Method

Looking for a better way to organise your day?

#5 Product of the DayOctober 04, 2018

Method brings your to do list and calendar together into one simple planner, giving you context on how much time you have letting you to plan your workload more effectively.

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9 Reviews4.4/5
👋 Hey Product Hunt, I’m Dave the co-creator of Method (along side @moreofmorris). A little while ago I got feedback from my manager that I was over promising and underdelivering to my team. I’d felt this too, I was feeling overwhelmed with my workload and could feel myself constantly jumping from project to project without actually finishing anything. I’d tried to get more organised by using to-do lists and similar tasks management apps but nothing seemed to be working. This is when I realised that in order to organise my workload effectively I’d need to see my calendar at the same time so I can see how much time I’ve actually got available. I checked out a few products that offered a similar solution but they felt too complex for what I needed to so I decided to create Method. Since day one, we’ve been focused on keeping Method simple and focused on helping people get on top of their workload. If your feeling like you need a better way to organise your day and get on top of your workload, then give it go. We’d love to hear what you think and where we can improve. Method is $12/month with a 30-day free trial to give you plenty of time to figure out if it works for you. We’d love to get your thoughts and answer any questions you may have around Method or the product development process 🙂
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@moreofmorris @ocallaghandavid What's the differentiating factor between this and the similar products out there? For example, looks really similar to https://getplan.co
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Looking at the screenshots, this appears to be exactly what I’ve been looking for. A list of tasks that I can drag to my day and then timeblock. But $12/month seems kinda steep, considering all the free (or less expensive) tools out there. I was hoping to read more about Method on the website but it’s pretty sparse at the moment, unfortunately. I’ll give the trial a whirl to see if that convinces me 😃
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@nicksimard Hey Nick 👋thanks for the feedback on the price and landing page - we'll get some more info up soon :) In the meantime we'd be more than happy to answer any questions you may have :)
@ocallaghandavid Thanks! I'm sure these are things that you know and probably have planned but here are some things that would be useful. 1. Duplicate a task. 2. More easily have tasks span blocks of time (like making it stick to divider lines). I could also envision double-clicking the block to make it span another 30 minutes, or better yet make it configurable. 3. Change the color of those blocks, to better differentiate tasks. Adding little icons might also help things to stand out. 4. Add a way to either see the calendar details or link to the full entry in Google Calendar. Overall, I do enjoy the workflow of having a list of tasks, dragging them over to my "active" list and then figuring out when I want to do them and for how long. Hard to believe nobody else has done this (at least not in a way that's straightforward, that I've found).
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I like the approach Method takes by cleaning out all the noise and letting you focus on plotting out tasks for the week ahead using calendar blocking. The GCal integration works well too!

Pros:

Simple and minimal design

Cons:

A bit pricey right now

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I've been lucky enough to use Method during the beta phase and have found it incredibly useful for planning out my tasks and organizing my time each day.  I've found it simple to use and the Google Calendar integration is 🔥- really helps me to plan my "focus" time around various meetings I might have in my calendar. Congrats on the launch @ocallaghandavid @moreofmorris
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I'm liking it right away, the simplicity is lovely. But there's a couple things that don't sit right with me at the moment… - $12 a month is too pricey, I'm not telling you what to charge but for me I wouldn't be willing to subscribe. - Limit the calendar to working hours would be useful, I don't need to see hours outside 9am-5pm :P
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