Friday, February 22, 2013

When It Comes To Getting Things Done On A Mac, What’s New Under The Sun? Eisenpower!

Most of us have a to-do list or task manager or digital day planner or use Calendar or some other app to list and prioritize what we need to do each day. So, how come we’re still not as productive or efficient as we need to be or want to be?

It’s probably not so much the tool, and not so much the desire to get things done, but maybe the amount of discipline we use with whatever to-do method we use. Enter Eisenpower, a unique Mac app that uses an to-do method that dates back to President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

He was known a man who got things done and he used a four-quadrant method to organize tasks by importance and urgency. In some respects, this method is simple.

Do first. Schedule to do. Delegate to others to do. And, Really? It’s the place for items which are neither important nor urgent.


Projects can be tracked with multiple sheets, each with up to four categories. Alarms can be set for scheduling task items, and everything gets synced between Macs using iCloud.


The method used by Eisenpower is different than most to-do list managers or task manager apps, and it relies on the one thing that makes any tool successful– discipline.

Eisenpower makes it easy to setup to-do items, and provides proper focus on what’s urgent and needs to be done, vs. items that take up time, but should be of lower priority. But it still boils down to discipline.

In this case, Eisenpower is simpler than most, and simple is better because there’s less app management required.