Nozbe, get things done

March 7th, 2007 at 12:00 am

Getting things done can sometimes be the most boring thing to do. At work, at home, or in school, procrastination and distraction screws up too much priority but the worst thing about it is it makes people actually forget that they got to do something in the first place. Which is the use for those applications that are designed to remind and keep reminding.

Nozbe is one of those to do list slash project management web applications. Most project management software to hit the web are more collaborative but this one is something rare, it's personal. Personal project management software are usually just task lists and the advantage of Nozbe is that it categorizes tasks into projects (set by the user of course). The project view of Nozbe has all the tasks lined up for a certain bigger task or project.

If, however, there are more tasks under other projects, the user always has his project list on the right panel of the screen. The list contains the individual projects he has set and a click on an item on that list, takes him to the project details containing the task list for that project.

Of course more often than not there isn't only a single project and surely not only a single task. the great thing about Nozbe is that even with all tasks organized into deffirent projects, the user can still view his next immediate tasks in the “Next Actions” tab that collates all the stuff he needs to do next for all projects.

Nozbe is all about organizing tasks and making them meaningful and easy to understand for the user. hence there is another organization scheme that it features, the contexts. People live different aspects of their lives and these aspects may or may not overlap but everything has something to do with the user. So just like tagging, the user is allowed to organize his projects and tasks into contexts like house, work, school, finances, or whatever. This means that all projects can be filtered in different aspects or contexts.

All in all, Nozbe is yet just another tool to help users remember. It also must be effective because the whole application was designed from David Allen's best selling book “Getting things done: The art of stress-free productivity.” Honestly I never heard of the author but its being a best seller must mean it's effective and when a web application is based on it, it too must work!