Task2Gather is going to be not my first experience with managing tasks online. I also tried Google Calendar, Google task gadget for the iGoogle page, Outlook tasks. Wait, there was something elseâ€¦ ah, there were piles of paper on my desk, in my desk and under my desk as well. All of them covered with notes for different tasks and to dos.
Apart from my fascinating work at VITO Iâ€™m also a post graduate at Novosibirsk University. So, I need to keep the track of my progress and put milestones for both my job and studies; this is a nightmare if you do it on paper like me, believe me. Iâ€™ve kept mixing up my notes all the time. Eventually, I ended up by writing all the tasks for week and day on the same list and in the end gave up the whole idea of paper based projects. This is when I switched to online projects and tried Google Calendar first. Still it was complicated, and I could hardly figure out how to set tasks.
Luckily at that point, the development of our own online service for task and project management Task2Gather was almost ready. You can imagine how much I was longing for it.
Now, after weâ€™ve launched it for internal testing and Iâ€™ve played with it for a while, I realise that indeed all great ideas are always simple. Task2Gather has already proved to be very flexible and very simple way of approaching task and project management. Moreover, Task2Gather has taught me to have the general idea of my plan for project development in my head before I start to do anything.
So, now that Iâ€™ve started using Task2Gather I expect from it to bring the order in my life and help me better organize my work and study projects. Iâ€™ve already found out that Task2Gather allows me to go as far into details of every project as I wish and still keeps it simple. It means that I simply put the goal of the project as the main project and then create as many sub tasks with other sub tasks within this project. These tasks can also be subdivided further. Everything depends on how deep I want to go.
To start off I have created three general projects: job, study, and personal. The latter Iâ€™m going to use for to do lists, and as a shopping list (especially appropriate for testing Windows Mobile version of Task2Gather). I like that now all my tasks are grouped in several general projects, always accessible online for me. Letâ€™s see how Task2Gather meets my expectations and how you can use Task2Gather in real life for your own purposes.