Each of us has a lot of related personal, household or work affairs. And remembering what determines what and in what sequence it is necessary to perform actions, and even at what exact time, is quite difficult. Fortunately, special applications come to the rescue.
In fact, there are many of them, but users, even understanding the capabilities of this class of programs, are simply frightened of such a variety. Which app is right for you? Will the chosen service solve the required tasks? Some programs allow so much that the overloaded interface is downright repulsive. Others, beautiful and laconic, turn out to be too expensive. As a result, users prefer to use simple, understandable, proven, but separate specialized solutions: calendar, notes, reminders. But each of these applications requires personal attention, it’s good if the software is free.
And how I would like to get the perfect planner, sharpened directly for you! Brite is a great attempt at realizing this idea. The application brings together a planner, chat, notes, a diary, and a tracker. Moreover, to work with them, it is proposed to use a single interface that is open to customization for your needs. The service can be accessed both through the web interface at the link https://britetodo.com, and using applications for the main mobile platforms: iOS (download) and Android (download). Let’s take a closer look at this versatile multi-planner.
Brite launch and settings
Considering that Brite is trying to combine several important tasks in itself, the question of interface congestion inevitably arises. When you start the application for the first time, you will be prompted to log in to it, including using a Google account to select a color scheme and perform the initial setup.
It is proposed to identify the priority areas of your life and the required basic functions. Depending on the answers, the scheduler interface will be generated. But no one bothers, if necessary, to activate additional sections later or to abandon unnecessary ones.
Even during the initial setup, the interface attracts attention – the banners are made in a single and fashionable style for today, they are laconic and understandable. Along the way Settings → General you can also set almost any application parameter: language, currency, from what day the week starts and from what time – day, weather, temperature format, receiving notifications and much more. The abundance of fine-tuning gives the feeling that the application can really fully adapt to your preferences.
In addition, notifications are configured in the program itself.
The available options are customizable through blocks and widgets. They are also divided into categories: On every day and Popular… The app already offers a couple of dozen different widgets.
The necessary block can be added literally with one tap on the button “Add widget”…
The developers are gradually adding blocks, so you should expect more features from Brite.
Application desktop and its capabilities
At first glance, the application desktop looks colorful. Wait, what did you want from a multifunctional planner, moreover, customized for your goals? But soon you begin to see clear logic in the arrangement of elements.
There is a calendar at the top of the window. Seven buttons for the days of the week are located in the format of a quick access panel, they are clickable. Below are customizable to-do blocks and widgets. You can swap them. Vary colors and icons.
If you click on the desired day, a to-do list for it will open. It contains blocks: Personal tasks, Habits, Work, Useful… You can immediately add your affairs to the block. It is convenient that additional dialog boxes do not appear, text is entered directly in the line.
The task can be set by priority (five colored labels), difficulty and duration. Section “Habits” – something new. Here you can set habits by creating your own or choosing from a list of several popular ones, including “Do not swear” or “Don’t bite your nails”… By clicking on the selected habit, you can set the color of its square, cycle, reminder and note.
Block “Work” actually duplicates “Personal tasks”… This is where you add a task and create attributes for it. Unfortunately, you cannot tick the execution box in this block.
In the block “Useful” there are various motivational articles. Most are not interested in them, but there are people who need such support.
Description of the bottom menu bar
The icon on the far left opens the section “Notes”.
In addition to formatted text, you can add images, video, audio, other files, checklists and much more to a note.
Unfortunately, the notes cannot be divided according to some criteria, the same projects. As a result, the application simply groups the notes and does not even provide the ability to search in them. To make notes in the project, you need to create them through the section “My Project”.
Swiping from right to left opens up additional options (share, delete and add).
The second icon from the left in the bottom menu is “Projects”… Creating a project can be useful for grouping related tasks. It can also be customized, provided with its own color and description.
Optionally, you can share the project for co-editing.
The center button with the “+” icon can be used in different ways depending on the active section. For example, if the section is open Notes or Projects, then pressing the “+” button will create a new note or project, respectively (see screenshots above).
If the active section is Main (Home) page (second button from the right) or Tasks (the far right icon), then, when you click on the “+” button, a menu with ample opportunities for adding (work task, personal task, goal, notes, habits, etc.)
Brite web version
The service can also be accessed on Mac and Windows computers via the web interface located at https://britetodo.com. Its screen as a whole is similar to a mobile application, the functionality and design style are exactly the same.
But the web version will only work in tandem with the mobile application, there is no independent work yet.
Brite advantages and disadvantages
So far, the product is just conquering the market, so one cannot do without small flaws. But first, let’s point out the obvious advantages of Brite. The complex concept of “all-in-one” was realized. The application is really convenient for storing various tasks and doing business. This is not just a to-do planner, but a platform for any control of your productivity – just add the necessary block, for example, the same meditation or financial accounting. Cross-platform and web version allows you not to be tied to one device. The start of the application is clear and simple, it can be customized at any time. Tasks and their parameters are entered concisely and without unnecessary additional windows and elements.
Brite features from the iOS app description in the App Store:
one. Timeline – your entire day in one interactive list with weather, goals and objectives, meditation widgets and other elements that you can customize to your liking!
2. Personal tasks – upgrade your discipline and become happier with our simple and convenient to-do list
3. Work tasks – be more productive every day. Use reminders, AI tags and Timeline.
four. Notes – Create, save and share your ideas and thoughts with built-in notes functionality.
five. The calendar – save and manage important dates and reminders
6. Focus mode – use to improve the skill of concentration and high-quality performance of assigned tasks. In focus mode, the counter turns on and no other tasks are available. You can fully focus on the present moment and fully devote yourself to the task.
7. Day planner – start your day with a plan! The interactive scheduler will help with this.
eight. Storage – manage, save and share your files and ideas.
nine. Commands and Chat – create and join teams to solve complex problems together.
10. Projects – create and manage projects and complex tasks. Projects are integrated with timeline, tasks, groups and finance.
eleven. CRM – Track your sales on the go. Control every step and use automation.
12. Visual diagrams – easily create diagrams, visualize your plans. Tasks will be created from visual diagrams automatically!
13. Finance – Manage the personal and budget of your business at Brite. The Finance tool is integrated with CRM and Tasks, and allows you to set budgets, enter income and expenses, view analytics.
fourteen. Password vault – store and share passwords with team members via internal chat. It is very convenient!
fifteen. Habit tracker – create and manage new habits. Track your results.
The disadvantages include some confusion – nevertheless, the same features can be implemented in different sections, and with a different logic of work. Here you can advise developers to improve the integration and interaction of blocks. Sometimes the visual layout fails, the flaws are not critical, but they are there. However, at this stage of the product’s life, it is forgivable. We should expect improvements in the web version, in particular, there are questions about authorization and synchronization (synchronization is not done automatically, but manually).
It’s not free?
Professional products of this kind are usually paid. It is all the more pleasant to know that there is nothing to pay for the basic version of Brite with limited features. In this case, the application will not bombard you with ads at all. Access to all functions and 10 GB in the cloud for files will cost 249 rubles per month or 1,550 rubles for an annual subscription. But at the same time, there is the possibility of trial free weekly access to the full functionality of Brite.
Russian developers-enthusiasts decided to implement a rather ambitious task – a lot of things had to be placed in Brite in a compact form. I must say that in general the application was successful. This is a truly unique project that is capable and will develop. The goals of creating a customizable, laconic and multifunctional scheduler have been achieved – you can leave only the required blocks in the application and use them. Small flaws can be considered a “childhood disease”. So, if you are looking for a convenient organizer and planner, Brite simply cannot be ignored.