Why I Stopped Using Tiimo

The short answer: Tiimo delivers exactly what it promises, and it still didn’t work for me.

The scheduling app Tiimo, popular in neurodivergent circles, serves to automate a schedule. Input an event or task, and at the appointed time Tiimo will send you a notification about what’s next on your list. It’s intended for children who really need a routine, but I’m 30 and I gave it a try.

Problem 1:

The first problem, which I mentioned in my original review of Tiimo, is that it’s too complex to input events and tasks. The learning curve is steep, but even once you have it largely figured out, the customizations are so endless that it takes too much time to input even something basic. There are color-coding options and icon options and repetition options and routine options and it quickly becomes too much. Don’t get me wrong, it’s amazing to have all that customizability— it’s just too much for regular use.

Problem 2:

I never stuck to the routines I set up and it began to get frustrating. This is another thing I mentioned in my original review— I never followed my routine exactly, and it began to weigh heavy on my mind that I was supposed to be doing dishes while I finished up a book chapter, or if I went to bed a few minutes late.

For a while, I tried only inputting things that couldn’t be negotiated (like work and doctors’ appointments) but then it’s no different than Google Calendar.

I haven’t been using Tiimo for awhile, because I’ve switched to a points system to manage my days, but I’d be interested to know what other neurodivergent adults think of it! Please let me know in the comments below!

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