Time Management/Productivity

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LithePanther, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. LithePanther macrumors 6502

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    Hello all. So ok - this is going to get a bit complicated and long.

    The short version is i SUCK at managing my time/getting things done, and I can't seem to find the tools to let me do it. So i'm turning to the macrumors board to help me.

    FIRST: How can i delete all calendar data from my ical and icloud? I can't seem to figure it out.

    So these are the apps I have:

    ical
    tempus
    reminders
    2do
    BusyToDo
    OmniFocus
    Remember the Milk

    This is what I want, exactly. I need it all exactly.

    **note** if an app listed above fits the bill, please suggest it. If not, suggest an app that does **note**

    I want a simple, clean calendar that syncs with ical. I want to use the new calendar to creates tasks instead of using ical, and I also need it to get synced to ical so I can back it up. This is the easy part.

    Here's where it gets tricky. I want a to-do list that will allow me to enter things I want to do, assign start/end dates, prioritize, flag as important, all the good stuff you want in a to-do app. What I ALSO want this to-do app to accomplish is sync with ical (and thus the calendar i'm using in place of ical.) What I mean by this is I want to enter a task to do on the 23rd of november, and have my calendar show on the 23rd of november that I have that task scheduled. (If this needs further explanation, I can do so)

    Finally, this is the last part. On ios 5's notification center (this is why having syncing to ical while not actually using ical is so important) I want ical to tell me what I have scheduled for the day (which it does automatically. I just need everything to get sync'd to ical) What I also want is for my to-do list to have it's own tasks for the day shown as well.

    I don't want to actually use ical, but I want a calendar and to-do list that syncs with ical and shows up in the notification center.

    If I can do it with the apps I already have, I would prefer that. I couldn't seem to figure it out, so I would greatly appreciate someone explaining what I missed/screwed up.

    Whew! If you made it this far, I applaud you. This was longer then I thought. I understand this is a very convoluted, personal problem but I appreciate anyone who takes the time to read the entire thread and give me any answer, even if its that it cannot be done.

    Thanks in advance!

    (If any of the points need further explanations, i'll be able to add to it at around 3 p.m. EST, so if you need more info, please check back later.)
     
  2. LithePanther thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. LithePanther thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Someone must have an idea?

    I've spent another 3 hours in vain unable to set this up
     
  4. TwiceNightly macrumors 6502

    TwiceNightly

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    No To-Do apps yet show your tasks for the day except the default Reminders app

    Best workaround I would suggest are:

    Use iCal with iCloud and use it for calendar appointments and tasks, both of which will show up in your notifications center without an alert (which is what I think you're getting at).

    If not then Omnifocus might be a good bet as it exports a calendar containing all your tasks, which you can subscribe to in iCal to have it show up in your notification center. I think RTM does this too.

    Bottom line is that if you want your tasks in your notification center before they're due, like iCal does, then you need to use the Reminders app/iCal/iCloud solution.

    If not then use another app and have a default alarm for each task set to 12:01am on the day that it's due and they will all show up each day then too.
     
  5. LithePanther thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. LithePanther thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do I do this?
     

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