Getting Things Done Using To Do Lists – App Spotlight – Wunderlist

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So many things to do… so little time to get everything done! How do you keep track of all the things that you need to do? For many, the trusty “post-it” note is a go-to favorite. What does your computer monitor look like? Do you have these plastered all over the place?

Today’s post, I want to put the spotlight on an app that I’ve been using for a while and can highly recommend. The app is called Wunderlist. It is a modern way to keep track of all those things that you need to do.


These days we talk about working “on the cloud” – well here’s a perfect example of why that is so awesome that we can be able to do that. Let’s say you are out running errands and you realize something that you need to remember to do. Your post it stack is back at your desk. No problem! Take out your phone, start wunderlist and put in your task. Because the task lists live on the cloud, you can see those same lists whether you are on your laptop, phone, or tablet.

What is also really cool about this app… It’s FREE.

Let’s take a quick tour of the interface. In the screenshot below, this is the website view. The left side of the window is a list of the names of your saved lists. You might have general lists for work and personal. Perhaps you have lists related to particular clients. You can even create fun lists like movies to watch. Another useful list might be for your next grocery shopping visit.



As items are completed, check them off and they will drop down to the bottom into a hidden view. You can unhide your completed tasks any time you want to review..

If you want to re-sequence a particular task, simply drag and drop it in the new spot that you want it to be in.

Once you get the hang of the basics of lists, you may want to explore a little deeper. If you double-click on any task, a right sidebar screen opens up so you can add due dates and reminder options if you want. There is also a checklist feature so you can create subtasks that you can check off as you go.


In the right sidebar also is a note box where you can add notes and other information like website URLs of related pages.

One of the great features of wunderlist also for being cloud-based, is that you can share lists with family, friends, or colleagues. You can work on task lists together. As soon as one person updates a list, the other ones get notifications. On the right sidebar also is a place to have chat conversations about the topic.

Here’s a short little video from the makers of wunderlist:

To add the app on your phone or tablet, simply go to the app store on your device and search for wunderlist.

I hope the new year brings lots of completed tasks checked off your new lists!

Originally posted at Craig's Classroom Blog

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Comments (69)

Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

Does wunderlist include recurring tasks?  So many of the things I do every week are repetitive tasks from the previous week i.e. paying bills on Monday, marketing on Tuesday.  I got off of Outlook about a year ago and starting using the "Todoist" app because it has great recurring task functions and can be used on all platforms.  Will check wunderlist out now. 

Jan 01, 2015 11:20 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Craig Daniels How did you know what my desk looked like?  I am a post-it-note junkie.  Will have to take a look at Wunderlist.  Thanks and Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2015 11:25 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Craig - I have not used this although I use may Outlook calendar with reminders.

Jan 02, 2015 12:22 AM
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

I love checklists, there is something about completing a task and checking it off the list.

Jan 02, 2015 01:34 AM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Sounds like the perfect tool at the perfect price. I'm heading off to try it now. 

Jan 02, 2015 01:38 AM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I'm using Google Tasks also....I can catagorize for my company and for my clients' properties.

Jan 02, 2015 02:04 AM
Scott Gleason
RE/MAX Select - Westfield, NJ
Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist

Thank you for introducing us to Wunderlist, Craig.  With so many apps out there, it's good to get a recommendation from someone in "the know".

Jan 02, 2015 02:54 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Craig, I am such a list person, I'm going to have to look at this.

Jan 02, 2015 04:01 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Thanks for sharing this app with us today. I will research it over the weekend. Anything to make us better organized and productive.

Jan 02, 2015 04:09 AM
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Thanks Craig!  Boy do I need this!:)  

Jan 02, 2015 04:13 AM
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Thanks Craig, however, I'm still a paper & pen girl for some things.

Jan 02, 2015 09:04 AM
Rain Silverhawk
Sandpoint Realty - Sandpoint, ID
208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor

I was a bit skeptical but since I am always leaving my grocery list behind I thought I might give it a try. I typed it in on my computer and had it on my phone at the store.  Thanks for the tip.

Jan 02, 2015 03:58 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Craig, I will add this to my 2015 tech tools. Thanks for sharing it with us and Happy New Year to you and your family. D 

Jan 03, 2015 01:13 AM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

Thanks for sharing! Technology on the go is very important these days. I will certainly check this app out!

Jan 04, 2015 11:05 PM
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

That sounds like a great app.  I will have to check it out. 

Jan 06, 2015 05:33 AM
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

You have a point, the cloud is useful, Craig Daniels Technology Instructor at (646) 450-2728 with Tech Training for You!

Jan 06, 2015 05:56 AM
Richard L. Sanderson
Richard L. Sanderson Consulting - Kalama, WA
helping improve local property tax systems


Wunderlist  was reviewed in the Tech Bytes section of the 4th quarter 2014 issue of Valuation magazine by the Appraisal Institute that I was reading this weekend. Your posting is clearer and gave great screenshots that the magainze artlce lacked. Thanks! 

Jan 31, 2015 07:05 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Another neat post Craig Daniels ... Miss your work on Active Rain my friend.

Mar 26, 2015 10:29 PM
Nicholas Crane
Woodland Companies - Cadott, WI
Managing & Appraising Forest Land

Craig this looks like a great app.  I am going to have to check it out.  I am always looking for a good working to-do/project program.  I am currently Mindmanager, which I love but it is starting to take forever to load and has troubles syncing with all my gadgets. 

Apr 11, 2015 02:50 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Great post and I will be checking out this app!

Oct 06, 2015 02:04 AM

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