July 11, 2010

Scraplr – Crowdsource Your Todos

How can you expect to accomplish all the tasks on your to-do lists if you don’t even know what it takes to get them done? Scraplr is an application that has found a solution to that problem, by letting users share their to-do lists with others online as a way to solicit feedback and ideas on how to get the most important jobs done. The application puts other social networking tools to use by letting users share their tasks with friends via Twitter, Facebook, or a Scraplr public page, and sends reminders when deadlines for important projects are coming near.

When you start using Scraplr to manage your to-lists, you can get going by heading to your Task Bin to add a task and a due date. Type in a short description of the task, include any relevant tags, and then start spreading the word to solicit advice on how to get this task done. You can click to share the task with others through Twitter, Facebook, a Scraplr public page, or all three. If you choose to share the task via Facebook, it will show up on your wall for everyone to view. When your friends see the new item appear in their newsfeed streams, they can add comments with advice on how to get the project or task done. In addition to showing up on Facebook, these comments—and any others that come in from Twitter or your Scraplr public page—will show up underneath the task itself in your Scraplr account.

When you try out the advice and get the task done, mark the task as completed. Or, if you’ve tried out the advice and you’re not sure how you feel about the result, just ask Scraplr to email your friends and seek their approval. The application also offers reminder messages that can be tweeted, text messaged, or sent via IM when deadlines are nearing, along with a comment scoring feature that lets you rate how useful the comments you received about your task really were. For social networking addicts who are looking for even more ways to integrate crowdsourcing into their everyday lives, Scraplr offers a whole new way of managing tasks and getting projects done.

Practical Uses:

  • Write down everything that you need to get done
  • Get help on important tasks that you have never handled before
  • Solicit advice on how to start accepting payments on your website
  • See what projects you have finished this month

Insider Tips:

  • Tag your tasks to help sort and filter your most important projects
  • Set up reminders to alert you via text message when a deadline is approaching
  • Assign tasks to specific “containers” depending on how important the project is
  • Score the comments coming in from friends on Facebook and Twitter

What we liked:

  • Asking your social networking friends for help is a useful way of quickly soliciting advice from a wide group of people
  • Scraplr will let you know when you’re about to miss an important deadline
  • Comments left on your Facebook wall will show up in Scraplr
  • Ability to search within individual containers for keywords or phrases to find previously completed tasks

What we didn’t like:

  • Scraplr is still in private testing, so it’s difficult to know what the completed app will look like


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2009 (Private Testing)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Indonesia
  • Founded by: Chocaholic
  • Web site:


  • Free at the current time

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