- Combines the benefits of both electronic and paper systems
- Allows printing of the calendar, To-do list, and other lists
- Is accessible and synced across all electronic tools wherever you are: computer, smartphone and tablet
- Has the ability to include repeating or recurring tasks for both work and home
- Includes goals and projects for both work and personal life
- Is fully customizable for your life
- Can follow Getting Things Done (GTD) principles
The K.I.S.S. system is based primarily on Google: Google Calendar, Google Tasks for To-do list (plus some apps) and Google Drive for other lists.
Here is a brief view of the K.I.S.S. System, and a printable version of the Keep It Super Simple System (pdf):
|Learn about Google Apps|
|Google Calendar + Tasks||+ Google Tasks to add/delete tasks@computer. Syncs with To-Do apps|
|Google Drive + Docs||For Lists|
|Google Chrome Browser||+ the extension for Google Tasks. Makeuseof.com shares still more Chrome extensions for productivity.|
|Gmail||If you use Gmail, you can even add an email to the tasks list.|
|Google Keep app||Handy for quick notes and idea capture|
Two Android apps:
Both sync w/Google, can set reminders and recurring tasks. Can set priorities with a star in Tasks & To-do for Google Tasks or mark urgent in GTasks.
|Tasks & To-do for Google Tasks app||Add/delete tasks @smartphone/tablet. With the Google Nexus tablet, you can speak to add tasks. Excels at: ease of use, appearance, adding separate lists with sub-tasks. Print lists by sending yourself an email.|
|GTasks app||Update: the app above now meets all needs!|
iOS apps for iphone/ipad
In Google Drive, you can create all the lists you need: Goal and Project Master Lists, value statement, ideas and more. If you don’t want the features of the To-do apps, you can create a simple list for To-dos in Google Drive. If you follow the GTD system, you can set your lists up for that. The Evernote app is also popular for keeping lists, but Google Drive works great for me. Create a system that works for you from the K.I.S.S. System or whatever works for you. Share your system at the Daily PlanIt Facebook page.
Learn more about increasing productivity with the free Time Management 101 Tutorial.