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Posted by Kenny
Nov 4, 2015 at 05:54 AM

 

I found my way to this forum through Workflowy => Dr. Andus Blog Post => to here.

I don’t usually (really never) sign up for forums, but it seems like there is a nice community here that I took the plunge.  For whatever reason, I’m so fascinated by the whole productivity software category that it probably has eaten more time than saved.  My wife is the most product person I know, and she uses her calendar and email for task management (1 email that she keeps replying back to herself to take / update notes).

As for me, I’ve gone through….oh let’s see (these are only the ones that I’ve spent some real time with).

* OneNote
* Remember the Milk
* Todleedo
* Evernote (now my primary for paperless office/archive….not for active note/task management)
* Wunderlist
* AnyDo
* TaskPaper
* OmniFocus

Now I’m going to give WorkFlowy a try (been using it for about 2 weeks), and just bought book from Frank (http://www.productivitymashup.com/do-way-way-more-in-workflowy/).

Bottom line is, I want 1 tool…where I can start my day where my todos/notes/thoughts/journal are all in 1 place.  I can live with calendar and archived information/resources in another place.

The closest thing was TaskPaper, but the support has become almost non-existent from the developer.  I bought into the whole OmniFocus/AsianEfficieny combo, but it felt too rigid.  I felt like I was doing PM (project management) work every morning…which is not what I enjoy.

Workflow seems to be fluid, where it allows me to breath and stretch, yet create loose structure if I wish.  And if I don’t adhere to the loose structure, it don’t fall apart in matter of days/weeks.

Gonna give it a real try.

Sorry for the long monologue.

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 5, 2015 at 10:30 AM

 

Kenny wrote:
>Bottom line is, I want 1 tool…where I can start my day where my
>todos/notes/thoughts/journal are all in 1 place.  I can live with
>calendar and archived information/resources in another place.
> >Workflow seems to be fluid, where it allows me to breath and stretch,
>yet create loose structure if I wish.  And if I don’t adhere to the
>loose structure, it don’t fall apart in matter of days/weeks.

Kenny, welcome to the forum!

Yep, you captured the essence (and main strength) of WorkFlowy very well. Those were exactly the reasons why I settled on WF too.

I also tried many software that combined calendars with todo lists and for some reason that combo never worked for me. Once a task has a definite deadline and duration, I enter it into Google Calendar (and , similarly, if it doesn’t, I put it into WF, so as not to clutter the Calendar).

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Nov 5, 2015 at 11:18 PM

 

Glad that you joined us, Kenny. Judging by the long list of apps you’ve tried, you’ll fit right in here. Please be sure to update us on your progress with Workflowy. I’ve tried using it in the past, but the iPad app is pitiful, so that makes it less than optimal for me.

Steve Z.

 


Posted by SimonH
Nov 6, 2015 at 01:21 AM

 

Hi, I’m a first time poster too and an obsessive CRIMPer.

I’ve been using WorkFlowy for a while now and I’m a big fan. Every so often I flirt with change and as a result I’ve tried Toodledo, Asana, Producteev, Trello, OneNote, Evernote, Springpad, Wunderlist etc but I keep coming back to WorkFlowy. It seems to be the tool that keeps me the most productive and makes me concentrate on capturing thoughts and ideas rather than being hung-up on formatting and styles.

I also use a mind-mapping tool called SimpleMind quite a bit and have just started looking at Paper by 53, which is a bit quirky.

Looking forward to becoming a part of the community here.

Cheers.

 


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