Oh, Wunderful Wunderlist!

Wunderlist

I was slow to launch with the digital to-do list. As fellow pen and paper lovers, I’m sure you can understand my hesitation.However, I am working on a large project at work and my team decided to try out Basecamp for group organization and I fell in love. Basecamp is a great place for task and project management for a group or team. It can store text documents, files, to-do lists and even a calendar. We are all madly in love with its capabilities. It made me realize how much a task manager might help me in my personal life, for blog planning, shopping lists, and all those little life to-dos that get jotted on this sheet of paper or in that notebook and then I can never find the right list at the right time. I didn’t want to invest in Basecamp for my personal management ($20/month to start) so I set off in search of a more budget-minded alternative for the miscellany floating around in my head and on various scraps of paper.

My requirements:

  • mobile app
  • desktop app
  • web interface
  • multiple to-do lists: work, home, blog, etc.
  • notifications via text message or notifications
  • nice to look at

And then in walks Wunderlist and went, “Check, check, check… CHECK!” Seriously. Its available for iOS or Android, works on my iPhone or iPad, there’s a desktop app (Mac and Windows) for my home computer and a web interface for accessing while at work, making it easy to input text on a full-sized keyboard as well as making updates or checking things off on the fly. Its nice to look at with a choice of pleasing backgrounds and a clean, clear user interface. Lists can be organized into projects and individual to-dos can include sub-tasks, notes, reminders and due dates. Each to-do can be viewed in the original project list or in the day, week or all views. I feel almost organized!

If you discover that Wunderlist is your new lifesaver too, you can upgrade to the pro version and get a lot of the features that make Basecamp so nifty like team to-dos, delegating tasks, file uploads and more starting at $4.99/mo. Check and check!

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  1. Thanks for this review! I’ve tried Wunderlist before, but maybe I need to give it a second chance. I also use Basecamp for work, and looked into the Basecamp Personal option ($25 one-time fee), but settled on Todoist instead.

  2. I really rate Wunderlist. It keeps me organised, is good looking and I love being to just add a task to my phone. The latest update that allowed for recurring tasks has made it even better.

  3. I just downloaded it today and will see how that goes. I am using too many things to keep track of stuff and always want to streamline. What I really need is a personal assistant but that isn’t going to happen. Thanks for the rec, hope it is still working out for you. Oh, I just did the free version. Kinda of reminds me of Remember the Milk which I hated only I think this might be better.

  4. If you’d like a tool for managing your time and projects, you can use this web-application inspired by David Allen’s GTD:

    GTDAgenda

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, and a calendar.
    Syncs with Evernote and Google Calendar, and also comes with mobile version, and Android and iPhone apps.

  5. Well take two with this app. After Timeful was bought by google and said they wouldn’t update anymore I was lost. I thought I would try Wunderlist again. Now it is working for me. My only pet peeve is I wish I could get a master list of all the notes but maybe you can and I just haven’t figured it out yet. But otherwise it is great and keeping me on track. Love that i can use it on ipad, mac and iPhone. Are you still using it?

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