Nozbe is the best task management system for personal productivity. If you like the GTD system – or you simply want to get more done every day – try this.
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I recently wrote a post about how I use Evernote for my notes and Apple’s Reminders App for daily productivity. Well, I have been converted. Nozbe is now my system of choice in place of Reminders and I will explain why.
Nozbe for Task Management
Whether you use Nozbe, Reminders, Wunderlist, Asana, or any other system – you need a task manager. There is no doubt that my productivity has skyrocketed since I began experimenting with and implementing various task manager apps into my daily life.
If you attempt to rely on your brain to remember your to-do items, or you are still sporting an old-school paper calendar, I believe you are missing out on a huge opportunity.
Paperless is Key
I wrote a post last year about my switch to a paperless lifestyle. However, when I ditched physical paper I did not make a full transition. I left task management to my calendar and random post-it notes strung all over my house, desk, car, wallet, bathroom, and anywhere else a post-it could go.
A few months ago I finally brought my system full-circle by completely letting go of all paper, including post-it notes, and let the digital cloud do all my heavy lifting.
Empty Your Brain
In my world today I have endless ideas and energy due to my diet, exercise routine, and early morning wake-up calls. However, the real productivity transformation occurred when I decided to filter all of my thoughts through a digital system and then focus on my current, high-priority tasks.
Your productivity is only as good as your ability to follow a system. When you empty your brain by recording all of your thoughts in the cloud, you have the comfort of knowing the information won’t be lost.
Your mind is then free to brainstorm, dream, and create.
Why I Use Nozbe
I give credit to Michael Hyatt for convincing me to switch to Nozbe. He is the most productive man I know and his life is based in this powerful productivity tool.
- Available on All Platforms ::: This is my most important criteria when selecting anything. Nozbe is available on the PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, and web browsers.
- Based in the GTD System ::: If you are a fan of David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done, you will love how Nozbe has synchronized their software to match the GTD System. It’s nearly flawless.
- Easy to Navigate ::: In less than an hour you will likely master the entire Nozbe platform. It doesn’t take long to understand what to do or how to do it. Transitioning from another system is very straightforward.
- Safe & Secure ::: Like most platforms based in the cloud, your information is protected and you can be rest assured that the information you synchronize with their servers will not be lost.
- Syncs with Evernote, Dropbox, and Google Calendar ::: This was a big draw for me. I love Evernote and having the inclusion of third-party apps built in to Nozbe is a huge plus.
- Updated Frequently ::: Though Nozbe is not perfect, the technical team frequently updates the system and takes feedback seriously. If you don’t love Nozbe now, you probably will very soon.
- More Powerful Than Free Systems ::: You really do get what you pay for. I wanted to love Wunderlist and Reminders, but they don’t offer what Nozbe does.
Nozbe offers a free account that works well for people who just want to try out the system on a small-scale. I did this for a year before I finally dove in and upgraded to the paid version.
Fortunately, the personal premium account is affordable and, in my opinion, easily worth every penny. Also, they offer a 60-day money-back guarantee, so you really can just experiment with it for a while.
I will note that I place a high value on getting things done, so I am willing to pay big bucks if the results are there.
With Nozbe, you won’t have to pay a high premium and the results will speak for themselves in your own daily achievements.
My recommendation? Give it a try. I think you will love it.
Question: What is your favorite task manager? Let me know in the comments below.