[Android + Windows] your favorite GTD software?
I checked this page and the next of this subforum and didn't find a thread on Android. There's a discussion about an Android capture tool going on, but no general Android thread. Hence this thread.
I haven't used GTD in 3 years but now that I have an Android phone, I would like to give it another try.
So..if you're a Android + Windows user, could you list your favorite GTD software & apps?
On my Android I use Ultimate to do list, as well, Toodledo Slim. A "friend" suggested me to use Task Angel on Windows. I didn't yet evaluated this because often I can use Toodledo thanks to the Internet connections.
My Life Organized
I'm using MyLife Organized on Windows, and on Android. I find the program a little busy, but incredibly powerful. For example, it can regenerate a task one week after completion, rather than just once a week. So if I am late changing a filter, it will prompt me a week later, not a week after the original task should've been done.
Their Android app is in beta, but is very stable and usable.
Some apps with great user experience and features are Due Today, Nozbe, Doit.im, Astrid and Conqu. I'm part way through a journey to find my Android app (plus a Mac counterpart, although a lot have windows version too or 3rd party apps that use Toodledo as the server/sync option in the middle) and I am blogging about it here:
I've covered Due Today, Doit.im and Astrid so far.
The three main components of my Android + Windows system:
--Ultimate ToDo List synched to Toodledo
--Business Calendar synched to Google Calendar
--Evernote for project support
Ultimate To Do List, Toodledo & Google Calendar
I recently moved from Pocket Informant, which works quite well but can't cope with subtasks in different contexts from the main task, to Ultimate To Do List.
Toodledo is the web home for my next actions lists. Both Toodledo and Ultimate To Do List are set to open by context, and I have reduced the fields to:
Due Date (used only when really necessady)
Start Date (to avoid things showing up on my list before I can do them)
Context (where can I do this action)
Google Calendar holds my 'home' calendar, Lotus Notes my 'work' calendar, although I send an invitation to the other one if there is a crossover (eg. personal appointment during 'work' time).
Touchdown Exchange replicates Outlooks well, especially for tasks
If you need to synchronize with Outlook through Exchange, Touchdown works quite well.
GQueues is awesome
I spent quite a bit of time trying out different solutions. I finally chose GQueues (gqueues.com). It is incredibly easy to use and allows me to adequately handle both the horizontal and vertical aspects of my life (both at work and at home). It integrates completely into Google mail, contacts, and calendar which, given that all of those are where the Android keeps those things by default, it gives me full access in both places (all I need to do to keep my contacts up to date is to add them to Google contacts and in a matter of seconds, they're available on my Android).
Even better is the fact that, rather than developing a platform-based application, they decided to use HTML5 for their mobile application. As a result, it can work on both platforms (I believe. I don't have an IOS device). Thus, you can fully edit/add/delete items, queues, or categories on the mobile phone - even when it is not online - and then sync it when you get a connection.
Also, given that I use Outlook at work for my scheduling, I can do a one-way sync from Outlook's calendar to the Google Calendar, thereby allowing me a single place - on my hip - where I get reminders of any appointment (or other time-based task) I need to remember. In fact, GQueues was the key reason why I chose the Android over the IPhone (and I'm very glad that I did), given the higher degree of integration between Google apps and the Android.
Not only does this allow me to have everything at hand at all times, the cost is incredibly low: $25/year.
BTW - for Linux (and perhaps, although I don't know, Mac) users, I have used the Gnome Evolution application to sync with Outlook and provide another way of accessing that information.
All-in-all, I would strongly suggest trying GQueues. Note that they do have a free version that allows for things like calendar integration, collaboration, GQueues Mobile or assigning things to others during the 30 day trial period. At that price (free), I think it would be worth trying!
Need details for Outlook/Touchdown sync
I'll say right up front that I'm brand new to GTD and these apps, so this may be a very basic question: When I sync Outlook with my Droid I use Touchdown. But the Tasks, To Do List, notes, etc. don't seem to sync. All that syncs is email, calendar, and contacts. Do I have something set up wrong?
Originally Posted by louiskim
Thx in advance for any assistance!