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Gadget of the fortnight: Priority Matrix

For the first of a new column on apps and gadgets that make working life easier, Ian McKenna looks at an organisational app he uses every day

Priority Matrix - screenshot

Priority Matrix is an organisation app that I use every day.
It uses a classic four-square approach to prioritisation. The standard template lets you create four categories for your tasks: critical and immediate; critical but not immediate; not critical but immediate and not critical, not immediate. Once you assign a category for your tasks, a range of reminder settings are created for each one.

The basic version of the app is currently free to run on a single mobile device.

The developers have created Windows and Mac versions, so I now have the software running on my two windows PCs (home and work) as well as my Mac  Book Air, keeping all fully synchronised. For this I pay an individual user licence fee of $10 a month. 

There is a team version which I have yet to try, which allows up to 10 people to use the service for $79 dollars a month.

The app can be found on iTunes here and on Google Play here 


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