Please tell me Entourage is not the only one

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  1. lankox macrumors regular

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    I'm looking for a desktop todo app that allows for repeating todos, as well as the ability to set a date and time for an alarm. I have searched high and low and cannot find anything in the mac world that has recurring tasks and alarms other than Entourage. Please tell me I missed something. Thanks!!
     
  2. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    iCal
     
  3. lankox thread starter macrumors regular

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    iCal doesn't automatically move non-completed tasks to the next day like a todo application.
     
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  6. bsheridan macrumors 6502

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    Things seems to offer what you want though costs $49.

    You may want to have a look at what Secondgear also.

    b.
     
  7. lankox thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks bsheridan but I'm afraid that Things is in the same camp as Omnifocus, no alarms. The other link you provided ties in with iCal so no recurring tasks.
     
  8. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    It's a web app, but I use ReQall. It allows me to add to do's (with notifications) via the iPhone app or the web app using speech-to-text, it syncs with iCal & gCal, and best of all - it's free.
     
  9. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Yes it does. It integrates with iCal.
     
  10. lankox thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I would enter the task in Omnifocus, then open up iCal and enter in an alarm?
     
  11. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    This probably won't work for you, but gets close. It combines a to-do list and calendar and has alarms that can be set Chandler.

    It is open source (free) and it has a web application that is fully integrated. While it does not automatically move an uncompleted action, it does keep it at the top of the projects list. And it allows you to set Later, Done, Do for each project/task.

    I have found this very handy.
     
  12. lankox thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I'll check it out.
     
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  14. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    BTW, Chandler also integrates with both iCal and Google Calendar.
     
  15. acxz macrumors regular

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    Anxiety is another To-Do list app that syncs with iCal. Not sure about other calendars though.
     
  16. lankox thread starter macrumors regular

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  17. lankox thread starter macrumors regular

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    Spent some time with Chandler last night. Interesting app. I could not open preferences (greyed out) and the alarms did not make a sound, just a pop up window. Also, it seems that there is only one snooze option - 5 minutes. Still not there yet. I'm assuming with the integration with iCal, that means you set a task in Chandler, and then set the alarm in iCal?
     
  18. jr777 macrumors newbie

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    to do and calendar/contact mgmt

    one of the best is Palm Desktop which is free and downloadable from Palm.
    The bad news is it doesn't seem to sync with iphone.
     
  19. bsheridan macrumors 6502

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    A GTD app i saw on the Macrumors frontpage is Pluto menubar which looks pretty slick. I'm not sure how far you will get with it with your needs but it offers a demo.
    You can get it discounted from here.

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  20. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    With regard to integrated iCal, no, that is not how it works. You set up a Chandler hub (web interface), and then synch. See this set of Instructions for work with iCal, Google, and Lightning.
     
  21. lankox thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nice concept. Doesn't appear to have alarms or repeat. Looks like they are working on a desktop app. I will check that out.
     

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