When it comes to being consistently productive, a to-do list is a must. This is my opinion, and it’s my opinion that it’s also a fact.
To-do lists help get everything that is jumbled in your brain onto a place where it’s fully retained and exists until it is crossed off. Some personality types do better with a pen-and-paper method, some do better with calendar-based lists, and some thrive with apps.
Like with pretty much everything, there are so many options, and it can be difficult to know where to start.
Even if you know you’re an app personality, it’s hard to find the perfect technological fit for your list. And if you’re someone who likes the calendar-based idea but need more of a to-do list umph, it’s even harder.
Let me introduce you to Amie. Described as “the joyful productivity app,” Amie is calendar-based that allows users to schedule time for to-dos, events, and contacts. Use your calendar as a to-do list that allows you to make check-off lists and post-it notes (hello, pen-and-paper method peeps that also like digital!)
You can color organize the calendar, making a color for work and a color for personal…and then any other color for any other category.
It has a social platform built in that lets you keep an eye on someone else’s schedule (e.g. if they are available or away in a meeting…don’t worry, they can’t see your actual schedule and you can’t see theirs).
And you can connect with your team and share what you’re up to and vice versa.
Amie also integrates with Spotify, to track when exactly you listened to something. That way if you’re ever like, “Hey, I listened to something on Discover Weekly on Wednesday that I really liked, but I can’t remember what it was…” you can go back and find it.
You can send scheduling links that allow for time-slot options so that people can flexibly work within your schedule.
It also gives birthday reminders which gives you another reason to do away with Facebook.
Additionally, you can keep checklists and different reminders in separate, labeled notes.
This is perfect for someone who loves different elements of different productivity methods — Amie takes a little something from everything to help streamline the process.
Time will tell if it’ll catch on, and if we’ll be singing “Amie, whatcha wanna do? I think I can stay with you for a while, maybe longer.” (If you know, you know.)