The 2011 iOS To-Do App Awards

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!

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Comments

    I'm not sure I would say I love it, but I use Tasks. Its pretty simple, but it works and its free.
    http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/tasks/id362033768

    Has anyone come across a task app that will insert tasks with due dates into iCal (perhaps via Google Calendar) on both Mac and iOS?

    I absolutely love Todo by Appigo. I used Things on the Mac and iPhone for a couple of years. Reasonably powerful & pretty good UI but slow updates, a number of bugs. Switched to Todo and have been far happier. Tried all the ones mentioned here, but prefer the feature set and UI of Todo.

    I pretty much rely on AwesomeNote, I have the full version and use the ToDo function everyday. You can customise the notes, and type as many different things as you want and get it all synced to your google documents. However, I say I hardly check these syncs because why bother when it's all on your phone?

    You can also set alarms with ToDos or notes.

    The only criticism I have is that, like Wunderlist, it recently has been less responsive to my taps and is more sluggish than it used to be.

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