Take the standard to-do list app. They’re a dime a dozen, but the very best ones have a price tag, sync up list items and tasks between devices, and look like a day planner fell into your iPad. The future of good apps is syncing device to device.
Tasks 2Do, iPhone, iPad, Mac
From Dropbox to iCloud, I’m sufficiently impressed with storing important files online, and having them sync up to each device, that I want all my utilities, tools, and apps to do that.
The latest to grace my iPhone and iPad is also on the Mac. 2Do looks and feels like a digital day planner, so it’s instantly familiar and quickly usable.
It isn’t just that 2Do does to-do lists. It does. But it lists tasks with details. And tasks can be stored as part of a project.
For iPhone and iPad users, 2Do even lets Siri create a reminder (task) and it syncs between Mac, iPhone, and iPad using iCloud.
But 2Do does much more. It syncs lists to Dropbox, Toodledo, Yahoo!, and CalDAV. Tap to preview and edit notes. Schedule tasks using the standard Start Date and Time.
2Do even creates multiple alerts per task. And, to-do items can be shared to Twitter, Mail, or Messages.
Sidebar tabs make it simple to navigate to all to-do items, just those for today, or any category you create.
If you been hesitant to put your tasks into an app because the app can’t always be where you are, there’s no longer any excuse.
The Mac version of 2Do is more expensive than the iPad-iPhone version, and the desktop interface is similar but visually different than the iDevice versions.
Carol and I keep tens of dozens of tasks, alerts, to-do items, and projects (lists), and 2Do doesn’t seem to slow down based upon the volume.
Syncing to the cloud and back to each device is painless and handled in the background.
2Do, whether iOS or OS X, is closer aligned to a professional, business app than a simple to-do list manager, but it works well for beginners and experienced day planner users.
Start with a to-do list, graduate to a task with alerts, then lump tasks into projects. 2Do is nicely done with features you’d expect at a price you won’t (one of the more expensive to-do list managers).