My day job keeps me anchored to a school; teaching and making sure Macs, PCs, and students behave themselves.
If there’s a common disease among all members of a school it’s procrastination. That means high priority tasks get replaced by low priority tasks. Fortunately, Mac and iPhone users and their iDevices get a solution. Guess what? It’s called iProcrastinate. I’m not making that up.
Everybody On The Same Page
Procrastination is a time killer. Those students who don’t procrastinate, regardless of ability or intellect, do better in school. Teacher have a similar problem with time management.
My guess is that procrastination is a disease thats visible in the private and public sector.
iProcrastinate is a Mac app (and iPhone) that aims to reduce procrastination by making it easy to see which tasks and projects are unfinished, which are due next and soon, and sort them all by priorities.
Information can be synchronized Mac to iPhone to share information with other users. Tasks and projects are easily set up and managed within a non-intimidating pop up window.
Give the task a name, set the priority, add the subject. Then check off repeats, weekdays, and end dates. This is an easy way to get reminders about project due dates, assignments, specific tasks.
Onscreen terminology is aimed at students and teachers, but could apply to business. The interface is decidedly Mac-like with some odd graphic choices, but the color code subjects are easily identified.
One click and you get a window that displays all the active tasks and how many of the total are due today. A quick glance at the color-identifiable Subject icons gives you similar, but specific information per Subject.
iProcrastinate aims to avoid the word Project, preferring Tasks instead, and opting to break tasks into Steptual progress—steps to reach a particular task or goal.
This app works well but still requires the user to have discipline, an element usually lacking with those afflicted with procrastination disorder.
iProcrastinate syncs Mac to iPhone, too, making it easy to be annoyed by a list of undone tasks in multiple locations.
What’s missing, from a teacher’s perspective, is a simple way to pass out assignments, wirelessly, from teacher to student. And a way to check on task and project progress.
That would be a killer function.
I Have A Dream
Two-way communication between teacher and student, or between manager and underlings, require all participants to have a Mac or iPhone. That’s a dream likely to remain unfulfilled. The iWorld would be a better place.