My to do list has so much on it, I don’t even know the number or the length. That’s because I’m using two or three to-do lists at a time. Maybe four. I lose count, too.
I’m shopping for a to-do list manager that makes it simple and easy to put something on a list, check it off, sync with iCal, sync with Dropbox and other Macs. Is that too much to ask for 99-cents?
To Do Or Not To Do?
Why not use Stickies? It’s built in. It’s free. It’s easy. See criteria above. It must cost 99-cents. I’m on a budget. iCal itself is too complex to manage to-do list items and Mac-to-Mac sync requires MobileMe, which is yet another Apple Orphan™.
Enter To-Do Lists. It’s a 99-cent Mac app that kinda sorta looks like Stickies but does more.
Think Stickies but with a check box for each to-do item. Think Stickies yellow, floating, resizable list. Click to create a new item. To-do items are synchronized with iCal and stored in Dropbox.
To-Do Lists handles rich text formatting (so you get bold and italics), and in-text links so you can click a link and open a web browser.
Considering the price tag, To-Do Lists has plenty of useful features so it can recommend itself.
For example, it has drag and drop. That means you can make a new to do item by dragging a link, a file, an email message, or text snippet onto To-Do List.
It also uses Mac OS X’s Services menu, used by most Mac apps. That means you can make a new to do item from within other Mac apps. You control the checkbox, text color, default font, even the background color of the to do list.
Backing up and restoring from backup are easy (thank you, Dropbox). You can even import to-do lists from text files, and it exports your to-do lists to text (in case you prefer to use another to-do list manager).
As to-do list managers go, To-Do Lists is one of the simplest, least expensive available, yet it has a useful feature set. Now, if only there was an iPhone version…