I am a self professed productivity nut, and I love to find ways to make a hectic life simpler while remaining effective. Recently I made it a personal challenge to find the best personal task management application that will satisfy my multitasking needs. As I began to venture into this overcrowded world of productivity apps I learned that there are a number of applications out there, and quickly found myself becoming increasingly unproductive (my tasks needed a home).
After weeks of trail and error I came across Toodledo. This product is amazing. Initially, I didn't think much of it because I felt as though it wasn't much different than an excel spreadsheet. I was clearly wrong. There are so may features coupled with and open API really makes this a productivity playground.
Unfortunately, all great applications come with their shortcomings, and Toodledo is not immune. The interface leaves much to be desired and as a person who recently adopted the Getting Things Done methodology, I need the notes to section mesh a little better with the tasks. (It seems as though notes are totally segregated from the tasks. Personally, I would like to see tasks created from notes.)
For notes, I would like to recommend Evernote. I understand there isn't a clean integration between Evernote and Toodledo; but with a little help from our friends at IFTTT, our Evernote and Toodledo prayers are answered. Here's my solution:
- If you haven't done so register for an Evernote, Toodledo, and IFTT account.
- In Toodledo go into tools -> more -> email configuration and record your email service address
- In IFTT you will need to create the following recipe:
- Trigger Channel: Evernote
- Trigger: New Shared Note Link
- Create Trigger
- Action Channel: Email
- Action: Send me an email
- register your Toodledo email address
- The pin verification will arrive in your default Toodledo inbox
- enter the pin
- Configure your action as needed using the Toodledo email syntax. My setup is below.
What this does is create a task in Toodledo to review my Evernote and it is due today. It will create a URL link in my Toodledo note with the title hyperlinked.
Once this configuration is complete, you can simply create a note in Evernote, select the shared arrow and then link. Once you select link a new task will be created in Toodledo with the hyperlink back to your Evernote.
Again, I must reiterate, Toodledo, to me is THE PRODUCTIVITY APPLICATION. I know there are many, and I have tried a number and read a hundred or so reviews. If you are a current Toodledo user...Enjoy.