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With the Apple Watch on schedule to ship in April and some developers asked to have apps readied for this month, we are beginning to see a slow trickle of apps surface for the wrist-worn device. Todoist on Monday became the latest software maker to tease their work-in-progress Apple Watch app, sharing a video and screenshots of the upcoming to-do app with MacRumors this morning.

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Todoist [Direct Link] aims to bring its popular to-do app for iPhone and iPad to the wrist with a simple Apple Watch app that will provide task management at a glance. When paired with an iPhone, the app will enable users to view their upcoming tasks and categories, reply to comments, and schedule or mark complete tasks. Todoist tells us that the video below is missing the task filter view, but plans to add the feature soon.


Enric Enrich, a 20-year-old iOS developer at Doist, explains further:
Once inside the main Todoist app, the user can access their Inbox, Projects (and full task lists within each project), Labels, Filters, and a 'Today' view showing all tasks for the day, as well as overdue tasks. When you tap on a task to get the detailed view, you will be able to see the task's associated labels, its due date, its priority level, and you will be able to either "complete" or "postpone" the task directly from the watch. If you don't want to complete or postpone the task, you use the watch's microphone to explicitly assign a time/date to the task (this feature is still in development)."
Apple made its WatchKit SDK available alongside the release of iOS 8.2 and Xcode 6.2 beta in November, although developers are limited to an emulator-only development environment until the Apple Watch is released. For now, a third-party Tesla app and concepts of what apps such as Instagram and Uber could look like provide the best teaser of what the future of the wrist holds.

Article Link: Todoist App for Apple Watch Will Bring To-Do Lists to Your Wrist
 

DavidTheExpert

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I really don't want to see such simple ports of iPhone apps. I want to see the iWatch used for more time-based things. iWatch apps should focus on changing their behavior based on the time or your current location, not just behaving like simplified iPhone apps..
 

thekeyring

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I know I've said this before, but... I cannot wait for the launch event for this.

Especially if it's combined with the Beats music relaunch.
 

rohitp

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The more I see of this device, the less I want it.

I haven't worn a watch ever since my first cell phone with a small LCD display. Why in the heck would I want to add another device? It's nice having my wrist nekkid. :eek:
 

Chupa Chupa

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Finally To-Do lists on my wrist! More solutions to problems I don't have.

Since when does a product have to be a solution to a problem to be a valuable one? Many products -- like the Apple Watch -- only seek to improve one's efficiency.

The home computer didn't solve any problem but it made life and learning easier for people. But at the time students were researching term papers at the library using card catalogs and hard copy journals, magazines, and books and then typing them up on Olivetti and Smith-Corona typewriters. A lot of time wasted there which the computer gave back for use in other tasks.
 

heeloliver

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Let me sum up the comments so you don't have to post:

I don't want an Apple Watch.

Apple is failing.

Apple is doomed.

This is a dumb idea.

I'll wait till second gen.

I want full-blooded apps, not ports to my iPhone apps.

The Apple Watch is ugly.

I think that covers it, let me know if there's anything I missed!
 

groovyd

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Too Complex

Clearly developers don't get the idea of keeping the watch simple... they just want to cram the entire app on it and that is entirely the wrong approach. Apple needs to audit these apps and make sure they aren't trying to do too much in my opinion. The interface just isn't sized for it as well as the battery life. They really need to learn to K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple Stupid).
 

JHankwitz

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Does it come with a magnifying glass to read it?

Likely will be just as easy if not easier to read as your current iPhone or iPad. With my current watch, I can already easily read the time, date, day, moon phase and a month calendar at arms length. With the Apple Watch display being much clearer than my current LCD, it shouldn't be a problem reading it.
 

iSee

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Wow, I did not see THAT coming! I sure hope MR runs a story every time a TODO list is teased for Apple Watch!:rolleyes:
 

troop231

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It's an app extension, get it right! :). Apps won't be coming until the full blown SDK comes out - aka later 2015.
 

AlecZ

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Stock apps for reminders, the calendar, and alarms already overlap. If they're going to make a third-party app that overlaps all of these, it should share data with the stock apps (and Reminders and Calendar need to be merged). The article doesn't say anything, but I would guess that they use their own database.
 

extricated

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I really look forward to what's coming (not necessarily this particular app)!

I think Apple has an idea about what will really work well for the watch, which is why I'm glad they're keeping a tight hold on 3rd party apps. As this matures, we'll see some great things; things I'm sure many of us haven't considered.
 

jmh600cbr

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I have a pebble and i can tell you when i DO get the apple watch i will not be getting apps like this.
 

madsci954

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Clearly developers don't get the idea of keeping the watch simple... they just want to cram the entire app on it and that is entirely the wrong approach. Apple needs to audit these apps and make sure they aren't trying to do too much in my opinion. The interface just isn't sized for it as well as the battery life. They really need to learn to K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple Stupid).

Agreed. I read a post from a dev the other day, and he said to think usage in terms of time. Desktop and laptop apps should be measured in hours, phone and tablet measured in minutes, and watch apps in seconds.

As time goes on, good devs will catch on and improve upon it.
 

Col4bin

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I really don't want to see such simple ports of iPhone apps. I want to see the iWatch used for more time-based things. iWatch apps should focus on changing their behavior based on the time or your current location, not just behaving like simplified iPhone apps..

Hmmm, I agree. But not so sure we'll see a completely new definition of app integration and usage come out of this watch. Besides the health sensors, which are kind of cool, I think it's basically be an iPhone on your wrist? Hopefully the devs are just scratching the surface and additonal usage patterns will come out of it.
 

thepixelpusher

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Let me sum up the comments so you don't have to post:

I don't want an Apple Watch.

Apple is failing.

Apple is doomed.

This is a dumb idea.

I'll wait till second gen.

I want full-blooded apps, not ports to my iPhone apps.

The Apple Watch is ugly.

I think that covers it, let me know if there's anything I missed!

I know, right!? I'm on an Apple products forum and welcome critical feedback, but you'd think I was on Android Central with the vitriol in some of these posts.

I'm looking forward to the Apple Watch and a ToDo List app or app extension is the number 1 thing I need to keep my day on track.
 
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