Is there an app that allows one to “nibble away” at larger tasks without perhaps the “time-suck” needed to manage some of the large to-do and project management programs?
I’ve tried OmniFocus and it seemed like far too much “horsepower” (too many features for me and no simple path to what I wanted). Felt like I spent more time beating OF into submission and less time actually working on the things I wanted to do!!
Not fond of monthly subscriptions. Am ok with paying for a good app(!). Would, of course need it to work [and synch] on phone and computer, etc.
I don’t think I’ll need to assign tasks to anyone. Not yet at least.
I’m frustrated by a million, “This is due now!” (or past due) notices, when I know the task I’ve captured can’t be “done” until I do some sub-tasks.
That speaks to my not currently using sub-task planning because no app has (yet) spoken to me/felt natural in that area.
I wouldn’t mind if I could add importance levels (and some deadlines) to help sort and prioritize things.
Do any apps shift priorities of the sub-tasks based on time-of-day? AND can they increase item importance based on quarterly or monthly deadlines?
For example (part 1): It’s morning, Make these calls/send these emails … It’s afternoon, post this update, do this follow-up, coordinate-x … It’s time to wrap-up, sort out what you need to coordinate, have ready for tomorrow [plus, have you blocked out 3 hours for reading due by Sat. eve?] … It’s evening, you wanted to watch this documentary…
For example (part 2), “It’s mid-month, have you worked on month-end info. for volunteer-group” and “Four weeks left in Q1, time to post recruiting info. for volunteer group!”
At the moment, I’m using a combination of the Reminders app, for grocery lists and a long-to-do summary and now Notes to sub-categorize some important to-do items by category. Plus some calendaring.
Would love to tag, sort by role and perhaps location or “work mode”.
What do you all think?