Our days are filled with tasks and errands that aren't all that much fun to do, but need to get done none the less. If you're a gamer, you know how much easier (and more enjoyable) it is to build a character in an role playing game than it is to do stuff that has to get done.
When you need a little more incentive to complete things on your to do list, EpicWin may be the app to help you. EpicWin is an iPhone to do app with an RPG twist. As you complete tasks, your avatar (there are five to choose from) gains experience points and finds interesting loot (such as the Warped Paperclip of Holding, Hot Blast of Warm Fire and Tatty Wooden Chalice) - just like in a video game adventure. However, there are no monsters to battle, just the quests - your to dos - to vanquish.
A Simple To Do List App
EpicWin gives you all the basics you'd expect from a to do list app: create tasks, assign a due date, view them in a list and mark them complete. You can create repeating events, too.
Where EpicWin is unique is in how you create tasks and what happens when you complete them. When you enter a to do (considered a quest in EpicWin), you assign it an experience point value based on the to do's epicness: from 50 to 300 points. You can also assign the task one of five attributes: Strength, Stamina, Intellect, Social or Spirit.
When you complete a task, the experience points are applied to your avatar. As you gain enough points you'll find interesting loot and your avatar will advance in level. Advancing in level doesn't gain you anything, really, other than minor bragging rights.
Have fun creating to dos.
Enjoy creating to dos throughout the day and spice them up with adventurous flare. Doing the laundry can become "ridding undergarments of the filthy plague", twenty minutes on the treadmill can become "enduring the trials of the endless Roads of Nautilus". Oh, and don't forget to "feed the dragon" (meow).
EpicWin for the win!
Using EpicWin, we find that we create more tasks for things we may not have chosen to before. We are much less likely to forget to do something, because we entered those somethings into EpicWin. And, we get more done because we want to honestly complete tasks to find more loot.
EpicWin is a clever and creative spin on the often ordinarily done to do app - and fun, too! While the novelty might wear off after a while, we can't help but appreciate how much more we're getting done because of this adventurous take on the classic to do list.
EpicWin is available for $2.99 from the iTunes App Store.