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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.

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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.

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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.

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