Todoist’s initial foray into iOS app development resulted in a somewhat-functional, unsightly app that was basically the mobile version of the website with offline capability. Users, myself included, clamored for a more viable iOS solution. The web app is so beautifully simplistic and functional, many users questioned if the Doist team could bring the best of the web app to an iOS model.
Wake up. Grab a bagel, avoid the line at the coffee shop. Check the to-do list. Should I hit the gym like it says I should? Nah, let’s just skip that and grab a donut instead, I’ll work out harder tomorrow.
Sound familiar? Face it: there are lots of things that you’re supposed to do on your to-do list, but you don’t. Is it your fault for being lazy, or is it the list? Carrot aims to answer that question a bit differently: It’s you, stupid.
There are lots of ways to keep track of the stuff you want to do, but I’m not talking about the dumb stuff like grocery shopping or organizing your garage. Who wants to do that? That’s why you have to get an app to remind you to do it, and boy howdy, are there a lot of apps for that kind of stuff.
Your options can be more limited if you want to keep track of the fun stuff you want to do, things that are completely unrelated to your groceries. Done Not Done, an app for keeping track of all of the books, music and movies you haven’t gotten around to yet, is trying to cover the fun stuff, though. We’ll take a look and find out if Done Not Done’s to do lists and social recommendations are any better than a plain checklist. (more…)
It’s been said many times before on AppStorm, and I’ll say it again — the App Store is littered with to-do apps. Ranging in price and functionality, an abundance of options are at your disposal if you’re in the market for an app that will help manage your task list. Basic users may be satisfied with the Reminders app that comes pre-installed on the iPhone, or may prefer simplified to-do apps like Clear. Mid-range users that need a little more functionality may choose an app like Things, while advanced users may go with OmniFocus.
With so many to-do apps to choose from, how does one standout? In the case of 2 Days, developer Ngoc Luu decided to take a unique approach by changing the way users thinks about task management. (more…)
It seems almost impossible to believe that just three years ago we didn’t synchronise much data between devices. Until recently, most people used just one computer to do everything. Ok, maybe two: home and work, but the fact remains that syncing data normally involved a physical device such as a USB drive.
Of course, Apple users had MobileMe to synchronise contacts and calendars between their Mac and iPhone, but this was before Apple’s Reminders app existed. Despite a whole App Store packed with countless task managers, none allowed the wireless syncing of data until 6Wunderkinder shook things up with Wunderlist and its cloud syncing across different devices. Now they’re back with Wunderlist 2 on the iPhone, but the landscape has changed, so how does it stack up? (more…)
I have been on a never-ending quest for the perfect to-do list app. I experimented with Apple’s Reminders for a little while before extensively using Wunderlist and then Cultured Code’s Things for iPhone. I ended up migrating back to Reminders simply because Things and Wunderlist didn’t make me want to use their apps; I never felt charmed by Wunderlist’s visual aesthetics or by Thing’s OCD-level of task management.
To me, a great to-do app needs to encourage and foster use. It needs to make you want to go in and take the time to write down something that needs to get done. The challenge is to make sure that there is a visual system of rewards for using the app, and that visual appeal and reckless reinvention of the digital to-do list is exactly DOOO‘s success. (more…)
Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States. Eisenhower is also the name of the time management method that good ol’ Dwight used to be productive on a daily basis. And if this method works well enough to, you know, run a country, then I figured it was worth a try.
Eisenhower the app aims to work according to the same principles as those of the former president by making the user divide tasks into four different categories: Do First, Schedule, Delegate and Don’t Do. Click “more” and I’ll show you how the system works. (more…)
Irrespective of the platform, productivity and task management apps get my attention all the time. I’ve settled down comfortably using Wunderlist in all my devices. Still, I download and try every task management app that I come across. Mobile-only task management apps tend to go the way of Dodo, except for a handful. In the recent past, I’ve been following Any.DO with fervent interest.
Any.DO was first launched in the Android market and got instant recognition for sporting one of the best user interfaces in the ecosystem. Simple to use, an intuitive user interface and the unbeatable price tag has propelled the app to stratospheric heights. With the launch of the iPhone app, they are entering the crowded productivity segment. Can they make it big in the Lion’s den? (more…)
One of my favorite hobbies (if you can call it that) is to frequently check the App Store on my iPhone for app updates. I must admit, I do this a minimum of twice of day — it’s really a serious problem. The reason I do so is because I’m obsessed with the evolution of apps. Whenever a major update is released to a favorite of mine, I anxiously wait while it downloads, clamoring to see what changes and additions have been made.
In August of last year I reviewed ListBook, which I referred to as “a simple and elegant app that delivers most of the features you need for managing multiple lists, without being too complex.” Recently, noidentity made some major changes to ListBook. But do these changes help or hinder an already great app? Find out after the jump. (more…)
There are hundreds, if not thousands of task management apps out there, waiting to help you manage your routines. Usually those apps specialize in one particular aspect of task management, may that be a strict interpretation of the GTD methodology or a great integration with social sharing services.
The new kid on the block tries to excel at everything. TaskFlow brings task management together with reminders, timers and notes. So, instead of using multiple apps to manage your busy life, you only need one. We’ll take a look on how well TaskFlow manages to accomplish that goal after the break.