My name’s Alex, and I have a problem… I mean a Type A personality.
Being Type A means I tend to be very… intentional… in everything I do. I sometimes overanalyze. I sometimes (okay, most times) go an extra mile past the extra mile and two shoes can’t contain this goody three-shoes.
It also means I like to make lists. Scratch that. I LOVE to make lists. I live and die by them.
Today’s technology really helps people like me. I mean let’s face it: If there’s an app for everything, there are probably 10,000 apps for making lists.
And boy, do I ever take advantage of them!
So, this Peepshow post is for those readers who are like me… and often find their jotting down a new list about making lists. Currently, I have several list-making apps at my disposal (and a very real addiction to Moleskine notebooks) but I’ve tried many more.
As an expert in this area, I offer –- what else –- a list of the best list-making apps, complete with a brief list of makes each one a list-maker’s dream. And what doesn’t.
#5 – S Memo (came standard on my Galaxy S3)
- Allows for complete format customization; list-making outside-of-the-box
- Utilizes Samsung’s handwriting-to-text function, which has a certain cool factor
- Difficult user experience; app layout isn’t intuitive
- Minimal integration with other platforms
#4 – Google Drive
- More comprehensive than other organizational and list-making apps
- Syncs to Google account
- Ability to share with other Gmail users
- Scanning functionality
- User design feels a little outdated and reminiscent of Google Docs – that’s so 2007!
#3 – Evernote
- Ability to shares lists and documents with others – A must for professional list-making!
- Easy to sync on all your devices
- Intuitive navigation to add new notes or multi-media attachments
- Security concerns; user information stolen in early 2013
- Multi-user editing of notebooks – function only available in Premium
#2 – Wunderlist
- Simple, clean design
- Easy to add, edit, and flag priority items within a list
- Intuitive categories
- Ability to organize according to deadline
- Created shared to do list with other Wunderlist users; everyone can edit, add and remove items
#1 – Google Keep
- Pretty standard, no frills list-making app
- Accessible anywhere; syncs to Gmail/Drive account
- Ability to turn notes into checklist — prepare for sweeping feelings of productivity
- Customizable home screen; visually appealing
- Easy to edit, and add to, any saved notes