PC software similiar to Omnifocus - that can sync with IPhone & IPad
I am looking for a good software program, primarily for projects and tasks with the following criteria:
1) compatible on PC
2) sync's with IPhone and IPad
3) nice user interface. I was using Omnifoucs, and really liked the design, though unless I am mistaken, it is not usable on PCs. Outlook is ok, though I do not really like the layout.
Thanks for thoughts on software program(s) for the above!
I would suggest Evernote. It can serve as an excellent list manager. We are also about to come out with a new GTD & Evernote Guide for Mac and one for Windows. Since you're a GTD Connect member, you'll get first access to those in the Connect Document Library, before they are available to the general public. Evernote also syncs beautifully to iPhone and iPad.
Originally Posted by Brooks
Thank you for the quick response. What month do you expect the guide to be released?
Also is Evernote completely cloud based, or also able to be used partially offline? I prefer to not have all be cloud-based, but only use the web to sync.
I am unclear if Outlook can sync with IPhone & IPad, and clarification would be appreciated on this as well.
Would be curious of alternate software suggestions if there are any.
Last edited by Brooks; 06-10-2013 at 01:34 PM.
Reason: Added question
I am playing a bit with Evernote at the moment and it appears to keep a local copy of text but attachments can only be accessed when I'm online (at least on my Android tablet, I haven't tested this on my laptop). This article talk about how to make local backups though so it's doable.
Another option is to upgrade to a premium / paid account. It's $45 and I'm beginning to think it is worth it if I decide to use it regularly.
You can use Evernote Notebooks offline, but only with a Premium account I believe. I have that. Synching requires being online. I have Evernote installed on my two Macs and use it on my iPad and iPhone. It's all one happy family.
Originally Posted by Brooks
I hope to have both Evernote Guides out by end of June (Windows might be early July).
Syncing Outlook to iPhone/iPad can be done, but it's not simple. It's not done through iCloud. If you're not on Exchange, you would need a third-party app/service like Remember the Milk or Hosted Exchange by Office365. We haven't evaluated or vetted either of those, so I can't recommend those specifically or speak to how well they work and. But that may give you some leads.
My Life Organized
I'm not particularly familiar with Omnifocus, but you might want to take a look at My Life Organized. Unlike Evernote (which I also use), it's more of a dedicated list manager as opposed to a catch all for notes, pictures, etc.
It does have an android and iPhone app as well which can be synced via wifi or a pay service. It's best to think of the mobile apps as a companion to the desktop app as opposed to a stand alone app though.
Omnifocus vs. Evernote
I wanted to re-open this thread, and see if people have any new views for Evernote as compared to Omnifocus? My original questions are in the first post, thanks!
I have a PC, and Ipad, Iphone - generally I like the look of Omnifocus more, though I cant use it on my PC, though I am considering using it though would only have access to my list on my phone or ipad and not computer. 1) Thoughts on this approach, and 2) a comparison of Evernote and Omnifocus now that both software programs are being more used for GTD in the past few months?
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