Time Management in office – Which one to choose Paper or Your Phone?

by Vishnu Prasad 5 years ago

It is a frequently asked question, which is better time management tool to keep To-do list.

Paper based or Electronic To-do list?

Answer is simple… it depends.

It depends on the person, the situation, and their uses. Let’s check both options and the benefits of each.

Electronic – Phone based To-do List

In today’s world, our phones have becomes integral parts of our lives. We carry them always. We sleep with them, and if we forget them, we turn around and go home to get it.

Because of this you will have your to-do list with you for it to be effective… this is a big plus. Its a doubt you are ever more than a few feet from your phone.

There are dozens of to-do apps to help you keep track of your programs and tasks. These apps provide many useful features like sorting, prioritizing, and even syncing your list across multiple devices.

Hence, some the downsides of an app-based list are, many of them are very complex. And, when your phone is off, you can’t use it.

To do list regularly is a good productivity habit, but phone list can lead to distractions.

Paper To-do List on paper

Paper-based day planners and to-do lists have been around forever, because they are easy to use, hey are straight forward and they just work.

Always simplest solution is the best.

Everyone knows how to do a paper-based to-do list. You don’t need to “learn how to use it”

Paper list is quick and simple to add new tasks. You can always see your list, you don’ have to switch on your phone or open an application.

But you can’t sync a paper-based list or search a task, or easily re-order it. What you see is what you have.

Choosing Your Solution

Phone or Paper? The choice is always yours.

Recommend you to go with the solution with which is comfortable for you. Always Choose Tools you’ll use often.

Other than the features of each, think about which one you will actually use in your day-to-day activities.

A Phone based to-do app may looks like an easy time management solution with lots of “reminders and rings.” However, it won’t do you any good if you don’t know how to use it.

A paper list is easy, but you may spend much time re-write it. Or you might leave it behind when you are out of office.

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