Thursday, January 26, 2012

A New Way to Use To-Do Lists


If you've been around my blog for a while, you know how much I love my to-do lists! And all of my other lists. I have yet, however, to find the perfect to-do app that will sync with my android phone and my Google calendar. I've tried a few that were supposed to sync between the two, but didn't work properly. I finally settled on one called "Out of Milk," a free android app (found in their market). It doesn't sync with my Google tasks, but I found I was rarely looking at my task list there anyway. It will sync with the cloud if you're a pro member (I'm not), but it should be okay just stored locally on my phone.

Anyway, it supports three categories of lists: to do, shopping, and pantry. I'm not using the pantry lists (maybe I'll work myself up to that level of kitchen organization someday), but I am using the other two categories. Notice I said categories; that means that I can have multiple lists in each category. I can separate my shopping lists by store (very handy). And, I can have more than one to-do list--woohoo!!

So here's what my second to-do list is: my ongoing prayer list. I already write in a journal (when I have time), but my phone is always with me and makes it so much easier to access my prayer list when I have just a few moments throughout the day. It keeps those requests in the forefront of my mind. Plus, I can't wait for God to cross off an item!

I'm sure I'll be adding different types of lists to my "Out of Milk" app as needed. The app really is very easy and intuitive to use. I didn't think I'd like re-entering my grocery list, but it doesn't take much time and I can reorder the items according to my path around the store.

Take a look at the free market for whatever type of phone you have and see if you can find a to-do list app that will work for you. I'd love to hear what you're using and how you're using it!

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