Task Management

I’ve been interested in streamlining my tasks lately because, in order to keep up with the production schedule I’ve got for 2017, I’m going to need something better than what I currently do.

Right now, I use Notes to keep track of everything I do both with writing and YouTube.

The “A Moonlit Task Publication Tasks” note contains about 120 lines to it right now, all broken into categories.

I probably have some tasks duplicated multiple times. In fact, I know I do. I also don’t have many things categorized properly, and I know that the things at the bottom of this list simply never get seen because I never scroll down the three pages to check down there.

It’s a mess. It really is.

I decided to try out Trello first. I know, it isn’t technically project management software which is what I should probably be using, but coming from a text file, Trello is a pretty major step up.

I’m still trying to figure out how I can utilize this software for my needs, but I think I have some ideas.

My Scarhoof Plays gaming channel is also handled through a Notes file on my computer, and I basically have three sections as you can see here:

At the end of the week, I move all the videos from Editing to the Releasing section, all the Recording to Editing, and make new entries for Recording.

It’s how I’ve managed all my videos for the last five or so months, and it’s one of the reasons I was able to start recording ahead of schedule instead of recording/editing/uploading all at once on a daily basis.

So far, Trello seems to be able to take these tasks and allows me to move them around similar to what I’m doing in notes, so I’m happy.

Now if it will handle the myriad of tasks that I need to keep track of for a book launch is a topic for another day but for now I’ll keep giving it the old college try and report back.

I think I’d like to try Trello for the month of January and see how I like it, then maybe move on to something else, so if you have any suggestions on what to use that might be a slight step up past Trello, please let me know. It needs to be available on the Mac as well as the iPad/iPhone, and I would prefer it be an app rather than just a web app, as I usually find those clunky. I should also mention that it needs to collaborative. Thanks for any suggestions!

Till tomorrow,

Tom

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