Between us, the refrigerator, the Official Mincey Message Center, has more Post-it Notes than 3M. Everyone in the family has been digitized. By that I mean we all have Macs and smart phones and iPads so we’re trying to move our notes and lists into the 21st century, too.
The Project For 2012: Only One List
To organize our to-do lists and tasks and mini projects we’ve been trying out a bunch of the Mac’s mostly inexpensive to-do apps.
I hate to use the term to-do list because that sounds so trivial. But as soon as I say task management, that sounds too complex and foreboding.
iProcrastinate sits somewhere in-between. This free Mac app has an iPhone, iPad counterpart. What it does is let you create to-do lists, task lists (and tasks within projects) all neatly color coded so even teenagers can understand.
Tasks can be set up to repeat automatically or on a specific date and time. Tasks can be prioritized. And they can be strung out in a step-by-step task list as part of a project.
The calendar makes it easier to view color coded tasks by date. Click on a task and see the details.
iProcrastinate is a good example of why iCloud will be a huge deal for Mac and iPhone users in the future. That’s where the data goes.
The app stores data in Dropbox, which can then sync in the cloud to the iProcrastinate app on your iPhone, so you to-do lists and tasks stay in sync, regardless of which iDevice you’re using at the moment.
iProcrastinate also syncs over WiFi on a local Mac network, but who cares? Dropbox is a better, set-it-and-forget-it solution.
I don’t claim to know the intricacies of the app business, but iProcrastinate for Mac is free. That’s crazy. Almost as crazy is the 99-cents they charge for iProcrastinate for iPhone. For less than a dollar you get a task managing app for Mac and iPhone. That’s crazy.