My favorite notes app is Evernote which has apps for Mac and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. If the old adage, ‘An app is never feature complete until it can do email‘ then all Evernote needs is a built-in task manager.
Todo Lists Everywhere
The advantage to having a task manager or todo list app on every device is obvious. As long as the task or todo items sync up between devices all is good.
I fully expect Evernote to have a task manager built-in one day, but until that day arrives there’s Onlytasks for Mac users.
What you get with this modestly priced app is a rather straightforward task manager that locks into your Evernote account and syncs your tasks and todos to other devices.
Tasks can be assigned to notebooks and you can add labels to organize the tasks. That means simple functions like due date, alerts, and recurring tasks are easy to setup.
You can even setup notebooks to work using the GTD ‘Getting Things Done’ system.
Tasks are easily viewed in Classic view with the side panel of notebooks, or Status view, which I find more flexible.
Onlytasks integrates well with Evernote for Mac but it’s not a bolted on extra. Tasks can be sent to iCal or Reminders, and you can open tasks either in Evernote’s Mac app or on the website.
There’s built-in support for fonts, icon sizes, and notes placement. If you’re deeply into Evernote and struggle to find a task manager or todo app that keeps up, Onlytasks is a good option to try.
I just can’t help but think Evernote will have their own built-in task management component someday and it’ll work on all devices.