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.
1. It’s all about the comments
One of the features that Wunderkit introduces is commenting on tasks. It’s a social/collaborative task management tool, so commenting and the ability to add feedback to a task makes perfect sense. Anyone can comment, and leaving comments is a very quick and easy way to add more detail to a task. Personally, I use comments to not only add more detail to a task, but to also act as an audit trail. Any time I make progress on a task, or something happens related to a task that I need to remember, I add it in as a comment. Then, whenever I view the task, I can see the complete history and details of that task below it.
To add a comment to a task, just click the comment icon then type your comment into the Add a comment section. You can add line breaks to your comment by holding Shift and hitting Enter (Shift+Enter) to get a new line so you can enter as much information as you like. Hit Enter and the comment or description will be captured.
2. Just Link It
Sometimes, the details you need to capture about a task are just too much to fit as a comment. That’s when it’s much more beneficial to use Notes and type away, entering as much information as you need. The problem is, and as was quickly pointed out when Wunderkit launched, that there’s no obvious way to link a note and a task together. But it’s actually pretty simple, and here’s how to do it using any web browser (this trick won’t work with the Mac or iPhone apps)
First, make sure you have created both a task and a note. Then go to the note and open it up. Take a look at the URL in the browser – it looks pretty funky, right? A whole bunch of letters and numbers. This is the unique address of that note. Now, click in the address bar and copy the entire URL (CTRL+C).
Go to Tasks and find the task that you want to link the note to. Click on the comment bubble to view just the single task and comments (look – the task has it’s own unique URL too!). Then, just click in the Add a comment area and paste in the URL of the note (CTRL+V) and hit Enter. Since Wunderkit makes links clickable, you can now click the link in the comment to go straight to the note for more information.
What’s really cool about this is that you can do the reverse too. Copy the URL of a task and paste it into either the comments on a Note, or inside the Note itself. And you can take this a step further and have multiple notes attached to one task and multiple tasks attached to one note!
Granted this method isn’t as intuitive as adding a note to a task in Wunderlist for example, and the links can’t be clicked on the iPhone, but it’s simple and very effective. There is much more to Wunderkit than what you first see. Take some time to really click and play around in it. If you’d like to learn more about how to get the most out of Wunderkit every day, register for the newsletter and other excellent stuff and follow Cloud Productivity on Wunderkit.