task management

The Most Common Two-Minute Emails You Can Deal With Right Away

According to GTD methodology, if something takes you less than two minutes, you should do it immediately — any more, and it goes on your to-do list. Here are some of the most common two-minute emails that you can spot from their subject line.

Work On Your Highest-Leverage Task First To Boost Motivation

Everyone has their own way of deciding which task on their to-do list to start with. Some do the most fun thing first or things they have already done. Productivity site A Year of Productivity suggests starting with the one that will yield the best result.

NowDoThis Sets A Timer For Your To-Do List, One Task At A Time

There’s no shortage of to-do list apps and services out there. What NowDoThis excels at is eliminating the clutter and keeping you on track. Enter your to-do list at the start of the day, include a duration if you wish and hit Start. NowDoThis takes it from there.

Phrase Your To-Dos As Questions To Motivate Yourself

If you find it hard to tackle the boring list of to-dos in front of you, Haim Pekel from IQTELL’s productivity blog has one suggestion: phrase them as questions or challenges instead.

Get Both A Focused And Bird's Eye View Of Your Tasks With Trello

Trello is a fun tool for collaborative project management, but you can also use it to get personal tasks done. Google Insights Lead Gautam Ramdurai describes how he’s using Trello to get into the “productivity Goldilocks zone”.

Why Your Brain Needs Its Own 'Inbox Zero'

Most of us are familiar with the concept of “inbox zero”, the state (and long-term goal) of having and keeping an empty inbox. Productivity blog Johnny Moneyseed explains why it’s even more important to apply this concept to your mind.

TodoTxtMac Manages Your Plain Text To-Do List

Mac: Putting your to-do list in a plain text file has a lot of advantages, but it helps to have an app that makes those notes easier to manage. If you’re on a Mac, TodoTxtMac is a great option.

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.