Isn’t that something we all promise ourselves that we’ll do – someday? Create that master checklist that guides us through routine tasks such as upgrades.
There are numerous paper checklists publishers provide – however the items are often tediously redundant and it seems so 1980’s to be flipping through 15 pages of photocopied instructions.
Today I’m off to upgrade a straightforward MAS 200 system and I’ll be trying Google Tasks as my checklist generator.
Google Tasks is free – and located in your Gmail account listed on the left side as “tasks”. It’s a decidedly bare bones way to keep a list of items you need to complete.
Before I leave I’ve created a Google Tasks list on my desktop computer. Using software for the iPhone I synchronize the tasks in real time so that I can use them while on site with the client.
If I find that I need more items in my task list — I can add those on my iPhone and they’ll be synchronized back to my desktop list of tasks.
What I hope is that with a little tweaking that I can soon have a set of tasks that become my master implementation guide that also travels with me wherever I have my IPhone or access to the web.
You can easily drag, drop and add items just about anywhere on your Google Task list.
There are also Apps you can download to your iPhone – such as GeeTasks (shown above) which will synchronize your tasks so you can use your list deep within a server room that gets no cell reception.