Then, we had to lug those pages into every meeting or classroom. Our Macs gave us a better way, and there’s an even better than better way with a free app that does to day planning what the iPhone did to smart phones.
Opus Domini Lite is the free app that makes your day better.
Free Day Planning vs. Not So Free
Opus Domini Lite looks like a day planner– one made of atoms from trees. It looks leather bound. It has six ring binders.
The pages flip back and forth. You can enter daily tasks, master tasks, subtasks, weekly milestones, and specific goals.
It’s good for meeting planning and events (and events sync up with iCal). You can even password protect your pages.
In other words, what you get on your Mac is an onscreen version of the day planners of the past, the kind we loved and hated at the same time.
Does this look familiar?
Opus Domini Lite is at once familiar and instantly useful. It works just like the day planner made of tree parts but does far more.
For the price of a cup of coffee and a snack at Starbucks, there’s Opus Domini (the non-Lite version).
Choose from one day, five days, seven days or weekend week views. Manage your daily task planning and appointments with a click.
Drag and drop entry items between days on the calendar to change the due dates.
The Meeting Planner section is good for those of us who, well, plan meetings, except you have a digital place to store agenda, attendees, action items and much more.
The Compass section is for personal activities and objectives to help improve your productivity. There’s even a built-in weather section so you can plan around what everyone talks about but no one does anything about.
Everything you ever wanted in a day planner is pretty much in Opus Domini. But who carries a Mac to every meeting? That’s where Opus Domini for iPhone and iPad become your portable, modern day planner– but with most of the features squished into a smaller screen size.
It syncs your data between Mac and iPhone and iPad so all the basics are wherever you are at the time. And, yes, the mobile versions are equally inexpensive. Start with the free version, Opus Domini Lite. If you like it, you’ll probably want the extra features in the full-on version. If you’re tethered to your iPhone or iPad, chances are good you’ll want those versions, too.
So, we go from killing trees to plan a day, to trying a taste of the digital world of Mac day planners for free, then end up spending a little more money to get the latest and greatest features. That’s how we get the economy moving again.