Wunderlist helps keep life's daily tasks in good order

pdonohue@beaufortgazette.comMarch 7, 2013 

I've always envied the ultra-organized.

You know the kind of people I'm talking about; they have their lives scheduled down to the minute and they cling to their personal organizers as though they contain the answer to the meaning of life and not information about upcoming doctors' appointments and relatives' birthdays.

These people are on top of things -- and though they're probably in need of some occasional counseling, they sure are organized.

I want to be like them.

With Wunderlist, a free app and Web-based task management service developed by a German software company, I can.

What I like most about Wunderlist, as opposed to a service such as Google Calendar, is its clean and simple design that does not feel overwhelming or like I'm trying to route air traffic into a major airport.

It's organization and task management made easy.

You simply sign up for an account, download any one of your mobile devices or use to the Wunderlist website, put in personal and work tasks for that day and watch as they disappear -- in a most satisfying fashion -- as you complete each task.

Wunderlist, like Google calendar, will also send you "friendly" reminders, at your request, if you're feeling particularly forgetful about an upcoming appointment or task or simply want to be reminded of something you have to do.

My only criticism of Wunderlist is its inability to set times for certain tasks, but that failure notwithstanding, the service is by far the most user-friendly and helpful task-management tool I've found on the Web.

And there's no ridiculous color-coding or labeling. Take that, Google Calendar.

For more information, visit www.wunderlist.com.

Follow reporter Patrick Donohue at twitter.com/IPBG_Patrick.

 

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