Thursday, January 5, 2012

Guest Post: Review of ToodleDo

Organization can make or break you.  If you’re anything like me, I have lists, then have more lists and then have list of lists and finally a list to organize the lists … and before long all of that gets thrown into the shredder without thinking twice.  What I was lacking was a central place that could store all of my to do lists in a way that made logical sense.

Then I found ToodleDo, a cloud service that allows you to sync up your to do list with your computer, iPad, Android, iPhone, even your Blackberry.
But ToodleDo is the ultimate of ultimate to-do lists.  What makes it that way?

It allows you to get as anal with your to-do lists as you care or want.  You can categorize them, then prioritize them, assign them, and setup reminders to your heart’s content.  You can have it send you daily reminders of the most pressing things on your list and have that wonderful satisfaction of crossing off (okay – clicking a check box) when you gleefully finish an item on the list.
The service is FREE – with some limitations or you can get an annual subscription that has other capabilities including – nested to-do lists. Wait.  Nested to-do lists?  What are those?

Let’s say you’re going to have a dinner party of guests, but there’s a lot of things to do in addition to the other 10 things you have on your list.  For example:
-      Clean dining room
-      Fix blinds
-      Remember Sally’s permission slip
-      Get Roast from Piggly Wiggly
-      Polish silverwave
-      Take car in for tune-up
-      Call to have prescription refilled
-      Clean the flower garden
-      Rake up the leaves
-      Clean the kids room

It all gets jumbled until you can nest the to-do list or batch them into better pockets:
-      Thursday's chores
o   Fix blinds
o   Take care in for tune-up
o   Rake leaves
-      Kids
o   Call to have prescription filled
o   Clean kids room
o   Remember Sally’s permission slip
-      Sunday Dinner Party
o   Cleaning dining room
o   Get roast for Piggly Wiggly
o   Polish silverware

Okay – that might be just a minor plus but it can help in some when needing to organize some tasks.

Something else you can do is email the to-do list to whoever else is a collaborator.  That’s kind of cool when schedules get bent out of shape everywhere and you need a central place to focus on the things that need to get done.

And if you’re into micromanaging, you can estimate the amount of time it would take to complete a said item.  Why would you want to do that?  Because if you micromanage things right down to the minute, ToodleDo can then assign you a task to do.  Have a 20-30 minute spot between projects or appointments?  ToodleDo can tell you to vacuum the living room or get bills ready for next week or whatever 20-30 minute project you have defined.
All told – ToodleDo is a great, comprehensive task, to-do list with a whole host of features and tools that can help better organize your life.

BIO: LordSpooner aka Michael is a sadist, bondage enthusiast, a fetishist, a geek, an all around good guy who everyone thinks would never hurt a fly.  (Little do they know.)  Having a passion and love for all thing technological, he's found a niche being a tech-geek for those around him.  You can learn more about him on his blog or on FetLife


  1. I just registered and it seems to be a great tool. My wife is not into micromanaging but I'm affraidthis tool could inspire her to be more ! Great tool, many thanks!

  2. For implementing GTD you can use this this application:

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, and a calendar.
    Syncs with Evernote and Google Calendar, and also comes with mobile version, and Android and iPhone apps.



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