Joined: 02 Sep 2007
|I've used yahoo for at least 3 years, google for another couple years (was not thrilled with the lack of tasks), ical is by far the best and have used it for many, many years (but still like Scrybe's task list MUCH better and I do not like the way iCal is not available online) and many years ago used the old handwritten version of Franklin (used that for over 10 years). I have USED these calendar/planner/organizer systems in depth and I am a very organized individual.
My needs have changed to include the ability to access my calender & tasks from any computer. I have checked out new systems all over the place to try and get an online calendar/task planner and scrybe is really looking sharp. I hate to make any negative comments about it but the things that do bother me, bother me enough that I might stop using it if it can't be changed which is a shame because they are almost there!
so far this is what I believe Scrybe should work on:
[b]1. Abiliby to see & print the entire week at one time with the tasks. [/b]We actually use the browser's print options/menu to print off what we can of the week which for now is only Mon-Fri (and part of Sat) along with the tasks. I like my printouts to be 8 1/2 x 11, landscape with the week and the tasks. I then print out the month. I'm also finding using Scrybe online more helpful than most other systems (more clear to follow). But I do believe it's necessary to allow the user to print that week off entirely with the tasks as well, fitting in the entire day of events.
[b][color=red]2. Ability to select/deselect a group of calendars[/color].[/b] iCAl for example allows sub calendars which is extremely helpful in de-selecting or selecting a number of sub calendar events. I use sub-calendars for projects as well as for my family. It helps in plannning summer camps and educational things for example and provides the ability to see/focus on a section or project while developing plans. iCal has a very nice sub calendar system to use as a great example.
[b]3. Ability to move the bar between the calendar section and the tasks.[/b] If I print off our calendar/task list, from the browser's print option, we don't get much room to write more tasks.
[b]4. Instead of having to click on the 'X' that closes out the calendar list window to see the changes, allow the window to stay open (an 'apply' button). [/b]
[b]5. Better system to prioritize tasks. [/b]The stars don't show up well. Franklin uses A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3. I found that helpful. Franklin was by far the one system that was most influentual in organizing my day and future. If you spent that extra moment (planning and solitude as they used to call it) to add those numbers to the letter, you ended up truly prioritizing your day.
[b]6. A link between calendar(s) or sub calendar(s) and the tasks.[/b] iCal did it well here as well when they change the tasks that show up by what calendars you have checked/slected to view. This might be something in preferences or some option set somewhere. Note: we installed an add on to ical that allows tasks.
[b]7. Last but no least is the time slot issue -how the event takes up the entire hour even if it starts at 9:15.[/b] You could say to ten use the 30 min or 15 min. layout but THEN when you print your not getting your whole day. It's a real problem for me now and one I truly hope is fixed soon.
8. One more... can't help it....
If you allowed an email addres/account, you can use www.jott.com to actually call in tasks. For now you can use it to send to your email adress and then type it into scrybe. Other systems (like goodle with rememberthemilk can use jott to add a task by calling a number, speaking the task and having it added directly as a task into rememberthemilk). Just another thought.
One other note: I'm now using scrybe for my autistic/Asperger's son who needs to learn about organization and work skills. We are printing off the calendar/tasks sheet (via the browser's print options so we get the week with the tasks on one 8 1/2 x 11 page, landscape), we then hole punch and place it in a 3-ring binder whose cover can flip around all the way to the back allowing the 3-ring to sit flat on the table. He brings it to school every day. Having more room to write in tasks would be nice. The VISUAL going from the year to the month to the week to the day is wonderful for these kids! I actually like seeing it as well, keeps me in check of where we are! Good feature!