Taking notes on a notepad


This one’s a bit personal because I don’t advocate services often. Scroll on down to the bottom of this article, and you’ll see that I’m a freelancer who has the privilege of writing for this excellent website, but it’s not my only deal. When you’re your own boss, things get messy, and it’s difficult to stay on track. You make promises and deadlines, and sometimes, you go way past them. (The publisher has nodded himself into whiplash right now, trust me.)


Wunderlist is an exceptional app that has remained one of the most downloaded apps for a reason—they don’t overcomplicate things. When apps are around for long enough, they have whole teams dedicated to them, and they need to fill their time. So what do they do? They complicate and then overcomplicate, and it gets messy for users. Wunderlist keeps it simple.


Diving right in, it’s a list-based app, and it’s straightforward. You can create tasks and name them appropriately, but it goes beyond that. You can set dates and reminders because let’s face it—we all forget details here and there, especially when you have a lot to do. Add subtasks to fracture your main task, giving them different phases. Add a note, tag other Wunderlist users, and use it as a collaborative software. It’s the perfect way to stay on track.


Could you sense the advocacy yet? I feel like I didn’t lay it on thickly enough. Now, I’m going to sound crazy, but I actually upgraded to Pro. Most apps have small subscriptions. Anywhere from $1.00 to $10.00 per month—Wunderlist is in that sweet spot at $4.99 per month, and to be honest, I’d pay higher for the features that they give you. The only one of the Pro features that aren’t really special, as in, “Why did you even include this in the sales page?” type of not special, is the access to ten different backgrounds after you go Pro. You should just be able to integrate these anyway, but apart from that, it’s all gold.


You lose the shackles of those limits on how many subtasks and collaborators you can have. Upload files of any size, and assign to your hearts content. If you’re using this as a collaborative software, especially those of you who run websites and need to stay up-to-date on SEO tasks and content, as well as all the little details that fall into the cracks between them, you’re going to love Wunderlist.


Check it out