Best iPad App for Basic To-Do Lists: Toodledo
Sometimes the most powerful Apps are the simplest in design. With the countless number of task and “to-do” list apps sold on iTunes, iPad owner’s have much to choose from. Many of the to-do lists are an integral part of a larger software suite with features and bloat that most of us do not find a need for. Those who want a simple and inexpensive solution to remembering what you need to get done will find Toodledo as the perfect answer. Currently listed at $2.99, Toodledo helps you manage your daily life by tracking your tasks and notes. While we define Toodledo as the best “basic to-do list” app, “basic” should not be cast in a negative light. This basic to-do list has powerful features you will not find in most other apps of its kind.
The interface on Toodledo is simple and easy to understand. There is no need for a user’s manual as you pretty much will figure out the basic uses of the program at first glance. In addition to being affordable and easy to use, Toodledo allows your tasks to automatically sync across multiple platforms such as your computer and iPhone. Toodledo’s web based syncing comes in real handy as you can enter tasks quickly and efficiently on any computer (i.e. school, work or home), and they will appear on your task list on your iPad (or iPhone). The basic $2.99 version comes with a free Toodledo.com account.
Within the Toodledo app, you can look at view yours tasks in many different ways. The data you enter in Toodledo can be sorted by context, due date, and status. This is the one the few iPad and iPhone apps that supports the ability to filter data by context and tags. For example, you can label your tasks with a tag for “office,” “home,” “school,” or “church.” If you are at school, you can switch off “home” and “work” tasks by customizing your Toodledo task pane to only show tasks with a “school” tag. If you are at home, you can switch off “work” tasks, etc. Toodledo allows you to create custom labels and tags so you can create your own little system of organization. Furthermore, each of your tasks can be assigned a status corresponding to the stage of completeness (next action, delegated, someday, hold, canceled, etc.) Toodledo is fully customizable and you can add or remove as much complexity as needed to manage your hectic daily life.
The very best feature of Toodledo is that the app can create a schedule for you! Procrastinators will love Toodledo with its ability to analyze dates, priorities, location, and other characteristics to create a custom schedule for the best use of your time.
Outlook user will find integrating Toodledo simple very easy. You can import and export data from Toodledo in comma separated value (.csv). Toodledo can import your existing task list from Outlook, Apple’s iCal, Palm OS, and most online task programs.
Toodledo is very affordable at $2.99 with a free internet account. You only have to buy one app for your iPad and iPhone. For power users who desire more features, Toodledo has premium accounts for a price. Toodledo Pro is $15 per year and Pro Plus is $30 per year. The premium accounts have extra features just as sub-tasks, file storage, task progression tracker, and editable list to share with friends and co-workers.