To-Do List App w/easy priority setting like iGTD

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by salilsundresh, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. salilsundresh macrumors 6502

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    Is there any to do app in the app store that easily lets you set a priority for a task without having to tap it..go into the task's options and setting the priority and going back out to your list? I just want to tape a 1, 2, or 3 for the tasks priority and quickly figure out the top stuff I wanna get done.

    Also I need it to sync somewhere for back-up purposes.

    Any suggestions on apps would be greatly appreciated. I have an 8gb 1g iPhone.
     
  2. BrianStoiber macrumors member

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    I personally love ZenBe. It is simple to make multiple lists, arrange the order of the lists and everything in the lists. You can sign up for a free account on their website and sync your lists back and forth between your iphone/itouch and the web version. I got it when it was free, but it is only $2.99 and I think well worth it.

    To sort the lists you do need to hit edit and then the move items up or down like you when you organize your Favorites in your phone book. There is no 1, 2 or 3 on priority list but for me, as long as I see an ordered list, I am fine with that.

    I have a friend that uses OmniFocus and it is an amazing app but it costs $19.99 and is WAY to intensive for me. it did have some nice features like being able to show you what you can work on based on where you are. You can geotag where work is, home, the mall or anything and then when you are in that location, it will show you what can be done based on your location. Cool idea, but way too intensive for me.

    Hope this helped. Personally, I wish all apps would have a trial period. Something like 2 days or a couple hours of usage. That way you could actually try an app and if you like it, you are forced to buy it if you want to keep using it. Otherwise, just delete it. I think it would sell a lot more because people wouldn't be afraid of taking a chance on an app and trying it out. I personally would be trying tons of apps which would lead to more purchases, but because I am not made of money, I am hesitant to buy and then try.
     
  3. salilsundresh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I was using Zenbe for a while, but after I built up a pretty decent size data base I got a lot of slow down and it was a bit basic for my needs. One of the solid basic to do apps out there though I must say. Then I went to Omnifocus, this was cool except I couldn't easily set priorities with out tapping on the task and it took about 15 seconds to boot up when I had all my tasks (170-200) in my database.

    Right now I'm using Toodledo. It's pretty good but I keep finding my self wanting to just tap a 1, 2, or 3 to send it to a priority immediately like I remember doing on my Palm Pilot years ago. The staring feature is sort of this but with only 1 priority -- "starred".
     
  4. BrianStoiber macrumors member

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    You know there is one thing you can do. Hire a programmer to make the app the exact way you want it to work. Then submit it to the App Store. If there is something you want to work a certain way, Im sure someone else will want it to work that way too. You have the possibility to make it work.

    Unfortunately, I didn't get too far in programming in college, I went towards web/graphic design. Otherwise I would love to make a ToDo list that worked they way you wanted it to because I like the idea of a number scale giving prioity. Also if you look at any project managment software like Trac, tickets always get prioritized by number (Usually Prority 1, 2, 3 etc.).
     

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