In a TED Presentation, David Pogue says how Simplicity Sells when it comes to Software design. I think Tudumo is just what simplicity is meant to be. I can say that because I actually sold a copy of it.
Tudumo is a To-Do list maker. It is a clean and elegant way to manage your tasks.
To start with, head over to Tudumo.com and download a trial copy. Unlike many other trial software’s, you don’t have to wait for a splash screen and you are not reminded about registration. For 60 days, you can use the whole full version of Tudumo as good as a registered one.
How Tudumo Works
Tudumo uses Headings and Tags to organize the list. You can add all the actions (tasks) related to a specific project under a heading, for instance, and all the things you got to buy from the store under a common tag.
One can set a due date and time for a particular action, and when its about time, Tudumo gives an alert. Every action can have any of the 6 states. For instance, actions that are not important at the moment can get the status ‘Someday/Maybe’
The software installation comes with some sample headings and tags and some shortcut tips. The help is also simple, yet comprehensive.
There are some easy shortcuts to deal with all the tasks. The Quick Add Shortcut (Win KEY + Ctrl + T) is amazing; a small window pops up – add a task and tag right from there. Anything followed by @ in the quick add window is considered as a tag.
Another thought out shortcut is the Esc key. Pressing Escape key closes down Tudumo to the Task tray, near the system clock.
Screen shot of a Tudumo Window:
- Green Dot – Action or Task
- Red – Heading
- Blue – Due Date (when the task is overdue, the date turns red)
- Orange – State of a Task
- Black – Filter (based on state of tasks)
- Pink – Tags (clicking it shows tasks with the same tag)
On my Vista Home Premium 64-bit, I had a minor problem. I have set it to start minimized when windows starts, but it just wouldn’t start minimized.
For $30 a copy, its well worth an investment. Try it out, I bet you will like it.
Do you use any similar GTD software? How do you manage your tasks?