Let me be up-front about this: I’m obsessed with task management. I can’t get enough of it. The first thing I look at when I get to work is my task list, and the last thing I look at when I leave for the day is my task list. Given the choice between coffee and my task list, I will pick the task list one hundred percent of the time. I. Love. Task. Management.
I love it so much that I use three task management apps concurrently. At work, I use Things because it’s deceptively powerful but still knows when to get out of my way. (I sync it with other computers by way of Dropbox.) At home, I use Wunderlist because it’s simple and free, and because it’s cross-platform and syncs with a web app. On the go, I use the task manager that’s built into WebOS because it notifies me when I have things to do, and keeps those notifications visible until the tasks are done.
This is insane. I realize that. But I have a very good reason for this wackiness: nothing syncs with anything else! I can’t view my Wunderlist tasks on my WebOS task manager, or view my Things tasks in Wunderlist. Without Dropbox as an intermediary, I can’t even sync one desktop copy of Things with another. (more…)