Ridiculous to-do problem

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by marmiteturkey, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. marmiteturkey macrumors 6502

    marmiteturkey

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    Reminders on iOS5 is good. Not too complicated, not too simple.
    THe new Clear app is nice - but too simple for my work projects.

    The problem is that iCal is ridiculously oversimple when it comes to to dos. Is there really no mac desktop app that syncs with iCloud reminders that is better than iCal? We use Entourage 2008 at work, which doesn't seem to support to-do syncing on an Exchange server!
     
  2. marmiteturkey thread starter macrumors 6502

    marmiteturkey

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    Think I've found a solution. Things can sync to iCal, which can sync to reminders. needs some setting up, but it's not bad, and Things is flexible enough to work.
     
  3. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    Post up the steps to your solution if you can.
     
  4. marmiteturkey thread starter macrumors 6502

    marmiteturkey

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    Set up a list in Reminders for each of your projects in Things
    Set Things to sync with iCal, and go to custom

    Select a Reminders list, and in the 'only items contained in one of' box, put the project name in
    Repeat for each Reminders list
    You can also create a 'today' list to sync by choosing the 'sync with Today' drop down.

    Hey presto. Biggest drawback (apart from Things being hideously overpriced) is that each time you set up a new project or list, you need to manually set up the corresponding list in the other app.
     
  5. Nikh macrumors regular

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    Hi. At Mac App Store there is a bunch of To-do applications (search for to-do or todo there) , most of them can sync to iCal. But almost all of them have a price from $20 to $80. We are developing a much cheaper app, which doesn't have all of those features, but can do what you need - sync with iCloud/iOS Reminders, and manage your lists. Also there is a free trial, so you can try the app before buying (also, most of those App Store apps like Things, OmniFocus, Todo have trial too).
     
  6. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    This is an entirely new way to think about it, but what about a third party online based application?? I have had the same problem and recently found ASANA which is AWESOME.. Asana.com (no affiliation) is a free todo list where you can create projects and then add to-dos and assign them to specific people and comment on the todos. Really good stuff.. You can then sync it with your calendar
     

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