Cleverlyst – To-Do Checklists That Boost Your Productivity
Cleverlyst – To-Do Checklists That Boost Your Productivity
A collection of the most effective goal-achieving checklists. Cleverlyst lists are up to 6 times faster than digital apps.
A collection of the most effective goal-achieving checklists. Cleverlyst lists are up to 6 times faster than digital apps. Read more
About this project
Cleverlyst is a collection of the most effective and frequently-used checklists. Behind the brand? A personal story of commitment to improving work productivity. I designed the checklists for myself and my own work load, and have optimized them over the last 3 years so that absolutely anybody could make the most of them! Cleverlysts have helped me to save time, get more out of my work day, and focus on the tasks that really matter — like this Kickstarter Campaign!
While there are many apps and software solutions around to manage your todos, writing down your tasks on paper is still faster, easier and better to recognize. Time-management guru David Allen points out that “A lot of tech people I know are going back to paper, because […] there’s still no better tool than a paper planner.” (Wired: It’s 2016. Why Can’t Anyone Make a Decent Freaking To-Do App?)
The Cleverlyst kit is designed for all types of users including business owners, employees, students or stay-at-home parents! It can be adapted to your needs through a choice of time and task-specific lists. “Cleverlyst” with a “y” — because it’s all about you! Our checklists are sleek and stylish. Forget the animal print and polkadots, we’ve gone back to basics! The idea is simplicity. Keep reading for information on our rewards and stretch goals!
We’ve developed a method called the Productivity Out-Performer Method, or POP for short. Inspired by David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” method, we’ve incorporated a focus on agility similar to the SCRUM method for greater flexibility. The POP Method drives your focus towards minimizing your work input and maximizing your work output thereby leveraging your productivity.
With the POP Method you set medium-term goals (e.g. yearly, half-yearly or quarterly), then crush them down into projects that are managed in small tasks which are easily achieved within weekly sprints.
The POP method divides your lists into 3 spaces:
- Work Space: Weekly & Daily To-do lists
- Project Space: Project lists, Meeting lists & Monthly Calendar
- Collection Space: Collection lists
The Project and Collection spaces are separated by a goal filter to align your projects and tasks with your set goals, allowing you to focus on those to-do’s that bring you closer to completing each project.
Design a weekly sprint with the highest impact or most urgent tasks that can be completed within a week. For busy days, use a 1-Day sprint checklist!
Move tasks from the collection space to the project space (e.g. in monthly or quarterly reviews) enabling you to work toward achieving all the goals set for that year. We apply a filter layer between the project and collection space to filter out projects and tasks that don’t help you to achieve your goals.
Keep all your tasks, ideas and projects together in separate collection lists for each topic. You won’t be working on these immediately but you will keep them in your collection lists to access them when you need to.
Each purchase will receive a short printed instruction manual (except the PDF EDITION which includes the download version) so you can apply the POP method to your checklists. You can preview and download a PDF version of the manual on our website:
5 checklists: Day, Week, Month, To-Do, Meeting
Plan your tasks on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Keep a backlog of all your tasks or create project-specific to-do lists. Prepare meetings and document the outcomes.
2 sizes: Large & Mid-Size
Choose between midsized checklists in Din A5 format (148 x 210 mm or 5.8 x 8.5 in) or large checklists in Din A4 format (210 x 297 mm or 8.3 x 11.7 in).
Why make life more complex than it has to be? Cleverlyst checklists have been designed with a focus on streamlining your work load by removing excesses.
Checklists are printed on both sides of high quality paper. 25 large or 50 midsized sheets (check out our stretch goals to learn more!) are glued at the top to a durable grey cardboard on the back. Reach the stretch goal for a gray cover sheet to better protect your checklists!
Quality Made in Germany
Cleverlyst products have been developed and will be produced in Germany. Despite the higher manufacturing costs, we’re convinced the outcomes in quality are worth it!
Productivity Out-Performance Instruction Manual
We will include a brief instruction manual on how you can apply the POP method to your checklists and boost productivity. Make sure you purchase the complete kit containing each checklist to be able to apply the POP method!
Additional weight for packaging (ca. 120 g), flyers, documents and optional handy sock(s) for the personal and family & friends editions is between 200 and 250 g.
The Cleverlyst Benefits
- Boosts your productivity
- Saves your valuable time
- Enables you to stay focused
- Simplifies use through frictionless framework
- Adjusts to your individual circumstances and goals
- Works for almost everyone in private and business life
Advantages over Digital Apps
- Up to 6 times faster than digital apps.
- More flexibility when adding notes.
- Simplified ways to review all tasks and appointments.
- No reliance on battery power.
- Lifetime availability and archiving.
- 100% private: Nobody will see your data!
Who can use Cleverlyst?
Have you ever wondered why some people are so outrageously successful? Success is based just 10% on your initial idea and 90% on the execution. Cleverlyst checklists are designed to optimize the execution. Versatility and accessibility, so that every type of customer can benefit!
- Business owners – Get new projects rolling, complete them faster and grow your business.
- Professionals – Organize your work day to save time, improve efficiency and impress your boss.
- Students – Prepare for exams, optimize your learning program and pass exams with ease.
- Inventors – Execute your ideas, develop your own Kickstarter campaign and make it real.
- Stay-at-homes – Plan your (and your kids’) week, get more done in less time, and relax.
- Trainers and Athletes – Draft your fitness plan, follow it through and achieve your sporting goals.
- Anyone – Develop your personal fitness and meal plan to live healthier, happier and longer.
Check out our extra rewards below!
In 2010, I started printing monthly calendar sheets on paper, successfully using them as a calendar for my own work. In 2013, I started using checklists on Din A4 paper. In the years that followed, I developed more specific list sets (Monthly, Weekly, To-do’s, Daily, Meeting, etc.).
As I discovered their functionality in my own work life, I began adapting more specific checklists. Eventually, Cleverlyst evolved to include a planned and proved organisational framework for personal and business use: the Productivity Out-Performance Method (POP).
The idea behind this campaign (planned for on Cleverlyst lists) emerged when I realized that these stylish lists, and the productivity method that made them so useful for me, could also help others.
We’re committed to making access to our products easy and fair! That’s why we offer our checklists in a PDF format. (This allow you to print them for personal use only.)
Pick one of our deals targeted at ambitious private users who want to boost their personal or professional productivity.
Help family and friends to boost their productivity, too! Order together or give a complete Cleverlyst productivity kit away. Kit includes to-do checklists for 3 people.
Are you an enterprise or larger organization? Would you like to improve your employees’ productivity or have an amazing tool to giveaway to your clients? Choose one of our bundles! These can even be branded with your own logo.
Looking to resell Cleverlyst? We are eager to work with “brick and mortar” offline resellers and retailers that will showcase and resell our products. Get a 45-50% discount on our regular prices. To qualify, please send us your business registration document and some photos of your local business.
Free Ailola Handy Socks for Super Early Birds
Each backer of one of our Super Early Bird rewards will get 1 (Personal Edition) or 3 (Family & Friends Edition) Ailola handy socks for free in the popular stripes design worth 9.95 € each. In total we will give away 2,600 handy socks. Check out the details:
- Width: ca. 45 mm (expandable up to 60 mm)
- Height: ca. 110 mm
- Weight: ca. 7 g
- Colors: 6 different striped designs
- Material: 55 % Cotton, 45 % Polyacryl
- Care Instruction: 40° Delicates
- Origin: China
- Packaging: Blister bag or high end cardboard hanger with euro perforation
- MSRP: 9,95 € incl. VAT
Free 100 € Ailola Lingua Voucher
You’ll receive a 100 € voucher to put toward a language course worth 500 € or more at Ailola Buenos Aires, Ailola Madrid or Ailola Quito (Spanish), or an English Course at Ailola Cape Town. This offer cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. It is valid until December 31, 2018. (Alternatively, you can redeem the voucher for a 50 € discount when your chosen course is worth more than 250 € or equivalent).
Money Back Guarantee
We believe in our product. If you are not 100% satisfied with the results, you can return it to us within 30 days after receipt and we will refund you the paid amount excluding shipping costs. No questions asked! This applies to our Personal and Family & Friends Edition but not PDF, Corporate and Reseller Editions.
As a backer of our campaign, your support is invaluable. Showing our respect and gratitude, we'll mention you exclusively on the Backers Wall on our website. We’ll also keep you posted on all our achievements and milestones.
Share our Campaign and Get all PDFs For Free
When you share our campaign on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or Google+ with the #cleverlystcampaign hashtag, you’ll receive the complete set of PDFs that make up our incredible Cleverlyst collection! Download and print these to boost your productivity!
We’re committed to making our products accessible! Just fill in the web form with all necessary details to prove that you've shared this Kickstarter page (i.e. a screenshot).
Get an Evaluation Sample for Creating a Blog Post, Review or YouTube Video
Blogger, reviewers, writers or video producers who qualify can request a free evaluation sample of our Cleverlyst Day checklist in A5 format. Just fill in our web form with all necessary details and — if you qualify — we’ll send you a free product for evaluation. This offer is limited to the first 100 qualifying submissions.
We have some exciting and valuable stretch goals for this campaign. These will be unlocked if the total funding of the campaign reaches the corresponding amount shown in each stretch goal.
Timeline in Detail
- July 10th – Kickstarter Campaign started
- August 12th – Campaign ends after 33 days
- August 26nd – Funds will be released by Kickstarter about 2 weeks after the campaign ends
- September 30th – Production completed with 999 backers or less
- October 31st – Extended production deadline with 1,000 backers or more
- November 30th – Packaging, fulfillment and shipping
We are Ailola, a small limited company established in 2012 and located in Meckenheim, close to Germany’s former capital Bonn. Our focus is on innovative web projects like LanguageCourses.net. We offer — through Ailola Lingua — Spanish courses in Buenos Aires, Madrid, Otavalo and Quito, plus English courses in Cape Town. Check out some of the raving reviews we've received from past students!
Cleverlyst began as a side project to Ailola so its management could organise and prioritise the daily tasks of the company. With each physical order you make through our Kickstarter campaign for Cleverlyst, you’ll receive a voucher to join one of our Ailola language programs at a discounted rate!
Our company is a member of 1% For The Planet, an awesome initiative of the founders of Patagonia to make our planet blue again. We donate 1% of our sales revenue to environmental and wildlife protection projects. The same goes for our Kickstarter campaign sales, excluding the fees and transaction costs charged by Kickstarter (aprox. 8%).
Want to learn more about us?
Visit our website at Cleverlyst.com for more details on our products! You can also follow us on social media where you’ll find the latest news about the project as it progresses:
- Facebook: Facebook.com/Cleverlyst
- Instagram: Instagram.com/Cleverlyst_com
- Twitter: Twitter.com/Cleverlyst_com
- Google: Google.com/b/111938909020900535229/111938909020900535229/posts
- Pinterest: Pinterest.com/Cleverlyst
- YouTube: Youtube.com/channel/UCCaTaUqpWRdL7mx0EExD_bg
- Vimeo: Vimeo.com/Cleverlyst
Don't forget to share our campaign with your friends ;-)
We appreciate your support in getting the project rolling. Thank you, backers!
Risks and challenges
We offer a Money-Back Guarantee for customers who encounter problems or who aren’t satisfied with our products. We are committed to customer satisfaction. Unlike some companies just chasing a sale, we want you to love and use our checklists!
Leveraging our previous experience with challenging projects and the insights gained during the initial production run, we’ve been able to identify and avoid many of the issues that can complicate the smooth launch of a new product. We’ve secured relationships with the best local manufacturers to ensure that every aspect of our product is perfect.
A big challenge we've faced is being able to source and manufacture everything locally while still keeping prices reasonable. Each Cleverlyst checklist will be made in Germany, allowing us to ensure expert manufacture with our exact specifications and our ability to respond quickly to any issues that may arise. We will begin manufacturing as soon as we reach our funding goal and the funds have been released.
The biggest risk centres around meeting our timeline. We conservatively planned the timeframe for delivery to consider any delays that might occur. Should our funding goal be exceeded by far (which we obviously hope), the fulfilment will become more complex. Since we lack experience on large scale direct-to-consumer deliveries, we have already negotiated with various third-party providers.
We very much appreciate your patience — in the event that we need to rely on it a little — as we find our feet in this exciting new venture. We hope to have your Cleverlyst in your hands A.S.A.P.!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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