Thursday 18 June 2015

Wunderlist - The Organisation App That Changed My Life!

Yes, quite a bold title but it truly has!

I am one of those people (and I know of quite a few) that is constantly writing bits of information down in lists. They usually end up getting lost or so messy that I end up writing another list but neat enough to satisfy my need for everything to look organised. A couple of weeks ago I saw that Steven Fry tweeted about a company being taken over my Microsoft, that company being Wunderlist. I had never heard of it before but I quickly discovered that is a task management tool... so a to-do list.

Now I know there are thousands of apps out there that you can use, but none I have been able to stick to for a decent period of time. I think where Wunderlist has succeeded is the fact it can be accessed EVERYWHERE. It is an app on my phone, on my iPad, Chrome add-on, can be viewed in a browser and they're just the ones that I use.

As you can see below on the browser version you have your lists grouped on the left hand side, list contents in the centre and when you clock on the different items it comes up with an info pane where you can set reminders/deadlines/adds subtasks and upload images. I split mine into work, personal, and because I am planning a big London break that is one too.

 As you can see above I have even added information about my upcoming Madame Tussauds visit and included the pdf confirmation so that I won't have to go searching through emails to find it.

I am going away with my brother and best mate and so have also added them to the London list which allows they to see the edits I make in real-time as well as make contributions. Granted this feature is mainly for work collaborations on projects, but it sure comes in handy to keep track of a city break or holiday!

The things I find odd is that so many people put up with shoddy apps yet still implement them into their everyday lives. With Wunderlist it has fit into my daily schedule and has enabled me to have a much clearer head at the same time.

Just for reference, here is what the app looks like on my Galaxy Note 4:

Now I know that there are plenty of apps out there that you can use to organise your life such as main rivals Evernote and WorkFlowy but at the end of the day I find the overall polished interface of simplicity of Wunderlist to suite my taste better. Being a Graphic Designer it's got to look good as well as working properly haha.

Go and try it out, you won't regret it!

*In the spirit of full disclosure, I am not affiliated with any of the links in this post. I only ever recommend external links that I visit and use on a personal basis, so that I know you’ll be in good hands!

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