One contender attempting to shake up the world of task management is TaskUp — a sophisticated app that ensures that task management becomes simple again. Read on to find out more!
TaskUp is a refreshing new entry into the task managment app market and seeks to ensure that getting things done needn’t be a worry. With an incredibly sleek and well-designed interface, it allows its users to manage tasks in a way which creates for a really pleasant experience. It supports a variety of features that also help to ensure that task management is a breeze so regardless of what needs to be done, TaskUp’s always there to help.
After signing into the app for the first time using your Google account (currently the only supported method of registration — I’ll get to this later), you’ll immediately be able to begin adding tasks to the app.
The first required field for each app is the actual task description and this can be as detailed or simple as required. Tags can also be added to each task by separating each with commas and by clicking the Priority button, a priority level can be assigned to each to allow for better delegation of time afterwards.
A completion date can also be added to each of these to ensure that you’re always up to date with tasks by displaying a “x days left” notice on each and to provide useful email notifications if enabled.
TaskUp offers various methods of organising tasks within the app itself. In the left side of the interface, it offers different tabs to display each status of the tasks. For outstanding tasks that require completion soon, these are automatically placed in the Outstanding tab. In addition to this, a Someday tab exists for tasks that perhaps don’t have a set due date or may be ongoing or unfeasible for the time being. All completed tasks are also immediately placed in the Archived section.
In addition to this, TaskUp also provides users with the option of organising tasks into lists. These can be especially useful if you’d like to split up the tasks into the various aspects of your life that they pertain to — whether they be personal everyday tasks that you could do with completing or business and work-oriented things. It ensures that regardless of workflow or personal preference when it comes to getting things done, everything can be accommodated.
Right, your current tasks are all added and you’re ready to start working — what now?
Luckily, TaskUp offers various ways to search and sort tasks so that you know just what’s got to be done. In addition to an incredibly fast search feature, it also gives users an easy way to sort their tasks based on elements assigned when creating each such as the priority, due date and even each one’s alphabetical order. This means that whether you’re pressed for time or you just want the high priority stuff out of the way, you can be sure that TaskUp will provide you with your tasks in a helpful order.
Back to the search feature, it’s fairly standard for any app that allows users to add content to provide a search feature but a lot of these can be fairly slow and not always show the required results. TaskUp, however, has built search right into its interface and when the user starts typing, immediately shows results. Though probably quite a small design enhancement, it’s one that makes the whole experience a lot more pleasant when compared with some similar tools.
Whether you’re an individual just trying to ensure that you don’t forget to complete important tasks or working as part of a business or organisation, TaskUp paves the way for non-clunky and outdated interfaces that it realises can have an effect on the overall experience. Its very nice but not overbloated feature set make the app a breeze to use and overall, I was incredibly impressed with how much I warmed to TaskUp when compared with some others. However, there were a few minor problems I encountered with the app.
The app prides itself on completely removing the ‘Save’ button and having everything update automatically but this quickly became a problem when creating new tasks. Usually, with forms like the task and list creation, you’d be able to click ‘New Task’ and then if you didn’t want to add it, you’d simply do nothing. With this autosave feature, if you so much as click the New Task button, a task is created and it’s automatically saved — even if it’s blank — requiring an additional step to delete. Though this could be placed solely on the fact that this is the first version of the app, I hope this gets fixed! In addition, the app requires a Google account to use it and though these external registration and login options are becoming increasingly popular (though usually using Facebook and Twitter), it would be nice if they offered an alternative for those that don’t use a Google account.
These aside, I believe that TaskUp is a very successful take on the task management app sector and it seems to provide every feature one would need to just manage what needs to be done.