Fantastical App as a Useful Productivity Resource
Ever felt frustrated that your Outlook Tasks on your Microsoft PC don’t carry across well to the standard Reminders app on your iPhone?
Well there’s an iPhone app I recommend you use called Fantastical 2. It copies Tasks over in the exact order that you have them in Outlook 365 on your Microsoft PC.
This is kind of a big deal for me. As someone who researches, designs and facilitates training on the topics of optimising focus, mastering distractions and getting things done, I’m often professing the advantages of using Outlook Tasks (on a PC1) as my all-encompassing to-do list. Now my Tasks integrate seamlessly with email and calendar (as they always have) AND they sync to my iPhone in my preferred order on the specified day, next to my calendar!
Fantastical as a Task Manager for PC and iPhone Integration
Fantastical 2 also syncs with the Siri commands. For example, I’m driving to work and I remember that I need to organise a present for Mum. Instead of continuing to have that thought bubble up and distract me at times when I cannot do anything about it, I capture and organise the thought and instantly create a to-do item by saying “Hey Siri, remind me on Friday to get Mum’s present”. This creates a Task “get Mum’s present” dated Friday, in both my Outlook Tasks and in Fantastical 2.2 I’m feeling organised and in control, and Mum gets a present.
If you use Outlook Tasks and have an iPhone I highly recommend trying Fantastical 2 (note the cost of $7.99)3. And if perhaps you’ve wavered about using Tasks because they haven’t integrated well on your iPhone, hesitate no more!
Want to know more? Contact iMastery for information on how we can assist you and/or your team to fully customise and leverage your Outlook Tasks as your to-do list and as a tool for optimising focus, mastering distraction and getting things done.
Wishing you an inspiringly productive day!
1 Outlook on a Mac doesn’t offer the same Task features.
2 Provided you have your exchange settings set correctly on your iPhone.
3 Please note that I have no connection or affiliation with Flexibits, the creators of Fantastical 2.