I know I’ve been talking a lot about toodledo as my current task manager of choice, but there are a number of options out there for people that would work pretty well for what I’ve been harping on so far.
In fact, almost any type of “list” system will work just fine. The only reason I’m currently using toodledo is because it syncs with the iPhone so well and fast, it’s incredibly easy!
However, in terms of UI they could certainly use a retrofit.
Check out a similar task list in nirvana.. I can compress the window a lot more, only the relevant information is shown, and it just looks way cleaner.
I love the list of projects on the left, the fact that I can use Areas of focus to easily separate work from home stuff, and it’s super easy to see what items I’m waiting for, what’s next ,what I plan on doing in the future, etc.
The only real issue as to why I’m not using nirvana is because I can’t sync with my iphone. They have a beautiful mobile app, but it needs an internet connection to sync. When I want to get my tasks I don’t wait to wait for an internet connection, I want the stuff there.. immediately!
Google tasks is another possibility.. you can make individual lists, and you can indent.. but as far as I know I can’t search my tasks, and I can’t tag them. That makes it a no-win for me.
The other thing I like about both toodledo and nirvana is that I can email tasks directly to the inbox.. super sweet! And with toodledo I can actually process stuff with my email! I can send with a subject like:
Call bob about new car ideas ! @@call #today
and it’ll show up in my inbox with the context @call and already marked for #today. I can also add tags, status, folders, etc..
Crazy powerful! Also, check out all the connections they have. Lots of ways to work with your data.
They also have a fancy “refer your friend” deal where if you refer a friend to toodledo and they sign up through a special link, you can save money on a pro account.. giving you access to all sorts of cool things like subtasks and more.
I just wish it were prettier. 🙂
At any rate, I’d love to hear what other things you guys are using! In fact, regardless of how useful toodledo is, or how pretty nirvana is.. neither still really give me what I want.
What I WANT is something I can host myself for absolute security that’ll sync with my iphone/ipad. Anyone know of anything like that?