I’ve been looking for a to-do manager for a while now. I often tend to let things slip through the cracks and, given how busy I am with school, grad school, the theater, my family, my hobbies, etc, etc, etc, it’s no surprise. So, geek that I am, I have been looking for a piece of software to help me stay on top of things.
There is no shortage of available tools but most of them… well, suck. Or, they cost money and I’m remarkably cheap. I looked at every free to-do list manager available in the iTunes app store (for my iPhone) and they all leave something to be desired. Well… almost all of them. There’s a nice one there called Remember the Milk, but in order to synchronize tasks with the RTM website, you need to pay a $25 annual membership and, for reasons I’ve already explained, that’s out.
Then, for Hanukkah, I got an iTunes Gift Card and – presto! – I can now try one of the for-cost apps. I browsed what’s available and found a good looking candidate in Todo (iTMS) by Appigo. I checked it out, kicked the tires, watched the screencasts, and I think I’m going to buy it. I was pushed over the edge by reading the User Reviews in the iTunes store. Check out just the titles of the first ten reviews (all written by people who purchase the app):
- The best way to stay connected to your tasks!
- A great to-do application
- Great application
- What a great application!
- Excellent application, especially when combined with Toodledo
- GREAT APP!!!
- Perfect to do application
- Looks nice, but useless for GTD
- This is the one app I have been waiting for since I got my iPhone
- Very helpful indeed
Sounds good, no? The one negative review deals with the app’s integration with the GTD system, which I am not a acolyte of, so this seems like a good fit.
The only potential pitfall is that the app’s free online synchronization uses Toodledo, which seems to be ugly and complicated. If I hate it, I won’t use it… but we’ll see. I will post a reaction once I’ve been using it for a while.