As soon as mobile devices became “smart”, they immediately became the natural place for keeping such things as TO DO lists. By now, if you search the App Store, you will find pages of apps that handle TO DO lists, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve tried a few out and may still be searching for that perfect app.
Recently I scooped up a promo code for Wasabi, an app by a developer I follow on Twitter, @JivaDeVoe. I am always trying to scout out projects people are working on, and in this case, it was an app I had a really good use for.
So, what is Wasabi? Let’s just say it’s a task tracker that allows you to organize and prioritize your tasks by project, goal, or location, and includes some really great features that make it the best app I’ve used to date.
Here And Now
So here’s how it works. Everything revolves around tasks, and those tasks can be tagged, or assigned, to any Project or Goal you have created. Tasks can even be tagged for multiple projects or goals, meaning that everything works together and there’s less duplication.
Once you have your tasks, projects, and goals in place, it’s time to work. You have planned to work on your Marketing today, so you set that project as your focus. Immediately, that projects shows up on your main page, “Here and Now”, as the Focus, and the “Next Task” shows the first item in the list for that project.
With this setup, tasks and projects take on a priority arrangement as opposed to a deadline based setup. There is nowhere to set a deadline — just place the highest priority items at the top of the list, and work your way down! If you really need tasks that are assigned to a date or are recurring tasks, do what I do — put them into another app that specializes in those sorts of things. After using Wasabi for a while, I really like the detachment from dates and times, and hope it never goes that direction.
Everything so far is great, but this next bit of functionality is what really made this app stand out for me. Not only can you tag a task to a project or goal, but also a location!
The possibilities for this are endless. If your project requires you to take specific actions at home and at work, tag them accordingly. Do you need to pick something up when you’re at the mall? Set up the location, create a task, and tag it to the location.
Wasabi tracks where you are, and when you’re near one of your locations, it delivers a notification reminding you of the tasks that need to be done there. I’m impressed.
If you’re struggling to find an app that organizes your tasks properly, take a close look at this app. It really takes the best aspects of a TO DO app and implements them well, and at the same time cutting the features that really aren’t necessary. Adding the location based tags is just icing on the cake.
It’s an app that has taken its place on the first screen of my iPhone, and you can’t say much better than that.
Wasabi is available on the iTunes App Store, here.