I have posted a few times about my voyage with Wunderlist, Wunderkit (and what happened to that) and then back to Wunderlist again. The journey of someone seeking efficiency is a relentless one. I have been a fan of 6Wunderkinder for some time now, rarely investigating other services for more than a “how does this work” look-see.
I am a big Wunderkit fan and user, so it is with a great deal of pain that I write this post. 6Wunderkinder, the people behind Wunderlist and Wunderkit have announced that they have halted development of Wunderkit to be able to focus exclusively on Wunderlist. This news comes eight months after the launch of Wunderkit Beta and when looking back at what’s happened during that time, it really is no surprise. 6Wunderkinder share their usage numbers citing that even though there are over 400,000 Wunderkit users, there are over 3,000,000 Wunderlist users and that number is vastly more significant.
While Wunderkit was being developed, Wunderlist, a very simple, powerful and beautiful task management tool, became stagnant – no significant enhancements were being made. 6Wunderkinder mention that of the 400,000 registered Wunderkit accounts, many of them were never used, leaving only a very small number of active Wunderkit users.
It’s about time that I produced a Wunderkit review. It’s been about 8 months since the Wunderkit beta was made public and I have intentionally avoided writing any kind of review for a long while. For this Wunderkit review, I didn’t want to write about “this” feature or “that” feature, but instead how this tool has changed my life, because that is the true testament to any productivity system, tool or process. I’m not interested in contexts and time tracking or whatever. I want to have a simpler and more productive life.
And now I have. Here’s how it works.
I forget things. It’s just what I do. I have decided my brain is better at figuring things out than remembering anything. Which is a bit crap since the brain is where all memories are (lucky there are these things called “cameras”). So, because my brain doesn’t like to remember things, I rely on more permanent storage systems instead.
Before having a “system”, I would think of something I needed to do – it would just “pop” into my head as an idea or something that really needed attention – then I would really try to concentrate and commit that action to memory, hoping I could recall it when I was in the right place at the right time. Or, I’d turn to the person next to me and say “remind me to…”. How many times do you think either of these things worked? You wouldn’t even need one hand to count it.
So I had to come up with new, more permanent and reliable ways to remember all those things that I needed and wanted to get done. I think this was the start of my journey into the world of productivity applications, “getting things done” (GTD) and all that good stuff you can find around the web.
Here are three things I use to capture tasks, ideas and everything else, so that I can easily get to it when I need to, wherever I might be.
It’s here! After months of writing I am extremely happy to announce that Wunderbook: Life Organized with Wunderkit is now available!
When Wunderkit was launched at the beginning of 2012 I noticed there was a lot of confusion about how to use it and when. I put this down to the fact that people were expecting Wunderkit to be “Wunderlist 2.0″. Wunderkit is actually a very different tool and when used correctly, it will definitely help you organise all areas of your life!
After a while of tracking tasks, you may notice that the number of tasks you give yourself tends to increase every day. To the point where today you have a task list as long as your arm and you know for certain that there are some things on there that are never going to get done unless things change. Here are four strategies for getting through your insurmountable list of tasks.
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.
If you’re looking around for a cross-platform, easy to use task management application, you’ve probably stumbled across Wunderlist and Wunderkit and you might be wondering what exactly the difference between the two are.
While there are many similarities between the two, Wunderkit takes a much more interactive and social approach to tasks and projects. Wunderlist is simpler and may be a better starting point to help you establish your todo list system.
This video below describes in more detail, what the similarities and differences are between these two application from 6Wunderkinder.
Wunderkit has now gone into public beta. This means that everyone can now get to know and love the wonder that is Wunderkit.
One of Wunderkit’s unique strengths is the concept of public workspaces. Typically, you would imagine a set of tasks, or a project to be very private, either to an individual, or to a team. Wunderkit, however, has cleverly bridged together the worlds of productivity and social with these public workspaces with some amazing results.
Wunderkit is here! Well, at least it is for the first round of beta testers. I had been thinking about the release strategy for Wunderkit for a while. In any case, I was fortunate enough to be granted a beta invitation a few days ago and am loving it! From the user interface, the experience and the exactly-what-you-need/none-of-the-fluff kind of functionality that we’ve come to love 6Wunderkinder for.
A few days ago I was sitting at my desk, smashing away at the keyboard when I see my Gmail notifier pop up with an email from 6Wunderkinder. I love getting emails from these guys – they’re always so well designed. Instinctively I opened my email tab and see the subject line. A few words instantly jump out at me: “Wunderkit”, “beta”, “approved”. I don’t think I could open the email quick enough. I, like a gajillion other people, had been waiting months for the chance to see Wunderkit in action and without any word on their website they had begun sending out beta access information. I clicked the link in the emai and logged in to Wunderkit through Twitter. I was then asked to confirm my details and create a password. The password simply allows you to log in using the traditional method as well as through newer social methods.
Wow. Thats all I could think when the main dashboard loaded for me. Wow.