Jot for Chrome: useful productivity tool
Chrome is one of the most useful browsers, having a number of extensions that add productivity to your day. One of these is Jot. Released and offered by Matt O’Hagan, Jot keeps your to-do list in front of you as you open tabs in Chrome.
I downloaded Jot a couple of days ago. It took me a minute to figure out how to get it to work with my browser, because I’ve only switched to Chrome in recent weeks. Once you install the app, restart the browser and it comes up as your home page.
The first thing you notice are the background pictures. They are landscape photos, very muted and professionally done. Practically every time I pull up a tab, I get a different one. I’m not sure how many there are.
Meaningfully managing your to do list
Then there’s a place to enter your to-do list. It’s easy to add as many tasks as you want. The problem I ran across was that when I went to clear the list, it cleared everything. I cannot figure out how to clear one line easily. I had to click on the line, and delete or backspace each letter, which is not productive.
Jot is a great idea. With some tweaking, I think it would work well to remind you of certain activities. I tried out about seven productivity apps two weeks ago to find one that would remind me of things that I want to do on a daily basis. I have the capability to put in repeat tasks, get reminders, and delete tasks much more easily than in Jot.
That being said, I think Jot would work great for those end of the day notes. You know, the things that you have to remember when you get back into the office the next day. Instead of post-it notes all over your office, write those things in Jot before you go home. When you bring up your computer screen the next morning, they’ll be right there.