Which app eliminates my Franklin Planner?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ski2moro, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2007
    i have been using a Franklin Planner for years, but the Franklin Covey app gets bad reviews.

    What productivity iphone app are you using in the workplace?
  2. macrumors 68000


    Aug 25, 2007
    I use OmniFocus on both the Mac and the iPhone, it is a good system based on the GTD methods. I also like "Things", another GTD system.
  3. Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    IMHO, I believe that any planner system that you use, it should have a desktop and an iPhone/touch version that can be synchronized.

    I personally use Omni Focus. Very flexible full featured GTD software. Sync's well.

    Be forewarned, there is a learning curve with Omni Focus. Once you are comfortable, it becomes very convenient to keep you on track.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2007

    I looked at Omni Focus and ToDo.

    Anyone use ToDo? What do you think of it?
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008
    I love ToDo in combination with iCal. ToDos sync with ical todos. Seamless!
  6. macrumors 68000


    Aug 10, 2008
    Omnifocus is very good, but for me i found it a little ott for what i need

    I now use Todo, which is perfect for me

    I sync it to iCal via a published calendar from Toodledo.com, this makes it a read only calendar, I was thinking of setting up direct sync to ical but didnt because of repeat tasks, so i just use iCal to view and then goto the web/iPhone to make changes

    From what I have read, if you have repeating tasks in ToDo, these will be fine when synced with iCal aslong as you dont mark them as read in iCal, if you do the task will end as iCal cant handle repeats
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2008
    Frisco, TX
    I love ToDo!! GTD FTW. ;)

    Also syncs well with Remember the Milk.

    I looked at Omni Focus as well, but it seemed to be more over the top for me as well. I also purchased Things for the desktop component, but then later found out the sync was not as elegant as it should've been (you had to have both apps open, etc, etc). May have changed since the version I bought. But then there were some things I didn't like about the iPhone version re: GTD and so I tried (and bought) ToDo and have stuck with it.

    I'm not a 100% hardcore GTD-er, but ToDo does work very well for what I need with projects, focus lists, dated/prioritized next actions, and contexts.
  8. macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
  9. macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2009
  10. macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2006
    Omnifocus, but syncing has been flakey for me lately.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2008
    my vote goes to pocket informant, has calendar and todo capabilities, sync
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    I'd agree on PI - if they'd get an update out. It seems like forever that they've been promising push, new features, etc.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2008
    According to their website they submitted version 1.1 to Apple on Sept 15th. Expect it in a week or two.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2012
    This thread has been dead for a while, but I wanted to point out for those that arrive here via Google that the app from FranklinCovey isn't even available on the App Store any more. Instead, you might check out "Benjamin" which is an iPhone app that replaces the tasks and note taking functions of the Franklin Planner. Benjamin, combined with the Calendar and Contacts apps that are built into the iPhone should serve as a pretty good replacement for the Franklin Planner.

    Here's a link to the Benjamin website: http://software.dazeend.org/benjamin

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