A Better To-Do List: Got-It-Done.com

If you’ve explored this blog much in the past you would have noticed that I had a “to do list” published.  It wasn’t well-sorted, and not all that easy to edit.

Since much of what I do in life is todo-list-driven, I’ve always tended to fill post-its and notebook pages with lists of things I need to get done, lists of ideas, tasks, etc.  While I’m at work, I’ll think of things I need to do and jot them down on whatever scrap of paper is handy.  It helps me stay focused, but I tend to have quite a clutter of papers on my desk.

The perfect solution for me to get rid of some of the clutter and make these lists available to me in more places than just my desk is an online solution.  There are already a solid handful of sites you can use to do that, but I’m far too hardcore for my own good.

Instead, since I wanted to get more familiar with the Django web framework and the jQuery JavaScript library, I built my own online task management application.  It was fun, challenging, and immediately useful.  I’ve moved the Basternae to-do-list to it and make use of it for everyday organization.

It’s free to create an account, so feel free to try it if it’s something you might find useful.  Here’s a screenshot of it in action:

Got-It-Done Task List Screenshot

Check it out at http://got-it-done.com.  It’s pretty beta, so feel free to offer suggestions and/or let me know if you have any errors.

2 Comments

  • Gargauth says:

    nice – you should market it as an iPhone app. Large market and perfect for what most folks use thier iPhone for.

    • Xangis says:

      That would be tempting except for that fact that I’d have to do some iPhone programming. You can only write for the iPhone using Objective-C, which makes me ill just to think about. It’s pretty likely that I’ll build an Android app once phones with that OS become more common (*taps foot impatiently*). I’ve been using the same phone for about 4 years, so I’m probably about due for an upgrade.

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