With the crazy amount of iPhone apps around today, and app categories becoming crowded with apps that offer very similar functionality, I thought it was time to share with you exactly what apps are on my iPhone and how I use them. Obviously, there are the default apps that can’t be removed (Messages, Calendar, Photos, Camera, Contacts, Phone, Maps, etc) so there’s no need to go in how they’re used – hopefully it’s fairly obvious. However, I will go through some of the main apps I use.
Wunderkit was launched by 6Wunderkinder early in 2012 to an audience that was madly awaiting its release. After much hype and sneaky previews, Wunderkit arrived. Many people anticipated Wunderkit to be the next version of Wunderlist – building on it’s current features and functionality. However, what arrived was a very different product. Wunderkit was always meant to be a very different tool than Wunderlist. Some things that Wunderlist could do, Wunderkit could not. And of course, many things that Wunderkit could do, Wunderlist could not.
One particular thing that was raised very quickly (and is still raised today) is that while Wunderkit has tasks and it has notes, there’s no way to attach a note to a task. This was very simple to do with Wunderlist with the note icon that appears when hovering on any task. There are, however, two ways to achieve the same result with Wunderkit (attaching more information to a task) that I’m going to explain here.
With so many new productivity applications hitting the market, they each need something unique that sets them apart and fills a gap people didn’t even know existed. So many apps focus so heavily on the GTD mantra that they forget what the experience is like for someone who has no idea what GTD is. If you’re not sure about GTD and want to find out more, I recommend going to the source and checking out Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen (aff. link). Some of these apps try to be unique by “looking” different from the next one. But when it comes down to it, a visual difference only will only go so far. To be truly unique, you need to be something that no one else is.
Taskk is that something.