In my view the iPhone & iPad versions are fantastic, simple yet powerful and well designed. The Mac and web-browser versions share a similar looking UI which is functional although I feel could do with some improvement, and I understand Appigo are working on this at the moment.
I can vouch that the system syncs reliably and fast, and support at Appigo is good.
I checked out the latest Toodledo iOS versions recently - definite improvements there although the website hasn't changed and I still have niggling issues such as lack of an inbox, inability to manually sort, etc.
An issue I've run into with Wunderlist is that you can't uncheck multiple items like in Reminders (Mountain Lion) so any checklists that you reuse will have to be unchecked manually.
I am generally very good at exploring the dark corners of software, tough.
Like my natural ability to write bland, bureaucratic prose,
it's not necessarily a good talent to have.
I do think it's interesting that so much has been written
about OmniFocus. Dini's book, for example, set a high water mark
for appalling levels of organization with me.
I am playing around with a radically simplified OmniFocus,
as well as Reminders and Wunderlist. No clear favorite yet.
Last edited by mcogilvie; 05-09-2013 at 07:04 PM.
I am the Party
OmniFocus takes a little effort to simplify it to be an effective GTD system but I found the payoff worthwhile. I'd suggest the DAC set-up guide and Kelly's GTD Connect webinar (e.g. sign up for a free trial).
Last edited by Mark Jantzen; 05-10-2013 at 07:50 AM. Reason: just a little effort, not a lot
How did you capture that thought?
This is the "charm" with software.
I did a switch from OF to Things because of the speedy syncing. I will give it a try.
Did you solve the syncing issue?
Wunderlist as mentioned in this thread is the reason why my wife switched to iPhone..
The sharing of the grocery list between our iPhones is golden.
Best of luck with your choise of new software.
Filofax & Omnifocus
- I don't really like the matching algorithm in the drop-down project list. Too many choices.
- OF's mandatory assigning of next actions to projects. Yes, you can have a default list, but it gets big and useless. What's the point?
- Inevitably, I succumb to temptation and put non-actionable information in a project. This really slows me down. I like outlines too, but too much "planning" just leads me astray.
To summarize, I get more success right now using vanilla GTD.
However, I do like OF's robust (but slow) syncing, good clipping, email into OF and start dates. So I've just set up my contexts as projects. This allows me to arrange my lists manually and duplicate items easily (duplication only works in project mode in OS X or iOS). I'm thinking about using contexts as locations, but haven't tried it yet. Anyone who has OF's locations features in iOS realizes that many contexts map to the same physical location, e.g., Home Office, Home, Garden, et cetera. I can do this mapping explicitly and automagically with this set-up, by setting the "projects" Home, Home Office and Garden to a "context" Home. It's a bit twisty.
I've cycled through all the programs that have been mentioned on this thread.
A while ago I stumbled on DoIt.IM. It is cross-platform (Win, Mac, iOS, Android) AND can be accessed on the web. Supports todo email to the inbox. Free to try, very inexpensive to buy. Very active development and fast tech support.
I've been surprised that it hasn't received attention on Connect (although I may have missed the discussion.)
(The main rough-spots from my perspective relate to UI quirks. Based on the tech support blog, I expect a number of refinements very soon.)
My runway still gets muddy when it rains ...