Why A To Do List Isn’t Enough For Students #BackToSchool [Deals]

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This is #BackToSchool week at Cult of Mac Deals. There will be several new deals launching each day. Check in here each day for new deals for #BackToSchool. There will be a ton of apps, gear, gadgets, games, and more to buy just in time for the start of school, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for deals that have school — and savings — in mind.

There are numerous productivity apps out there – no matter what platform you’re using (except perhaps Windows, but that’s another story). Many of them are simple to do list applications. These apps don’t dive in too deep into what David Allen calls the “Horizons of Focus” but tend to focus on the immediate future. That’s all well and good for the things you need (or want) to do now, but it’s not so good for those things down the line that you need (or, again, want) to accomplish. And when you’re a student going back to school you need to be able to look right in front of you and further down the road – and do so in an efficient and effective manner.

That’s where an app like Todoist shines. And right now as part of Cult of Mac Deals’ Back To School Week, you can get 1 year of Todoist Premium for only $13.99.

I’ve looked at a ton of task management apps over the years (I am, after all, a productivityist), and Todoist is one of the most comprehensive I’ve seen in terms of approach. You can track your productivity if you want. You can “gamify” it if you want. You can use it on a multitude of devices if you want. And you can do all of this very simply and easily, which removes a ton of friction from the process of getting what you want – and need – to get done…done.

Offline support is one key feature that Todoist offers that shouldn’t be overlooked. If you want to disconnect from the distractions that can come with the Internet and focus on the task (or project) at hand, you can have access to Todoist without concern. That means being productive on the road (or in the sky) when web access can be scarce isn’t a problem. Todoist gets out of your way when you want it to, and is there whenever – or wherever – you need it.

I know a lot of people grimace at the idea of paying for a task manager, but it boils down to this: How much money can a really good one save you over the long haul if you use it consistently versus the price you’re paying for it? The yearly cost of Todoist Premium works out to less than $1.25 per month through this offer. You’d be hard-pressed to find a reason not to invest that much time in your work – and your aspirations – even on a student’s budget.

Time is of the essence, and Todoist will not only help you manage your tasks better but it will help you manage yourself better. So take advantage of this offer from Cult of Mac Deals – 1 year of Todoist Premium for just $14.99 – while you can.