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Doris saved my sanity
May 13th, 2009 by Pamela Poole
My name is Pamela and I am a Very Busy Person. Just like you.
I’m also a fairly well-organized person. Which is why it has bugged me for years that nobody could seem to come up with a simple and effective to-do list application.
Yes, of course I use a calendar app, which happens to be Google Calendar. It’s great for lots of things, and I couldn’t live without it. (And Doris will soon sync with it!)
I also use a collaborative project management web app (Planzone) to manage the deadlines, activities, documents, people—essentially all the details of a couple of complex, ongoing projects.
But I had nowhere to put the cerebral flotsam and jetsam that was not associated with a specific date or event or project. Things like
- Follow up with K— for coffee
- Have V— close Google group
- Discuss white labeling with L—
- Check out [new web app name]
- Contact Yahoo UK re bouncing e-mails
You get the idea. These are actual to-dos I have in Doris, and I have around 40 of them on any given day. I don’t get through 40 of them in a day; but I knock off a few, add a few, and drag them around as priorities change.
And to think I used to carry all this stuff around in my head. How did I not go insane?
I think I may be Doris’s biggest fan. That’s why I’ll be popping in here on this blog every now and then to do some comparative reviews of Doris and other to-do list apps. I’ll also share productivity tips and tricks I come across (or come up with) here on the Doris blog and through the Doris Twitter account (@dorisapp).
See you around!
Still not a believer? Read the whole series of articles on my quest for the perfect task-management app: