How do you keep track of all your day-to-day tasks? Do you use your notes on your phone, a dedicated app or maybe just good old fashioned pen and paper? When a task is time sensitive, do you put it in your notes or do you write it in your calendar? I tend to do all of the above, all of the time, but even then tasks fall through the cracks. If you find it hard to keep on top of all your daily tasks, WeDo might be the solution you’re looking for.
WeDo is one part to-do list and one part calendar app. A personal organiser for all your activities, the app explores your daily life and helps you keep track your chores, tasks and regular duties. You can create separate lists, such as shopping or work where you can keep adding to what you need to do and update at your own pace, as well as adding to habits, which will show up every day and can do everything from remind you to check if you have your keys to more self-improvement activities.
The app will even suggest its own habits and lists, asking you if you’d like to be encouraged to read every day, or if you’d like the app to compile a list of Netflix Original series to slowly check off in your own time. On top of this you can create events; day-specific lists that need to be done to a deadline. You can set these up in advance so that when the day comes, you can micromanage your time and make sure you don’t miss anything, which I’ve found particularly helpful while organising the PA Life Training Day.
WeDo wants to do the thinking for you so you can get on with life confident that you aren’t missing everything and I think it can be a powerful tool. It’s still a relatively new app and there are some features I think it would value from – the option to see a full calendar view, and maybe an Android widget so that you could quickly consult your list would be welcome additions – but they aren’t required. There’s also a social aspect, allowing you to assign tasks to others, an interesting tool for PAs and their bosses….
So long as you see this app as an accompaniment rather than a full-on replacement for your calendar app, I think this is a valuable resource, especially for PAs and Event Organisers. The different types of lists available are satisfying without being daunting, and its easily accessible. The app is completely free, and while there are incentives for upgrading to the pro version, the base app works perfectly fine, and it can even help you with self-improvement along the way.