task management

10 Tasks You Should Never Put On The Back Burner

When things get busy, we all have tasks we put off. Sometimes, items end up delayed out of necessity. If you are putting off the right things, it can be a good move to reduce your workload. But if you procrastinate on the wrong tasks, you might be setting yourself up for trouble later. So, what tasks should you avoid putting on your back burner?

Blue Mail Snoozes Emails For Later, Turns Them Into A Task List

Android: If you like to look at your email as if it were a to-do list, then Blue Mail is designed with you in mind. It lets you snooze mails for later so they act as reminders, and you can even turn your inbox into a task list and mark each message as “done”.

Add Location-Based Notifications To Todoist For Android

Todoist is one of our favourite to-do list apps, but one thing it doesn’t have is location-based notifications. Thankfully, they’re easy to add — all you need is an automation app such as Llama, and Todoist’s mobile app for Android.

Productivity 101: A Primer To The Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organised and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to spend less time doing the things you have to do so you have more time for the things you want to do. Let’s break it down and see how you can apply a simplified version to your life.

Use Lego Bricks To Ration Your Time And Stay Productive

Scheduling your to-dos is boring. Playing with Lego is fun. Combine the two and you get a fun and easy way to keep track of how much time you have in a day.

Use A Power Hour To Take Care Of Nagging Tasks

Taking care of recurring tasks is usually just a matter of building a habit around them. But what about those little one-off tasks that aren’t urgent but still sit there in your to-do list waiting their chance to get done? Try using a “power hour”.

Finish Each Day By Making Your Plan For The Next One

When work is almost over for the day, the very last thing you want to think about is more work tomorrow. However, as blogger Todd Henry reminds us, using those last few minutes of each day to plan what comes in the morning can save you lots of stress.

I'm Christian Reber, And This Is The Story Behind Wunderlist

We’ve been fans of the to-do app Wunderlist for years. It won us over from the start with its minimalist, easy-to-use design, and every update brought even better features. Wunderlist was also selected as Apple’s 2013 App of the Year. We caught up with founder and CEO Christian Reber to find out how one of our favourite apps came to life.

Work More Productively On Your Own By Playing 'Workstation Popcorn'

Productivity is a challenge when you’re working for yourself or working remotely. Joel Runyon offers a somewhat radical idea to help telecommuters become not just more productive but uber productive: Group your tasks into three groups and work from three different locations throughout the day.

Assign Specific Rewards To Each Item On Your To-Do List For Motivation

To-do lists are a great way to keep track of what we need to get done, but powering through each item can be intimidating. Writer Sidin Vadukut suggests mixing in rewards with your to-dos to keep motivation up (and procrastination down).