Need help in find an app

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    I'm looking for an app that will allow me to track my tasks, attach documents or other files to the task, with out uploading them to a cloud, and create subtask....kinda like a project management app. As a developer this would come in handy.

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    Welcome to the Forum. I noted your question and thought I'd give you my thoughts. I use a program called Pocket Informant. It may not be exactly what you are looking for - I don't think it's possible to directly attach documents, though they can be referenced. I too wanted a way to track tasks and projects and to be able to have sub-tasks and projects nested indefinitely.

    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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    Try evernote. It let's you track all of your tasks and can sync them to every other device you may own. Mac, pc, iPod, phone. You can use it to read PDF's and I'm pretty sure you can open documents with it. Best of all it's free.
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    Yeah...I have that now, but I have to upload everything to their cloud....I want something that works locally. Also I don't find evernote very user friendly.
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    How about 'Things' I have this app on my MacBook and it's works great. Not got round to intalling on my iPad yet, but I, sure it preform even better on it.

    This is there website
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    Have you looked at istorage?


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    Istorage is nice...that along with toodledo would kinda fill my need....no subtasks but maybe they'll add that later.
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    Istorage is nice...that along with toodledo would kinda fill my need....no subtasks but maybe they'll add that later.

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