Jeffrey spends enough money on Apple’s App Stores for games, photo and camera apps, and todo lists and calendar apps that I should ask Apple to install an adult supervision mode and a budget limit on his credit card.
His self-avowed ‘personal drag net to find good apps‘ does yield results. He found DayMap and I’ve been using it a week already. Think of a digital version of a standard physical Dayplanner but with todo items in categories riding on top of a calendar, so it operates more like a fullscreen todo list and task manager.
Here’s what DayMap looks like with todo items and calendar view.
Instead of just dumping a list of tasks or todo items into a small window, DayMap does as the name implies. It displays categories of todo items or tasks (projects are made up of tasks which are really just todo items) across the top, and the corresponding calendar across the bottom.
The beauty of this arrangement is the ability to see everything that needs to get done today, and compare that with todo and task items for the rest of the week.
Tasks can be made up of many todo items, too. Subtasks, if you will. Keyboard shortcuts make it easy to add tasks to the inbox without switching apps.
Here’s what makes DayMap valuable to those of living in the iDevices realm. DayMap runs on iPhone, too, and syncs data between OS X and iOS using iCloud. Both versions get lots of four and five star reviews from users. There’s almost no learning curve but it takes some getting used to to view tasks and subtasks using both categories and calendar.