Tool Evaluation 8

Wunderlist

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https://www.wunderlist.com/


Overview:

Type of software: productivity app

Primary user: adults, older students

Appropriate audience: anyone with a busy schedule and needs constant reminders and an organized To-Do list

Price: free or $4.99/month for advanced settings

Features:

  • Add, organize and schedule your to-dos from your phone, tablet or computer
  • Set due dates and reminders to ensure you never forget important deadlines
  • Use subtasks, notes, files and comments to add important details to your to-dos
  • Create lists to help sort your to-dos
  • Star tasks that are really important so you know you have to prioritize them (task then shows up under Starred tab)
  • Share lists and collaborate on your to-dos with family, friends and colleagues
  • Can be used from all devices including computers, phones, tablets, etc.
  • Swipe down from any app to get a glance of your due to-dos
  • Save web pages and articles to your Wunderlist
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Wunderlist works on every device!

Evaluation:

Age appropriateness: this tool is appropriate from students in upper middle school to an adult age. There are no advertisements or distractions on this site, and it allows all users to easily organize and prioritize their daily lives. This could be really helpful for older students to set reminders about homework, projects, and other deadlines. It could also be useful for adults who have to set reminders about meetings, their children’s extracurricular activities, deadlines, and more.

Ease of use: this tool is very straightforward to use; everything is labeled and organized in a way that is very accessible to the user. It is easy to add new to-do tasks, manage lists, star important tasks, and share lists with others. It is easy to access your lists on any device by signing into the website or downloading the app and then signing in with a username and password. It’s very simple to star important tasks and to set alerts to remind yourself about important things that need to be completed.

Ability to maintain interest: if I used this tool to keep track of everything I had to do, I could see it becoming addictive! This tool would definitely maintain my interest because I would be compelled to add every little thing I had to get done into this app. It’s also so easy to access from every device that I would constantly be checking it. I can imagine this to be true with many other users as well.

Limitations:

  • The user can’t add a location to their task, which could be very helpful so the user knows where this task needs to be completed (if it has a location)
  • Constant reminders from this app could be very distracting, especially if they are being shown on all devices.

This video shows how to efficiently use Wunderlist and its many features:

Classroom Application:

Teachers are very busy, and often have to collaborate or co-teach with other teachers. Finding the time to sit down with them and communicate about their ideas and goals can be difficult. To solve this issue, Wunderlist could be a helpful tool for

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This image shows a user “assigning” or sharing a list with someone else

collaboration and communication purposes among teachers. Teachers can share their lists on this app with other users so they can see exactly what must be done in preparation for the lesson. This would definitely give both teachers one less thing to do (meet up with each other) in their already busy day-to-day schedules.

Students also have very busy lives and often forget to jot down their homework in their planners or agendas. With Wunderlist, this problem could easily be avoided. The teacher can make it a priority in his or her classroom that the students download this app and put their homework in it every day. The teacher could also share a weekly to-do list with his or her students on this app so they can see their assignments and due dates that way as well. Having access to this to-do list on every device would be very helpful for students in this age of technology.

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