Five Best Mobile To-Do List Managers

Managing to-dos from your desktop has its perks, but being able to carry that to-do list in your pocket is even better. Here's a look at Lifehacker readers' five favourite mobile to-do list managers.

Remember the Milk (Android/Blackberry/iOS, $US25 Per Year)

Remember The Milk is a web-based to-do list manager with robust mobile applications for the iOS, Blackberry, and Android . The web-based service is free but the mobile applications are only available to Remember The Milk users with $US25 per year Pro accounts. What does $US25 get you? A mobile to-do list app with easy task creation, smart lists created based on task groupings—such as errands that need to be run when you are physically close to your office—location-based alerts, customisable alerts, full-screen landscape mode for at-a-glance task review, and more. Visit the Remember The Milk website to see specific feature lists for your mobile device.

Gtasks (Android, Basic: Free, Premium: $US3.99)

If Google Tasks, with its simplicity and integration with Gmail, is your task management tool of choice, then Gtasks is an equally simple to use management tool. Gtasks automatically synchronises your tasks between your phone and your Google account based on user-defined intervals or when your task list changes. Tasks are sorted and organized in the same way as they are in your Gtasks listings for a uniform task-management experience. You can share tasks with friends and coworkers via the Send To menu. (original post)

Omnifocus (iOS, $US19.99)

OmniFocus is a to-do list manager with a capture and broad and easy focus. It can capture text, voice notes and images, and pull them all into your to-do inbox. OmniFocus supports location-based to-do items with context awareness—like generating a shopping list for you based on the proximity of a grocery store—as well as intelligent project management that allows you to specify if tasks must be done sequentially or can be done in tandem. You can sync all of your tasks and projects to your Mobile Me account, your desktop installation of Omnifocus, or your own web server. (original post)

Astrid (Android, Basic: Free, Add-On Power Pack: $US4.99)

Astrid is a free Android to-do list manager that can function as a standalone application or sync to popular to-do list services Remember The Milk and Producteev. You can order your tasks by due date, importance, title, last modified, or let Astrid's Smart Sort organise your tasks. In addition to the solid and simple task management available in the free version, you can buy the $US4.99 Power Pack that adds in backups, task timers, and calendar integration. Enhanced widgets and Google Tasks integration are in the works. Astrid was featured in our Lifehacker Pack for Android Apps.

Things (iOS, $US49.95)

Things is a popular and powerful to-do list manager that syncs between Mac OS X and iOS devices. Things isn't just a basic to-do list application, but a comprehensive task-management tool with advanced support for scheduling, someday/maybe planning, and project management. It's easy to create a task and then modify it, tag it, defer it, or integrate it into an existing project or agenda. If you're looking for a tool that is more than just a list maker and is instead a complete personal management system, Things is a strong candidate. (original post)

Have tip, trick or application your rely on for mobile task management? Let's hear about it in the comments.


Comments

    I've been using the iPhone app of Things without the Mac software (because I use a PC). I've found it very powerful and useful even without the desktop version. It's good for a GTD system: I use the tagging feature to classify tasks by energy and time requirements, and the 'Areas' feature to sort my projects into areas of focus (30,000ft level).

    These are really awesome ways to put things off.

    mProductive lets you manage follow-ups, tasks, meetings, appointments, events, notes and memos, plus phone calls, SMS's and emails, just by linking them together into groups that match your activities.

    Remember The Milk iOS and android applications are now free since August 2010. You can still purchase the Pro account which will give you push notifications and auto-sync ontop of the mobile app but the app itself is now free

    I'd like some free ones that sync between desktop and iphone apps.

    astrid is pretty neat, does anyone happen to know how to change "Recently Modified" filter that's shown up on desktop app?

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