Whether we’re completing tasks in the office, fulfilling responsibilities at home or even planning a vacation, without a clear method of planning and tracking tasks, time can easily go to waste. That’s why many of us turn to task management apps which allow us to manage our workloads effectively from creation through to completion.
Seeing is Believing
Here at DropTask, we’re doing things differently and have taken a unique approach to task management. We’ve moved away from the traditional linear and non-creative displays, and have transformed a simple list into a colorful, shapely dashboard that lets you visually categorize your tasks, designate priorities, and collaborate with your team. But we’re more than just a pretty face; DropTask combines powerful task management features with the benefits of visual thinking to give meaning and purpose to your work. Here are just some of the benefits of using visuals with respect to task management…
1. Visuals make for easy processing
Our brain finds it much easier to process visuals than it does large amounts of text-based information. Words are based on a symbol system which must be decoded before they can be interpreted. Visuals on the other hand, require virtually no effort to process, meaning with just a glance we can quickly establish what needs to be done.
2. Images attract and engage
Too much text can very quickly overload our cognitive capacity, and when this happens information is likely to be lost and our productivity will go down the drain. Visual displays lessen the load; they are more concise, clear and interesting – which is just what we need to keep us fully focused on our to-dos.
3. We remember what we see
Our ability to remember images is far better than our memory for words. Unlike words, which are processed by our short-term memory, images are directed through our long-term memory and so become deeply etched – making our plans and action items unforgettable.
4. Color pumps up productivity
Color is exciting and stirs up a response in us. It alters the level of alpha brain wave activity, which triggers human alertness – just the trick for getting us fired up to tackle our tasks!
We know that there’s no single means of perfecting organization and productivity, but there’s undeniably a strong argument to suggest that a visual approach to task management has the edge over the traditional to-do list, spreadsheet or linear drop-down menu because of the power to convey, conceptualize, and communicate meaning in literally a flash.
Go beyond the traditional to-do list, and ‘see’ things get done when you sign up to DropTask for free today.