Great App for Blending To Do List & Prioritization

I have always used a “to do” list to track my tasks, phone calls and projects.  However, a simple “to do” list does help with prioritization and scheduling.  There is an app for iPhone and iPad that does. . . .it’s called Priority Matrix.

Based on the Eisenhower method, Priority Matrix lists your projects/tasks in 4 quadrants based on important/not important and urgent/not urgent.  I am a big believer in using this quadrant method for prioritization.  Put simply, the items in the important/urgent quadrant should be done personally by you and they should be your top priority.  Items in the important/not urgent quadrant should be given a deadline so they get done by the time they are needed.  Items that are not important but urgent should be delegated assuming you have someone to whom you can delegate.  And finally, items that are not urgent/not important should be dropped or given the very lowest priority.

The Priority Matrix app is intuitive and easy to use.  It allows you to track your important deliverables and organize your daily activities, putting your emphasis on important tasks.  The app is flexible in that it allows you to:

  • Track completion progress
  • Sort items alphabetically
  • Resize the quadrants to accommodate the number of tasks and details you want to track
  • Use a due-item badge to alert you to a due date
  • Search across all projects
  • Sync your iPad and iPhone through Cloud Sync
  • Use different icons for listed tasks to further categorize

 

One of the features I like most is the ability to email the matrix (or any quadrant) to yourself or others.  For those of us who have a hard time giving up our paper list, we can still print out the paper until we are able to wean ourselves completely. 

If you haven’t tried this app yet, I highly recommend it.  It is one of the very best apps I’ve found for helping with prioritization.

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