Monday, July 18, 2005

Backpack It!

I've been using for the past couple weeks, and I have to say, I love it! It's so useful and convenient to be able to organize all my to-do's for projects.

For example, I was recently trying to find a new apartment and I was able to use Backpackit to track my preferences, list the names and phone numbers of brokers I was dealing with and organize photos of apartments I'd seen (using of course!)

You should definitely check it out if you haven't already... in addition, the interface is very pretty and responsive. It's nice to have a tool that feels and looks good.

To compare it with pbwiki, which I also use extensively, I'd say that Backpackit is much better in terms of organizing. I find that once a page gets too long in pbwiki, it becomes very hard to edit and figure out where I am on the page. Whereas with Backpackit, you can lots of little mini-notes or entries so it's easy to just zero in on one thing. Plus, Backpackit just has a prettier interface, which is sort of a trivial reason to like something, but... it's true!