle first and which to postpone.Open the “Priorities” section
Here you need to compare cases in pairs and indicate how much one case is more important than another. Only cases from the “Execute” and “Delegated” lists are compared. Click Next
If you have not added tasks to the “To Do” list yet, do it now. Go to the “Cases” section, drag at least 2 cases to the “Execute” list. Then open the “Priorities” section again (do not close this window)
You are offered 2 cases.Answer for yourself the question: “Which of the things is more important to me?” To make it easier to make a decision, you can view the details of cases by clicking on their name. Check the cases and click Next
Cases should be compared on a scale of 0 to 10 towards the more important. For example, if the left thing is much more important than the right one, then you need to choose 10+. And if their importance is the same, then 0. Click Next
By comparing all pairs, you will receive a list of tasks with priorities. You can sort it by priority and the most important things will be in the beginning.They must be performed first of all. Compare all your cases and click Next
Excellent. Let’s see what happened. Open the to-do list
Cases now have priority (yellow block). By sorting the list in descending order, the top will be the most important. Try to complete these tasks first. Change the priority in detail if it is too high or low. Click Next
Let’s see how else you can determine the importance of affairs, in what sequence to carry them out.Open the “Important-Urgent” section
Here affairs are located in the so-called Eisenhower matrix. It distributes cases in two axes: Importance and Urgency. The meaning of these parameters is set in the details of the case on the Motivation tab. Click Next
The matrix can be displayed in two modes: 10 by 10 cells and 2 by 2 cells. Let’s deal with each of them. Leave the 10×10 mode and click Next
In this mode, the state of affairs is determined by the exact value of its parameters Importance and Urgency (0 to 10 each).The higher their value, the more significant the case is. Click Next
When determining the order of doing things, use the rule: do the most important and urgent things first (closer to the upper right corner), then urgent (on the right side), then important (on the upper side). And affairs close to the lower left corner may not be worth doing at all. Click Next
The cells display the number of cases with the corresponding parameters.Things can be transferred to other cells. To do this, click on the box with cases and a to-do list will open …
Shows all cases that have the indicated importance and urgency. You can click on cases to open their details panel. Tasks have a context menu. The window itself can be moved by the title. Click Next
You can drag cases from this list to other cells, to indicate a different meaning of the importance and urgency of the matter, which will help determine the order of their execution.Try this and click Next
Now turn on the 2×2 mode to find out what features it has …
Only 4 cells are displayed here: no matter-not urgent (bottom left), important-not urgent (top left), important-urgent (top right), not important-urgent (bottom right). And the cases are displayed right in the cells. Click Next
To determine the order of doing things, follow this rule: first do things in the cage, important-urgent, then in unimportant-urgent, then in important-non-urgent.And things are not important, not urgent, perhaps not worth doing. Click Next
Cases can also be moved between cells to change their importance and urgency. You can also drag cases from other places, for example, from the Urgent panel. Try this and click Next
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Now let’s consider how you can quickly and conveniently find the necessary cases and form their lists. Open the “Overview” section
When there are a lot of cases, it is more difficult to find the information you need. This section addresses this issue. Here you can find cases by text from its title or details. Try this and click Next
You can also filter cases by various criteria. Open the filter list
On the “General” tab, you can specify in which details you want to search for the text entered above, as well as the range of priority and completeness of the sought cases.Change them and click Next
Click the Lists tab
Here you can specify to which list the searched cases belong, to which goals they are linked, what rewards are assigned to them and what tags have been added to them. Try to set these options and click Next
Click the Details tab
Here you can specify which details of the case should be filled in or, on the contrary, are empty. This helps, for example, find cases with unfinished business.Try to set these options and click Next
Open the “Urgent” tab
Here you can set the dates, which include the start time or the deadline for the cases. This will help you find things to do, for example, for tomorrow or next week. Try to set these options and click Next
Open the “Saved” tab
Current filters can be saved here. You can restore them and quickly find cases, for example, current tasks with pending activities and a priority greater than 100.Enter a name for the filter, save it and click Next
To restore a filter, click on its name. This will set the saved parameters and find the cases. Try this and click Next
You can view the details of the cases found by clicking on the title, and decide what to do next. These To-Do’s also have a context menu for frequent operations. Review the cases and click Next
Now think about why you need to do things at all?
We believe that it is necessary to achieve personal goals, and to summarize – for self-realization.It is the goals that give valuable results, make life better, allow you to fulfill your dreams, improve our world, create your legacy and successfully fulfill yourself. And deeds are ways to achieve them.
Therefore, it is very important to constantly think over and organize not only business, but also your goals. We propose to do this now and do it …
Go To Targets
Let’s see how with the help of the service you can organize your goals and control the process of achieving them.Open the “Goals” section
Here you can organize personal goals, and not in a linear, but in a hierarchical list, those. goals have subgoals at several levels. Let’s figure out how to organize them. Click Next
Objectives meet specific needs. Think about what need you have and what goal will help satisfy it. Write down the name of the goal here and click on “Add goal” or Enter
Great, you have a new service goal.Let’s figure out what needs to be thought out for it in order to achieve it even more successfully. Click on a target to reveal its details …
In the panel of details of the goal, you can fill in information about it, similar to the details of the case (name, priority, reason, result, list …) Write it down and click Next
Targets have no timeline, which conflicts with some methodologies. In our understanding, the goal is an image of the desired result, therefore they have no time limits. But the time frame can be set in the affairs and plans to achieve it.Click Next
To achieve a goal, you need to complete specific deeds. They are in the “Cases” section, but there it is not convenient to see what purpose they belong to. Here you can also view the cases of specific goals. Open the “Cases” tab.
Here you can view the target’s deeds and add new ones. They can be edited right here by clicking on the title. Think about what things need to be done to achieve this goal, add them and click Next
For goals, you can indicate what resources are needed to achieve them and monitor, so that all needs are met.Add resources and click Next
To get the desired result when achieving the goal, you need to describe it in as much detail as possible. Idea cards are ideal for this. Open the Idea Map tab.
The principle of operation is similar to the idea cards for cases. Create the most complete maps for personal purposes to clearly represent what exactly you need to get when they are achieved. Create an idea map for this purpose and click Next
On the “Other” tab, you can see additional details of the goal, for example, the date of creation.Take a look at this tab. Then close the details panel and click Next
To make the next stages of the tour clearer, add 5 goals and drag them to the Reach list. In this case, it is imperative to fill in their fields. “Reason” and “Result”, since for purposes they are very important …
Unlike deeds, goals are hierarchical, i.e. consist of simpler subgoals. To add them, click on the expand target button to the left of its name…
Breaking down a goal into sub-goals helps you better understand what is needed to achieve it. And the whole hierarchy of goals helps to see how they are connected and what is needed to achieve them. Add subgoals and click Next
To change the hierarchy, you need to click on the target and drag it to the desired target. When you hold the cursor over a target, its sub-targets will unfold. Try this and click Next
You can also drag cases here, for example, from the “Urgent” panel or from the Work tab for goal details.This makes it easier to link tasks to goals. Try this and click Next
As you achieve sub-goals and perform attached affairs, the goal is automatically calculated its completeness on a 100% scale. Complete related cases and see how this indicator changes. Click Next
Perhaps you will have affairs that are not tied to goals. It is better not to allow such a situation, otherwise it is not clear why these things need to be done.To see such cases, click on this button …
A to-do list with no goals is displayed here. They can be dragged into the goal tree. Try to tie everything to goals and click Next
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Let’s move on from goal setting to planning.
You have many things to do and goals. And questions arise – when to implement them and in what order?
The answer is simple: you need to make plans – a set of actions, deeds and goals, limited in time. They can be built according to a project, goal, for a week, a month … With a plan, you know exactly what, when and how to do it.
I propose to understand how the service helps to make plans and implement them.
Go to plans
To add and view plans, open the “Plans” section
This section is intended to organize plans that essentially link goals and a lot of things necessary to achieve them.Let’s figure out how to do it. Click Next
Plans are indicated by a title, for example, “Project …”, “For December”, “Rest in …”. Think about what exactly you want to build a plan, enter its name and click on “Add Plan” or Enter
Like to-do, plans have a detail panel. Click on the plan.
Each plan, how to do it and how to achieve it, has details that need to be thought out for its successful implementation. Let’s consider them in more detail. Open the “General” tab and click Next
An important feature of the plan is that it has clear time boundaries.You need to make plans for a specific period and strictly adhere to it. Set a timeline for this plan and click Next
How are things and goals, plans have a reason why they need to be implemented. If you don’t find a good reason, then it’s not worth starting a plan. Write down the reason for this plan and click Next
The plan may have additional information that is not related to business or purpose, for example, when is the best time to start implementing it. Then it can be written here.Do this and click Next
The plan can be color-coded to make it stand out in the list and make it easier to find. Plans can be grouped and sorted by color (set in the settings under the “Add plan” button). Change the color of the plan and click Next
The plan should be referred to the lists indicating at what stage it is. Plans can be grouped and sorted into lists. Move the plan to the desired list and click Next
Within the framework of the plan, certain work must be done to obtain the desired results.To specify it, open the “Work” tab
Here you need to add goals, deeds or actions that you want to implement in the planned time frame. You can specify their sequence to perform in the correct order. It is necessary to note their readiness and choose the next job. Add a job and click Next
You can also specify additional resources that are needed to implement the plan, but which are not related to added deeds or goals.Add resources and click Next
Based on the added cases, you can create a Gantt chart to clearly see in what sequence and in what time frame they need to be completed. To do this, open the “Graph” tab
Only cases that have a start date and a deadline are displayed here. If some cases have no deadlines set, they will not be displayed here. If necessary, now set the due dates on the “Work” tab and click Next
You can change the deadlines for cases, moving them entirely or only the beginning or the end, and indicate the percentage of the case completed.Hover over the case and drag on the corresponding element. Try this and click Next
Also, the cases have a context menu, through which you can quickly change the state of the case, move it to the desired list, change the name, delete, etc. Try this and click Next
Here you can change the scale of the chart, display it by days, weeks or months. You can export to PDF or PNG and print the graph. Try this and click Next
When all the work is done (there are no active actions, deeds and goals), the plan is considered complete.After that, you need to analyze it and draw conclusions. Open the “Totals” tab
After completing the plan, describe the results. This will allow you to assess how successfully it has been implemented. If the results are few, then add more work and continue with the plan. Describe the results, if any, and click Next
Also describe any mistakes you made. Find out the reason for them and what is needed so that they do not recur. Then they can be avoided in the future, which will increase the success of the plans.Describe the errors, if any, and click Next
Some more details of the plan are on the “Other” tab, open it.
The plans can be assigned rewards and attach links useful for its implementation. Fill in the fields and click Next
For plans, you can create a hierarchy of folders and transfer plans to them. This will make it easier to organize plans and monitor their implementation. Open the folder pane, work with them and click Next
Strive to implement all plans on time.Then you will quickly achieve your personal goals and realize your cherished dreams. And the creation of useful products as a result will allow you to successfully self-actualize. Click Next
On modern planning methods and ways to effectively implement plans,
can be found in our book “SODiS – System of Organization of Affairs and Self-realization”.
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After the affairs and goals are organized, it is necessary to determine what areas of your life they relate to in order to understand even better, and why implement them at all and how balanced your life is in general.To do this, you need to use the section – Balance Wheel. Open it up.
Here you can compose balance wheels, for example, life, company, business, project … (This technique is described in detail in this article …) They help determine how balanced these areas are and what problem areas they have. Click Next
To create a new balance wheel, enter its name in this field (for example, “My life” or “Project …”) and click on the “Add” button or the Enter key.
In the details of the balance wheel, you can change the main and additional parameters (name, description, color, awards …). The most valuable thing here is the balance wheel itself (in the center of the panel). Let’s figure out how to create it. Click Next
The balance wheel consists of several areas. To add them, click on this button.
Here you need to enter the name of the area and indicate your current satisfaction with it on a scale from 0 to 10. Click Next
For convenience, there are examples of areas that can be added to the wheel.Click on the desired area and it will be added to the title field. Try this and click Next
When you enter a name and set satisfaction, click on this button to add an area to the wheel.
For each area, a tab with details is created where you can edit its name, satisfaction, etc. Click Next
Here you can change the name of the area. Try this and click Next
Describe here in detail what the area should be in ideal condition, what should be in it or what needs to be removed, what should be strived for, to maximize satisfaction by 10 points.Write it down and click Next
Ask your current satisfaction with this area. Strive to ensure that all areas are close to the maximum score – 10, or at least had approximately the same value, i.e. so that the wheel is round. Click Next
Think about what it takes to get closer to the ideal. To do this, attach goals and activities that will allow you to do this. The less satisfied you are, the more carefully think through the list.When implementing them, adjust your satisfaction with the area. Click Next
Add some more areas (ideally there should be 6-10 in the wheel), edit their details and click Next
Now open the General tab to look at the resulting balance wheel.
Here’s a wheel. Here you can hover over areas and view their details. Clicking on an area will open its details tab.Click Next
Areas are color-coded from red with minimal satisfaction to green with maximum satisfaction. For the entire wheel, the average satisfaction is calculated (displayed in the line with the wheel name). Click Next
Now implement the attached goals and activities, periodically update their list and satisfaction with each area. Focus on areas of minimal satisfaction, not forgetting others, so that satisfaction with them does not fall.Click Next
Strive to ensure that this wheel is balanced, those. all areas had approximately the same satisfaction. Then you will be more calm, harmonious, confident and happy, which will help to develop and self-actualize even faster. Click Next
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In addition to goals and activities, in the service you can also organize your time. There is a handy tool for this – the Calendar. Open it
This section displays current plans and urgent matters, distributed by day. This will help you plan your time for today, week, month … Click Next
New tasks and plans can be added. To do this, click on the day and select the desired item in the context menu that opens.Try this and click Next
You can transfer events to other days, change their dates. When you click on an event, its details panel will open. If you right-click it, its context menu will open. Try this and click Next
You can change the view of the calendar and view events for the day, week or month. Events for the week and day can be viewed in the form of a calendar or a simple list. Try this and click Next
You can change the displayed period, for example, go to the next or previous month. or quickly jump to today’s date.Try this and click Next
There is a list of perpetual to-do items that you can drag and drop to the desired day in the calendar, for example, to create a schedule for a week or a month. To open it, click on this button …
Current cases that have no deadline are displayed here. They can be dragged and dropped onto the calendar. If a calendar is displayed for a week or a day, then the case can be dragged and dropped at the desired time. Try this and click Next
As we said, goals are hierarchical.Therefore, in order to achieve complex goals, you must first implement its simpler sub-goals and deeds.
And in order to understand what is required to obtain the desired result, you need to see the entire hierarchy of goals and deeds at the same time in a convenient form.
That is why we have created a unique tool – the Hierarchy. In it you can see all goals and deeds in a visual, tree-like view, which will help make important, strategic decisions.
Go to hierarchy
Open the “Hierarchy” section
In this section you can see what your goals are, what sub-goals they have and what things remain to be done to achieve them.Those. here you can see the ENTIRE structure of your goals and affairs. Let’s figure out how to work with it. Click Next
First you need to decide what goals and activities you want to display. To do this, open the “Filters” panel
Here you can select from which lists the goals and tasks will be displayed. You can set specific goals, whose hierarchy will be built. By default, lists with current goals and tasks are selected. Configure filters and click Next
Click this button to build a hierarchy.This may take a few seconds. Build a hierarchy and click Next
This shows the hierarchy of goals and tasks for the selected filters. Move and scale it to see the details. Determine what is needed to achieve your goals and decide what to do next. Click Next
For convenience, there is a mini-map of the entire space (top right) and a control panel (top left). Also, all elements of the tree have a context menu for performing frequent operations.Try this and click Next
Even in the service you can organize your movement. For example, you can determine what things to do on the way home from work. To do this, open the “Map” section
This section allows you to view the locations of all current affairs, which will help to plan a route, for example, from home to work. If there are things to do along the way, you can mark them for yourself and complete them along the way. Click Next
As well as in the details of the case, you can quickly find the right place by name or address, display all places at once, navigate to your location, view streets, etc.NS. Try this and click Next
Right here you can create new cases and attach them to the place. To do this, click on this button and then in place, enter the name of the case and it will be added. Try this and click Next
You can add places to existing cases only in case details on the Places tab. Right-clicking on a location or map opens a context menu. Try this and click Next
Other people and companies can help you to realize your goals, goals and plans.To work with them, the service has a “Contacts” section. Open it …
In this section, you can organize interaction with individuals and legal entities. This will help keep track of who the affairs are related to, to whom they are delegated, control the timeliness and quality of the execution of cases. Let’s figure out how to do it. Click Next
Click on a contact to continue
To distinguish people from companies, you can select the type of contact.This will determine what details can be filled in. Select the type of contact and click Next
Unlike other elements, such as cases, the contact name must be changed in this field, and not at the top of the panel. For human contacts, you can change the first and last name separately. Fill in these fields and click Next
To continue, select an Individual for this contact, or open another person contact.
You can also write down a birthday for people and you will receive a reminder about it.Enter the date and click Next
Here you can write down information about a person’s place of work or company details. Fill in the field and click Next
Write down the contact addresses here, for example, work, home, e-mail, etc. Add addresses and click Next
Phones (work, mobile …) or Skype accounts can be recorded. If Skype is installed, you can call this number by clicking on it. Phones can be given a name to distinguish them.Add phones and click Next
You can add new cases or link existing ones by finding them in the list. The order of linked cases can be changed by dragging the cursor to determine their importance. Add cases and click Next
If resources are required for joint affairs or they need to be transferred to the performer, then you can add these resources here and see if there are enough of them. Add resources and click Next
You can assign awards to reward him, for example, for completing cases, add links to web pages (for example, his social.networks). Fill in these fields and click Next
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This section is intended to discuss topics related to the organization of affairs and goals, the operation of the service, exchange of experience, consulting, etc. Click Next
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1. Remember The Milk
An application with a huge number of possibilities. In addition to the standard creation of reminders with a date, title and text, in Remember The Milk you can also organize lists and set up notifications: they can be sent to mail, Twitter, an application on a smartphone or instant messengers.
It is possible to add intermediate tasks, tags and files from Dropbox or Google Drive to cases. Busy people will love the smart add feature: you can create a reminder by writing all its parameters in one line. Also, the program can create smart sheets: for example, “tasks that have been postponed three times already”, “very important things this week” and so on.
The Trello app uses a kanban system: work tasks are displayed as cards that are marked with different labels and move through the columns depending on the level of readiness.Trello lets you assign titles, descriptions, deadlines, assignees and subtasks to tasks, and attach attachments.
The program also has a convenient calendar, which displays all tasks with deadlines, and a powerful search that helps filter cards by any parameter. Cases can be dragged from one column to another using drag-and-drop, which is very convenient.
TickTick is a feature-rich scheduling and reminder application.It makes it possible to add tags and subtasks to cases, group them into lists and folders, and assign them a level of importance. You can add new reminders not only in text, but also using voice input or email.
You can attach notifications to tasks yourself, but the program can also do this by reading the time and date from the description (for example, “go to the car wash at six in the evening”). As a bonus, TickTick offers a pomodoro timer to help you focus on your work.
In appearance this planner seems minimalistic, but a huge number of features are hidden behind the ascetic design. Any.do allows you to tag tasks, add reminders based on place or time. You can also attach subtasks and attachments to them.
In addition to the planner, a shopping list and calendar are integrated with Any.do. If desired, you can share lists and tasks with friends or colleagues, plus add or change performers. Any.do can sync with voice assistants Siri and Alexa, as well as Slack.
5. Google Keep
Flexible and useful application from Google. Keep allows you to write down almost anything in your notes: text, list, image, photo, voice recording, and even doodle drawn right on the smartphone screen. Next, you can add a reminder to the card, change its color and position in the list, and assign a label.
But the main advantage of Keep is that it automatically syncs with Google services. The notes you create can be viewed in Google Calendar or sent to any Hangouts contact.
Todoist is The Verge’s best scheduling app. By sorting tasks by day and week, it allows you to focus on what is really important and urgent. Tasks can be grouped into lists and projects, marked with different colors and severity levels, and delegated to other users.
One of the main features of Todoist is visual statistics of completed tasks. You can track how productive you were on a particular day, week or month, which project received more attention and which less.The application can interact with Google Drive, Google Maps, Apple Maps, Dropbox, 1Password, Alexa and dozens of other services.
7. Microsoft To-Do
Scheduler from Microsoft. There are not so many features in it: you can collect tasks into lists and share them with other people, create reminders and subtasks. But on the other hand, To-Do knows how to recommend tasks depending on what date they are scheduled and to which list they belong.
The application also integrates with Outlook and Office 365, which is especially useful for those whose work is tied to programs from Microsoft.
Planning and productivity app with many features. Each task is assigned a bunch of parameters to choose from: project, start and end time of work, place, person, resource intensity, availability and priority.
In addition to the standard view of current affairs, Omnifocus has tabs where you can check the progress of different projects, study tasks depending on the context. For example, if you are at home and tired, the program will suggest doing something simple like washing dishes or buying tickets.
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A distinctive feature of MyLifeOrganized is the ability to build a hierarchy by breaking tasks into infinite levels of subtasks. All tasks can be assigned due time, urgency, location and tags. The most relevant cases are then displayed in the Today tab.
Unlike many other planners, MyLifeOrganized is not geared towards any specific project organization system. It is used to work on the Kanban, GTD or any other system.
The WeDo application is focused on ensuring that the user not only sets goals and achieves them, but also improves the quality of life. There are ample opportunities for scheduling: to-do lists, folders, subtasks, priorities, and the Share function. But most importantly, the app helps you form good habits and change attitudes towards work.
After completing a task, WeDo asks the user how long it took, how important it was, and how he feels.These data are added to statistics: the program shows the tasks in which categories you performed more or less, how you treated them and how much time you spent. This way you can track what tasks your life consists of and what emotions these tasks evoke.
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WorkFlowy is a powerful scheduler for those working on the GTD system. It can be used for almost any purpose: work, vacation planning, creating shopping lists, brainstorming, and more.Tasks are tagged, grouped into sheets, and broken down into sub-tasks.
One of the main features of the application is a minimalistic intuitive interface. To expand the list, see the description of the task or edit it, just one click or click is enough.
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WEEEK is especially useful for those who use schedulers to organize workflows. It has three main types of tasks: meeting, calling, and action.The program notifies about each of them in different ways, for example, it will remind you of a meeting much in advance. Tasks can be tagged, severity, performers, date and time.
The user can view cases in the calendar, as well as within the projects to which they relate. In addition to the convenient features, WEEEK also has a stylish interface with dark and light themes.
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Time and Contact Management, Business Planning… Almost every business person comes across these ideas.Which systems to adhere to, how much, and whether to follow any system at all – everyone decides for himself. In any case, the technical tools are good for planning tasks and working hours!
On the one hand, this is the scheduler. The simplest one can be considered a “reminder”, that is, an alarm clock, which also tells you why it rang. However, a real planner is necessarily built on a “time grid”: an event starts and then continues for a certain period. Accordingly, this is displayed on the grid (table, cells, scale).Ideally, the planner should himself suggest suitable free intervals, and, if necessary, suggest how best to distribute tasks for the day and week.
On the other hand, this is the contact list. At the very least, a telephone book, a directory of the “surname – telephone number” type. It is better if each name is associated with other contact coordinates, information about the occupation, place of work, address, attendance, passwords. In the reference book, the search function by any of the parameters is very useful, and the presence of photographs – we do not always remember who’s name.Groups help organize the large list. The result is a real database. If you link the first with the second, you get a tool for effective task management. It will be possible to “bind” contacts to events. For example, it will be immediately clear how to call or where to write to the participants of the upcoming meeting.
Let’s start with what’s always at hand – from your mobile phone. The telephone directory is present in it by definition. A calendar with event reminders is also available in any model.On many phones, it is quite primitive: most often it is the same “reminder dialer”. In more “advanced” devices, there may be a calendar, and a to-do list, and the possibility of simple planning on a time grid. When buying a mobile phone, we are not always interested in the functions of the organizer inherent in it, paying more attention to other parameters. A regular phone (not a smartphone) is conceived as a “turnkey solution” in which hardware and software are very closely related. The main programs are “protected” by the manufacturer, and it can be difficult to supplement their set by yourself.
Maximum Java applications can be installed. Among them there are organizers or multifunctional programs with the ability to schedule tasks. True, Java applications are written for a limited range of models, and what works fine on one phone may not necessarily run on another. Smartphones and communicators are much more interesting in this respect. They are microcomputers with Symbian OS, BlackBerry OS, Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Windows Phone, Android, etc.Already “from the manufacturer” on the smartphone there is a large set of applications. It definitely has a calendar with a full-fledged planner and a developed directory of contacts. These are standard applications of the operating system installed on the device.
Almost all manufacturers have started to produce communicators with Windows Phone OS. It has Calendar installed by default, it is also an event planner, People application for organizing contacts, as well as Microsoft Office Mobile.The latter includes mobile versions of well-known programs: Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile and OneNote. What standard applications are offered by various communicators and the operating systems installed in them, it is advisable to find out in advance. In the salons of cellular communication, they are unlikely to show you anything, let alone explain. The best source of detailed information is articles and reviews on the Internet. If you are not satisfied with the standard programs, you can find third-party applications for any smartphone.Most of these programs are developed for Symbian OS.
How convenient is it to use the scheduler on a mobile device?
In particular: how to “hammer” the necessary entries into it? Smartphones at least have a virtual keyboard, but in a regular phone it all depends on the dexterity of the right thumb. Scheduling tasks and editing contacts on a computer is much more convenient: there is a keyboard and a large screen. But what about mobility? Even if you carry a laptop or netbook with you, you will not keep it on all the time! The solution is the so-called synchronization of a mobile device (phone or smartphone) and a computer.Scheduler and contact list entries in the phone are compared with those stored by some program on the computer. What are these applications?
In a large organization, Outlook computers are expected to communicate through a Microsoft Exchange server. Tasks are delegated, appointments and meetings are reconciled – this is a collaboration application for large teams. You will most likely use Outlook 5% as much as possible, just as a personal planner and email program.
If you have Microsoft Office installed on your computer, you already have Outlook at your disposal. It combines four components:
- email client;
- calendar with a planner;
- contact management;
- task management.
Those who have felt and shared the Outlook philosophy find it easy and pleasant to use this program. We will return to the “postal” part later, but for now we will outline the most general principle of planning on a single computer.
One of four tabs is selected in the pane on the left side of the main Outlook window. The content of the working area of the window and the available commands on the ribbon depend on the selected. For example, the Calendar tab at the bottom of the window displays tasks, while the rest of the work area is occupied by the schedule grid. To create a new task, click in Tasks under the calendar grid on the Calendar tab, or go to the Tasks tab and create a new task there.Tasks have time boundaries, importance, belong to certain categories, etc. Moreover, tasks can exist for several days and weeks, independently of each other and simultaneously.
Events (appointments, meetings) have a clear time frame and are displayed on the calendar. One way to schedule an event is to drag the task onto the calendar grid and drag the rectangle to set the start and end times. Accordingly, the event is automatically assigned the name of the real task. Contacts in terms of Microsoft Outlook are entries in the database of this program. Each entry contains comprehensive information about people, including photographs, the names of bosses, subordinates and spouses. Separate windows are used for detailed editing of tasks, events and contacts.
The undoubted merit of Microsoft Outlook is that developers of applications for computers and mobile devices usually focus on this program. Almost any scheduler, program for synchronizing phones and communicators contains items with names like “Import contacts from Outlook” and “Synchronize calendar with Outlook” .If you use Outlook, problems with transferring calendar entries and contacts to and from your mobile device are minimized. The easiest way to “pick up” records from Microsoft Office is smartphones with Windows Phone – these are related products, and compatibility is inherent in them by definition.
Phones and smartphones with other operating systems interact with the computer through the so-called phone managers. For example, for the Nokia family, this is the Nokia OVI Suite program. Outlook calendar and address book data is first imported into the program’s own database, and then synchronized with the phone from there.
You have probably noticed that in Windows 7, in the user’s personal folder, along with the Documents, Pictures, Videos folders, there is also a Contacts folder. It stores contact files by default. Each such file is a special kind of document containing information about a person. In addition, there are group files that contain links to files for those contacts that you choose to include in the group. Thus, the Contacts folder with a set of individual files has replaced the standard Windows XP address book in Windows 7! Do whatever you want — either keep your contact list in Outlook or use this built-in Windows 7 tool.Like any files, files of contacts and groups can be created, copied, edited, sent by e-mail, etc. The concept is convenient, but …
The program Windows Contacts is intended for creating, viewing and editing these files. It is present only in Windows Vista and Windows 7. Previous versions of Windows, as well as most applications, are not familiar with contact files. However, contacts and group files can be exported to old and well-known vCard files (VCF files) or CSV files (comma delimited text files).To convert contacts to one of these formats, in the Contacts folder on the toolbar, click the Export button and follow the instructions in the wizard. The saved VCF or CSV files then
can be freely imported into any organizer program.
Other tasks are solved by another component of Microsoft Office – the program OneNote . This is an electronic analogue of work notebooks, in which you can “scribble” anything you want: make any notes, insert links, pictures. OneNote lets you create any number of notebooks (separate files), each with sections and sections with pages.Thus, the book is not simple, but well-ordered. Add to this the functions of searching, sending fragments to other Office applications – you get a very convenient universal tool for storing any information.
For those who do not want to use Outlook, OneNote or the standard Windows tool, there are many alternative applications, including free ones. Let’s name just a few of them.
- Multifunctional programs for managing tasks, projects, contacts: WorkManager, Personal Secretary, SaveTime, etc.
- Notebooks for storing contacts and notes: AS Notes 3, NoteBook, Freebie Notes.
- Portable programs that do not require installation and can work from a flash drive or memory card: KS Organizer, w-organizer.
The functions of the address book and scheduler fit seamlessly into most e-mail programs. For example, in the mail client The Bat! there is a well-structured address book and a SmartBat component that combines notes and a scheduler.In Linux distributions, the address book and scheduling functions are usually assigned to a mail program such as Evolution. In addition, the standard set of Ubuntu Linux applications includes the Tomboy program for working with notebooks. In terms of functionality, it is in no way inferior to similar applications from Microsoft Office!
Let us summarize what has been said: for those who are mobile, they spend most of their time on the road, at objects, in negotiations and meetings, the main assistant is a cell phone, even better – a smartphone.A computer in an office is more of a backup copy of data from a phone. Perhaps the program that is used to synchronize the phone and computer will be enough for you.
If you and your colleagues are seriously into time management, read the books of Gleb Arkhangelsky and put these ideas into practice, Microsoft Outlook will be a suitable technical solution. The alternative is one of the programs with advanced scheduling, task and contact management functions.
When time planning is mostly “in the mind”, and working with contacts is reduced to recording phone numbers and e-mail addresses, you should pay attention to the numerous free planners and notebooks.Most likely, their capabilities will be enough, and “extra functions” will not distract and embarrass you.90,000 Applications Diaries for Android: TOP-8 best organizers
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Many people continue to use paper diaries. Despite their convenience, they have disadvantages. When we write notes on paper, there is a risk of forgetting about them. And you have to carry a notebook with you. The efficiency of such planning is rather low.It is much more convenient to use diaries for Android. Often they have built-in task schedulers with a set of advanced functions, diaries for entries, password managers. There are many free versions of applications that provide the user with essential functions.
TOP-8 best electronic diaries for Android:
1. Business Calendar 2 – Diary, Planner, Widgets
The application has become one of the best organizers. It includes a wide range of time planning tools and allows you to keep a list of future tasks in a convenient way.The user can mark the birthdays of loved ones and holidays. If the need arises, you can invite a new participant to collaborate on projects.
Scheduling is done using a calendar and can be displayed as day, week, month or year. This allows you to structure tasks in a convenient way. Inside the paragraph, it will be possible to make clarifications by supplementing it with text or an attachment. And widgets will help you save time and allow you to see the plan on the desktop of the device.
- calendar display of the plan;
- intuitive adjustments;
- Variable desktop widgets;
- Function to invite another participant.
Business Calendar has an advanced reminder system. They are not limited to toast notifications and come in many variations, including a fixed notification with a countdown timer.
2. My diary: journal, diary, diary with a lock
Online diary can be a new approach to daily planning. It helps you compose tasks for the next day and take notes. However, it is most convenient as a diary. Therefore, the functions are tied to the description of past events or thoughts.The application is distinguished by the security of personal records – you log in after entering a password or scanning a fingerprint.
The diary is customizable to the user’s taste. It has built-in interface themes, note backgrounds, customizable fonts. The recording format is not limited to text input. It can be supplemented with photos, stickers or emoticons. You will also be able to keep a photo diary consisting only of pictures.
- attractive design with user-friendly interface;
- level of protection of personal information;
- setting tags to records;
- eye protection mode.
Electronic Diary allows you to export individual entries to PDF format to save to your device. They can be directly printed on a printer.
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3. My Tasks: To do planner. Diary. Organizer.
One of the best electronic day planners that provides effective and convenient day planning even with a busy schedule or an excessive number of tasks.It contains tons of useful features, including a calendar, reminders, and a list of notes. The program is suitable for everyday use or tracking the path in achieving goals.
The user-friendly scheduler has a well thought-out interface designed with an emphasis on simplicity. Its working area is presented as a list of days. Each one marks the user’s workload with progress. It is enough to click one at a time to open the planned cases. All tasks can be marked with different colors to set priority or supplemented with reminders.There is also a general section, suitable for creating lists of various notes without an exact due date.
- daily progress bar;
- advanced note manager with prioritization;
- function to copy or send a to-do list;
- Voice input when adding new items.
Plan your tasks more efficiently with this app by including a special badge. It is a small area on the icon with a number corresponding to the number of completed tasks.
4. My diary: to-do list, calendar, organizer
A good diary for making to-do lists. It has a built-in calendar, allows you to set reminders and think through a phased plan for completing tasks. The application automatically calculates the user’s progress, and transfers overdue cases to the next day.
Convenient organizer allows you to view the list of entered tasks on the calendar. Each day is marked with the number of planned tasks, which is convenient for further planning.They can be grouped into folders, separating work, household chores, and personal life. It will also be possible to create list of subtasks for step-by-step execution.
- division of cases into stages;
- Grouping records into separate folders;
- View plans on the calendar;
- Create recurring events.
The number of reminders in the free version is not limited in any way. Therefore, the program can be an excellent task manager.
5. Planner of affairs and goals. Task list. Diary.
Diary allows you to plan the upcoming day in detail, make plans for the future and not forget about important events. It is also suitable for taking notes, analyzing progress, achieving long-term goals. Tasks can be divided into sub-items, combined by one group, or made into a full-fledged project.
On the main screen of the scheduler, the user is shown five days, including two previous and future. Each one shows the progress of the plan.Below you can see a specific date, view recurring events, edit targets or switch to the view by groups. It is also possible to keep a daily report, which is often done in notebooks. Here it is implemented visually and contains information about the positive and negative moments that have occurred during the day.
- deep planning work;
- demonstration of progress;
- daily report;
- desktop widgets.
You can add reminders to events, specify duration, make additions. Synchronization allows you to use the program on multiple devices.
6. Diary, Personal Diary & Notes – Serenity
With Serenity you can keep a personal diary on any Android device. The application is suitable for storing notes about the days gone by, recording thoughts, making plans for the future. The list of tasks can be easily supplemented with important information and adjusted to make it more convenient.
The application has a pleasant interface and provides ample opportunities for making records. Inside the text, you can insert pictures, change its fonts, including the color of individual words, mark geolocation, add links and other attachments. For the convenience of searching, the developers have implemented a management system using tags. If typing is inconvenient, you can use the voice input function.
- advanced record setup;
- the ability to activate the synchronization of notes;
- Sort records by tags or categories;
- Password or fingerprint login protection.
Serenity is more convenient when compared to paper notebooks. This is due to the ability to edit texts and accessibility.
7. To-do list: diary and to-do reminders
The application allows you to abandon notebooks and transfer everything to electronic format. The developers have carefully thought out the task management process and tried to combine simplicity with functionality. It will be possible to sort the recorded cases into categories, highlight priorities among them, and supplement them with attachments.You can create reminders on them.
The scheduler has a simple interface. The main screen displays current affairs. The user can open the calendar, estimate the workload for the coming weeks, or see what is to be done on a particular day. Cases are easily supplemented with internal subclauses. This is useful for planning cumbersome tasks and making lists of purchases, goals, or wishes.
- nice minimalistic interface;
- widgets for the desktop;
- tracking progress by days, weeks, months;
- Sync using Google Drive.
The user can also add recurring tasks. The frequency is adjustable from daily to monthly. Weekends can be excluded so that on vacation you do not see unnecessary notifications related to work.
8. Planner of goals and objectives. Notebook. Shopping list
With the help of the program, you can make plans in detail and think over the coming days. She will help organize life and teach you how to spend time with benefit. Separately, the developers highlight the purchase planner.With its help, they record upcoming trips to the store in advance and prepare a budget for spending.
Scheduled events are grouped according to various criteria and marked with separate colors. This approach helps you find the information you need faster. The task can be supplemented with sub-items or clarifications, set a reminder, mark it as recurring. The user can create a list of any kind, including purchases or long-term goals. If the need arises, you can open the day in the form of an hourly schedule and assess the availability of free time.
- detailed view of the planned cases;
- future purchases planner;
- line with reminders on the lock screen;
- backup to Google Drive.
The scheduler function in the application has been implemented with special care. Therefore, the user will only have a positive experience.
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Carrying paper notebooks for a person of the 21st century has long been irrelevant and unfashionable. Time makes its own adjustments, and now, in order to make a to-do list, all you need to do is download one of the most liked and human-friendly applications. Organizers for Android greatly facilitate everyday life with its chores and worries, help to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity, and the distribution of time. Below will be presented the most popular applications that have replaced notepads and reminder stickers.
The application includes a diary, calendar, to-do planner, reminders and to-do list. After downloading it, the user discovers the following possibilities:
- Make a plan for the day.
- Create a daily to-do list, edit, reorder, highlight, and add tasks using your voice.
- Create subtasks if the person is unable to collect their thoughts and concentrate.
- Create folders and reminders
- The program works even without an Internet connection.
- There is an auto-transfer of tasks to the next day.
- Tasks can be grouped by distributing them into folders
The application has the following functions:
- Ability to schedule cases and manage tasks.
- Agenda with present tense search.
- One year preview.
- Synchronizes events with Google Calendar and Exchange.
- You can swap and delete multiple events at the same time
This is a virtual notebook that helps you remember the most important things.The application allows you to quickly take colored notes, create a to-do list, and create reminders. Also, the application has a built-in function of protecting personal records by means of a pin code, password or fingerprint.
The organizer is ideal for business people who have a daily schedule of minutes. It helps to fix long-term and immediate goals, make a daily to-do list.
With the help of the application, the following possibilities are opened:
- Create projects where a goal is defined, to which a list of tasks is attached.Their implementation leads to the achievement of the set result.
- Create a structure of cases, distributing them into folders for specific activities.
- Use Flexible Scheduling – Combine plans from different projects using contextual lists.
- Record ideas and tasks.
- Synchronize data
My Tasks: To do planner. Diary.Organizer
The application harmoniously combines a calendar, diary, planner, notepad and reminders.It is designed in the form of a work week, making scheduling of cases easy and convenient.
- Drawing up reminders, a plan for the day and week.
- Recurring target plan.
- Implementation of the transfer of cases.
- Copy the task list.
- Voice input.
- Ability to move records.
- Work of the program without the Internet
Planner of tasks and goals.Task list. Diary
It includes 6 tools: to-do planner, goals, organizer, diary, reminders, to-do list. It allows you to:
- Create goals, subtasks, to-do lists.
- Group tasks.
- Create daily and recurring tasks.
- Create widgets.
- Automatically calculate progress
A well-designed and flexible application that helps you plan current affairs and schedule work not only for yourself, but also for a group of people.The user can continue working in the application from another device at any time. Each task can be assigned a specific due date.
The highlight and main feature of the program is the simplicity and closeness of the functionality to the paper format of the diary. The user can switch to daytime view and make the required number of entries, schedule tasks and daily routine, edit and delete them if necessary.
In addition to all standard tools, this organizer can be used as a means of notifying people about certain events.It will help to competently organize daily affairs and will allow you to monitor the implementation of tasks by subordinates.
A real find for lost people who always forget about where this or that thing is. The program helps to create a catalog of things and quickly find them. Thus, the application makes it easier to find and keep things.
The organizer is an excellent assistant in organizing and planning teamwork on projects.
It opens up possibilities:
- Fixing and scheduling tasks.
- Reminder of deadlines.
- Indicates the level of importance for completing tasks.
- Collaborate on projects and assign them to others.
- Track personal progress on productivity charts.
Each of the above organizers has its own advantages and features. After reviewing the list of applications, each user will decide for himself which one suits him best.In the future, he will be able to effectively fulfill the plan of the day and competently distribute the daytime hours for solving the tasks..