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Backpack – one week in

The value of a product isn’t how well everyone reacts to it initially, or the nice initial reviews it gets, but what happens as time passes. It is easy to think that you’ll use a groovy new tool but just don’t.

I’ve been using Backpack for just over a week now. I’m over the groovy hump and into really thinking about how I can use it to help me. And I’m still liking it and still using it every day that I’m at my computer (which is part of its downfall – there have been a number of times I’ve wanted to jot something when I’m not at a computer).

There are a couple of things that I’m finding particularly useful:

  • the ability to quickly and easily jot an idea before it flies away
  • I can add alerts in Backpack and then synchronise them into my Sunbird calendars at work and home (I was previously emailing or carrying around my calendar file to keep them in step). Improved calendaring will make this even more useful.
  • the ability to break all of my ideas into projects, rather than having everything muddled together

But I really, really wish my mobile phone carrier were supported. With that facility, backpack would be totally indispensible.

3 Responses to “Backpack – one week in”

  1. Jacob Rask Says:

    Is this what you’re looking for?

  2. Jason Fried Says:

    Thanks for the thoughts, Donna. Who is your mobile carrier?

  3. donna Says:

    Thanks Jacob – I had missed that.