Sorted was built on a number of concepts. The tickler file system, Kevin Kruse's research highlighted by the Forbes article Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists, David Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD) and inspiration from the 7-Minute Workout.
Plenty. We've always thought the 7-Minute Workout is about habit and consistency. It's one thing to spend 45 minutes in the gym, but 7 minutes? That's doable.
We took that philosophy to Sorted. What if we can make task scheduling so easy, there's no excuse not to do it? That's where we started off when we designed Sorted for our own personal use.
Behavioral studies show that scheduled tasks are significantly more likely to get done. However, there is a simplier reason we recommend scheduling tasks.
Have you ever faced the growing TO-DO LIST of DOOM? You know, the to-do list that keeps on growing until you don't even want to look at it anymore? We sure have. That's the driving force behind why we created Sorted. We learnt through lots of reading and experience that time is the best prioritizer.
Being productive isn’t always about doing more, it’s about being more conscious of what you work on and putting your energy into the things that will really make a difference.
We designed Sorted to make task scheduling quick and painless. So quick and painless (dare we say even fun?) that there is no reason not to do it. Maybe even multiple times a day as your day unfolds.
Try it for a few days and you will find that you begin to appreciate the time you have available so much more.
At first it might, but that's probably because you are over-scheduling yourself and putting too much on your plate. Scheduling your tasks will surface this problem to you whereas sticking with an un-timed to-do list will just hide the issue.
If you feel overwhelmed with your scheduled tasks, then it's time you lighten your load by delegating to others or simply just putting less important stuff off to another day.
In Sorted, overdue tasks gets carried over to the next day and the next. It'll keep following you until you either complete it or reschedule it to another day. It's the perfect way to make sure you never miss a thing.
If you just came back from a vacation and find a ton of overdue tasks. Simply select them (try our multi-select gesture) and unschedule everything and start fresh.
We recommend scheduling back the most important items for the next three days first. Then work your momentum back up from there.
Sorted syncs your data using Apple's CloudKit. All your information are kept private and secure by Apple. That means not even our engineers will be able to gain access to your data.
As of Version 1.5 Sorted has a feature called Reminder Capture which will import lists from Apple Reminders over to Sorted. This allows you to use Siri to add reminders onto Sorted.
* Do note that Reminder Capture will remove items from Apple Reminders if you choose to use it. So if you have any lists you wish to keep in Apple Reminders, then make sure you don't select them for capturing.
As of Sorted 2.0 you can now see your calendar events directly within Sorted. Choose to show any calendar that is connected to your iOS device. This makes it easy for you to properly plan your day around your events and keep tabs on Birthdays and Holidays.
Sorted also adds the ability for you to "complete" calendar events. This allows you to dismiss events once you are done with them to further clear your mind. Dismissing events is NOT destructive and will not affect anything outside of Sorted.
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