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Daymap: a cheap, simple but efficient for scheduling

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Posted by Dellu
Jun 15, 2017 at 08:45 PM

 

I like this cheap app. I find the scheduling feature extremely simple and intuitive: much better than any of the todo apps I have tried. Just drag your task to the day of the week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJBDkXRHwvQ


have u tried it?

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Jun 16, 2017 at 07:34 AM

 

Yes, I used it for a while, but became a little discouraged by the lack of development. But I recently received an e-mail saying that development is ongoing; the developers are also considering the possibility of progressing through a Kickstarter project. It’s a nice concept!

 


Posted by Hugh
Jun 16, 2017 at 07:53 AM

 

Yes, I’ve tried it. Did I find it useful? Yes, and no. I very much like the principle that Daymap uses of planning tasks in a task manager, and then transferring them to a calendar. I find such a schedule an essential discipline, even if I frequently abandon it. (I’m an Eisenhower-ite, in that respect: “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable”!)

But for my purposes, Daymap missed a big trick . When I tried it, you could not schedule tasks in it hour by hour (even as an option), but only day by day, and I think that’s still true, unfortunately. The task planning is also more rudimentary than it is in Things, Todoist or Omnifocus. So more recently, I’ve returned to a combination of Omnifocus, Fantastical and drag-and-drop. More expensive, it’s true, but as someone pointed out here (I think), Fantastical now adjusts to the task duration that the user has set in Omnifocus.

I’ve also dabbled with a couple of pencil-and-paper models, based on the same idea: list tasks, then schedule them. One was The Emergent Task Planner from Dave Seah (http://davidseah.com/productivity-tools/). I found it useful, and as always with me, pencil and paper embedded thoughts in a way that typing and drag-and-drop do not.

 


Posted by Hugh
Jun 16, 2017 at 08:06 AM

 

Oh, and if Daymap ever allows hourly scheduling, it will also need to allow the sync-ing of “hard landscape” commitments with Apple’s Calendar. Just as GTD says that you can’t have more than one trusted to-do list, it follows that you also can’t have more than one trusted schedule!

 


Posted by Dellu
Jun 20, 2017 at 12:30 PM

 

>Omnifocus. So more recently, I’ve returned to a combination of
>Omnifocus, Fantastical and drag-and-drop. More expensive, it’s true, but
>as someone pointed out here (I think), Fantastical now adjusts to the
>task duration that the user has set in Omnifocus.

You are right. After playing a bit,  your combination of OF and Fantastical is much better for planning a day. Thank you.

 


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