iPad Productivity Tool – How To Be More Productive Using An iPad

Yay! I just got my own iPad… and to be honest, it’s the most exciting piece of equipment I’ve bought for a while. I can see SO many amazing marketing opportunities using the iPad, and soon I’ll start creating some videos about that.

But for today, I want to just share a really cool iPad app I got shown by my friend James Schramko at Internet Marketing Speed. It’s called “Things” and it helps you be more organized.

Inside the video, I show you how I use it.

Let me know what you think, ok?

Gideon Shalwick

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About Gideon Shalwick

Gideon Shalwick is a YouTube and video marketing expert, and has figured out how to get a TON of attention using online video (with one YouTube channel reaching 10 million views!), and today, he's built a following of over 100,000 people for his business ventures, and 60,000+ people on this very blog, where he shares some of his most powerful video marketing strategies.

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84 Responses to iPad Productivity Tool – How To Be More Productive Using An iPad

  1. [..YouTube..] Cool stuff! But still expensive..

  2. That’s a really nice method you got for staying productive. I’ve got my own system but that Things app looks very useful.

    Can’t wait for the iPad to land up in these parts. A trip to London to grab one may be in the cards… or something.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      There’s probably heaps of other ways of using the Things App – I’m sure my system is quite elementary compared to most people :)

      So far the iPad is definitely worth it – had some doubts beforehand, but it really kicks ass.

      Just keeping up to date with my YouTube subscriptions is already SO much easier. I think one of the best things of the iPad for me is it’s mobility. Like for example, if I get sick of sitting in front of the iMac, I just grab the iPad and go and play with it on the couch for a while.

      Nice to give my desk chair a break from time to time ;)

      Talk soon!

      Gideon

      • I don’t have one yet but this is what I will love about the iPad…

        I now have a MAC and love it to death. By far the best investment I have made in my entire 22 years of existence.

        But, I believe in the iPad and everything it has to offer. The portability is nice especially for short trips. If I am going to Chicago for the weekend to visit my bro and wish to work for an hour or 2 then I can simply bring the iPad which will take up less room and is simply easier to use.

        Worth the cost but I also need to wait since I just bought my MAC :)

        • Gideon Shalwick

          I am SO glad you have taken the plunge!

          Not sure if I mentioned this to you, but when I switched from PC to Mac, my productivity went up about 10 times! For anything video related at least!

          And for the iPad… even though it could be seen as a distraction, it’s actually helped me get focused a lot more in the last few days and I’ve been able to get quite a lot more done! So, it’s another “worth it” investment for me so far :)

          All the best!

          Gideon

  3. Here is a tip for people who have too many items to start with (lets face it too long a list can be intimidating) to work out what is really important but also more urgent.

    Make a post it note for each item:
    - Stick them on the wall from left to right in order or IMPORTANCE. (Right being the most important).
    - Whilst doing this place the most URGENT ones higher on the wall.

    Now the items at the top right are the things you should be doing first.

  4. If you use Things the way I do for adding stacks of notes into the projects you might consider using basecamp with an outsource team and have them action the items.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Ah yeah great idea – I love Basecamp – I wonder if they have an iPad app – gonna look for it now…

      Oh boo – basecamp is only on the iPhone still. Will just have to wait till it gets on iPad!

      Cheers for the idea James!

      Gideon

  5. Here’s what my friend Dean Hunt told me, some sites work better straight in the browser with the iPad – you don’t need the app. Basecamp is brilliant on the ipad in safari. So is Facebook. Use bookmarks and you have a speedial !

  6. Arsenius Sutandio

    Cool stuff! But still expensive..

  7. [..YouTube..] I use SpiveyWorks Notes to keep notes that I can access from my phone, computer or an iPad. In today’s world, the information is what makes you productive and the different form-factors of the devices have to give you access to that information.

  8. Michael Spivey

    I use SpiveyWorks Notes to keep notes that I can access from my phone,
    computer or an iPad. In today’s world, the information is what makes you
    productive and the different form-factors of the devices have to give you
    access to that information.

  9. I just couldn’t take my eyes off that cute little pink gift basket in the background!

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Fran

      Hehehe – yeah that was a gift from my parents for Lucy – cute teddy with some beautiful flowers!

      I notice you’re giving your own blog a nice face lift – looking great so far!

      You’ll meet Lucy soon :)

      Gideon

  10. James

    Hello, Gideon,

    The idea is really neat! Yes, there are too many distractions when online! I got your point. Thank you for sharing it!

    James

  11. [..YouTube..] Cool idea! I normally just write a “to do” list and have everything all mixed together with stars next to the important things. I don’t have an iPad but I’m gonna implement this on scratch paper.

  12. [..YouTube..] If you have a spreadsheet program like Excel, you can do that with separate sheets too, and it’s very easy to copy/paste, and sort things by different priorities too.

  13. SELVAchannel

    Cool idea! I normally just write a “to do” list and have everything all
    mixed together with stars next to the important things. I don’t have an
    iPad but I’m gonna implement this on scratch paper.

  14. [..YouTube..] OK, so essentially, the secret to get things done is a PLANNER?

  15. PeterPandoraMagic

    OK, so essentially, the secret to get things done is a PLANNER?

  16. [..YouTube..] If I can get even a smidgin of the success you have achieved online by copying this, it is done, lol, thanks for sharing Kathy

  17. kathypi01

    If I can get even a smidgin of the success you have achieved online by copying this, it is done, lol, thanks for sharing Kathy

  18. [..YouTube..] Gideon, I appreciate the fact that you give options. Instead of just promoting the high ticket item, iPad, you also promote the use of old-fashioned methods (note pads and pens), which are great for the individual with less cash flow. :)

  19. sherph66

    Gideon, I appreciate the fact that you give options. Instead of just promoting the high ticket item, iPad, you also promote the use of old-fashioned methods (note pads and pens), which are great for the individual with less cash flow. :)

  20. [..YouTube..] Valuable information Gideon, thanks for sharing :)

    Damayanthi

  21. damayanthiJ

    Valuable information Gideon, thanks for sharing :)

    Damayanthi

  22. [..YouTube..] Hey Gideon, great tip aside from your pad and paper suggestion. Retranscribing list items is a wasteful activity. Unless you write something once, I always suggest to my clients they are better off using electronic means to manipulate data (just like your IPad app does). For your suggestion I have put together a simple Excel spreadsheet that your subscribers can download from Google Docs. I can’t post the link here, so anyone can send me a message my inbox to get access to it . Cheers, Patch

  23. [..YouTube..] Thanks Gideon… going to get this app. Like you many projects on the go.
    Cheers

  24. TravelDebtFree

    Hey Gideon, great tip aside from your pad and paper suggestion. Retranscribing list items is a wasteful activity. Unless you write something once, I always suggest to my clients they are better off using electronic means to manipulate data (just like your IPad app does). For your suggestion I have put together a simple Excel spreadsheet that your subscribers can download from Google Docs. I can’t post the link here, so anyone can send me a message my inbox to get access to it . Cheers, Patch

  25. SpaMarketing

    Thanks Gideon… going to get this app. Like you many projects on the go.
    Cheers

  26. [..YouTube..] Thanks Gideon! I would so agree there are soooo many distractions when you are working online! Thanks for the tip to keep me single eyed and steadily working on my passion!

  27. 07231959942

    Thanks Gideon! I would so agree there are soooo many distractions when you are working online! Thanks for the tip to keep me single eyed and steadily working on my passion!

  28. [..YouTube..] Distractions are my main bug-a-boo. I always need something to keep me on task. Jotting down my tasks for the following day before bed usually helps. When I don’t have a list, I have no direction.

    Excellent tips … Thanks for sharing and reinforcing a tactic that works well.

    Best regards,

    John Fisher
    Portland, Oregon

    //

  29. PNWHockey

    Distractions are my main bug-a-boo. I always need something to keep me on task. Jotting down my tasks for the following day before bed usually helps. When I don’t have a list, I have no direction.

    Excellent tips … Thanks for sharing and reinforcing a tactic that works well.

    Best regards,

    John Fisher
    Portland, Oregon

    //

  30. [..YouTube..] Hi Gideon, Amazing content. Very simple but powerful way of keeping yourself more focused. I love it!

    Dr. Said

  31. [..YouTube..] Great advice Gideon! I’m been trying to centralize all my todo’s that are starring at me with big buldgy eyes from my multi projects. No great success, so I’ll put your method to work as soon as tonight! :-) Thanks for the tip!
    Janice

  32. mholanzi

    Hi Gideon, Amazing content. Very simple but powerful way of keeping yourself more focused. I love it!

    Dr. Said

  33. CandlesBook

    Great advice Gideon! I’m been trying to centralize all my todo’s that are starring at me with big buldgy eyes from my multi projects. No great success, so I’ll put your method to work as soon as tonight! :-) Thanks for the tip!
    Janice

  34. [..YouTube..] I am so impressed, my channel is morganslv I have not monetized my channel yet is there a chance to become an affiliate with your company I have brought a lot of business to some local company’s here but I am thinking much bigger. Please check out my channel and leave me your answer ! again I am so impressed !!!

  35. morganslv

    I am so impressed, my channel is morganslv I have not monetized my channel yet is there a chance to become an affiliate with your company I have brought a lot of business to some local company’s here but I am thinking much bigger. Please check out my channel and leave me your answer ! again I am so impressed !!!

  36. [..YouTube..] That’s it! I have to download “Things” it seems that fits my system as well. I was using multiple notebooks over a single page. Looking forward to connecting in the near future.

  37. Stephen Welton

    That’s it! I have to download “Things” it seems that fits my system as well. I was using multiple notebooks over a single page. Looking forward to connecting in the near future.

  38. i like the GTD metod alot, I usually used a system called Tracks which has a webinterface wich is nice and also allows for several users and project managers if you would like that. Its nothing super advanced (not like MS Projects gah!) it follows th ekeep it simple methodology. The best part is that there is a free iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad app for connecting to the server, downloading the days tasks and checking them off.

    It made me much much more productive.

    Though now that Google has added a taskts function in their groupware suit of gmail/docs/calendar I imagine that it is even more powerfull. Goolge is really cool that way, they do things similare to apple making you more productive and making easy to use services.

    Though the best investment I have ever made must be my iPhone. Suer iPad is a great thing, but the iPhone is a life changer. I cant imagin my life with out it.

    I check the google analytics on my iPhone, something you could look into. THere are a few free apps that are pretty decent with paid version that are awesome as a compliment to your analytics account.

    great for spotting conversion ratios.

  39. [..YouTube..] Great video on how to direct our time and effort to complete our projects – thanks Gideon

  40. [..YouTube..] Hi Gideon,

    Once again you are right there to the point, clear and concise. A simple idea and so simple to implement. Thanks.

    Arike

  41. MrChinmc

    Great video on how to direct our time and effort to complete our projects – thanks Gideon

  42. [..YouTube..] 1.51

  43. slicknickkid1

    1.51

  44. I used to use Things on the iPhone. Its loosely based off “Getting Things Done” by David Allen. His company has another app called OmniFocus. There is a methodology behind how these tasks lists are supposed to be used. I highly recommend checking out the book.

    My problem with both apps was that I can’t share the list with my teammates. I needed a way to add a “todo” item, but delegate it to a teammate. We ended up writing our own todo-list that we could share with each other. I shot a quick video on how I use it to increase productivity.

    http://mhelpdesk.com/share-todo-list-task-manager/

    I can assign todo items to my team, and check the status on both my iPhone and iPad now. The other cool thing is that the same app runs on the Android. I got one guy who refuses to switch!

  45. I have synced THINGS with Dropbox so that it works across multiple users…

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Nice!

  46. [..YouTube..] LOL i have too many notebooks….now i feel like i need a ipad…..

  47. DicksGrill

    LOL i have too many notebooks….now i feel like i need a ipad…..

  48. [..YouTube..] Hi Gideon,

    Thank you to help me to keep my focus. Yes it’s too easy to be lost on the web and not do what we have to do… I will come back to my notebook right now :-)

    Sylvie

  49. Sylvie Laflamme

    Hi Gideon,

    Thank you to help me to keep my focus. Yes it’s too easy to be lost on the web and not do what we have to do… I will come back to my notebook right now :-)

    Sylvie

  50. tiffanbabe

    did u film this with a flip or canon t2i , im thinkin about buying the flip so ur input is appreciated .

  51. GideonShalwick

    Hey! I mainly use the Canon 60D now (similar to T2i), but this particular video was shot with two Flip Ultra HD cameras and did a great job as you can see :)

  52. bootsc

    the video on productivity is great it is a great help to me. I had half of the process but was still getting scattered, you showed me the rest of what I needed to get things done properly. thank you sir.

  53. Greg

    Hi Gideon…You may already know about this accessory for the iPad, but I thought I’d let you know about it anyway!

    It’s a teleprompter for the iPad…and it’s not expensive.

    You can check it out here: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/iPad-Teleprompter-/320689673850?pt=US_Tablet_Accessories&hash=item4aaa98167a

    Hope this is helpful!

    Greg

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Thanks Greg!

  54. I have setup evernote in this way. It works great and syncs anywhere you’d like it to.

    Thanks for the video.

  55. ivorysteele

    Great video and you are very insightful. I will definitely check out your blog.

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  57. AffiliateVideoBlogs

    Great video Gideon. Thanks for taking the time to show us these valuable tips.

  58. dedcrew4life

    Great

  59. mvisma

    Great tips I am ready to get started.
    Thanks Gideon
    Regards Visma
    P.S I will work on the video response

  60. nanjoy2011

    Hey Gideon – wanted to let you know that the second video in your book is no longer available – said You Tube account was terminated.

  61. RedstoneMadeSimple

    This is great! Thumbs up if you were brought here by Gideon’s copy of Rapid Video Blogging. XD

  62. FathersBlessing

    Love it

  63. David Allens Getting Things Done methodology is magic for this kind of stuff. Omnifocus and Remember the Milk are other apps you can use which are much like Things.

  64. 1StopInternetShop

    David Allens Getting Things Done methodology is magic for this kind of stuff. Omnifocus and Remember the Milk are other apps you can use which are much like Things.

  65. TechPro Mag

    Hi Gideon. I’m also a HUGE fan of iPad Productivity and like how you brought the same principle used by Things into the offline world by using paper.

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  67. ShopWiiBee

    It’s crazy how people spend a lot of money buying the Ipad, yet the majority are not aware of what the Ipad is acyually capable of doing plus it doesn’t come with a manual.
    Check out my channel for lessons on how to get the most out of you Ipad.

  68. S Patel

    Thank you Gideon a very important point to be successful at anything in life.
    SP

  69. jessica mallinson

    how do u do it evryone?

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