Working with Wunderkit
I recently mentioned Wunderkit on a previous post and wanted to go into more detail about this great productivity tool. As we have previously disucssed, using a productivity tool can really boost your efficiency and make sure that nothing falls through the cracks.
Wunderkit breaks things up into different workspaces. Each workspace acts as a folder or higher level hierarchy for your tasks. You might set up a workspace to control tasks for each semester, or maybe just a workspace for each class. It’s up to you to built Wunderkit to fit to the way you work.
Once you drill down into a workspace, you have the option to view the Dashboard, your Tasks or the Notes you’ve taken. The dashboard shows a feed of everything that has been going on within that workspace.
The task lists breaks things down into lists and an inbox. The inbox is for tasks that you just added to Wunderkit. (These tasks haven’t been sorted yet.) Once you have a moment, you can sort these tasks into various groups, called lists. You can also assign due dates and tags.
Notes is the final mini-app each workspace has. Notes are pretty basic, with the ability to highlight text as bold and add links. I’m not sure you’d be able to replace an app like Evernote with this notes feature, but it’s handy to throw some basic information in, like due dates, specs for a paper that is due soon, or something the professor says at the end of a class.
Wunderkit is also built with the idea of collaboration in mind. With the ability to share and collaborate within Workspaces, working with classmates on a project is incredbily easy. While there is a higher overhead than email for task delegation, as everyone must sign up to Wunderkit (which can be done via Facebook or Twitter), this web app makes sharing tasks simple and elegant. What I found to be really neat is the ability to comment on notes, tasks and other items throughout the interface. On the dashboard, there is a status update option that can help keep everyone in sync with what work is getting done.
I personally set up a workspace for school in general, then used the built in list feature to manage each class seperately. It would also be easy to break things up through tags.
I’ve recently switched an organization I’m part of over to Wunderkit, and so far it is smooth sailing. I would highly reccomend Wunderkit to my friends to manage both their personal life as well as their organizations or group projects.
Give Wunderkit a try and let us know what you think!