To Do List with recurring tasks...

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Results Realty GA RE Lic # 282060

I have found the weakness in Thunderbird and Lightning (Thunderbird's calendar component).  It is something that Outlook does exceedingly well...

A Calendar with recurring tasks...

It seems so simple.  Being used to Outlook, I took the simplicity of making recurring task items for granted.  In fact, much of my online activity is driven by the simple lists of recurring tasks...

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Especially for items that I only do every few days, I count on the task lists to stay on top of everything. 

Not enough to dissuade me...

Since moving to Thunderbird, I have been able to "upgrade" to IMAP mail sync instead of POP.  The primary advantage of IMAP is that when I recieve mail on my phone and read it, it is flagged as read on my computer.  Another benefit is that email is delived immediately, not on a schedule (every 10 minutes, or whatever the user sets...).  The email client stays connected to the email server. 

There are also custom tags I can apply to my mail... and a lot of other little things.  I'm still thinking that I want to stay with Thunderbird, BUT...


Does anyone know of a free "To DO List"?

I'm looking for something that supports recurring tasks.  I want to set some up to recur each weekday.  Others need to happen every 4 or 6  or 10 days.  Others recur monthly or on the "first Saturday of the month" or similar... 


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Comments (10)

Stephen Kappre
KW Hometown - Mantua, NJ
Helping You Home

I've been using my busines Yahoo account forever and just tonight loaded Outlook up to use the Calender and tas features. Hoping to sync them with my phone too. Of course once I do that the task will be to STICK TO THEM!

Nov 17, 2009 03:24 PM
Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA

Lane, I tried Thunderbird a few years ago and it was still a bit early in it's development, but I soooo wanted to get away from Outlook.  It sounds like it's much closer to fullfilling expectations now.

Nov 17, 2009 04:13 PM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Lane....Zig Ziglar says to make a To Do list each evening before you go to bed of the ten things to do the Next Day in order of importance...if you do not get them all done add them to the next days To Do list.

It's easy enough To Do if you just Do It :O)) I'll take a look at Thunderbird

Nov 17, 2009 04:50 PM
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

Lane -

Fred has it in hand:  Ten at night, Take some down and Carry the rest over.  You're always doing the most important stuff first.

Boy, if it were only that matter what program you use.

Nov 17, 2009 07:42 PM
Douglas Fischer
East Oahu Realty - Selling Honolulu, Hawaii Condos - Honolulu, HI

I use a weekly Plan of Action, a monthly calendar and a table of repeating tasks.  I love lists and tables of things to do........and love to cross or check things off even more.  It keeps me focused, helps me complete important tasks as well as stay consistent.

Nov 18, 2009 08:03 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I use AOL. It has an excellent calendar for recurring tasks, and as soon as one comes along, it's very easy to mark it as done. Manual setting is easy, too, just in case something that needs to be done on the tenth of each month, except on weekends, needs to be set for the Friday before the weekend. AOL is free. We've been using AOL since 1994.

Nov 19, 2009 02:33 AM
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

Thank you all - I'm still looking for something I can have on the computer... for when I'm not online... 

Steve - Aside from the recurring task list, it rocks...


Nov 21, 2009 01:02 PM
Andrew Monaghan
The Monaghan Group - Glendale, AZ
CRS, GRI, EPro Associate Broker

How do you put the Links and pictures into your signature line?

Nov 26, 2009 05:06 AM
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

Andrew - There is a signature option off of the settings menu from your home page...

Nov 30, 2009 12:16 PM
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

Andrew - There is a signature option off of the settings menu from your home page...

Nov 30, 2009 12:16 PM