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ConjureBunny debuts PowerUp task manager for Mac

updated 11:05 pm EDT, Fri August 5, 2011

Goes beyond 'to-do list' with planning

PowerUp is a new active task-management application, optimized for Snow Leopard and Lion, that lets users create to-do lists and easily update their progress. A reminder progress bar keeps users focused on the overall goal, and user can zero in on troublesome sections to change the progress bar to that one task. By checking off completed tasks but leaving them on the list, users gain motivation from accomplishment.

Unlike other utilities that follow the popular "GTD" (getting things done) methodology, PowerUp uses psychological reward. The large progress bar is updated with each new task or sub-task accomplished, providing visual encouragement towards 100 percent.

Accomplishments are not removed from the list, reminding users of how far they've progressed. The developers encourage users to be realistic with themselves about the goals they want to accomplish, breaking them down into as many steps or sub-tasks as needed in order to be able to regularly mark them either done or partially accomplished, adding up to the larger overall "done" percentage.

Task lists can be imported from other sources via copy and paste, and the list allows for some entries that are not tasks and don't affect the overall score (such as notes). Projects can be shared with other PowerOn users via Dropbox or e-mail, and progress reports can be created by simple copy and paste.

The program costs $20 on a per-user basis, allowing installation on all the Macs the user owns.












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  1. John the Geek

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Looks nice.

    I may have to give this a try.

  1. eclux

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    seems GTD compatible

    This would work as part of my GTD process, despite their insistence that it's some kind of alternative. It's just one element -- a progress list -- but the philosophy on the web site strongly promotes the fundamental GTD rule of setting aside daily time for planning without getting into the details of doing.

  1. chas_m

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    re: GTD

    It's not INcompatible, but I like the idea that your accomplished tasks don't disappear when ticked off, but instead remind you that you've already done a lot. This to me feeds the need for reward.

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