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The sections default to “do first,” “schedule,” “delegate,” and “really?!” but you can change them to anything.
When I kept paper to-do lists, I used to draw two lines to divide the page into four sections, and group tasks based on if I needed to do them today, next, or later. (Later got two sections to hold all the stuff I didn’t want to forget but couldn’t do right away.) Paper is great for this, because rewriting the lists every day made me think harder about how many things I was mentally committing to do—and purge or delegate as many as I could.
Eisenpower brings this quadrant-style task management to your Mac. You can relabel the four sections however you like, and have pages for all your projects, each with their own labels. It’s easy to reorder tasks, or drag them from one section to another. And it ties closely into Mountain Lion’s notification and sharing features. To add a due date to a task, click the little bell, and specify a deadline—this adds the task to your Reminders app, complete with due date, so the alert comes to your Mac’s Notification Center, and to your iPhone and iPad’s Reminders if you use iCloud. The familiar Share button lets you send a task’s text via email, iMessage, Facebook, or Twitter. (Why would you want to post a task as a Facebook status? Beats me.) I did have some issues with deadlines occasionally changing by a couple hours.
The bottom line. Eisenpower probably isn’t for people who schedule every task, but for sorting your to-dos visually and setting occasional reminders, it’s a great-looking choice for $5.
64-bit processor, OS X 10.8 or later
Easy to use. Affordable. Notifications on iPhone/iPad too, if you sync your Reminders lists with iCloud.
Mountain Lion Macs only. We found a bug that changes deadlines occasionally.