Droplist really wants to be the go-to to-do app on your iPhone. Each time it’s launched, an inspirational quote beckons you inside, encouraging you to not only make lists, but actually accomplish some of the things you’ve written. It’s so friendly and cheerful, you might feel guilty closing it. But even without the deep thoughts, I wouldn’t be scrambling to delete Droplist from my iPhone.
With so many apps now available in the App Store, it’s not often that one comes along that makes everyone swoon over it. Let’s face it: We’re jaded by having so many cool apps on the iOS platform, so we stand up and take notice when one gets so much attention. This week, it’s Realmac Software’s Clear which has everyone talking.
If you’re the forgetful type, you may have already discovered NotifyMe, the slick iOS app already available for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. Now, the developer is bringing the same style and utility to your computer with a new piece of the puzzle called NotifyMe Desktop.
As great as iOS is, it’s had one missing feature since the days of the original iPhone: lack of built-in to-do management. That will change with iOS 5’s upcoming Reminders app, but you can take charge of to-do’s today with BusyToDo, which brings familiar to-do management to your iDevice. How familiar? Picture iCal’s to-do features, then imagine most of them transplanted to a no-nonsense iOS app. That’s BusyToDo.
Procrastination is a major killer. You might be the fastest worker in the office, but if you’re not actually, you know, working, you’re in for some long nights. If you’re a chronic procrastinator, there’s little-to-no chance you’re going to take the extra time to fill out complex to-do lists to get your work in order. That’s where iProcrastinate comes in.
Remember when you were little and your bed was made each day and your clothes magically washed and folded themselves? Yeah, that doesn’t happen anymore. But with a little help from your Apple products, it’ll feel like your mom’s living with you all over again (with 100 percent less nagging).
We’ve all been there. You work eight hours, come back home, and drive to the grocery store, and it’s not until you get home again that you remember you had to pick up your dry-cleaning. Before you know it, it’s time for bed and you left your children at karate class. Oh well, you’ll just have to pick them up tomorrow.
iOS 5 will reportedly add location-based reminders this Fall, but that doesn't do you much good right now, does it? Place Clock fills the current gap in functionality quite nicely, provided you can accept a few shortcomings.
A sad fact of life is that most working adults are too busy. We have appointments and engagements to make (and keep!), contact information to remember, and random thoughts to write down. Bare-bones TapTask makes that easier to accomplish with your iPhone or iPod touch.
Not all writing is created equal. Sometimes you're trying to pen War and Peace; other times you just need to jot down an appointment. Notebooks for iPad aims to deliver the best of both worlds, combining extensive document management and syncing with basic text-editing and task-scheduling features. It’s not perfect, but Notebooks hits a middle ground that will be especially appealing to writers who need to edit plain text and organize multiple files.