I have been working from home in the digital space since 2006 and very early on, I realized the importance of being mindful of the tasks that I have to do each day, and the amount of time I spend on them. If you break it down, then each day you have to learn to optimize your time by eliminating multi-tasking and reducing distractions.
Trust me, both of these are hard to follow, when you are at home, with a cat, two children, and a hungry tummy. Even before I got acquainted with Wunderlist, I adopted the Pomodoro Technique® Core Process, which is basically a 6-step system that is based on task + reward. Given our attention span and lack of commitment to focused work, this block system encourages you to do assign 25-minutes to the task and then reward yourself with a 5-minute break. Do four tasks at one go, and then take a longer break.
As our team grew, the natural progression was towards apps like Asana and Insightly, however, for personal tasks apps like Wunderlist were used. Given that this app is being phased out, Zenkit To Do and Microsoft To Do are the next best options. Today, we take a look at the Zenkit To Do, which feels like familiar territory for those who have used Wunderlist.
Using The App
If I have to pick a bone with regards to the app, then it’s probably the lack of a widget. You would expect the app to have one. Integration with third-party apps and the capability to handle emails to lists is a feature coming soon to paid members. Smartwatch support, date parsing, tags, etc. are yet pending.
Essentially the features of the Zenkit To Do include Smart Lists, file attachments, comments, reminders, list sharing, folders, subtasks, offline support, user @mentions, and dark mode. Get this app if you need one place to manage and share your workflow and tasks. Or addicted to Wunderlist…