Miscellany

Since getting my iPhone I’ve tweaked my working practises a little but, thankfully, not a lot. As most of the applications I use for my daily life (email, RSS reading, that kind of thing) are well served on the iPhone it’s been a painless transition and it’s great to have everything working, sync’d up and serving ME (unlike my previous phone which I spent far too many hours wrestling with). One thing that it has improved is my use of list/task (To Do style) based applications.

I’ve never really found an application I was comfortable with but, since shifting the rest of my productivity based activities to the web and with the iPhone providing an excellent platform for such things, I’ve been trying out a few other list applications and finally I’ve settled on Zenbe. Why? Because you can sync between the website and the iPhone app, giving me something akin to GMail and Google Reader. It’s working well for me so far.

That aside, I’m currently working on some web design with two websites in mind. The priority work is for a client but whilst I’m in the mood I’m jotting down ideas for another website as well.

Mind you I’m still a little amazed that we are heading towards the end of September and, looking ahead at the calendar, I’m pretty busy right the way through October and early November with a variety of nights out, family events and gigs (Elbow, Aimee Mann and Sigur Ros) to attend by which time, dare I say it, Christmas will be the main consideration. Erk!

Still, I’m finally able to start jogging with jogScotland again, kicking off the usual 10 week block on the 1st October and I have to say I’m quite excited by the prospect of getting back out there again on a regular basis and getting a basic level of fitness back, something which will help me in other areas of my life as well.

4 comments

  1. I’ve looked at Zeneb, but it seemed more for lists of things than To Do lists. Which I know both sounds like lists but I did found it didn’t quite work for me. And the online interface wasn’t razor fast.

    I then started using Things. Which I appreciate is Mac/Mac, and could stand for a syncing over the air and with a website. But since that’s my least used use, case works perfectly for me.

    I’ve spent ages looking for the right ToDo app, and this is definitely the best I have found.

  2. First and foremost, hooray for being able to jog again! Hope you’ll be back on track soon 😉

    Then, lists, yes. Can’t have Things because stuck with a Windoze machine until I win the lottery, but very happy with Remember The Milk. However, there is no iPhone app (just an iPhone web version). RTM’s winning point for me is a great Gmail integration (extra column of tasks on right hand side).

    I shall try the Zenbe iPhone app, do you know if you can edit/add items offline and sync later?

  3. Luca, I used RTM for a while but it just never sat right with me for some reason.

    Zenbe will sync whenever it can so yes, offline and sync later is supported.

    As Adrian says it’s not a task manager as there is no way to order the list but as I have lists for things that MUST get done and those that I MAY do (or not as it doesn’t matter).

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