I’m a Mac-using mommy on a mission to be efficient. Productivity is my middle name. Fewer clicks is my game. Have Mac, will list many to-do items. Have iPhone, will do to-do items even when fully mobile.
Productive, affordable Mac and iPhone apps are not difficult to find, but they all seem to be two diapers short on a trip to the zoo with three toddlers (humor me).
Ticked Off With Clicking Off To-Do Items
You know how the to-do list works, right? It’s a universal axiom of humanity. If you’ve got something to do, you got to make a list. Or, assign it to a committee. If you’re on a committee of one, you’re in luck.
Your Mac and iPhone can team up to capture your to-do items.
Once captured, your now digital to-do list can be fully synchronized between devices.
Once fully synchronized, your to-do list still stares you in the face, a Mac screen or iPhone screen just begging for someone to do something somehow to reduce the items on the list.
That’s the hard part. The easy part is getting the list captured to your Mac or iPhone and keeping them in sync. Trust me. It’s easier than being two diapers short with toddlers at the San Diego Zoo.
So, if you’re tired of a dozen lists which list your to-do items, settle on a simple one first.
Who Named This Thing Dropkick?
My inexpensive app find this week is Dropkick. It’s dirt cheap for Mac users, and dirtier cheaper for iPhone users, yet, both apps work in concert to bug you to death until you do something about the Frankenlist monster you created by not learning to delegate when you were young.
Here’s how Dropkick works on a Mac.
Click the Plus button to add a to-do item. Click the Minus button to delete a to-do item. Grab the little handles on the right of each item to prioritize your to-do list. Click the Incomplete or Completed button depending on the status of each item.
No cheating. God is watching and if you do it wrong you’ll get more items on your to-do list while you’re asleep. I don’t know how. It just happens. Digitally, of course.
How does Dropkick work on an iPhone?
Look familiar? Got any questions about the differences between Mac Dropkick and iPhone Dropkick? I didn’t think so.
Dropkick is about as simple, elegant, straightforward as a to-do list app can be without using Majel Barrett’s voice to ask you want you want to do next. I’d pay extra for that.
Whatever items you enter or check off on your Mac get likewise treatment on the iPhone.
And vice versa (assuming that means what I think it means—it’s French, right?).
Synchronizing between Mac and iPhone is likewise easy. Dropkick stores your to-do list online. Got Mac online? Got to-do list. Got iPhone online? Got to-do list.
Your Mac and iPhone don’t have to be on the same network or connected via iTunes. Just use your internet connection on either device to sync your list. Simple. Easy. Cheap.
Stop Tickling Me, Emo
If you’re looking for more bells and whistles from Dropkick, please stop—you’re tickling me. And it’s annoying the children. And I’m out of diapers so things could get messy.