I wrote a small post yesterday on TechChoices about a website called Asana – a task management website that lets you create to do lists and collaborate with teams and thought i’d spend a few minutes showing you how i use it everyday to prioritise and stay productive.
I have 3 workspaces currently – Solo, Lists and MacGazette. Unlike this website and some of my others MacGazette has its own workspace because its collaborative and has the most engagement. The others are entered as projects in solo.
Projects inside solo include uni, masters project, TechChoices, Personal etc. Personal includes any household tasks such as ‘post that letter’ or ‘wash clothes’ while uni will contain any deadlines. Where Asana really becomes useful is my master projects and website tasks.
Every morning ill look through my upcoming tasks and pick the ones I mean to do that day. For example I may choose a couple of tasks from my project and the odd task from one of my websites. By choosing and focusing on a small number of big tasks and a few more smaller tasks each day I can get things done without being overwhelmed.
For some of the more important tasks ill add notes before completing it like how a bug was fixed or some problems encountered while performing it for future reference in similar problems or my masters write up which can easily be searched for later when the task has been checked off.
Perhaps the most useful feature is how quick it is to write new tasks, drag them into a priority and set them as ‘later’, ‘upcoming’ or ‘today’ depending on the urgency in which they need doing.
Now, all thats left is;