A couple of months ago, I put the top four note-taking apps on Android to test in an attempt to figure out what each one was good at. If there’s one other thing I use my phone most for – barring the usual calling & texting, of course – it is to manage my todo lists. So this time around, I take the top task management apps on Android and put them through the paces to try and identify a winner.
Now I’m not new to this game, really. For years, I’ve pounced upon every app that had anything to do with task management, GTD and the likes. Having gone from using Remember The milk to Astrid to Wunderlist, back to Remember the Milk & Todoist, I keep going through the phases every time the landscape seems to change a bit. Consider this that phase, and join me as I go through each app and review it on three parameters – core features, user interface and other bells and whistles.
Over the past two weeks, we focused on making the sync process between your iOS and Android devices as easy as possible. We started by looking at keeping email, contacts and calendar data sync’ed, before recommending various solutions to replicate media content across devices.
This week we’ll take a more general approach and suggest various applications and services that save your content in the cloud and synchronize it transparently across devices and platforms. Whether you read articles and books on various phones and tablets, or need your notes and tasks sync’ed or simply want to keep track of your expenses across platforms, we’ve got the right apps for you!
At the University where I teach, the Spring semester is in full swing. Students, Faculty, and Staff are settling in and getting into a good routine. One of the things I’ve noticed is that tablets are becoming a lot more popular among students, and for good reason! You can download textbooks, take notes, and stay organized; and there are tons of apps out there to help! While I won’t cover the basic/common apps (like Kindle or Google Books for textbooks), I do have 10 apps designed for both students and Android tablets.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried pretty much every single todo list app on the Android Market. Even the ten new ones that cropped up just last week! And yet nothing seems to work exactly the way you want, right? This was my story until very recently, when I found an answer the second time over.
For years, I scoured the web for a decent task management web app that worked the way I did, and I finally settled on Remember The Milk. As it turns out, it was the Android version that finally ended my search on the mobile. (more…)
Astrid Task is an open source, simple todo list app on the Market, and is by far the most popular with over two million users. It focuses mainly on ‘social productivity’, making your tasks available to other people – for example, it allows you to assign tasks to colleagues for a specific project.
Let’s have a look at what this intelligent and user friendly todo list app has to offer.
Of course, this isn’t the only to-do app on the Market – far from it. We’ve seen Todo.txt Touch and Extensive Notes (and its sister app Classic Notes), and looked at a lot of similar apps in this productivity roundup. Heck, just search the Market for “todo” and you’ll see there’s no shortage.
But do you actually use them?
In the first roundup on this site, I mentioned Astrid as “my favorite task organizer”. Back then, I used it a lot; now, I’m not sure I even have it installed. But that’s not because it’s a bad app – it’s actually really well designed, with an easy way to enter new tasks and see your current priorities at a glance – it’s because I find paper so much more effective.
I still use my phone to keep track of some tasks; Google Calendar is great for entering appointments and due dates that are any further away than the next 24 hours, and Extensive Notes is useful for tapping out a quick reminder to myself. But I get so much more done with my current, analog to-do list: a narrow notebook, on which I enter all of the following day’s tasks at the end of every evening. (From the top down, I write the things I have to do today; from the bottom up, I write the things I have to do in the near future.) Maybe it’s because I have to restrict each task to a few words; maybe it’s because the list is always visible on my desk (rather than hidden away behind a lock screen and a shortcut); maybe it’s just because crossing a task out with a pen feels better than tapping a checkbox.
Other people swear by their digital methods, though – so what about you? Vote in the poll, and share your task management methods in the comments below!
Task-management apps are among the most popular on mobile app marketplaces. Why? Simple, because people are always looking for tools to make life easier. That’s where Wunderlist by 6Wunderkinder comes in.
Wunderlist, among the top multi-platform task-manager apps, has just received a massive update for Android users. Launched a little over five months ago, the first version of Wunderlist for Android brought the great concept of managing your task on your smartphone, but omitted the UI that iOS and Mac users grew to love.
This month’s new version fixes this; from the sign-in the the “more” shortcut, this app has been rebuilt from the ground up.
Classic Notes, like its sister app Extensive Notes, is an app to do pretty much everything. The developer’s description of the app is much longer than would fit in the description — and, wow, there are so many features included in less than half a megabyte! There is so much to cover, so let’s get started…
Over the last few years, smartphones have become an integral part of our lives with most of us depending on them to help organize our work and personal lives. From primarily being communication tools, phones are quickly growing into swiss-army knives for everything we do on a daily basis – be it taking notes, maintaining todo lists for work and home, managing schedules or tracking what we do.
In this article, we will look at some of the best Android applications that can help you be more productive at work as well as in your personal life. Now there is no dearth of notes and todo list applications on the Android Market, but this is a list of some of the best ones out there.