Keeping your projects organized is hard; whether they’re for home, school, or work, projects tend to take on a life of their own. A good task manager can be essential to keeping the project moving, on time, and with a minimum of stress. wunderlist is available for the iPad, is free, and has some great features to boot, making it an obvious choice for many of us who need to manage our projects better.
Once you’ve downloaded and installed wunderlist, it should open to a dual-paned view, with Lists on the left and tasks on the right. The Inbox has tutorial tasks set up in it already to show you the ropes.
Tap the first task in the list, “Tap to edit me.” The Edit Tasks window will show up, allowing you to tap through and rename the item, add a Note, Due Date, or Reminder to the item, toggle the Priority label, and put it in a list. That’s a lot of stuff for one tap, right?
Add new tasks with a tap on the Add a new task input field at the top, or by tapping on the plus icon in the upper right. Either one will add a new task, but the plus icon will give you all the edit task fields, while the input filed just gives you the title to input, which might make things a bit faster. To delete a task, simply swipe across a task item with your fingertip. To change the order of the tasks, tap on the Pencil icon (near the plus icon in the upper right) and drag items into any order you like. You can also delete items from this view.
Adding new lists for task organization is easy as well, with a quick tap on the plus button above the Lists pane. There’s also a Pencil icon for rearranging and deleting lists of tasks.
Down near the bottom, you can sort the tasks you see with different filter buttons. The infinity sign to the left shows all tasks and the star button shows only starred tasks. The first calendar icon shows tasks due today, while the second calendar icon shows tasks for tomorrow. The ellipsis icon will pop up a menu with a filter for completed tasks, tasks due in the next 7 days, later than a specific day, or ones with no due date.
wunderlist also syncs via iCloud, and your tasks will show up on the wunderlist website, so you pretty much have your stuff with you no matter where you go. It’s a bit similar to Apple’s own Reminders, but it has a few more features, like the filter buttons described above, that will help any project, large or small, stay organized.
If you give it a try, let us know what you think in the comments. It’s free, so you can check it out for yourself. There’s also a version for Mac, Android, and Windows, as well.