Business/Productivity apps

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by TuffLuffJimmy, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    I've found it impossible (nearly) to dig through all the crap on the iPhone App Store, and I'm sure many of you have too. So I thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of good productivity apps and maybe even review them here.

    I'll start off with GraphCalc. It's extremely easy to use and you can graph some pretty advanced functions. GraphCalc is pretty and the customization is pretty nice. However, you can't plot your own data set on it and it's definitely not a replacement for a TI-84. There's no way to export your graphs either, other than taking a screenshot and exporting the picture. And if you have a Mac I can't really see a purpose for it since the computer comes with Grapher, in the Utilities folder.

    Second would be Omnifocus. It's not as well known as Things, but it's pretty well laid out. The syncing with MobileMe is pretty sweet, it makes it easy to recover backups. Some low points is that to really be useful, right now since some key features are missing, you need to have Omnifocus (the desktop version) which is $70! That's a $90 investment vs. Things' $60 price tag.

    PS: I searched, but if this post belongs in another thread I'll gladly ask a mod to move my post.
     
  2. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    I use my iPhone as standalone (cheaper than getting a new computer, Internet connection to my apartment, and a new cellphone).

    That requires all my data be backed up online in case my iPhone crashes, so my apps are chosen with that in mind, which rules out Omnifocus and Things.

    Saisuke makes scheduling fast and easy with it's monthview calendar and copy and paste. It is however cluttered looking.

    Todo (by Appigo) has great lists, filters, and organization. The interface is nice as well.

    SmartTime will probably take over both scheduling and todos in an upcoming update. A monthview calendar is a must have for me, and SmartTime hasn't released that update yet.

    Pocket Informant and Daylite Touch are due for release soon, and both look to have great features.
     
  3. NicolasV1 macrumors newbie

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    Why does that rule out Omnifocus? It syncs with MobileMe or any webdav perfectly
     
  4. NicolasV1 macrumors newbie

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    I have bought both Things and Omnifocus but Things is really too simple for my taste.
    No sub projects or folders, no sequential projects, no mobileme sync, ect.
    When you look at those 90$ vs 60$ you should also consider what you get. One is a really powerful full featured GTD app and the other is a really pretty GTD inspired app with much much less functionality.

    I look forward to the Hit list for iPhone though.
     
  5. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not familiar with webdavs, would Toodledo or Remember The Milk be included in webdavs Omnifocus can sync with? If not any other well-known webdavs?
     
  6. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    Right now I am using Ultimate ToDo's because they are offering it for free temporarily. I like it quite a bit, though I needed to go to Setting.app and turn off some categories to make the interface less cluttered.

    P-Worm
     

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