SHARING AMERICA'S TECH NEWS FROM THE VALLEY TO THE ALLEY
by Semeli Karen McPherson (courtesy ezine.com)
It is a busy life where you need to keep a list of various things and keep a note of developments related to your projects. For this, you need to have an app that helps you organize various things and help you keep in mind. Let us have a look at a few of the apps that help you with your to-do list across your various devices.
Organizing basic list
Google Keep helps you create checklists to help you organize your work across multiple devices. The simplistic style and UI is easy to understand. You are allowed to post a note or your checklist and synchronize it on your Google Keep. You can add items to a list created on your Smartphone or through website and check them off as soon as you are done with one activity or item.
The only drawback seems to be that it is not integrated with the ecosystem of Google. You will notice that you cannot work with Gmail Tasks or Calendar. One more thing that might annoy you is that you cannot collaborate with Keep users in your list.
Who can use it: This app is for users who do not need the hassle of complex UI. Users who are on a look out for simple set up and making basic notes will find it useful.
Astrid is a fully loaded app with various functionalities that you would love to work with. You have the freedom to set reminders, dates and synchronize your iCal, Outlook and Google Calendar. You can easily collaborate with your work mates, family and friends over the network of Astrid. This app is capable of integration with Android ecosystem. For example, if you miss a call you will immediately receive an alert message. Additionally, on accessing your Google Calendar this app will prompt you to create a checklist for the appointment. You also have the choice to personalize the preference of your app. You can download this app for $50 annual subscription or $5 a month. If you want to avail features like images, Ms Office and PDF then opt for premium version.
Who can use this: This is a good option for those who work collectively on a given project.
Simple and easy to use
Any.Do has an easy to use UI that enables you in organizing your lists easily as well as even cross them over with a finger swipe. As soon as any task or appointment is due, you will start getting reminders for it. You also have the option of cancelling them out or pushing them back to view it later on. Additionally you get a Gmail extension that allows you to turn a message in a task. Interestingly if you are not willing to answer a message immediately then you can set a task to follow and answer it another time.
Who can use it: It is good for those who need to be reminded about an upcoming task or appointment constantly. Additionally, it also allows you creating tasks in e-mails.
Organizing subtasks easily
Wunderlist is not just another to-do app it is full of features that help you organize your subtasks. You have the tools to create multiple lists including calendar reminders, notes and subtasks. You have standard and premium version. The standard version comes handy for families and individuals. The Pro version is useful for business where working on collaborative tasks is required.
Who can use it: The standard version is good for basic functionality.
Working with Gmail
Tasks by Gmail is available at $1. Tasks sits at a window corner of your Gmail. This helps you in quickly creating notes and other checklists. You also have the freedom to access the Google Calendar and create tasks. You can also synchronize the Gmail tasks related to your home and work. You can create tasks from your Smartphone that are already on your account. This means that this app is well integrated across all your devices as well as accounts. Additionally you also are given a Chrome extension available online.
Who can use it: It is useful for people who are already working with Gmail Tasks.
All the above-mentioned apps can help you integrate your list well and organize your tasks across various media as well on other devices alike. Additionally it gives you the opportunity to set reminders for tasks that you can handle later on.
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