I recently started using Wunderlist. I am in love.
I’ve been searching and searching for a really good to-do list program for over a year now – one that would sync to all of my many devices, allow me to organize tasks by importance and theme, and let me cross things off as I completed them. I tried several different apps before deciding that apparently no such program existed. I resorted to post-it notes. I like post-it notes, but they are not at all transportable (unless of course I want to ruin the stickiness of them at which point I may as just be using paper). Post-it notes are also quite easily misplaced. They stick around, but only for so long.
Recently, I stumbled across a list called “iPhone Apps That Will Change Your Life.” I can’t remember exactly where I found it nor can I locate it again, so while I can’t link it to you and share all the wonderful things, I can share this one wonderful, life-saving, amazing thing: Wunderlist.
It does everything I have ever wanted my electronic to-do list to do! It works on my personal Macbook, on my PC for teaching, on my phone, and on the web if I don’t have any of those things with me! It’s a to-do list that follows me everywhere!
Today, for the first time, I finished everything I had planned to accomplish. Why? Because I wanted to get rid of that silly little red bubble with a 5 in it. It stares at me from the bottom of my computer screen and the home page of my phone until slowly but surely it shrinks away to nothing. For the first time this semester, all my reading for my classes this upcoming week is done, all of my assignments due in class this week are completed, my lesson plans are ready to go, and free time has been opened on the schedule for tomorrow. It’s a miracle – a Wunderlist miracle.