Talk about 21st century buzz words. Mac. iPhone. Cloud. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were an inexpensive way to manage your to-do lists, tasks, and simple projects in all three places? Mac. iPhone. Cloud.
Cheer up, depressed souls. Mac app to the rescue. For the price of a couple of solo trips to Starbucks, your tasks and to-do’s can flow between Mac, iPhone, and cloud, just like a hot knife slices through warm butter.
Spend Little, Save A Lot
When you sync to-do items and a task list between your Mac and iPhone there may not be much need for the Cloud. But the Cloud is buzz worthy, so everyone is using it these days.
You can sync to the Cloud, print to the Cloud, scan to the Cloud, upload to the Cloud, download from the Cloud, backup to the Cloud, and recover from the Cloud.
I fully expect to give birth to my next daughter (the Kayhill’s are notorious for mostly spawning daughters) with an option to upload to the Cloud.
In the meantime, I have to-do’s, tasks, and projects. I want them on my Mac, my iPhone, and somewhere where I can get to them when I’m without Mac or iPhone.
I want them to sync up nice and tidy. SpeedTask to the rescue. This is a nifty neato Mac, iPhone, Cloud-based app which manages those aforementioned to-do items and tasks.
Cheaper Than Cheap Task Management
SpeedTask can be downloaded from the Mac App Store or the iPhone App Store. It’s not free but it’s nearly so. What is free is the Cloud. SpeedTask Cloud is a free online account where you can also manage and sync tasks.
How it all works is rather simple. Click the Mac Menubar SpeedTask icon for a list of your to-do items or tasks. Click to add a task.
SpeedTask is a one window app with limited options. Right click on the Menubar icon and add a task.
Drag and drop text to the icon to create a new task.
Set up alerts to remind you of a specific task. Other options include alarm sounds, user specified typeface, autocompletion for recurring tasks.
The sync occurs between your device and the SpeedTask Cloud account (which you can also access using a web browser on virtually any internet connected PC), so your to-do’s and tasks are never more than an internet or 3G connection away.
SpeedTask is anything but complex, so don’t expect it to handle multiple tasks within a complicated project. It is what it is. Cheap. Easy to use. Uncomplicated. The custom feed-URL to view to-do’s in iCal is a little clumsy. The only other negative is no option for a free trial, as SpeedTask is a Mac App Store purchase only.
In the time it took you to read about the virtues of the inexpensive SpeedTask, a decent multi-device to-do list manager, a new, competing app hit the streets with an entirely new business model (free) and with more features. SpeedTask, meet Wunderlist.