Tickler Cards, also named the 43 Folder System, is an old office system where you put the tasks and files of every day of the month behind a tickler card in a folder. This way you can organize your tasks and files for the whole month and you can easily see what you need to do for today. I like the way you handle your tasks in the tickler cards system so I made it digital, with an iPhone and Apple Watch app. I also use the app to organize my own life.
Because more is possible when you digitalize the office system, I chose not to only stick with space for days. I added lists for weeks, months and years. So the digital app automatically has lists so you can organize your days, weeks, months and years. The lists are automatically created and switched as the time passes so that you can organize your life as easy as possible. It also supports loose lists for tasks that don’t fit in the time-bound lists and you can archive these loose lists as well.
On the iPhone app you can scroll up and down to switch between the sections. On the Apple Watch however, it is a different story. On the Apple Watch you can glance through all your now-bound tasks. This means you will see list items for this day, this week, this month and this year. You can also check items off on the watch.
The app sends notification and the beginning and end of each period of time where you have a list item bound to.
How it improves my life
I use the days lists for simple reminders that are bound to that day. For example: wednesday, when I have saxophone lessons, I can create a simple list item: “Ask teacher about X”. I use the weekly lists mostly for the things I want to create, for example “Fix bug on app X” or “Finish blog post about Y”. For the weekly lists I do most stuff in the weekend, but also on evenings. The monthly lists I use less than the weekly stuff but this is for example “Finish prototype app Z”. The lists of the years I use for long term planned items, for example “Create active reader base on blog”, or “Move house”.
In the future, if I feel the need to improve the app or if it gets a vast user base, I might add an Mac OS version in which you can also attach files to task items. And make the items synchronize through iCloud. But for now I’ll leave it on the iPhone and Apple Watch.
Wrapping it up & App Store link
I hope this app will help you organize your life as it did mine. If you have ideas to improve the app I would love to hear them in the comments. You can find the app in the app store at:
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