May 04, 2018
Our favorite tools to help your master the science and art of multitasking, and achieve your goals.
By: Natalie Holmes
Tech doesn’t have to be a time suck. It can help you get more organized than ever, freeing up minutes, hours and even days so you have time to do the things you really love. There are a million and one scheduling apps out there that add layers of seamlessness and ingenuity while integrating with your favorite devices – it’s just a matter of picking which one works best for you.
We would recommend reading this article with your beverage of choice in hand and your Cox Panoramic WiFi running in the background – after all, you can’t download apps without wall-to-wall, high-speed internet! With that said, throw away those sticky notes, and pick one (or all!) of our favorite digital tools to finally master the art and science of multitasking.
The digital age is dissolving the boundaries between work and life, business and leisure. Wunderlist is a task management tool that’s designed with this in mind, letting you organize both your personal and professional agenda in one place. You start by writing lists, which can then be grouped into folders. Add notes, set deadlines and integrate into one of many compatible devices. The best part is that you can share lists with colleagues, friends or a partner, making collaboration a piece of cake — whether you want to shop for groceries or manage a major work project.
Say good-bye to “analysis paralysis” with Todoist, a solution for the chaos of modern life. Instead of trying to keep track of your responsibilities, meetings and all the other ideas that swim around your mind, Todoist helps put things in order, so you can work out what to focus on first — and make sure you don’t forget important details. The interface lets you brain dump on the go, and then refine and add details later. Each task can be assigned a project, grouping those disorderly thoughts into satisfyingly organized categories. There’s also a priority level that lets you keep track of deadlines, and, of course the all-important collaboration feature for teaming up with friends or coworkers on a task or project. To keep you motivated, the productivity tracker offers a sleek visualization as you move towards your goals, whatever they may be.
In a complex world, Evernote is refreshingly simple. From interface to functionality, everything is pared-down, yet somehow manages to provide most of what you need to organize your virtual and real-world lives as they continue to merge into one. Make a list, add tags and work with others to develop ideas or get things done. You can also add a tick box to show when a task is complete, import documents from Google Drive, and save links and highlight text from around the web with the Web Clipper add-on.