WARNING: Shameless commercial promotion below.
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:
- 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.