Most of us have a lot we need to do each day. We need a way to record everything that needs to be done, and be reminded with our tasks are due. In the past, people would have used a diary or a notepad, but nowadays we need something more sophisticated to keep up with our bustling lives.
For a while now, I have been looking for the best app for this, and while there’s many nice ones, I never could find the perfect app for me. That is, until a few weeks ago I discovered Cloudship, an app which looked as good as it performed — for me this was the perfect application.
Two weeks on and I’m using Cloudship everyday to manage and organize my everyday life. Read on to find out where Cloudship can fit into your everyday life.
Web apps can be confusing, but with so many of them out there, there’s bound to either be one that’ll fit your needs, or a way to make your favorite ones work better. Last week, we asked for your questions about web apps, and we’ve gotten two great questions so far.
Our reader Melissa asked if we knew of a “to-do list app that offers a nice clean interface, is fast and easy to use, allows for shared tasks, and has an iPhone app that syncs.” She’s already found Flow to be nice but pricey, Wunderlist to be a lot slower in entering tasks and syncing, and Todoist to be great but has no task sharing.
Then, our reader Jussie finds YouTube to be a bit messy for managing video channel subscriptions, and wanted a nicer web app to manage video subscriptions.
Keep reading after the break for our ideas for each of these problems! (more…)
Got a goal? The chances are that you have an aim in mind, whether it is visiting the gym three times a week, consuming fewer calories each day or writing a certain number of words before nightfall. Keeping to these goals can be tricky unless you have a little helping hand.
Some people can rely on self-discipline, but most of us need some encouragement to stay on the right track. Beeminder serves a great dual purpose, making possible to not only track the things you are doing to meet you goal, but also motivates you to do so.
If you’re a frequent Evernote user, then you’ll know that it’s not really big on notification features. In fact, making To-Do’s and lists in Evernote is easy – but the hard part is getting them done. Often times, you need to open the app once or twice a day just to be reminded of things you need to do.
With a web app like Evernotify, you can now receive e-mail notifications of tasks you have saved in Evernote. Here’s how:
In today’s world of multiple devices and cloud computing, keeping all your gadgets in constant sync is just about the most important must. During the past couple of years, we have seen a whole range of services spring up to help you to keep your documents and contacts synced across all your devices. It started with Dropbox and other sync services, and now the larger technology companies such as Apple and Microsoft have caught onto the trend.
With platform developers making sync systems, your choice of sync service depends, naturally, on what devices you have. I am a Mac and iOS user, so I naturally use iCloud, as it integrates with iOS so well and works fairly effortlessly (most of the time, anyway). However, there aren’t many cloud services that have addressed the problem of multiple devices. iCloud will only work on iOS devices (you can run some aspects of iCloud off other devices, however the experience will be severly diminished), and even Google’s web services work best on Android devices (just check Android’s Gmail integration).
This was the idea behind Fruux which we’re going to take a look at now in this review. Think of it as Dropbox for your contacts, calendars and tasks, but one that works on a much wider range of devices. Let’s take a look now.
Have you ever noticed that it seems that your work can easily fill your whole day, and weekend, and then some? You’re not along. Parkinson’s law, “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion“, unfortunately seems to be all too true. And when you’re jumping around between dozens of tasks without enough time to complete any of them fully, you’ll end up feeling like you never really get anything done.
Taskk is a brand new app that tries to help you be more productive by letting you focus on what you actually have time to accomplish and finish in your schedule. It’s a simple app, but if it can actually help you be more productive, it’d be worth a try, right? Maybe that’s your problem: you need a bossy to-do list that tells you what to do, now.
Task and project management apps are a thing many of us use, either on a personal and collaborative level. There’s a ton of them available and I use quite a wide selection of them myself, both natively on desktop and mobile devices and online.
blossom.io is one such task manager that touts a clean, minimalist interface that makes project management a breeze. blossom organises tasks into subsets of cards to be quite literally dragged through a series of progressional steps that make for an easy and straightforward experience. (more…)
It seems like every week we review a new task management/to-do list app here at AppStorm, and it’s easy to see why – everybody has trouble getting things done. And it’s no secret that things get even messier when you’ve to collaborate with people on tasks, whether it’s a software development project or planning a party. Does 2012 hold the answer to our productivity problems? You’ll have to try Sandglaz to find out.
In the sea of task management apps, Sandglaz prides itself on being the one you’ll use the least – and that’s a good thing. Foregoing a heavy interface, focusing on reduced time creating lists and yet not scrimping on features, this is an app that you can use for personal tasks, work projects or group activities.
There’s a free version as well as paid versions for individuals and teams. Most of you are probably already using a similar app – should you make the switch? Let’s take Sandglaz for a spin first.
Many companies opt to use incentive or reward programs in order to motivate staff and increase sales or work done. Wouldn’t it be awesome to not only have an online incentive/rewards program but mix it in with some Foursquare-style gamification for a conceptually awesome motivation tool?
That’s what RedCritter Tracker might just be. RedCritter allows you to create new projects, invite your team and reward the completion of tasks. Users will earn points when they complete their tasks which can be spent in your own company rewards store and even earn badges! Trust me when I say that when I was told about the app, I was very excited to try it out. (more…)
Task management applications are pretty popular as we crave to organise our lives by putting them online. Our days are crammed full of things to do – business, personal and pleasure – but a lot of the time we have wider, long term projects in the pipeline. You might be planning a vacation, or working on a project at work. In these cases, today’s application might come in very helpful!
I can vouch for the usefulness of today’s review. I’ve been in the position of developing or working on a project, and actually strung together my own percentage calculator to work out the progress of the work. It’s great to visually see how far you are from completion.
Beneath a simple interface is a simple web application that’s called TidyLists. TidyLists might be simple, but it’s sweet enough to actually add some function and be useful in whatever tasks you are planning. Add tasks, check them off and then check your progress. That’s the basic idea behind TidyLists.