Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A digital way to "unstick" your to-do list

Brodie Krause,
IT Manager
As an IT professional, I've sat at a lot of computer stations occupied by my co-workers. Often their monitors will have a halo of sticky notes placed all around the border, including notes, reminders and to-do lists.

Is this how you track your projects and things-to-do? Did you know there are a number of more efficient ways to track your tasks using software, rather than the old sticky note method?

I'd like to introduce you to Trello by Fog Creek Software. Trello takes the idea of sticky notes on a whiteboard and translates it beautifully to the digital world. Here you can create and customize lists for your home or office environment and store them in a central location. Each list can include due dates, checklists, comments and attachments.

Do you need to collaborate? Trello allows you to send invites via email for other individuals to have access to your organization board. And, when you are done with a list or project, Trello will archive it for you in case you need to refer back to it in the future - as opposed to the sticky note method. When you toss it, it's gone. But, best of all, it is absolutely free.

So clean up your monitor, save some trees and try a new way to keep track of your work!

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