Turns out, making something that feels pretty simple is pretty hard. Of course, if you give NextAction a try and it all seems kinda obvious — well, that was the point! Let me explain.

NextAction asks you questions about your tasks. (OK, they aren’t really questions, but close enough.) The questions make intuitive sense. If you’re ready to do something, what is it about? If you’re waiting to hear back from someone, who are you waiting to hear from? If you’re going to schedule something, when will you schedule it for?

I think you’ll find those questions a huge help in getting organized. Even more? You’ll find that you can look at your tasks from any of those perspectives. Here’s why that matters.

When you’re thinking about the stuff you need to do, you want to be able to focus on what’s relevant and ignore everything else. But what’s relevant (and what’s not) depends on context — on what you’re doing, on when you’re doing it, on where you’re doing it.

Planning a camping trip? Tap to focus on just your camping tasks. Out running errands? Tap to focus on just your errand-y tasks.

Of course, some of your errands might be camping tasks; some of your camping tasks might be errands. Not a problem! In NextAction the same task can be both.

That’s the key, the secret sauce, that lets you focus on one thing at a time. Because everything that’s relevant — relevant to your current what, your current when, your current where — is right there in front of you.

If you happen to throw your whole life at NextAction — your home stuff and your work stuff and your community stuff and more — you should know that NextAction has advanced tools that let you quickly focus on one slice of your life at a time. Most people won’t ever need them. But, hey, it’s good to know they’re there.

Give NextAction a try. It’s free!

P.S. One more thing: Total privacy. Even as the guy who developed NextAction I don’t have access to anything about you. Not your name, not your data, not a thing. Well, not unless you send me an email. Then I’ll have that. :-)