WeekPlan (weekplan.net) is an application designed to allow users to simplify their weekly tasks and goals, stay on top of tasks and keep their life organized. Week Plan seems to be geared towards those who already have some experience with goal setting and task management methodologies, as it references these, yet fails to define them in an adequate manner for a new user.Show more screenshots »
WeekPlan provides users with a means to establish goals, use tried and true goal achievement methodologies to support their efforts, and track the completion of these goals and tasks in an effort to improve users’ lives and productivity. WeekPlan manages to do this in an extremely simple and accessible manner. Registration requires entry of only two fields and a user can get started immediately.
The overall look and feel of Week Plan feels very much like a work in progress. A lot of concepts are not explained for new users, instead requiring them to do their own research, such as the usefulness of using quadrants, as well as the intended use for adding roles and linking them to tasks. Additionally some of the UI elements in the actual application are a bit unintuitive, although in designing a new user’s initial week view, there was clearly some effort put in to make it apparent what users are intended to do. One particular example of this is a sample task that is inserted into the Week Plan says “you can drag and drop me”, although the actual UI element required for this functionality is to the far right to the text, and is not immediately apparent.
On the front page of WeekPlan, users will see a green “Start Now, it’s Free” button. After clicking, users will be prompted to enter their email address and password, choose whether or not they wish to receive updates about WeekPlan via email, and then click “Let’s Go!” to complete the process. Signing up for WeekPlan is refreshingly simple to do, which is definitely a big plus with a lot of users. There is no need to wait for an activation email. The only foreseeable issue might be if a user accidentally enters the wrong password. Due to there being no verification they’d be stuck having to restore their password before even being able to login to the site for the first time.
WeekPlan is currently free in its entirety; however, on the Frequently Asked Questions, the developers have stated that they may be offering premium features in the future. Therefore, users can start an account with WeekPlan and use it in their daily lives without fear that they will eventually be charged for the features they already enjoy for free.
Getting started with WeekPlan and using it to its fullest potential requires users to do a bit of research on their own in order to determine how the methodologies employed can best benefit them. That being said, WeekPlan certainly has features that anyone who seeks to add structure to their weekly schedules can employ.