Assigning Tasks

By | July 28, 2013

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I was reading a blog post by kayla lords about trust and doing tasks.

If you are in a long distance relationship (LDR) or you live with your sub, or it happens you travel a lot you will want a way to be able to keep up with the tasks you assign to your sub.

With the advent of smartphones there are a number of wonderful tools for doing just that.

For a good while I used an app called Astrid but since Yahoo bought them out the app will be going away I have had to find another..

I’ve played with a number of them to replace it and have found one that has caught my fancy.

Any.do has seemed to fit the bill for me thus far.
The app is multiple platform so it can be run on Android or iPhone, plus it has a Google Chrome widget.
The widget allows you to turn an email into a task and add it to Any.do.
The simplicity of the app is fair, it does have a decent FAQ although I had to do a search to find it.

With the app I can create a task, share it to her using her email address and when she marks it complete I am notified on my phone.

One of the things I do with the app is keep her in track with her workouts at the gym.
Once a week I set up her workout schedule for the up coming week, assign them to her and each day as she does her workouts she marks them complete.

The app also gives me the opportunity to assign random tasks to her throughout the day at any time.

Having the app also makes it fun, as at any point during the day I can set a task for her to stop what she is doing and go edge or use a particular toy.

There are a number of other to do apps out there and it is a matter of finding the one that works for you.
Any.do is free which is always a good thing with no nag screens or advertisements.

Using an app like this also is one more tool in keeping that connection with your sub, letting them know you are paying attention to what they are doing.

Some of the others I had looked at are Wunderlist, todoist, and Remember the Milk to name a few.

How do you keep track of assigning tasks when in a LDR or away from home?

17 thoughts on “Assigning Tasks

    1. SouthernSir

      Skype is another fabulous tool as well. With Skype not only does one have the ability of voice but to see immediate tasks carried out. Very nice.

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  1. HusDom

    Southern Sir,

    This is a creative way to interact with your submissive throughout the day. One of the most important elements of a successful D/s relationship is consistency. You have provided us a wonderful tool not only to keep our submissive’s on track with their tasks but more importantly for us Dominants to remain consistent when dealing with our submissive’s.

    Thanks,

    Mr. Fox

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    1. SouthernSir

      Glad you see the usefulness of this Mr. Fox. Not only does it allow for the consistency and/or structure for a submissive but it is also a way to reach out and remind them of their submissiveness even when you are not close to do so.

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  2. thekinkyworldofvile

    Arianna does pretty much the same. Leaving the house time and mileage, once she reaches her destination the same. This includes work or just shopping.
    In the am she has a book, she writes down her daily task, I look over and I either okay or I veto. Once I am home I go over her task book, and I check off one at a time to insure everything was completed.
    This is a daily ritual no exceptions. In her mileage book she also keeps all Receipts of her daily, weekly and monthly expenses. At the end of the month I go through her book and I calculate her spending.
    Arianna does not spend a dollar unless I know about it.
    I must mention all of the above was her request, part of micromanagement.
    Task are good.

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    1. SouthernSir

      I agree, little flower likes the structure of having specific things assigned.

      Like your Arianna, little flower asked for help with her gym workouts. Each week I set up her gym schedule and she marks them off as she goes each day.

      It is a way for me to be involved and it gives her the structure she needs in staying with the program.

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      1. thekinkyworldofvile

        Structure is good and needed. Arianna see’s a counselor on a regular basis.
        She agreed that our lifestyle having the rules and structure made things easier on Arianna. This came from a PHD mind you.
        I was even ask to speak in front of a group of doctors about the lifestyle, the structural side of it. I did decline.
        As we know many in the lifestyle come with some type of baggage. We have to decide if we are up for the task.
        Life is good, I am selling a crap load of cars, that is another story.
        Thank you for your comments.

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        1. SouthernSir

          I totally agree with you about structure. For little flower she has told me that it helps quiet the noise in her head form her day in which she is constantly on the go.

          It seems that the psychology world is beginning to accept this lifestyle more and more. Once you get past the online photos that are found everywhere and get down to the true aspects of what the lifestyle is all about they are seeing that there are some merits to it.

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