Priorities App: Pros & Cons

Our blog posts share what our students and staff have to say about selected apps. This blog post by Melissa presents the pros and cons of Priorities, a task management app.

Priorities App: Pros & Cons


PRO: See an overview of all your classes and assignments for the entire semester! You can have Priorities automatically make an assignment a priority in advance of the due date so you can work ahead of time. It will show up in the app’s “priorities” page, and you can see the most important tasks you’ll need to tackle in the upcoming weeks. priorities1
PRO: Priorities syncs with iCal so that you can find due dates in both the app and the calendar. When you complete a task and check it off on the app, it is automatically removed from iCal. pri2
PRO: You can make task lists under each assignment to further outline the steps you need to take to complete that assignment. This makes it easy to break assignments down into bite-sized chunks. pri3
CON: Inputting all of your assignments can be time-consuming. To get the most out of Priorities, it’s best to grab your syllabi at the beginning of the semester and spend some time typing in all your assignments and due dates. No worries if you start using it mid-semester, though: you’ll have fewer assignments to plug in!


Priorities does take a bit of legwork up front because you have to input your assignments for each class, but having a list of all your assignments in one place is worth it! Plus, the app can alert you and automatically prioritize assignments based on due date. It takes the guessing out of when to start a task and also takes away the need to flip through all your syllabi when you have a question about a due date.

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