Best Task/To Do Manager for a Professional
Hi, I am looking for a good task management app that can sync with either a downloadable program or a web based system. I have tried a few. I like Things, but I believe you have to have a Mac if you want to sync to a desktop. For now I am a PC user. That may change, but not soon enough. I would really like to have something along those lines that I can sync and have up on my PC while in the office.
If it helps, I am a CPA and manage multiple tasks/projects that many times have multiple steps. Many of these repeat throughout the year or at least annually. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I feel like I am chasing something that should be easy to find if I just had a little help. I am hoping that there is another CPA, attorney or someone with similar requirements that can help.
- 08-13-2011, 08:50 AM #2iMore Intermediate
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If you want to spare the cost of Exchange or advanced hosting you can use Google and get a Google tasks app but that's not as feature filled as an Exchange server or Outlook.
GoTasks is what I'm using with Google right now. Any lack of satisfaction is not GoTasks but the Google vs. Exchange feature set.
A notes type environment or something tied to Dropbox might be good too.
I've moved between Exchange and Google for hosting calendar and tasks, currently Google, will re-assess when the new OS and phone releases are out. I use other platforms but will stick with iPhone because of the time and billing to QuickBooks app I use.
If you're a CPA you probably need to consider privacy and security too. We support CPAs and attorneys and see we have things in common as far as need to manage tasks, time, billing and private information.
I hope that's a start.
- 08-13-2011, 09:11 AM #3
The two I have used and liked the most have been Appigo's ToDo and 2Do. I have settled on 2Do but only because I like the way it looks better. I do not use Outlook but if I remember right both will sync with Outlook and Mome. I know they both sync with the online service TodoodleDo. That is what I use to keep my iP4 and iPad sync together with tasks. Both have very similar features like built-in calendar, SMS, call, and email from within App itself. I use 2Do everyday for both Work and Home.
Thank you. I was using GoTasks with Google at one point and it's not bad, but like you said it's lacking in the features department. Cost and security are both issues for me. We are a small firm so keeping cost low while making sure I have security is a challenge.
I appreciate your input. I have used Blackberry for years and just switched to Android last year and now to the iPhone this year so this is all a little new. I have considered going back to Blackberry, but I love the iPhone and feel like they are making progress in addressing issues of small businesses. I want to see how IOS 5 addresses some more of these issues.
- 08-13-2011, 10:20 AM #6
Wunderlist works great and is free for basic task syncing. 2Do has the best UI out there period and works very well, I also like Apigo Todo and their Cloud sync platform (also works with toodledo) ... I have Apigo Todo for my Mac, iPhone and iPad ... All three apps are well written and they work together very well. I will tell you though that I have been cheating on todo with the built in reminders platform in iOS 5. While it doesn't allow for subtasks it handles basic task syncing & calendaring very well. I hope this helps.
- 08-13-2011, 11:40 AM #7
wanderlust is very nice but may not be what you are looking for if I understand what you want to do. I would certainly use it for personal stuff, but I do not think it is quite powerful enough for Business purposes.
I had forgotten about Appigo ToDo Mac Sync but you said you used a PC. Not sure if they have a PC version or not May be worth a look though. Me, I have never really cared about syncing tasks with a Desktop, but my job is very Mobile. I am rarely in the Office so my Phone has always been the main place for Tasks. YMMV.
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