Usually my posts and podcasts are directly related to art and the art business, but today I thought I would do something a little different. If you’ve followed the blog, or listened to our podcasts on getting organized, you may have heard me mention todoist.com, which is a great task management app. I’ve been using Todoist for almost a year now and it has become my favorite (and most used) web tool. I keep track of everything I have to get done in the app, where it’s extremely simple to organize tasks and projects, and to plan out my day. I feel I’ve become far more focused and efficient since I began consistently using Todoist.
Being a big fan of the app, I was curious about the site and read about how it had come into being. I discovered that the founder, Amir Salihefendic, is a young (I’m not even going to mention how young) Bosnian immigrant to Denmark who is currently living in Chile. Very interesting guy who is not only a great developer, but has also become somewhat of an efficiency expert.
I reached out to Todoist to see if Amir might be willing to do a brief interview, and, to my surprise, they put me in touch with their busy leader. Amir graciously agreed to take time out of a crazy schedule to speak with me (time made available, I’m sure, by his amazing time management!).
I spoke with Amir earlier in the week via Skype and he had some great ideas about how Todoist might help artists and other creatives. I know efficiency and organization may not be an artist’s highest priority, but Amir makes a great point in the interview: imagine how liberating it would be if your creative time was free of distractions and nagging worries.
You can listen to the interview (about 20 minutes) here:
or download the recording to listen at your convenience by right-clicking and selecting “save link as . . .”
When I listened back to the recording I realized my enthusiasm for Todoist may have made our conversation sound like an advertisement or paid endorsement. It’s neither. I don’t have any financial motive for inviting you to check out Todoist (which is free, by the way). I’m just a big fan and think you will find Todoist to be a great tool.
Set up a free account at www.todoist.com to try out the task management app.
You can learn more about getting things done by reading our other posts:
Special thanks to Barney Davey for pointing me to Todoist!