task management

Task App Showdown, with Friend Craig McClellan (Season 3, Episode 3)

Craig returns to the show to talk about how we manage tasks, and the apps we use to manage them. There is a strong emphasis here on two of the premium task apps for Mac and iOS, Things and OmniFocus. 

This episode isn't so much a showdown between Craig and I or one app and another. It is more a celebration of the great features of pro task apps that we depend on to manage our teaching careers. For me, there is an ongoing showdown between these apps in my mind, as I constantly contemplate which tools best help my brain to stay focused on the task at hand. It was fun to process that with Craig.

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Show Notes:

Task Management Apps Discussed:

Things | OmniFocus | Todoist | 2Do

Todoist Education Pricing

GTD (Getting Things Done) Methodology - Getting Things Done by David Allen

Previous Episode with Craig: Automation and Advanced Workflows

Carrot Weather - Our Favorite Weather App for Apple Watch

Waterminder - Water Intake Tracking App

Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle

David Sparks (Macsparky Blog)

Federico Viticci (Twitter | MacStories Blog)

Slack - Team Communication Tool

 

Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers, Chapter 2, Task Management with Dr. Frank Buck (Season 2, Episode 2)

Guest: Dr. Frank Buck

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Book - Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders

Frank Buck is a former middle school band director, veteran school administrator, public speaker, productivity coach, and writer. He is the author Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders. Dr. Buck helps people achieve their goals through organization and time management. He has spoken to audiences throughout the United States and into Canada to acquaint them with how to work with total control and peace of mind.

Great Apps for Task Management

Frank’s App of Choice: Toodledo

Robby’s App of Choice: OmniFocus

What makes a good task management app?

Buck’s Magnificent 7

  • Assign a due date and sort by due date
  • Repeating tasks
  • Notes field
  • Search
  • Sync across all devices
  • Interfaces with email ** - Voice recognition

Robby’s Must Have Features

  • Quick capture
  • Inbox
  • Review
  • Due dates

Getting Things Done by David Allen