Looking back, I now know that the old me had it all together. But lately, it seems like I need a list to accomplish just about anything. Groceries? List. Entertaining? Big list. Get up and out the door in the morning? Yup, list.
Now, there’s a new online service called Jooners that can help you with listmaking. It’s really meant to share your list with others, like when you’re planning a social event or get-together, but you can use it to build lists for yourself, too. I started out building some lists on the free version of the service, and once I found out how easy and useful it was, I upgraded to the Premium Service (courtesy of Jooners.)
Quite simply, Jooners enables you to create an online signup sheet. At first, I wasn’t really sure how to use the service or what it was supposed to supply me with, but I figured it out pretty quickly.
First, you create your sign-up sheet. Looking for folks to contribute to a holiday donation? Adopt a family? Gift exchange? Maybe it’s a parenting group or homeschooling meet-up you need to organize. Whatever the occasion, you can use Jooners to help make it run smoothly in a few simple steps.
The first sign-up sheet I created was for a Holiday Cookie Exchange. I entered my info into the easy form, and here’s what it looked like after I saved it and went back in to view it. It makes quite a tidy looking page, don’t you think?
Clear and readable, easy to understand. Love that. What good is an organizational tool if it’s complicated, right? You can even specify what contributions you need so your guests/helpers know exactly what to do or sign up for.
Once your sign-up sheet is created, you have the option to share it via email with your list of friends. If you use the service regularly, you can even store your contacts in a handy address book.
As a premium member, I like that I’ll be notified once volunteers sign up for things. Premium members also get other benefits, like the ability to share or keep things private as they wish, create unlimited sign-up sheets and export data. That would be really convenient to use as a reference tool for next year’s events!
I still have to play around with Jooners a little to figure it out completely, but I thought I’d share in case you were feeling the holiday pinch like I am (so much to do and remember!) Overall, I think it’s an easy, user-friendly service, and it helps that you can sign in through Facebook and add events right to your Google calendar. If I had to offer any constructive criticism, I might suggest a separate section of the service for creating different types of lists. Like, one just for me. You can do it, it’s just not what the service is really meant for. I also think the Facebook share feature could be spruced up a little, just so it sparks a little interest when you share it. (This is what it looks like now:)
For a free membership to Jooners, visit their website and sign up. It’s easy and free, and you can see if it might make your life a little easier.
If it does, you might be interested in upgrading to a Premium Membership. Good news – I have 2 to give away!
(One Year Premium Membership is a $49.95 value.)
Enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below! Good luck, and happy listmaking!
*I received courtesy compensation along with a complimentary Premium Membership to Jooners along in order to evaluate their site and offer feedback. All opinions are 100% my own and honest.