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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wunderlist: A Wonderful Way to Get Things Done

Special thanks to Christina Kalafsky, University of Maryland Dietetic Intern, for this post.

This task management tool is the easiest way to manage and share your daily to-do lists. Whether working on projects, planning a conference trip or remembering to pick up something from the grocery store, this app can help you stay organized both  in your professional and personal life. 

Wunderlist stands out among the endless productivity and task management apps. 
  • Wunderlist can be accessed virtually anywhere! This app automatically syncs across your desktop, smartphone, and tablet. 
  • Wunderlist was named Apple’s “2013 App of the Year” and has over 6 million users.
  • Wunderlist is so simple to use and it’s free! 
To use Wunderlist, you first start by making your specific lists. You can have a list dedicated to strictly internship-related tasks, another list exclusively for personal tasks, and a separate list for managing your nutrition blog. Once you’ve created your lists, you fill them up with related to-dos. Simply click on a list and start typing the name of the task into the input field at the top. When you’re done, just press Enter and the new item is added to your list. 

You can also add additional details to each task within a list. Just double-click on the task and Wunderlist gives you the ability to add a due-date, set a reminder, add sub-tasks, and attach files to the task. You can then prioritize the to-dos within a list by dragging them into the order that you want or you can let Wunderlist alphabetize them by name or sort your tasks by due-date. You can also share lists with your coworkers or with clients in order to collaborate. Once you have completed a task, simply click on the checkbox next to its name and the task will get crossed off and dim in appearance. This task will then move to the “Completed Items” list. 

You can upgrade Wunderlist to the Pro version for $4.99/month or $49.99/year. This package allows you to add comments to individual tasks, assign tasks to other people, and create unlimited sub-tasks. 

Wunderlist is a great way for dietetic interns, RDs, and other nutrition professionals to get things done and stay organized!

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