I’ve long been thinking about how I can give women a small gift for Women’s Day that goes beyond a single flower or a candy. Something that’s more personal and stands out.
Giving flowers wasn’t an option for budgetary and logistic reasons. I used to send a Women’s Day message via email or give a piece of candy. But that’s boring.
Then it dawned on me that I could prepare a small gift with my favorite tool. Many task management tools make repetitive work easy by offering project templates. But Nozbe goes one step further and opens up the opportunity to share your templates with non-users. And this is a perfect way to create a small gift.
So, I took my time and created a template for Women’s Day, which I’d send out to women in the office every year. I could, of course, easily update my template if I want.
Here’s how it looks in Nozbe. I created 3 tasks including a flower image (not a stock photo), a short poem, and a song. Nozbe displays images and embedded videos right in the task window, which is cool.
None of the targeted recipients are Nozbe users. I send them a unique link to my gift and walk them through my entire template with only three clicks.
How to create and share project templates with Nozbe
You can create a project template from scratch or turn any of your projects into a template.
In this case, we want to create a brand-new template. Hover over the icobar and select Templates. Then click the + icon to create a new template. In the infobar, pick up a color and an icon that matches your needs. Now, you’re ready to get to the heart of your project template.
It works as if you were in any of your projects in Nozbe. You can create tasks with comments and add images, videos, and more. If you’re ready, head over the infobar and click “Share your template” to get a shareable link. Done!
You can access my template here. Feel free to make a copy. Just click “Add to Nozbe”, then enter your credentials, and this template will be added as a new project to your Nozbe account.
But you don’t have to stop there …
Some more fun & easy ways to leverage project templates
The cool thing with Nozbe templates is that they can be shared among folks who don’t have a Nozbe account. They then can use those templates in their browser. Just ask them to bookmark your template, which will help them to revisit it later and check off items as they progress.
Here’re some more ideas on how to make use of Nozbe templates beyond personal stuff:
- Onboarding checklist (my personal favorite)
- Employee handbook
- Contract checklist
- Event management checklist
- Traveling checklist
- Handouts for external staff
- Occasional goodies
If you want more, check out Nozbe’s dedicated page for project templates.
What are some favorite ways you leverage Nozbe templates? Let me know in the comments.