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Up until now, I have been using my iPhone’s standard calendar as a personal to-do list, since I hadn’t really found a to-do list application that I fell in love with. For tasks like picking up groceries and getting a hair-cut, this might be okay, but when it comes to planning projects for work, and other complex scenarios, the integrated calendar just won’t cut it.

For this reason, I’ve spent some time investigating the different to-do list apps available in the App Store. Twenty five are rounded up here, including some generic applications, and others suited for a specific purpose (such as planning a wedding). Hopefully you’ll find a selection of very useful pieces of software!


Since it’s release in June 2012, TodoMovies has been a choice app for managing a queue of movies you want to watch. The app didn’t feature many bells and whistles, but instead focused on performing one task well. Originally, I enjoyed the concept and execution of TodoMovies, but at the time was maintaining a list of movies in the IMDb app. I decided to stick with IMDb instead of making a permanent switch, since I already used the app for so many things.

However, with the recent release of TodoMovies 2.0, which includes an impressive list of updates, it may be time to seriously reconsider making the switch after all. Join me after the jump as I detail these new features, and ultimately decide if TodoMovies lands itself a permanent spot on my iPhone. (more…)

How are those New Year’s resolutions going? If you’re close to throwing in the towel, it might be worth taking a look at why the resolution is close to failing. Is it reasonable? Is it actually what you wanted or is it an inspiration from others? Is it trackable? While the first two questions need to be answered and reflected upon by you, I might have a solution to the trackable item.

A lot of self-help articles concur that tracking progress can be a better way to reach a successful habit. Checking an item off a list can provide enough support to keep going on the hard days. Also, seeing a non-completed item for enough days in a row might provide enough motivation to get back into the habit. Most articles might suggest keeping an Excel worksheet in order to track everything. While I see the benefit of using Excel, there is something better that is always available, which is my iPhone and Habit List. (more…)

In this week’s Ask The Editor post, one of the questions we went over was from someone in search of a shopping list application that would sync lists between an iPhone and a computer. The app that I found as a solution was Grocery IQ and I liked it so much I thought it deserved a full review.

Today we’ll go over what Grocery IQ is and why it stands out as one of the best shopping lists applications on the App Store. If you ever take your iPhone shopping, you’ll want to keep reading!


Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting EATouch. The developer describes EATouch as follows:

EATouch is the shopping list fast and illustrated: with few taps you can choose from more than 200 products, build your list and go to the supermarket of confidence to start buying. Checking products already in the cart, you can easily shake your iPhone to find out what you have not purchased.

Read on for more information and screenshots!


Evernote is one of the best free utilities to ever hit the Mac or iPhone. Needless to say, I’m a huge fan and use it on a daily basis. However, one thing that constantly bugs me is Evernote’s lacklustre handling of task lists (to-dos). You can create a basic list with checkmarks inside of Evernote, but the options are really limited and you aren’t then allowed to edit this list on your iPhone.

Egretlist is an iPhone app that seeks to right this wrong. It’s a full-service to-do list manager that lives on your iPhone and sinks with Evernote. Today we’ll take a brief look at some of the things you can and can’t do with Egretlist and discuss how the app held up in our review process.


The iPhone offer applications for all sorts of tasks and today we are going to take a look at a few that will help you jot down notes. Since requirements vary, we will cover simple apps that are enough for quickly taking down a song name or a simple list, but also more complex apps that meet specific needs.

Be sure to take a look at our companion roundup over at Mac.AppStorm, looking at note taking software for the Mac.