A task consolidation platform that brings all your tasks in one place, designed for professionals and those who want their own dashboard of tasks for the day ahead.
What is Akiflow and who's it for?
Akiflow is an outlier in the task management space as it spans beyond what a traditional task management app can do. Akiflow is what we call a daily planner application and has a unique approach to how it handle tasks incoming and outgoing.
Let's explain it in simple terms, Akiflow can import tasks from other apps in real-time via the Akiflow integration - this means you can get your Gmail emails, Notion to-do's, ClickUp tasks, Todoist tasks and much more all into Akiflow in one base.
So alongside the daily planner abilities for calendar and tasks, you can bring tasks in through those routes. You can plan tasks with upcoming in a kanban week planner, create routines and time-block using the very well-designed calendar experience.
Akiflow Pros: Daily Planning Masterclass
Here's some of the best bits to note inside of Akiflow
- Daily Planning — thinking of Akiflow as a daily planner app is the best way to go forward. It has a perfect combination between tasks and calendar with features like upcoming for better week planning, rituals for making sure you sign in and off, goals and objectives for focusing on what's important and loads of detail with tasks.
- Consolidation — essentially Akiflow connects to popular task management applications, many of them reviewed here on ToolFinder — allowing you to bring all your tasks into one handy location. People like task consolidation as it helps them see all tasks from their team to personal in one hub, much like multiple Google Calendar does with calendar events— as a similar example.
- Calendar — Unlike Todoist, Akiflow is more of a daily planner allowing for the ability to plot tasks and event directly together in your calendar. You can connect you common calendar apps like Google Calendar, Outlook and more — and bring them into your upcoming or calendar view so you can live and breathe tasks and calendar events.
- Command Bar — A lot of people like the speed of capturing in Akiflow - the command bar allows for capturing tasks and events fast. This is something macOS users like.
Akiflow Cons: Does it Live Up to Hype?
Akiflow is everywhere. Why's everyone talking out it and what are missed opportunities?
- Higher Price — the options for pricing are much higher likely due to the cost of importing in from other applications and hosting not only that but a task and calendar experience.
- Labels & Tags — managing your tasks in label and tag view is much harder than a traditional list, they feel more disjointed and can get a bit messier than they would in a project/list view. There's not too much difference in both.
- Integration Setup — whilst helpful when you do, integration setup can take some time and naturally need some double checking that you've imported things correctly in settings. There's almost too much functionality here.
How much is Akiflow and is it worth that price?
Akiflow has a $500 lifetime pricing for 5 years. But more traditional options are much steeper in pricing. $24.99 a month, monthly plan option and/or $14.99 yearly, making it shy of a total of $180. Is it worth it? For a combo of tasks and calendar and the ability to bring in other applications, if you compare the yearly pricing to Motion, yes.
The key is making sure you're invested in the methodology and approach of housing all tasks in one base and using time-blocking, that's the key.
Akiflow is a decent option for those looking to bring together their tasks in one base. This is a rare site in productivity - trying to the base for all other productivity apps.
You can bring all those project apps in one and manage your day using help - this is tempting many professionals who want control of their own days, but don't want to use the required tools for managing them.
When looking at alternatives to Akiflow - there aren't too much that do "consolidation of tasks" amazingly. Sunsama is the closest like for like, but Motion offers a good option too.