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Jun 05, 2019 08:09:32

My best Task App is a 🗒 and a ✏️

by @jacklyons PATRON | 311 words | 🐣 | 127💌

Jack Lyons

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As a web developer I find myself working on my computer day and night. A lot of the time I'm just staring at a wall of code trying to piece things together. I'm starting to realise that the more I work in front of a screen the more I actually want to get off the screen with all my other tasks. Work is enough screen time for me.

I feel like I've always struggled to find the right tools to compliment my workflow. Productivity app's like Trello, Asana, Todoist or Clockify are all great services, don't get me wrong, but for me personally, I just can't be stuffed logging on, entering my data, and having to log back on every time I need to cross something off.

I don't really get any satisfaction from crossing off a digital list. Yeah, Asana makes it cook with flying unicorns 🦄 ... But still, for some reason I just find there to be too much friction with the entire process. I'd rather just pull out a pad and a pen and make a list.

Call me old school, but I find that the more tech I use for work, the less tech I actually want to use in my life. Don't ask me how to use Instagram, or Twitter, or any other kind of app kids use these days ... I suck at technology, except for programming 🤓.

Recently I bought the Clear Habit Journal by James Clear and inside he provides some super handy templates for note taking, task making and habit tracking. It's super minimal, which I like, and it folds out flat. It's got a dot-grid notation form, making it easy to rule lines on the page and easily create templates.

In my mind there's nothing more satisfying than crossing off my todos, tearing them out of my pad and being done with the day.

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    @jacklyons - I'm all for a few posts about her food preps -- @brandonwilson wouldn't mind either with his newfound food-awareness.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 07, 2019 20:03:18
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    @jacklyons -- you had me right up until "there's nothing more satisfying ... " ( have you seen your wife's Instagram -- there are plenty of things way more satisfying there -- even full-color pictures to boot ;-)

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 05, 2019 07:42:46
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      @brianball Haha yeah of course, I get to eat all her amazing treats everyday!

      Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | Jun 07, 2019 10:35:19
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      @jacklyons @brianball I'm not sure I want to be tempted by such gourmet delicacies...

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 08, 2019 16:21:32
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      @brandonwilson - you're a stronger man than me.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 08, 2019 17:11:50
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      @brandonwilson - you're a stronger man than me.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 08, 2019 17:11:55
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      @brandonwilson - you're a stronger man than me.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 08, 2019 17:11:58
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      @brandonwilson - you're a stronger man than me.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 08, 2019 17:12:02
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