What’s the best camera? The one you have with you when you take a great photo? Likewise, what’s the best Mac todo list manager? Remarkably, it’s the todo list manager that you use to get things done.
Hide And No Seek
Like cameras to a photographer, it’s not that we Mac users don’t have enough todo list managers. If anything, there are simply too many to try them all.
The best Mac todo list manager is the one you use, and the one that gets used the most is the one that’s easiest to use.
SideToDo is one of the more clever and inexpensive todo list apps.
I want to say it’s minimalist, but it’s actually more than that. The key feature has nothing to do with creating todo items.
A todo list app must be there, onscreen, ever waiting for you to add an item or check off an item.
And, it must be out of the way when not needed. SideToDo is so clever you don’t even need to click to bring it to the front of the Mac’s screen.
SideToDo lives at the edge of your Mac’s screen, actually out of view.
How do you get it to become visible from the invisible status?
Simply move your onscreen pointer (mouse or trackpad) to the edge of the screen and SideToDo pops out like a colorful shelf.
You’re not even required to click. The todo list simply pops out.
If you want, you can pin SideToDo so it’s always visible (out of sight, out of mind, right?). Change the background color, and use keyboard shortcuts to make SideToDo visible.
You won’t even need to click to make the app disappear. Just wait a few seconds and it closes automatically. Todo list items can be saved and synced on Dropbox between Macs. There’s no iCloud support yet, but this is as close to simple todo management as you can get.