Update: The Ultimate Planning Tool For a Career Lion
In 2016 (yes, that long ago), I wrote a blog for you about the ultimate planning tools for #careerlions. While I still use Trello sometimes, I have become a big fan of another tool called Edo Agenda. This I use mostly now, in addition to regular post its and Toggl. In today’s blog I will review this online tool for you and I explain why this tool has proven to me that it is a keeper and that it is recommendable.
Journaling and Planning Ahead in Your Calendar
Edo Agenda is a productivity tool that aims to help you manage your plans, journal entries, event logging, note taking, and tallying your tasks. Basically, you can plan your tasks ahead in the “journal” functionality that can be integrated with your Google calendar. It also allows you to take notes, to indeed create a journal and keep track of the tasks that you have finished. I especially like this functionality as I can feel that I forgot what I did for instance the day before. Where with Toggl I keep track of the time spent on certain tasks, I started doing this more and more high level to track the about of time spent on specific projects. This tool, however, provides me with a full history of the tasks I have done and some notes that I take on a daily basis to have as a reference.
Not so long ago I used small notebooks, dedicated a page to each day, planning ahead my tasks in a similar manner. However, whenever I overcommitted on my to do list, I always had to rewrite my to do lists on the page of the next day. Not ideal! What I love about Edo Agenda is that there is the concept of “floating tasks” and a very easy functionality to move these from one day to today or another day. This way I don’t spend as much time on creating and keeping my to do list up to date. Also, I could feel that my to do list got cluttered by the end of the day when it was in writing. Edo Agenda provides you with easy filtering options if you want to have a clear overview of what is still remaining, instead of just looking at all the tasks you already did to make you feel better about the fact that you actually have no intention of doing a whole lot more that day.
Other To Do’s and Notes
It wouldn’t be a full rounded tool if it did not allow you to keep “regular” to do lists and notes. Edo Agenda has you covered in every productivity dimension, expect for the time tracking that is.
Overall, I have been using this tool now for a few months and I have to say that I am still a very loyal user. I really use it on a daily basis for my private, professional, and #careerlion planning. It provides me with the support I need to keep all of my ongoing activities going afloat. Also, the free account is already sufficient. However, if you want to go all the way it is only 2 dollars a month. Are you ready to give Edo Agenda a try? You can set up an account here.