Today’s iPhone user has access to apps that mashup every sort of data into a single screen that reflects the state of our life’s organization. Or, lack thereof. Here’s another iPhone app which weaves together todo’s, tasks, projects, and more into a one glance screen.
Weave What’s Next
Right up front let me state that I’m a big fan of mashup applications, such as Panic’s new Status Board for the iPad. The real problem is that it’s on the iPad, not the iPhone.
Second, most mashup apps are not quite as good at displaying multiple disparate pieces of information as good as the standalone apps.
At least, not yet. Regardless, I’ve been trying to find a way to consolidate, visually, all the information I need at any one time. Events, meetings, email, messages, and especially task and project status.
That’s easier said than done, but Weave for the iPhone and iPad moves it all a step closer. It’s a free app that helps you organize todo items, tasks, projects, and assignments in a simplified way.
At first glance, Weave appears to be a standard todo list app.
What Weave does better than most todo list or task managers is to display individual todo items separate from projects, which are made up of tasks.
Nothing much is complicated about that, right?
Weave’s learning and productivity curves match. It’s easy to setup and use as a todo list manager, but tasks are just as easily popped into a project.
Weave is a decent app to keep track of todo lists, small projects with a number of individual tasks for each, and a good way to collaborate with co-workers, family members, or fellow students to keep track of what needs to get done.
The mashup element is straightforward– adding todo items as tasks within projects and syncing with Calendar on the iPhone– but doesn’t go far enough to become the go to app for everything.
Weave is good for personal items or within a business environment, and the one glance ability to display project status is very useful. The option to add income and expenses to projects is very useful, too.
Still, I long for the ultimate mashup app. I’m even willing to pay.