palm treo user considering iphone but concerned about tasks

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pupfactor, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. pupfactor macrumors newbie

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    As a long-time palm treo user considering switching to iphone 3G concerned about options for tasks. I am looking for a task application that can be used offline, has categories, the ability to attach notes and most importantly provide option of repeating tasks (daily, monthly, every 2 weeks etc) and that can sync with my desktop. I am used to adding/editing and checking off tasks on a daily basis from my phone whether or not I have reception and am highly reliant on this feature. Any suggestions? Any free options?
     
  2. Marvin1379 macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the same boat. I'd like to hear people's experiences. I'm gunna try some of the apps, but have to wait for my phone first!!
     
  3. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    can you not use the calendar?
    have different calendars for different category
    calendar items can have notes
    they can be set to repeat
    and can sync with a desktop app

    then you have several calendar groups. one group for tasks/todo and one as an actual calendar
    in my calendar program:
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    on the iPhone:
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    this is a free solution
    there are paid for alternatives, such as omnifocus but the iphone and desktop app are $100 in total
     
  4. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure about the features that you need, however between the calendar and the app store, you may be able to find something that you need. I did just want to say though that the iphone is SOOO much better than the Treo!
    I had a Treo before and gave it up after only a few months because it was too much of a pain to use and just had too many things I didnt like about it.
    I was leery of getting the iphone at first in fear that it might be another Treo situation, but I am so pleased with my iphone! A world of difference from the Treo.
    The only thing I can suggest is to either play with one at an Apple store, and/or go into iTunes and browse the app store to see if there is anything that would work for you.
     
  5. vixapphire macrumors 6502

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    I have a treo because my work runs the motorola "Good" messaging/push sync to outlook.

    Does the new iphone support Good?
     
  6. pupfactor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the ical suggestion!

    Has anyone used omnifocus? I understand they do not have repeating tasks? How easily does it sync with desktop version?
     
  7. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    nope not used it, but from what i can work out is that repeating tasks need to be set up on the mac application, then synced over, although the ability to create repeating tasks may be added to the iphone in the future
    sync requires mobileme, which i didnt realise, which is a further $100 a year! or you can set up a WebDAV account, but this is apparently very complicated
     

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