no todo list or notes sync

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by minesgeek, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. minesgeek macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2005
    alright, i guess that everyone can just memorize their todo lists in their head. youtube is just a novelty. come on. i am sure that if they really wanted to penetrate into the business world this would be live with integrated todo lists and notes sync. its not like their isn't a PC counterpart for to do lists at least....
  2. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    Surrey, UK
    The new Mail app in Leopard has a new Notes feature, so perhaps when it's released in October, the iPhone Notes will sync into Mail Notes? Would make sense, keeping everything neatly in one place.
  3. minesgeek thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2005
    yeah that would be cool but what about todo? and we have to wait till leopard? what about "stickies"?

    todo's i am bummed about because i have used them for a long time with my palm and more on the smart iphone...

    don't get me wrong, pretty much everything else is tremendously well thought out in this bad boy...
  4. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    Surrey, UK
    Todo's are also in the new Mail...and now in hopefully Apple will update Calendar on the iPhone to include this feature, and they'll then sync with iCal/Mail.

    I'd also like to see multiple colour-coded calendars, like in iCal?

    Still, it's only a software update away.
  5. ckeck macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2005
    This is pitiful and easily the most annoying thing about my iPhone...I have quite a few note files with a lot of important/useful information that I need to sync and keep updated back/ could they not include such a simple function in a PDA type device...

    Same for To-Do lists...:confused:
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Agreed on all point. One of the nice things about the Treo/Palm is that you can hide apps you don't YouTube. Notes needs help, looks and feels like it was a rushed app or little attention paid to it. And no To-Do widget is just silly.

    I was listening to the Applephoneshow podcast and one commentator said he was talking with an Apple engineer who said Apple planned on keeping the iPhone dumbed down for the avg. non-techie. They want to limit buttons and widgets. Apparently that is why there is no mass delete email button...Apple doesn't want anymore buttons and they can't come up with another way to initiate the function. Hope that's not true.
  7. Sobe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wash DC suburbs
    I understand the actual difference but how is a calendar any different from a todo list?

    Just give what you need to do a time and a date and have at it.
  8. akabenlee macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2007
    low-tech todo syncing

    In iCal you can actually drag a ToDo to a calendar day and it becomes an event. Make it an all day one and add some notes and then sync your iPhone. You can edit it from your iPhone as well...say delete it when it's complete or make a note in the notes section of the event/ToDo that you've completed it.

    I begin the title of my ToDo/event with these brackets: [] so that I can edit it on my iPhone and insert an X --> [X] when I've completed it. Helps me to keep track of them. Add some alarms and you're all set.

    You could create a dummy event for notes as well...just title the event and add your notes in the notes section and then you'll have notes on your iphone that you're able to edit as well.
  9. deirdre macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2007
    #9 looks pretty sweet on an iPhone (it's optimized for the iPhone) and has free ToDo lists.
  10. macrat macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2003
    Create "To Do List" or "Notes" in your Contacts

    Or create a fake contact called "A1 To Do List" (as a last Name) and list your To Do tasks on the contact's notes page. Use A1, A2, A3 etc... to precede the Last Name label so that they will be in front of your legitimate contact list. Some of mine:

    A1 To Do - Personal
    A1 To Do - Business
    A2 Domain Names /Email
    A2 Bible Notes
    A2 Oahu Trip Checklist

    I saw this workaround in one of the Forum threads and it's working good for me until we get the Leopard/iPhone updates :)
  11. shk718 macrumors 65816

    Jun 26, 2007
    In Steve Jobs key note speach he mentions syncing notes -i'm guessing they didn't have it ready at launch - hopefully the next software revision.
  12. gceo macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    When I did a restore (per Apple to fix the low volume) I lost all my notes. Apple didn't warn me, they just said do a sync and I'll be fine. bummer.

    I bought it 'cause it's a toy, I'll use it 'cause it's a tool.

    The funny thing is that I wish the notes were as good as they were on my Newton.... in 1991!

    I see the Mail solution as the most likely for Apple.
  13. Manatee macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2003
    Washington DC
    That's currently my biggest frustration with the iPhone -- lack of sync for Notes and ToDo. :(

    For me, the real test of the iPhone's "readiness for prime time" will be when I can stop carrying my Treo in addition to the iPhone. Right now I use the iPhone for web browsing, listening to music, and showing people the novelty of the iPhone, and the Treo for pretty much everything else.

    I also agree with others who wonder why YouTube got precedence over other more useful features. Co-op marketing, I guess. :(

    I'd like to be able to manage the desktop -- change the order of icons, have second-tier "menus" of icons, so I can put all the multimedia stuff together on one menu, and all the web-based stuff on another.

    And finally, Web 2.0 apps make sense to me for apps that require "real time" updates, but for anything else, I'd much rather see them as stand-alone apps that I install on the iPhone -- and use whenever I want, even with the radios turned off (like in an airplane.)

    I hope the iPhone platform will mature into something more useful than an iPod that makes phone calls. It's such a great interface. I know it's capable of doing much more. :)
  14. CADer macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2007
    Mu notes have synced! Of course I can't access them on the computer but when apple sent me a replacement phone due to defects in the first on I had I did a normal sync and my notes were all there!

    Now the only problem is, I am now on my 4th iphone and the notes do not sync and they didn't on the 3rd either!?!?

    I smell a bug!

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