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I married this month, and I moved in with my wife.

Now we have a lot of tasks to do. It's extremely difficult for one to decide what to do first, not knowing the other's opinion. Something that is important to me may not be so important for my wife.

It would be great if both of us could set our own priorities to specific tasks. The overview should give a good idea of what's more important.

Is there any app/website featuring the described functionality?

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Thank you Renan! :) –  noisy Oct 4 '11 at 21:09
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A google spreadsheet would work nicely.

  • Col 1 - Task Name
  • Col 2 - Deadline (if any)
  • Col 3 - Your priority ranking
  • Col 4 - Her priority ranking
  • Col 5 - Next Action
  • Col 6 - Notes

Optional: a column with average of both your rankings.

May I suggest a pen and paper approach and sitting down to sort things out face to face?

You can only do so many things at one time. So I propose you each pick your big 3. Then compare. If you have overlap, do those items next. Repeat.

If there is no overlap, then agree on a system, such as you do her #1 first, then yours, then her #2, then yours, etc.

After those 6 items are done (congrats! and be sure to celebrate) pick your next top 3 each.

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It's worth mentioning, in case people don't realise, that more than one person can edit a Google spreadsheet at the same time. Their changes appear on your view of the sheet almost immediately. You can even see which cell they are on. My wife and I have used this approach ourselves when we were doing a lot of DIY a while back. –  Bernhard Hofmann Oct 7 '11 at 6:48
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toodledo pro has both collaboration advanced collaboration options as automatic priorities. Though, I don't know whether could weigth an average of the two.

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unfortunately, i don't see such option... –  noisy Oct 5 '11 at 9:18
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I am not sure this is helping you setting priorities, but ...

When we married, we were overwhelmed by all the things that needed to be done. Our solution was to write the tasks on a whiteboard in a visible place. This way we could see which steps were still outstanding and we could discuss what to do next. Priorities emerged naturally. This worked very well for us.

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I suggest you to take a look at rememberthemilk.com. This application let you manage your task by setting dates, priority, context. You can also share your task with contact. And, its free.

Wunderlist is also doing the same, but with less options and flexibility.

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