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October 29, 2010

Better Do: My Second iPhone App

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tim Scott @ 11:45 pm

WARNING: Shameless commercial promotion below.

Better Do logo

Last spring I revealed my alter-ego as an iPhone app developer when I announced my first iPhone app, Bill It.  Today I am proud to announce that my second iPhone app, Better Do, is for sale in the App Store.  It’s free.  There are ads, which can be turned off for a low price.

Better Do is a To Do list app.  Yeah, I know, another To Do list app?  Aren’t there hundreds of those?  Indeed there are.  But none of them work for me.  There are generally two types of To Do list apps: too-snazzy and too-simple.  The first type promises to totally manage all of your tasks as long as your enter a whole bunch of information, including a fixed due date for each.  The second type is a basic list, maybe with categories, and maybe it lets you re-order tasks.

Better Do assumes that tasks fall into typical time-frames.  When you think of a task, you want to write it down before you forget.  At that moment you don’t care about setting an exact due date, but you do have an idea of the time-frame:

  • Today (Go to post office, Reply to Jim)
  • Tonight (Call mom, Take out the trash)
  • This Weekend (Fix the fence, Holiday shopping)
  • Some Day (Learn Japanese)

At the start of a day you might want to review all your tasks and move certain items to Today.  But if you’re like me, as the day unfolds you realize that maybe you were a little…ambitious.  You decide to push certain things.  Now you don’t want those deferred tasks staring you in the face all day, do you?  No problem.  Move them to:

  • Tomorrow
  • This Week
  • Next Week

My favorite thing about Better Do is that it’s very easy to move, sort and generally mange your tasks with minimal taps.

Give it a try, and please rate it or review it.

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5 Comments »

  1. Hello,

    Nice application, also made in MonoTouch?

    Comment by Danny — November 4, 2010 @ 9:22 am

  2. Danny, Thanks. Yes, Better Do is also made with MonoTouch and cantap-orm.

    Comment by Tim Scott — November 4, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

  3. I have Better Do on both my iphone and my ipad. Do they sync? Will they ever?

    Comment by katie Lopez — January 11, 2011 @ 8:56 pm

  4. Katie, Thanks for your interest. They do not sync. Currently I don’t have plans to add that feature.

    Comment by Tim Scott — January 11, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

  5. Had it worked great but now it will not load it comes on then goes off.

    Comment by Tom. Child — May 20, 2013 @ 12:07 pm


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