Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Free Online Task Manager

If you're going bananas over task delegation for your team, then you might need a little help from a monkey. Monkey On Your Back is a simple and very easy-to-use website of to-do lists for other people. Let me explain:

Once you've registered, Monkey On Your Back lets you create a monkey for each task you want to assign to somebody. You may include a brief note about the task and the specific date for its deadline. The website then sends through e-mail a "highly trained, super-intelligent monkey" to let that person know about his/her assignment. Monkey On Your Back will also send e-mail reminders about the task or its deadline. Once a task has been done, you may "kill" the monkey and move on to giving new assignments.

The free basic account lets you send up to five monkeys to remind your people of their task. You can upgrade your account for only $20/year if you enjoy sending more monkeys. I only wish the developers of the program would make the monkeys more colorful or animated to make reading a work assignment more fun and enjoyable.

The next time you're faced with a task, stop monkeying around and get on with your (hopefully not a monkey) business.
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