Choosing An App

July 18, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Different managers have differing opinions about cutting-edge technology, but this world of ours is only moving ahead.

So it is that people will have to get used to using things like apps. They’ll have to get used to the term and then using the apps, if they have not already.

In his book “How to Be a Productivity Ninja,” Graham Allcott suggests looking for the following when choosing an app:

* Functionality. At the very least that means: A way to add projects (often called lists); A way to crate sub-list categories for the Master Actions List; A way to mark priorities; and, the ability to synchronize with the phone.

* Reliability and track record. Read reviews of the software to look for any issues of reliability. Notice what’s being said about customer support and be sure to entrust valuable data to someone with a (good) track record.

* Stylishness. Anything that makes it a joy to interact with the lists and makes the user want to keep coming back is to be encouraged. Just be careful that it’s not style over substance.

* Price. Of course this is always a concern, but remember while many are completely free, it might not pay to prioritize free or cheap apps over those that cost a small amount. Pay for something if it’s going to be better.