Priority Matrix for Windows is the ultimate way to build a to do list. Based on the 4-quadrants method, PM is an incredibly intuitive way for you to seamlessly manage your tasks on Windows. Instead of building a linear to do list, you’re using the Eisenhower Method to prioritize your tasks into 4-quadrants.
1) Tasks you should DO NOW.
2) Tasks you should plan for.
3) Tasks that are distractions.
4) Tasks that are uncategorized.
By splitting up your to do list into these buckets, you can, at a glance, get a perspective on the things you need to work on. At the same time, Priority Matrix for Windows simplifies several key things. First, it adds several extra dimensions to your to do list.
1) Visual dimension – with the icons, you see your tasks general categories (like work, travel, home, kids).
2) Priority dimension – things in the top left are high priority. Things on the bottom right are low priority.
3) Completion dimension – your to do items may be partially completed. Instead of leaving it on the table you can, for example, track progress by saying it’s 25% or 75% completed.
Or, you can take everything and it throw it out the window. Use Priority Matrix for Windows as 4 simple to do list that’s easy to drag and drop, easy to sort, easy to send an email with. Voila. Of course, the beauty of all this is that Priority Matrix works on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, so regardless of your to do list management methodology, at least you use it almost anywhere in an awesome native interface.
Here’s also a couple of tips for building a to do list (and a “to don’t” list).