What’s not to like? It’s free. It’s easy. It syncs your notes and other documents with the cloud and back to Macs, PCs, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. What’s missing in Evernote? A way to create and sync tasks from a to-do list.
There’s almost an app for that. Almost?
Almost What Everyone Needs
To-do list apps are almost a dime a dozen. Sometimes even less. At a basic level, a to-do list app simply records task items for you to check off.
At a higher level, those tasks can be integrated into projects to manage. In between, any decent task manager or to-do app needs to be with you wherever you go.
That means it can sync up tasks in Evernote and show up on other Evernote empowered devices. There’s some synchronization with iCal, too.
Onlytasks lets you sort and prioritize tasks. Each one can have a due date, notes, even tags.
In the end, though, what you get is yet another to-do list app, but one that’s a bit more cumbersome to use than most (even Apple’s Reminders has advantages).
iCal’s built-in to-do list works acceptably, and syncs quickly and freely with iCloud and Apple’s iDevices.
How long before Evernote adds a similar to-do list function to the app? What’s odd here is the value. Evernote is free. iCal is free. Onlytasks comes with a $15 price tag. Just to piggyback to-do list items on Evernote or iCal.
If you need a to-do list manager, Wunderlist or iProcrastinate are free and run on all iDevices. My personal favorite is the aptly named Todo, which also syncs between Mac and other devices using iCloud or Dropbox.