Wow. I came here to argue my point that only appointments and places you need to be should be in the calendar while everything else goes into the task manager. I see now most of you are on the same page as me so I’ll just say look up and I agree with what the general consensus seems to be.
I’d take that one step further also. In fact, it was on a recent episode of Mac Power users where they had Myke Hurley on. He mentioned how he often uses separate apps for similar functions in order to simply segregate his life. A year ago this would have seemed overcomplicated to me, but in recent months I had come to adopt a similar approach. When he was talking about it on the show I was like “what! I do this too, I’m not alone!!”.
A perfect example of how I do this is with email also. I use Outlook for work and Spark for personal emails. I realize either app could handle both accounts, but I don’t like opening my app looking to send a personal email when I notice “12” sitting there in my work Inbox. Keeping them separate (and on different home screens) really helps me focus on what I need to focus on.
Also – as an aside, I just don’t like the way most email apps handle multiple accounts. Outlook has a feature where you can snooze alerts during certain times of day which is brilliant, but it still throws a badge on the app icon regardless which completely defeats the purpose.
The only mail app I’ve ever used that handled this perfectly was stock mail. You can turn badges on and off and use different alerts, identify VIP’s. If I was using a single mail app for all my accounts stock would be it but so far the Spark/Outlook combo works great.
Finally, I also split my tasks recently. I’ve been using Todoist for years to hold both work and personal tasks, but I am a Data Analyst and a lot of my tasks arrive via email. The Todoist Outlook integration has really stumbled as of late and I actually find it easier to link my emails to MS Todo. Other factors in this decision – MS ToDo is free through work AND iOS Reminders is more than adequate for personal reminders.
Oh, and I was kind of using reminders here and there anyway, even in the days of Todoist. “Hey Siri, remind me to pick up a jar of pickles at 2pm”. So utilizing Reminders more at home and ToDo at work seems to be okay – even if I do miss the natural language input at times.
Point is, there are definitely circumstances where splitting into different apps is useful, especially now with focus modes. When it’s personal time Reminders is on my Home Screen. When it’s work, up comes ToDo.