I know. I know. You’re thinking: “Hand write? What the what??”
I love my iphone, my ipad, my MacBook Air. I’ve said over and over again: if I could do everything for work from my phone, I would be in heaven. I work remotely, I leverage technology to do everything I can.
Except my To Do list.
Trust me, I’ve tried just about every single task manager app there is. And we DO use a project management app here at Kildal Services. I have yet to find a task manager that I love – that works for me personally.
I want pull a George Constanza and to tell each app: “It’s not YOU, it’s ME.”
The reason is that I really only remember things well if I read them; if I write them, I’ll remember them for damn near forever.
In the past, I’ve used an app in the past for random things, called MyScriptMemo. It was pretty close to perfect – what I wanted was an app that I could hand write a list, and that would sync between my ipad/iphone for editing and my mac for viewing. I’ve come to terms with the fact that this just ain’t gonna happen.
The first is that I’ve upgraded to an iPad Air. SO MUCH smaller and lighter than the 2nd gen iPad I had. It’s about the same size as the notebooks I’ve always used to write my To Do Lists – a new page each day. I transfer the items that didn’t get finished each night for the next day. With, of course, pink ink.
The second is that I discovered another app from MyScript, called Smart Note. Better interface the other app I was using, very similar to Penultimate, which is the app I’ve always used to take notes during client meetings. With Smart Note, I’ll be able to delete Penultimate, because now I can keep multiple notebooks and instead of sending the notes to a client as an image or PDF, I can quickly convert them to a text, and edit needed. This creates a more polished, professional image.
The best part? I don’t have to give up my pink ink 🙂
For someone that refuses to give up real books for an e-reader (although I have read a few books with my Kindle app), the big question is: do I really WANT to give up my paper & pen?
What do you use for your To Do List?