I struggle with remembering everything I accomplished during my work day. I think iDoneThis will help."What did you get done last week?"
If answering that question would be a struggle, iDoneThis might be able to help.
My Problem with Logging Tasks
And when it comes to preparing my timesheet, I sometimes struggle to see exactly how my week went.
Where iDoneThis Comes In
While the name makes me cringe a little, the functionality is rather cool. Simply put, it lets you easily track what you accomplished each day by either 1) adding it to an online calendar, 2) replying to a daily email with a list of tasks or 3) adding things as they happen via email or the web interface.
It works for teams or individuals. I'm using it just for me.
There are some additional handy features, such as:
- Being able to sync your iDoneThis calendar with your Google Calendar
- Seeing everything you accomplished for a specific period of days
- Generating an email report based on date range
- An optional daily email of what you accomplished in the past - 1 week, 1 month, 1 year, etc.
So far, I haven't missed a day; today will be my fifth day of use. I like the tickler that helps me remember what I got done.
I'm excited about the potential of displaying my iDoneThis daily reports on my Google Calendar (shown in purple in the screen capture below). I've contacted their help desk to suggest some improvements, but it's a great start.
Time will tell if iDoneThis becomes part of my long-term productivity plans. But, I definitely feel like it fills a gap in my process and I plan to continue using it.
Side note: iDoneThis hasn't asked me write this post, or compensated me in any way. I'm just a happy user wanting to share my experience.
|Jenna Weiner is a rather geeky girl with average social skills and an affinity for: Google Apps, Salesforce.com, Pinterest, Firefly, dresses, indoor plants and life-hacking.
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