Have you been leaving your tasks unmanaged on your mobile because you've been holding out for the very best to-do app? Wait no longer as the 2011 iOS To-Do App Awards are here. Come in and meet the winners.
The Freebie Award: Wunderlist
I love Wunderlist, both for iOS and the desktop.. It exists as both desktop and mobile apps, and it syncs between them. On top of that it has more than your basic feature set, looks great (in more ways than one, thanks to themes) and doesn't cost a thing. The main downside to Wunderlist is that the interface can sometimes take more taps than you'd want to get to certain taks, and it also wouldn't hurt if it rounded out its offerings with a webapp. Nonetheless, this is the to-do app I actually use every day because it's fairly fast, nice to look at, and it syncs with its desktop counterparts. There's not much more you could ask for.
Wunderlist (Free) | iTunes App Store
The Pretty and Simple Award: Teux Deux
Pretty and Simple is by no means to imply that Teux Deux has no brains, but that it's both incredibly attractive and simple to use. If all you need in life is a day-to-day task manager that's intuitive and looks good in red, you've found your match. In addition to Teux Deux's great interface, it also syncs with the Teux Deux web app, allowing you to access your tasks outside of your mobile phone. The developers and designers really thought out every little nuance of the app. If that excites you then you certainly won't mind the $4 price tag.
TeuxDeux ($4) | iTunes App Store
The Obvious Award: Remember the Milk
Remember the Milk is a feature-rich task manager that will find you and will make you get things done because it can reach beyond the stars. (And by "beyond the stars" I, of course, mean to almost any method of communication you can imagine.) Remember the Milk can send you messages via SMS, email, and more when you need to be reminded to do something. The mobile app renders such capabilities mostly irrelevant, since your iPhone is so vital it's likely now fused to your skin and therefore always with you, but that's a good thing. Remember the Milk for iOS will sync all your tasks with your Remember the Milk account, letting you have full access on your phone but also on the web as well.
The one downside to Remember the Milk is that if you want pro features you need to pay a $US25/year fee. This isn't much for a year's worth of service, but isn't the free-ist option in our pack. Still, while it's not my favourite, Remember the Milk is the favourite of many and is worth a close look.
Remember the Milk (Free-ish) | iTunes App Store
Got any to-do apps you love that didn't make the cut? Let's hear 'em in the comments!