How do you “Get Things Done”?
I am allergic to lists but love organisation. I am one of those people who cannot write if my desk or surroundings are cluttered.
For the longest time I have been looking for a project planner that has nothing to do with lists. This month I finally found it:
Productivity Tool #1.
What is it?
Droptask is the visual project/task manager for the person who is allergic to list-making. I am a very visual person. I have always written down notes in a mind-map as opposed to paragraphs of text. I like shapes and colours.
Droptask fulfills all of these wants for me.
Above is a trilogy of screenshots about my current WIP.
Droptask comes as a basic free app or the advanced pro option. Although the free option is perfectly suited to project management, I have opted for the pro option for its advanced features.
The best two features about the pro option is the ability to create unlimited sub tasks and task dependencies. For me a project, in this case a manuscript, is not just one whole concept but a whole sum of smaller parts. This is where the ability to have unlimited subtasks and task dependencies comes in.
Droptask broken down
Main project: The Tattooist
Group: Complete Rewrite
Tasks: 95k Rewrite*
Tasks: Broken down in 5k increments (5k – 95k)**
Task Dependencies: 10k needs to be completed before 15k can be done, 15k needs to be completed before 20k can be done.
*95k Run through final edit
**2.5k per day
Other groups related to same project:
@Home / @Office / @Computer / @Errands / @WaitingFor / @Email / @Calls / @Submissions
Research / Fact-Check / Editing
When you date a task, Droptask emails you the current deadline (today) + the next deadline (tomorrow) plus the final deadline date. A great little prompt every morning to get me focused on what needs to be done.
Extra added bonus
You can have more than one person working on a project.
Droptask (basic subscription): You can have one extra person per project (limit of 5 projects).
Droptask (pro option) you can have unlimited extra people per unlimited projects.
So in this way I have one screen for everything related to my current WIP.
Droptask is THE project manager for the person who hates lists but loves getting things done.
What is your favourite task manager?
How do you tick off tasks? Pen and paper? Lists? Apps?