Last year Apple just said No to additional fart apps on the iPhone App Store? Why? Twenty eleven of anything tends to get boring; mere variations on a bad theme.
So it is with to-do apps. Sure, there’s Stickies. It’s good for notes and to-do items. And there’s iCal and Mail. They handle to-do items, too. Elsewhere are at least twenty eleven more that claim to make tasks easier and fun. Here’s another one.
Do The To-Do Queue, Lou
I’m not developing a hatred of to-do apps, or task manager apps. It’s just seems that they’re a dime a dozen these days. You have things to do. You put them into an app. It reminds you to do the to-do item.
To-Do Queue is yet another Mac to do app. It does a few things very well, and a few not so well.
Among the good is the interface. Think iTunes or iPhoto with a huge list of to-do items in the middle screen. Simple and familiar.
Got a task or a to-do? Enter it into To-Do Queue and it’s there among all the others, sortable by Title, Due Date, Priority, and easily synchronized between Mac, iPhone, and iPad using Dropbox.
There’s not much to not like about the interface.
Tasks can be organized into categories. Each category displays the number of items. Toggle between Active and Completed to-do items.
Due or overdue to-do items are flagged with a red icon. You can set tasks in multiple colors and highlight by priority.
As to-do apps go, To-Do Queue is pretty good. Not the best, mind you, but it’s priced low.
But there is a problem. Other than the color coding, To-Do Queue works pretty much like every other to do app, other than it syncs with iPhone and iPad using a Dropbox account.
And, there’s no try-before-you-buy option.
Hey, I’m on a budget. I can only afford to throw away so much money to try an app, and my throw away limit is in two steps: 99-cents, and $1.99.
Anything beyond that and the app gets a ding. It can’t be that hard to do a lite version for the Mac App Store, or a time-limited download trial from the developer’s web site.