One Spreadsheet to Replace all Productivity Tools & Apps

One Spreadsheet to Replace all Productivity Tools & Apps

Productivity tools?

I’ve tried them all.

Well, probably not all (there must be hundreds out there!) - but many.

Asana, Trello, Wunderlist, Todo, Monday, Teamwork, Basecamp, ClickUp, Meistertask, and those are just the ones I can think of right now.

Each of those has a few great features, and a few things that don’t work for everything…

Right now, I’m using ClickUp for my own team - and so far, I haven’t seen a productivity tool for team projects that can beat that.

However, for myself, I use a simple Excel spreadsheet.


My spreadsheet is the first thing I open in the morning (even before I start working - and the last thing I’ll close before shutting down my computer… and it performs so many tasks at once.

  • Brain dump: a place to quickly dump ideas I want to work on later

  • Link dump: a place to quickly save links I want to go back to later (e.g. because I want to schedule it to my Facebook page, or it’s a video I want to watch, or something I need to do)

  • Calendar: I can easily see what I need to do today & this week, without being distracted my client calendars

  • To-do list: it keeps track of EVERYTHING I need to do - from small tasks to bigger projects

  • Project planning

  • Meeting prep: I’ll jot down notes in my “meetings” tab, so I don’t forget to mention it during a meeting

  • Financial: yes, I’ll even use that same Excel file to keep track of my financial stuff.

Want to know how I do all of that?

Watch the video!

Do you use a productivity spreadsheet?

If you like what you see - I’ve created a template that you can download. And for those who don’t have Excel, I’ve added a Google spreadsheet.

(For me, a Google spreadsheet doesn’t work because I want my spreadsheet to be available day & night, online & offline; but if it works better for you, then by all means grab it!)

Do you have any questions? Do you have a better idea? Let me know in the comments!

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