What if you just want a simple list app without so much noise? Maybe you’re unsure of what to complete first? Randone is a $1.99 app for iPhone and iPod Touch that can help you. It solves many problems that you might encounter with traditional GTD software, which often have lots of features, perhaps too many, for you to choose from and set up. Randone, on the other hand, prides itself in being simple and having a unique mechanism to drive you to complete your tasks. How, you ask? Read on.
Randone Makes You List Only 5 Tasks At A Time
You can only focus on 5 important tasks at a time, so you don’t overburden yourself with so many different errands in mind. The developer recommends listing long-term personal goals or dreams on Randone, though you can also list everyday tasks and short-term goals.
In fact, the first thing that you can do when you launch this app is type your 5 goals. When you’re inputting your tasks, you can choose to share your tasks via Facebook and/or Twitter to broadcast your intentions and use more motivation.
After you have typed in your 5 tasks, Randone will shuffle your items so you can start and focus on one task at a time.
Randone Shuffles The Tasks and Presents You With The Order Of Tasks
I have spent time looking at my countless tasks, mulling over which one to attend to. Though some tasks clearly demand more of my attention as they’re more urgent, I don’t always choose the most urgent one to complete. Randone simply displays one of the 5 items you listed so you can complete it, eliminating the need to prioritize or overplan.
Randone actually hides the rest of the items so you don’t know the order of the tasks coming up, until you have completed the shown task.
Before you can actually go on to the next item, you must complete the previous task, which is hilariously enforced.
If you’ve completed all 5 tasks, you’ll be able to type another 5 goals.
Randone is a unique app with a simple mechanism that helps you plan less and do more, with a bit of twist as well, but the latter doesn’t let you lose focus on your tasks.
Speaking of productivity, you should definitely check out MakeUseOf’s Smart Productivity guide, a free PDF manual that’s available here. If that’s not enough, you should also take a look at other unique to-do list apps, such as Thoughtboxes, ReddyNote, Wunderlist, etc. If you don’t have an iPhone, you can also check out our productivity articles for Macs, Linux, Android, Gmail, Thunderbird, general web surfing, and more.
Do you follow the GTD system? Why or why not? Also, let us know what you prefer to use to keep track of your tasks, errands and goals in the comments below!
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