I am behooved to agree with the majority here, regarding the point that @Akuro detailed so nicely. IMHO, Agenda is a phenomenal and well rounded tool that offers me the right mix of complexity to become my ‘central hub’ of sorts. If anything, I could see additional features only making my life (and I’m being quite literal here) far easier! It allows me to divide my tasks into just the right area of my life on a continuum that any one app used alongside Agenda could simply not work on its own.
For example, my calendar is just that, a calendar, but I could easily link a specific event to a note in Agenda that helps me remember specifics, or conversely add a checklist that could be used when the event comes up.
Tasks could easily be managed on my daily task list where I also highlight important thoughts or aspects of a given day. My ‘Daily Tasks’ project is a daily flow of events, but the daily tasks take up 80% of this space. It’s nice to see what I got done, need to get done, and any special remarks of a specific day all in the same place.
I further subdivide tasks into areas of responsibility such as family, personal finance, and even medical needs for myself and my family. I simply move those items to my daily list as needed and try to get them done that day. If I don’t get everything done at the end of the day, I could easily copy and paste the handful of tasks into the next day’s list, and so on. Ironically, this methodology taught me a great deal of patience as I now clearly see “there’s always tomorrow or the next day to get things done.”
It completely replaced my journal as that’s even divided up into daily thoughts or entries when I could write them down, but I keep a separate ‘project’ for gratitude.
By now I’m sure it’s easy to see how Agenda acts as a second brain per se, containing everything from daily checklists to shopping lists to tech fixes — each tucked nicely into its own ‘project.’ No other app could offer me the flexibility, the integration, or even ease of use! It is an awesome tool for those like me with ADHD (or ADD) that need a certain aspect of rigidity in their lives.
I do use Apple Notes on my iPad for one thing. It’s an excellent place to jot down a quick thought or something in the moment. I either subsequently keep it, copy it to the ‘right’ home in Agenda, or just delete it.
The team is doing a phenomenal job maintaining and adding onto such a wonderful application. I’m really impressed how they take their time and don’t rush feature updates. They have the patients of saints, and the result is putting out an excellent app. Is Agenda for everyone? No, nothing is, but if you take the time to ‘dig in,’ there is a lot of powerful features that tend to reduce much headache.
One more thing, I categorize my projects with “PARA,” making every aspect fit into one of its categories, which are Projects, Areas of responsibility, Resources, and an Archive for older or completed items. Each category and subcategory are color coded to make them easier to find, and I put an emoji in the title of the projects that fall under it, e.g. the for my Shopping List, a for Software Licenses, a for Personal Finance, a for Resources, etc. For me the system works… very well!
The one thing I would absolutely love to see added is integration with Contacts, so tagging a name could open up that contact, or searching for a contact could bring up all notes relevant to that contact. That would be the ONE thing I would like to see most!
I apologize for the long ‘rant,’ but I truly believe in this app, and if a flexible system is personalized around it, nothing can replace it. At least thats my current view about 8 months in. I do get that it’s not for everyone, but firmly believe that it would work for most users. So, devs, please add my feature (proper contact integration) to the list, hopefully for the near future; otherwise, much respect and appreciation for your fine (and well thought out) work!
All the best,