I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been running around like a chicken with my head cut off. For days. All of this holiday shopping, getting cards out, errands that need to be run. And I’m back on the cold meds (don’t ask), so I’m even more fuzzy headed than usual. And then there’s The Hubbs. I mentioned to him that I’d asked him for some paperwork several times already and his response was that I always ask him when he’s not anywhere near said paperwork to give it to me and by the time he gets there, he’s forgotten. Fair point, Hubbs. I feel your pain.
So, as I asked him to do one more thing here at home while he was miles away, it was at his suggestion that we try a new (to us, at least) app called Wunderlist. I immediately liked the sound of it and went to check it out, which led to an instant download to my iPhone (he’s an Android guy, so it works there too).
Yes, it’s a list maker. And yes, there are lots of those out there. A quick search in the App Store brought up Errands To-Do List, Do!, Any.do, CARROT. But this one seems different (besides the fact that it won Mac App Of the Year Best of 2013). First, it’s simple to use. I need that. The last thing I need is something to complicate life even more, under the guise of “helping.” You’re able to set up recurring items (things you have to do over and over again), I can add The Hubbs to a list (like “Stuff That Needs To Be Done Around The House” a new one I made up today) and we can both add to and tackle the list together. And the lists will synch across my iPhone, iPad and Mac (yes, I’m pretty much I Everything). It’s good for grocery lists, work lists, project management lists or even a list of restaurants you’d like to try if you ever get another date night out with out the kids (or is that just me that has that list?). It’s a modern day honey-do list and more. Anyone that you collaborate with can comment and you can even share files back and forth – like a photo of exactly which kind of stewed tomatoes you want The Hubbs to get from the store.
The app itself is free, although they do offer a “Pro” version for $4.99/month or $49.99/yr. that includes some nifty but not necessarily mandatory features (we don’t see a need in our house for the Pro version yet).
So while it may be too late for all of those holiday lists you already made and are hopefully nearly through, the new year is coming right up. You can make a list of all of the healthy foods and exercises and resolutions you’ll <cough, in your dreams, cough> be partaking in come January 1. You’re so welcome.