Nozbe and to-do lists

Contrary to some appearances, productivity apps are not the key to understanding life or unraveling the mysteries of the universe.

I’m not opposed to the idea of being more efficient but I’m more of a seat-of-the-pants writer who struggles with the idea that getting more organized will cure problems I don’t want to admit I have.

wastepaperMy desk, with the piles of papers that I am avoiding today, is ample testimony that a little help might be appropriate.

I do not like to-do lists. They feel restrictive and, well, boring. On those rare occasions when I write down my list, I lose it. Sticky notes disappear under magazines.  My to-do list tends to be the stack of projects beside my computer.

Enough confession. I met Nozbe last week and it has helped.

Nozbe is, in part, a digitized to-do list and I like that. When I’m cruising the internet or even doing some digital reading, I can quickly type in a task to do and Nozbe stores it for me. Not only on my computer, but I can link the list to my cell phone and my tablet.

Nozbe also allows me to organize to-do lists within various projects but, if I need more than five projects, I need to subscribe. That’s $10 a month and I haven’t taken that step yet. I’m still on the free version.

But I’ve gotten a lot of back-logged projects done this week and there really is a certain buzz in checking off items.

Maybe productivity apps would help unravel the mysteries of the universe.


But Nozbe has lightened my week’s list of projects. Not bad.

Do you have a favorite productivity app that might help rescue me?


2 thoughts on “Nozbe and to-do lists

  1. I would recommend checking out Gtdagenda for an online GTD manager.

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, and a calendar.
    Syncs with Evernote, and also comes with mobile-web version, and Android and iPhone apps.


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