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The Top Three Task Management Apps for iPhone

If you are in the market for a new way of organizing your tasks look no more.  Below are three videos for three very different ways of organizing your tasks or next actions.

Orchestra

Pros

  • Web and iPhone app
  • Speak-to-text feature for entering new tasks
  • Ability to set reminders and recurring tasks (daily, weekly, monthly and yearly)
  • Ability to add tasks by email
  • Ability to assign people tasks and chat within the app

Teux Deux

Pros

  • Web and iPhone app
  • Great design
  • Simplicity
  • Weekly layout for easy daily and weekly planning
  • Ability to save tasks in a “Someday” category

Workflowy

Pros

  • Web and mobile web app
  • Ability to share lists with others
  • Easy exporting to plain text
  • Unique design for bullet-point lovers
  • Lot’s of keyboard shortcuts
  • Ability to manage lots of lists
  • Great search feature
  • Ability to create tags to organize lists

The Verdict

The app I would suggest depends on your personal quirks and goals for task management.  For personal tasks I use Orchestra because it has a great iPhone app (which is the main way I manage, I rarely use laptop) and I think the voice-to-text feature is super slick.  The only thing that is missing is tweaking it to manage projects better (for project management at work I’m currently using Asana)

Are you using one of these apps, or something else to manage all the stuff on your plate

iPhone App Hack: Making Web Apps More Native

Workflowy is a super cool organization app that I found through this Convo Group post.  The video below will explain what it does better than I can.


If you have an iPhone you will be sad to learn that Workflowy doesn’t have a native app yet.  But, the web version does work really well on my phone.  The following will show you how to create a Workflowy icon that you can click on instead of bookmarking it in Safari.

If you are unfamiliar with native vs. web mobile applications check out this article.  It explains the pros and cons of developing both kinds of applications.  I personally learned a lot from it.

STEP 1: GO TO WORKFLOWY.COM AND SIGN UP

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STEP TWO: CREATE SOME LISTS (IF YOU WANT)

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STEP THREE: CLICK ON THE ARROW BUTTOM TO THE LEFT OF THE BOOKMARK BUTTON.  THEN CLICK “ADD TO HOME SCREEN”

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STEP FOUR: ADMIRE YOUR NEW WORKFLOWY ICON

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What’s cool is that this can be done to lots of different web apps.  I’ve since replaced iCal with Gcal and the mail app with Gmail.