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Best Goal/Task/Journal management/tracking tool?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ShadeDream, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    I'd like to organize myself and I am looking to write down personal goals both long term and short term. I've also been looking at task manager tools for smaller short term tasks. So far I've found a few really nice tools. These are Lifetick, GoalTracker, and Tasks N Todos. Since I am an Android user I am looking for something that I would be able to integrate with my phone. My top priority is: privacy, security, effectiveness, and simplicity. Maybe I should stick to Pen and Paper? Anyway, here's a small summary of the above mentioned tools as well as links to where they can be found for those of you that are interested.


    Lifetick
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    http://www.lifetick.com
    This looks like an awesome and very customizable tool. It has many useful features which include: goal creation/management/tracking; email reminders; iPhone/Android web app; and one of my favorites, journal creation. All of this for just $20USD per year. Although all of this sounds great, I'm not to keen about them when it comes to privacy and security.

    GoalTracker
    Code:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.galaxy.app.goaltracker
    Looks like a very nice app with an awesome user interface. I can't really say much about this as I haven't personally tried it myself yet, but you can find more information about it by accessing the link above. It probably has ads though and there doesn't seem to be a paid version available.

    Tasks N ToDo's
    Code:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.handyapps.tasksntodos10
    This is another great tool, its got a lot of great features as well as a really nice user interface, for more information take a look at the link above.


    So all of these tools seem really nice but I am geared slightly more towards the Android apps due to the simple fact that Lifetick is online, meaning that I have to trust them to keep my data safe and secure. Whereas with the Android apps I feel as if I would have more security due to the data being on my device rather than online. Then again you never know. I really like Lifetick as it seems to be an all in one tool, but another problem with it is that if you don't have Internet access, it becomes useless.


    So what do you use/recommend? :D
     
  2. illfounded21

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    I am not saying you are wrong in seeking an electronic manager-tool, as everyone works in different ways. But for me personally, these seem like solutions for a problem that doesn't really exist?

    You mentioned it yourself, pen and paper might still be the the best option, and you can't get any more secure than that. Feel free to ignore me, but that's my preference. (but like i said, everyone is different)

    Anyway, good luck choosing.
     
  3. ShadeDream

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    Yes, I know that I said pen and paper. But pen and paper can be a pain in the ass. First of all, it's not truly portable, the more there is, the harder it is to take around with you. Second, if you want to make any changes, you need to scribble stuff out or start out with a new sheet of paper. Third, it will quickly start piling up and it can become an unorganized mess. Another point is that it also takes up space.

    Sometimes I feel like coming up with my own solution and building my own software to suit my exact needs but this wouldn't really be feasible and plus I wouldn't know where to start.

    Does anyone know of any self hosted goal management type tools?
     
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    I was thinking that the blog feature on here (if you are Jr VIP) would be an awesome place for journaling/ tracking and sharing.
     
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    I will definitely be looking into this when it comes to IM. Wanted to find something that would work well for my personal stuff too. :p