To-do apps

Get your­self su­per-or­gan­ised

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We all like to get things done. But the trou­ble is that of­ten we’re just not or­gan­ised enough to jug­gle the mul­ti­tude of tasks we get bom­barded with at home and work. But half of the battle with or­gan­i­sa­tion is mak­ing a plan. So the good news is that there are some ex­cel­lent Mac apps in which to place your trust and man­age your tasks with. As you’d ex­pect, they come in all price bands and of­fer dif­fer­ent lev­els of ser­vice, so what bet­ter fod­der could there be for one of our big app round ups?

All the apps are avail­able on the Mac App Store, though we strongly rec­om­mend you visit the web­sites of the apps’ de­vel­op­ers first, cer­tainly be­fore you take the plunge to buy. That’s be­cause all of the paid apps of­fer free tri­als. You don’t want to get into spend­ing £30 on an app you may de­cide you don’t like to use. Usu­ally th­ese tri­als are a cou­ple of weeks, too, so you should have enough time to de­cide if it’s for you in the longer term.

As you’ll see on the right, all of the apps have mo­bile equiv­a­lents, but some of­fer dif­fer­ent ver­sions for iPad as well as other plat­forms. Af­ter all, while we might pre­fer to use OS X and iOS, our jobs and other pas­times some­times re­quire us to use non-Ap­ple de­vices (we know you don’t want to). In all se­ri­ous­ness, it’s def­i­nitely a bonus if you’re able to ac­cess your to-do list through any web browser or even on a de­vice such as an Ama­zon Kin­dle.

For some of the free apps there are pre­mium ver­sions avail­able. We’d rec­om­mend you try the free ver­sion for a lit­tle while at least. Why? Be­cause you might just find that the free ac­count is more than enough for what you need it for – while pre­mium fea­tures sound good, they of­ten don’t add any­thing to the main day-to-day fea­tures.

Be­fore you go any fur­ther, do check out the ta­ble to the right. It will give you a good over­view of which apps cost the most, which will pro­vide you with an equiv­a­lent app for your iPhone and so on. Any­way, let’s get some things done! Dan Grab­ham

Of­ten we’re just not or­gan­ised enough to jug­gle the mul­ti­tude of tasks at home and work

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