A little over a year ago I posted Combining Todoist and Evernote, because awesome and I thought it was about time to post a follow up now one year later.
Firstly, my Evernote is still a giant mess, just as it was a year ago. I have lots of data in Evernote, but it’s main purpose is just storing quick notes on ongoing projects and it serves as a basis for generating proper documentation. For that purpose it works really well, but I can’t seem to be able to actually use it for much beyond that. For me, Evernote is the equivalent of a shed: A place you put all your stuff, only to realize you never use it again.
Since my original post, I’ve stopped my Todoist Task -> Evernote IFTT recipe. After all, it did was to store even more unneeded stuff in my shed.
2015 was the first full year I’ve used Todoist as my primary task manager. 722 completed tasks later, and I couldn’t be happier with it. It’s easy to work with, very flexible, and doesn’t get in the way. I have the iOS app running on my phone, the desktop application running on OS X and the Outlook plugin running in my corporate VM.
It helps me focus on the things I need to get done, and if I need to take notes or document things in relation to those tasks, I create Evernote notes for them manually. I’ve tried several ToDo task managers in the past, but Todoist is the first one that’s stuck with me.
Plus, completing a task given me Karma points. I like karma, especially when it goes in my favor.
Now, of course, I have to do some automation. Everything I tag with “reading” in Pocket, gets added to my “To Read” project in Todoist. That provides me with a nice list of things I’ve been meaning to read later, all within the same interface as my daily tasks.
Has it made me more productive? I don’t know. What I do know is this: It certainly makes it much harder to forget to do something, and that can’t be bad.