Team Organic Tries: Wunderlist
Some think it’s not possible to trump a good old pen and paper when it comes to getting organised. And, while the traditional to-dos can be a good solution when you’re penning a shopping list in a hurry, or if you need to write down a number, having heaps of paper with your daily to-do lists on isn’t an ideal solution for every day.
If you’re ready to upgrade your daily to-do list to digital, Wunderlist is the app to try it on. With numerous features, it’s perfect for those who like to be organised and need to know what’s coming up in the next week.
Here’s what we thought when we tried it…
What makes Wunderlist a great solution for everyday organisation is the number of handy features it has.
First, you can divide your to-dos into lists depending on what category they come under. This is a great feature for those who have lots of different projects on the go, as well as those who simply want to draw a line between work and home.
Once you create a to-do, you can add a due date, reminder, subtask, note and an attachment. These options make the app useful for any scenario, keeping your informed with what you need to do.
You also have the option to ‘star’ a to-do if it’s particularly important, which will include it in the ‘Starred’ list.
For those who rely on to-do lists to manage projects and keep themselves in up-to-date, Wunderlist also gives you the ability to add others to a list and collaborate on to-dos. This way you’re easily able to keep tabs on what you’re all up to. You can also use it to chat and check up on the status of work.
The Wunderlist mobile app is neat, organised and clean – exactly what you’d look for in a to-do list.
It has all the same functions as those you can access on the desktop app. Wunderlist also syncs automatically across all your devices so wherever you log in you can access your latest to-dos.
The mobile app allows notifications so you can get your reminders to pop up on your phone – meaning you’ll never hand in another piece of work late.
On Android, there is also the option to add a to-do from your home screen (on the Samsung Galaxy you do this by swiping down from the top and tapping in your to-do). This is great for those who are constantly on the go and need their to-dos handy.
In terms of the difference between the mobile, desktop and browser versions of Wunderlist; there isn’t any.
Aside from different placements and actions to activate features, the simple and clean user interface works so well across all platforms that it would be silly to change a thing, and offer more functions on one – especially for those who need a pocket to-do list and don’t want to manage certain aspects of it from their computer.
It’s worth noting that there’s also a browser extension for Wunderlist, which would work best for those who wish to include links in their daily to dos. This doesn’t seem particularly important for my own purposes, but it’s definitely worth trying out if you want to keep tabs on a page and come back to it later.
Personally, Wunderlist is a great to-do list for me (if you couldn’t already tell!). There are plenty of features and its different lists means it’s easy to keep tabs on to-dos for both work and home, without it getting cluttered.
The mobile app is great for when you need to remember to add something to your shopping list in a hurry, especially with its quick add feature. Wunderlist helps you keep on top of your daily to-do lists without bombarding you with information. If you’re in need of a new to-do list, I definitely recommend giving it a try.
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