Among the hundreds of todo list apps, which one? What’s the most popular todo list app for the iPhone? And, can you trust 10,000 App Store reviews to guide you to the truth, wherever it might be found?
To Do, Or Not Todo?
If there’s one thing I do not like about the App Store is the search filtering. Search is so bad on the App Store it’s almost as if Apple has never heard of, well, search.
It’s easy enough to select a category of apps, but Apple doesn’t allow a search filter for highest rated apps by category.
If it did, it’s likely that iPhone users would stop using all the crummy todo list and task manager apps, and settle on Any.DO because it’s the highest rated and it’s free.
It’s actually easier to use than Reminders and Siri. Any.DO syncs your list to iCloud, comes with speech recognition, and has those clever time and location reminders.
It’s also unlikely you’ll find an easier to use free todo list app. There’s a reason why the current version has almost 5,000 five star ratings from users.
The interface is clean almost to the point of spartan but not quite sterile.
Portrait mode gives you a quick look at today’s items. Landscape mode lays out a calendar view with today’s todo items.
You control the folders which hold and organize your tasks how you want them to be organized.
Choose from dark background and light text, or the reverse of dark text on a lighter background.
Swipe a task to remove it from the list. Shake the iPhone and all completed tasks are deleted without the tedium of one-by-one.
Any.DO works like Siri and Reminders, so it’s instantly familiar. Tap the microphone and Any.DO converts your speech into text. The idea is to type less to do more.
Priorities are easy to set on each item. Just tap. Folder View lets you see everything, while Date View displays Today, Tomorrow, Upcoming, or Someday items.
Any.DO knows what each todo item needs to do and provides icons accordingly. Call, email, and so on. A todo list manager that’s too cumbersome to use or learn doesn’t get popular, so it’s been voted to the top by users– over 10,000 four and five star reviews.