Don’t You Love Finding Treasures – Especially When They are Free!
It is such a blessing finding treasures and most especially when they are free. The past few months I have found several treasures. Let me take time to share these with you. In a previous post, I mentioned the Blue Letter Bible app. It is the best.
It seems I am always searching for a better way to organize my time and make the most of every day. For years I’ve used a day planner, changing from one to another. Two years ago the At a Glance Yearly Planner was discovered. It is the best so far. In fact, it is really good to have every month right there at your fingertips instead of having to go find the monthly pages and take the old out and put the new in, while still needing a reference of the old. With the At a Glance, the entire year is together in one book. This tool isn’t free. It is worth the price and I still use it. However, I found something even better.
Finding this treasure has been a great find. And it is free. There is a paid upgrade available, but the free does everything and more that you might need.
Why do I like Trello?
- It is easy to learn
- YouTube has many short videos on Trello training
- The color-coding options make it absolutely fun to plan a day, a week, a project, etc.
- It is easy to track almost anything.
- You can archive an item and easily find it again through the powerful search engine provided
- This app is helping me to “conquer” little thieves that have been stealing my time just thinking about them. Once a thief is written down and revealed, it is far easier to capture and conquer.
Examples of How I Use Trello
Creating Boards (Unlimited)
You can make as many Boards as you wish. Each board can have a unique background color or image. There are many background options in the free version of Trello. A board can be starred to have it come up with special recognition. The most recent boards used are placed in their own grouping. All the boards show up for easy selection.
One of My Boards – My Week
Each board is made up of lists. My week has several lists which can be moved around. I created the lists on this board to be: This Month, Weekly To Do, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On each list, you can place Cards. Basically, Cards are like tasks.
You can get as creative as you wish. Boards can even reflect places or things. My Powerpoint Classes Board lists my different Courses, Stand Alone Classes, Classes to Create. This Board’s cards reflect Titles versus Tasks. However, I do have comments on several cards of the actions I might need to take on specific ones.
Easy Overview of My Boards
There are two views that show me great overviews in a glance of my Boards. In a nutshell, Boards have Lists, Lists have Cards, and Cards can have details like Labels, Due Dates, Checklists, Comments, and even Attachments.
Color code Labels. Add text to Labels. The options available with this app called Trello are immense. This app makes me smile. Please let me know if you use this app too, and how you use it.
An hour (or even 30 minutes) spent in planning will
save you hours in execution.