The Best Task Management Tools for 2015

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I remember seeing a tweet stating that “todo apps are the 'hello world' post of app development.” You know, the one everyone has to make to get started as an app developer and usually comes about because they realise they need to get organised and dislike all the options currently out there. There are thousands of different todo apps out there, and if you are not careful, you can end up wasting time switching between todo apps constantly searching for the “perfect todo app” (spoiler alert, ... Continue Reading

Two Notebooks to Take Control of 2015

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Looking for a great gift for you dreaming, scheming, type-A side-hustler? Look no further, friends, because I’ve got you covered. Thanks to some random social media interactions, I’ve been made aware of two fantastic planners that might be just what you’re high-strung, overly-planned loved ones are looking for. So, let’s do this. I’ll present both notebooks, and then I’ll offer my commentary at the end. First up, Passion Planner. ... Continue Reading

30 Days of Evernote for Churches

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In the 2010 movie Buried, Ryan Reynolds plays a truck driver living in Iraq. He is caught in a hostile attack and wakes up buried alive in a coffin. While you will hopefully never find yourself buried alive, I’ll bet you can relate to the idea of feeling overwhelmed. We encounter vast amounts of information every day: emails, blog posts, text messages, creative ideas, meeting notes, receipts and invoices, and so much more. If you’re a church leader, your success is related to your ability to ... Continue Reading

Todoist’s IFTTT Channel is a Game Changer

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The heart of a good tasks management and todo list comes in three areas, easy capture of important tasks, the ability to review, prioritise and organise your tasks, tools to help you find the right task for the right time, and for group projects the ability to share tasks with other collaborators. There are a wide range of different apps which tackle this in different ways and provide different benefits. For some it's the simplicity and lack of features, for others is the massive stay of ... Continue Reading

Wunderlist Hack: Contexts

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I recently made the shift across to using Wunderlist to management my todo lists. I've been using Omnifocus on the Mac and iOS for a while, but I wasn't using many of the advance features and when my Mac crashed I needed to shift my tasks onto a system that could work on the Windows computer I could borrow from work. Wunderlist seemed to have a good balance of nice looks, universality, all the core features I needed (like reminders and due dates) and a killer price for everything I need (that's ... Continue Reading

Cooperation as Technology [Video]

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Before writing this post, I was preparing an article about how you can start using Trello at your church as a collaborative tool. However, this week I watched a video about the rules for smart simplicity that made me think on how we tend to think that new technologies are the best solution for productivity and engagement problems in our organizations. ... Continue Reading

To-Do List Tip: Using Tags

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Last week I shared a number of to-do list tips that I've learned and Darius asked: “I’d be curious to know how you implemented your priority and tagging system...” Since I use Asana, prioritization is integrated to a degree, but I've since learned that using tags brings a new layer that helps me prioritize tasks at the beginning of each day. I also use tags to organize some projects in sort of a sub-category fashion as well. In the video below, I show you how I go about doing this in Asana, ... Continue Reading

Church Tech Wisdom: 5 One Liners to Live By

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As we continue to develop technology and media in ministry we need some philosophical guard rails to help us be successful in our endeavors, as well as keep us sane. These 5 one liners to live by in church tech help me stay consistent and valuable to what God is doing on this earth. ... Continue Reading

To-Do List Tips

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My to-do list and project management came crashing down last week. I thought I had a great system, when I realized that I not only was letting stuff 'fall through the cracks,' but that my to-do list made me feel heavy. Before, it made me feel light. I didn't have to fret or worry about missing something, because I would find it in my to-do list. For some reason, however, this wasn't working anymore. Did I need a new app? ... Continue Reading