So part two took a little bit time to get to. Something things have changed since April when I wrote up part 1, new job, new computer and I’ve been really busy. But now I can spend a little bit more time on my blog.
In part one, I showed how to set up tasks what this app can really do is allow you to sort and understand your tasks. That’s really the key to getting things done, it’s the visibility that’s crucial.
you can see a sample here; this is some work that I’m doing for a Christmas show that I’m submitting some work into. You can see that there is the tasks themselves the due date you’d see some things I have a project associate to them[xmas craft show], tags[xmas sale, seneca]. Clicking on seneca at the top in the grey bar would only show items that are tagged seneca. It’s a good feature.
You can also see there’s a section labeled smart groups, this allows you to group tasks and areas together and create a custom view. In old job I used to use this when I wanted have things that were for month-end and need to be reviewed with a single person. It’s pretty handy.
I think this gives you a flavor of what get it done app can do. I’m not going to recreate their website.
So why would you use it? It’s cross-platform which is really handy you don’t need an Internet connection for it to work once it syncs the data is stored on your smartphone. I found that synchronizing has been excellent with the app. I’ve made changes on the web, on my smartphone and on my work device (three instances) and the service manages to deal with it quite nicely. It was also the only app that I’ve ever seen like this that worked on the BlackBerry playbook. It works on my Surface RT tablet too, and that’s very handy for me, so the developer deserves a round of applause for such cross-platform coding.
You can link in Evernote as well, and a lot of people do use Evernote. Practically I haven’t found this the most useful feature but it is there and if you are an Evernote guru I’m sure it would be handy.
For work I prefer using my Outlook method but if I wasn’t in a Microsoft Office workplace, I would go back to using get it done. It is the tool I used when I was stuck on Lotus Notes.
For personal use I think you be excellent if you were disciplined enough to use it. I sometimes use it, but then I fall back on pen and paper for my personal life more often than not. That’s not a knock on the application that’s just mean not meeting nearly as robust a tool for home as I would for work.
The only downside is on a computer it’s web only, that makes it a little sluggish when you want to add large numbers of tasks. The plus side is that by being web based you have access to it anywhere plus it has robust syncing capabilities.
Overall I’ve been very happy with the application and I would recommend it to people. I give it 4/5 stars.
Disclaimer – I have no relationship with the developer of this app and I paid full price for the app.