It’s been a while since I posted here. I am sure know how we happen to be worst content providers when we employ “yours truly” to develop content for myself, don’t you?
I must admit that I’ve been slacking, off late. I wasn’t able to do as much as I should and that kills me. I wish I could have been a super human with unlimited energy and capability to do more and I wish I could be living on another planet that’s got, say, 48 hours in a day.
Since that’s wishful thinking, I gunned for plan B – get better at what I do and how I do it.
Enter Trello.com: a project management tool that’s free to use and something that you profit from in many different ways.
Trello.com – How Simplicity makes you money
I’ll admit that I am a tool junky. I run after almost every web-based tool available online. The magic happened after I signed up. Trello.com, by far, has the simplest project management interface ever. Simplicity is at the very core of the tool. Simple drag and drop and you are good to go. It won’t take you long to get used to the system and the way trello.com interface works. What’s more, it has responsive design – meaning that it’s interface adapts to the device you use. Of course, it automatically updates your inputs across all connected devices.
How Trello seduces me into productivity
It’s been 5 days since I signed up for Trello and I noticed that ever since I put out my to-do lists and boards (one board for each project I have to work on). My productivity has shot up to unprecedented levels. Why so?
There’s something about the “damned to-do list that stares you forever while you stare at the computer” sort of interface that trello boasts of.
When you create a board, this is how it looks.
Your things to do get into “To Do”, Work in progress gets into “Doing, and anything you finish gets into “Done”. You can do a lot more than just this like inviting members over, adding checklists, set-up due dates, move lists and boards according to priority.
Now, when I create my “to do” list, it doesn’t seem to be like the lone to-do list whose individual items are at the mercy of my work ethic. Just because the “doing” and “done” lists stand right next to each other, you’ll be compelled to finish your list items one after the other. If you don’t, the guilt kills you.
I can’t explain why that happens. I don’t know how putting up two more blank lists that relate to your main “to do” list makes you actually work.
So far, that’s what’s been happening. I have to thank Trello for finally forcing me to write on my blog again.
Have you used Trello? What do you think?