Keeping one effective to do list can be tricky if your main source of organization is your e-mail account. With new e-mails coming in all the time from the company that you bought something from once six months ago, the important stuff can get buried between the junk. Using the Handle app, senior caregivers can create specific To Do lists based on their e-mails and organize their calendar effectively.
Users can begin by importing their existing e-mail accounts and calendars for in-app organization. The app will then organize tasks based on what day they need to be completed and display them in categories on the home screen based on due dates such as "This Morning" and "Next Week." Users can view their e-mail account from within the app and when they receive a message with a new To-Do task, they can simply swipe right on the e-mail line in the app to create a To-Do, Reminder or Add to the Calendar. Once a Reminder or To Do is created from an e-mail, the app archives the message so that read messages don't clog up your inbox. When users click on the To Do from the list on their home screen, the e-mail is attached for easy viewing so the user can recall the important details.
Users also have the ability to create Projects within the app that incorporate a list of To Dos underneath them. This feature proves particularly useful for senior caregivers who have multiple senior clients or who work with their senior client but also need to accomplish tasks for their own family. Caregivers could maintain a weekly project for each senior client with a list of all the tasks they need to do that week, such as pick up prescriptions, call their family for a check in or attend a doctor's appointment.
The Handle app is available for Apple and Chrome platforms.
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