And there is no shortage of iPhone apps to help guide us to the path of enlightened efficiency. Yet most preach the same mantra. Lists of items to do. Times when items should get done. Maybe what we really need is a new visual paradigm to getting things done.
The Answer Is A Daily Routine
Other than being annoying I can’t say too much bad about any of the more popular todo list apps or task managers available for iPhone users on the App Store.
My iPhone has half a dozen of each at any one times. Most begin to annoy me and irritate my senses after a week or two of use so I move on.
Others simply bore me to tears. Why does everything have to be a giant list with check boxes?
Let’s assume for a moment that you’re in similar straits and want an app to manage your daily routine but prefer it to be not just useful, but visually soothing as well.
That’s Daily Routine, one of probably a thousand todo list apps and task management apps for iPhone users but one with a different interface that provides an uncommonly pleasant visual focus.
What’s up next is always in focus and details are a single tap.
Pretty nifty, right?
Visually, Daily Routine differs from the typical run of the mill todo list and task manager apps. However, what it does is rather typical, though in an odd way.
For example, the visual cues, when displaying a month view, seem to defy the expectation of intuitive design.
Daily Routine comes with the standard bevy of useful options to manage your day-to-day activities.
There’s iCloud and Dropbox sync, Calendar integration, and the expected list of options to create and manage daily routines.
Create reminders to do tasks that need to get done but don’t have anyone to remind you. Tap and a routine can be edited.
Calendar events show up in the Daily Routine timeline. And don’t let the crazy purple, green, yellow, and blue motif scare you away. You can create your own color design.
Routines can be moved around with a tap and move of the finger. And, routines can be schedule for specific days and dates or a range of days and with repeating options. Touch the Daily Routine timeline and move the finger to scroll through the bendable list of items.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that Daily Routine dares to be different, therefore, the interface seems, well, unusual when compared to traditional todo items and task managers. So, users are split between ‘Oh, God, it’s great!‘ and ‘Oh my God, too much trouble.’