Lunatask is built with ADHD brains in mind 🧠
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting a person's executive functions like attention, working memory, and the ability to self-regulate. It is estimated that 5% of the world population lives with ADHD.
You could see us as clumsy, forgetful, restless, socially awkward, and sometimes all over the place. And yes, we sometimes are all of that, no denying. But, we tend to be also passionate, intuitive, creative, and generally warmhearted and friendly people. We get excited easily, that's part of the trait. Our brains are just wired differently.
Usually, people are born with this disorder and, unlike believed in the past, if you have it you will have it for the rest of your life. Similar to autism, another neurodevelopmental disorder, there is no cure for ADHD. However, there are plenty of coping mechanisms and ways to improve the quality of life for those with ADHD.
If you have been diagnosed with ADHD, you understand how it affects every area of your life and how you have been experiencing these issues for as long as you remember. Yet, you see the world the very same way as those without ADHD, as ADHD is not a sensory disorder.
People with ADHD have problems in many crucial areas of their lives. We tend to have poor organization skills, issues with motivation, memory, time management, and completing everyday tasks. It just feels harder for us to fulfill all life's demands.
We enjoy doing a lot of things, but usually not those we really ought to. We tend to pick easy tasks instead of those that are important. And when there is a lot on our plate, we are easily overwhelmed.
Many people with ADHD are very smart, yet even when we try hard, and hard we try indeed, we still feel like we're working far below what we could or would like to be doing. We often have great difficulty with getting started on a task despite repeated prodding and reminding.
People with ADHD often live with the embarrassment and shame of their disorganization or compulsive attempts to appear organized. ADHD person may be disorganized, chronically rushed, and overly dependent on external deadlines and time crunches to stay on track.
The disorganization contributes to our level of stress. And we know stress is not great for our well-being. Yet, we rely on stress to push us to complete tasks at the very last moment.
Productivity apps often feel like they are designed for robots, so we wanted to make one for humans, especially those with ADHD.
Write down everything that needs to be done. People with ADHD have a below-average mental capacity to keep stuff in their heads. Lunatask, or any other to-do list, remembers everything for you.
Lunatask remembers everything and knows what is important to you, how long each task will take, what state it is in, or how old it is. So it'll take the mental overhead of prioritizing tasks all the time off your shoulders.
We created a simple framework based on the Personal Kanban methodology to ensure no task is left behind. For example, Lunatask nudges you to finish already started tasks before taking on new work, older tasks before newer ones, etc. Together with tools like the work-and-progress limit and notifications for scheduled tasks and habits, we try to keep you on the right track, so everything gets done in a timely fashion.
Grouping tasks into different groups based on whether they're Must, Should, or Want can also help. It fits some ADHD brains better than other methods, and Lunatask comes with native support.
Use our visual habit tracker to adopt new habits to improve your quality of life. Having accountability and not wanting to break your streak will keep you going and motivated.
Do you forget to take your medication three times a day? Create a habit for it, set up a daily goal, and create a schedule. Lunatask will then let you know to take the medication at set times.
Lunatask comes with native support for journaling, mood and energy level tracking, and tracking of how busy or overwhelmed you were each day. We chose these trackers trackers because those things are especially relevant to people with ADHD.
Journaling is the practice of keeping a diary or journal which explores the thoughts and emotions you experience in your life. Keeping a journal is a way to express yourself without judgment or rules.
Journaling has many benefits on the journey towards your goals. It helps process emotions in a positive way and can improve awareness of anxiety and depression by clearing your mental clutter, focusing your mind, and building awareness of your thoughts and feelings. It also reduces intrusion and avoidance symptoms post-trauma.
Lunatask is not just a to-do list. It's also a habit tracker, calendar, mood tracker, daily journal, pomodoro timer, and a powerful note-taking app. With its holistic approach, you can consolidate everything in one app to ease the load on your ADHD brain. Plus, there're many productivity techniques included for you to find out which one works for you the best.
How many times have you got excited about using a habit tracker, installed an app, and forgot it's there the next day? Exactly, we have been there before as well. So we made sure the same does not happen here.
Are you looking at your tasks all day and forgetting about your habits? We brought your habits right next to your tasks — no need to keep reminding yourself to switch somewhere else to check them off. You can even drag them onto the same calendar you have your tasks and events in to plan them into your day.
It's the little things that make all the difference at the end of the day.
Whether it is the habit tracker being filled with color throughout the day, or the task list bubbling the most important tasks on the top.
Distractions must be easy to hide out of sight. Choose what you want to work on next and hide everything else.
Distracted by your personal tasks while at work? Not with Lunatask. You can even collapse any group of tasks, so they don't distract you. Are you not using the calendar? Hide it. Don't like the bottom toolbar below your tasks always visible even when you don't use it? Turn on auto-hiding in settings.
There're many great resources on ADHD on the internet. Just be aware popular websites might oversimplify and take a less scientific approach. We recommend checking out this video, this fact sheet, this article, this website, or How to ADHD on YouTube.