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Keeping Organized... FOR REAL...this time

I spent the weekend organizing my life a little bit.  I took a hint from my co-worker and started using Things to keep my to-dos in one place.  Typically, I keep my to-dos on a note pad at the desk and then a couple of notepads for when I am away from the desk.  I took time out this weekend to bring all of the list into Things.  I am kind of scared at this point with the massive list of things that are "scheduled" to get done today. 

Why Things? As most know, I am an outspoken Macaddict.  I love my Mac products, they just work and have yet to fail me.  With Things, the app is available on the MaciPad and iPhone. Since I own all of those, I downloaded each app for the various devices.  Things2 now has cloud sync. So that to-do list can now follow me where ever I go.  No more need to keep a notepad on me to add a to-do, just add it right to the iPhone version and it shows up on all of my devices.

It's Monday morning and my morning to-do list is MASSIVE.  Time to start knocking items off the list.  So far, Things works for me, but I'll know better at the end of the week when HOPEFULLY, the to-do list will be empty.

How do you keep organized? Do you have any tips and/or tricks?

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Comment by Martijn Wezenberg on December 10, 2012 at 11:37am

Almost the same, only I use ToDo from Appigo. It has a sync function as well, but only when you start up the app. It doesn't sync automatically, only the MacApp. Strange stuff but it works.

So as long as I dont forget to put them in ToDo I wont forget to do em. Works very well for me, I usually am the forgetting type (unfortunately) so I know I have to write everything down at the spot. As long as I'm not forgetting to do that, I will be fine :)

Comment by Grif Palmer on December 10, 2012 at 8:55am

Fat chance.....

Comment by Justin Lang on December 10, 2012 at 8:54am

That is why I spent ALL weekend on it! ;)  One thing I am loving is the Shortcut feature.  Say I need to edit this AWESOME production profile that came in from a writer... Save it to my dropbox folder, select the file and press control+command+spacebar. It pops up with a quick entry form for Things and a link to that file.

It takes some work getting it laid out and all of the initial to-do's in there, but so far, so good for me.  LOVE seeing the number of to-do's on the Things icon in the dock go down! ;)

Comment by Grif Palmer on December 10, 2012 at 8:51am

Yeah....I have A LOT of lists.....the dating from THINGS is long as your willing to discipline to doing the input, it looks like a good tool.....might try the demo.

Comment by Justin Lang on December 10, 2012 at 8:31am


I tried Apple Notes and Reminders.  It worked, but the list was SO long at one point.  Things makes it easier by scheduling and assigning due dates.  So all I have to do is look at my "Today" view.  Tomorrow, it will show all the things that are due that day and so forth going forward.

Comment by Grif Palmer on December 10, 2012 at 8:25am

NOTES on Mac....esp now that it synchs in iCloud.  Basic but effective.  

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