IDoneThis – is our essential app pick for staying on track of your personal work or team projects. It's really simple to use giving you a daily prompt to celebrate or share what you've actually managed to get done that day. A positive alternative to all those 'To-Do-List' apps that somehow manage to fatigue and demotivate us all.
One of the big challenges that comes with being an entrepreneur, particularly if you are a solopreneur, is the need to maintain a high level of productivity constantly, despite the challenges, the bad days, the uphill struggles, and the often lonely hours spent at a desk, etc. We found this great free app, developed by a funky young start-up company in San Francisco, that provides not only a great and simple way of tracking progress on any project or work flow, but also makes you feel like there is someone out there who is sharing your work journey and encouraging you to stay on track. IDoneThis sends you a simple message via e-mail each day that asks you to write down and share your progress made on whatever project or job you are working on, meaning that each day you stop procrastinating and ensure you have reached your target. There is a real feel-good factor that comes each day when you are reminded by IDoneThis of what you have achieved each day. A highly recommended app, particularly for Solopreneurs, or those entrepreneurs who want to maintain a high degree of productivity for themselves or their teams.
How it works:
- Every evening as your day winds down, iDoneThis emails you to ask, "What'd you get done today?" Stop, reflect, and write about your day just by hitting "reply" to the email.
- The next morning, they email you a digest that shows everyone's accomplishments from yesterday to kick off your day.
- Share gratitude, celebrate accomplishments, and start a conversation with a single click in your email digest. Log on to the Web and iDoneThis shows you a week, month, or year's worth of your dones.
Why LoA loves it:
iDoneThis lets you jot down what you've accomplished for the day and prompts you to stay on track in finishing the tasks on your to-do list. What started off as one student's idea for motivating himself to lose weight has gradually turned into a new kind of productivity tool for individuals and teams alike. We use it all the time and have grown love it. There is something reaffirming about focusing on what you've actually managed to achieve in your workday - even if you haven't gotten around to checking-off every last item on your never-ending to-do-list! It's undoubtedly the most positive app for managing to-do's we've come across.