I can’t say with certainty whether it’s simply my advancing age or increased practicality due to experience, but I often find analog tools to be more attractive than their digital counterparts. I often accuse the multitude of mobile apps. that help run my life of giving me a “lazy brain” – the age of a digital assistant that thinks for you has arrived. When it comes to managing tasks, a concept learned in elementary school long before the David Allen book, I simply need a number of categorized lists with a weekly/monthly overview of what I’ve accomplished at the end. The Stick-Up Weekly Calendar is a sticky note and calendar which would likely accomplish much of what I need to do. It’s not entirely portable, nor sortable, or saved in the cloud, nor is it able to ping you when it’s due, but is any of this really required?
From their description:
Put it right by your keyboard on your desk as a wrist pad. You can write down your to-dos for the week, peel off a sheet, then tack up the sheet on your computer or wall as a reminder. You can stick it to the refrigerator for weekly menu planning or grocery list. Once you’re done, just tear it off and enjoy your sense of accomplishment.
Simple and attractive. Maybe going analog will be the new killer app.