As the CEO of DropTask, my role is both exciting and challenging all in one.
I live for every moment in life and love to take on new challenges – especially ones that allow me to be my best. I’m also a mom, a grandmother and a wife, so balancing it all is quite the juggling act. I always have many balls up in the air and it’s critical that I minimize the chance of dropping any. Utilizing DropTask to make sure I know what I have on my plate today, tomorrow, next week and sometime in the near future is key to making sure I can prioritize things in my personal life in addition to what’s happening at work.
I manage a global organization which requires the ability to work extremely flexible hours. Not only flexible according to the time of day, but also in the places you need to be. Imagine life 20 years ago, when productivity on a train, plane or automobile was restricted to reading materials and note taking using pen and paper. Things are much different now. At DropTask, our team is spread across three time zones in multiple continents so having a product that allows me to work offline as well as online is so important to my ability to be productive no matter where I am or what I am doing.
As I travel from the U.S to reach my team in Wales, it’s always an exciting adventure. From plane to train to automobile is literally my journey each time I meet face to face with my team. As I’m travelling and thinking about my goals for the week, I leverage DropTask on my phone to evaluate what needs to be accomplished. I’m also a mom of four, so thoughts of what I need to do before I leave often consume me as I depart for my trip. Leaving my family to head to Wales for the week can be stressful, but the ability to leverage DropTask to plan my departure makes the process much smoother and pain free. For a lot of working moms, leaving on a business trip and knowing things are covered at home is critical so you can focus on the job at hand. Personally, DropTask is my saviour, and the key is having wide access to my schedule and tasks exactly when I need it.
Travelling on the plane creates a bit of a productivity challenge for me. I like to be productive on the plane – but this requires me to be able to utilize a product in offline mode. One that will sync whatever you input seamlessly when the internet becomes available. I don’t want to have to think about waiting to get online when my creative juices are flowing, and one of the things I enjoy about working offline the most is the ability to channel creativity without the distraction of the internet itself. Being inundated with emails popping in while you’re ‘in the zone’ and building your execution plan for the team is nothing less than distracting. This is where I utilize DropTask on my phone and computer by putting myself in airplane mode either when required to by airline officials or when I simply want to disengage from the madness online.
I have had the pleasure to experience the Windows desktop release of DropTask in its early stages of development. Kudos to our Windows development team lead by Ben Northmore who has provided me with this great new ability to work offline on my Windows device. I can’t wait to share the beta release of DropTask for Windows with you all – it’s coming in the very near future.
For all those Mac fans out there, we’ve recently released the beta version to all DropTask PRO users to test as part of the exclusive Tester Program that you’re enrolled in as part of your PRO membership. Our Mac development team has been hard at work to bring you an amazing experience using DropTask on the Mac, and the feedback in our Yammer Community has been extremely positive. I want to give a big shout out to the Mac development team lead by Krzysztof Nowak.
At DropTask our mission is to continue adding value to our product by allowing you, our customers, to leverage DropTask from your favorite device at any time. DropTask is simple to use and requires absolutely no training, and our goal is to maintain this simplicity while providing enhanced integrations with the collaborative products that you’re already using every day. So if like me, you’re in the fast lane and juggling multiple commitments on the go, then I urge you to get involved with our latest beta release of DropTask on Mac. Your feedback will help shape the final product, and the team and I would love to know what you think.
For details on how to participate, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to join our DropTask Yammer Community.