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#322 | Go forth you dauntless goblin
Friends, Romans, people with ADHD and executive dysfunction, lend me your ears - for I have something that will blow your mind and make your life much easier.
There comes a time in everyone's life when one must make a to-do list. It might be for a work project, a general list of errands to run or to prepare for a trip. So assume you've made this list - for example, my list currently looks like this:
Pick a mattress from my friend
Get glasses fixed.
Sounds easy enough? You'd think so, but these three tasks have been sitting in my list app for a month because I do not know where to start. And now it's been so long that every time I look at my phone, these three items stare back at me, compounding my shame every day.
This is where goblin.tools' Magic ToDo page comes in. Their tagline is "Breaking down things so you don't", and boy do they mean it.
The page uses magic (and a little bit of AI sparkle) to break down each item on your to-do list into simple subtasks that you can tick off one at a time, thus making a complicated process a whole lot less daunting. Here's how it broke down the mattress pickup for me:
All you have to do is click the little wand next to each task, and the tool breaks it down within seconds into manageable steps:
Locate the mattress. I can do that!
Arrange transport? That might be a bit tougher, but luckily I can break it down even further:
Much better. I may have to make a phone call or two -another annoyance, but I'll deal with that later. Maybe the actual process of getting the mattress home might be a bit of a shitshow when it happens, but at least I now know where to start.
One of the other great things about this tool is the little spice meter at the top - you can toggle it around to indicate just how much you need each task to be broken down, depending on how difficult it is for you. Here's what it looks like when I set the spice meter to 4 instead of 2:
Not only are there more steps added, but this list also makes sure I'm more polite during the process, lest my dear friend think I'm an ingrate. This is rather important because I'm sure I'll need more favours in the future.
goblin.tools offers more than just the Magic ToDo list, and every one of their tools is perfect for anyone neurodivergent. They have a formalizer, which translates your split-second reactions during feedback sessions (or whatever equivalent) into polite language that will ensure you don't get fired:
An Estimator so people like me with scheduling issues can plan their day based on how long a task is *actually* going to take:
They also have a Compiler to sort out your word vomit into a task list, a Chef tool that can tell you what to cook if you tell it what's in your fridge, and my favourite so far (even though I don't need it anymore...much) - a Judge tool where I can input my partner's texts to find out if he's actually mad at me or not.
Trust me, Goblin Tools is what you need. It'll sort your entire life out for you, and all you have to do is listen to it.
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