Sunday, 17 February 2013


I live by To Do Lists. I've always been a fan of Toodledo. However, on getting my Nexus 7 at Christmas and discovering that Toodledo doesn't have a compatible Android app, I've been forced to look at alternatives.

For me, there are some criteria for any to do list tool:

  • It must have a website version, a compatible Android app and an iPhone app.
  • It must have recurring tasks.
  • It must 'feel' right.
I eventually settled on Producteev. This seems to meet all of my criteria. I like the way I can create different workspaces, so my home tasks don't appear at school. Although I don't take advantage of the facility, you can collaborate with other users. Adding subtasks and notes is easy too.

It could be improved by allowing tasks to repeat from the completion date, not just from the due date. But for now I'm happy with it.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Monthly Review: January 2013

After a lovely long Christmas holiday it was quickly business as usual!

On my way home after the first day back at school I hit a pothole and damaged my car. I burst a tyre and damaged my alloy wheel. Luckily my brother was able to repair the wheel and he found a tyre that we can use. It inconvenienced me, but it ended up costing nothing. The borough council were sent a letter explaining that I would be seeking compensation for damages but I didn't need to pursue this after all. I'm sick of all the potholes around at the moment. I have been reporting them all online. I live in one unitary authority but work in the other. One contacted me within days to say they were investigating the potholes I had reported. The other has said nothing.

I had another day out of the classroom on my NPQH course. It was a good day but I'm concerned that I've done absolutely no additional work for the course. I need to get on with this.

I hate snow. We had too much of it this month and it lingered for too long. I don't want to say any more about it.

I've been given the all clear from my consultant, so my knee is on its way to full recovery. I have got to keep up with the physio.