When it comes to time management, using the right app to assist you is crucial. Without it, you’re almost guaranteed to lose track of your personal timeline, tasks, and projects. As much as productivity apps have become essential, it’s interesting to note that they didn’t exist 15 or 20 years ago, yet at least some people were doing just fine setting up companies, keeping track of their life, and making good money to provide for their family. So why do we need those apps now?
The biggest difference is that in 2021, technology is absolutely everywhere. Back 20 years ago, you could choose not to have a smartphone, or even forgo the email address, because they were not part of the inner workings of our society yet. Nowadays, you can’t afford to skip them anymore. Our life is filled with a ton of different communication channels, notifications… There’s not an hour in your day without an email, a calendar reminder, a missed call, a dozen texts in 3 different messaging apps…
Technology has become both a curse and a blessing, and unless we make a conscious decision to use it to our advantage, it will end up being a curse in 99% of cases. That’s where one good productivity app will help. I insist on one, and not more. You already have 50 apps on your phone, and you don’t need any more. You should find the one that works for you, suits your needs, and stick to it.
I’ve tried many different productivity apps and frameworks. Todoist, Teuxdeux, Trello, Notion… I tried so many because I wanted to find the one best option for me, and I found it after a few weeks of research. It’s called Ticktick, and it’s awesome.
The closest thing I’ve tried that I found to be almost as good as Ticktick was Todoist, which is a very popular app. But there is one major feature Ticktick has that makes all the difference, and that I haven’t seen anywhere else: the calendar and its “arrange tasks” option.
It seems pretty obvious to implement an efficient calendar functionality in a todo app, yet 90% of the solutions out there fail to do so. That’s because users usually like to have all their tasks synced in their main Google Calendar, which…