task management

Get Into A Good Workflow Using Video Game Principles As Inspiration

When you’re playing a video game, you become completely absorbed in what you’re doing, and you’re completing tasks while time is flying by. Using some of the principles game designers use, you can apply that same concept of flow to your work.


Balance Creative Work With Must-Do Tasks By Splitting An Hour 45-15

Unless you’re very lucky, chances are you have some work you want to do and some work you have to do. Break each hour into 45-minute and 15-minute slots to do your creative assignments and get through your must-do work items.


GTDNext Organises To-Do Lists By The Getting Things Done Method

Web: GTDNext is a to-do list web app that makes it easy to manage your tasks based on the principles of the Getting Things Done (GTD) productivity method, especially if you’re new to it.


2Do Is A Task Manager And Calendar App For Getting Things Done

Android/iOS/OSX: If you prefer the GTD Philosophy, 2Do might be the best tool to help you organise your time. It’s both a calendar and task management app, with some powerful features that make planning easy.


Prioritise Your Goals With Warren Buffett's Two-List System

Warren Buffett might best be known for his financial advice (which is usually very simple), but we might also learn a few things from him about productivity and achieving our goals. Scott Dinsmore of Live Your Legend relates a story about Buffett in which he gave a friend advice on how to figure out and achieve goals.


Avoid Solely Prioritising Urgent Tasks Over Important Ones

Most of us schedule our time according to what we need to get done during a particular day or week. Because of the urgency of immediate tasks, we often neglect our long-term goals. Ironically, this can undermine our ability to put out short-term fires.


This Printable To-Do Template Shows How Long Those Tasks Really Take

Knowing how long a task takes helps avoid procrastination and meet deadlines. To get better at estimating times, download and print this free to-do sheet.


Start A Seven-Step Depth Ritual To Focus On Your Task At Hand

Your mind can waver when you are trying to focus. A PhD student shares how he created a “depth ritual” that primes his mind into a state of concentration, ready to tackle whatever needs to be done.


Call Planner Schedules And Reminds You To Make Important Calls

Android: If you often forget to call your parents or make important calls, you need Call Planner. It’s a simple app with one purpose: to maintain a list of people you have to call and remind you of that.


Yipgo Saves Formatted Text Notes And Appointments In The Browser

We like plain text to-do lists around here, but they naturally limit you a bit. Yipgo mitigates this by keeping the text-only interface but allowing you to designate to-dos, appointments and more with certain formats. It will then compile all the important stuff into an agenda view for you.