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January 17, 2008

Gubb – Take Control of Your Lists

If you’re anything like me, your to-do list is ever expanding and never ending. After trying a number of online solutions for managing tasks I’ve settled in with Gubb, a lightweight and intuitive web app that focuses on capturing and organizing all of your lists. While Gubb offers a beautifully simple interface, it also offers a host of advanced features providing a wealth of options for accessing your information.

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Practical Uses:

  • Track your goals, actions, and calls in a centralized location accessible from virtually any computer or mobile internet device
  • Implement David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” (GTD) methodology without cumbersome computer-based software
  • Remind yourself to get your car’s oil changed using email and SMS text message alerts
  • Add your daily actions to your calendar if it supports the iCal protocol (Mac computers, Google Calendar, etc.)

Insider Tips:

  • Start with a simple list and adjust the settings to your desired preferences
  • Get a copy of any list sent to you via email by sending a blank message to it’s custom address (example: [email protected])
  • Quickly change your view to 1, 2, 3 or 4-column presentation by selecting the link at the top of the page

What We Liked:

  • Quick learning curve, simple interface
  • Powerful email, RSS, calendar and SMS text messaging options for remembering and accessing your lists
  • Ability to share lists among other users making it useful for group projects and delegating activities
  • Light version for use on your iPhone or similar device
  • Understands natural language commands such as “due next Friday”
  • Ability to export your data means you’re not locked into Gubb if you change your mind

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Printing lists leaves much to be desired
  • Users with hundreds of list items may find the interface somewhat less efficient than other solutions

Alternatives:

Company Info:

  • Launched in: March, 2007
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA
  • Founders: Joe Bergeron & Josh Weinstein
  • Web site: http://www.gubb.net

Costs:

  • Free (supported by advertising)

Rating:

  • 4 out of 5 (superb)

Gubb.net Dashboard View

Gubb.net List Detail

Gubb.net List Options

Comments

  1. RHONDA

    WHAT’S UP WITH GUBB? TRIED TO GET INTO MY LISTS TODAY AND SOME SORT OF STRANGE AD CAME UP – REAL ESTATE, CONSOLIDATE YOUR BILLS ETC. ALSO A SEARCH FEATURE WHICH JUST GAVE ME INFO ON ONE OF ITS ADVERTISERS. I HAD A TON OF STUFF IN THERE AND I DON’T HAVE A CLUE WHAT TO DO!

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