It’s not that Apple couldn’t do it, but it’s just not a good fit. What is a good fit is functions that go together to create an even better package. Like peanut butter and chocolate, but in a Mac app.
Tasks And Notes, Together At Last
If Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups can be a taste sensation by combining a little chocolate with a little peanut butter and charging more for it, then what of two user needs?
Most of us use some kind of app on the Mac to take notes. Many of us use another app to jot down tasks and todo list items.
What about taking the Reese’s approach and put the two together in a single package?
That’s what TaskNotes app is all about. It’s tasks. And notes. Together at last.
The logic is formidable. We need to have a simple app that handles todo list items and a few tasks. Instead, many Mac apps turn the need into a full fledged solution of task manager or project manager.
The same thing holds true with notes. We may need a simple, elegant app to record notes, but the most popular apps have file management built-in, and feature creep that rivals Word (well, not quite– but you get the idea).
TaskNotes thinks different.
One app. One window. Both tasks in a todo list format, and notes in a, well, notepad format.
TaskNotes can set alarms in the tasks with due dates, alerts, and a snooze button.
TaskNotes seems intriguing, no?
As simple and elegant as TaskNotes can be, it also imports files, exports files, prints documents and lists, and more.
For example, you can activate it to pop up on the screen with a hotkey combo.
The Dock icon can be hidden so it doesn’t take up valuable Docks space (use the Menubar icon instead).
It features a built-in Markdown preview option, right-left support, and it syncs nicely to iCloud for backup and sharing between Macs.
The only thing is, there’s no TaskNotes app for iPhone or iPad. If you’re wedded to your Mac you’ll love the simplicity and functionality of having both tasks and notes together. An iDevice version would make it a no-brainer gift to yourself.