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brad007
brad007

Trello looks good! one question... on Asana, you can click on My Tasks and you get a list of all your tasks due that day, tomorrow, in the future, and uncompleted tasks from yesterday etc. In Trello, is there a way of bringing up all your tasks that are due on that day, giving you a to-do list for that day? or do you have to go through all your boards and cards to see what is due that day?

arlenmark0987
arlenmark0987

Awesome write-up. Productivity apps generate a new enthusiasm in employees as many apps break down the work into simple structures. One productivity tool that I'd like to recommend you is proofhub. It helps employees in being productive as it creates a great communication environment. It tracks progress and one can compare the output.

LynneHenry
LynneHenry

I love this system but I have one question, regarding the Big Picture Board: you said, On it I keep a list for every project I’m working on. When my notes about aparticular project become concrete enough that I can break them intodiscrete and manageable tasks, I create a card for each task. But where do you keep the notes about each project? As part of the List title? Or as cards? And then create different cards for the actual concrete tasks? Thanks!

michaelwroberts
michaelwroberts

Does Trello sync with Google Tasks? 

I've been exploring a few different task lists / productivity apps and services, and I still haven't settled on one that I completely like. Google's default system gives me most of the functionality, but the design / layout isn't quite there. (Sounds similar to @ethanwaldman's thoughts on Workflowy.) 

I like the fact that Trello can work on multiple devices, but the Google syncing is the one feature I'd love to have.

cjrenzi
cjrenzi

My first thought is, "Holy Crap! My life is complete!" Sorry Tammy. Then I think, "Will I spend more time tinkering with my list or getting shit done?" Guess I won't know until I try. Thanks for sharing this intriguing find. Oh, one more thing. Will it shoot me email reminders? Sorry if I missed this info above.

KimThirion
KimThirion

This sounds rather intriguing and I'm heading over to try it out. I'm not that good with checking back and updating the lists I've made... but I'm convinced that's just because I haven't found the proper method for me yet!

deniseurena
deniseurena

I've been looking for a more visually appealing productivity system and I like that it includes the big picture which is helpful for big projects. I know right now, I have some projects going and it's hard for me to look ahead into the future. Looking past the current week gets confusing for me.

sarahemily
sarahemily

I love how you use Trello... every time I see this explained, I start drooling over it. But for some reason, I don't do well with online-based productivity tools. (Bad project manager! I know...) 

For me, though, I've found that good old fashioned lists seem to work best. I got an awesome day planner, and I have lists broken down by project which I then use to make daily lists. I like writing things. And I have a multi-colored pen set for color coding. Yeah, I know, total Luddite. 

Shanna Mann
Shanna Mann

I have to say, you've really tempted me to try out trello. I think having 'boards' would be better than the nested lists I have in work-flowy. Can you embed links in the tasks? Because I really need that, and I can't leave Workflowy without replacing that functionality. 

It's funny, but the hardest thing for me in a project is just writing down all the things I have to do for that project. I really, really resist that. Maybe because it's pretty tough mental work? I don't know. But recently I've tried Charlie Gilkey's Individual Project Planners, and they seem to work ok. Better than a blank sheet of paper, but not as formattible as putting it in Workflowy or a google doc. 

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