Planning Made Easy with Fun and Free Online Tools
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Planning Made Easy with Fun and Free Online Tools

A Comparison of 3 Free Tools that you can start using today!
4.3 (314 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
11,409 students enrolled
Created by Julie Ann Price
Last updated 5/2017
Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Choose the right tool for planning your next project
  • Understand the difference between visual and folder style planners and where to use each style
  • Discover how much you can plan just using free online tools
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  • Students should already have a project in mind so that they can begin to use their tool of choice right away.

Planning Made Easy and Fun with Free Online Tools

Do you love creating and managing products or do you dread it worse than going to the dentist?

There are so many great free tools online today that can help you succeed with any project and take the dread away. In this course you will learn about 3 very popular tools and find out what each one does well.

Just because it’s free, doesn’t mean it will work for you. I have chosen three great tools that get a lot done with just the free version so there is no need to pay for upgraded versions. I will also help you to see which tool would work best for you based on your tastes and your style of working.

Design your project so that you can take action and remain motivated.

  • Learn which tools have the bells and whistles you need to make project planning fun for you instead of something you dread.
  • Discover the power to progress tracking to keep you motivated and get your projects done fast.
  • Uncover ways to use color to organize your tasks and your progress on those tasks.

Enjoy the simplicity of these tools.

  • Tools should never add to your feeling of overwhelm. Each tool you use should make your life easier and help you get out of the planning stage and into action quickly. I have chosen each of the tools reviewed in this course for their simplicity. After watching the overview of each tool, you will be able to make an educated choice and then get up and running with the tool right away.

Course Structure

  • Each lecture has been designed to be short and sweet. I want you to get the main point without a whole lot of rambling. The point of this course is to get you off and running on your project.
  • The Introduction will set the stage for what to look for in a planning tool.
  • The 3 sections that follow will give you and overview and screen shots of each tools so that you can see it in action.
  • The Wrap Up includes a comparison chart so that you can quickly see the pro’s and con’s of each tool plus a video lecture that gives you recommendations on which tool is right for you.



If this course doesn’t meet your expectations, you can get your money back. However, I know you will love the simplicity and common sense approach. You can reach out to me anytime you have questions, want support or want to share your success. I am just a quick message away.

Now is the right time to change the way you plan your projects!!!

Click the Take the Course button today and let’s get started.
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for students who have projects they want to get working on but who have struggled to wrap their head around an effective system for getting things done.
  • This course is not intended to teach you how to plan but rather how to use tools to plan the project you already have.
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20 Lectures
5 Lectures 15:44

Welcome to Productivity Tools. In this course we will be focused on 3 project management tools that will help you be more efficient in your project planning and execution.

What will you get out of this course?

This course is broken down into 3 major components. In this lecture I will review how I created the course so you know what to expect.

You will enjoy the simplicity of this course design

I have been planning for over 20 years. In this lecture I will share with you my 3 main principles that I have found lead to success.

Why I created this course to help you

In order for a tool to be considered for this course, it had to meet my "tool criteria." In this lecture we will go over what every tool must have in order to be effective and useful for you.

How did tools make the cut for this course

For a tool to be effective, it must contain for planning components. In this lecture we will go over each of those planning components and this will set the stage for how to review each of the tools that follow.

What tools must have in order to be useful for you
Tool #1 - Trello
2 Lectures 10:28

Trello is an amazing tool. In this lecture, you will get a brief overview of the tool before we dive in and take a look at it.

Meet Trello

In this lecture you will get to see Trello in action. You will learn Trello's structure and how to make the platform fun.

Be inspired by watching Trello in action
Tool #2 - Meister Task
2 Lectures 08:07

Meister Task is a fairly new tool. In this lecture we will discuss it's background briefly.

The Newbie - Meister Task

In this lecture you will get to see Meister Task in action!

Is MeisterTask the right tool for you?
Tool #3 - ToDoIst
2 Lectures 07:12

It's now time to look at a different style of planning with ToDoIst. In this section you will get a brief overview of the tool before we launch into using it.

The most straightforward tool you can use

Now let's see what ToDoIst looks like in action. In this lecture you will see that it is a very straightforward tool.

See the power of simplicity
Wrap Up
9 Lectures 19:20

How do you decide which tool to use? In this lecture we will review the tools and make suggestions as to which one is right for you.

How do you choose the right tool for you?

Your feedback is important to me. Please share what you got out of this course over in the discussion board and leave a review. Thank you.

Please help me make this course better

Want to see quickly how these tools compare - check out this chart.

BONUS - Tool Comparison Chart
1 page

This is a great little free tool you can use to track how long you are working on a project or to set time limits so you don't get too involved in a task.

BONUS TOOL - Timer Tab

In this lecture we will review a little tool that is great for brainstorming ideas for your project.


Did you know that you can integrate Google Calendar with your planning tool? In this lecture we will go over the cool things you can do with Google Calendar.

BONUS TOOL - Google Calendar Integrations

If you would like to learn more about how you can expand with Trello with other free tips and tools, take the Level I and Level II courses. I've included special discount coupons for you as a student of this course.

BONUS - Trello Special

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BONUS - Just Released based on the Hot Best Selling Book

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About the Instructor
Julie Ann Price
4.3 Average rating
527 Reviews
18,653 Students
25 Courses
Professional Planner, Instructor, Business Coach, Author

I love being a “rebel with a cause." My whole life I have “fought the system." I don't believe in doing things the way they've always been done unless you give me a darn good reason why.

Even as a child, I fought my religious upbringing because it made no sense to me why going to a certain building on a certain day and listening to the same words over and over was a good thing. If it doesn't make sense, then don't do it!

That doesn't mean I am without beliefs because I have plenty of those. I just don't believe anyone can tell me the right way or the wrong way to express them.

For example, I believe corporate America was built by men and will be destroyed by men. Women have better things to do than buy in to the rules of the corporation and better aspirations than the corner office.

As women, we have a natural ability to lead, create and nurture. It is in our nature to collaborate and create businesses in which everyone wins and no one loses. I believe in embracing my nature and doing work that I love that helps others in the process.

You will see that W.O.O. Women is an extension of me and my passion for personal expression. I hope you will take the time to learn about the Women Helping Women Community and join us in designing ideal lifestyles.

A Little Bit About Me

I am a 360-degree coach. I am trained as a health, life and business coach so when I work with you, I can provide you with insightful coaching that takes into account all aspects of your life.

Often, struggles in business are a reflection of struggles at home. When your personal life is out of “whack" you will find it shows up in your business and your health. These three aspects of you – life, health and work – are so closely tied together that improving one area will also improve the other two.

I am also a mother of two, a wife of one, and a chauffeur of many. Like you, I wear multiple hats and juggle responsibilities with making time for myself and staying healthy.