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Task Tools

Page history last edited by Lynda Kellam 14 years, 2 months ago

Task Tools



  • http://todoist.com/
  • Web-based. mobile (dozens of phones), and iPhone app (called mintTODO)
  • Simplicity in design and ease of use; nice hierarchy
  • Create categories, and subcategories, expand/collapse them 
  • Use @ for labels and query search these labels easily
  • Reorder lists easily and lots of shortcuts too
  • Add * before a task to make a note and not a checkbox/date
  • Gmail integration, iGoogle Widget,  firefox toolbar, other APIs to integrate w/ other aps
  • Uses Ajax for quickness, but required Javascript
  • Only $3/month to upgrade to Premium Service which included reminders, twitter, and other options
  • Similar to Things for Mac




  • http://www.rememberthemilk.com
  • Web-based, iPhone/iPod, Droid, Blackberry, and mobile browser access (pro version $25/yr for use with some mobile)
  • Create tasks, task actions, due dates, prioritize, tag, time estimate, add url, notes, share...
  • Organizes tasks by category , by priority, by date, by tags ...
  • Search and then save that search as a Smart List
  • reminders! through email, SMS, IM, twitter 
  • Integrates with gmail, googlemaps, google gears, igoogle gadget, Twitter, firefox extension, RSS feeds...
  • Lots of API integration (details)
  • They have a monkey named Bob.
  • To find a list of overdue items type "dueBefore:today"  
  • Using Time Estimate tips
  • here is a list of shortcuts/smart adds







  • http://culturedcode.com/things/
  • Mac ($49.95) and iPhone/iPad (free app) based
  • Based on Getting Things Done method and seamlessly works with GTD concepts
  • Great drag and drop approach to moving tasks around
  • No web-based version
  • Great approach for scheduling future tasks (not see until due)



Comments (2)

Marsha Marinich said

at 9:46 pm on Apr 17, 2010

Have you heard of Vitalist; it is a GTD tool. It's been around for quite some time.

Lynda Kellam said

at 11:48 am on Apr 18, 2010

Haven't heard of it. Thx for letting me know. Will check it out! http://www.vitalist.com/

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