Showing posts with label Tasks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tasks. Show all posts

Friday, March 21, 2014


Speaking of task managers... So many tasks revolve around e-mail, I like to use it as a virtual task manager. I've used Tasks and Appointments in Outlook, but they made it awkward to get back to the original message that generated the activity. I wanted to use the original message in order to maintain the history.

I've used Boomerang (for Outlook) and like it, except there was no quick option to have a message reappear in three days - critical for the Friday to Monday period.

TechHit has released SnoozeIt which is a similar tool. I already use TwInbox - which is their plugin to get tweets in my Outlook. I might have to check it out.

An update... before I got this posted, I saw KK Cool Tools recommending Boomerang for Gmail. What really caught my attention was this:
"You also — and this is a sweet add-on — get to choose whether you want the message to Boomerang as a function of whether your email receives a reply, is not clicked, is not opened, or regardless. So if you you choose to only Boomerang in 1 week if there is no reply because you want to make sure your email is attended to, and then the recipient replies in 2 days, your email will not come back to you in 1 week."
Cool indeed.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


So Microsoft is releasing a free version of OneNote. I'm still on my search for the perfect organizational tool. Lately, I've been using ToDoist for tasks and have dabbled with Evernote. I've still not settled on storage (Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive) either.

Anyone a OneNote fan?

Monday, November 26, 2012


I'm going to try out CheckMark - an app for doing location based reminders. I use Siri all the time for time-based reminders - "check the laundry in ten minutes" or "replace the air filters at 6:00 PM on Saturday." I think the location based reminders would be nice as the GPS location acts as filter, so you only get the reminder when you can do something about it - "check for .22lr when at Wal-Mart." If the granularity is good, I might even use it to remind of tasks when I am in a specific building at work.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


I've played with IFTTT, but haven't really found the need for it to do anything for me. I'm still intrigued by the potential of the tool to automate tasks and so I'm glad to see other options like Zapier.