My entry into business management about 20 years ago came with a class in time management by Franklin Quest. That was my first day planner.
Today, day planners are mostly digital and do far more than my old day planners ever did. Through the years I’ve tried about every Mac-based planner from Calendar to Reminders and in between. If you need a planner that goes with you, DayMap is a good choice.
Planner. Mac. iPhone.
Day planners made of trees are easily mastered, but not so the digital counterparts. Feature creep seems to be the order of the day with today’s computerized planners.
Feature creep kills productivity so you want a digital day planner with features that are obvious, yet have both Mac and iPhone versions.
That’s DayMap, a relatively inexpensive digital day planner with a uniquely visual approach.
Tasks and projects are easily viewed in a single window. That’s good for projects which may contain many task elements (subtasks).
The idea for the Mac version is to avoid constant scrolling and clicking simply to see tasks which need to be done, or to view project status.
Even better, DayMap for Mac saves files on iCloud which makes them available for the iPhone version. Tasks and projects are always with you.
DayMap does not come with a plethora of confusing options, though you can create todo items from tasks. The claim to fame here is obvious. It’s a quick visual look at projects and their related tasks (which can be complex and nested, as needed).
Plus, it works well for anyone who prefers the GTD (getting things done) method. However, for now, DayMap is standalone so if you’re already into Calendar or another app, setting up DayMap is a manual operation, and if your day is very complex even on a widescreen Mac you’re required to do a bit of scrolling to see the projects and tasks.