If there’s a group of people that create more lists than teachers I don’t know who they are. Teachers have lists for everything, and often it seems they each have a different app. I don’t know how many todo list apps are floating around on our school’s Macs, but it seems as if everyone uses something different. Here’s another one.
A Spot For Lists
Frankly, I don’t understand why Mac users just don’t standardize on Notes to make their lists. Notes is something of a mini-word processor in OS X El Capitan, and it synchronizes nicely with iPhone and iPad so there just is not much to not like about Apple’s built-in app.
Here’s the newest free utility that captures lists. It’s cleverly entitled ListSpot. The spot for lists. ListSpot works well enough but it’s missing the single most important reason to use Apple’s Notes app instead. Ubiquity.
Regardless, ListSpot focuses on one thing only. Lists. Todo lists. Bucket lists. Wish lists. Grocery store lists. Top 10 lists. Whatever you can list can be listed quickly– as quickly as any list or notes app because that’s all ListSpot does.
Each list is a separate document. Add items to the list by click the Plus sign. Likewise, delete items by clicking the Minus sign. Items can be rearranged in the list by clicking the up or down arrows.
See? Simple. Click the Box icon to open a file. Click the floppy disk icon to save the file. What? A floppy disk icon? That is so 1998. When was the last time you saw a Mac with a floppy disk. I know ListSpot is free, but there should be a name below the icons as they are not self explanatory. The scissors cut (delete) and the clipboard pastes, but what is the double-box arrow?
I get the idea behind ListSpot. A single app that does lists. It’s free so I won’t argue much that Notes is also free and does more.