Have you ever wanted to create a to-do list but didn’t want to keep typing out the same thing over and over? Or maybe you’ve started a to-do list, but then found yourself distracted by other things and couldn’t keep up with it as much as you’d like?
You’re in luck because AWeber has built a to-do list just for you, called [Title]: Drafts. While other to-do lists are static, with only one or two task lists, Drafts is a fully-featured to-do list that allows you to create as many task lists as you need, with unlimited items per list. Plus, you can assign items to multiple lists, so those tasks will be crossing off multiple lists (a.k.a. “multitasking”).
Here’s how you can put Drafts to work for you.
1. Create a new list or edit an existing one.
To create or edit a list, simply click the “+” icon at the top right of the page and choose “Drafts” from the drop-down menu that appears. Alternatively, you can click this link to be taken directly to the Drafts page.
Once you’re on the Drafts page, click the name of the list you want to work with (top left of the page) to go back to the “+” icon page. Then, choose the “Edit List” option under the “+” icon to make changes to an existing list.
2. Add items to the list.
To add items to your list, you can either click the “+” icon at the top right of the page to go back to the “+” icon page, or click this link to go to the Drafts page and click the “Add Item” button at the top right of the page.
After you’ve added an item to a list, you can click the “+” icon at the top right of the page to create a new list, or click the name of the existing list to go back to the list’s page.
3. Schedule items to be completed.
If you know that you’ll be doing some work on a certain date, you can create an item called “Due Date” and set the date in the “Occurrence” field. Then, you can add multiple occurrences for different dates. For example, you could have one item with the date “Monday, September 17” and another item with the date “Wednesday, September 19”. When you mark an item as complete, it will show up as “Completed” on the date you set in the “Occurrence” field.
To add multiple occurrences, click the “+” icon at the top right of the page and select “Multiple Occurrences” from the drop-down menu that appears. Then, enter the dates you want in the “From” and “To” fields and click “Add Another Occurrence”.
4. Customize the list style.
You can change the look of your list by clicking the “Style” link at the top left of the page.
By default, Drafts comes with the “bullet” icon next to each list item, which launches you to a Google Sheet where you can keep a to-do list. However, you can customize the list style to have an icon, checkbox, or text next to each item.
5. Assigning one or more people to the list.
You can add people to the list you’re working on by clicking the “+” icon at the top right of the page or this link to go to the “Add Person” page. Then, choose the person you want to add from the drop-down menu and click “Save” at the bottom of the page.
To give someone else access to your list, simply click the “List” link at the top left of the page and choose “Share List” from the drop-down menu that appears. Then, choose the person you want to share the list with from the drop-down menu and hit “Save.”
Use case: Create a to-do list for back-to-school.
Let’s say you’ve got a lot on your mind this summer and you want to make sure you get everything done. While it might not seem like a lot, going back to school comes with a lot of things to think about: buying new clothes, dealing with bullies, making friends, etc. Wouldn’t it be great if there was one place where you could keep all your to-do items for the summer?
Drafts is the perfect tool for creating a to-do list because it’s a customizable list manager that allows you to define your own categories and create as many task lists as you need. Plus, you can cross items off as you go, so you can keep track of how much you’ve completed.
With the above information, you should now be able to manage your workflow and keep track of all the to-dos you need to get done.