View Full Version : Recommendations for a To Do application

22nd July 2009, 04:16 PM
So I'm looking for a decent To Do app for the iPhone.. Do you folks use any and/or could recommend any please??

Cheers :)

22nd July 2009, 04:18 PM

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22nd July 2009, 04:33 PM
I use "Put Things Off", it's simpler than most of the to do type apps but it suits the way I work.

Quick reminder notes are all I need :)

22nd July 2009, 04:33 PM
I am waiting for The Hit List.app for iPhone

22nd July 2009, 04:50 PM
Omnifocus for me, linked with the Omnifocus mac app.

22nd July 2009, 05:10 PM
+1 for Things

Devil rolla
22nd July 2009, 05:17 PM
Evernote is pretty cool too, and free for iPhone, web, and .dmg. Covers all bases for me.

22nd July 2009, 05:24 PM
I've tried OmniFocus, which is definitely a good app (for both iPhone and Mac), but perhaps a little too expensive and overly complicated for what replaced (at least for me) a collection of sticky notes.

I've also heard great things about Things. :D

If you're just looking for a simple iPhone solution, try Put Things Off or iProcrastinate. I've briefly used both and found them to be pretty nice apps.

22nd July 2009, 05:33 PM
Evernote is pretty cool too, and free for iPhone, web, and .dmg. Covers all bases for me.

I didn't like Evernote. The concept is great, but the iPhone app was atrocious when you either had 3G turned off or were out of range. If you made a note with 3G off, you couldn't even look at it again until it had synched with their server I made this mistake in Ikea and had to trek back to the middle of cattle-run to find the aisle number for the flat-pack coffee table I wanted.

As I mentioned in the other thread, I like to use iProcrastinate (it's free). But the important thing is to check out each of the apps mentioned here and see if they work the way you want them to. "Things" might be great, but why pay $13 for something with more features than you need.

22nd July 2009, 05:35 PM
Things is great, but as with Vojtin I am waiting for The Hit List.

I find that The Hit List is a lot simpler and nicer than Things.

22nd July 2009, 05:37 PM
Omnifocus for me, linked with the Omnifocus mac app.

Same here. Have even managed to train spouse to put jobs she wants me to do in there for bonus points ;-)

22nd July 2009, 05:41 PM
Definitely Things

The Drummer
22nd July 2009, 06:09 PM
I bought an iPod Touch so I could run Omnifocus. Along with the Mac version it makes for a very powerful system. Possibly too powerful for some needs though.

22nd July 2009, 06:34 PM
If you use google calender. You can try the "GooTasks" web app.

22nd July 2009, 06:54 PM
OmniFocus holds all my ToDos, Lists, Project milestones, reminders, etc.

It takes a while to get used to and set up, but worth the effort imo.

22nd July 2009, 06:57 PM
I currently use MobileMe and iCal. May be using Outlook at work soon too.. So I gather obviously that since there's so many to-do apps, that there's no way to sync to do items on the iPhone?

Oh well, hopefully 3.1 will fix that or 4.0 maybe?

22nd July 2009, 08:06 PM
At this rate, I'll probably get around to making my own GTD app before The Hit List for iPhone comes out.

22nd July 2009, 08:09 PM
+1 for Things

22nd July 2009, 10:39 PM
I've tried both OmniFocus and Things and keep coming back to Things as you dont have to have your GTD hat on to make it work.

Big tick for OmniFocus is its location based service but overall, vote 1 Things

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22nd July 2009, 10:44 PM
+1 Things. Even better if you're jailbroken; there's a plugin for it for LockInfo so you can have today's to-dos (or another list) on your lock screen. :-)