Bucket List Apps.
This month I have been testing Bucket List apps. In my last post, I wrote how to write a Bucket List and why I have one.
I use the Day Zero Project website, but since they don’t have an app at the time of writing, I have tried a few apps that are available on both iPhone and Android and are free to download.
This colourful app gives you the option to create a Bucket List. It is one big list and the two sections are iWish and iDid. There is a good choice of ideas to select from.
It is a good app that is a good place to start from if you need some ideas. It would benefit someone who is new to creating a Bucket List. It is very easy to use with a really simple layout.
The downside to this app is that you need to pay the upgrade to mark anything as iDid. I also find the ideas being a bit restricting and that you couldn’t create your own dream, just from what is available on the free version. I guess that is included in the upgrade.
This is a lovely social app where you can follow people who have similar lists. The app has various categories ranging from movies to travel. You can search for experiences to add to each section, it makes it simpler to break it down into categories.
The only drawback is that the search feature does not have all of the options you may be looking for.
If you are looking to travel somewhere, for example, you can create a list for your destination and list all of the sights that you want to see in that place. What I like about this app is that every item has information on it, so if you wanted to go the Empire State Building, you select this item and there is further information including the website, address and opening times show on the tourist attraction. I am not entirely sure how accurate this information is but it is very useful.
This app is also very sociable where there is so much freedom in creating and tailoring your own bucket list. There is the option to create separate lists.
When you go into the app, there are two tabs Dreams and Bucket List. The Dreams are the “items” on your Bucket List and you can move Dreams onto any list that you choose.
The best feature of this app is that you can mark your list as private. I love this feature as not all of my dreams and goals are in the public domain so this gives me more incentive to use the app itself as I can mark the ones private and kept some in the public domain.
Trello is a project management tool that you can add boards onto. I have used in Trello in my work and I have a Trello board for this blog and all of my own projects. An app is also available.
It is quite good if you are in the brainstorming stage. The board itself reminds me of adding Post It notes to a board with ideas. Once you have created your card, you can add a checklist so you can add the actions required to achieve your goal or the destinations you wish to visit.
I love that you can tailor your own goals, I prefer to use the desktop version
BuckitDream is my favourite app, this is the only app that has stayed on my phone and I am having fun adding things to each list.
I think all of the apps mentioned are good for people at different stages. There are no rules on how you want to manage your Bucket List. You don't even have to call it a Bucket List.
I have found that through trial and error, what works for me.
Have fun building your list and making things happen.
What is your favourite app? Let me know in the comments below!