A Fantastic Task Manager
January 18, 2018
A Fantastic Task Manager
Score 10 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Wunderlist
I use Wunderlist to keep track of my tasks across the companies I work for and personally. I am the primary user of Wunderlist. I often use Wunderlist in meetings so that I can immediately document any tasks that I have been assigned. I use my Windows 10 Mobile phone for this and all the tasks sync across to my desktop and laptop computer automatically. Wunderlist is the tool that I use that gives me the tasks for each day. I simply look at my list and start addressing all the tasks that are needing to be accomplished.
- Wunderlist syncs across all my devices flawlessly. I use a Windows 10 Mobile phone, Windows 10 desktop, Windows 10 laptop, and sometimes use an Android tablet and iPad.
- Wunderlist allows me to see just my starred items so that I can focus on the tasks that are most important. This helps me prioritize my day and stay focused on tasks that are truly important.
- The ability to set due dates as well as reminder dates separately is a very nice feature. Just because a task is due in two weeks doesn't mean that I want to be reminded in two weeks. I like to have reminders set on particular days so I don't panic and rush to get a task done close to the due date.
- You can connect your task due dates to a calendar feed in Microsoft Outlook. This allows you to see due dates for your tasks on your calendar. This is very handy when you have a lot of tasks with due dates.
- There is no ability to select your own custom background.
- There are very few backgrounds to choose from. There are a few good ones, but they aren't that great to begin with.
- Synchronizing can sometimes be slow. Expect to wait a few seconds after you open the app before it fully synchronizes.
- If the app is open on your desktop/laptop, and I add tasks on my phone, the changes do not sync to my desktop/laptop unless I click on the sync button. The system should have the ability to let you set an automatic sync schedule.
- Before Wunderlist, I tried keeping track of tasks in my head. That had terrible results. Then I tried a notepad, but tasks got scattered across multiple pages, so it was very inefficient. With Wunderlist, I don't have to remember all my tasks, I don't lose them in a notebook, and I have them available to me wherever I go. This has allowed me to not lose any tasks anymore.
- Wunderlist allows me to not have to carry my laptop to meetings. I can create tasks right from my phone.
Wunderlist opens quickly, is light, powerful, and focuses very well on creating, maintaining, and managing tasks. The other programs have a different focus, so their tasking systems just aren't powerful enough to match Wunderlist. Adding sub-tasks, setting a due date separate from a reminder date, and creating groups are just a few of the things that make Wunderlist better.
Wunderlist is a fantastic "to do" list application and can fit in with almost any organization or for personal use. I would say that its tasks are only so deep, so if you need really detailed tasking, you may want to look elsewhere. Each task can have subtasks and notes, but that is all. You can't assign due dates or reminders to subtasks, but I don't really need that level of detail. For personal use, I would never suggest using Wunderlist as a grocery list or list of items to buy. There are better apps for that.