I have a confession today, I’ve been harbouring an organisational secret for a good four months now (my bad?) and had only let my good friend Luce in on a certain check-listsable, customisable, project friendly(not to mention business and collaboration friendly), on-the-go app. Wow, that got a bit wordy didn’t it?
But in all seriousness. I’ve been keeping myself organised for the past few months by using a program called ASANA. Before I get down to selling this to you, this post is completely NOT sponsored – I started using it for work and being the organisational nerd I am, then integrated it into my home life.
There are so many list making apps available on the internet but there are a few reasons why this one is just on another level for me:
Lists inside projects, inside projects:
You can create a project, and then great as many tasks as you like inside it, you can also make sub tasks inside that one task. This is great if you love making YouTube videos, but always get to the upload stage and realise you forgot to take a thumbnail shot *points at self*. I haven’t forgotten to do this once since using this app.
Not only can you make lists, you can move them. For me, especially at work, this is a massive pet peeve when you write your to-do list down in the order you want to do it and then a client calls with an emergency job. It makes my list look messy. I can’t hack it. But now I just add their task in, and move it to the top. No fuss, no mess.
Once you’re done with your task you can also tick it off *insert heart eye’d emoji*. It sends it to the completed section where you don’t have to look at it and can even archive the task and project once you’re done.
Assigning tasks to others:
Imagine Luce and I filmed a video together (totally needs to happen, right?). She uses ASANA so if I needed her to prepare anything I could pop it on my list and assign it to her – I then get a notification if she asks any questions, attaches photos or completes the task. It really is a blogging collab dream in a slightly more business format.
I’m crap at leaving things until the last minute, but by putting a due date in I get a little email reminder of what is coming up. Sometimes I just push back my completion date because I’m incredibly lazy, but more often than not it’s a good little reminder that something needs doing.
Laptop, iPad, iPhone – Check!
I have this app on my laptop, iPad and iPhone. So I can use it where ever. I particularly like t on my phone because I never have to carry my notebook around (it’s just weighty y’know?) and if I have an idea at work I can add it in under the correct project, not on a page in a notepad where I write so much I’ll have to search back for it come saturday when I’m prepping posts.
And my favourite part? It’s free. If you’re looking for a notebook-less organisational heaven this is it. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go tick off my “The Blogger & The Full TIme Job (Part Two)” tick boxes…
And if you’re not interested in blog organisation? I have double the beauty chat for you tomorrow!