Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 9, 2007, 07:11 AM   #1
Philsy
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South coast of England
To-do and time management software

Can anyone recommend good time management software?

I've tried iGTD which is just too complex for me. On the other hand, I've tried Lifeshaker, and that's too simple.

I want something easy and pleasant to use, so that I DO use it. At the moment I keep reverting to a pen and paper, which seems wrong!

Thanks

Phil
Philsy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2007, 10:09 AM   #2
Mac In School
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
What functions are you looking for that aren't available in iCal?
Mac In School is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2007, 10:19 AM   #3
Philsy
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South coast of England
iCal is a great calendar but useless for to do lists. I want something more powerful that allows me to organise my tasks by category, priority, and add notes and perhaps relevant files.

I've just been looking at Midnight Inbox but, like iGTD it uses the Getting things Done philosophy which, despite being flagged as something Mac users like (because it's geeky, I think) it's just too much hassle for me.

Phil
Philsy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2007, 10:25 AM   #4
Flowbee
macrumors 68030
 
Flowbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Alameda, CA
Take a look at OmniFocus. Currently in beta. It's GTD-based, too, but seems flexible enough to use however you wish.
__________________
Podophile.com >> Home of Nike+iPod hacks and FAQs.
Flowbee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2007, 10:45 AM   #5
Philsy
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South coast of England
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flowbee View Post
Take a look at OmniFocus. Currently in beta. It's GTD-based, too, but seems flexible enough to use however you wish.
Thanks, that looks promising. I've signed up to receive info on beta testing.

Cheers

Phil
Philsy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2007, 10:57 AM   #6
monstergirly
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Leopard is supposed to have To Do's and Notes within Mail... hopefully they will work with iCal as well... looking forward to seeing how that works.

Circus Ponies Notebook is pretty neat-o...
http://www.circusponies.com/
monstergirly is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2007, 12:14 PM   #7
chatoyer
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Te Wai Pounamu, New Zealand
I know what you mean about iGTD. I was a bit frazzled with it at first as well. Stick with it though - if you want, you can just use as a souped-up task manager and for that it's not bad. Allows you to associate email messages, which is handy.
__________________
2.53GHz MBP (late 2008)
chatoyer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2007, 12:20 PM   #8
Philsy
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South coast of England
Quote:
Originally Posted by chatoyer View Post
I know what you mean about iGTD. I was a bit frazzled with it at first as well. Stick with it though - if you want, you can just use as a souped-up task manager and for that it's not bad. Allows you to associate email messages, which is handy.
I'm sure it's great, but it's not right for me - I've been trying it for sometime.
Philsy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 9, 2007, 12:22 PM   #9
Philsy
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South coast of England
Quote:
Originally Posted by monstergirly View Post
Leopard is supposed to have To Do's and Notes within Mail... hopefully they will work with iCal as well... looking forward to seeing how that works.

Circus Ponies Notebook is pretty neat-o...
http://www.circusponies.com/
I like the look of Notebook and am downloading it now.

Thanks

Phil
Philsy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 10, 2007, 02:33 PM   #10
Philsy
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South coast of England
I've been playing around with Notebook and it's very clever, but maybe not ideal for time management. I may keep it for project management and, well, for notes.

Still searching for my to-do software

Phil
Philsy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 10, 2007, 07:00 PM   #11
monstergirly
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Brooklyn, NY
I said Notebook was neato! It doesn't do To-Do lists "out of the box" but if you wanted to you could probably build something with it. I use it for keeping track of all kinds of shtuff.

There's a web-based thing - http://backpackit.com/ - just another idea...

Happy task managing!

monstergirly is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 10, 2007, 07:24 PM   #12
Littleodie914
macrumors 68000
 
Littleodie914's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rochester, NY
Ooh! Ooh!

I wrote an app that does just the things you're looking for!

http://www.craigotis.com

P.S. It's free!
Littleodie914 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 10, 2007, 09:50 PM   #13
portent
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philsy View Post
iCal is a great calendar but useless for to do lists. I want something more powerful that allows me to organise my tasks by category, priority, and add notes and perhaps relevant files.
Phil
???

iCal can do all of that, except for the file-attachment part.
portent is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 11, 2007, 02:11 AM   #14
Philsy
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South coast of England
Quote:
Originally Posted by portent View Post
???

iCal can do all of that, except for the file-attachment part.
Yes, but not very well. iCal is a great calendar but doesn't offer the flexibility of a good time management system. I have a huge number of 'to dos' to organise.
Philsy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 11, 2007, 02:15 AM   #15
Philsy
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South coast of England
Quote:
Originally Posted by Littleodie914 View Post
Ooh! Ooh!

I wrote an app that does just the things you're looking for!

http://www.craigotis.com

P.S. It's free!
Thanks Craig, you gave me my first laugh of the day - what a great name (the app, not you!). I'm downloading it and will report back.

Only thing is, I don't fit in with your 'Who are you' samples - what is a 'mom' anyway?

Phil
Philsy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 6, 2010, 08:17 AM   #16
Gregg2
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Milwaukee, WI
....if you're still around.

Thread is 2-1/2 years old!
Gregg2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 22, 2011, 09:24 AM   #17
Nikh
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Kyiv
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philsy View Post
Can anyone recommend good time management software?

I've tried iGTD which is just too complex for me. On the other hand, I've tried Lifeshaker, and that's too simple.

I want something easy and pleasant to use, so that I DO use it.
Phil
Yeah, I understand that you asked your question in 2007. Just a half of year ago we started a project for really easy and quick to use but powerful to-do list maneger for Mac OS X.
And, I think, we'll done something you will like to use - Todo Lists application by AntLogic.
__________________
To-do Lists by AntLogic - handy and powerful to-do list management for Mac OS X (iOS version)
Nikh is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 22, 2011, 09:26 AM   #18
Philsy
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South coast of England
I'm still here! Thanks for this. I'm actually using Things now, mainly because it works on my iPhone and iPad, and everything remains in sync.

Best of luck with your app.

Cheers

Phil
__________________
Phil
http://www.findaporsche.com
Philsy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 10, 2013, 02:03 AM   #19
jojoba
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
I use OmniTask and SmallTask which I've written about here.

I also like TaskPaper.
__________________
Macademise your research.
My photography blog. Flickr.
jojoba is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:24 AM   #20
MrTemps
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Austria
I'm using Omnifocus, I plan and manage nearly everything with it. And I'm very exited for whats new in Omnifocus 2.
__________________
I'm developing Temps - The little Weather App for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
Mac App Store
MrTemps is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 18, 2013, 11:29 AM   #21
Yujenisis
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2002
Send a message via AIM to Yujenisis
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philsy View Post
I like the look of Notebook and am downloading it now.

Thanks

Phil
Circus Ponies is excellent, however, it does have a unique feature set that makes moving to another GTD app difficult.

It's a great 'Swiss Army Knife' of organization.
Yujenisis is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 19, 2013, 02:15 PM   #22
Beau Nash
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: York, UK
This is the second time in a couple of days I've recommended Evernote on these boards. I'm not an evangelist, honest!

Anyway, if you Google* GTD and Evernote, there are plenty of hits on how to integrate the GTD philosophy with Evernote.

Having said that, the latest Mac iteration of the Evernote desktop client is not without its detractors, in much the same way as Mountain Lion, and for similar reasons.


*Other search engines are available.
Beau Nash is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 30, 2013, 05:30 AM   #23
Gala
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
I've tried a few and stuck with Things. What I like about it is their tagging feature. I have 2 employees and do the billing for my office. I tag each task as either employee and throw it in a folder "this to talk about" I then check that each meeting. I also tag any billing related issue with the insurance companies name. When I go to make my calls I choose one tag and make sure I go over each issue each time I call rather than forgetting and calling them back multiple times.
I also use their Project section too. If something becomes too complex or has multiple taks I make a project. For example I see some personal injury patients, I make a project for them and lay out their tasks (notes/send billing/reexam etc.) with specific dates.
Perhaps my favorite feature is how easy it is to drag/move something into Scheduled and move it to a date. On that date you open Things and there it is in your Yellow Daily List. You can choose to move those tasks right from there to other days or add them to today.
Gala is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 17, 2013, 12:42 AM   #24
DanielLebaro
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Even I am looking a good Time tracking software. As I already tried so many before. The software should have some advance features like report generator etc. and easy to understand.
DanielLebaro is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Reference Management Software skaertus Mac Applications and Mac App Store 7 Jul 1, 2014 05:37 PM
Database management software Backradinc Mac Applications and Mac App Store 2 Mar 28, 2014 02:41 PM
Looking for Project Management software! Mangust Mac Applications and Mac App Store 1 Oct 3, 2013 02:47 AM
Document Management software? kingtj Mac Applications and Mac App Store 0 Jul 23, 2013 01:56 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:27 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC