My wife loves sticky notes. She loves writing lists. She loves keeping a notebook in her purse and recording all her ideas for interior designs, things that need to get done before the party this weekend, gifts to buy for nieces and nephews, and groceries for the next trip to Target.
She doesn’t love my incessant nagging for her to stop writing this stuff in one of her many notebooks or on sticky notes that fall off the fridge, but to start recording them in one of the many iPhone apps out there.
Problem is, I haven’t found one that works for both of us, and she has no interest in finding one herself.
So my semi-annual hunt for a list making, to-do tracking, simple sharing app is on once again. Here’s to making this the last one.
UPDATE: It only took a few hours, but we returned to using Wunderlist. We previously used Wunderlist to try planning our wedding and buying our first house, as well as a task list for myself for work. It worked (for the most part), and we found the biggest problem was not crossing things off when they were done and us not communicating when things were being worked on. So while we improve on that, Wunderlist does a great job at making easy-to-read lists, providing a simple method to share them, and offering just enough extra features to keep it from being too minimal (such as comments on tasks, ability to assign tasks, tagging system, easy rearrangement, multi-platform support).
Here’s to getting a lot more shi-, er, stuff done in 2014, and not forgetting anything at the grocery store!
I love this type of stuff.
The trend in search volume for the query “furlough”, no doubt related to the government shutdown.
Well that’s okay with me. Just more reason for people to switch over to Roadtrippers.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I’m listening to the Beach Boys at the Roadtrippers HQ, because I work here. But don’t let that stop you from checking out Roadtrippers.
Roadtrippers is Google Maps on steroids - all the multiple destination trip planning from classic Google Maps, plus the place discovery that Google seems to be trying to do, but not pulling off so well.
TL:DR - if you’re looking for multi-stop route planning, Roadtrippers is the best alternative out there to the new Google Maps.
I’m not knowledgeable nor do I keep up with the retail industry, but I’m surprised this hasn’t become a standard: notifications from retail stores’ mobile apps when user-selected items go on sale.
Perfect example: I love Arizona Arnold Palmer Iced Tea. When I worked at Walgreens, I had at least one a day, if not two. When they went on sale, typically two for a dollar, I bought cases at a time. I remember buying 6 cases of varying flavors, where, combined with my 15% employee discount, I was paying less than $.45 a can.
I don’t work there anymore, so no more discount. BUT, I’d love if I got a notification - not an email - when it was on sale. I rarely open the Walgreens app on my phone. I forget it’s even installed. Show me a notification whenever my favorite drink is on sale though, and I’ll surely open it.
Why this hasn’t been implemented yet? Beats me. For all I know, some retail stores’ apps already have it. Checking Target’s and Walgreens’, it’s either not there, or buried in the app.
The infrastructure is there. The technology is available. Use it.