Best To-Do-List APP

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ilovgoogle, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. ilovgoogle macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2009
    Anyone know of a good to-do-list list app for the Mac? An iPhone version would be awesome as well as some sort of time feature. Evernote is all I could come up with.
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Personally I think Apple Mail is.

    Works well, lets you store your notes on the server and integrates perfectly with iCal.
  3. Rasczak macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2009
    Toodledo is what I use. But its web based - sorry if I'm off topic.

    The Iphone App is great. I can get at it anywhere regardless what computer I'm using.

    Another thing I like about it is the Notebook feature - and there is a separate Iphone App for that. There aren't a lot of other ways I'm familiar with to easily get basic text files from the desktop to the Iphone and have them sync both ways.
  4. weezeface macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2009
    I have actually been looking for a new one myself, but have been unsuccessful so far. I really want something that can be setup to pop up reminders (or at least something similar) at given times. Does anyone know of an app that has this feature?
  5. Annngel macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2008
    Somewhere.. over the rainbow.
    I use Things for both Mac and my iPhone. It works great. it sync wirelessly if both the iphone and mac is on the same wifi network.
  6. sl1200mk2 macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2006
    I'm currently using the web based Zenbe because they offer a free iPhone app that syncs with the online service. It's pretty basic and a clean interface, but that's exactly what I needed. My lists are pretty simple.
  7. ilovgoogle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2009
    Does is have alarms? Or some type of pop-up notification?
  8. dws90 macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    I highly recommend Remember the Milk ( It's a web app (although there is a dashboard widget available if that's your thing), but it works really, really well. It integrates very well into a number of other websites (especially Gmail), and has a very nice iPhone app. The advantage it has over Things is that it can sync over-the-air - it doesn't need a wifi network. That way, you don't have to work forgetting to sync before you leave the home/office/wherever your computer is. Your todos are always stored online, so the most recent version is available wherever you are.
  9. sigamy macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2003
    NJ USA
    Right now the state of Task Managers/To Do list/GTD apps seems to be split into two camps.

    First, are the beautiful Mac apps that provide rich features, a beautiful UI and with some, iPhone sync. The leaders are Things, OmniFocus (strict GTD), Midnight Inbox. There is a newbie in The Hit List and a few smaller apps like TaskPaper. The benefits are again, rich features and great Mac integration.

    The other camp are the web-based task managers that offer you access to your to do's from any computer and your iPhone. Here you have Toodledo and Remember The Milk. Each of these can be used with their own iPhone app or Appigo ToDo, a very nice iPhone app. You lose the cool Mac interface of something like Things but you gain the ability to have your tasks anywhere from any computer/OS.

    With RTM's $25/yr Pro account I get SMS alerts on my iPhone for all my tasks. I can email a task to my account and there is Gmail integration. But I do wish there was a nice Mac front-end...
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    I've been using a combination of Evernote (shopping lists etc synced to the iPhone) and just a (number of) text document(s) with rather longish to do lists for work.

    I'm actually quite happy with Evernote for the shopping lists, and gonna keep it for that, but have been on the lookout for a better to do app, especially for work. Juggling up to 10 projects with just a text file in TextWrangler just started getting messy.

    Now, my girlfriend got herself OmniFocus a while back, and just before the weekend I got myself a copy (we upgraded her licence to a family pack - the single license is pretty expensive, but a family pack is actually quite affordable).

    Spent Friday learning (most of) the application and filled in (lots of) data, and so far it seems like just what I needed. I think this thing will make my life much, much easier... :)

    Probably gonna get the OmniFocus iPhone app, too. The ability to sync to iPhone (and other Macs using a variety of methods, including MobileMe) was the main reason for going with OmniFocus in the first place.
  11. Rasczak macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2009
    I was a huge fan of RTM too until they made it so you have to subscribe to the pro version in order to use the iphone app.

    What else does using the pro version get you? Nothing unless you have a blackberry too.

    Toodledo does sync between the Iphone and the web site. There's also a dashboard widget.
  12. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    You might want to consider Chandler, by using the Chandler hub, you can update both iCal and Google calendars.

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