Tools for Blogging and Life: Things

For some a to-do list will suffice, for others like me, I brainstorm a list that looks like a storm literally hit my Moleskines. My to-do lists look like my thoughts- unorganized, messy, and when I finally come back to it, the project is most likely late, and I have no idea where I began let alone ended.

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This is where I highly benefit from Things. Things is different from apps such as Remember the Milk, or my once online to-do list, Teux Deux. It’s not just a list- it allows you categorize each item, tag it, schedule it, archive it, has a section for “projects” that can turn into various lists for that project.

You can have a to-do list of your to-do list!

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I love the scheduling task. Instead of having an alarm or a reminder elsewhere, Things can provide a custom schedule.
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Things also syncs to all things Apple in my home- my iMac, MacBook Pro, iPod Touch, and iPad. I know it also syncs with iPhone, which would come in handy if I owned one. This means I can picked up where I left of no matter where I am or what other crazy idea comes to mind.

There's also tags; i can search for items in the search box at the bottom of the app. It makes those ideas come faster and faster.

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It's also easier to see on your screen when you have scheduled something for the day or filed under "Today".
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As much as I love the simplicity of pen and paper, the simplicity can turn to chaos. Things helps me get my tasks not only organized, but done. Sure, there is the satisfaction of physically crossing off that item one by one, but the ultimate satisfaction is seeing an idea turn into a success.

Download Things here.