Well, it’s been a full week here at iPhone.AppStorm, and it’s all been about productivity, getting things done and generally making yourself a more efficient person. It’s been so hectic that maybe you missed out on something, or possibly you haven’t had time to catch up on all the big news. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. Check out all the details after the break.
It’s Productivity Week here at iPhone.AppStorm, and all week we’re going to have app reviews and how-tos, all based on getting things done. Plus, we’ll even pull some classic reviews out of the archives. Stay tuned all week!
There are about a million apps in the App Store based on David Allen’s popular book, Getting Things Done, forming a craze that’s known by the acronym GTD. With so many apps to choose from, it can be pretty daunting to find one that really fits your needs. In fact, there are so many choices that some people may opt not to use the apps at all.
So where do you fall in the spectrum? Answer in the poll to the right and let us know!
The App Store is packed full with millions of apps, and it seems like most of them have some form of the phrase “to-do” somewhere in the title. It can be frustrating trying to find the perfect app for making your lists or trying to get things done, and fortunately, that’s why we’re here. Welcome to Productivity Week, where we’re going to spend the next few days making sure you get a few things accomplished.
Each day this week, we’re going to have a review, how-to or roundup that will help you work more efficiently and quickly to complete whatever it is you have to do. We’ve got some big reviews coming this week too, and we’ll even dig into our archives so that you get as much GTD in your life as possible. We’ve even got a contest that we’re kicking off later today to celebrate.
So if you’re all about making lists, keeping your stuff organized and maybe you’ve been diagnosed with a “touch” of OCD, iPhone.AppStorm is your place to be. Here’s to getting things done!
If you search for “list” in the App Store, you’ll find dozens of apps designed to create to-do lists, grocery shopping lists and even Christmas lists. While list applications that cater to a specific need can be useful, having one app that handles all your lists will not only save you money, but save your poor thumbs from clicking and tapping to and from multiple apps.
ListBook is a simple list management app that makes it easy to create multiple lists and tasks, thanks to the beautiful interface and familiar functionality. Plus, the ability to filter completed tasks, color code tasks and display an icon badge count for remaining tasks will let you mange your lists quickly. Let’s find out more after the jump.
In my never ending search for the ideal GTD system, I’ve tried out dozens of apps for both the Mac and iPhone. Early in my search, I came across The Hit List, and found myself very impressed with its stylish but casual interface and its complete, customizable feature set. Like many other users, I patiently waited for the promised iPhone companion app, only to realize that development on the whole project had apparently come to a halt. Now, over two years later, developer Andy Kim has finally released version 1.0 of The Hit List for Mac, and the much anticipated iPhone app. Was it worth the wait? Read on to find out!
I went on a business trip recently, and before I left I packed up my usual stuff in my carry-on bag: iPad, MacBook Pro, chargers, a few magazines and of course, my iPhone. I had seven hours on a plane one way and nine the other, so I figured that between all three Apple devices I could be entertained and get some work done.
As it turns out though, I could’ve saved myself a ton of room if I had just packed my iPhone by itself. That’s right, all the work and everything I needed to do to get things done was all in my pocket the entire time, I just didn’t realize it until I was on my way home. It came down to four simple things that made life easier, which I’ll explain after the jump.
Your day is busy, packed with all sorts of events and meetings. You need a task manager that’s going to keep you on track with your schedule, like Task Eater for iOS. Task Eater makes it really easy to add new tasks, providing you with a simple interface to create a title and add additional notes about your task. Use the notes field to add information like the event location, important phone numbers, or other information relevant to the event.
Task Eater has several features that separate it from the sea of task managers in the App Store, features like assigning task categories based on a chosen icon, local notifications, a great user interface, and much more. Let’s see how you can chomp away at your daily schedule with Task Eater.
Way back before iPhone.AppStorm even existed, we did a few iPhone app reviews on Mac.AppStorm. The original Put Things Off application was one of the rare apps that made it in during that time period. It was an attractive and extremely unique task manager that we really enjoyed using.
Recently, we were thrilled to get our hands on the newest iteration of the app, Put Things Off 2. Below we’ll take a look at the beautifully upgraded interface and walk you through the apps features. This is one review you won’t want to “put off” reading!
About a year ago a new task manager hit the iPhone. It was incredibly pretty, functional and played well with iCal’s tasks. 2do quickly rose in the charts of the Appstore and thanks to its continuing development established a solid user base among those in need of a task management app.
When the iPad was released, it seemed only natural that 2do should become an universal app. It has taken GuidedWays a couple of months, but the result is not just visually pleasing, but extends the core functionality of the app. I have reviewed 2do for the iPhone; follow me beyond the jump to see how it’s performing on the iPad.
How many task management applications does the world need? It seems like every day another “amazing” new GTD solution launches that seeks to outdo the others by piling on new features and introducing an ever-increasing amount of complexity.
Tags, projects, contexts, contributors, reminders, flagging, groups; what ever happened to the good old to do list? You know, something simple that acts as a memory aid without itself becoming a major task to keep up with. Recently, the TeuxDeux web application debuted and reminded us of the power of simplicity. Today we’ll take a look at its iPhone counterpart to see if the “less is more” strategy works in the realm of iOS.