Dayboard is a task management extension for Chrome that gives users a minimal to-do list in your browser page to help stay focused on daily priorities. The extension is based on the premise that the majority of distractions come when switching between tasks and opening new tabs. The daily task list can include up to 5 items and can be shared among a number of team members. After a little hands-on time with Dayboard, I’ve found it to be a surprisingly useful addition to daily productivity.
The features of Dayboard go well beyond that of a simple to-do list. Aside from the ability to collaborate with other users, the Focus mode will feature one specific task in your browser to prioritize your work. Items are easily checked off or edited by users as needed.
There is also a handy pop-out tab that reveals itself when you navigate to a new site. I at first thought this would become annoying but found it has a snooze option if you find it too repetitive. The application keeps a running history of your tasks and will sync across all of your devices.
The creator of Dayboard gives a little history as well as on overview of his extension in this Reddit thread. It’s a great testimony of a user turned programmer who took matters into his own hands when he realized the need for this application for his own productivity.
Dayboard offers a number of different plans to fit your personal needs. A free 30-day trial will gives you premium benefits as well as unlimited members no strings attached. You can find the different options available at Dayboard’s website.
My initial thoughts on this extension were that a 5 item to-do list doesn’t sound very productive. But, I quickly realized that’s kind of the whole point. Being busy and being productive are very often two very different things. In a normal work day, fully completing 5 tasks is a pretty good accomplishment. The ability to stay on task and focus on priorities can be the key to a successful work day or just wasted time.
Check out Dayboard in the Chrome Web Store.