As the VP of Editorial Services at The YGS Group, you can imagine my inbox is never really empty. However, I’ve found a tool that allows me to keep track of what comes into my inbox and stay on top of deadlines and follow-ups.
That tool is Good Todo, and once you start using it, you’ll wonder how you ever stayed organized without it.
To avoid your email becoming your to-do list, this app allows you to forward messages from your inbox to your future self. Your prospect emailed you and asked you to follow up in six months? Forward the email to Oct15@goodtodo.com, six months from the April 15 email you just received. As managers we are not only tasked with delegating but also checking up on an associate’s project that’s due next Friday. Email the associate the task and blind-copy yourself to check up on Thursday by emailing Thursday@goodtodo.com. The email will become a “to do” on next Thursday’s list. Receive an email and act on it right then and there, or defer it to your future self, when you know you’ll have time to give it the attention it needs.
The user interface is clean and easy to grasp. It is intuitive and gives me the control I need, just as if I were writing a to do list on a Post-it. (I love Post-its, too!)
Regardless of your budget, Good Todo is an affordable tool. It’s free for basic users, which allows you to set up access for one email address, forward reminders from that email address, and access the calendar to update your to dos in the browser or app version. However, for only $3 a month (paid on a 6-month basis, so $18 up front), the same account can be linked to several email addresses, so you can keep all your to-do lists in the same place—keep your colleagues and team members in-the-know on work to dos, or keep all your family members informed of appointments and events. The premium access also activates the email feature, letting you send to dos out from the service to any email address. The upgraded service also allows for the use of multiple categories of to dos.
As if this tool couldn’t get any better, the service is compatible with a variety of email clients and smartphone systems. Gmail, Outlook, Apple mail, iOS, and Android are all compatible with Good Todo. With this comprehensive list, there’s really no reason you can’t sign up today!
We’d love to hear about how you keep track of your to dos. What tools have you found that keep your inbox empty and your mind at ease?
Note: This post was not sponsored by or affiliated with Good Todo in any way. I just really like the service! The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the individual and not necessarily those of The YGS Group.