One of the greatest #ProductivityHacks of 2015 for me was…

to do listWe all have a to-do list.  I don’t care what form that takes whether it’s the back of envelopes, Post-it notes, etc. we all need to know what we need to get done each day.  There are some to do items that only require you to do something, but what about when the item to do is done by you and then needs to have something done by someone else?  Yep – that happens all the time in business and I’ve found nothing greater to get this done than Wunderlist. (P.S. It’s free too.)

Wunderlist

On their website, Wunderlist claims they are the “easiest way to get stuff done” – and they really are!  This project planning tool will allow you to silo out the certain to-do lists that only require your attention while creating separate lists that others can join and be collaborative on that particular item.

wunderlist 2

It comes with a desktop version you can download, but why bother?  The web version and mobile application are more than enough to keep you on track while at the office or on the road.  I have collaborative to-do lists such as the grocery list (so my husband and children can pick up what’s needed at the store simply by checking what is on their mobile application version of Wunderlist) and I have a to-do list with another colleague on my team to plan out social media campaigns and content for our company, but I have personal to-do lists that include books I want to read, movies I want to watch, etc.

Some other cool features of Wunderlist:

  • You can…take an item that is on one list and move it to another simply by dragging and dropping.
  • You can…talk to someone via the messenger part of the app on a particular item to be done and it captures and keeps your note there.
  • You can…add attachments that pertain to an item right to the to do listed.
  • You can…do so much more than all of this!

How about those of you who think, “To-do lists do not work for me!”?  I’m pretty sure I understand this more than you realize.  I recently read an article by Lifehack on this very topic and the bottom-line was: don’t agonize – organize.  That’s what Wunderlist does.  It takes these overwhelmingly large things that have to get done and breaks them down into bite-size nuggets so you actually accomplish more.

I encourage you to check out this terrific to-do list tool (say that 5x fast!) and start getting things done in a more efficient (and social media friendly) way.  Any questions – let me know.

Be bigger, better and more BIONIC today!

Sheryl Brown / @BIONICsocialite

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