Best To Do / List App

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  1. kate2kate
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    Here is what I am looking for.

    Something simple that can track a task with a priority (high, med, low), date, reminder. But I would like to be able to add another level of tasks (or list) to the first task.

    I would like to be able to print the 1st level of task and then the 2nd level task that goes with each one.

    I like Wunderlist but the Priority is just on or off so I can't hide tasks that are not important. And I can't figure out how to print lists.

    Any suggestions?

    thanks,
    Katie
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    I looked at several apps for this and, in the end, chose Pocket Informant HD.

    I read that Pocket Informant was buggy but, in my (admittedly) limited experience, I’ve found no problems at all. It has a very nice user interface that's almost infinitely configurable - a complaint that many Forum members make about the iPad’s native ‘Calendar’ app. So you can choose how tasks, events, projects, appointments are colour coded and there is a wide choice of notifications and alarms - so, for example, you can have different alarm sounds for different categories of notifications.

    Pocket Informant ‘sits on top’ of the iPad's native ‘Calendar’ app and (optionally) imports all entries that it finds there. They can be colour coded so they can be distinguished from entries made in Pocket Informant itself.

    This is important because many other iPad apps use the native ‘Calendar’ app as the default place to put events, invitations etc. So, for example, if you are invited to a meeting by email and you receive that invitation in the iPad’s native ‘Mail’ app, that app can automatically (and quite cleverly) insert that invitation into the default calendar app. Without that integration between the native app and Pocket Informant, you'd have to enter those invitations all over again.

    Pocket Informant has lots of ‘hidden’ features too. One of the reviewers remarked that part of the ‘fun’ of using Pocket Informant was discovering them!! The display is infinitely configurable - day, week, month, year at a time. Tasks, events, overdue tasks, projects, projects in progress etc etc all can be optionally displayed on the main calendar. Projects and tasks can have infinitely nested sub-tasks and projects - these can cleverly be integrated with GPS - so, say you needed to purchase some goods from the hardware store. Put that in a To-Do list and link it to the location of the hardware store using the iPad’s native ‘Maps’ app. Next time you’re driving past the hardware store, up pops the notification (‘Remember to purchase some 2â€x4†timber’).

    Repeating events are very flexible too, with the ‘custom’ mode being infinitely (I keep using that word!) configurable. So, meetings that occur on the last Thursday and first Monday of every other month - no problem.

    It can sync with external calendars - Google for example - and back-up is cool, it creates a backup file that you can email to yourself for safe keeping. If you lose your iPad or all your data is corrupted, that backup can be imported back into Pocket Informant with a single click.

    You can create multiple diaries within Pocket Informant - say ‘Work’, ‘Family’, ‘Golf Club’ etc and have their entries optionally displayed on the main screen or restricted to the display of the individual diary. So it’s easy to check if there’s a clash between the golf tournament and your wife's birthday - and hide it if there is......

    If you surf to the developer’s web-site, you can download for free a very comprehensive User Manual that will show you in detail what Pocket Informant can do.

    The developers are constantly updating the program - always a good sign in my view.

    As I said at the beginning, perhaps I'm not a particularly demanding user, but I’ve had no stability problems at all. I should add the usual disclaimer that I have no contact or other relationship with the developers of Pocket Informant other than being a very satisfied customer.

    Tim
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    Something simple will probably not be enough, because the simple (cheap) apps usually don't include the hierarchy, so while apps, such as Toodledo will let you create Tasks of different priorities, all tasks are independent. Only "full" organizer apps, such as PocketInformant HD let you create child tasks.
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    I would be interested too. I've tried Studies Pro before, but I didn't really like it. Way too much effort to change things around if a task, or worse a series of tasks, needed to be edited.
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    I use "Todo" - it does almost everything that I want - the only thing thats missing is "events" - i.e. if you set a deadline for something, although it reminds you at that date/time it doesn't appear in the iPad calender.
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    These are basic but they are free and do the job well.

    GoTasks (syncs with Google task)
    Neatlist (syncs via plain text dropbox file)
    Wunderlist
    Any text editor eg. built in Note
    Jotlist (with summation)
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    thank you all for the suggestion. I will check out those apps.

    Katie
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    I amlooking for something like " K2K" as well, I want really simple. The note app that is std on the ipad is great, However if it just had a funtion where I could run a
    Strike thru it like this
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    I wouldn't have to look any futher
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    Ok. I think I have the one, "ShopShop" really simple, you make your list and you get to strike them off. Just what I need for work. I preffer that to "checking Boxes"
    Katie2 Katie I have an app called manager, its quite good in some ways, but I found Ihad to do many actions to do a simple task, like a lot of these things to do apps. To many bells and whistles for my liking
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    I thoroughly enjoy todo app.
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    Does it have a strikethrough function , as in once your task is done you can run a line thru it?

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    I do not believe so. When task is completed you check the box and it goes to the top line of the completed tasks list.
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    Yeah thanks Spink, I checked out and your right, however that me to another app called "the notebook", not to be confussed with " notebook" and this apps gives u the best of both worlds, shopshop is ok for a free app, but for $1.19 I went "The notebook"

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    I like todo because it syncs with toodledo

    So may personal and work computer, iPad, iPhone all sync together for my tasks.
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    I use TaskTask because it syncs very nicely with Exchange server. I can then use Outlook and the iPad for tasks. Keeps everything nicely in sync.

    I am not a big task/to do list maker, so this fits my needs. I do wish both Outlook and TaskTask would allow for subtasks in an outline type format.
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    Im a die-hard OmniFocus user for 4 years now - started using it on the Mac, then the iPhone & then the iPad. If you are into or have any interest in GTD, this is the app for you. My only gripe is no web UI. That said, it's not a deal breaker - it syncs super well across all devices - for me its 2 iMacs, a MacBook, iPad, and two iPhones. Ive been quite satisfied w how the whole suite handles a deluge of input in general!
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    On my side I have an Ipad since day 1, have been using a lot Evernote for its syncing capabilities but it lacks meetings oriented feature such as actions, to-do and follow-up.
    I'm always looking for a replacement App as I think we could gain a lot of time if it was done correctly.
    I've tested nearly every notes / todo app on the Appstore in 2 years, I have to admit I'm still amazed how difficult they are to use in a work environment.
    I just discovered iPad To-Do app Beesy, that seems to have understand note taking from a business perspective. I tried it for a few days and for the moment I'm quite thrilled, even a bit too powerful at the beginning.
    I particularly love the fast and nice Icons to add different kind of notes / actions and the instant meeting minutes you can send.
    Another great thing I've been appreciating: it reuses my notes / tasks from the meeting in the To-Do manager, yes you read correctly ! Huge time saver.
    Only drawback so far: a few glitches here and there, but nothing compromising the use of the App and the lack of iPhone sync at the moment but the devs at BeesApps said they're on it for a future release.
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    I like pocket informant too
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    Another vote for Wunderlist. I just started using this app a week ago and it has already replaced three other apps for me.

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